1973 AquaSport 222 1998 200hp Evinrude Ocean Pro

Questions about boat repairs with our resins and fiberglass: hull patches, transoms and stringers, foam, rot etc.
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1973 AquaSport 222 1998 200hp Evinrude Ocean Pro

Post by Johnnyfire » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:12 pm

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First I would like to say hi to all who dare to give me the time of day :lol:
Heres what I have got to deal with.(believe me its worse than it looks, previous owner beached the boat snaping the thru hull xducer in 2 not knowing this he placed it at the mooring, only to find it on the bottom the next day.) :cry:

So far i have gotten the motor back up and running perfect :D :D

next is the hull to see if it will float and ride right again.
he was using deck tanks so i lifted the rotted lid under the seat to find the original alum tank in place FULL of salt water :doh:
so if it holds water will it hold fuel? :lol:

some hull damage most seems to be the transom as sum1 had did a half arse beefup to it.
but the corner seem from water line port to starboard is cracked wide open. o and the wood inside :lol: what wood its mud.

heres a few pics to dwell on till i can take some daylight ones.

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Re: 1973 AquaSport 222 1998 200hp Evinrude Ocean Pro

Post by Cracker Larry » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:29 am

Welcome :D
First I would like to say hi to all who dare to give me the time of day
0829 EDST :lol:
what wood its mud.
Yep, that's normal. Nothing that can't be fixed with some elbow grease and epoxy. Have you looked at this?

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Re: 1973 AquaSport 222 1998 200hp Evinrude Ocean Pro

Post by Mad Dog » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:28 am

Welcome aboard from a fellow 22-2 rebuilder. Looks like you found a flatback that's cool. The link in my signature is to the photobucket gallery of my rebuild. I'll look up the rebuild thread in a few minutes. It turned out to be a bigger project than I expected but it's all good now. Are you fixing this hull up for yourself or a client?

The fuel tank needs a very close inspection. The factory tanks were not well sealed and commonly suffered crevice corrosion. I would pull it just to make sure it is safe.

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Re: 1973 AquaSport 222 1998 200hp Evinrude Ocean Pro

Post by TRC886 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:06 pm

Welcome to the group :D Good luck with your project :!:
Johnnyfire wrote:
so if it holds water will it hold fuel? :lol:
Not necessarily. Water molecules are larger than gasoline molecules, and won't go through pinholes that gas will gush through :!: Old metal funnels, used to pour gas from a can into a tractor or equipment, used to come with a fine mesh brass screen to strain the water and trash from the gas as you were pouring it, and sediment bowls in the fuel line had the same screen to keep water out of the carburator.

MD offers good advice to pull the tank for inspection, and you should probably pressure test it too :wink:

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Re: 1973 AquaSport 222 1998 200hp Evinrude Ocean Pro

Post by D2Maine » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:44 pm

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Re: 1973 AquaSport 222 1998 200hp Evinrude Ocean Pro

Post by Cracker Larry » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:11 am

:oops: I've always admitted to being time challenged :doh:

Bateau seems to have a time problem too, their clock is 1/2 hour fast :lol:
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Re: 1973 AquaSport 222 1998 200hp Evinrude Ocean Pro

Post by Johnnyfire » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:23 am

This is going to be my boat so i am debating on to do the repair myself or to have one of the member from here do it for me?
anyone up for the challenge?

I am selling my previous project 18ft Alum starcraft supersport to pay for the repair.
if some one could give me some rough estimates on material cost to do it myself and one also for some one to do it for me.
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Re: 1973 AquaSport 222 1998 200hp Evinrude Ocean Pro

Post by Mad Dog » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:08 pm

I don't think I can do the work but based on my rebuild I spent between $7K-$8K in materials from BBC. I did all the work myself so I have no clue what labor would be. I also spent a bunch on accessories and bling. :D

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