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just bought 49 sportsman for restoration

Post by HappenMaker » Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:53 pm

Hi, i just joined as i am a new owner of a 1949 u22 sportsman. i will be restoring this myself and look forward to any insights as i dive into this project that im sure will come with many suprises that i would like to avoid. i notice all the noise about 5200 bottom. ill be a user of the boat and trailering it so i will probably go that route. thoughts?

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Re: just bought 49 sportsman for restoration

Post by boat_art » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:24 pm

First....Congratulations and welcome!
Second....we LOVE pictures! Post some for us ok?
Third....if you plan to trailer the boat, please consider a 5200 bottom. Buy Don Dannenburg's book and study it carefully...
Fourth....(return to First, second and third steps:)
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Re: just bought 49 sportsman for restoration

Post by drrot » Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:04 am

Ditto
I also have two of them if you have questions
boat_art wrote:First....Congratulations and welcome!
Second....we LOVE pictures! Post some for us ok?
Third....if you plan to trailer the boat, please consider a 5200 bottom. Buy Don Dannenburg's book and study it carefully...
Fourth....(return to First, second and third steps:)
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Re: just bought 49 sportsman for restoration

Post by HappenMaker » Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:30 am

I just bought the Dons complete book on ebay, im waiting for it to arrive, as well as the boat. I purchased this 49' Sportsman from Don at Mccall Boats. great guy he is delivery from idaho by the end of the month. i am in Southern Ca. i will for sure have lots of questions drrot thanks for any imput in advance as i am an ameture at this for sure
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Re: just bought 49 sportsman for restoration

Post by Oberon01 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:24 am

Welcome - The U22 was very popular then and remains so today for very good reason - wonderful boats and easy to use. There is an abundance of material available in the archive of the CCABC in respect of these boats, but there is far more available from the experiences and talents of the members of the club and contributors to this board. The boat looks like a significant project, but of course from pictures it is nearly impossible to tell what is needed.

Don Hardy is extremely knowledgeable, helpful and I am sure he will be of assistance to you as well - he will also be a great source. Do you plan to restore it to original as-delivered condition or are you thinking of modifying it?

Best of luck with this worthy boat and as others have said - keep the pictures coming!
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Re: just bought 49 sportsman for restoration

Post by HappenMaker » Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:56 am

The only modification would be the 5200 bottom. Other than that I intend to keep it original. The only thing different is that this boat was reported with a hemi from what Don says they dida great job on the engine


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