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    Hi from socal (spring valley lake) I was given my first boat a few months ago and it needs alot of work. It is a 78 cee bee avenger 19' 140 o/b and I will be working on it over the winter redoing the whole boat. The boat needs a engine wireharness and interior and really needs to be repainted, no more 78 metal flake that rubs off on your hands when you touch it. I will be asking alot of questions of all of you guys on here for help...

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    Welcome aboard and good luck on the project.
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    I grew up in bakersfield, grewup on lake ming,, the boat I see ,, in your last post,, is that a glass over wood,,, on the vintage ski boat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolchange View Post
    Free is the most expensive thing you'll ever get.

    true dat
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolchange View Post
    Free is the most expensive thing you'll ever get.
    And the least expensive thing, a Boating Safety Course.

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    Thanks guys for the welcome to the site, I have some pics in my profile of the day I got it home...

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    Those were neat sporty little boats. But really you need to lay it out. Looks like it sat uncovered. Probably has rotted floors and transom. Unless it has a perfect motor, its not worht messing with. You can buy those in pretty good shape for 2500. Not trying to rain on your deal but think it through.

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    you will quickly find that performance boating here in the southwest has a heavy emphasis on i/o's... which pretty much means automotive engines. we performance outboarders are a little bit of a rarity around here. plenty of outboard ocean fishboats, a few fresh water bass boaters, even fewer outboard fish'n'ski, and then rarest of all is the performance outboarder.

    in my two years of boating hobby, i haven't found a performance outboarding group around here here yet, though they do exist.

    there is another forum that is almost all performance outboarding, but it has a HEAVY east coast emphasis. out of good taste, i will not mention it here, but if you pm me, i'll steer you that way. it is VERY rich in all kinds of tech, from outboard repair and tuning, to fiberglass and hull repair, to prop selection and setup and rigging. they're pretty social too, but being east coasters, that will be useless to you. on the other hand, this very forum, west coast-south, here at performanceboats.com is almost all social stuff, so you will not lack in that department by hanging out here, either.

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    welcome to the boards...

    You are going to open Pandora's box.....trust me

    I have to agree with coolchange, you will end up spending a fair amount of change in the long run. I have a 76 cee bee avenger-150 merc.

    You might be suprised with alot of work, color sanding etc. and a new clear coat how the boat will look (hard to tell in the pictures how bad it realy is)
    Did my floor and transom roughly $1300-1500.
    throw in new seat bases and interior (guessing here, made mine myself) another 1500. maybe. then new carpet.
    then you are gonna want new gauges . then you'll want some bezels for the new gauages. :-) then a new steering column and wheel...
    and you still have the wire harness and motor get get running.



    I was into mine roughly 4k +, not a lot to most on here but then again I'm not a baller LOL

    Don't get me wrong it was fun and frustrating as hell at times but I'm pleased with the results. Hope you will be as well when you finish yours up..








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    I will see what I have when I start getting into it, I know I will be putting some good hard cash into it but hay its my first boat and it will be the way I want it done..

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