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norcalLmo

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Hey Gang,
Just a quick update on our goal to restore every Vaughn ever built LOL!!!! -

Vaughn #1 previously known as: 'BLUE HEAT'
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VAUGHN #2 previously known as: 555
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VAUGHN #3 previously 888

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DrunkenSailor

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Do work son lol. Great job. Love seeing these being restored.
 

Halvecto

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That red and silver with the slight metallic flake looks great.

Great projects. How did you find them? Are they all local (to you) original owners?
 

norcalLmo

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Haha Thx! Ya Vaughn 3 is being referred to as the "Bass Boat Edition" LOL! My wife loves things that sparkle!!!! I'm in Roseville just north of Sacramento -found them on Craigslist in So Cal. Back in the day, I missed out on buying my buddies 24 Schiada so I've always kept an eye out for one, but waaaaay out of my price range These Vaughns handle really well and are a heavy lay-up
 

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What are you planning for power? Trim tabs?
 

norcalLmo

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We're dropping in a stock Mercruiser 502 EFI and a set of Lenco tabs Both combos seem to really well on these hulls
 

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We're dropping in a stock Mercruiser 502 EFI and a set of Lenco tabs Both combos seem to really well on these hulls
These are some sexy boats!
I vote for Bennet tabs. Tried, true, and no electronics under the water
 

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Hello guys. I’m guessing I’m Vaughn #6 owner on here. I fairly recently bought the Miami Vice outboard listed for sale out of Marietta CA several years back. I ended up with just the boat & trailer.

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My plans are to cut the motor well out, replace the badly rotted transome and hang another outboard from an 18” bracket.

Has Vaughn888 been active on here lately? I would like to ask if any hulls were built with pads and if so what were the dimensions? Any pics of a pad boat available?

I will post pics of progress once I get started. Have a few home projects to finish up on first.

Thanks in advance for your help!
 

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Hey MesaAlan - CONGRATS on the find! I have the 888 boat (which was originally an outboard) that I converted to an IO - This is the 3rd one we've converted - Note: that all 3 had a 2 1/4" solid transom - not the outboard well that your boat has - The 'Blue Heat' Vaughn 1 resto and Vaughn 2 resto are both straight V's while my 888 Vaughn has a delta pad - let me know what measurements you need -
*The outboard direction you're going will be FRICKIN' COOL!!!!! The outboard technology has really come a long way since the Merc 200's and 3.4L Cosworth days LOL!
 

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Thanks norcallmo. I can see from the 888 pic you posted there is a pad under there. If the boat is still available to you, can you snap some close up pics of it? Dimensions of how wide and how far forward on the keel line it goes would be very helpful and appreciated.

My last boat was a older 270 Hallett with a 540 & Bravo drive. This will be my first weed eater, looking forward to it.

Very nice work on the pics you have posted. Hope mine turns out as nice.

New to the site here, is there a way to direct message you for your contact info?
 

norcalLmo

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Welcome to the forum! Great group of peeps here and lot's of knowledge to 'tap' into. I'll PM you my contact info -
 
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