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PostPosted: 18 Sep 2018, 09:17 

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Location: Alamogordo, NM
Well, rats. Stuck behind pontoons until spring ...


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PostPosted: 18 Sep 2018, 18:31 

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Billinthedesert wrote:
Well, rats. Stuck behind pontoons until spring ...


:cry: Yeah that's what I thought when I saw it... :---) well... not really that nice when I saw it waaay in the back buried behind all those pontoons !! hopefully I won't have to work this weekend and I can make one more visit and get her tarped up well for the long cold winter hibernation ahead.. get a few more photos of her all covered up and in a sea or pontoons... probably never covered up before.. or at least for the last 26 years !! gotta show her some love.. she has waited a long time for some attention.. its a start... so a few more months will have to pass by to give her more... at least after 26 years she finally got out of the woods and actually moved.. if only for a short distance... :wink: come spring she will start her facelift !! bring back some shine!! give her some new wood !! fix her windows, and make her feel young and proud again !! =D> till then this thread will probably get buried and forgotten.. but will defiantly be resurrected in the spring !! its already brought 9 pages of interest in a short time !! thanks to all who have looked at it and responded to it .. =D>


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PostPosted: 18 Sep 2018, 19:15 

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I predict this thread will be one of the most followed builds on the site!


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PostPosted: 18 Sep 2018, 19:59 

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Weldorthemagnificent wrote:
I predict this thread will be one of the most followed builds on the site!


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I would be proud it is was !! hopefully I can get a few more photos to share of putting it away for the winter this weekend !! Thanks again to all !! TinBoats is a great site!!


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PostPosted: 19 Sep 2018, 07:09 

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With an engine mounted on the boat, is there any tongue weight? as long as you have some good tongue weight then I guess it is ok but it looks like the wheels are too far forward to me. Without tongue weight the trailer will fishtail.


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PostPosted: 19 Sep 2018, 07:21 

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surfman wrote:
With an engine mounted on the boat, is there any tongue weight? as long as you have some good tongue weight then I guess it is ok but it looks like the wheels are too far forward to me. Without tongue weight the trailer will fishtail.


well its to heavy to pick up the tongue by hand.. but a little easer "but still not easy" to hold up once its at waist level or above... I still plan to use the trailer I bought for it though.... just thought that if its the original trailer a may keep it and restore it as well...


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PostPosted: 23 Sep 2018, 17:21 

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here are the last photos for awhile... its put to bed and barely peeking out among the pontoons .... it became very windy the day I tarped it and became quite the challenge.. I also brought home my 60 hp. Mercury Mark 75 (the first tower of power) motor.. no photos just yet, still in my truck... and 3 of my windows will be mailed out tomorrow from New York... 1 still in the search... but I'm 3/4s of the way finished on that problem !!


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PostPosted: 24 Sep 2018, 07:17 

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What are those brackets mounted on the transom for?


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PostPosted: 24 Sep 2018, 20:19 

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surfman wrote:
What are those brackets mounted on the transom for?

I really don't know.. someone else on here said they believe they were used as downriggers.. I plan to take them off.. Here are a few photos of my 60 hp.1958 Mercury Mark 75 … the guy said, that the guy he was selling it for, has friends that race boats, and although he doesn't race, he likes to go fast.. and the power head is ported and polished...


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PostPosted: 24 Sep 2018, 21:29 

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I’ve always been a johnnyrude guy but I gotta give the style points to mercury. That looks sweet!


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PostPosted: 26 Sep 2018, 07:00 

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The tower of power for sure, nice.

Too bad the forum doesn't have a like button so we don't need to make a post just to say Nice.


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PostPosted: 26 Sep 2018, 09:23 

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It's a beauty... with that much weight hanging off the back end you really should consider ditching the classic trailer however. Sometimes the old ways aren't the best way.... there was a lot of learning involved over those decades when it comes to trailering. Early trailers were simply junk when compared to modern. Just like the Tee Nee trailer with those little nylon keel rollers.... The peace of mind you'd get from a well supported modern trailer will be worth that small loss in "authenticity" IMO.


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PostPosted: 26 Sep 2018, 20:39 

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surfman wrote:
The tower of power for sure, nice.

Too bad the forum doesn't have a like button so we don't need to make a post just to say Nice.


thanks surfman !! yes I know some other forms I visit do have like buttons... but I guess this way my thread doesn't get buried real deep !! lol this Mercury Mark 75 is the first 6cyl. outboard very made !! they ran a 50,000 mile marathon with two of them that lasted 68 days to prove their reliability which has never been beaten today or even tried again with modern motors !!


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PostPosted: 26 Sep 2018, 20:47 

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Shaugh wrote:
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It's a beauty... with that much weight hanging off the back end you really should consider ditching the classic trailer however. Sometimes the old ways aren't the best way.... there was a lot of learning involved over those decades when it comes to trailering. Early trailers were simply junk when compared to modern. Just like the Tee Nee trailer with those little nylon keel rollers.... The peace of mind you'd get from a well supported modern trailer will be worth that small loss in "authenticity" IMO.


Thanks Shaugh, this motor really isn't as heavy as it may look.. its 178lbs.. but I will be using my more modern EZ loader trailer that I converted to bunks for this boat.. the bunks will end just past the transom for best support... just keeping the old trailer because it came with it.. if I ever put it on it again it will never have a motor on the boat..


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PostPosted: 26 Nov 2018, 17:58 

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not much more to add at this time just snow blowing some snow today.. hope to go pick up my Mercury Mark 55 and this first generation cast iron motor stand in the next few weeks.. won't be able to pick up my Mark 75 till spring...


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