Club Wellcraft Forums

New here

Discuss any Wellcraft Boats Not already named (Airslot, Sport Bridge, St Tropez, SunCruiser, Corsica, Gran Sport, and more...

New here

Postby American190 » January 14th, 2013, 10:58 am

Hello all, new here!

I have recently purchased this 19' 1986 bow rider. I am hoping to have her ready in time for spring!
Attachments
IMG-20130101-00022.jpg
IMG-20130101-00022.jpg (237 KiB) Viewed 19082 times
User avatar
American190
 
Posts: 8
Joined: January 5th, 2013, 9:09 pm

Re: New here

Postby 290Coastal » January 15th, 2013, 9:13 am

Welcome to the board, Nice boat. I remember looking at one a few years ago after my Sunbird 170. which motor is in it?
290Coastal
 
Posts: 25
Joined: August 30th, 2012, 9:49 am

Re: New here

Postby seabob4 » January 15th, 2013, 11:35 pm

Is that a gray Volvo outdrive I see there?
Image
Image
User avatar
seabob4
 
Posts: 59
Joined: August 30th, 2012, 8:22 pm
Location: Weeki Wachee, FL

Re: New here

Postby American190 » January 16th, 2013, 9:12 am

it's a Mercruiser Alpha one with a 470/170 4 cyl. It does need some work, Once I finally get the trailer tags sorted I plan on taking it to a marina.
User avatar
American190
 
Posts: 8
Joined: January 5th, 2013, 9:09 pm

Re: New here

Postby American190 » January 20th, 2013, 12:13 pm

It actually won't shift into forward without pulling a string on the outdrive the previous owner attached. I assume it needs a new lower shift cable. Also there is some water leaking out of the area around the water pump, I hope it just needs a new gasket.

I have "winterized" the boat per the previous owners only suggestion, of draining the water/antifreeze mix out and replacing with straight anti-freeze. I also put some sta-bil in the fuel tank.

I am totally new to this type of boat, I have only had little jon boats in the past and "winterizing" was taking the outboard off and putting it in the garage.


Any idea on what kind of repair bill I might expect?
User avatar
American190
 
Posts: 8
Joined: January 5th, 2013, 9:09 pm

Re: New here

Postby 290Coastal » January 29th, 2013, 1:32 pm

I would love to help but I have outboards. I am sure someone will come along and have an idea.

Good luck with her and let us know the outcome if you get it fixed first. It will always help another captain having a similar issue.

thank you
290Coastal
 
Posts: 25
Joined: August 30th, 2012, 9:49 am

Re: New here

Postby American190 » February 11th, 2013, 3:51 pm

Well as of this weekend she is at the marina, hopefully the trailer will pass inspection! Hope to have an estimate on the rest in a few days.
User avatar
American190
 
Posts: 8
Joined: January 5th, 2013, 9:09 pm

Re: New here

Postby andysdeuce » February 27th, 2013, 11:39 am

Good looking boat. We are new here also. We got the link from THT and decided to join the forum.
I have a 26 ft. Nova II on the Ohio River. It has twin 350 Chevies and Volvo I/o's.
About your shifting problem, have you tried adjusting the shift cable??
I had to replace both my shift cables this past summer because they will stretch with time. Wasn't real expensive but we had to play with the adjustment to get them right.
Good luck with your repairs. You might want to get a repair manual for your engine and outdrive. You could then do your own repairs and maybe save a few bucks...just a thought.
andysdeuce
 
Posts: 4
Joined: January 27th, 2013, 9:33 am

Re: New here

Postby American190 » February 27th, 2013, 9:38 pm

I may try to do my own repairs moving forward from here, but this time I think there was just too much to do and I don't have time for it. It has been at the Marina almost 2 weeks now. The trailer needed more work than the boat! Apparently the bellows rusted out and water got in and rusted the shift cable, so all that is being replaced. I am hoping I will get her back this weekend. I need to make a few new cushions and I plan on installing a VHF marine radio. After that just a matter of waiting for it to get a little warmer outside.
User avatar
American190
 
Posts: 8
Joined: January 5th, 2013, 9:09 pm


Return to Wellcraft Other

  • Who is online

    Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron