Super Spartan "Making Good Progress"

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twier
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Super Spartan "Making Good Progress"

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I completed a five Winter build of my Zip last summer and decided to start a Super Spartan this fall. This build is certainly going a lot faster.

I restored a 56 Mercury Mark 30H last year for the Spartan so it should be a fast one. I have also found some of the decals I need to go with the planned red and yellow paint scheme.

My goal is to smoke the young fellas and their jet skis this summer!

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Zip completed 2021 (1958 Evinrude 35 Big Twin)
Starting Super Spartan (1956 Mercury Mark 30 H)
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Roberta
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Looking Great! I built one for our Grandkids to play with. A 9.9 Mercury fishing motor pushed it along about 20mph. The 30H will be a great ride.

Roberta 😊 😊 😊 😊
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And thank you for your Super Spartan blog. Even with the help frame 2 took me two days to fit.
Zip completed 2021 (1958 Evinrude 35 Big Twin)
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That Mk30H looks beautiful!
How about a couple closer pictures of it ?
Looks like great work on the boat too.
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I found the motor on Craigs List in WI. The owner was a collector and had not started it in 15 years. Turns out his wife had my Dad as a high school teacher back in Iowa, small world.
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That motor looks very nice; it will be lots of fun on that hydro.

I am not a racer, but I do have some Mk55 and 58 standard service motors.

Those race motors certainly have very short shaft length. I assume it will require some trial and error to find the best transom height.

No doubt you know the book suggests 12 to 14.5 inches for the Mk30H. I looked it up just for fun.
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I do now! Thanks for the info.
Zip completed 2021 (1958 Evinrude 35 Big Twin)
Starting Super Spartan (1956 Mercury Mark 30 H)
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In case you wonder where the transom height info came from....it did not seem to be in the "1965 & Prior Service Manual"
but it was in this one.

Note the comment about bolting on the motor....probably especially important with a surfacing prop.
I know a guy who didn't, and the outcome was not good.
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Those operating and maintenance manuals are gold. I had one for our 1969 Merc 500. A wealth of information.

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billw,

Thanks again. I could find nothing regarding transom height for a 30h. Look to get a couple of bolts as well!
Zip completed 2021 (1958 Evinrude 35 Big Twin)
Starting Super Spartan (1956 Mercury Mark 30 H)
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