Restored, new block, new hoses, electronic points conversion, new battery, new shutters, new exhaust bellows, new bilge pump, new rubber every where. Replaced the leaking aluminum gas tank with a used 30 gal polyethylene tank. New impellers, new tires, new Helix fish finder, cb radio is not new but it does work. Lots of spare parts, oar, new anchor with 100 ft rope, new bimini top. Hydrofoil fin is damaged and needs replaced.
We took it to Elephant Butte Reservoir last month and she run great. Easy to load on the trailer.
Only been in the water 3 times since she was rebuilt and not very many hours.
I inherited this boat a year ago and with the help of a certified mechanic we got er running like a champ. For fishing, skiing, pleasure rides etc. The seats fold down for a pair of beds, see pics. The top is sturdy and will easily hold 300 pounds and you can also stand on the bow. Trolling motor is strong runner ,,,, Oh … and a spare prop. We will be winterizing the boat tomorrow. Also we have all receipts etc for the restoration plus owners manual, parts manual and Mercrusier parts catalog. Clear Title.
As far as towing goes, I have towed it 4 times to Elephant Butte ( 360 miles round trip average 12 mpg ) with my GMC Yukon V-8 Vortec and on good highway interstate it tows 75 mph smoothly. Brakes on trailer working correctly, easy towing easy unloading easy loading. Most lakes around here are trolling motors only so we are going to get a smaller boat for fishing. The last time we were in the water was Oct 18th 2020 and we cruised around the reservoir for 30 hours on a full tank, 30 gallons. It was 90 degrees during the day, night was 50 degrees, We drifted a lot and just roaming low speed sight seeing yet she has plenty of power to pull a skier. Camped all night ( anchored in 30 feet of water and spotlight works on bow, rotates from Captains chair ) in the boat with good gear and watched the shooting stars all night. Next morning it was a birds and bass. Still has half a tank of gas.
Never used in salt water. Hope to find a good home for her close to some big water.
Location: Mule Creek, New Mexico, United States
See listing: 1982 IMP Aztec Cuddy Cabin Mercrusier 260 V8 Boat Inboard (from November 17, 2020)