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  • New Slickcraft Owner

    Greetings Slickcrafters!

    I just bought a 1972 Slickcraft SS-194 from the original owner in Junction City, KS. He bought it new at the factory. Boat has been garage kept since new, never seen salt water. Has the 165 Mercruiser inline 6 with 800 hrs. Original aluminum tandem trailer.

    Transom soft in one area, so I will pull the engine and repair. Stringers solid as a rock. Engine and drive are in great shape, but drive will get refurbed, and engine will get fuel pump, carb rebuild, etc.

    I am from Grand Rapids, near Slickcraft land (Holland, MI) and have always admired these boats. Very happy to have found a nice one!

    Looking forward to it!
    Last edited by billinkansas; October 23rd, 2011, 05:52 PM. Reason: kant spel
    BinK

    1972 Slickcraft SS-194 w/ Merc 165hp

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    Bought new EZ Loader closeout aluminum trailer, outdrive heading to All American Drive Service in Coldwater, MI for refurb. New Coosa Board transom going in this Spring.
    BinK

    1972 Slickcraft SS-194 w/ Merc 165hp

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      Re: New Slickcraft Owner

      Hi BinK:

      That boat is about as good as it gets, eh? Good looking boat and with the 165 it will fly. The stringers are more than likely either teak or mahogany from that era so its more than likely they're fine. Research some of the rebuild areas on this forum for the transom and pick the one you like the best. Good luck:

      kilowatts
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtyCxO3iCEI

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        Re: New Slickcraft Owner

        Thanks KWatts. I think she'll be a keeper. Just sent the drive to All American Drive Service in Michigan for rehab. OEM carb kit and new fuel pump going in soon.
        BinK

        1972 Slickcraft SS-194 w/ Merc 165hp

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          Re: New Slickcraft Owner

          FINALLY have a chance to work on the transom. The top half is solid as new, so I will do a 7" wide lap joint to join new with the old. All routed and cleaned up waiting for 2 layers of Coosa composite board. A tough prep job to be sure, but I am confident that she's worth it.
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          BinK

          1972 Slickcraft SS-194 w/ Merc 165hp

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          • #6
            Hi BinK. Just wondering if you had anymore recent pics of the slickcraft. I put a lot of hours on that boat as you bought it from my dad. I always thought about fixing it up like you but I never had the time and had newer boats. Anyways I would love to see the progress you have made.

            ksubuzz

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              Originally posted by ksubuzz View Post
              Hi BinK. Just wondering if you had anymore recent pics of the slickcraft. I put a lot of hours on that boat as you bought it from my dad. I always thought about fixing it up like you but I never had the time and had newer boats. Anyways I would love to see the progress you have made.

              ksubuzz
              He has not visited in a year, so I doubt you will be getting any new pics.

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