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BBF 352 Interceptor runabout motor complete with BW 71c

May 11 2012 at 12:30 PM
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Re: BBF 352 Interceptor runabout motor complete with BW 71c

May 15 2012, 12:26 PM 

That's a sweet deal, but he won't ship. sad.gif

 
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Really would not take all that much to get that on a pallet

May 15 2012, 1:02 PM 

I recently boxed an expensive Austrian-made stainless steel Remus Exhaust for shipping and I decided to just use a 1x1 frame and 1/4" plywood. Here is the masterpiece. When the guy on the other end got the package he was pretty astounded, but I thought the price he paid warranted a little care on my end, and everyone was happy because it arrived in good shape. I told him in advance he would need a screw gun to get into the box when it arrived, ha !

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This only weighed in around 50 pounds.

Regarding a motor, I would use 2x6 base in the typical pallet design so a fork lift could handle it easily, and 2x4 sides, and 1/2" CDX to box it up and keep those valuable pieces from being dinged during handling. Only real logistics would be getting fork lift or other device to load it into a suitable hauling truck, and then off the the shipping depot. I suppose you could offer him $100 or $150 to box it up for you? happy.gif That's about what it would take for me to go through the motions. Probably would take fifty bucks worth of plywood and lumber.

By the way, it took about $30 to ship my box to Houston from Nashville using Federal Express ground. In the past I have shipped a 175-pound marine transmisson for about the same price betweeen Nashville and Florida, but that was on a different kind of drop ship to a commercial loading dock, etc.

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Paul


 
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Re: Really would not take all that much to get that on a pallet

May 16 2012, 12:59 PM 

Thanks! I've got a rare Century Coronado Express Cruiser (they built one, in 1960). I needs everything and has an AMC engine. As I'm a Ford guy thru and thru, a fellow Century owner suggested I build an fe like what was available in 1960. A 250hp 352.

This looks a bargain, but I might just find a frozen 352, and build a 428 for it. I've got a couple spare 428 short blocks in the garage. Assuming I "get" to the boat.

But this looks like a deal, especially with the new price.

Craig

 
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Auction is being run again eh?

May 16 2012, 1:28 PM 

Growing up on Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania, it soon became evident to me as a kid between the age around 8 to 16 that the Century boats had something different going on. The Chris Craft boats were all cool, I loved the sounds of the flatheads, but the Century boats had something rather wicked about them, and it was the sound of the motors. Century had a reputation of using big V8 power and this 352 is an example of a husky engine with lots of torque.

It is funny what you remember as a kid, but I remember hearing the Scripps V12 of MISS CONNEAUT running on the opposite shore on a foggy morning, and then I also remember a certain Century Raven, black hull lapstrake, that had some kind of a hot V8 motor and that was one of THE fastest boats on the lake. I always wondered what it had for power. At the time it could have been a 427 but more likely a hi-po 390.

Nothing like growing up on or near the water!

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Paul

 
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