38Re: Did you get any pictures?
- Nov 4, 2002Did 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
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