I'll be receiving this boat as payment for some work I'm doing on another boat for a friend. It's in typically rough shape for an old fiberglass boat that's been neglected and left exposed to the elements.
The decking is mulch and the foam is saturated:
What used to be good glass cloth can now be torn apart by hand.
Got a decent pic of the manufacturers tag on the inside of the transom yesterday:
The tag says 60 hp max, but the boat has a '67 Merc 650 (65 hp) on it that I'm pretty sure is original. I guess they didn't worry too much about 5 hp over the max back then, and I'm not going to worry about it either.
An interesting note is this boat was also offered with an 80 hp inboard in '67 and '68. I guess the difference in the engine hp's is the weight hanging off the transom for an outboard.
Also note that the tag states the boat provides floatation, pretty good for back then since it wasn't even required... but it does mean lots of nasty/rotten floatation foam to dig out, where's my shovel?