Help identifying my boat. 1975 Princecraft

Legropabon

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I am trying to identify the model of my 1975 Princecraft. It is a 20 ft Fibreglass boat with a 5 L 188 hp Mercruiser.
The HIN # ZCB07104M75E
Looking for a manual for this boat.
Shout out anything that may help!
 

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Legropabon

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Could some one out there help me get off the ground with my Mercruiser Knowledge....
The Boat itself is a 20ft 1975 Princecraft with an 8 Cylinder Mercruiser Stern Drive Engine.
188 hp possibly a 302 Ford or a 305 GM product.
Now that's assuming all the information I have provided is correct or in the right direction could somebody help. I'm a newcomer and absolutely need help to get my project off the ground.
Thx Again to the boating community for there most valuable help and there extensive knowledge base.
 

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Ford distributor in front. Chevy in back. 888 and 898 signify which it is but I can’t remember which way. 898 is Chevy I think. But in 40+ years you may have had a swap.

You will need an OEM mercruiser manual and that’s all you will need/find.. you may find structural issues with the boat… looks pretty big and probably stable
 

Legropabon

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Thx for the response!
The Distributor is in the Front of the engine so therefore it's a 302 Ford u say?
I am waiting for several manuals bought on eBay lol to arrive!
 

Legropabon

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All right I located and acquired the Manuals for both the Mercruiser and the Mercury 9.8hp Kicker.

I was wondering if I can install electric start on the Kicker? I would like to operate it with controls if possible?
Can someone help?
 

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All right I located and acquired the Manuals for both the Mercruiser and the Mercury 9.8hp Kicker.

I was wondering if I can install electric start on the Kicker? I would like to operate it with controls if possible?
Can someone help?
unless you get lucky and find an old 7.5 or 9.8 with electric start (sometimes used on pontoons), to get the parts, it may be tough. some are NLA
 
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