1964 Mark Twain V20

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mikep

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« on: September 30, 2003, 07:25:31 PM »
I\'ll try to attach a few pics of the 1964 Mark Twain V20 I\'ve had since 1995.

She has the original 327 Mercruiser and thru-hull exhaust.

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mikep

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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2003, 07:31:21 PM »
I completely rebuilt the engine in 1995.  It added electronic ignition and a few other parts that probably added a few horsepower, but the intent was to keep the engine stock.

Starts instantly, has a very nice rumble with the thru-hull exhaust, and runs over 40 mph.

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mikep

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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2003, 07:33:22 PM »
Here\'s the boat on the original Mark Twain trailer.  (all pics from summer 2003)

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1965MT

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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2003, 01:16:44 PM »
That\'s a good looking boat! Is the interior original?

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mikep

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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2003, 11:53:24 PM »
No it\'s been restored.  I know that you and I exchanged spme messages about re-doing yours. Hope that project goes well - it is a bit of work.

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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2003, 10:02:54 AM »
I have completely gutted the floor and transom. The new transom is ready to go back in. I will probably reconfigure the seating but am reserving judgement...

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waterguy

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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2005, 01:36:47 PM »
i also own a v20 and as i look thru the site i have yet to see another one besides yours? were there less of these made? andas mine is still under construction i have yet to drive it, how well do these boats handle the water, mine only has the inline 250 chevy id like to use it as a fishing boat here in the sf bay area so my question is will it handle decent in the bays waves???it has plenty of bow flare to keep water and spray out, anyway just curious??

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waterguy

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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2005, 01:46:20 PM »
heres a pic of mine

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1972vsonic

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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2005, 08:09:38 PM »
that is a very pretty boat!
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waterguy

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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2005, 11:14:55 PM »
thank its my little $$$pit any way i was just looking fo rsome input into how well these 20s would handle the sf bay water.

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« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2005, 09:15:46 AM »
I\'ve taken my 1977 200v (probably the same hull) in Lake Superior and Lake Michigan.  In Superior it was mostly a 2-3 ft. chop which wasn\'t too bad.  Fairly bumpy and slow ride.  I didn\'t want to pound on her too bad as it gets fairly uncomfortable.  Lake Michigan was another story.  Went salmon fishing for a weekend for the first time.  Every morning was storming so we didn\'t get out for the prime fishing time.  We did get out for the afternoons which was a blast.  The first 2 days were fairly calm 2-4 ft. rollers.  The last day was a different story.  There must have been a storm on the Michigan side cause there were 6-8 ft. rollers coming in from the East.  When we were in the trough you couldn\'t see anything but water.  I just adjusted my course (while not trolling) to hit them at about a 45 degree angle and she\'d just climb up and down.  While trolling heading straight into the bigger waves the bow would come about 2 inches from taking on water then she\'d climb right up it.  We didn\'t take a drop of water on board.  I was really happy with her performance.  Can\'t wait till next year.  My brother bought a 23\' Sea Hunt Center Console cause I think I might have scared him a little.  If it\'s too bad we\'ll take that.  Otherwise we\'ll (at least I\'ll) be in the Twain.

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« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2005, 06:40:08 PM »
thanks for your info but here in the bay the rollers arent to bad just alot of chop so i should be alright??