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Glad to see this added to the site 7 years 8 months ago #18773

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Here is my Homelite. It isn't on a Glassic but I love it anyway. :laugh:
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Re:Glad to see this added to the site 7 years 8 months ago #18909

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Hi Dave, yes we sure had fun getting you sorted out.
That guy that had yours did a good job on the hood modifications.
These motors are funny in that they were more expensive per hp than their competition, and some old guys bought them new and did real workmanlike mods to them.
I've seen a few that had added freshwater cooling, or automotive alternators to them and really did a nice job overall.
How much fuel are you using pushing that big pontoon boat around?
Or should I say how little are you using? How many people fit on your boat anyway?
You must be getting buttoned up for winter soon?

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Re:Glad to see this added to the site 7 years 8 months ago #18914

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Hi Bill,
I'ts not bad on fuel as long as I just cruise around slow. When you open her up it and run it for extended periods of time it will tend to use more. Right now I'm using the 9" 3 blade pitch prop I have. I was using the 4 blade 8" I got from you. I liked it but I thought I could get a little better mileage with the 9". I only cruise around the lake about 3-4mph. I got it to idle right down the to about 1 mph. When I run her wide open it seems to get up to WOT OK. I did notice it got to WOT faster with the 8" 4 blade prop.
I checked the speed with my GPS and it read 14 mph. The pontoon is a 21' 1998. Holds 8 passengers. It also has small tubes compared to todays newer pontoons. It is rated for a 50hp. I really don't like to put over 6 passengers on it.
Yep, I pulled it out of the water last Sat. Going to put in storage soon. Got to change the lower unit lube before putting her away. I have some small things I want to do to it next spring before it goes back into the water. I love it!! B) Photos are when I first got it.
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Re:Glad to see this added to the site 7 years 8 months ago #19303

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Dave,
Received your action shots of your trusty 62 Homelite 55.

Put a page up for you too as requested:
www.bearcat55.com/David_Stephens_Homelite.html

Enjoy!

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Re:Glad to see this added to the site 7 years 8 months ago #19311

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Hi Bill,
Thank you so much for getting me up on your site. You did a great job on the write up. I wouldn't had my Homelite up an running without you.
Next season I hope to have many more hours of smoke free slow speed cruising.
You just dont know.
Dave :laugh:

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