CONGRATS MARK   ***  FAVORITE BOAT & MOTOR COMBO ***

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VOTE YOU FAVORITE BOAT & MOTOR COMBO

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CONGRATS MARK   ***  FAVORITE BOAT & MOTOR COMBO ***

Postby Michael » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:52 pm

Post 1 photo of your current boat and Mercury Motor combo


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Only 1 entry per member
Submission  deadline  Feb 12


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My 59 Crosby Capri Corvette Runabout & Mkk55's

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Postby S.B.Marsden » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:57 pm

First time running this set up
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Postby BJuby » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:34 am

1969 SidSon D/F Alky hydro with modified Mark 78A on a 1961 speedmaster gearfoot.

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Postby ctpdsr » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:54 am

1952 Switzer Craft 13'6" D Marathon Runabout with an unrestored MK40H. All original wood above the waterline.

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Postby dave bernard » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:13 am

15ft Aristocraft Avalon merc 450 one of my favorite boat combo  I ever owned.
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Postby chuckw » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:34 am

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20h conversion. Started racing with one of these in 1977.
KG7(4), Mark20H(2), 20H conversion, KF7(4), KE7, KH7, 25SS, KG7H(3), KG7Q, KG4Q, Mark 15 pumper, Mark 25Q, Mark 15, Mark 20, Mark 25(5), KG4, KF5, KD4, KD3, KE4, Mark 7, WG7, WN7, WM7A, Mark 20 rat.
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Postby dannynagasaki » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:36 am

1967 Humber Jewel and 1955 Mercury Mark 55E...
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62' Merc 60, 87' Mercury 8, 87' Mercury 25, 62' Merc 450, 68' Mercury 650, 58' Mark 10, 55' Mark 25, 58' Mark 35, 55' Mark 55E, 58' Mark 78E (2) 67' Humber Jewel, 74' Grew SS140, Oak Ridges, ON (winter), Wahsoune Island, Georgian Bay, ON (summer) Canada
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Postby BillW » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:07 am

Our current boats:   Ace,  '79 Seaswirl,  and Glen-L Squirt.
Wife Linda says this is about 2, too many....

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Postby 208rooster » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:55 am

1956 Rich Line with a Merc 300
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Postby Fingerlakeskid » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:45 pm

Here's my 1960 Duratech Deluxe 14 with restored Merc 300. This was a fun little boat and blast to drive. Great on fuel too.
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Postby Yellowjacket » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:44 pm

Been posted on some of the other contests, but the Whaler is in the garage and it's 20 degrees outside, besides, it's not a pretty or neat as this rig..  Need to get some more pic's on the water..   On the list for next year...
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Postby Four Sons » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:01 am

My son with our family's 1956 Barbour Vacationer & '58 Mark 55 on Lake Champlain, VT
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Postby Kiekhaefer » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:04 am

2016 East Barriere Lake. BC
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Postby buzzerbaits » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:35 pm

Our 2001 Triton and a 225 Mercury.  " GET THE NET " [usa.gif]
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Postby daveh » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:07 pm

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Postby zul8tr » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:27 pm

I did a complete inside and out restoration several years ago on this Karelsen hydro and brought it back to life and run my 25SS on it a 65 mph fun boat  :-)  I run the same engine on the Wetback hydro. Ed Karelsen designed and built it in 1982 specifically for the APBA Merc 25ss class.
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Postby Toby Hall » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:43 pm

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56 mark 55E   1955 Penn Yan Swift CUTM - 14' Mahogany deck - "Zeke"
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Postby twostroke » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:28 pm

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"58 Swift "Big Dee" and '59 55H-1.

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Postby Wally » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:14 pm

Dad bought this Sande Ace with a Mark 35A 60 years ago when I was 15.  The current motor has a Merc 450 powerhead but other earlier parts.  Mark 58A wraparound and LU, Merc 400 faceplate, etc.  Perhaps you can tell authenticity comes second to looking good on the buoy.
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Postby Deep C » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:38 pm

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My 1954 Alumacraft Deep C with a Mercury 400 on the back. I call her Silk Purse.
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Postby jdub47r » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:01 pm

60" Quincy Looper on my 1987 DeSilva (Now Brandon Juby's), and a Fueler Mark75H on my 1976 DeSilva in the background.

