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Offline David

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Re: Help with a vjb
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2011, 08:34:25 PM »
my 1982 21' Sleek with the split windshield, but its an open bow
That is a great pic, thanks for sharing Sleek!!!
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Offline jet_the_boat

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Re: Help with a vjb
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2011, 09:11:39 PM »
I'm still digging for info, he's on his way home from the East coast so it'll be tomorrow before I get an HIN if I even do. He says there's a tag on the left side next to the drivers seat that says Mariner.

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Re: Help with a vjb
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2011, 10:18:47 PM »
my 1982 21' Sleek with the split windshield, but its an open bow
That is a great picture. Where was that????
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Offline thompy

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Re: Help with a vjb
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2011, 06:58:32 AM »
i saw one last week,  i think it was one bay,  really want to say it was a tahiti

Offline jet_the_boat

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Re: Help with a vjb
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2011, 10:19:36 AM »
More pictures. The boat is from what I can figure out a MARLIN does this sound accurate? Typed in Marlin and found a bunch of identical pictures to it..

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Re: Help with a vjb
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2011, 10:48:50 AM »
Sounds about right. Looks like a Marlin Lunar in jet trim. Here's one that was on PB and some brochures I found.


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Offline jet_the_boat

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Re: Help with a vjb
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2011, 02:22:41 PM »
Does anyone know anything about the Marlin boats? Any info is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Help with a vjb
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2011, 02:44:16 PM »
It all depends on what you want to do with it. If you're buying it to have fun with, just make sure all the rigging is functional and safe, the stringers have no delamination, the hull and deck have no cracks or holes and is structurally sound, and everything is mounted correctly. Back in the day there were some boats that were manufactured just to get them out the door and there were some problems with them. After 20-30+ years most of these boats have either had the bugs worked out, or are in the scrap heap.

If you're planning on making it a 90-100 MPH boat, I'd really look into it in more depth. Maybe look for a boat that was better set up for those speeds. Most of the boats were manufactured as family fun boats and not meant for those types of speed.

This is just my 2cts. There are others here more qualified to answer this than I am, but again, it's all based on what you want to do with it.
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Re: Help with a vjb
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2011, 04:40:55 PM »
Wolfie that picture was taken at Willard Bay.

 


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