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January 12, 2011, 03:13:00 PM
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TheKid

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« on: January 12, 2011, 03:13:00 PM »
Just curious...there seems to be a ton of the center consoles and walk-arounds but only a few FF's.

Me: 1979 22-2 Family Fisherman w/ Tohatsu 140hp

Who are you and where are you?

What cool things have you done or want to do to improve this platform?

I haven't really got into my boat yet. Planning on starting this weekend cleaning everything and giving the motor a once/twice over.

The only pics I have:











I have since removed pin stripes, waxed hull, dressed up wiring in splashwell, repaired battery boxes and added second VHF and antenna.

I really like the idea of moving the batteries and trim motor forward of the fuel tank.

I also plan on building boxes for storage/kill box under passenger seat and building a leaning post with storage for the captains chair.

Might even ditch the splash well too for more room. Could gain a good 18-20" of space.

More to come. I'm just getting started.

And no, I haven't forgotten about the fuel tank.


Here are some more recent pictures. Still dirty, doing all the prep for opening day.

New Radar
Point-1
EP-60 Fuel Flow Sensor
Rewire new anchor light

Sure you cant see most of that. But More pics are good!

So here she is in the current state.








January 12, 2011, 03:26:03 PM
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2011, 03:26:03 PM »
I think you should ask for a registry for all FF models. The 170, 19-6 and 22-2. There was a 170FF which I had never seen before was for sale a couple of weeks ago on Craigs list. Really cool little FF. We had a brand new 22-2 FF in 76' with the "NEW" V6 200 Johnson. The first ever V6 outboard. Quite a cool boat to drive around in when your 16 and by yourself! Man could that thing jump wakes!!!
1973 Aquasport 22-2, twin 115 Mercs
2000 Baycraft 175 flats boat, 60 Bigfoot Merc
1968 Boston Whaler 13, 25 Yamaha (project)
1966 Orlando Clipper 13, 9.9 Merc

January 12, 2011, 09:24:27 PM
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2011, 09:24:27 PM »
1975 22' Family Fisherman sitting in the backyard covered in snow.  200hp Yamaha Salt Water series sitting on side of garage, also covered in snow.  Trailer in pieces next to Yamaha.  Come hell or high water that boat will be on a plane this summer!

I like the idea of a seperate registry.

Here she is:

Dan
1978 22 Family Fisherman
1996 Yamaha 200 SW Series

January 16, 2011, 01:18:27 PM
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2011, 01:18:27 PM »
Just rename your first post and you have it already - there are quite a few FF owners here.  :salut:
Rick
1971 "170" with 115 Johnson (Rebuilding it now)

1992 230 Explorer with 250 Yamaha

January 16, 2011, 03:48:02 PM
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2011, 03:48:02 PM »
I am the owner of a 1979 22-2 FF with a 200 Merc Black Max. I finished up the water worthy issues last fall and got in a couple of short runs. I like the ride and stability of the design , there are a couple of odd features but thats what makes them unique. As other posters mine is covered in snow near Dunkirk NY , but spring will begin my first full boating season and the walleyes are calling!

January 17, 2011, 03:57:25 PM
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2011, 03:57:25 PM »
79 FF deep vee, 200 yami 2 stroke, Owned since 1990. Lots of changes to boat over the years

added seat box to port side, moved batterys,switch and trim tabs tank to hatch forward of fuel tank coffin  

stainless radar arch,

removed engine well, installed access hatch to bilge, installed remote oil tank, bilge pump, fuel filter in this hatch

teak gunnels removed installed 3/4 starboard, lot sturdier for mounting of downriggers
1979 222 FF

"There is no such thing as a good tax."

"We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle."

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Bill

January 18, 2011, 07:52:39 AM
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2011, 07:52:39 AM »
1979 22-2 FF, twin 2-stroke 1988 Johnson 70's. Durham, NC is home so we boat in Falls Lake but we also take the boat to the coast a couple times a year.





Jon & Rhonda
'79 22-2 Family Fisherman  "Lillypad"


January 18, 2011, 01:14:05 PM
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2011, 01:14:05 PM »
Thanks for the title change. Makes sense to me.

I took her out for the first time this weekend. Dropped in Santa Cruz Harbor.

3-6' @13sec/wind waves 1-2'/ wind 10-15knots. She ran up and down hill great. Quartering  she would dig and pull like crazy. I tried adjusting trim, but my tabs have the joystick control and it was hard to tell if the tabs were actually doing what I was asking. I am going to ditch the stick for independent control of the tabs.

Still fun. Got 32mph at 5200 with a 17" prop when hiding from the wind and swell.. I didn't time the plain. This prop looks to be as old as the hull. Still in good shape but pretty flat. I'm wondering if some of my Merc props will fit the Tohatsu. Both 15spline exhaust.

Anyway...glad to hear from all of you. I'm sure I'll have more questions as I dig deeper.

Pictures would be great if you have them. You can post them or links to them.

Peace,Mahalo!

January 18, 2011, 03:54:02 PM
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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2011, 03:54:02 PM »
Cool Boats, Cool Thread  8)

But uh... you guys definitely need to post some pictures!!  :!:  :!:

For any of you welcome newcomers who might not be aware, you can edit your existing posts in this thread (or any other) to add pictures.  If you don't know how, CB, SB, RickK, or several other members can walk you through it.

I look forward to following this thread  :thumright:
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Sold: 1973 Aquasport 19-6

January 19, 2011, 04:04:17 PM
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2011, 04:04:17 PM »
Quote from: "bondobill"
79 FF deep vee, 200 yami 2 stroke, Owned since 1990. Lots of changes to boat over the years

added seat box to port side, moved batterys,switch and trim tabs tank to hatch forward of fuel tank coffin  

stainless radar arch,

removed engine well, installed access hatch to bilge, installed remote oil tank, bilge pump, fuel filter in this hatch

teak gunnels removed installed 3/4 starboard, lot sturdier for mounting of downriggers


Awesome....Exactly what I am looking for!!!

A few questions.

Where did you get the arch? Cost? Model Number?

Are the passenger seat boxes custom? Or are they from another mfg?

January 19, 2011, 04:41:04 PM
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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2011, 04:41:04 PM »
Too Cool boats... that makes me reconsider the W/A with the fuel hungry hull...
Key West 1720 / Yam C90

Sold: 1973 Aquasport 19-6

January 19, 2011, 07:10:03 PM
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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2011, 07:10:03 PM »
Arch I had custom built locally, been on boat about 12 years. If my memory serve me it was about $1200. I installed it myself. Being in auto body repair my entire life and owning a collision repair shop the seat box I built myself out of 1/4" plywood then glassed and painted. Only regrets are I should have joined this site years ago, probably would of done things a little different.
1979 222 FF

"There is no such thing as a good tax."

"We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle."

- Winston Churchill

Bill

January 21, 2011, 08:07:30 PM
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« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2011, 08:07:30 PM »
I purchased a 1980 22-2 FF in Nov.of 2010. It has a 2001 150 HP V-6 Mercury which is in excellent condition. It needs a lot of TLC but I'll get it done a little at a time. All in all it's not in bad condition just ridden hard and put away wet.

February 18, 2011, 06:58:15 PM
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« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2011, 06:58:15 PM »
There has got to be more then this on the board.

Come on gentlemen. Let's see what you got.

February 18, 2011, 09:47:12 PM
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« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2011, 09:47:12 PM »
Glad you've taken this by the handle....good deal!

And now that you're a "company man"  8) ...how about a West Coast reunion this summer?

Our Cajun brothers can't have all the fun!

 :cheers:

Keep us all posted....thanks.

 

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