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1988 Cole 20ft Supersport

Dalton

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whats the story on it? just pick it up? been sitting a while?
 

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Curious why the two gauges would be put on top of the dash? Are you re gelling the boat. Or gonna try to save it. Can't wait for more progress.
 

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Had a 1991 open bow - FANTASTIC hull - didn't know how much boat i had till it was gone. Between the storied past of the builder, and how great it handled for it's size, it was awesome. The construction was over the top - at 25 years old, it looked better than most hulls 2 years old!!!! This is definitely worth the restoration
 

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whats the story on it? just pick it up? been sitting a while?
Thanks for asking. I have had it since 2012. It has been sitting in the garage waiting for a restoration. It was stored for many years prior. I would guess it has been off the water since the early to mid 90s
 

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Curious why the two gauges would be put on top of the dash? Are you re gelling the boat. Or gonna try to save it. Can't wait for more progress.
I think the gauges are on the top because of the lack of space. There is a short wind screen that came on the boat. The gauges sit right behind the wind screen. Not sure on the gelcoat. I am not a huge fan of the color selection but I am thinking it might be nice to keep the classic Cole graphics. I figure I might get some good ideas here. I don't have anyone for the gelcoat, yet.
 

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Had a 1991 open bow - FANTASTIC hull - didn't know how much boat i had till it was gone. Between the storied past of the builder, and how great it handled for it's size, it was awesome. The construction was over the top - at 25 years old, it looked better than most hulls 2 years old!!!! This is definitely worth the restoration
Thanks for the input. I have heard the 20ft Supersport was one of the better Cole hulls. I would like to get it on the water soon for a test run. I am not sure how far to go on the restoration without some time on the water.
 

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Thanks for the input. I have heard the 20ft Supersport was one of the better Cole hulls. I would like to get it on the water soon for a test run. I am not sure how far to go on the restoration without some time on the water.
You will love driving it. Between my father and I we have 3 Cole superhawks and they are well handling boats. Can't wait to see the progress
 

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You will love driving it. Between my father and I we have 3 Cole superhawks and they are well handling boats. Can't wait to see the progress
Good to hear that about Cole Boats. I'm looking for a stern drive shop if anyone has any recommendations.
 

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Good to hear that about Cole Boats. I'm looking for a stern drive shop if anyone has any recommendations.[/QUOTE

What a great combo you have there, beautiful style, high quality build, great performance and unique. it doesn't get much better than that.
Where you located? Give a call to B&D marine in El Monte. You can message him on the boards here. @BDMar
http://www.bdmarineperformance.com/
 
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Thanks, the drive is pretty beat up. I don't think the stock bravo 1 was up to the task. I will have to look into options.
 

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Complete rebuild on the drive! The old parts are stacking up. This is starting to get interesting.
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It needed the carbs rebuilt, fuel lines replaced and tuneup. So far it starts and runs good. I will probably do a leak down test when I get into the cooling system and detail the engine. I was able to make it to the channel and back on a recent test. The first time out the drive decided to take a break.

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The boat got a little loose during testing. The trim switch decided to short out and trim the drive full up during a run. Installed new switch and waiting on the weather for more testing.

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