RE: Marine Trader 36 foot Europa model
Gee! That is a really nice picture!I really like the Trader 36 Europa Model.I guess they are redoing to suit them selves which is a very OK move.Gues that is what playing with all these boats is all about.
I might find one sunk or storm damaged some time that I can afford.Ha
I am trying to get operational by spring and looks like it will be done.All I like to finish is complete the correction of the transmission mistake I made eary on.
I bought a pair of low hgour engines for the boat and the transmission supplied with them was incorrect gear setup so I bought a pair of transmissions and somehow installed them on the wrong motor.Well upon launch she wouldn't move both were like they were in neutral,no noise,etc. I thought then that maybe that was the trouble but wouldn't know for sure till I removed at least one of them.So I removed the starboard one first and sure enough that was the one for the port side,rotation wrong direction.I have that side finished and will install the port side later this week when it warms up some.
While I had the transmission out I decided since it was a lot of trouble to pull them I would take it to a rebuilder.I had bough the pair of transmissions off E Bay and didn't know any facts other than I was told they were low hours on them.The repair shop confirmed that said hardly any wear on it at all so that was good news but out the cost of rebuild as new clutches,seals,gaskets,etc were installed.Still he was a very reasonable repair man.
My first trip will be crusing the River gorge to Chattanooga some time this spring.Stay Safe,Bill