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need motor for Deluxe Runabout 17 Jul 2019 18:52 #97498

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1958 Vagabond II & 35 HP Evinrude
1955 PlastiCraft 12 Ft. Delux Runabout
1957 Clipper & twin 35 HP Evinrudes
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need motor for Deluxe Runabout 17 Jul 2019 14:09 #97492

I would buy this today if I could!
www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1034830133389923/

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need motor for Deluxe Runabout 16 Jul 2019 10:32 #97453

The feedback is very much appreciated. I am at a disadvantage with these boats being relatively new to boating, spent my years building fast cars now I want to do the same with the Ranger. There are a few Vagabonds for sale locally but at this point I think working with what I have is still the best route to go. A local dealer has a 40 HP in stock and has offered it at a fair price so I am thinking that would be a better choice on a stock 60 year old boat.
I checked the transom and at closer inspection like Sean's mine has a one inch thick piece of oak running the entire width. The previous owner had a big old 35 Johnson on it so the weight should not be an issue so it will come down to power. Constraint? Hard thing to do. I am looking at the initial comments by Jabe in respect to the knee brace and see that as what I should do, just have to figure out how to make them.

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need motor for Deluxe Runabout 16 Jul 2019 03:18 #97451

www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/472130030015070/
She has a video of it running says there's not a plate for the serial and model number. $500. I'd buy it for parts that I hadn't been spending so much on my own...

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need motor for Deluxe Runabout 16 Jul 2019 03:16 #97450

My hero!!!!
I'm surprised I haven't seen more transom build outs with aluminum plating, I've seen guys do that with old ski boats they wanted to put 200 horse mercs on. That looks really fantastic!

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Sean

need motor for Deluxe Runabout 15 Jul 2019 12:15 #97429

Nice photo Dan, Nick leading the pack I see.

Sean, If you can't pull up more than 5 you won't beat my record with the OMC :biggrin:

Here's what I did for 50 HP on my Vagabond;

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1956 Vagabond I - 50 HP Johnson
1950 Flyer - 50 HP Evinrude
1/2-195something Flash - KG7
1956 Golden Rocket, Sawzall Special
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need motor for Deluxe Runabout 15 Jul 2019 03:21 #97417

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Locomotion wrote: Dan (VinTin) has a 40 HP two stroke Tohatsu on a Vagabond.





Yes I do.

Mine is a 2003 40 hp two stroke. Short shaft/tilt trim.

The parts are hard to find to turn a 40 hp to a 50. It takes new carbs and reeds costing at least a grand and that is if you can find them. They are both the same basic engine. Maybe a different ECM, too, but same block, pistons, etc.

The Tohatsu would be a rip snorting motor on a Ranger!

It might even tear the transom off.

I'd get one.

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need motor for Deluxe Runabout 15 Jul 2019 02:28 #97413

Go 50!
You can always show self control, but we might want you to pull up 3 ski'rs

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Sean

need motor for Deluxe Runabout 15 Jul 2019 02:26 #97412

My newly-acquired Ranger has a 1 inch thick piece of Oak that runs the width of the transom outside and a 3/4 piece on the inside, it's so thick I can't tiltmy motor up and lock it!

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need motor for Deluxe Runabout 15 Jul 2019 00:51 #97407

Dan (VinTin) has a 40 HP two stroke Tohatsu on a Vagabond.
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Ray

"Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world."
Arthur Schopenhauer

1956 Vagabond I - 50 HP Johnson
1950 Flyer - 50 HP Evinrude
1/2-195something Flash - KG7
1956 Golden Rocket, Sawzall Special
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