1971 Mercury 135hp
1969 Powercat/Avenger CeeBee boat 17H
This boat measures 17 ft. from transom to bow point.
I purchased this boat from Arnold's Boats on River Rd.,
Louisville, KY about 1975 with the 1971 Merc 1350 and trailer.
I ran the boat for a year then. The fiberglass matte delaminated
from the plywood on the sponsons. This didn't leak, but I got it
reglassed. The whole boat was painted in original color yellow
with Imron. The repair worked OK. There is some bondo in the
picture on the left sponson. This was to smooth out a beaching scrape,
but never finished. The bottom is sound and paint
otherwise good underneath. The paint on top shows quite a bit of
The builders sprayed resin all over the inside wood and the
whole inside was sprayed
with gray deck enamel in 1976. The wood framework and transom of the
sound. There are very small cracks at the rear corners on top where the
joins the hull. I really don't see a reason why it couldn't go in water.
This had two bucket seats up front and a bench rear seat. The
upholstery is a goner,
but I have the fiberglass shells. The dash was replaced during repairs
years ago and
must not be marine wood, it's delaminated, but would serve as a
pattern. There's a
tach and speedometer installed. I have the rack and pinion steering in
a box. The
single steering cable is here, but frozen up. The shifter/throttle is
cables rusted away at motor end.
The Merc 1350 ran well when I got this. While the boat was being
repaired I put it
in a Mercury dealer for tuning. First time out it holed a piston. The
timing was set
too far advanced by that dealer. The piston was replaced and all new
while apart by a different mechanic. There are only a few hours on the
The boat was last on water in 1981 and ran well. I started this engine
years ago. I sprayed oil in at shutdown. I left the motor in gear and
turn the prop
when out in the yard. The engine is not seized. There are three props.
An 18 I never
used, a three blade 19 for skiing, and a two blade 21. The 21 let the
right at 5500rpm. This prop was reworked and not used since. I believe
this has an
eighteen gallon tank. There was some seem leakage so the tank was
painted, and a methanol proof liquid sealer installed. This hasn't had
fuel in it
since that. I used a portable tank to run it five years ago.
The trailer is pretty beat up, but should serve to haul this off OK.
Tires should be
replaced and bearings checked. I can do that for cost of materials.
This boat was last registered in 1981. We didn't have titles. I think
I'd have to
pay a load of back taxes on a lawn ornament to register now. I'll issue
bill of sale. Check for what your state requires.
Write with questions or need for specific pictures. Boat, motor
and trailer as is/where is. Make your offer.
Accepted offer will require $100
non-refundable deposit(PayPal OK) to hold for pickup.