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July 09, 2022, 08:59:20 PM
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Tampa Bay Mike

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Re: 1974 Aquasport 222 Rebuild Captain Joe
« Reply #210 on: July 09, 2022, 08:59:20 PM »
I would go with the 200 if you can. I went with a 140 on mine to save weight and it's been a great motor but there have been times where I've wanted a little more torque. (With two or three people it's perfect but I had 8 on board for the 4th and it was a little sluggish.) The 150 and 200 zukes weigh about the same and I haven't heard many people say they wish they had less power.

November 07, 2022, 08:04:45 PM
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Re: 1974 Aquasport 222 Rebuild Captain Joe
« Reply #211 on: November 07, 2022, 08:04:45 PM »
Believe it or not I’m still getting the boat ready for the water hahaha The boat got a custom leaning post seat and was in the process of getting a custom tower. My suzuki engine came in so I brought the boat over to the shop to get it all outfitted, then I’ll bring it back to get my tower.

Since I’m at this point my question is should I move forward with the porta bracket or should I go with an Armstrong bracket?

My concern is the leverage on the transom from the porta bracket. I feel the leverage would be distributed through the transom and hull better if I had the Armstrong. Hopefully someone has some insight on this concern.

More pictures to come in the near future!



November 08, 2022, 12:10:25 PM
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Re: 1974 Aquasport 222 Rebuild Captain Joe
« Reply #212 on: November 08, 2022, 12:10:25 PM »
Progress is progress is how I see it. Getting the shiny stuff is good motivation for me at least. I would personally think a porta bracket would serve you better with that hull. However, I can't remember how high your floor is. I assume you raised the stringers a few inches? How tall is it from the main deck to the top of the cap at the transom sides? I see you went with the DPI hatches. I am doing the same with my 81' 222 Refresh in the console and for the Bilge.
1974' 240 Center Console OB Model
1970’ Flatback 222 w/viewing windows :)
1981’ Osprey 22-2
1971’ Flatback 222 - SOLD
1972’ Seahunter 240 - SOLD

November 08, 2022, 07:42:57 PM
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Re: 1974 Aquasport 222 Rebuild Captain Joe
« Reply #213 on: November 08, 2022, 07:42:57 PM »
I raised the floor a good 2-3” if I remember correctly. The DPI hatches are nice and solid. I wish I decided to go that route before I tried to glass my own hatches lol


November 09, 2022, 07:57:22 AM
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Re: 1974 Aquasport 222 Rebuild Captain Joe
« Reply #214 on: November 09, 2022, 07:57:22 AM »
I think you will be fine as far as self bailing is concerned. I would think that you would be ok with either a porta bracket but I feel like I have seen most install knees that running taller than the tops of the stringers to support the lever on the transom from the motor hanging on a porta bracket. I think it would come down to how much glass you have on the transom and the tabbing from the stringers to the transom. I hope that helps.
1974' 240 Center Console OB Model
1970’ Flatback 222 w/viewing windows :)
1981’ Osprey 22-2
1971’ Flatback 222 - SOLD
1972’ Seahunter 240 - SOLD

November 09, 2022, 04:52:58 PM
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Re: 1974 Aquasport 222 Rebuild Captain Joe
« Reply #215 on: November 09, 2022, 04:52:58 PM »
Good advice about the "knees" from @Ulysses485
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November 09, 2022, 07:37:16 PM
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Re: 1974 Aquasport 222 Rebuild Captain Joe
« Reply #216 on: November 09, 2022, 07:37:16 PM »
Thank you all for the advice! I’m sorry I haven’t posted my rebuild in awhile but it’s still coming along strong.

January 25, 2023, 07:54:46 PM
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Re: 1974 Aquasport 222 Rebuild Captain Joe
« Reply #217 on: January 25, 2023, 07:54:46 PM »
The motor is finally hung and all of the rigging is almost complete. Can not wait to get the custom tower finished and this boat on the water.






January 27, 2023, 11:51:44 AM
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Re: 1974 Aquasport 222 Rebuild Captain Joe
« Reply #218 on: January 27, 2023, 11:51:44 AM »
Lookin' good.  :thumright:
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January 27, 2023, 01:56:00 PM
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Re: 1974 Aquasport 222 Rebuild Captain Joe
« Reply #219 on: January 27, 2023, 01:56:00 PM »
Nice progress Joe  :salut:
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January 27, 2023, 02:05:46 PM
Reply #220

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Re: 1974 Aquasport 222 Rebuild Captain Joe
« Reply #220 on: January 27, 2023, 02:05:46 PM »
Coming along beautifully! Well done sir! Suzuki 200 looks good on there! I’m sure you are ready for it to be on the water!
1974' 240 Center Console OB Model
1970’ Flatback 222 w/viewing windows :)
1981’ Osprey 22-2
1971’ Flatback 222 - SOLD
1972’ Seahunter 240 - SOLD

 

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