Here is a picture of my 1991 174ZW Adventure. I see one problem. It looks like our hulls are the same, and yet you are pushing 35 more HP than I. I am envious! Although there are no lakes in North Dakota that I can open this boat up in.
Here are a few pics of my new (to me) boat! 1986 Cajun Blazer Bonanza, 90HP Evinrude. Paid a whopping $1,100.00!!! I will post better pics of it in the near future after I clean her up. I literally JUST got it home about 2 hours ago.
heres my 1990 174 this is my first boat ever. Got it already then to go then had to put in a new steering cable. 3 years ago the previous owner put inall new flooring wiring and carpet. Did all the screw holes and put in new seat. Got all new led lights for the trailer and now a new steering cable. Soon to be adding a stereo. But some advice if anyone has any. The clear coat is flaking off in places and it looks like crap. Is there any way i can fix this or at blend it in so it's not as noticable. Also it has a few scartches on the hull can i buff those out ??
Last edited by darrenf442; 05-28-2014 at 01:17 PM.
Hi all, new to the site. Just wanted to dump a few pix of my boat. 86 Cajun
Espirit 185C with Johnson 150 OB. I've replaced alot of the wood in the floor, all
new carpet, all new vinyl and seat wood, stripped the upper half of the hull and
clearcoated it with 3 coats of DuPont Chroma-Clear, and started to do the finish
work like trim and guages, etc. Used it about 3 times, then wife got prego and
we put it up. That was over 5 years ago. She popped out another one a couple
years ago, just about the time the first was getting old enough we could start
taking her out. So, starting all over again. We're hoping in a year or so the little
one will be old enough that we could actually take them BOTH out and finall use
the boat I spent so much money and hundreds of hours of time on getting back in
shape. Got some work to do before it's put back in service, mainly the water
pump on the engine, for safety's sake. Rest should still work perfectly like it did
when I put it in storage.
Anyway that's the story of my lil boat. And here are a few pix!
And here's the rest of the various images of redoing the floor, carpeting, the hull
stripped and clearcoated. Not all my pix are here Im not sure where I saved the
rest but you get the gist of it...
This is my stepdad's '93 174ZW Adventure. I believe that's right anyway. I love this boat! It has a nice new Stilleto prop and SkegGuard on it now, but otherwise looks about the same. I think this thing is just a timeless classic. It has such sporty lines. I can't wait to test out the new prop. I have not seen one exactly like this yet. They must've really made them custom back then. I was never really a Yamaha ProV fan until I started using this boat. Every year, it fires right up and runs perfect.
Although, the gas gauge is not working this year and the speedometer stopped working a long time ago. I never could figure out how to get it working again. Anyone know where the gas tank is hidden in this thing? I need to find the fuel gauge sending unit. Any tips on getting the speedo working again? I'm sure it's probably just clogged up. There is like no info online about these boats anymore! Other than those two minor, fixable things, I love this boat and can't complain. It's a great little fish or ski boat. I was thinking about trying a hydrofoil stabilizer on it, but I've heard so many mixed opinions on them. It planes out pretty fast anyway. I don't want to slow it down any.
heres my 89 cajun Elias edition with 150 mercury XR4..new tires and wheels coming this winter..i got this boat from my inlaw he let it sit up for about 10 yrs. im going to recarpet it and a few other lil odds and ends nothing major thank god
2001 dodge 3500
89\' Cajun Paul Elias edition w/89\' 150 XR4
This was my 1996 185 DC Ragin Cagin which I purchased new. It was a great boat and gave me many memories with the kids. Pics were just after I re-carpeted and replaced the bench seat with buckets and a step through.
heres a pic of mine...95 171PRO 17 ft with a 175 mariner on it. not sure why it has a 175, but im glad it does..:) ive re decked/carpeted it and tuned everything in and changed a few things and just put a minn kota 74 on it. really nice for its size