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And I meant TAIL!

I  meant tail and not tale, I forgot to explain that it frosted my a.... that I didn't think of it sooner.   Continue

Started May 1

Next time I'll just get the new engine!

Here is my tail:  I bought a 1978 233 center console.  The fact that CC is a little rare attracted me. Hull was fine, I was told it may need new engine mount.  I had the engine checked by a GOOD…Continue

Started May 1

1978 233 Engine cover/box weight
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Does anyone know the weight of the engine cover/box?  Planning on installing gas springs to assist me lifting.ThanksBuzzard's Bay BillContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lee Holovnia Jun 29, 2018.

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May 1
Lee Holovnia replied to Bill Bearce's discussion 1978 233 Engine cover/box weight
"80 pounds! That’s more than I would expect. But, a sheet of fir plywood can weigh 70 pounds if it’s 3/4”. Add upholstery, etc., and depending on the size, I guess I could see that. Too bad about the knicker prop. As for the ride,…"
Jun 29, 2018
Bill Bearce replied to Bill Bearce's discussion 1978 233 Engine cover/box weight
"Just and FYI for everyone/anyone.  I asked about engine cover weight.  The engine covers weighs over eighty (80) pounds.  I installed the gas shock/ lifter.  a 90 pound lifter will give just good enough assist in…"
Jun 28, 2018
Lee Holovnia replied to Bill Bearce's discussion 1978 233 Engine cover/box weight
"Hello Bill - I rebuilt mine but never weighed it. If I had to make an educated guess it would be the same as a sheet of 1/2” plywood. That’s assuming it’s a single engine. "
May 31, 2018
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1978 233 Engine cover/box weight

Does anyone know the weight of the engine cover/box?  Planning on installing gas springs to assist me lifting.ThanksBuzzard's Bay BillSee More
Mar 9, 2018
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Jul 11, 2016

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Year
1978
Power
228
Serial Number
5117418
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Center console survivor rides like a dream in Buzzards Bay Cape Cod MA

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