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feathercraft speed record 08 Aug 2018 19:46 #87419

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I figure about 24 mph. $300 is a good price for a running MK30 so I’d buy it. However, I don’t think that’s the best choice for a Vagabond. The MK30 is a 30 hp powerhead on a 20 hp lower unit so it can’t take too much abuse. There aren’t many prop options either.
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feathercraft speed record 08 Aug 2018 17:53 #87415

As a datapoint, dmtilley has a 55 Vag with a 25HP 4-stroke Suzuki on it with PTT. It goes 27-28 MPH when properly trimmed.
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feathercraft speed record 08 Aug 2018 16:42 #87412

Anybody know how fast a '55 Vagabond would go with a '58 Merc Mark 30? Guy at work has a running Mark 30 that he wants $300 for... Can't decide...Seems like it might be on the slow side...

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feathercraft speed record 03 Aug 2018 22:15 #87273

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Hey Rob, Mabe I owe you an apology. I guess it is possible that you have three 1960s Larks, a 1962, 1963 and a 1964.
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feathercraft speed record 03 Aug 2018 21:27 #87270

Boatboy wrote: Hay Rob,
I noticed in the loose rivet section you mentioned that you have a 1963 Lark. I guess I'll have to tell you again today that your motor is a 1962 Lark.:doh:


Damn it, man.

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feathercraft speed record 03 Aug 2018 17:19 #87267

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Hey Jennings, You beat me to the answer. Also a different pain skeem.

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feathercraft speed record 03 Aug 2018 11:38 #87262

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Boatboy wrote: Hay Rob,
I noticed in the loose rivet section you mentioned that you have a 1963 Lark. I guess I'll have to tell you again today that your motor is a 1962 Lark.:doh:


John,
What is the difference between the 62 and 63 models?


1 year. ;)
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1951 Vagabond
1958 Johnson Super Seahorse 35
1959 Hawk II
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1957 Johnson Golden Javelin 35
1958 Cartopper
1955 Evinrude 7.5

feathercraft speed record 03 Aug 2018 11:29 #87261

Boatboy wrote: Hay Rob,
I noticed in the loose rivet section you mentioned that you have a 1963 Lark. I guess I'll have to tell you again today that your motor is a 1962 Lark.:doh:


John,
What is the difference between the 62 and 63 models?

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feathercraft speed record 03 Aug 2018 01:38 #87257

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Hay Rob,
I noticed in the loose rivet section you mentioned that you have a 1963 Lark. I guess I'll have to tell you again today that your motor is a 1962 Lark.:doh:
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feathercraft speed record 02 Aug 2018 23:26 #87253

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BigBadJon wrote: Well, there are two spark plugs.....


one is a spare..........:biggrin:,......... or a single cylinder Hemi

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