Picked this up a few weeks ago. 1997 26' Nokaoi, 200 mercury and 9.9 mariner kicker. I was nervous due to not very much info on the brand, etc. but after a very positive survey, motor checked out with as new compression and a very impressive sea trial (small craft advisory out of channel islands harbor) I'm ready to roll. I've been looking for something extremely simple - commercial style with a small cuddy and hardtop for about 2-3 years and this fit. 2 Questions:
Has anyone had experience with these boats?
It has a paralift jackplate - original equipment for some reason. Once in a while it will lower but not raise - I haven't been able to find much info on this system. Is there a way to manually raise the jackplate? Also anyone have any experience in troubleshooting these?
Thanks for any help and looking forward to getting it dialed in over the next few weeks.