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    Bought A 1988 Hard Top. Any Advice-gctid390308

    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.............

    #2
    Any fuel consumption info you can give would great or ideas on making it more effeciant as well..............

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      #3
      What kind of shape is she in
      Be good, be happy, for tomorrow is promised to no man !

      1994 2452, 5.0l, Alpha gen. 2 drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

      '86 / 19' Citation cuddy, Merc. 3.0L / 140 hp 86' , stringer drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

      Manalapan N.J

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        #4
        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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          #5
          4 / 5 gallons a hour
          Be good, be happy, for tomorrow is promised to no man !

          1994 2452, 5.0l, Alpha gen. 2 drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

          '86 / 19' Citation cuddy, Merc. 3.0L / 140 hp 86' , stringer drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

          Manalapan N.J

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            #6
            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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              #7
              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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                #8
                http://www.hastings.org/%7Estuart/cobra/kw-shift.html
                Be good, be happy, for tomorrow is promised to no man !

                1994 2452, 5.0l, Alpha gen. 2 drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

                '86 / 19' Citation cuddy, Merc. 3.0L / 140 hp 86' , stringer drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

                Manalapan N.J

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                  #9
                  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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                    #10
                    Congrats on your new to you boat.

                    Lets see the pics!!

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