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    Ok,
    So I had my first weekend running the boat and let me tell you, I definitely made the right purchase. The sound alone is worth the money. As discussed after the initial run, the carb was rebuilt, new fuel pump, and gas lines installed, throttle cable is new and I had a fresh water flush installed. The only issue I had was with the engine trim which was removed but the original line was left abandoned in the boat and was not sealed, you can imagine the surprise I got after running for an hour and opened the hatch. After my heart sank thinking the hull was cracked I quickly realized the issue, pumped out the bilge and tied up the line. Other than that the boat runs amazingly. What are my options in installing a new trim? I have attached a few photos and a quick little video. Still don't have the balls to run full throttle until I am alittle more comfortable with the handling but it flies, and the looks are well worth it.
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    looks more like a 67 than a 74 does it have a HIN stamped on the upper right hand transom?
    When the sky is grey,look out to sea.
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    Not a '67 w/ that instrument cluster (I don't think).

    When did they change from the 5 in a row gauges?

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    a 74 would stand a good chance of being a 350 volvo boat from the factory this boat has had the exhaust tips moved probably when the ford sb was removed.

    the dash panel was first used in 65 on the 18 and I have not been able to find a clear demarcation from when the arched panel was stopped and the trapezoid panel took over

    both appear in 16's the arched was used in the corsican as well in the 16 it was probably just a matter of what they had on hand when the boat was rigged

    is the deck on this boat cored? if it is the original tank still installed there may be a date on it or do a search for a written hull number up by the bow eye or on the back of the dash


    a 74 should have the longer inner strakes as well
    When the sky is grey,look out to sea.
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    The reg reads 74 and the hull number is DMR166790874, The boat is registered on the site by one of the previous owners, as a 74 as well. Weather permitting, tomorrow I will take a look under the dash and at the tank. Any ideas on installing an outboard tilt, looks to me like all the existing wiring is present as well as the control on the dash?

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    unusual for a 74 to only have 2 clamshell vents this sounds like Brian73/Kirks old boat

    tilt


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Volvo-Penta-...185459&vxp=mtr


    does the drive still have the kick up bracket ?
    When the sky is grey,look out to sea.
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    When I'm home again,
    boys, I'll be buying!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattyboy View Post
    unusual for a 74 to only have 2 clamshell vents this sounds like Brian73/Kirks old boat

    tilt


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Volvo-Penta-...185459&vxp=mtr


    does the drive still have the kick up bracket ?


    I believe it is Brian's boat as the boat is registered on the site under a Brian E.
    Do you know if he is still around. Maybe he want to make me an offer

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    Thought I would share some photos

    Taken by the Atlantic Beach bridge the other day, Stopped to take a swim and thought it would be a great opportunity to take some shots
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    Gorgeous boat! Enjoy!
    1970 18 2+3 Hull #18-355 H/M 351W Volvo 250
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    PRESERVE, DON'T RESTORE

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    Very nice photos. Boat looks really clean! Is that Jamaica Bay? I went walkabout from CT through the Sound last weekend and ended up at JFK
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Guimond View Post
    Very nice photos. Boat looks really clean! Is that Jamaica Bay? I went walkabout from CT through the Sound last weekend and ended up at JFK
    No its Reynolds Chanel right before you go out the inlet towards Jamaica Bay. Are you sure you weren't by La Guardia airport? that's on the sound side, JFKs on the Atlantic

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    Quote Originally Posted by aseredin87 View Post
    No its Reynolds Chanel right before you go out the inlet towards Jamaica Bay. Are you sure you weren't by La Guardia airport? that's on the sound side, JFKs on the Atlantic
    yes they have a boat problem at La Guardia


    looks good did you get the tilt motor in?
    When the sky is grey,look out to sea.
    When the waves are high and the light is dying,
    well raise a glass and think of me...
    When I'm home again,
    boys, I'll be buying!

    My Ride

    Come Join Us on The Queen Of American Lakes



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    Quote Originally Posted by mattyboy View Post
    yes they have a boat problem at La Guardia


    looks good did you get the tilt motor in?
    Purchased but not installed as of yet. Schedules to busy, and when I have some down time all I want to do is play but hopefully soon.

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    Great looking little boat .About as classic looking as an 18 can come .
    Just because something's old doesn't mean you throw it away !

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    Quote Originally Posted by aseredin87 View Post
    No its Reynolds Chanel right before you go out the inlet towards Jamaica Bay. Are you sure you weren't by La Guardia airport? that's on the sound side, JFKs on the Atlantic

    No, I passed by LGA very early and do that often.

    Went down the East River, out the Harbor hugging the leeward side and then, when I should have turned around .... took a left and explored some more. Some guy told me I was in Howard Beach when I was trying to find the spot where I bought my first 16 in Sheepshead Bay a loooooong time ago so I pressed on and followed the planes. The run back was a back breaker but I'm always amazed at what a 16 can do in big water if you respect it and the conditions. Enjoy your new Donzi and welcome.

    Take it to the Statue on a calm 'morn.
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