I own a 76 Vector w/115 Merc inline 6, I believe it is also the stock
‘76 motor. I don't know much about the original layout of a 76 Vector
but some things have been added or removed from the dash. So I am
wondering how it came off the factory line? More importantly this season I
can't get it to start! I noticed that my middle carb is leaking, my friend
a seasoned vet when it comes to Mercs, said I have a "stuck
float"?? and that the motor should be level, pull out the plugs give
'em a shot of ether and tap lightly on the side of the carb to release the
stuck float! Well it didn't work, so maybe if you have any suggestions I'm
all ears because I need to get it back on the water!! I also was wondering
about the best way to repair the fiberglass hull and maybe a product to
semi-restore the original paint job?
Sorry to be so long but I have a lot of questions and really nowhere else
to go. I am really excited to get this boat running and looking great.
Thanks for the help
Kali "beached in MN"
Get some new inlet needle and seats with new floats for all three carbs.
Have them installed and your problems will go away. If your gel is faded
and you want it shiny again the only real way is to have it recleared.
I've seen some body shops make disasters of this so make sure they use
only very good products. A few dollars saved usually results in disaster.
For now buy the parts to get back on the water.
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