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Old December 9th, 2007, 06:54 PM   #1
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Well maintained 1979 Wellcfrat cuddy cabin, 19'6", Fresh 898 Merc(305 Chevy), Recent tune-up(PLUGS,WIRES,CAP,ROTOR), New shift cable, New gimble bearing, New bellows kit, new trim switch and indicator, W/ ALL receipts, New ship to shore and antena, Fish and depth finder, New dual batteries W/ switch, New bilge pump, Full cover and newer bimini top. Also includes newer, tandem axle trailer with new bunks and new tires. $2,750 OBO/or trade for 4 wheel drive. Please call (248)568-7844 if interested(anytime)



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Old December 9th, 2007, 08:00 PM   #2
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bump for a good price, I wish I could talk the wife into it.
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Old December 9th, 2007, 09:25 PM   #3
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I've been holding out for a couple of sleds to trade my truck for, but if you want a truck as a project I have one for you if your interested?

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Old December 10th, 2007, 02:06 PM   #4
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4x4 trade as in a Jeep right??

Bump for a nice boat
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Old December 10th, 2007, 10:23 PM   #5
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Old December 11th, 2007, 03:16 PM   #6
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Yeah...I left out the important part! JEEP 4x4's only please.
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Old December 11th, 2007, 03:19 PM   #7
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what kind of outdrive does this have?
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Old December 11th, 2007, 04:15 PM   #8
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"New bellows" = old school OMC drive, correct?

I had one of these years ago with a 350 Chevy and a Merc drive. VERY well designed and built boat - rides well, fast, and dry.
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Old December 11th, 2007, 10:33 PM   #9
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what kind of outdrive does this have?
Merc outdrive that was rebuilt last season. Everything on this boat is up to snuff!
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Old December 11th, 2007, 10:59 PM   #10
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Interested in a Cherokee chief? Any pics of the cabin area?
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Old December 11th, 2007, 11:06 PM   #11
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I don't have any pics of the cuddy, although I can say it is clean, kinda small (2 people in sleeping bags is tight), and clean. We usually just kept things in there to keep them out of the wheather and to use the porta pottie.
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Pictures?
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"New bellows" = old school OMC drive, correct?

I had one of these years ago with a 350 Chevy and a Merc drive. VERY well designed and built boat - rides well, fast, and dry.
Bellows are on ALL I/O outdrives, it is simply the rubber boot that keeps water on the right side. Often older bellows will dry rot and crack. Do not mistake that for a cheap part that was replace, it can run quite a bit to have them replaced, hence why a lot of people neglect them.

As for the boat you are right, Wellcraft builds a solid hull, combined with a chevy v8 (simple and reliable) and a merc outdrive it should be a relatively trouble free combo. You say Merc Drive, I assume a TRS? I would guess it is not an alpha or bravo?

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Not a TRS in a 196 (no room). TRS drives have external transmissions.

If it's original, it's an Alpha (before they were called Alphas). Bravos came along later (late 80s) and are larger and geared for larger/heavier boats.
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Not a TRS in a 196 (no room). TRS drives have external transmissions.

If it's original, it's an Alpha (before they were called Alphas). Bravos came along later (late 80s) and are larger and geared for larger/heavier boats.
I believe this to be correct!
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Not a TRS in a 196 (no room). TRS drives have external transmissions.

If it's original, it's an Alpha (before they were called Alphas). Bravos came along later (late 80s) and are larger and geared for larger/heavier boats.
Alpha's came out in early 80's (83 I believe), Bravo's are in the early 90's

The pre alpha was an "R" drive.

TR and TRS were early 70's to very early 90's.

The boat "could" have anything on it being that its 30 yrs old. I would assume it has the pre-alpha "R" drive, but it could have anything, thats why I asked.

When you say the TRS has an external transmission you mean a transmission mounted between the engine and drive correct? The TR and TRS do not shift "in" the gear case.

it is probably an "R" drive.
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Correct (on the TRS). I had one in my Cigarette 24' (454 Chevy / Merc 330 TRS). The TRS was a beast of a drive because that external tranny was tough as hell. I saw some with Eaton inboard trannies. The old Merc drives weren't up to a 330hp or 370hp big block. Took up a ton of space, however, which is why I don't think you'd see one in a 305 small block 20 footer. All 18 - 20 foot Formulas I sold in the early 80s were the standard Merc drive. We did order a couple of 24 footers with 370/TRS drives (and one with twin 260hp 350s - that was a beast).

The weirdest thing I've seen in a Merc "jackshaft" stern drive, where the engine was mounted amidships (like a ski boat) with a shaft connecting it to the stern drive. Chris Craft built a couple 20 footers set up this way to get a more ski boat style interior.

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Alpha's came out in early 80's (83 I believe), Bravo's are in the early 90's

The pre alpha was an "R" drive.

TR and TRS were early 70's to very early 90's.

The boat "could" have anything on it being that its 30 yrs old. I would assume it has the pre-alpha "R" drive, but it could have anything, thats why I asked.

When you say the TRS has an external transmission you mean a transmission mounted between the engine and drive correct? The TR and TRS do not shift "in" the gear case.

it is probably an "R" drive.
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