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Sportfish IV - 1977 24' Skipjack Cuddy Cabin
Project Fishing Boats - Skipjack 24'
Sportfish IV is a 1977 24' Skipjack Cuddy Cabin powered by a 225hp OMC (307 ci V8 chev) with an electric shift outdrive and at the time of writing is currently the 4th project boat in the series.
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Sportfish IV
Project Fishing Boats:   Sportfish IV: Sportfish IV: 1977 24' Skipjack. The dual frequency transducer and the speed-temp unit have both been fitted to the stern. I used white, marine-grade silicone sealant-adhesive. Both cables from the sending units were wrapped in black plastic spiral-wrap for additional protection and neatness... I still need to clean up the extra black pen mqarks... 
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15th January 2007
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Sportfish IV
Project Fishing Boats:   Sportfish IV: Sportfish IV: 1977 24' Skipjack. Transducer and Speed-Temp cables are both enclosed in spiral wrap all the way up the stern, under the chrome fitting and through the back of the boat. Also, two of the proposed 5 Perko rod holders have been bolted to the corners of the stern grab rail... There will be another one in the center and one on each side of the boat...    SportfishWorld © Bob Fisher
15th January 2007
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Sportfish IV
Project Fishing Boats:   Sportfish IV: Sportfish IV: 1977 24' Skipjack. This is just the wiring setup for the Lowrance LC X-17 Fish Finder. As per the manufacturer's recommendation the power source is directly from the (Port) Battery. The rest of the boat's wiring is on the starboard side. This is to eliminate electrical interference that could affect the display on the screen.  Because it is a direct connection they recommend a cutoff switch. I mounted a simple 2 position toggle switch through a piece of aluminum flat bar. There's also an inline 3-amp fuse between the switch and the terminal block. I also put marine, adhesive sealant around the mounting screw holes behind the terminal block so that the screws will never work loose and I'm now also putting a heat-shrink cover behind all of the connectors on all of my wires... This stuff is really simple to do and requires few tools, it just takes a plan, care and some time... Do it once, do it right...   SportfishWorld © Bob Fisher
15th January 2007
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Sportfish IV
Project Fishing Boats:   Sportfish IV: Sportfish IV: 1977 24' Skipjack. Master fuse panel for the auxilliary terminal buses and ammeter.    SportfishWorld © Bob Fisher
15th January 2007
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Sportfish IV
Project Fishing Boats:   Sportfish IV: Sportfish IV: 1977 24' Skipjack. I had to add some additional terminal blocks and busses for auxilliary equipment that was not on the ignition bus, i.e. nav lights, bilge pump and blower. There will be EVEN MORE when I install the VHF radio, Stereo-CD, and 12 volt power outlets. I want everything separate, no stealing power from existing connections or circuits!   SportfishWorld © Bob Fisher
15th January 2007
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Sportfish I - 1965 17' Silverline Runabout
Project Fishing Boats - Silverline 17'
Sportfish I was a 1965 17' Silverline Runabout powered by a 140hp, 4 cylinder Mercruiser and was the first boat in the SportfishWorld 'Project Fishing Boat on a Budget' Series.
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Silverline
17' 1965
Project Fishing Boats: Project Boat Silverline 17' 1965: SportfishWorld Project Fishing Boat 1965 17' Silverline 17' Runabout SportfishWorld © Bob Fisher
12th August 2007
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Project Boat
Silverline
17' 1965
Project Fishing Boats: Project Boat Silverline 17' 1965: SportfishWorld Project Fishing Boat 1965 17' Silverline 17' Runabout SportfishWorld © Bob Fisher
12th August 2007
Project Fishing Boats
Project Boat
Silverline
17' 1965
Project Fishing Boats: Project Boat Silverline 17' 1965: SportfishWorld Project Fishing Boat 1965 17' Silverline 17' Runabout SportfishWorld © Bob Fisher
12th August 2007
Project Fishing Boats
Project Boat
Silverline
17' 1965
Project Fishing Boats: Project Boat Silverline 17' 1965: SportfishWorld Project Fishing Boat 1965 17' Silverline 17' Runabout SportfishWorld © Bob Fisher
12th August 2007
Project Fishing Boats
Project Boat
Silverline
17' 1965
Project Fishing Boats: Project Boat Silverline 17' 1965: SportfishWorld Project Fishing Boat 1965 17' Silverline 17' Runabout SportfishWorld © Bob Fisher
12th August 2007
Project Fishing Boats



Blue Ribbon Champion Outboard

Photos of 1940's Blue Ribbon Champion Outboard Motor.