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38Re: Did you get any pictures?

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  • Ron Buckles
    Nov 4, 2002
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      Did you get any pictures?
      --- Randy Zerbe <astro27go@...> wrote:
      > When I bought my Mac 19 new in 94 the dealer had a
      > used 93 in stock.
      > This boat had a Early 90s Merc 40 4 cylinder OB on
      > it. The OB was not
      > a tiller control type so the cables made a loop or
      > two under a gas
      > tank then went up one side of the cockpit floor to
      > the control box at
      > the forward end of the cockpit well. While this may
      > have seemed a
      > good place to the owner it looked to me like you
      > would be banging
      > your leg on it and tangling the sheets in it there.
      > The OB was
      > steered along with the rudders by links to the
      > tiller cross-bar. The
      > OB could be tilted up without disconecting the
      > linkage. The owner had
      > built a hardwood extention 4 or 5 inches aft of the
      > transom and hung
      > the OB on that. This was done so the OB could be
      > trimmed more
      > vertical. The mac 19 transom is unusually vertical
      > and I think that
      > because this OB was a power tilt/trim model they had
      > to make this
      > mod. It looked like a lot of work and placed this
      > already rather
      > heavy OB even farther aft. That year I priced a new
      > Merc 40
      > 4cyl.tiller control OB, it was $3400 US. I later
      > bought a new Merc
      > Seapro 40 2 cyl. manual start tiller OB. It was
      > $2500 and 30 or 40
      > lbs. lighter. More on making this and other OBs fit
      > the Mac19 later.
      > My point is ...it would be nice to try the OB on the
      > boat to see if
      > it fits before you buy it but that is rarely done.
      > so people make it
      > fit.
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