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    I've made a couple mentions recently of a free wellcraft center console I knew of.... Well thursday I'm going to pick it up..... we'll see what it turns out to be.... should be a fun little thread to figure out if it's a dream or a nightmare.

    the only pics I've seen of it are 5 years old...... more info to come
    Kevin

    Originally posted by Tinnie
    But, where are the reevets?
    1981 Wellcraft V-20 CC Fisherman (FREE BOAT)
    1989 Wellcraft Monte Carlo 28(Build thread here)
    1992 Hotsports Jet'n'Cat Yam 701 WR3 drivetrain "SS George Washington"
    90's Yamaha WRIII and a pair of 95 Kawasaki ZXI-900's
    Fresh clean cheap oil is better then old dirty expensive oil any day
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    Re: FREE BOAT! :screams in terror:

    Cool!
    Keep us posted!

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    • #3
      Re: FREE BOAT! :screams in terror:

      move this one to the dry dock
      Zak

      Boat
      Manatee Mystery boat Paint job soon to be in progress
      Engine
      '71 Chrysler 70 HP Repower coming soon
      Tow Truck
      '03 4Runner limited V8

      Originally posted by JimS123

      Over-engineering only means that there may be a simplier way to do it. Not that the outome has fallen short of the objective!

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      • #4
        Re: FREE BOAT! :screams in terror:

        Originally posted by zopperman View Post
        move this one to the dry dock
        Might be right to the ramp - after the basics are taken care of. Good luck Smoke!
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        • #5
          Re: FREE BOAT! :screams in terror:

          Originally posted by GA_Boater View Post
          Might be right to the ramp - after the basics are taken care of. Good luck Smoke!
          I'm hoping for you!!
          Zak

          Boat
          Manatee Mystery boat Paint job soon to be in progress
          Engine
          '71 Chrysler 70 HP Repower coming soon
          Tow Truck
          '03 4Runner limited V8

          Originally posted by JimS123

          Over-engineering only means that there may be a simplier way to do it. Not that the outome has fallen short of the objective!

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          • #6
            Re: FREE BOAT! :screams in terror:

            I gots me fingers CROSSED
            Kevin

            Originally posted by Tinnie
            But, where are the reevets?
            1981 Wellcraft V-20 CC Fisherman (FREE BOAT)
            1989 Wellcraft Monte Carlo 28(Build thread here)
            1992 Hotsports Jet'n'Cat Yam 701 WR3 drivetrain "SS George Washington"
            90's Yamaha WRIII and a pair of 95 Kawasaki ZXI-900's
            Fresh clean cheap oil is better then old dirty expensive oil any day
            sigpic

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            • #7
              Re: FREE BOAT! :screams in terror:

              you never know.... my hull was a freebie and all it needed was a deck.. and an interior but the transom and stringers were solid.
              Zak

              Boat
              Manatee Mystery boat Paint job soon to be in progress
              Engine
              '71 Chrysler 70 HP Repower coming soon
              Tow Truck
              '03 4Runner limited V8

              Originally posted by JimS123

              Over-engineering only means that there may be a simplier way to do it. Not that the outome has fallen short of the objective!

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              • #8
                Re: FREE BOAT! :screams in terror:

                Not much better than a free car, truck or boat...
                Hope its a winner......

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                • #9
                  Re: FREE BOAT! :screams in terror:

                  it's a wellcraft, and an old one, so that is a positive. Maybe you will get lucky and it will be a salt water boat. All I hear around here is rot rot rot which in all my boating years is a seldom if ever an issue for us salties. granted our wiring may be shot and bolts frozen, but our hulls are pickled!
                  A man of constant boat tinkering.

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                  • #10
                    Re: FREE BOAT! :screams in terror:

                    Originally posted by Home Cookin' View Post
                    it's a wellcraft, and an old one, so that is a positive. Maybe you will get lucky and it will be a salt water boat. All I hear around here is rot rot rot which in all my boating years is a seldom if ever an issue for us salties. granted our wiring may be shot and bolts frozen, but our hulls are pickled!
                    could have fooled me. most boats that sit in my area end up with leaves clogging the transom drain and THEN they fill with water and sit. and sit. and sit. and rot.

                    so then you have rot, frozen bolts, bad wiring oh my!

                    lol

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                    • #11
                      Re: FREE BOAT! :screams in terror:

