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That sounds like a fair price considering the work that's been done to it. I picked up a 1965 Merc 650 for $300 with controls, not running. After refurbishing it with repaired wiring, rebuilt carbs and fuel pumps, a tune up and rebuild of the lower unit I had about $1500 into it. It runs fantastic b...
Great progress, really coming together now! Interesting issue with the windshield, what brackets did you use and where did you get them? I wonder if the variation in the deck shape between the center and the outer brackets was a factor?
- Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:01 pm
- Forum: Power Boats
- Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
- Replies: 242
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Interesting comments on your motors, especially the 69 Merc. I refurbished a 1965 Merc 650 for my Malahini build and was concerned it was maybe a bit too much. Now I feel better about that choice. There's a LOT to be said for modern outboards for being quieter and smoother but those seem to come wit...
The E-tec 75 sounds like a great choice for the Malahini, you want the lightest engine for the hp which I've seen other Malahinis using them, as well as Yamaha OBs. You can probably do your own install but you're going to want the manufacturer's install manual/instructions. It'll have any unique set...
Just catching up on this, your windshield will look fantastic, very like the Riva designs. And should be easy to make the "glass" pieces fit. Looks like a couple sheets curved to fit the frame and mostly just trimming the edge that meets the deck. Clever!