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Post Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 8:17 pm 
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Recently went looking for anything Aquasport on the net and found this site.

I've had my 19-6 Family Fisherman since 1992. It is used out of Half Moon Bay mostly for salmon, crab and rock fish.

Mine is a 1977. Pictures I've seen showed it with a Mercury on the transom, but when I got it there was a 150 Suzuki 2 stroke. Very powerful, but nobody out here services them, so in 2004 I re powered with a 150 DFI Evinrude.

Kicker is also a 2 stroke 15hp Evinrude.

When I first got this boat I had all the damage professionally repaired and gel coated. After 25 years of use, I recently had everything redone - new fuel lines, repairs as needed, motors, new GPS/sonar, etc.

She's pretty and she's all mine. :)

The ride is a little harsh and wet in the slop, but there's nowhere you can't go if you go slow enough. I think of her as a 4WD of the ocean. She'll do 36+ Kts if the conditions allow.

Glad to find this place and I'll be checking in often.

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Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 11:48 am 
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Nice FF! :605_thumbs_up: The FF series seems like a good match for the Pacific where the water is colder and a center console is less desirable. A 150 seems to be about perfect for a 19-6, and the kicker works for trolling or getting you home in an emergency. Thanks for the post and welcome! sHa_woot

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Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 1:14 pm 
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Welcome to the forum. The 19.6 is a nice boat. You should have a lot of fun with it. Mine is a 1969 19.1. You can check out a previous post on this page to see pictures. I am in the process of restoring it but haven't updated new pictures yet. It only has a 70 hp Johnson, but it runs great with that few HP. Aquasport back in 69' had this model rated for a 65 hp believe it or not.

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Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 1:33 pm 
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Welcome to the club! Sweet FF!

I believe that is the same hull as the 200XF and 200 CCP. I like the Evinrude DFI with the kicker. That is a nice match for that hull.

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Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 2:18 pm 
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Thanks for the welcome!

You might notice the teak gunnels are missing. In their place is Corian.

I had those made by a counter top store in 92 when I first got it, before I had the rails made. Zero maintenance.

I might still have the teak if anyone is interested. Got to check.

When I repowered, E-Tec was available, but not in 150. I get many advantages with this DFI, some of the technology of the E-Tec in terms of corrosion prevention through materials, design and coatings. It runs well, never smokes, even at start up.

3 star EPA rating makes it good to go for any body of water.

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