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1973 33' Chris Craft Sport Fisher

June 26 2012 at 9:23 PM
Mark  (Login gonecoastal1)

Hello...I have to say, what a great site! I have learned so much reading all of your comments, and really enjoyed the pictures.
I am an owner of a 1973 33' Sport Fisher. Purchased July 2011, remodeled inside over the winter with new paint job, carpet and upholstery. New toilet added (Grandson flushed a screw in the original one) new pumps ect... Dry Docked x2 since July 2011... working on struts to cure the vibration on port side. Now...been offshore fishing in the Gulf of Mexico x2....

I am amazed at the quality of the hull...and overall construction. This boat has been fishing in the Gulf of Mexico since it was first bought in "73, and handles the sea very well. It certainly is completely different then our 23" center console Seahunt going 58 mph. Now we do about 10 to 12 mph...but enjoy the ride. Considering we are going 25 to 45 miles out into the takes a lot of time.

So, question #1....having problems with the port engine... 350Q ...running rich.... I already had the carb rebuilt, new coils, plugs, wires, distr cap, belts ect.... still running rich?? any suggestions from you guys? Symptoms - spits out black soot when first started, runs a little rougher the starboard side...uses more fuel... been having problems with this engine since we bought is much better, but not quite there

Question #2 - anything I can do to improve fuel and speed? Actually got it up to 23 to 24 mph..into the 4 barrels...used 100.00 worth of gas in 15 minutes! That was a shock!

Thanks for all of your knowledge.

Mark Andrews
Gone Coastal Fishing Team

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