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Old 09-07-2014, 08:11 AM
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Hello everyone, new member here. I was in the military for 21 years and never had the time to go boating, due to my obligations, but my family has had boats, since I was a kid.

Several weeks ago, I found a 1969 Evinrude Rogue II 210 for $1795. It looked nice in the pictures, but I held off. A few weeks pass and the boat was still for sale, now at a lowered price of $1450. I spoke to my wife Brooke, who agreed to come take a look at it with me, so I called the owner.

The owner, a kid in his early 20's, tells me that the boat was kept it in climate-controlled storage for 20 years. It has 163hrs. No soft spots whatsoever. The only thing wrong was that the prop was missing. I asked him if he'd be willing to trade. He was, so we traded a non-running Titan Industrial 8500w generator, a SigPro 2340 pistol and $100 for it.

There wasn't much that needed to be done. I used my wet vac to clean up the oily mess the kid left behind, when he changed the oil, draining it into the bilge. I had to take the original blower motor/bilge pump (it's all one unit, which I've never seen before) apart, clean it and reassemble it, because the oil and dirt in the bilge turned to crud and clogged up the pump. I rewired the engine compartment and made sure everything was neatly routed. I also found a replacement 14"x15P prop on eBay. I replaced a few light bulbs that were burned out too.

With the exception of the down tilt solenoid, everything on the boat works as it should. I have the owner's manuals for the boat and trailer, as well as the boating log, which shows that the original owner did an oil change in 1978, when the boat had 90hrs on it. I need to replace the original Goodyear 6.50x10 10-ply tires and do a little bit of wiring on the trailer, but it's little stuff.

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Wow! Gotta love those barn finds!
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That's a awesome time capsule you have there. Fred post some engine pics.
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Here's a before pic of the engine compartment. You can see where the kid I bought it from used house wiring. I'm amazed it didn't catch fire.
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Here's the after pic, where I used correct type and gauge wiring. I just wish I had access to the correct colors, but it's safe, so that's what matters.

The Rochester Quadrajet is the original 7028282.

The cleaned up bilge pump/blower motor.
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This is one of my favorite features, the fold down rear bench. This allows you access to the engine compartment front hatch, so you can work on it from the front or above.
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By the way, I forgot to say this in the original post....that is the original Evinrude tilt trailer. The only thing that's not original on it is the electric winch. I don't know if the electrical part works, because it's missing the cable...anyone know if I can get one for it?.....but the mechanical part works fine.
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You might want to just swap that out for a standard trailer winch,so when's the maiden voyage?
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This site might be helpful: http://www.omc-boats.org/

Nice boat!

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Maiden voyage will be this Spring. We just sold our house in Texas, and we're moving to Idaho in about a month and a half. I've already drained all of the water out of the block and there's no fuel in it, so I just want to make sure that everything is properly serviced and good to go, so that I don't sink the boat on its first time out. I haven't checked the oil in the outdrive yet, but I know that the electric shift works perfectly. How much are new winches?
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http://www.westmarine.com/buy/fulton...17_511_002_509
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What a barn find, super cool boat. Do you know where the name Evinrude comes from?
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Ole's momma ?
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http://www.leeroysramblings.com/hist..._evinrude.html
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Originally Posted by mitchell master View Post
Ole's momma ?
Yupp. Nationality?
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Evinrude was born on a farm outside of Christiana, Norway. One of his earliest memories was his family's emigration to America when he was five (1882)
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Evinrude was born on a farm outside of Christiana, Norway. One of his earliest memories was his family's emigration to America when he was five (1882)
Yupp, I am born in the same city. Just a little trivia that I think is cool....
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Great find! My buddy had one identical with a 327 in it.

As far as the wiring for the winch, try this:

http://www.boatersplus.com/power-win...e-harness.html
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And, correct me if I'm wrong, it's pronounced "Eh-vin-rood", not "Ee-vin-rood", as some of the folks around here say.
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Originally Posted by Mud Runner View Post
Great find! My buddy had one identical with a 327 in it.

As far as the wiring for the winch, try this:

http://www.boatersplus.com/power-win...e-harness.html
Ours has the 307, which I know has a bad reputation, but the problem was always with the camshaft not being hardened. Personally, I like it, it is for all intents and purposes a stroked 283.

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