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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 18 Apr 2019 00:51 #94783

Congratulations Marc! Looks great!
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 16 Apr 2019 21:31 #94725

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Way to go !!!! Will see you guys out on the water this year..
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 16 Apr 2019 10:58 #94708

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Everything seams to be breaking in just fine on the Merc. Time to give up the helm.....
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 15 Apr 2019 01:24 #94672

Outstanding Marc, can't wait to see it some day.
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 15 Apr 2019 00:32 #94665

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Marc,

That motor looks sharp on that boat. :shades:

Nice job...
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 14 Apr 2019 03:45 #94640

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I had a 70 HP Evinrude that did the same thing. It ran fine out of the water but stopped as soon as it was in the water. The problem ended up being a wire in the controller that was hooked up wrong.
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 14 Apr 2019 02:08 #94638

Wow...just found this thread for the first time. OUTSTANDING job!!
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 14 Apr 2019 00:51 #94633

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Well it was a very frustrating morning for me. Got up before daylight to get a full day in. Installed my tiny tack and gathered up some things and away I go down to the launch "public launch 1/2 mile away". Plopped her in and nothing. Cranks over but notta. Now someone else needs the launch, back out I go, right back in, nothing. Go back to my house hook up the garden hose BAM started right up. To make a long story short I did this song and dance about a half a dozen times trying to trouble shoot what the heck is Going on. Won't start in the water starts right up out of the water.
So I made a phone call into Joe Poole and he suggested I try taking off the ground wire to the mag. Well what do you know, starts right up, "In the water, what the heck is going on"!
I Removed the main exterior wire harness to the motor. And pulled started her right up. " good opportunity to try out my new recoil spring I installed last night"

so I believe I have a some kind of short going on, not sure yet. I took the control box off and tested the switch and looks good, so I will continue to trouble shoot.

BUT DONT FORGET I GOT IT RUNNING! :biggrin: so what do I do? 4 hours later I go for a test run of course....
Other than the issue I had this morning I had hell of a time out on the water... :woohoo: Motor ran great And sounded like a freight train!
that's what it's all about, getting out and having fun in the sun :shades: I think I will be ready for AH 2.0.
I forgot to take some natural shots on the water, but I got 2 heading out.

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 13 Apr 2019 00:31 #94607

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HawkEyes wrote: I received my final parts in for the Merc this week. So tomorrow will be the maiden voyage. :ohno: :pray:

If all goes well I should burn up a tank of gas in no time.

Will post on my sea trial tomorrow.


dang wish i could have joined ya...........missed my chance of runnin circles around you while ya break er in......thats if i can see for the extra smoke from the double oil ratio.........my ony chance........lol.......best of luck, have fun ...........cheers
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I'm looking forward to it. I placed my parts order today and plan on getting back to work on my Mercury Mark 58A when the parts arrive.
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