New to me Boat!

Discussion in 'Boats, Motors, Trailers and Towing Rigs Forum' started by ExFlyGuy, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. ExFlyGuy

    ExFlyGuy Well-Known Member

    Picked up a new to me 1976 hourston 26' in Williams lake this afternoon!

    Picked it up for a fraction of the asking price after finding the stringers are rotten, but I kind of expected that...

    The good
    -2006, 12000lbs triple axle trailer with torsion axles and oil bath hubs. Breaks work and trailer appears to be mint!
    - 2012 Yamaha F200 with 260 hours. This thing looks like it just came out of the showroom and will be for sale as soon as I get a engine read out.
    -seastar hydrolic steering.
    -2007 mercury 9.9 kicker also will be for sale asap.
    -came with 4 crab traps, a couple prawn traps and some manual down riggers.

    The bad...
    - it needs new stringers and maybe a new transom...
    - going to need to be stripped and re painted.
    -needs a new flotation pod and power.
    - all my spare time is going into this thing for the foreseeable future.

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  2. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    Great riding hull!
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  3. MadJigga

    MadJigga Active Member

    Great bones that one!!
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  4. fishin solo

    fishin solo Well-Known Member

    are you gonna throw some twins on the back ?
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  5. ExFlyGuy

    ExFlyGuy Well-Known Member

    Thinking 300 HP etec at the moment, but time will tell!
  6. ExFlyGuy

    ExFlyGuy Well-Known Member

    I'm going to have to look into it more though because I'm pretty sure the G2 has built in steering? And i want the seastar set up for the kicker with a rear station.
  7. Fishtofino

    Fishtofino Well-Known Member

    You’ll love that hull
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  8. PatyO'Furniture

    PatyO'Furniture Active Member

    nice score! u gunna keep the command bridge or toss it
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  9. ExFlyGuy

    ExFlyGuy Well-Known Member

    The plan was to scrap it but when I told my wife that she said I should keep it and keep all our prawn and crab traps up there.

    It is already unusable as a command bridge as there is no seats or second station for the seastar set up.

    So to answer your question I don't know.
  10. Fishtofino

    Fishtofino Well-Known Member

    It would rock less without the extra weight on top
  11. trophywife

    trophywife Well-Known Member

    not enough.
  12. Fishtofino

    Fishtofino Well-Known Member

    Isn’t that a 300 on Alberni fishers?
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2018
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  13. pescador

    pescador Well-Known Member

    I had a command bridge on my Bayliner Nisqually back in 78. Personally I loved it. The view is awesome and when you fish you really have a good perspective of your space. Not sure I’d chuck it. Just one mans view.
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  14. noluck

    noluck Well-Known Member

    looks like a great project, have fun!
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  15. albernifisher

    albernifisher Well-Known Member

    A single 300 is fine. My 300 Verado tops out at 46mph and my cruise is 31=33 mph
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  16. tains

    tains Active Member

    I have a 300 etec on my 24' Seasport. Same performance as albernifisher.
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  17. fishin solo

    fishin solo Well-Known Member

    How many gallons is the fuel tank? I was thinking twins and a bigger fuel tank and that thing would be a beauty tuna killing machine..... :)
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  18. kingblazer84

    kingblazer84 Well-Known Member

    congrats! that thing will be a slayer in no time. im a no command bridge fan but understand if you want to dump traps and stuff up there would make sure or even maybe a alum basket that can be removed if need be... ?? lol you have enough work on the plate.

    nice part is after you sell off those outboards you should have a fair amount of cash to start that project. Have you thought about maybe stealing some of the electronics off your other both to save the cost of buying new stuff again?
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  19. casper5280

    casper5280 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the Hourston family. Should be the last boat you will ever need.
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  20. Barnacle Bill

    Barnacle Bill Well-Known Member

    The old diesel at 3000 rpm did 20 knots, sure would like to see it go now.

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