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Ranger deck length 20 Nov 2023 10:25 #127509

Ya, the Atwater has locked up carb linkage and TWO waterpumps!  The 18 might be an easier path.

The boat came with a bunch of old manuals:

 

I like this illustration the best.


 
I went to the doctor to see what he could give me....
He said son, son, you've gone to far...

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Ranger deck length 20 Nov 2023 03:12 #127507

I know the 18 Johnson’s are great runners, seem to perform above the rated HP.
“Keep thy shop and thy shop will keep thee”
- Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1737

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Ranger deck length 20 Nov 2023 03:01 #127506

Well, that is quite an improvement!
Did they abuse the seats installing those lawn chairs ;-)
 
No, other than some corrosion from moisture they are all fine.  Previous owner used aluminum straps woven under the seat bases as an attchment for the plastic swivel seats.

While his installation looked a little wonky, he did his mods while preserving the integrity of the boat and I admire that.

The Scott Atwaters throttle was locked up, along with carb.  But, once I had motor off the controls freed up without much work...debating using the Scott or an 18 hp Johnson I picked up last week.  The FD is rated for 35HP.
I went to the doctor to see what he could give me....
He said son, son, you've gone to far...

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Ranger deck length 20 Nov 2023 01:34 #127503

Well, that is quite an improvement!
Did they abuse the seats installing those lawn chairs ;-)
“Keep thy shop and thy shop will keep thee”
- Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1737

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Ranger deck length 19 Nov 2023 21:42 #127500

 
...and here is the answer.
I went to the doctor to see what he could give me....
He said son, son, you've gone to far...

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Ranger deck length 19 Nov 2023 21:37 #127499

Sunday is worshin day, and looking at the boat, i have an idea.
I went to the doctor to see what he could give me....
He said son, son, you've gone to far...

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Ranger deck length 19 Nov 2023 04:54 #127497

The FD seats are sealed water tight units. Any holes drilled into them should be sealed up again.
John

1958 Vagabond II & 35 HP Evinrude
1955 PlastiCraft 12 Ft. Delux Runabout
1957 Clipper & twin 35 HP Evinrudes
1957 AlumaCraft 14 Ft. FD

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Ranger deck length 19 Nov 2023 02:18 #127496

FDs are great hulls. Ditch the seats.
 
Roger that.  Drove to Sarasota to drag this one home...  Seats are bolted on to bent alum strapping, so top surfaces should be clean.
 
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Ranger deck length 19 Nov 2023 01:54 #127495

FDs are great hulls. Ditch the seats.
Mike
1950 Skipper on Holsclaw Boat Roadster trailer
1954 Skipper w/ ’54 Johnson 10hp
1954 Deluxe Runabout w/ ’54 Johnson 25hp
1954 Vagabond w/ '57 Johnson 35hp
1955 Alumacraft FD on a Gator trailer
1956 Alumacraft FD
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Ranger deck length 19 Nov 2023 01:46 #127494

That looks like a 1957 FD.
John

1958 Vagabond II & 35 HP Evinrude
1955 PlastiCraft 12 Ft. Delux Runabout
1957 Clipper & twin 35 HP Evinrudes
1957 AlumaCraft 14 Ft. FD

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