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Old 10-03-2009, 11:34 PM   #1
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I did a stupid thing...

I went and won this on ebay...
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...ayphotohosting

I was after a project boat... something me and the little girl can mess about doing up, and launch this summer... this doesnt look like it needs _that_ much work... other than a new engine and leg...

Now the question is... what engine do I get for it, and what leg... and where do I start looking?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-03-2009, 11:40 PM   #2
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e-bay.............................................yo u asked
Think Martin still has a complete leg - Bravo up for sale, Dunno on an engine thought of a Diesel see a few on B&O 2nd hand with a Merc leg but that was a while ago
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Old 10-03-2009, 11:42 PM   #3
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Yeah, that was my thoughts initially... but thought it might be "fun" to get running, and then ebay it in a couple of months. First thing is getting it back to southampton from somerset first
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:26 AM   #4
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glastron

you may be in for a bit of a shock, if you think that you have bought a 16" boat

i've done the classic glastron thing and
what you have got there is a 1977 V-174 bayflite,
she is 17.5" long , 7" wide and these old glastrons are heavy even without a motor! so make sure you've got a good trailer when you go to get it.

http://www.classicglastron.com/77gl-v174.html
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:16 AM   #5
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Looking at the size of the engine compartment, I'd say your gonna need a 3 litre package for that. Not going to be easy to find s/h, although new isn't that expensive, probably be around £5k.
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:30 AM   #6
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Not really worth it on a £51 boat ....

anyone want to buy a "16ft Glastron" ?
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Old 11-03-2009, 03:18 PM   #7
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16 glastron

give you 52 squids for it.
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Old 11-03-2009, 03:20 PM   #8
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give you 52 squids for it.
If you go collect it - its yours for £51
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glass up the transom and fit an outboard.
turn the engine bay into stowage
quick and simple and when you get rid of it easy to remove the engine,
nothing lost on a £51 boat, been done plenty of times
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Old 11-03-2009, 06:24 PM   #10
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An outboard was the other option I was thinking... Would take quite a bit of modifying to do .... are there any threads about doing this?
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An outboard was the other option I was thinking... Would take quite a bit of modifying to do .... are there any threads about doing this?
Plenty,
Just google "converting inboard to outboard"

The big upshot of doing this is outboards have a much better power to weight ratio than inboards.
So you wont need the 130hp it had, 90hp would push that nicely.

Once you have blanked off the transom you can buy a box off the shelf, but its not rocket science to build one,
Some people have even fitted jack plates!

Like you said you want a project for you and little'n
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Old 11-03-2009, 06:46 PM   #12
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I bid for the engine out of that boat on ebay (monday) got out bid was a Volvo Penta 2lt B20
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I bid for the engine out of that boat on ebay (monday) got out bid was a Volvo Penta 2lt B20
how much did it go for?
cant think why he would split it up as complete these things fetch between
£500 to £1500 depending on condition!
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:01 PM   #14
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£360 He only wanted the drive.
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:08 PM   #15
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well that worked out expensive he paid £920 for the boat
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=180325632916
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Andy B, The most annoying thing is, the boat was a 2 min drive from where I live! but didn't see it for sale I'm Still in the market for a Volvo penta twin carb B18/20 engine.
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glastron sm/chevrolet

have a sm block chevy engine good std bores 305 cu ins will need a re build kit (ebay . com aprox $500 ) p m me with phone number
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Hi DD, many thanks for the offer,but it has to be a B18/20.
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Just noticed you ment the sm block for the glastron not me! must be getting late!
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I'm Still in the market for a Volvo penta twin carb B18/20 engine.
can i ask whats it for?
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