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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:36 am 
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Hello All,
Just bought a 222 center console full inboard project boat. I've got a ton of questions I need help with. My first concern is the amount of rain water from the deck that can spill into the engine compartment. It appears that the center console rests on a 1 x 3 piece of teak on both sides and the forward hinges are mounted on top of this wood (doesn't look OEM to me)thus causing the console to be raised. This leaves a gap between console and deck. Is there supposed to be a seal on the bottom of the console? Are there many of these boats around?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:58 pm 
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Welcome to the site Ray! Check out posts by JimCT - he has a 22-2 inboard with several post and pics and good info for you. He also has a 240 side console with lots of posts, so screen them a bit to get the 22-2 inboard info.

Yes, full inboards were rare birds. But they have great balance and are good on fuel. Only downside is the amount of water it takes to float them - not skinny water boats!

See ya on the water!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:23 pm 
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Post pictures if you have some. Be interesting to compare notes.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:54 pm 
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Hi Jim, any more work done on your boats?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:13 pm 
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I will post pictures as soon as I get boat back from having the deck refiberglassed. One of the gas tanks had to be replaced , so the deck had to be cut out. This 222 has a stainless steel skeg that protects the shaft , prop, and rudder. It looks proffessionally done. Was this an option from aquasport or an addon?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:23 pm 
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Rick, Nothing to report... therefore no reports. Never got the 222 in the water this year. First priority is getting this economy back on its feet again. No diversions 'til I'm comfortable with the outlook. Next election will go a long way toward fixing the problem methinks...

Anyhoo, Ray, am most interested in you're little gem there. A few years back we had a fleet member here with a 222 inboard. Boat's name was "Old School". RickK remembers my sickening drool over that boat. Something about the look... it's trim resting in the water with no OB hanging off the transom to screw things up (my opinion only, so no hate mail) captured me; love at first sight and all that nonsense. I looked & searched & prospected all over the place and sure enough, not 20 miles from home base, one appeared. I basically bought it over the phone, same day, sight unseen, cash, no quibbling.

Few times I've had her on the water, she's performed well. Center of weight being amidships gives the hull, underway, a feel unmatched by the OB flavor. Hard to describe. You'll feel it when you take yours out for a romp. Engine noise is there of course but a different sound entirely. I added mufflers which helped considerably with the top end roar. Power is a 318 Chrysler which delivers 220 HP or thereabouts; enough for me. Borg Warner 2:1 gear, Mallory solid state and the Edelbrock 600 CFM carb. If my boat was as light as she was "as built", she'd be a real flyer. Right now we're at about at 28 MPH or thereabouts. Her overweight problem stems from waterlogged foam and deck; issues which will be addressed when time permits. She's likely over-propped a bit as well.

In the interest of fairness, there is a downside to the inboard config. I gotta be danged careful about grounding. Lowest part of the underbody is the rudder. Prang that, and there goes the afternoon. Am most interested in seeing the skeg setup you briefly mention. That was most assuredly a "custom" from the factory or somewhere along the line it was added. Skeg sacrifices speed but enhances longitudinal stability and protects the running gear... a BIG plus.

You're under-deck fuel tanks interest me as well. Mine's tucked in hard against the transom above decks. You'll see it in my pictures if you can find my old post somewhere here. Would like to see how/where they put you're tanks.

All for now.

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