My new 1978 MT 180 VBR

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Scott F

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« on: August 03, 2011, 11:14:56 AM »
A couple shots of my MT from last weekend.

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Scott F

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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2011, 10:57:14 AM »
Here are a few shots of my interior.

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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2011, 11:04:34 PM »
Greetings \"Scott F\",
Thanks for sharing your pride-n-joy. Very nice looking Twain. Appears to have been well cared for. Can you give us all the details? Is it all original? What is the story on it?
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1981 160V I/O (140) BR

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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2011, 03:20:43 PM »
I\'m the third owner of this beauty. First owner had it for ten years or so, the second until I bought it in July. Its all original except for a piece of vinyl here and there. The engine runs great. Had it up to 44 MPH which I thought was great considering how heavy the boat is. The floors are solid as is the hull. All lights work...the guages have RED lights. I dont know if there were different grades or trim levels, but this boat has some cool touches like the molded rope designs on the dash and glove box. The trailer is a beauty as well. I have most of the original paper work from the first day it was purchased on 04.26.78 from Truman Marine in Warsaw MO. I have the Mercury factory check list, Trailer warranty, Mark Twain Owners manual (pretty generic), Mercruser \"228\" installation manual, Mark Twain wiring diagram, Mercruser model 228 Operation and Maintenance Manual and a few receipts for work and maintenance done over the years. It came with a bunch of extras, skis, ropes, flotation devices, maintenance tools, etc. The only problems I have are that the trim guage doesnt work (need to fix that as my dock is in shallow water) bilge pump isn\'t working (easy fix) and the stainless prop is not in the greatest shape. I am very happy with the boat and am looking forward to years of fun with it.

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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2011, 09:17:39 PM »
Nice!
1983 Mark Twain 240 XL

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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2015, 10:11:11 PM »
she\'s a beauty,!