from everything i have, its a 62. I have no proof, the title reads 72 which is the year of the previous engine. i believe its a 1962 AT Dart now has a 63 Merc 350. it was a blast on day 1. found some issues i need to address, floor will need to be done. It appeared solid but after walking and jumping around on and off its showing its age and cracking. also engine trim, it shoots water back in when on a plane. not huge projects hopefully i can "Creek Cruise" this year and address it in the winter. I have 2 other boats that take up alot of time too.
so far I'm looking forward to toying around this year
The motor pictured with all the Kiddos in it was a newer Merc 45hp. Now it has a 62 Merc 350(35hp) Short Shaft, I am going to play with the pin, right now its down almost as low as it will go and planes immediately, I might be able to "trim up" a bit and help that some.
but I am always open to suggestions
Here is a pic of an arkansas traveler that I am finishing up now,,we did not do the big part of work,,but now has interior,and a short shaft 40 on a tee nee. I doubt that I use it,not weird enough, but neat boat,Bill