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« on: March 02, 2006, 06:26:44 PM »

Hi all,
I have just picked up my fathers Savage Escort, 1965 Model. This boat has been in the family for years and is still in reasonable condition but the floor is soft and leaking at the front. Windscreen crazed etc. I am sorry to say that we replaced the Johnson Golden Meteor 100 hp motor some years ago. For those  that know these had an electric shift and the spring that holds the motor in gear broke. It was still running strong but we had access to a cheap 135hp 1974 Johnson so we retired it. Being a bit of a bower bird and having been the original mechanic that fitted this boat out new in Sorrento in 1965 dad held onto the old motor for years, also a brand new prop in the box! I am sorry to say that he could not find anyone interested in the stuff and recently moved house and binned the lot.I am very sorry now that I have seen your forum. He thinks he still has some other "old" outboard parts.I will post details if we find anything of interest. I intend to fix the old girl up, but the motor needs basically a "trunk" in good nick if anyone knows where I can go for this would be appreciated. Powerhead,gearbox and trim all in working order. Salt has stuffed mounting point and pivot point. Any help or info on Savage escorts appreciated.
Cheers,
Tim.
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2006, 07:26:17 PM »

Hi  Escort

Welcome, Love to see some photos and hear how the restoration goes. Any questions post them and im sure you will find someone who has an answer.

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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2006, 11:44:56 AM »

Hello Tim

I replaced the floor in the red Javelin posted on this site. They are ply covered with fibreglass. So take the seats out and rip out the old one. measure up new marine ply of similar grade and screw it in place. The messy bit is laying the f/g cloth and resin. Make sure you get the right advice. Then re carpet with marine carpet. Also you need to check the transom to see if it's  got any give. (rock the motor up and down) if it bends the transom, thats trouble as you will also have to replace the plywood in that. This is done from INSIDE the boat while leaving the F/g skin on the outside. Hope you don't have to do this, but if you do, ask for lots of advice from someone who has done it. THe deck generally has to be seperated also from the hull.


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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2006, 04:46:31 PM »

Thanks for the info. Have attached some photo's. I am a lucky boy.Transom is as solid as the day it was made!
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2006, 04:51:00 PM »

More Pics.
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2006, 07:04:33 PM »

Great pics Ian. Keep us posted with your progress. Lucky about the transom.
David
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