I just got my 74 Tahiti Super Tiger. Been to the lake eight times, none of which have been a good trip! First time the boat would not turn or go into reverse. I found the steering cable routed wrong and a clamp off the diverter (?) cable. I shut the boat off and then it would not start. Had to be towed in. The next time the boat turned great and would go into forward and reverse. Ran one tank out of fuel and then again the boat would not start! Was also missing above 4000 rpm. Put a new distributor, coil, plugs and wires in. Took the boat to the lake to time it and it wouldn't crank over. The starter solenoid was bad. Replaced the starter and took it back out. The new coil was bad. To shorten a long story it never came off the trailer five times and has been towed in the other three. The last time the alternator went bad. Now she has a new starter w/ solenoid, coil (x2), plugs, wires, distributor and alternator. I have a new intake for it but not yet installed.
The guy that towed me in last time was in a BEAUTIFUL pickle fork and he said "that is the fun in owning one of these boats. Wrenching on it." I agree to a point but it would be nice to actually wrench less and be able to have it on the water a little more. Anyone else have this many problems?