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March 19, 2018, 08:44:02 PM
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Jpmay2010

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« Reply #2175 on: March 19, 2018, 08:44:02 PM »
Hi. My name is jp. I recently acquired an aqua sport, which I believed to be a 19-6, but come to find out it's not. It's a 191.
Thanks for the add and thanks to Rickk for getting me in the right direction.  Big dreams, small wallet. Great ful for the experience. Thanks

March 19, 2018, 08:50:30 PM
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chataqua

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« Reply #2176 on: March 19, 2018, 08:50:30 PM »
Hello!

Proud new owners of a 1978 170.   My wife and I found what we think is a great deal from Craigslist in Norfolk, Va.   I grew up on a 13' foot Whaler, and have done a fair amount of sailing.    My dream growing up was always to have something in the 17' foot range to tool around Hampton Roads.   Driving it  out for a test before we bought was thrilling and a dream come true.   What I didn't know when we got it was the rave reviews of  these boats.   And it's amazing to find a thriving community dedicated to them.  Am happy to join up and be part.   

Will Cline

March 20, 2018, 05:35:13 AM
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RickK

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« Reply #2177 on: March 20, 2018, 05:35:13 AM »
Welcome aboard  JP and Will  :welcome01:

JP, look at the bottom of your transom and you will see what makes your boat unique - you'll see the strakes that extend all the way back  and the rounded bottom.

Will, you're in good company here among all the 170/175 owners. Plenty of help when you need it.
Rick
1971 "170" with 115 Johnson (Rebuilding it now)

1992 230 Explorer with 250 Yamaha

March 20, 2018, 09:32:26 PM
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« Reply #2178 on: March 20, 2018, 09:32:26 PM »
I saw this introduction forum.  My name is Tom.  I have a 1980 196 Family Fisherman.  My father bought is new and I have been the caretaker since new.  It is now mine, but has been out of service for the past 10ish years.  About 8 years ago I bought a used 186 Sea Hunt Triton cc with a 115 yamaha instead of repowering the 196 FF.  Now I am interested in refinishing the 196.  I needs at least some transom work before the repower.  Big question is what to repower it with.  As many others have stated on the site, there is a concern with the weight on the rear end.  Currently have an Evinrude 150 and stepping towards the rear brings in water to the deck.  Thinking of repowering with either a new evinrude 115HO or a suzuki 140.
Those are some of the issues I bring to the site along with my love of the Aquasport.  I can't find another boat that I like with the fishability, room, and storage of my 196FF!!!
Thanks to all that have gone before and shared the acquired expertise.  I hope to get this project going in the next year or two.  (retirement project!)

Tom

March 21, 2018, 08:36:54 AM
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« Reply #2179 on: March 21, 2018, 08:36:54 AM »
Welcome aboard to new members  Andy, JP, Will and Tom. :salut: :salut: :salut: :salut:
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March 21, 2018, 07:40:17 PM
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RickK

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« Reply #2180 on: March 21, 2018, 07:40:17 PM »
Welcome Tom!!
I don't think you'd be happy with the performance of a 196 with anything less than a 150hp.  The new Etecs are light and powerful. The Merc Optis are similar.
Rick
1971 "170" with 115 Johnson (Rebuilding it now)

1992 230 Explorer with 250 Yamaha

March 24, 2018, 08:27:00 PM
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« Reply #2181 on: March 24, 2018, 08:27:00 PM »
Hi all! Michelle here, Will's wife and mechanic with the '78 170. I'm sure I'll be asking plenty of questions!

March 25, 2018, 05:39:23 PM
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« Reply #2182 on: March 25, 2018, 05:39:23 PM »
Welcome aboard Michelle!!  So you're the mechanic in the team?  We can always use another motorhead around here to help everyone.
Rick
1971 "170" with 115 Johnson (Rebuilding it now)

1992 230 Explorer with 250 Yamaha

March 25, 2018, 09:21:42 PM
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NekoMich

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« Reply #2183 on: March 25, 2018, 09:21:42 PM »
Well, the mechanically inclined, not a true motorhead per say. Just lots of tools and basic understanding of how most things work!

March 27, 2018, 08:32:28 AM
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« Reply #2184 on: March 27, 2018, 08:32:28 AM »
Welcome aboard Michelle.  :salut:
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"Reef or Madness IV"

April 09, 2018, 07:50:54 PM
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« Reply #2185 on: April 09, 2018, 07:50:54 PM »
My name is Chris, Im from south Florida. Found this site looking for ideas during my transom rebuilding process ...93 210 osprey center console 94 evinrude ocean pro. currently closing in the transom and mounting a bracket
93 210 osprey center console 94 200 ocean pro

April 10, 2018, 05:09:46 AM
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« Reply #2186 on: April 10, 2018, 05:09:46 AM »
 :welcome01: Chris. You can find plenty of examples of that kind of rebuild.
Rick
1971 "170" with 115 Johnson (Rebuilding it now)

1992 230 Explorer with 250 Yamaha

April 10, 2018, 09:09:29 AM
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« Reply #2187 on: April 10, 2018, 09:09:29 AM »
Welcome aboard Chris. :salut:
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2018 Yamaha 150 4 Stroke
"Reef or Madness IV"

April 12, 2018, 10:21:57 PM
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« Reply #2188 on: April 12, 2018, 10:21:57 PM »
Thanks guys :salut2:
93 210 osprey center console 94 200 ocean pro

April 13, 2018, 04:15:19 PM
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« Reply #2189 on: April 13, 2018, 04:15:19 PM »
New member with many questions.
I have a deal pending on. A 2004 osprey 215 with a matching 225 Yamaha 4 stroke.
The boat is in mint shape but I do have a question about a water stain 3/4 the way up the bilge pump. The PO states it was there when he bought the boat 2 summers ago and that he kept it on a trailer other than a week or two during vacation.
Do these boats trap water between the stringers or up at the bow until they are on a trailer?
I also became very concerned after I made the deal when I googled that motor. Seems like every page that came up dealt with corrosion in the exchaust on this motor during that time period. We only use our boats half the year up here so it only has 250 hours and looks very clean. Anybody run into this problem with theirs?
Looking forward to reading through the post to find tips on how to maintain and improve our new love.

Hopefully this goes to my own introduction and not a response to the guys I clicked on? I could not find a post new topic button?
Kevin
Ontario, Canada
Lake St. Clair, Detroit River, &  Lake Erie
2004 osprey 215
225 Yamaha