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Old 10-01-2010, 07:41 AM
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We're about to start a 78 - 22.2 FF rebuild through the winter.
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I have a1997 215 Cudy and it smells like gas in cabin and the hull after ir is coversed for the night, but there is no gas or oil sheen in the water in the hull. Must be fumes? Any one else ever have this problem. Other then this its the best boat I have ever owned.
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Just bought a 1976 22.2 on ebay, I think It is either the screaming deal of the century, or I've bought another artificial reef; we will see...
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Originally Posted by Necessary Evil View Post
Just bought a 1976 22.2 on ebay, I think It is either the screaming deal of the century, or I've bought another artificial reef; we will see...
http://www.classicaquasport.com/
Classic Aquasport will be your best friend as you restore her
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Who said anything about restoring? I'm giving it to the wife for her "bang into things" boat.
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Originally Posted by Necessary Evil View Post
Who said anything about restoring? I'm giving it to the wife for her "bang into things" boat.
You let the wife play Captain? LOL
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Don't knock it 'til you've tried it... I think she will be named "DockBuster"
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There is no new boat in the under 25 class that can hold a candle to a restored Sea Craft, Pro-line, Aqua-sport, And my true love in the boat world the 233 Formula pre 1972. These boats re done will out run out fish and out class any new boat hands down.
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Look up Hammer head boat works in Tampa, Florida. the 22.2 and the 19.6 are bad asses.
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in the 70s my parents and I went from stuart florida to Hilton head and back in a 17 ft a-sport... and my parents went on so many long trips after that the miles cant be counted...I later bought a basket case 17 that we rebuilt and my son(now a 100 ton capt) wore it out..this is a brand that is very dear to me
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Rest in peace Aquasport Opinions : April 21, 2006 - August 6, 2006. Oops, I mean June 26, 2009 - Dec. 30, 2010. Wait it's still ALIVE!!!! I guess it's true, you just can't kill an aquasport or it's thread .

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Melissa001- where did you get that info? Genmar is no more. Rec Boat Holdings owns most of the Genmar brands.
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Originally Posted by redslayer069 View Post
Rest in peace Aquasport Opinions : April 21, 2006 - August 6, 2006. Oops, I mean June 26, 2009 - Dec. 30, 2010. Wait it's still ALIVE!!!! I guess it's true, you just can't kill an aquasport or it's thread .
Yep them old AS are pretty tough

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This is an older chain, but after having owned several Grady's, a Mako, and in the early days (80's) a Wellcraft, I'm going to buy an Osprey (17').

You really can't write them off so flippantly, (and you're a Grady owner), for their size they were an excellent center console boat at one stage of their ownership and manufacture.
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I just stumbled onto a '80 Aquasport 222 that has had the transom and floor redone. I'm looking forward to seeing it soon. I will likely need to repower- it's currently got a '85 Evinrude 235 VRO. I'd prefer something a bit smaller, and a bit less thirsty. What's the stardard power on these boats?
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This may help
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thanks Pete. The one I'm looking at is a flatback, with v benches forward, but the pic gives me some idea.
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Ha... old thread but a good one

I bought a 1997 165 Striper this Summer I am using as a lake boat. So far its a great solid little boat. And they have a very loyal following.
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Default Seeking experience with replacing an interior fuel tank on a 1985 Aquasport

I own a 1985 Aquasport 200 CCP and looking for advise on how difficult the procedure would be.........Great boat and I hate to defer to a exterior tank on the boat floor has any one have experience doing this before Main0058

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Old 03-13-2015, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Main0058 View Post
I own a 1985 Aquasport 200 CCP and looking for advise on how difficult the procedure would be.........Great boat and I hate to defer to a exterior tank on the boat floor has any one have experience doing this before Main0058
Suggest you post this question on the Classic Aquasport website. A lot of experience there with replacing tanks in these boats.

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