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1956 Vagabond II 29 Aug 2020 20:47 #107125

Ok, It's been a while, but I finally got the chance to realign my outboard. It was not centered, tilted to the side, and way too low. Once I get the Ranger up and moving, I'm going to rebuild the transom on the Vagabond as it really needs another inch or so.

Raised the port side 1"


Raised the starboard side 1.5"


This is how much it moved.

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1956 Vagabond II 01 Jul 2020 00:28 #105677

My orders usually ship out of Atlanta. If Atlanta does not have it, sometimes it ships out of Chicago.
Proud Owner of 1956 Vagabond, 1950 Flyer, 1956 Rocket, Co-owner 1952 Flash

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1956 Vagabond II 30 Jun 2020 23:50 #105676

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1956 Vagabond II 30 Jun 2020 21:20 #105674

Before the virus If I ordered by 6:30 PM I would get it the next day.
Now it’s two days and I have to order by 4:00 to get it then.
Proud Owner of 1956 Vagabond, 1950 Flyer, 1956 Rocket, Co-owner 1952 Flash

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1956 Vagabond II 30 Jun 2020 20:49 #105673

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1956 Vagabond II 30 Jun 2020 15:06 #105663

I have serious trouble getting my DR up on plane with two passengers in the rear seat. With just two in the front I have no issues but add two more to the rear seat and it goes nose up and won't come back down.
With two tanks, a full size battery and an anchor back there the added human weight, my wife and son total 250 lbs, is too much to overcome. I need to move weight forward.
1952 Deluxe Runabout 1956 Johnson 30hp 1959 Deluxe Clipper 1973 Merc 500 50hp
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1956 Vagabond II 30 Jun 2020 03:16 #105654

rushwal wrote: That's a lot of weight in the bow of the boat...


Yep, no need to turn the boat into a plow
Mid 50's to early 60's classic Mercury outboard restorations
1958 Hawk II, 1959 Mark 78A Super Marathon Six

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1956 Vagabond II 30 Jun 2020 02:49 #105650

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1956 Vagabond II 30 Jun 2020 01:22 #105644

This is something I've been thinking on for my new build. I'm leaning to one single large non removable tank. I'm shopping boat grave yards for a below flooring tank with a tapered bottom that will fit in the bow.
1952 Deluxe Runabout 1956 Johnson 30hp 1959 Deluxe Clipper 1973 Merc 500 50hp

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1956 Vagabond II 29 Jun 2020 15:50 #105630

And the venting I'm referring to is not tank venting, but my rear cover venting to remove fumes from the enclosed area. Though it is open in the back.

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