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1987 17 Super Sport Limited refresh
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Posted on 12/05/17 - 7:20 PM
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While figuring out why my Whaler's motor was quitting, I decided to do just a little bit of redo, touch-up, etc.

Fuel System
Drained a lot of water-laden fuel from engine...
Replaced low pressure & high pressure fuel filters.
Emptied & cleaned fuel tanks (Two 9 gals)
Made up new fuel line: A-15 hose, new fittings & bulb
Added a Water Separator / Filter system, between tanks & engine.
Relocating tanks from stern to under aft bench seat. Moves them forward a foot or so for better weight distribution.

Electrical System
Moved 2 Group 24 batteries from stern to under front left bench seat. This moves 90# forward and left, to counter driver in right seat position.
Replacing all battery cables, ends & boxes.
Rewired bow light wiring under new rub rail.
Rewired bilge pump
Added Lowrance 7" color GPS/Chartplotter/Fish Finder
Adding Bluetooth stereo & marine speakers

Had fiberglass shop fix a deep gouge on starboard bottom & fill numerous previous screw holes, etc.
Installed new rub-rail. No fun, it better last a long time...
Installed bimini top
Installing four rod holders
Will have upholstery shop redo cushions
Installed new fire extinguisher & handheld horn
New dock lines
New 12# Danforth anchor
Two new handheld VHF radios

TransFueler attached the following image:

Edited by TransFueler on 12/05/17 - 7:21 PM
Smirk is a 1987 Super Sport Limited 17 w/Johnson/Suzuki 90 EFI four-stroke
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Posted on 12/06/17 - 5:05 AM
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Your refresh list of items looks thorough enough. How far do you cruise during a day's outing? Do you really need that much fuel capacity? Since you have an efficient outboard motor, you might be better off with just two 6 gallon tanks. What about the trailer? Have you checked the hardware on the trailer to make sure all is well? Is it a roller trailer? If so, consider conversion to a bunk trailer with keel supports, for better load distribution and long-term preservation of the unibond hull. Have the brass drain tubes been inspected and replaced?

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Posted on 12/06/17 - 10:00 AM
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Good points.
I can probably just use one of the 9 gallon tanks and leave the other at home for my typical use. Hadn't thought of that!

Trailer is in good shape, though I would like to switch it over to bunk type over the winter.

Haven't looked at the drain tubes, though when plugged, they seem to keep water on one side and air on the other at this point. I'll take a look!

Smirk is a 1987 Super Sport Limited 17 w/Johnson/Suzuki 90 EFI four-stroke
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