SEA KNIGHT

Designs for inboard or outboard power

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Shes looking so good. I am looking forward to seeing pictures of it on the water.

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Craig the boat looks fantastic. Glad you chose to stick it out.
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I too am glad you've stuck it out Craig. Your Sea Knight is looking awesome. It's been an inspiration to me over the years to see it built as it looks so much like mine will. Looking forward to hearing more as you get it out and test it.
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Craig, your boat looks great.

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Hello everyone, I just recently finished my basic electrical wiring hookups and although there are lots of things that would be nice to add to this build I have only to start the motor and haul it somewhere to see if she floats etc. Still getting pressure from my wife to just sell it and maybe that will eventually happen but it would be nice to see her in the water. I need to go and pay taxes so I can get it registered and also register my trailer along with trying to get my old truck going as well. The motor has not been run since I purchased it so I am not exactly confident that the carbs are not in need of a rebuild and aside from being old I think the motor will run. Anyone have any thoughts on how to best proceed with trying out the motor? and for when I get ready to sell do you think it would be far fetched to think around 4-5K for a selling price?
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

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Craig, She is a beautiful boat. I really have no idea about prices, but would think 4 or 5 thou would be reasonable.
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Ha Ha I know what you mean Bryan, thanks for the feedback.

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Craig, I agree with Bryan, your boat is beautiful.

In terms of what to do with an older outboard, I think it depends a bit on how much fritzing around you want to do. At the very least, I suggest that you try starting it up in an appropriately sized bucket of water at home before you take it to the launching ramp. In addition, you could consider changing out the spark plugs and changing the oil in the lower unit.

Best of luck!

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:D Nice looking boat.If the wife is only interested in the amount you could get for the boat ,maybe you could look around for a different one(wife,I mean) :lol:
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Craig,

Your boat looks great. My experience in messing with the older motors is they are still worth using for pleasure use. Youll likely have a few teething issues at first with something that needs a little service but I'm sure it can work just fine. I chased some issues with my old 402 Mercury outboard on my Zip and after throwing some parts at it, its been running great for several years. I still keep in touch with the guy that bought it. I had really good luck selling my little Zip for over 10K so dont sell yours short if you do sell it someday.

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Definitely change the water pump impeller on an old outboard.
The rubber vanes take on a "set" and may not flex enough to function well. And worse, if the vanes fail, then rubber pieces can lodge up the cooling passages in the block. And, of course, never run a motor or even turn it with the starter, without water. The water is necessary to lubricate the impeller. Very nice looking boat.

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Thank you again guys all great suggestions. I am guilty of turning it over with the starter, didn't think about the possible impeller damage. I did pick up a new one but will have to learn how to replace it. I had replaced all fluid points, cap and rotter etc. I did a compression test and it looked good. I have a large trash can under the leg and just need to fill it with water but the carbs are an area I am thinking could be my problem area. Hopefully I will get a chance to try it soon. Really appreciate all the feedback.

Craig

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

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Craig,

Instead of using a trash can, I suggest getting some outboard motor ear muffs. I think they are actually called outboard motor flushers but a google search of "outboard motor ear muffs" works. These are easier to use than trying to put an outboard motor in a trash can and keeping it filled with water. You will use the muffs anytime you want to run the gas out of the motor at the end of the season and also anytime you test it at the beginning of the season. They aren't very expensive and the are well worth it.

I have muffs and use them for my outboard boat and my I/O bigger boat.

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

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Your boat looks awesome. Hope you get her running and in the water.
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