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Postby mercules » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:20 am

Baja 16' with 1975 850 on a rare calm day.
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Postby JW in Dixie » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:53 am

My home built fun boat with Merc rat motor, 1948 - 2017. Put about 8000 miles on it, KG7, Mark 25 and Merc 200.
The motors still run fine, presuming the rat that stole this motor was able to start it! :-(       Was fun. :)

Guys, spend as much time on the water as you can because that time is NOT deducted from your allotment! What Dad said, anyway.

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Postby Dave Wilson » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:56 am

1956 Yellow Jacket Catalina and 1958 Mercury Mark 58, on display at the Rockford (IL) Boat Show last weekend.
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Postby Mark » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:36 am

1949 KF7
10' Crandall Midget Flyer built from plans published in the January 1938 issue of MotorBoating magazine.
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Re: *** VOTE YOU FAVORITE BOAT & MOTOR COMBO ***

Postby Four Sons » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:57 am

Mark, what a great boat/motor combo, and excellent picture... now you made it hard to make a choice for my vote!
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Re: *** VOTE YOU FAVORITE BOAT & MOTOR COMBO ***

Postby 74vector » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:00 am

58 Hiliner 62 FGS 700   Exactly like our family boat in the 60’s.  I restored this to be an exact copy.  These were built in Ipswich MA two towns over from where I live now.  I also restored a 1958 mark 78 like it came with originally (dad got shifting when it became available) I switch from time to time, something very charming about the DR’s but risky business on an easily dinged woodie!
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Re: *** VOTE YOU FAVORITE BOAT & MOTOR COMBO ***

Postby Michael » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:39 pm

CONGRATS MARK   icon_clap.gif  Nice Ride

pm me your size color and mailing address
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Re: CONGRATS MARK   ***  FAVORITE BOAT & MOTOR COMBO ***

Postby Kiekhaefer » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:42 pm

Well deserved. Congrats!
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Re: CONGRATS MARK   ***  FAVORITE BOAT & MOTOR COMBO ***

Postby creekrunner » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:15 pm

Mark, I hope you post the "build " description and process.......and also the hand crafted hardware build ....nice job  :arrow:
Experience is a wonderful thing...........it enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.....
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Re: CONGRATS MARK   ***  FAVORITE BOAT & MOTOR COMBO ***

Postby Mark » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:12 am

Thank you.   Thanks for the votes and the nice compliments.  

Here is the information that Buzz "creekrunner" mentioned above.  The Crandall Midget Flyer Runabout was completed in June 2018 after 18 months of spare time work.  The plans for it were published in the January, 1938 issue of MotorBoating magazine.  It was designed by Bruce Crandall.   It features beveled chines and is 10'-4" long x 46" wide and weighs 130 pounds.  It will seat two people in a roadster-style cockpit.  Construction is of traditional batten-seam construction fastened with silicon-bronze slotted screws.  It was built from Pennsylvania grown hardwoods.  White oak was used for the keel, chines, bevel chines, transom knee, inner transom frame, spray rails and gunwale rub rails.  Sassafras was used for the frames, outer transom, battens, aft deck planking and steering wheel rim.  Paulownia was used for the outer planking, floorboards and seat back.  There was no plywood, epoxy or fiberglass used in its construction.  The forward deck is covered with aircraft fabric.  The steering wheel, bow handle, deck fitting and transom tie down rings were custom made using brass and bronze, joined by fillet brazing with a silver brazing alloy.  It is powered by a restored 1947 Mercury KF7 Super 10.  I have a nice KG7Q  that I need to go through and I'll try that next.  The performance and handling are great and the boat has been used on many lakes and rivers in Pennsylvania and Maine.  Attached is a link to an article on the process that I used to make the various fittings.

https://smallboatsmonthly.com/article/silver-brazing/


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Re: CONGRATS MARK   ***  FAVORITE BOAT & MOTOR COMBO ***

Postby dave bernard » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:15 am

Mark. NICE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: CONGRATS MARK   ***  FAVORITE BOAT & MOTOR COMBO ***

Postby Toby Hall » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:34 pm

Beautiful! [drinkingcheers.gif]
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