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Sabre Craft Impella 17 1 year 2 months ago #139001

Hey guys, I'm totally new here, and to the classic boat world.

I had the opportunity to pick up a Sabre Craft Impella 17, with trailer and a Johnson super sea horse 75 outboard

It's a project, but things didn't seem to be in too terrible of shape.

My biggest issue is the fact that I have no idea where to start, I'm a pretty handy man, with mechanics or carpentry. But I have basically no experience with anything to do with boats, and alas no idea where to start, or the most important things that need tended to on this.

From what I was told the engine needs a fuel pump rebuild, which I should be able to do no problem. and the Impeller replaced... Which I'm not quite sure how to go about doing yet.

I'd like to restore the boat to get it back to looking and operating like new. Also does anyone have pics of any impella 17 restored?

Any tips or just anything knowledge here would be appreciated!

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Sabre Craft Impella 17 1 year 2 months ago #139002

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First, you need to take photos of everything from every angle. Then strip the boat of everything. All the parts should be labeled and then restored as sub-assemblies for reinstallation later. The hull will need to be filled, sanded and either re-gelcoated or painted. I would paint it. Back to back seats can be bought on the internet...same for carpet. Work on the project like eating an elephant.: One bite at a time.
Lots of Impella photos here:

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