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September 08, 2019, 09:14:00 AM
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TopherMichael

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« Reply #2400 on: September 08, 2019, 09:14:00 AM »
Hello from Southern Maine!

Today I am going to look at a 1999 Aquasport 175, which I have been watching on CL for about a month now. From the photos, the boat looks very well taken care of. From researching this forum, I believe I have the knowledge to ask the right questions and items to inspect. My concern is the price at $6.5k, which compared to similar size/age boats seems high.

Will report back after looking at the boat.

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Chris





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September 08, 2019, 08:14:23 PM
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« Reply #2401 on: September 08, 2019, 08:14:23 PM »
Welcome aboard Chris. The boat looks to be in great shape. Any knowledge on the motor? Maybe the package is worth the price.
Rick
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September 08, 2019, 09:07:14 PM
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TopherMichael

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« Reply #2402 on: September 08, 2019, 09:07:14 PM »
Original Johnson 90 motor and started right up. Measured the compression and the top left measured 80psi and the 3 other cylinders measured 89psi. The original owner used it for lobstering (hobby) and you can tell from the knicks/scratches. From what I understand the 2nd and current owner used the boat at a local lake. Going to start a thread for the purchase. Current owner upgraded the trailer to a 2005 Venture Trailer that could accommodate a 23' boat with hydraulics breaks activated by the tongue.
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September 08, 2019, 09:43:02 PM
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« Reply #2403 on: September 08, 2019, 09:43:02 PM »
Hey all,
New user checking in from Sarasota, FL not too far from the Aquasport factory. Recently purchased a 99 215 Explorer. Lots of plans for her, but currently stripping to prep for paint. Trying to modernize a bit. I'll probably start a thread eventually when I've made some progress.


September 09, 2019, 07:01:26 AM
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« Reply #2404 on: September 09, 2019, 07:01:26 AM »
Welcome aboard Chris and SW. :salut: :salut:
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September 22, 2019, 10:20:19 PM
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« Reply #2405 on: September 22, 2019, 10:20:19 PM »
Hello everyone. My name is John, and I live in Southern New Jersey. I bought a 1974 Aquasport 19-6 with a Johnson GT150 about 12 year ago, and never did anything with it. Than, last week I went out on a friends boat and realized what I've been missing. Now, I want to rehab/restore it so its sea worthy. The floor has soft spots, and the transom has large cracks in it. Ill be asking a lot of questions in the weeks and months ahead. I've posted some current pictures of the boat. Thank you. John.









September 23, 2019, 06:58:18 AM
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« Reply #2406 on: September 23, 2019, 06:58:18 AM »
Welcome aboard John.  :salut:

A good power wash will make her look like a whole new gal.

Good luck and start a thread of your progress in the 19-6 rebuild forum. :thumright:
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September 23, 2019, 01:44:00 PM
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« Reply #2407 on: September 23, 2019, 01:44:00 PM »
 :welcome01: John. X2 on the pressure washer.  The cracking on the top of the transom is from how they attached the "liner" that covers the inside of the transom. Un fortunately I'm thinking it allowed water to get into the transom core and it's probably toast.
When you're ready, we'll be here to help.
Rick
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1992 230 Explorer with 250 Yamaha

September 23, 2019, 01:51:22 PM
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« Reply #2408 on: September 23, 2019, 01:51:22 PM »
Some amazing rehabs I have seen posted here... best of luck.
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September 23, 2019, 05:13:56 PM
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« Reply #2409 on: September 23, 2019, 05:13:56 PM »
Hey new here to the site. Ive purchased a 1987 200 and im really going to need some advice on how to go about replacing my transome. Im thinking about going from the outside.... Any suggestions?

September 24, 2019, 06:28:08 AM
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« Reply #2410 on: September 24, 2019, 06:28:08 AM »
Welcome aboard Chris! Start a new thread in the Osprey rebuild forum and we'll help you through it.
Rick
1971 "170" with 115 Johnson (Rebuilding it now)

1992 230 Explorer with 250 Yamaha

September 24, 2019, 07:08:56 AM
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« Reply #2411 on: September 24, 2019, 07:08:56 AM »
Welcome aboard Chris. :salut:
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September 25, 2019, 05:10:29 PM
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« Reply #2412 on: September 25, 2019, 05:10:29 PM »
Hey everyone I recently purchased a 1987 Aquasport Osprey 170 and I am planning to do some restoration to it and have it back on the water . Hopefully with you guys help. If anyone has any diagrams , where to buy parts any tips on what to do and not to do on this boat I would much appreciate it . I think the boat is a great looking boat as it sits but it can be better . I plan on new paint job ,  rewiring and replace anything that is needed on it . Here is a picture for ur enjoyment. Thanks in advance .


September 26, 2019, 06:25:49 AM
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« Reply #2413 on: September 26, 2019, 06:25:49 AM »
Welcome aboard Nismo! If you plan on doing a lot of work to her, start a new thread in the 170 rebuilds forum and post up some pics so we can check out what you're wanting to do to her.
What power does it have on her now? The above pics kinda shows something back there...
Also, if the tower was not installed properly, with proper backing and poor sealant at attachment points, that will be a failure which could be catastrophic.  We see rotten floors under them a lot because the screws were not sealed well..
Rick
1971 "170" with 115 Johnson (Rebuilding it now)

1992 230 Explorer with 250 Yamaha

September 26, 2019, 06:56:47 AM
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« Reply #2414 on: September 26, 2019, 06:56:47 AM »
Welcome aboard Nismo. :salut:

I owned that model about 30 years ago. Like Rick stated, begin a new thread here with pics.
https://classicaquasport.com/smf/index.php?board=28.0

Good luck. :thumright:
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1991 210 Walkaround
2018 Yamaha 150 4 Stroke
"Reef or Madness IV"