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Old 08-08-2014, 11:57 AM
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Hi everyone. This is my first post, so forgive me if I do this wrong. I've been trying to identify the attached boat. It has twin 1972 Halmon Moody 302 engines with Volvo 270 I/O drives. I've been unable to locate the HIN #. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Looks like a 24' Marauder. Probably built by Glassply in the early 70's.
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Can't help you but nice deep V-Hull, she probably rode pretty good in her day!!
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Thank you both. I was originally told it was a Marauder, but I haven't been able to find any information on it or pictures like it anywhere on the web. I was hoping to find out a little more information before I decided to restore. It has a nice cabin area and kitchen. Perfect for a trip with my kids.
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Wow counter rotating 270 drives too. I didn't know they existed. The engines are Ford 302's? I have never seen a Ford block mated with Volvo drives. Volvo uses GM blocks and back when that boat was built I thought Volvo had their own blocks.

I grew up on a boat with Volvo I/O power. I helped my father pull the 270 drive off a few times as a kid.

That whole rig could be custom home made.
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I'll try to get some good pictures of the motors next time I'm over at the boat. In the meantime, I still need to try to find out more specifics of the boat. I'll also try to get some interior pictures.
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Nice looking hull could be a nice project. Can't you just turn the 270 drive the other way by putting the cable on the other side of the cable mount on the outdrive ?
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I went by and pressure washed the whole boat on Wednesday and was able to get a few more pictures. Someone must have done a quick paint job to it because it all came off down to the original which is mostly in great shape. The cockpit also cleaned up a lot better than the attached photo.

I took a picture of one of the engines. I did confirm from the serial #s that they are 1972 302 Holman Moody Raw Water I/O. One is a left rotation, the other a right rotation.

I still haven't been able to find any pictures of boats that look like mine. The Marauders I saw online had windows on the front. Any help to identify is still greatly appreciated.

I'll try to get some pictures of the inside this weekend.
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COOL LOOKING BOAT!!!

Based on Fiberglas1's info. I did a quick search on the web, and found, that it appears that it was built by Autocoast Company, in Costa Mesa CA..

Here is a "print ad from the 70's"... (not mine)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Marauder-Fly...item20ea6778e0

One boat that was for sale at one time. (Pictures)
http://www.boats.com/listing/gallery...20494201&pic=0

and one boat that was at auction at one time. (Has some spec's listed) True or not IDK.
http://usauctions.com/ItemDetails.aspx?ID=6441

Good Luck with the restore!!!
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Gonna be an expensive project, but love the hull.
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They were built by a few different companies over several years, and some put the forward windows in and some didn't. But I'm pretty sure they were all called Marauders.
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Thank you everyone!!! I really appreciate how quickly everyone came together to help me out. I was able to work on the inside yesterday. Most of the wood is going to need to be replaced. I'm pulling the engines out to be rebuilt on 9/30, so I'll post pics and keep everyone updated on the progress.

Some good news on the rebuild. I am fortunate enough to have several people in my family that are going to make this hopefully a not so expensive rebuild.

The person rebuilding the engines is my uncle who rebuilds racecar engines, my other uncle is a professional pain/body specialist, and my cousin does custom interior woodwork, and one of my best friends installs computer network systems on yahts. It's good to have connections!!
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Wow counter rotating 270 drives too. I didn't know they existed. The engines are Ford 302's? I have never seen a Ford block mated with Volvo drives. Volvo uses GM blocks and back when that boat was built I thought Volvo had their own blocks. I grew up on a boat with Volvo I/O power. I helped my father pull the 270 drive off a few times as a kid. That whole rig could be custom home made.
counter rotation is easy on an old Volvo , just switch the bell crank linkage around on the drive. Counter rotations props may be a tough one to find though
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Thank you everyone!!! I really appreciate how quickly everyone came together to help me out. I was able to work on the inside yesterday. Most of the wood is going to need to be replaced. I'm pulling the engines out to be rebuilt on 9/30, so I'll post pics and keep everyone updated on the progress. Some good news on the rebuild. I am fortunate enough to have several people in my family that are going to make this hopefully a not so expensive rebuild. The person rebuilding the engines is my uncle who rebuilds racecar engines, my other uncle is a professional pain/body specialist, and my cousin does custom interior woodwork, and one of my best friends installs computer network systems on yahts. It's good to have connections!!
I would consider new long blocks or even engine packages if they are raw water cooled. Cool boat though!
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Thanks everyone for the help with identifying the boat. Now on to more of the restoration questions.

The stringer (wood wall in front of the engines) is rotten. It is soaking wet and I can just about "thump" my finger right through it.

Any suggestions on how to replace? Do I need to? Anything out there I could use to coat/seal instead?
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http://seattleboatshare.com/1971_Marauder_24.html
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Trying to think ahead, but has anyone had any experience with spraying Line-X for the deck instead of trying to repair/patch all of the tiny cracks? Or would this just be covering up any problems?
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We used the elastomeric paint on the top deck of a houseboat, but not line-x.
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WOW! Seeing that Marauder brought back a lot of memories. Looked at a Marauder at a boat dealer on PCH (pacific Coast Highway) in Newport Beach, California. Almost bought it but decided to buy a twin engined yellow Sea Ray.

In those days Sea Ray would give the customer his choice of boat colors, Had twin chevy 6 cylinder engines. Paid $12,000 for it. if I remember correctly the Marauder was a thousand or so more money. That was in 1974. I was 41 years old then.

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Nice to find someone with a similar boat.
I bought mine 73 Marauder SS 24 in June should have it on the water in about a week... finally
You Have a 72 Marauder fly bridge


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