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  • 21 Foot CC What should I look for

    Going to look at a 21 foot CC with a 95 Evinrude Ocean Pro this Saturday. What problems should I pay attention to? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • #2
    Boat wise look the transom over closly, watch for cracks around the corners indicating flex, some say to tap on the transom with a plastic hammer and listen for a sharp not dull thunk(still working on that one) walk around the floor looking for spongy spots. Ask "how old is the fuel tank" if its older that 10-12 years it may very well need replaced. There was a great post by Eddie Ring(ringleader) on this very subject. It was worthy of archiving, maybe someone who has better searching skills can dig that one up?? check out the steering and throttle cables(can be costly) Have the motor checked by a Mechanic. Keep us posted on your progress. dave
    [br]1994 Mako 215 Dual console Optimax 225[br]1978 Mako 19 with 90hp johnson[br]1996 Mako 22[br]1982 Mako 171 Angler 135 Black Max Mercury[br]1987 21b 225 Yamaha[br]1974 23 inboard Gusto gone.[br]1979m21 225johnson \"blue dolphin\" bought off this board and restored [br]with everyone\'s help!!Gone but not Forgotten....[br]1979 20 Mako 115 Suzuki gone[br]1977 19 Mako 115 Johnson gone[br]1976 23 Mako twin 140 Johnsons gone[br]1983 224 with closed transom and bracket[br]And 162 SOB (some other boats)[br]Venice Florida, Traverse city Mi.


    • #3
      1.Tilt the engine all the way up and try to move the skeg up and down to see if there is much transom flex. Look for stress cracks especially on the transom. Sight it that it is dead straight accross. If it is old/weak it will sag outwards and be convex. Look at the inside of it too (in the aft bilge) and see if there is delamination.

      2. Stick your nose into the bilge to smell for gasoline. Remove the inspection plate over the sending unit and look at the top of the tank for corrosion. There should be zinc chromate primer on it. Look at the hoses too.

      3. Dance around on the deck to feel for sponginess. Check that fittings are properly bed.

      4. Sight the hull chines/ strakes for fairness. Pound the hull sides with the back of your fist to get a feeling about hull strength.Look on the bottom for blisters and if there are any through hulls sound around them for delamination.

      6. Check the engine for compression, corrosion, and see that heads are not bedded in permaseamseal.

      7. Take the boat to the water and run and operate all of the switches,controls, and equipment. Check that all safety gear and ground tackle are intact and serviceable.
      Richard[br]Miami[br]Pearson Flyer 30


      • #4
        All the above ! Do not confuse cosmetic stress gel coat cracks with structural damage......If a boat is used as it is designed, All boats will eventually get stress cracks in the gell coat, especially around the transom. Beware of bottom paint.....look close if it has it..........


        • #5
          For better or worse it's mine now!!! Lots of electrical work to do but looking forward to it.