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October 09, 2019, 10:06:34 PM
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Theseahunter

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« Reply #2415 on: October 09, 2019, 10:06:34 PM »
Hi Guys and Gals, My name is Bill and I stumbled across this site because I have been an Aquasport Nut since I was about 10 and saw my first 22-2. That was 1971. I have owned 17 Aquasports and currently have a 1975 17.0 with a 1975 Evinrude 140, A 1974 19-6 with a 1984 235 Johnson on it and a 1972 240 Seahunter with a 250 Yamaha on it. I have had the 19-6 for 24 years now. What a great site and I am glad that Rick let me join. I will post pics soon and would love to pick some of your brains!

October 10, 2019, 06:08:32 AM
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« Reply #2416 on: October 10, 2019, 06:08:32 AM »
Hello folks, I'm new to the site since I recently a aquired a 225 Osprey that has been stored and wrapped for the last two years. I took a calculated risk and bought it as is without even being able to get inside, could only check the outside. My last boat 20+ years ago was a 23' Dusky CC with a cuddly up front, bought that boat after a sinking and totally rebuilt from hull up, so have some experience.
I've since had it brought home for the winter and have added a pass through door in the shrink wrap to get inside. Very pleased once I got in, very solid floors all around. Got the fish box cover to fix but no big deal.
Want to get going but have to be patient until spring comes around. Current task is to get the fuel drained, took it out of water/filter separator and no water in sight. Now going to pull sending unit on poly tank, of course it's totally rotted but the info on this site will help. Hope to contribute as I get more into the task at hand. Thanks for the future help.

October 10, 2019, 11:06:02 AM
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« Reply #2417 on: October 10, 2019, 11:06:02 AM »
Welcome aboard to both Bill and Scooter.  :salut: :salut:
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October 10, 2019, 11:16:08 AM
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« Reply #2418 on: October 10, 2019, 11:16:08 AM »
Hi I am also new to the site. I got my first Aquasport last year. It was a 170. Sold that because it was to small for the family. Just acquired a 1970 19-1 with twin Johnson 50’s. Soft floor so the rebuild begins. I’m learning a lot from the site and soon. Will be asking questions. Thanks

October 10, 2019, 11:27:59 AM
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« Reply #2419 on: October 10, 2019, 11:27:59 AM »
New boat

October 10, 2019, 05:21:33 PM
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« Reply #2420 on: October 10, 2019, 05:21:33 PM »
 :welcome01: VV, Scooter and Bill.  Bill that's a lot of Aquasports. It's in your blood  :thumleft:

VV, when you post pics it's better to use the approach here http://classicaquasport.com/smf/index.php?topic=12725.0  - don't attach them, this is better for viewing.
Spend a few minutes to absorb the instructions. It's really easy, there is no size limit and you store them in your free gallery on this site.
Rick
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1992 230 Explorer with 250 Yamaha

October 10, 2019, 10:14:36 PM
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« Reply #2421 on: October 10, 2019, 10:14:36 PM »
I'll make my splash in the Aquasport community with a new to me boat.

For years we used a friend's 70s vintage Aquasport 19-6 on a lake and it was the odd duck on the lake.  Everyone else had the typical lake boat with the foo-foo interior and I/O power and here we were with a center console with a 150 outboard that would pull skiers better and we had plenty of room for all the gear in the bow area.  I thought it was more functional and better purposed. 

Fast forward 30 years....  I've thought of that boat many times and always wanted one in my fleet, but could never justify the expense of buying one for that (maybe) 1 or 2 weekends of use.  Well, this summer I was on FaceBook Classifieds and saw a 1970 Aquasport for FREE with a trailer in decent condition.  Knowing the seller would have lots of people looking to take it off his hands, I reached out to him and said I could come right away and I'd even give him $50.... 

So now the boat is at another property waiting to be restored.  I'm not new to the restoration rodeo and have restored numerous Whalers and Makos over the years and know exactly what I want this Aquasport to be and will draw on the woodwork of my most recent project. 



So, here are pics of the Aquasport and thank you to the Admins when I joined the sight that said I may have a 19-1, not a 19-6.






The previous owner removed the transom skin, so the core is now able to be removed.  The floor is soft, so that must be replaced and then glass work, awlgrip, and all the other things with a rebuild.  I've already located and purchased a Yamaha 150VMax since it was the only 20" motor I could find for sale over the summer and that need a little love as well since the top 2 cylinders leaned out and are no good. 

