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    The 2072

    So....I bought a boat. 300 bucks with trailer. Clean titles. Trailer lights are done for. Engine won't turn.

    And its an L drive.



    OK.

    Starter is toast.



    Replaced that. Still no turny engine.

    And it makes funny noises when turned with a breaker bar.

    Ruh roh

    Seems to be the lower end. Engine seems OK.

    Well let's take the lower off. It's only a few bolts.

    Except.....it won't come off.

    So....let's take off the lower gimbal/steering housing.

    Ho.

    Lee

    Crap

    Had to get creative



    I eventually won.

    And found the problem.

    The driveshaft ujoints are toast, so is the support bearing.



    Got a replacement, got joints in it , new bearing, got a seal that was really close, etc.

    Then noticed the lower had a hole worn in the nose.

    So got another stub shaft lower, from a 90 horse.

    May have to change the prop. Oh well.

    Replaced seals, water pump, etc.

    in the mean time I got the engine mostly running.



    Then stuck it all back together



    Currently, I need the exhaust bellows hose, a trim motor if I can't salvage the old one, then mostly odds n ends, blower, hoses and such. Maybe some upholstery.
    Last edited by Jim_Gandee; 04-03-2018, 10:44 AM.
    Can't afford a nice boat. Gotta make a cheap one nice enough.

    #2
    Love your attitude, welcome to the BOC!:cheer: BTW, the trailer alone is worth 300 bucks...
    Jeff & Tara (And Ginger too)
    Lake Havasu City, AZ
    |
    Current: 2008 Playcraft 2400 MCM 350 Mag B3
    2000 Bayliner 3388 Cummins 4bta 250s (SOLD 2020)
    2000 Bayliner 2858 MCM 7.4 MPI B3 (SOLD 2018)
    2007 Bayliner 305 MCM twin 350 Mag B3s (SOLD 2012)
    2008 Bayliner 289 MCM 350 Mag Sea Core B3 (SOLD 2009)
    And 12 others...
    In memory of Shadow, the best boat dog ever. Rest in peace, girl. 7-2-10

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      #3
      I cleaned up the brushes and commutator, greased the front and rear bushings, and reinstalled the trim pump assy.

      Put some p.s. fluid in it, and damn if it didn't work. Ran it up and down a few times..... Seems fine.

      The brushes didn't have a lot of wear. Neither did the comm. I'm really questioning how much this boat was actually run.
      Can't afford a nice boat. Gotta make a cheap one nice enough.

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        #4
        Getting ready to pull this out of the driveway, and get it cleaned up.

        Maybe get a coat of wax on it.

        Exhaust bellows hose, and a blower and vent hose.....should be water ready. Charging system seems to work. Runs like a champ near as I can tell.

        Oh....and some trailer lights
        Can't afford a nice boat. Gotta make a cheap one nice enough.

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          #5
          I'm ordering the bellows today. Either from dealer or eBay. Probably get the fan too.

          Anyone know if the fan is supposed to be a push or pull?

          I'm guessing push. Purely guessing.
          Can't afford a nice boat. Gotta make a cheap one nice enough.

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            #6
            Shipping got messed up. Friday turned into Monday. Its so close I can taste it.
            Can't afford a nice boat. Gotta make a cheap one nice enough.

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              #7
              One more L drive becoming alive!

              Looks good.
              Joon, Kathy, Jaden & Tristan
              Uniflite 42 AC, DD 671N
              93 3058 sold
              92 2855 (day boat)
              91 Fourwinns 205 (lake boat)
              Longbranch WA
              Life is Good

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                #8
                Well....the last (?) Of the parts are in.

                Ready to go try my hand at being a boater.


                Can't afford a nice boat. Gotta make a cheap one nice enough.

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                  #9
                  Brave soul to take on this L drive project :cheer:

                  Good luck on your launch bro.
                  Joon, Kathy, Jaden & Tristan
                  Uniflite 42 AC, DD 671N
                  93 3058 sold
                  92 2855 (day boat)
                  91 Fourwinns 205 (lake boat)
                  Longbranch WA
                  Life is Good

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                    #10
                    "Ruffryder" post=812425 wrote:
                    Brave soul to take on this L drive project :cheer:

                    Good luck on your launch bro.
                    Ignorance is bliss?

                    Would be easier if all the parts were still available though. Notably the one lower seal in the mid unit.
                    Can't afford a nice boat. Gotta make a cheap one nice enough.

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                      #11
                      So I am actually persevering with this. I'm hoping to have the engine back together next weekend, and the boat possibly back in the water the weekend after.
                      Can't afford a nice boat. Gotta make a cheap one nice enough.

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                        #12
                        News?
                        88 Capri 2150 305 OMC
                        91 and 93 Yamaha Waverunner III 650
                        Cincinnati, OH

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                          #13
                          If you're up for the work. Free is usually a pretty good price.. Looks to be in pretty good shape!

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                            #14
                            You mentioned the exhaust bellows, but not the drive shaft bellows. I'd have to think that there was a failure there to allow that much corrosion around the drive shaft.
                            Isn't boating fun!!
                            Bob Hawes.
                            Kelowna, B.C.
                            1998 Trophy 2052 WA
                            4.3 Vortec, A1 G2

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