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64' Viking with twin outboards....

Old 10-26-2013, 05:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Capt. Scott Crown View Post
Wow.

"Bottom Time"
"Hitten Bottom"

Or for the original sink
"Pole Dancer"
Pole dancer is my vote!
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:46 AM
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Originally Posted by ScarabChris View Post
While I think it would be cool to bring that rig to the boat show, I don't think Yamaha would pay for anything. The engines on the Viking are obsolete as far as Yamaha is concerned. They push 4 strokes now and while they are a great product their current engines would never have been running after a couple days under water without major repairs. That's something only a 2 stroke can accomplish. And Yamaha aint selling no 250 HP 2 strokes anymore.
I don't think any motor today can handle being in the water with today's technology 2or 4 , friended did it to a E-tec and big dollars to get going again .
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Kack View Post
You don't have a hair on your ass if you don't pull this big bitch up to the T-dock at the boat show. Yamaha would probably pay for a spot at this point.
Now that's a bit out of line...I think these folks long ago passed the "hair on their ass" test. Besides, all of these ideas about going to the boat show......last I heard, the boat show was not giving away these dock spots for free. Perhaps the next one to suggest this will offer to pay for that.
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:02 AM
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Yamaha should JUMP on it. Do they sell that motor in our shitty country? Nope. Is it still manufactured and sold elsewhere? Yup. Besides, it would get media to say "Yamaha" which is the desired result.
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:09 AM
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by 35contender View Post
I don't think any motor today can handle being in the water with today's technology 2or 4 , friended did it to a E-tec and big dollars to get going again .

You are correct, I should have specified "traditional 2 stroke" as in carbed or EFI. Certainly no DFI 2 stroke is going to run without every single electronic and electrical component replaced.
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:56 AM
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Yamaha O-66, Detroit 671, Cat 3208- best engines ever made, unfortunately emissions have halted all 3. Good luck NIMS, your almost there!
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by 35contender View Post
I don't think any motor today can handle being in the water with today's technology 2or 4 , friended did it to a E-tec and big dollars to get going again .
A friend of mine dropped his Yammy 225 4S in the gulf, came completely of the boat, it hung on the cables for a few minutes and finnally went down it was shallow water but murky and they were diving for a whole week till they found it. it took a couple of sensors and a good fresh water bath, but the motor is back on the boat running since and has been a couple of years.

now this is a guy who started with a 50 hp on a 22' boat that used to go to Marquesas Key from key West with ten and twelve people on the boat, as far as I remember he had around 6 to 8 motors in that boat including an Evinrude V8 300 that had a window in the side of the block and that motor ran like that for something like three month and always wide open, so telling you this, this guy is not afraid of anything, he makes his own T top with scrap non stainless steel, his canvas was made with old trucking tarp by himself, sometimes the bilge pump was nothing more than a quarter oil recipient with the top cut off, and I can go on and on here typing for weeks, but the thing is that a Yamaha 4 S 225 was under water for an entire week and is still running two years later with no more than a couple of hundred dollars in new parts.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Sea Hawk View Post
A friend of mine dropped his Yammy 225 4S in the gulf, came completely of the boat, it hung on the cables for a few minutes and finnally went down it was shallow water but murky and they were diving for a whole week till they found it. it took a couple of sensors and a good fresh water bath, but the motor is back on the boat running since and has been a couple of years.

now this is a guy who started with a 50 hp on a 22' boat that used to go to Marquesas Key from key West with ten and twelve people on the boat, as far as I remember he had around 6 to 8 motors in that boat including an Evinrude V8 300 that had a window in the side of the block and that motor ran like that for something like three month and always wide open, so telling you this, this guy is not afraid of anything, he makes his own T top with scrap non stainless steel, his canvas was made with old trucking tarp by himself, sometimes the bilge pump was nothing more than a quarter oil recipient with the top cut off, and I can go on and on here typing for weeks, but the thing is that a Yamaha 4 S 225 was under water for an entire week and is still running two years later with no more than a couple of hundred dollars in new parts.
Was his name macgyver?
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Superfishalpalmbeach View Post
Was his name macgyver?
You know, iffin the yacth was coming down with a couple of Fichts on it, they sank, and they kept running, NOW there WOULD be sumptin to talk about.
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You know, iffin the yacth was coming down with a couple of Fichts on it, they sank, and they kept running, NOW there WOULD be sumptin to talk about.
The fichts would still be running under the water! Submarine mode! What you yammy guys didn't know bout that?
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:18 AM
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This 96 130 Johnson was on my boat that was wrecked in Sandy. The lower carbs had water in them and it was smashed up against a steel pole that was filled w concrete. I flushed the cylinders with wd40 and fogging oil, cleaned the carbs, and changed the starter. She fired right up and ran on muffs and in a barrel. I haven't been able to run in the water yet though.
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Sea Hawk View Post
A friend of mine dropped his Yammy 225 4S in the gulf, came completely of the boat, it hung on the cables for a few minutes and finnally went down it was shallow water but murky and they were diving for a whole week till they found it. it took a couple of sensors and a good fresh water bath, but the motor is back on the boat running since and has been a couple of years.

