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cc1000
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I've noticed alot of MFG enthusiasts on the site.

 

Kinda makes me wonder why, didn't know there were so many of you out there.

 

If any of you want to check in and make any requests...just let me know...

 

Dave

 

P.S. Don't forget to upload some pictures of your boats. :)

December 29, 2010 at 7:50 PM Flag Quote & Reply

nick kujbus
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Posts: 1

Hello cc1000 i am a new member and not completely a new owner yet. I am interested in buying what  my research  is telling me is a 65 mfg edinboro with a 70 horse mercury which also i believe to be a 65.  I have some questions that maybe someone here can help with.The boat and trailor are in good shape, the merc looks good ,but my question is are parts for that motor hard to find or extremely expensive? Secondly , would the merc be the original to the boat? ( the merc is white or cream in color with chrome accents on the front). Lastly ,Of course i know there will be work to do on both motor and boat itself but  in fare shape with boat , motor , and trailor , without looking at it could you ballbark a price that you think would be fare...... thanks  Nick

February 18, 2011 at 5:06 PM Flag Quote & Reply

cc1000
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Posts: 95

Hi Nick,

Ballpark rule of thumb for these old boats is $100 each for boat motor and trailer if in unknown/questionable condition. Maybe $200 or $300 each if they are in good shape. Of course there are always exceptions to every rule, and more desirable/rare boats can bring much more. Basically what one is willing to pay.

I think the white motors are a little earlier than 65, and parts are not too hard to find if you know were to look. You can't exactly just walk into a marina and just get parts off the shelf for a 45 year old motor. Mercs are pretty dependable motors though if you take basic care with them. Always put a new impeller in an unknown condition motor and check the LU lube often for signs of water in there. Check the Merc site over on FiberGlassics for more tips.

Good luck with it and welcome to the world of Classic Boating

February 23, 2011 at 12:54 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Eric Gladman Sr
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Posts: 1

You will have tons of fun when u get her done.

March 23, 2011 at 12:49 AM Flag Quote & Reply

oldboater
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Posts: 6

Here's a pic of mine......Just before getting an overhaul.:) She's a '68 Edinboro.

[IMG]http://i464.photobucket.com/albums/rr3/modelerman/P8310089-1.jpg[/IMG]

 

Regards,

 

Ed

April 18, 2011 at 6:00 PM Flag Quote & Reply

cc1000
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Posts: 95

oldboater at April 18, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Here's a pic of mine......Just before getting an overhaul.:) She's a '68 Edinboro.

[IMG]http://i464.photobucket.com/albums/rr3/modelerman/P8310089-1.jpg[/IMG]

 

Regards,

 

Ed

Nice looking boat :)

 

April 19, 2011 at 10:17 AM Flag Quote & Reply

SPLIT
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Posts: 33

BOATS & MOTORS SALE.  I see a listing in Upstate New YORK for outboard boats & motors for sale.   These MFG, Ark Traveler, Penn Yan  DICK CURVIN 315 729 - 4666  ... Happy Hunting. If you strike out , I just heard about a ILL spot.

April 20, 2011 at 7:05 PM Flag Quote & Reply

swsmith
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Posts: 1

New member here myself.  I am also about to buy a "77 Caprice Royal, and it has already been outfitted for fishing.  On the bow of the boat, someone has set a flush mount pedestal base to insert a swivel seat, and a foot controlled trolling motor. it plugs into a jack that goes to the underside to attact to the battery.  It is a bright orange, and it is built like a tank.  I'll post a picture when I get rid of the oxidation.  I'm glad this site is here.

May 7, 2011 at 6:18 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Wayne Wilson
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cc1000 at April 19, 2011 at 10:17 AM

oldboater at April 18, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Here's a pic of mine......Just before getting an overhaul.:) She's a '68 Edinboro.

[IMG]http://i464.photobucket.com/albums/rr3/modelerman/P8310089-1.jpg[/IMG]

 

Regards,

 

Ed

Nice looking boat :)

 

i just got the same boat,but mine has a 50hp mercury.


August 24, 2011 at 3:06 PM Flag Quote & Reply

cc1000
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Posts: 95

The 50 is a nice motor...hope you enjoy it.

August 25, 2011 at 8:49 PM Flag Quote & Reply

oldboater
Member
Posts: 6

Wayne Wilson at August 24, 2011 at 3:06 PM

cc1000 at April 19, 2011 at 10:17 AM

oldboater at April 18, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Here's a pic of mine......Just before getting an overhaul.:) She's a '68 Edinboro.

[IMG]http://i464.photobucket.com/albums/rr3/modelerman/P8310089-1.jpg[/IMG]

 

Regards,

 

Ed

Nice looking boat :)

 

i just got the same boat,but mine has a 50hp mercury.


Wow....How about some photos? I don't see the 68's often.

 

 

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Regards ,

Ed

August 28, 2011 at 8:41 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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