Garfield' Folly - Palomino Project

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gdcarpenter
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Garfield' Folly - Palomino Project

Post by gdcarpenter » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:12 pm

Hi All,

Finally sold my ZIP and cleared out the new dedicated third garage bay for my 1957 Century Palomino Project. Seems it's been over a year since I first posted about it. Now have her down to a skeleton. Will eventually be doing a 5200 bottom. Amazing how tedious and time consuming carefully removing a gazillions screws so as not to damage the planks can be.

The good news is that I already have an engine. It's a 1959 Marcury Mark58A that I totally restored. I used the ZIP for sea trials with this engine before I sold her. She ran my ZIzp 33 MPH, and as new boat is about 8" longer, 4" wider, a bit deeper too, and 300 pound heavier all in,I hope to be somewhere close to 30 MPH on the new/old boat.
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This is my first, last and only boat build.

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BillW
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Re: Garfield' Folly - Palomino Project

Post by BillW » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:48 pm

That is a beautiful motor ! Seems like I saw a photo of it on the Old Merc site a while back ?
Very nice.

I also am a vintage Merc guy. I have a 1957 Mk55, and a Mk58A.

Is that steering setup going to be a Ride-Guide?
Or, is it a modified tilt tube, for a modern Teleflex system?

The Century boat will be amazing with that motor.

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Re: Garfield' Folly - Palomino Project

Post by gdcarpenter » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:39 pm

Thanks,

I have installed a larger diameter tilt tube on the engine to accommodate a standard Teleflex steering system, but also have a 'Ride Glide' system, or may stay with original steering cable system. So many choices, so little time :) Also an Johns Old Mercury member and I have another 3 44 cubes so may have another engine or two to go. Would consider twin 45 HP Mercs but propping would be difficult.
This is my first, last and only boat build.

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BillW
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Re: Garfield' Folly - Palomino Project

Post by BillW » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:12 pm

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OK, I have heard of your type of setup, but never saw one.
So, I guess you just bore out the clamp brackets, and then use a tilt tube from a later motor?

I have a Teleflex setup that is not nearly as sophisticated as yours will be.
Here is a photo. It works fine, but it limits the tilt to about 2/3 of what it normally is.

Wow, two motors on that century would really be something!
You have time to look for props. I also have a hard time finding them.

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