Against my better judgement, I bought another boat....more of a project. It's a 18'10" Lavey Sebring tunnel with a V6 OMC on it...only tags on the cowl say 2.6 GT. The price was right...$500. Looks like it was setup at the factory for center steer, and has a foot throttle....it's beat but the bottom looks fast.
I got it home and after having difficulties getting it to fire, decided a compression test was in order....I'm seeing about 80-90 psi on all holes. Seems low. I pulled the carbs to clean them up and noticed a bunch of port work before the reeds....seems someone at one point did some work to the thing, and it was supposedly rebuilt about 5 years ago. The engine is supposedly an '85. Are there any other identifying features on it to figure out what the engine really is?
Should I bother with this thing with these kind of compression numbers or should I punt. Finally talked to the last guy to run the boat, and he said that it'll start and run no problem if you keep the quick start thing engaged for 30 seconds or so...which seemed to work. Once it's warmed up, seems to start and run great on the trailer (with water of course). The guy also told me that when getting on plane or coming off of plane you have to push the key in to keep it from bogging out...LOL...looks like we need some jet work too.