now this is a guy who started with a 50 hp on a 22' boat that used to go to Marquesas Key from key West with ten and twelve people on the boat, as far as I remember he had around 6 to 8 motors in that boat including an Evinrude V8 300 that had a window in the side of the block and that motor ran like that for something like three month and always wide open, so telling you this, this guy is not afraid of anything, he makes his own T top with scrap non stainless steel, his canvas was made with old trucking tarp by himself, sometimes the bilge pump was nothing more than a quarter oil recipient with the top cut off, and I can go on and on here typing for weeks, but the thing is that a Yamaha 4 S 225 was under water for an entire week and is still running two years later with no more than a couple of hundred dollars in new parts.
Your friend is SO Salt Life.
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Sea Hawk View Post
A friend of mine dropped his Yammy 225 4S in the gulf, came completely of the boat, it hung on the cables for a few minutes and finnally went down it was shallow water but murky and they were diving for a whole week till they found it. it took a couple of sensors and a good fresh water bath, but the motor is back on the boat running since and has been a couple of years.

now this is a guy who started with a 50 hp on a 22' boat that used to go to Marquesas Key from key West with ten and twelve people on the boat, as far as I remember he had around 6 to 8 motors in that boat including an Evinrude V8 300 that had a window in the side of the block and that motor ran like that for something like three month and always wide open, so telling you this, this guy is not afraid of anything, he makes his own T top with scrap non stainless steel, his canvas was made with old trucking tarp by himself, sometimes the bilge pump was nothing more than a quarter oil recipient with the top cut off, and I can go on and on here typing for weeks, but the thing is that a Yamaha 4 S 225 was under water for an entire week and is still running two years later with no more than a couple of hundred dollars in new parts.
I would like to see pics of that!
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by BCMk31 View Post
Why is the cowling off?
they wanted to look at the engine? i'm going out on a limb here...
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Originally Posted by noanoa View Post
they wanted to look at the engine? i'm going out on a limb here...
so Triple Threat was my suggestion. it lost to Double Down, which i understand because its really good.

that said i like "Double Up" better.

kinda a glass half full, glass half empty deal.
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hehehehe Mc Giver, that's what I'm going to call him next time I'll talk to him, this would be the last thing I'll say about my friend to not derail the thread any more, but he cut a radiator from a Cab over to use on his conventional truck, it cost him to rebuild his motor three times in a single year, before he cave and bought a new radiator about $1,200, while rebuild kit for a Cummins Big Cam was around $1,600, a very stubborn man.
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I haven't logged in for a while, but I had seen this thread and ignored it because the title didn't make any sense to me. I have to say, this is the most incredible read I have found on a forum. I read the whole thread, all the way through and am blown away by what these guys are doing.

Kudos to NEMS Boatworks, and to the new owner. That Viking is an incredibly pretty boat, and for that reason alone is worth saving.

I have to admit, my heart sank when I got to the part of the second sinking. All I could think of is the Kee Bird in Greenland. The old Viking floated again, though, and is making it. God bless you guys, and please post pictures of the restoration. I would love to see that boat all finished again.

This is the kind of story that would make a great documentary TV show.

Thanks. I voted for Double Down, by the way. I don't think there could ever be a better name for that old girl.
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"and ignored it because the title didn't make any sense to me."

Never judge a book by it's cover
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Originally Posted by noanoa View Post
so Triple Threat was my suggestion. it lost to Double Down, which i understand because its really good.

that said i like "Double Up" better.

kinda a glass half full, glass half empty deal.
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double up is a good name...but it totally loses the gambling entendre - and the audacity angle - therefore is not as strong of a name. Maybe it's the fact that I'm a writer, but once I saw the name Double Down, I knew the name game was over even tho there are a number of really good suggestions. When it's right, you just know it.
It's like a punch line...if you have to explain it.....

And no, it wasn't my name suggestion....but this thread might go another 1000 pages and the best name will still be Double Down. There are a number of really good ones...
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