Boat looks great Terry. Sounds like you had a good time. We will have to try to make that one next year. Power trim spoils you in a hurry, doesn't it? What did you come up with for switches? It must also be reassuring to not here the rattle anymore. Make sure you let us know what you find when you tear the block down. All I remember from our Mark 58A is there wasn't much to salvage after it threw the rod. We were pulling a skier at the time, so we were running wide open at about 5800 rpm.
The power trim option is sweet for sure. A wise man told me "Once you experience power trim you can never go back". Thanks Joe.
Temped in a three-button control for now. I like the idea of the lever on the steering wheel bezel and, when I redo the steering with Rideguide, I will explore that. Also still need to finish restoring the original wiring harness.
Thanks to Mary aka asign for the beautiful work on the decals she replicated.
And yeah it will be interesting to open up the rattler and find out what is going on up in there.
Hey Terry, he must have been a wise OLD man. Some used t and t on eBay and other sites with hefty price tags on them but in my opin they are worth it, 'specially the older ya get.
If anyone can pick up a junker motor with tnt for cheap it's practically free equip. You get the unit and the recycle the alum for about what you paid for the whole shebang.
On my '76, 85hp Johnson the rocker switch was shot so I installed a spring loaded two way flip switch. Easy Peasy, push up to raise and push down to lower or stop anywhere in between.
Glad you were able to get what you needed.