                      Originally posted by Home Cookin' View Post
                      it's a wellcraft, and an old one, so that is a positive. Maybe you will get lucky and it will be a salt water boat. All I hear around here is rot rot rot which in all my boating years is a seldom if ever an issue for us salties. granted our wiring may be shot and bolts frozen, but our hulls are pickled!
                      So, if your transom and stringers are water-logged with salt water they will not rot?
                      SDSeville
                      1998 Maxum 2700 SCR
                      2001 Sea Ray 180
                      1986 19' Sea Ray Seville BR (restored 2011) -- SOLD 2016
                      https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=380371

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                      • #12
                        Re: FREE BOAT! :screams in terror:

                        Depends on how many reeevets it has LOL


                        salt kills the fungus that causes rot.
                        Kevin

                        Originally posted by Tinnie
                        But, where are the reevets?
                        1981 Wellcraft V-20 CC Fisherman (FREE BOAT)
                        1989 Wellcraft Monte Carlo 28(Build thread here)
                        1992 Hotsports Jet'n'Cat Yam 701 WR3 drivetrain "SS George Washington"
                        90's Yamaha WRIII and a pair of 95 Kawasaki ZXI-900's
                        Fresh clean cheap oil is better then old dirty expensive oil any day
                        sigpic

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                        • #13
                          Re: FREE BOAT! :screams in terror:

                          Originally posted by smokeonthewater View Post
                          Depends on how many reeevets it has LOL


                          salt kills the fungus that causes rot.
                          Interesting.... Thanks
                          SDSeville
                          1998 Maxum 2700 SCR
                          2001 Sea Ray 180
                          1986 19' Sea Ray Seville BR (restored 2011) -- SOLD 2016
                          https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=380371

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                          • #14
                            Re: FREE BOAT! :screams in terror:

                            Originally posted by stackz View Post
                            could have fooled me. most boats that sit in my area end up with leaves clogging the transom drain and THEN they fill with water and sit. and sit. and sit. and rot.

                            so then you have rot, frozen bolts, bad wiring oh my!

                            lol
                            true dat--they are victims of "sweet water" as it is known to wooden boat builders. A boat filled with rain water for years is dead meat. And we have our share of derelicts like that. There's a 25' cruiser that was knocked crooked on a lift about 6 years ago in a storm so it still sits, crooked and bow down, door open, so you know it's a swamp. But no problem from normal use.
                            A man of constant boat tinkering.

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                            • #15
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                              Re: FREE BOAT! :screams in terror:

                              I GOT IT!

                              Well I picked her up today.... P/O was great (also a member here and may check in) She definitely needs some love but is a REAL solid starting point... He moved her here from I think he said Maine where he had used her mostly in salt.... There is no wiring of any kind but that is no biggy for me. The boat is rated for 225 hp and I have a line on a 115 tower o power. P/O said she would do 52 mph on gps with a 200 so I figure even the 115 should get her up and running although she'd be a bit of a pig..... I DO have a fellow in mind that may trade me a 175 for the 115 so that's another thought...... OR how bout twin 115's ... now THAT could be fun.... 60 mph?

                              This is a BIG 20' boat... I'm very impressed with the layout and the hull.... With her wide hips, she will be a very dry ride.... soft too.

                              He nearly finished his project but had to bail on it.... She has all new guts... new stringers glassed (very nice work I might add) with epoxy and a new marine plywood floor glassed top and bottom with polyester resin.... She has had her topsides painted at some point and the paint isn't in good condition so a thorough sanding and a fancy shmancy interlux job is in her future. He threw in a couple batteries (may still be good?) and what looks to be a very nice bimini top. The console is in place and the cushions to the front seat are there.... the windshield was included and in good shape..... looks like there is some missing railing for the console but not sure how much yet. There is various hardware missing but I have a donor boat for lots of stuff

                              I'm pissed as heck tho at my self for giving away a real nice top mount throttle/shifter a few months back.... sure could use that now.... eh mebbe karma will provide.. (hint hint) ;D

                              I'll have more info and pics in the next few days but here are a couple teasers.
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                              Kevin

                              Originally posted by Tinnie
                              But, where are the reevets?
                              1981 Wellcraft V-20 CC Fisherman (FREE BOAT)
                              1989 Wellcraft Monte Carlo 28(Build thread here)
                              1992 Hotsports Jet'n'Cat Yam 701 WR3 drivetrain "SS George Washington"
                              90's Yamaha WRIII and a pair of 95 Kawasaki ZXI-900's
                              Fresh clean cheap oil is better then old dirty expensive oil any day
                              sigpic

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