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Old 11-17-2020, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by walkerh View Post
Finally had some time yesterday to remove the cowling off of my 2008 Suzuki 175 and clean it up. Really happy with the results for the age of the motor and the fact that I only spent 9 dollars on a heat gun to get the job done.


But apparently I can’t show pictures in a post yet....
Curious about what was the condition and what you used to clean it up. I have a 94' Johnson and the cowling is heavily oxidized. Was planning to take compound to it, but it's pretty far down the list.



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Old 11-18-2020, 11:40 AM
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The motor wasn't in too bad of shape, just wasn't a huge fan of the decals on it. I used the heat gun to remove the decals and to heat up the adhesive underneath. Scraped at the adhesive for what felt like forever with a plastic razor blade, using heat and WD40 to break it up. After I got all of that removed I just took some 3M finesse it polish on a buffer with a foam pad and buffed the cowling. Followed up with a spray on wax. It isn't perfect it still shows some small cracks? up close.. not too sure what they actually are. A whole lot better than it was before in my opinion. I watched a video on youtube where the guy wetsanded with 1000 grit and then 2200 grit before he buffed, which may have made it cleaner than I got it, but I am happy with the outcome. I will post pictures when I am able.
Old 12-07-2020, 06:43 PM
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I have owned a 2001 204 WA since 03. It has served our family well for years. It truly does it all. I recently repowered from the original 135 to a 03 150 Johnson and was hoping someone could provide some prop suggestions. This power was a bit more common. The 135 took years and some money to get really dialed in. It was a little underpowered and had a v6 gearcase (from the factory).
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Over the years, along with basic maintenance like new bilge pumps, we have added some nice touches like underwater lights, deck lights, washdowns, second battery, flush mounted Garmin, mounted anchor out of locker, etc... If anyone is interested I can provide more info on how we went about these projects. Say what you want about the brand but this boat has fished 1-4+ guys in the shallows and open ocean, hung out at the sand bar/calming, and pulls a tube all in a weekend or after work. With the full enclosure up, we keep it wet slipped as long as 8 months. Good boat that serves us well.



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Old 01-01-2021, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by SportsCar View Post
Well guys as of Thursday my 1996 220WA belongs to Duncan's Boats in North Charleston SC if anyone is looking. Nice boat, not perfect, almost new trailer and a 2006 Yamaha 225 HP 4 cycle.

Traded it in a a Regal 26XO. Express with all the comforts of a house and just as big a payment!!

Y^ou guys enjoy your Anglers I know I loved mine since she was new!!!
Did you love it? I'm looking at a '91 up here in NY. Anything you can tell me to look for?
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Well the time has come to redo the entire inside of my boat. The gel coat failing and chipping like most anglers did.. so she’s stripped down and new paint going on! Here are some current pics









started painting the hatches. Going to paint my leaning post white and my t top is getting a fresh coat as well. Once it’s all painted I’ll be having sea deck installed as well.
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Paint work finished up and now going on other things.. rub rail finished today





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Old 02-22-2021, 10:40 PM
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Looking good.

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