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Old 05-20-2007, 03:59 PM
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Ok guy's/ girl's(if any are here ) I'm new here but not to forum's. I'm a loyal member to powerstrokeforum.com and sugest to any of you guy's with ford diesel pick-up's to visit. I'm also pretty big on modding the PSD but have slowed down on it the past few month's. anyway, i got a boat. my neighbor gave it to me. he said i could have it as long as i fixed it and let him use it some time's. i've never had or been on a boat before and need some help getting started. it's '68 16 or 17' thompson, omc 120. it needs a top end and some other minor thing's. the top end, i found that at go2marine for $67. the other owner said he over heated it and took some where and they said it needed a top end. should i have the head milled and rebuilt ot just put the new gasket on? and i need some vent's for the back. they have hose's going in and out to the engine and i assume they are exhaust. they are broke to piece's and would like to replace them but came up with nothing. and they don't have a part #. know any place's to check? i think that about all for now. thank's for any help you guy's can give.

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Old 05-21-2007, 12:02 PM
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Um.....anyone?
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Old 05-21-2007, 04:14 PM
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Run!

If he gave it away he probably figured it was too expensive to fix and keep. On the other hand it may just be a personal decision based on personal finance.

By "vents" do you mean the plastic louvres that attach to the hull and the hoses attach to the louvres? Those are generally standard sizes and can be had at practically any marine hardware store.

If you're going to fix the engine, do it right and have it milled - reliable power is a major key to safety on the water and be sure to do the compression checks. The last thing you want far from shore is a dead engine.
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Old 05-21-2007, 05:53 PM
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Give it back.
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Old 05-21-2007, 10:01 PM
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Something really stinks about this. He will give it you but wants to be able to use it. I woud do the deal the other way around. Let him keep it in his name.

Sounds like the boat has its share of problems and when he "borrows" it one day and breaks down/abandons it or worse, it will be your door the authorities will come knocking on if its in your name
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Old 05-22-2007, 11:06 AM
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i''ll get the head milled and have new spring's and seat's put in. the reason he gave it to me is because he doesnt know how to work on engine's and he said it cost to much to have it done. and he didn't want it in his yard any more. yes, those louver's go just forward of the transom. so as far as thompson goes, is it a pretty well built boat? or are they known for leak's? and from what i've been seeing omc is not very good?
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Old 05-27-2007, 12:50 AM
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I'm a fellow Powerstroker and have many, many years of boating experience. Tell your neighbor thanks but no thanks. You are about to step off into more do-do than you can wipe off of your shoe. If you want a boat, save up and buy something decent. You will be glad you did...
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Old 05-27-2007, 02:22 PM
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On the powerstroke side...is there any other big oil or dual oil other than the terminator and stealth systems?? My next mod is gonna be big oil and injectors

Our towing/everyday rig is an 02 PowerSmoke 4X4 crew cab with 6pos. chip (40-120hp) 4" exhaust, Pyro, Boost, Trans temp gauges, wicked wheel, turbomaster wastegate, Zoodad mod, AFE stage II, and Suncoast tranny. I have a 6.0L intercooler I've been meaning to get in too
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Old 05-27-2007, 03:57 PM
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Man I'd give the boat back to him. You don't need the headache. If you want a boat go get yourself one that doesn't come with strings attached.
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