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17 Ft MFG Gypsy 9 months 1 week ago #127091

I recently got a 17 Ft MFG Gypsy, trailer and Mercury 800 80 HP with Trim and tilt system for nothing the whole thing is in good shape but was left outside in the elements for nearly a year. I am going to clean it up and would like to get it in the water by next spring. The tilt and trim pump motor is burned out but I found a replacement motor kit....hopefully everything will come together nicely
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Re:17 Ft MFG Gypsy 9 months 1 week ago #127107

Pix?

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Dave Nau - 1966 MFG Niagara with 1963 Mercury 350 (35hp) outboard and 1966 Tee Nee trailer. Second boat is a 1962 MFG Edinboro with a 1984 Evinrude 70hp and Holsclaw trailer.

Re:17 Ft MFG Gypsy 9 months 1 week ago #127109

Here are a couple of pictures...
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Re:17 Ft MFG Gypsy 9 months 1 week ago #127110

80 HP Mercury 800 THunderbolt
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Re:17 Ft MFG Gypsy 9 months 1 week ago #127111

The interior floor is in great condition...I am redoing the seats the steering cable is getting replaced with new one along with the wheel...I have checked out the wiring system and re-run it and will be adding some 12 volt plugs for charging cells and laptops all told I expect it going to take about 900 to sort it out...I slapped a battery box on the system cranked the engine but did not fire it up..I am rebuilding the lift an tilt system....
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Re:17 Ft MFG Gypsy 9 months 6 days ago #127124

Pictures of rebuilt seats...the seat themselves were in excellent shape....but the base had rotted out..I rebuilt the base using cedar..and will cover it in carpet when I reassemble the interior....
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Re:17 Ft MFG Gypsy 9 months 6 days ago #127125

IN in lounge position
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Re:17 Ft MFG Gypsy 9 months 6 days ago #127126

Seat in bench position
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Re:17 Ft MFG Gypsy 9 months 6 days ago #127154

Well got the wiring system done and will button it up...then it's re carpeting....not bad for free boat...
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17 Ft MFG Gypsy 2 months 1 week ago #131405

Well its been a long winter. I put the boat up in the fall and will be finishing it up this spring, my two major remaining things to do are to put in a new steering cable and wheel and then rebuild the pump motor on the tilt an trim system. I found an after market fast replace and repair motor for the tilt and trim system and will install it after I get the steering cable in and the final small things done to the boat. I figure that once I get the parts on hand I will be able to finish i about a week.

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17 Ft MFG Gypsy 1 month 1 week ago #131844

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Looks great! I have a soft spot for these. Any side view pics? Is that a holsclaw trailer? Looks like a '1979 merc. Very nice.
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17 Ft MFG Gypsy 1 month 1 week ago #131845

Yes it's that trailer and will be posting more pics in a few weeks when the spring rains let up and I can get back to work on it
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