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Marjorie Suddard
Marjorie Suddard General Manager
3/28/11 10:58 a.m.

We brought a new family member home this weekend:

It's a 1968 Evinrude Sportsman 155. It's old, it's funky, and it's practically like new for $3500. Already had it out and it runs right along. We must be geniuses, because what could go wrong with a nearly 45-year-old unrestored boat? (I figure it'll get us conditioned for our trip out west this summer in the Edsel.)

Margie

jrw1621
jrw1621 SuperDork
3/28/11 11:02 a.m.

I envision the Edsel pulling this boat.
I also see Tim wearing Bremuda shorts, a madris plaid shirt and green lense Wayfarer glasses.
Yourself in some cat eye glasses and a beehive hairdo.

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
3/28/11 11:04 a.m.

It's been a LONG time since I saw something like that on the water. Better looking than some of the new boats.

fast_eddie_72
fast_eddie_72 HalfDork
3/28/11 11:05 a.m.

That is very cool.

Marjorie Suddard
Marjorie Suddard General Manager
3/28/11 11:06 a.m.

In reply to jrw1621:

Close. Here's a similar model with no less than Sean Connery on it:

Maroon92
Maroon92 SuperDork
3/28/11 11:08 a.m.
Marjorie Suddard wrote: In reply to jrw1621: Close. Here's the same model with no less than Sean Connery on it:

Webernets fail! (Just kidding, don't put me in the patio!!)

Marjorie Suddard
Marjorie Suddard General Manager
3/28/11 11:10 a.m.

No kidding. Stupid image wouldn't behave. (And you know what? I've looked at that picture several times, but it took me awhile to realize the Thunderball boat is an outboard. I guess my eyes never made it past the, uh, windshield. Who can blame me?)

Margie

jrw1621
jrw1621 SuperDork
3/28/11 11:13 a.m.

Sort of looks like a dunebuggy version of a boat with that flat windshield. Probably too heavy to have a Manx tow it but that too would be a cool looking combo..

cxhb
cxhb HalfDork
3/28/11 11:19 a.m.
Marjorie Suddard wrote: We brought a new family member home this weekend: It's a 1968 Evinrude Sportsman 155. It's old, it's funky, and it's practically like new for $3500. Already had it out and it runs right along. We must be geniuses, because what could go wrong with a nearly 45-year-old unrestored boat? (I figure it'll get us conditioned for our trip out west this summer in the Edsel.) Margie

HOLY CRAP I THINK THAT'S MY GRANDFATHERS OLD BOAT.

oldsaw
oldsaw SuperDork
3/28/11 11:24 a.m.

Cool, old boat. But what's a Sean Connery?

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
3/28/11 11:25 a.m.
Marjorie Suddard wrote: No kidding. Stupid image wouldn't behave. (And you know what? I've looked at that picture several times, but it took me awhile to realize the Thunderball boat is an outboard. I guess my eyes never made it past the, uh, windshield. Who can blame me?) Margie

not surprised

As for outboard and I/O engine choices.. many speed boat makers in that time offered the same hull with each choice. The I/O being the more upmarket/deepwater boat and the Outboard for more deck space and less draft

cxhb
cxhb HalfDork
3/28/11 11:32 a.m.

If its not, its identical and I've never seen one as good of condition as the one he sold about two years ago. I have fond memories of riding in the good old Evinrude all over Norris Lake TN.

Good old Buick V6 power too.

bludroptop
bludroptop SuperDork
3/28/11 11:38 a.m.

Very cool.

Needs mor Flipper

Edited for hotlink incompetence

cxhb
cxhb HalfDork
3/28/11 11:42 a.m.

Just checked against old pictures I had. Its not the same boat (unless the boat somehow ended up in NY after it sold) BUT the one my grandfather owned was the same year, and model. Great boat!

cwh
cwh SuperDork
3/28/11 2:01 p.m.

Margie- You look great in that picture with Mr. Bond.

Marjorie Suddard
Marjorie Suddard General Manager
3/28/11 2:06 p.m.

Thanks, Chuck. I did love that bikini, but I had to throw it out--kept stabbing myself in the face with my pointy Sixties boobs.

Margie

kpm
kpm Reader
3/28/11 2:32 p.m.
Marjorie Suddard wrote: Thanks, Chuck. I did love that bikini, but I had to throw it out--kept stabbing myself in the face with my pointy Sixties boobs. Margie

Post. Of. The. Day.

914Driver
914Driver SuperDork
3/28/11 2:38 p.m.

$5 says it never makes the magazine.

Derick Freese
Derick Freese Dork
3/28/11 3:37 p.m.

Someone would be part of a patio expansion if it did.

cwh
cwh SuperDork
3/28/11 4:14 p.m.

I did worry a bit about posting that.

cxhb
cxhb HalfDork
3/28/11 4:14 p.m.
Derick Freese wrote: Someone would be part of a patio expansion if it did.

You know, I keep hearing about this patio. Forever I've heard joke after joke about Margie and this patio. Whats the story on this?

914Driver
914Driver SuperDork
3/28/11 5:04 p.m.

Shhhhhh. She's got the prints out and expanding.

Supercoupe
Supercoupe Reader
3/28/11 6:16 p.m.

She doesn't need to use the patio anymore or as much cement...two old spackle buckets,half a bag of cement and a late night cruise on the intercoastal in her bikini and no one would notice you tied up in the back...

aussiesmg
aussiesmg SuperDork
3/28/11 6:21 p.m.

Margie learned that bodies float in the bay.....

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
3/28/11 7:01 p.m.

ah.. cement shoes.. the "Family" would be proud

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