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1974 yukon delta houseboat

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    :^ i need help im getting ready to buy1974 houseboat i need all the advice and help i can get!!!! PLEASE tell me what i should look for ! it needs a little TLC plus steering cables 115 evinrude

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    Re: 1974 yukon delta houseboat

    do a compression check
    check lower unit fluid


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      Re: 1974 yukon delta houseboat

      Woody, you can get engine help here and boat repair and restoration over in the Boat Restoration forum.

      For the engine, go to the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) forum and look for a thread called "Awakening A Sleeping Outboard". Should help you with the engine part.

      Good luck and let us know how your doing or have any questions.
      When in doubt...use the manual

      Rayland, Ohio....Along the Muddy Banks of the Mighty Ohio River.


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        Re: 1974 yukon delta houseboat

        [colour=blue]What size boat? Is it currently slipped? Was is the structural construction material?

        and welcome to iboats!! o
        Watch this space......................


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          Re: 1974 yukon delta houseboat

          Originally posted by imported_woody View Post
          :^ i need help im getting ready to buy1974 houseboat i need all the advice and help i can get!!!! PLEASE tell me what i should look for ! it needs a little TLC plus steering cables 115 evinrude
          whatever happened, did you purchase and were you able to get er in the water?


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            Re: 1974 yukon delta houseboat

            Yukon Delta

            If you are interested I have the largest known collection of Yukon Delta sales brochures and instruction sheets. A lot of work went into restoring torn, missing sections, water destroyed and worn areas (3 to make one good brochure), with many hours of work until they are
            a nicely presented work. I have a refaced copy of the floor plan for the 31 3/4
            and 25 3/4 foot Yukon $4.00 each. They have the
            interior layout, a detailed depiction of layers and
            weights of fiberglass as well as upper deck thickness
            and what it was fabricated with. I have the
            refaced/restored copy of the brochure for the 1982
            Yukon...$12.00. This shows interior pictures,
            exterior pictures descriptions and offerings in the 25
            3/4 and 31 3/4 Yukons. Both the black and white floor
            plans and the color brochure show the flybridge.
            Other original brochure copies:
            Heater controls:
            Dometic L.P. gas & electric refrigerator instructions for use. $2.00
            " " " " " " installation instructions $1.00
            Thetford Electra Magic toilet; owners manual $3.00
            " " " " " " operating instructions $3.00
            Porta Potti operating instructions $2.00
            Wall Heater lighting and operating instructions $2.00
            Durable 25 foot Houseboat $6.00
            Mark II 25 3/4 foot cruiser $6.00
            25 foot brochure describing boat and uses, showing fold down walk around planks $4.00 (if you have the planks, you are lucky)
            Cruisable-Liveable-Affordable-Towable Yukon Delta brochure $4.00
            There are no shop manuals or wiring manuals available, only an 8 page........ paltry info sheet. But I do have an owners instruction book (40 Pages), that I have restored showing not only the Yukon Delta's wiring, but it has the best color coded wiring diagrahms/attachments to the gauges on the dash board and accessory wiring to horns, engine exhaust blower, lights...etc. and how they are placed.
            Yes, it says Volvo Penta Instruction book...but I've looked everywhere for wiring info, and this is it. I have it on a CD ...$6.00 gas and $6.00 for marine diesel.
            If you have a Volvo Penta from 1968 thru 1991, I have the Seloc Manual on CD that includes complete rebuilding, tuning, start up, maintenance and extensive parts diagrahms with pictures drawings and great troubleshooting..... $11.00.
            There were Yukons ranging in size from 23 feet to 38
            feet. I have 2 in my collection. 25 3/4 and 31
            3/4. No I did not make up the 3/4...it is on the
            black and white page.

            Greg Phillips
            P.O. Box 605
            Live Oak, Ca 95953

            Francis and Bud Mills owned the co. he died in 2002 and a relative wanted to restart the company, but nothing came of it.
            The last Yukon built, that I know of, was 1996.
            They ranged in size from 23 to 38 feet.
            Last edited by greatboats; July 11th, 2010, 07:08 AM.