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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 03 Jul 2019 04:24 #97022

I might need another boat to compliment the engine. I'm putting a MK25 head on that ABC tower for the 1927. I'm not sure it will take the KG.. When I got the Boat from old Bob he said it was running a 40 horse on it . I measured the MK25 with that tower,,it's 18" from the bottom of the clamp to the center of the prop shaft. I kind of don't want to cut the 47 down. Kind of seems idiotic after all the work inventing the steering system for the PO15. It needs to be run on that engine first..

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 03 Jul 2019 01:41 #97018

I just went back 25 pages in this post and looked at the transom build, the trouble with doing beautiful work is when you want to take it back apart and do something different. I don't know if you would want to cut it down :hand:

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 30 Jun 2019 06:16 #96897

Ray ,,Found the Video showing the bracket up close. See it 20 seconds into the Vid.

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The 1947 Vagabond rescue 28 Jun 2019 03:27 #96830

Ray I didn't forget About you asking about the rear seat tabs..The boat has been cocooned now 4 yrs, Will unwrap it soon. Anyhow I dug up dome photo's of the backrest tabs. They seem to be cut from extruded angle. Maybe .060 .

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 06 Feb 2019 03:13 #93270

The finish is super, how do you get there?

Hey Mark,
No hurry but if you find some put them on here, thanks

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 05 Feb 2019 15:24 #93252

Love the Matte finish..I'll dig for some shots of the seat. It's wrapped right now.

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 03 Feb 2019 23:23 #93218

buzzerbaits wrote: My 47 Runabout.




That is a beautiful boat!
Got any shots of the back seat back?
Does yours have the laydown seat back?

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 03 Feb 2019 21:07 #93213

My 47 Runabout.

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 03 Feb 2019 20:15 #93208

Eagle127 wrote: Finished up and mounted the transom boards and Jack plate. There is so much tension ,decided to use allen head Stainless machine screws. So much easier to draw down the corners.







Hey Mark,

I know the rear seat back was on the 47 when you got it from the earlier photos of it in your thread, I asume it looks to be original equipment? Do you have any other photos that might show details such as the stops and the hinges?

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 09 Dec 2018 21:44 #91856

I read Marks thread back when i first signed up....3 1/2 yrs ago....today i reread it all again......the inspiration i felt back then was refelt again today.........only difference this time was i now have faces to put too most the names who joined in.....( commerodity was alive).......what a gang......makes me want too drop what i am doing right now and pull the DR in.....Mark, thank-you....next reread will be Ray's Flyer (1950 Flyer) rebuild....I thank-you both, Oscar would not be here today not bin for both your guys inspiration and advise.........
Ray noted, all new comers should read this, i believe along with Rays thread as well.....this is the real stuff that puts these boats back from being scrapped too being restored........sweat, elbow grease, and engine-uity .............cheers my friends.......all new comers and old, dont let these two threads pass you by........:arrr:
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