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Frustrated Sportcraft owner manual. HELP

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  1. bgleownr

    bgleownr Member

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    Help. I recently bought a 21 1 walk around 1998 Sportcraft boat. No owners manual

    Where do I find one?

    I have tried web sites with lots of confusion---I know there has to be one out t here

    Please help

    Clair
     
  2. bgleownr

    bgleownr Member

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    Someone should be able o help me here

    Thanks

    Clair
     
  3. RockHead

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    http://inlandmarineinc.com/Sportcraft.html


    Try this link

    Mike T
     
  4. bgleownr

    bgleownr Member

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    Thank you Mike
    I will try immediately

    I will let you know

    Thanks again

    Clair
     
  5. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    Did you call the manufacture?
     
  6. Auctioneer

    Auctioneer Well-Known Member

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    Google the make and model for a manual. You can find it on the internet and then save it in your documents and or copy it.
     
  7. bgleownr

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    Yes I did call but got a recording to call back Tuesday. To another number in MI & called hat & got a recording----left messages on both & will call Tuesday

    Thanks

    Will let you know

    Clair
     
  8. bgleownr

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    Auctioneer. We have tried & tried to do that with NO LUCK on this boat
    I thought it would be easy as we have done that for other manuals
    If you know a specific site, please let me know
    1998 Sportcraft 21 1 walk around with I O Volvo motor

    Thanks

    Claiir
     
  9. tanda1

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    The Sportcraft company that built your boat folded about 10 years ago, which might explain your difficulty in finding a manual.

    Looking at the owners manual for the larger models in RockHead's link you will probably be disappointed if you do find one. There is just not a lot of useful info in those. Print one out for the wiring diagram with the understanding it says "typical". Throw the rest of it away.

    You can find an Owners Manual for the Volvo Drive/engine here:

    http://www.volvopenta.com/volvopenta/na/en-us/parts_service/publication_search/Pages/publication_search.aspx

    Keep an eye on ebay for a Factory Service Manual. While not as detailed as the FSM, Seloc and Clymer also publish Volvo repair/service manuals.

    Also, as with any 15 yr. old mid-level boat you might want to consider starting at the waterline and work your way up replacing and resealing all plastic thru-hull fittings. Brass, bronze or stainless would be best.
     
  10. bgleownr

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    Thanks for all that

    I will take all that advice and start on replacing

    I will go to that Volvo site as well

    THANKS AGAIN for all that information

    Clair
     
  11. bigbore613

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    There used to be some websites for any kind of owners manuals. Sorry dont know addres ,maybe a search? Jeff
     
  12. burtona

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    I've bought probably a dozen boats in my life time. I don't think I ever got an owners manual for any of them. I bought manuals for engines and outdrives from those manufactuers but I've never seen an owners manual for a boat. Maybe I just bought the wrong boats but I've never heard of one.
    Dave
     
  13. bgleownr

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    Thanks Dave

    I think ou are right

    I did get a phone call from a lady at Perry Boats----she said what you said and she is sending me the info for the engine & out drive

    Thanks

    Clair
     
  14. bgleownr

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    Perry Boats did send me a FREE copy of a generic owners manual

    This has the "specs" that I wanted----example was fuel tank capacity

    Anyone that needs help with their Sportcraft, call Mary Ellen at Sportcraft 850 584 8400
    She has the details and is very helpful!

    Thanks for all of your help

    Clair


    P S took the Sportcraft out Wednesday & fished around the Lake Erie Islands--great
     
  15. Tron

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    Go to iboats.com
     
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