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Bought A 1988 Hard Top. Any Advice 10 Jun 2012 16:32 #1

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Not new to boats or boating issues... I just bought a 1988 Trophy Hard Top 3.0 OMC. Just wondering if there are any typical issues I need to be looking out for. And any good suggestions for this vessel. Going to be a great project to bring her back to life.......

Name of Vessel is " KNOT A DIAMOND "

Thats what my gf called it when she asked how much I paid for it. I suposse she had other ideas for that amount of money.... LOL

Any Advise would be greatly appeciated.....

Thanks.............

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Bought A 1988 Hard Top. Any Advice 10 Jun 2012 16:34 #2

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Any fuel consumption info you can give would great or ideas on making it more effeciant as well..............

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Bought A 1988 Hard Top. Any Advice 10 Jun 2012 16:51 #3

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What kind of shape is she in

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Be good, be happy, for tomorrow is promised to no man !

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Bought A 1988 Hard Top. Any Advice 10 Jun 2012 17:05 #4

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Cosmetically she is pretty much in need of repair. The motor starts and seems to run fine. 806 original hours I was told. Hull is very sound. Will make a great fishing boat when I am done... Just dont know any thing about OMC I/O's , motors... what not. I bought this boat basically for the hard top and the 4 cylinder. Coming out of a 36' cruiser with twin 350's. I'm pretty much ready for some fuel economy. Basically just want any easier boat to handle and fish out of......

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Bought A 1988 Hard Top. Any Advice 10 Jun 2012 17:28 #5

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4 / 5 gallons a hour

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Bought A 1988 Hard Top. Any Advice 10 Jun 2012 18:04 #6

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Main thing with an OMC Cobra is to just make sure that the shift cable is adjusted correctly so that it doesn't eat the gears.

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Bought A 1988 Hard Top. Any Advice 10 Jun 2012 22:11 #7

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Two bits of advice.

1) Get the OMC to Alpha conversion and put a Merc outdrive on.

2) Get a new GF.

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Bought A 1988 Hard Top. Any Advice 11 Jun 2012 00:39 #8

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Bought A 1988 Hard Top. Any Advice 13 Jun 2012 02:35 #9

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Thanks for the input..... Definatly be looking into the shift situation... Well if I could make pancakes better than her I might concider it...........

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Bought A 1988 Hard Top. Any Advice 13 Jun 2012 04:28 #10

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Congrats on your new to you boat.

Lets see the pics!!

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