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1980 Grady White 2 years 8 months ago #113017

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Another one followed me home. What else is new? I found this 1980 Grady White 20 miles from home: Model 201 Marlin, free-turning V8 (Chevy 305), oil looks good but OMC outdrive is shot. (I have another one) Seats need replacement but everything else is in great shape. Came on an aluminum trailer. (Not the one in the photo) $350





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Re: 1980 Grady White 2 years 8 months ago #113288

Nautilus,

Even though I'm NO fan of the "OMC stringer drive", that's NIFTY boat & GW hulls are very seaworthy, even in the NC "short chop".

yours, satx

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Re:1980 Grady White 2 years 8 months ago #113292

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Actually, I never took a good look at the driveline. I just figured that the hull and the trailer were easily worth more than I paid. As it turns out, the outdrive is a Volvo Penta, not an OMC. It's all kinds of corroded on the outside...might work, might not. Whatever.

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"Vintage quality beats new junk every time." - J. S. Hadley
"Anything supposed to do two things does both of them half-assed." - J. S. Hadley
"Success makes...

Re:1980 Grady White 2 years 8 months ago #113306

Nautilus,

I don't know whether those Volvo-Penta OD are common on junk boat where you are in The Palmetto State or not but when I was in Charlotte NC, "junk boats" with usable OD were "all over the place".

I'd try running a WTB ad on craigslist in Charlotte, IF I was looking for one.

BEST of LUCK, satx

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Re:1980 Grady White 2 years 8 months ago #113312

Nice find and great hull!

Bob

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