Powerboat Forums at SpeedWake banner

Your first boat-> Tell us about it and post a PIC!

1856 Views 5 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  NASDBOY
My first boat was a 1968 Renken semi
tri-hull. Bought it back in 1990. It had an
old run-out Chrysler 90 HP 2 stroke pull
start (elec starter was gone). First run
on a lake and it consumed the needle
bearings from a conn rod, spewed parts
and bent sparkplug electrode in one
cylinder, as well as needle bearings in
between the piston skirt and cylinder
wall! :p: But it got us back to the dock!
So, I bought a used Evinrude 70 HP 3
cyl 2 stroke with CDI ignition, elect
start and ran that engine for 4 years with
NO problems.
Max speed: 29 MPH. Sipped gas, never
stranded me and I didn't have to worry
about getting dings in it from poor
docking procedures! :D
I installed an AM/FM cass stereo, depth/
fish finder, fixed the lights and other
electrical problems on both the boat
and trailer.
Best part: paid cash for it. $750 bucks
boat, trailer and (Chrysler) engine.
The replacement Evinrude set me back
$1,200 but it turned out to be a great
Used to severely abuse the boat
almost every weekend pulling wake
boards, tubing, skiing, camping etc.
Here's a pic (that's not me in the boat,
but my bud Matt ).

>-Click Here for the pic-<

See less See more
1 - 1 of 6 Posts
1978 Thompson 15' Sidewinder with a 170hp 4 cylinder. Ran over 50mph and spent more time in the air then on the water chasing the Donzi's and then it sank. Bought it for 3grand and sold it two summers later for 3500. Since then I have been through 4 Hydrostreams and now the Sunsation.
1 - 1 of 6 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.