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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 04 Jan 2019 14:46 #92561

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LakeHead wrote: Does anyone with a 55 Vag have a picture of there set up? Steve? Any help is appreciated.



I will look through my pictures but for now my 55 Vagabond is shrinked wrapped for the winter so I cannot get any pictures of how mine is setup until spring.


Ok thanks Steve, Hopefully you will have a pic you can find.

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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 04 Jan 2019 14:45 #92560

Boatboy wrote: Is your harness long enough to run it on the other side of the boat where only one hole is being used? Does your boat have the electrical insulators in the six holes that are in each seat?


Yes I have the round plastic insulators that screw into the holes but I haven't checked to see if the harness will reach from the other side. I do know that my key switch is as far to the right as it can get so the harness would have to run the entire length of the dash. Its not in the middle like some switches are

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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 04 Jan 2019 04:12 #92557

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buzzerbaits wrote: No Dan. This is not that motor. We put coils and points in my 56 30 hp Lark. Jay's motor is a 57 35 hp. Runs great...:biggrin:


Smart keeping the best one! :lol:

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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 03 Jan 2019 13:22 #92544

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LakeHead wrote: Does anyone with a 55 Vag have a picture of there set up? Steve? Any help is appreciated.



I will look through my pictures but for now my 55 Vagabond is shrinked wrapped for the winter so I cannot get any pictures of how mine is setup until spring.

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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 03 Jan 2019 07:50 #92541

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Is your harness long enough to run it on the other side of the boat where only one hole is being used? Does your boat have the electrical insulators in the six holes that are in each seat?

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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 03 Jan 2019 04:07 #92532

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Locomotion wrote: Good looking engine in those photos, is it ready to go?


Yes the 57 Lark should be ready to go. That's the one I got from Mike (Buzzerbaits) a couple years ago. It purred like a kitten then but you never know. Its been sitting in the garage, I pull the rope from time to time to turn it over. Hopefully it will start right up.... The wiring harness needs some help for sure


I believe I put coils and points in that motor a few years ago.


Awesome!!! I appreciate that Dan.... Hopefully you did a good job .... haha ... I know you did

No Dan. This is not that motor. We put coils and points in my 56 30 hp Lark. Jay's motor is a 57 35 hp. Runs great...:biggrin:
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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 03 Jan 2019 02:56 #92530

Does anyone with a 55 Vag have a picture of there set up? Steve? Any help is appreciated.

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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 03 Jan 2019 02:24 #92529

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Same here with my 55DR. Except I think I ran shift and throttle through a single hole, leaving one hole unused (and two unused on the other side of the boat.) I used the advice from someone here (sorry, but I can't remember who) to run electrical through Pex tubing (1/2", I think?), which snaps nicely into place underneath the gunwales on the side. I think this may be what Boatboy is describing. (Maybe he's the one I got the tip from.)

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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 03 Jan 2019 02:22 #92528

I understand what you are saying about the wiring harness but the 55's don't have enough room to tuck it under the side deck. But it also doesn't seem right for it to be "free floating" in either one of the holes... seems like an accident waiting to happen.

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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 03 Jan 2019 02:10 #92527

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I would run the steering cables through the holes that line up best and offer the least resistance. I run the throttle and shift cables through the other two holes. I run my electrical harness under the side deck where it is out of sight.

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