So, my plan of attack is to pull everything out of the boat that I can (console, hatches, etc) and work on those over the winter along with rebuilding the Yami outboard.  In the spring, I'll recore the transom and then cut the deck out and replace that.  So far that the plan.

This boat will be a fun project and fight for my time along with the other boats I own:

32 Nordic Tug w/ 210 Cummins
21 Mako w/ 250 Etec
15 Whaler w/ 70 Yami
10 AB RIB w/ 15 Yami

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October 11, 2019, 07:15:03 AM
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« Reply #2422 on: October 11, 2019, 07:15:03 AM »
Welcome aboard dtmackey. The 191 is a unique hull and that hull appears to be in decent shape.
Rick
1971 "170" with 115 Johnson (Rebuilding it now)

1992 230 Explorer with 250 Yamaha

October 12, 2019, 07:53:01 AM
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« Reply #2423 on: October 12, 2019, 07:53:01 AM »
Good morning - new member - first post here.
We bought a 1997 215 DC the other week.  Question about the throttle control (concealed box) which is for the Original 150 Johnson Oceanrunner: there appears to be a throttle only pull out knob or push in button but it doesn't budge in either direction if I wanted to give it some gas in neutral like all other boats I've been on.  Is this normal and part of the Quick Start feature I'm learning about or is it seized or otherwise broken?  She starts up well without manually advancing the throttle, so far...  I have some other small problems that I am starting to work out and hope to have her up and running in the salt water again soon.
Thanks!
1997 Aquasport 215 DC

October 13, 2019, 08:19:24 AM
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« Reply #2424 on: October 13, 2019, 08:19:24 AM »
Welcome aboard to our new members VV, DT,and Gb.  :salut: :salut: :salut:

Gb, post a pic of the control box so we get a better idea of what you have and don't forget the boat also. :great02:

EZ way to post pics: https://classicaquasport.com/smf/index.php?topic=12725.0
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October 13, 2019, 03:56:19 PM
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« Reply #2425 on: October 13, 2019, 03:56:19 PM »
Welcome gbski!!
Rick
1971 "170" with 115 Johnson (Rebuilding it now)

1992 230 Explorer with 250 Yamaha

October 14, 2019, 09:52:23 PM
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« Reply #2426 on: October 14, 2019, 09:52:23 PM »

The Control box
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October 14, 2019, 10:32:44 PM
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« Reply #2427 on: October 14, 2019, 10:32:44 PM »
Hello all,

I just purchased a 1997 Aquasport Explorer 215 powered by a 1999 Johnson 200 Ocean Pro (not thrilled about motor but it was a good deal). This is my second boat coming from a 2000 Wellcraft Fisherman 210, a great boat powered by a Mercury 150 EFI. Wanted something a little bigger with a cuddy, and this boat fits my needs perfectly. I was surprised at the size of the cabin, it's not huge but it will do just fine for me. After going through the boat, I need to address the following:

1. Damage to a chine on the hull from a log hit. The damage isn't horrible but this will be my first fiberglass repair. I try to do all repairs myself and am fairly handy, but this is scary because it is below the waterline. I will be consulting with the glass section of this forum for help.

2. While scoping out wiring behind the dash for previous stereo wiring, I found all of my switches on the control panel to be severely corroded. I touched one, which caused the spade portion of the connector to fall right off. I ordered a set of toggles and will be replacing all of them and sealing it up properly.

3. As mentioned, the boat has no stereo anymore. There are four speakers, two in the cabin and two near the rear storage bins. The one in the deck area are totally rotted out including the screws, and therefore will likely need to be drilled out. Not a big deal, this is the easy part of my project.

4. Several small places where the gelcoat is chipped off exposing the glass. I had a similar issue on my Wellcraft and did a pretty good job doing a gelcoat patch and wet sanding it, so this is shouldn't be too bad.


I am looking forward to the wealth of knowledge available here, as I will certainly run into more issues and have many questions.


Chris

October 15, 2019, 05:57:25 AM
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« Reply #2428 on: October 15, 2019, 05:57:25 AM »
Welcome aboard Chris!
Rick
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1992 230 Explorer with 250 Yamaha

October 15, 2019, 07:26:18 AM
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« Reply #2429 on: October 15, 2019, 07:26:18 AM »
Welcome aboard Chris. :salut:

You'll be somewhat familiar with the 215 EX as it is a Wellcraft 210 Coastal model just rebadged with Aqua decals.



While one doesn't normally equate a WAC with performance, this model hull is damn quick with a 200HP+ motor.

Good luck. :thumright:
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