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bluestar
10-02-2005, 05:24 PM
Owner said this is a "Marlin" boat. The engine is an "OMC 120".

Whatever you can tell me about this boat is appreciated.

bluestar
10-02-2005, 05:24 PM
Forgot to attach photos:

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/rhbj03/album?.dir=1e2b&.src=ph

triggerfish
10-02-2005, 05:46 PM
was it Gilligan or the skipper that you were talking too? :D

bluestar
10-02-2005, 06:02 PM
I talked to Mary Ann.

Why?

triggerfish
10-02-2005, 06:21 PM
It looks like the S.S. Minnow

somebody
10-02-2005, 07:01 PM
triggerfish you are cruel but honest.

bluestar
10-03-2005, 05:59 AM
Not a good comparison -- the SS Minnow in Gilligans Island is a grand looking boat! ;)

http://www.rcstore.com/common/images/covers/220/FSPB0404.jpg

fishkiller
10-04-2005, 04:12 AM
8)Bluefish that marlin is from the late 60s to early 70s I dont know what you would use it for a bay boat maybe. It is a heavy fiberglass hull. Check for blistering on the bottom, but most of check for dryrot.If the boat floats and you are thinking of buying it ,take it for a ride, Hint if you put that old boat inreverse go back look see if water is dripping around the shaft to engine coupler, if it is dont waste your time the bellows and internals are probably bad and is a high dollar fix.I just had my outdrive rebuilt bravo 2 hooked to a 7.4 brovo 350hp it cost 3400.00 but all parts are new. 8)

916towerguy
10-07-2005, 07:41 PM
It is an early vintage Marlin they made that style of boat in to the early eighties. The older OMC's are more expensive to repair and maintain for lack of parts.They are prone to more issues than the volvo pentas and mercs of the same year. I would have someone check the motor and drive before you drop down your hard earned cash. Also like said above check for dry rot. Marlins are famous for it. Marlin splashed (copied) that hull from the old Dorset. If it is a good deal and runs good buy it but do your homework first.