Sunbird Skier Info

Sunbird Skier Info

Post by Rses » Fri, 17 Mar 2000 04:00:00


I have the opportunity to purchase a 1990 Sunbird skier with 225 Johnson in
mint condition Price is right.  I only plan to use it for family cottage
skiing.  No cruising. We are on a big lake, a little rough at times.  Does
anybody know anything about the boat?  Should I buy it. How is the wake?  We
really want it for slalom skiing--small wake.  I was going to buy a used ski

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Sunbird Skier Info

Post by Tom Rut » Fri, 17 Mar 2000 04:00:00

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>I have the opportunity to purchase a 1990 Sunbird skier with 225 Johnson in
>mint condition Price is right.  I only plan to use it for family cottage
>skiing.  No cruising. We are on a big lake, a little rough at times.  Does
>anybody know anything about the boat?  Should I buy it. How is the wake?  We
>really want it for slalom skiing--small wake.  I was going to buy a used ski

>newsgroup

Sunbird is an OMC line.  http://www.omc-online.com/

No idea of the wake.

Tom

 
 
 

Sunbird Skier Info

Post by ESSH » Fri, 17 Mar 2000 04:00:00

Actually they don't list it on their website.  Did Sunbird close up?

 
 
 

Sunbird Skier Info

Post by Tom Rut » Fri, 17 Mar 2000 04:00:00

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>Actually they don't list it on their website.  Did Sunbird close up?

It's complicated:
http://www.uscgboating.org/dbpub/mic_dd.asp?currRec=CCA,5544

Tom

 
 
 

Sunbird Skier Info

Post by erich zellme » Fri, 17 Mar 2000 04:00:00

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> Actually they don't list it on their website.  Did Sunbird close up?

While I do not believe they are identical, the Sunbird Skier has a
similar hull design to the Brendella, now Calabria, Barefooter.
Should be  a small but quite hard slalom wake depending on line length.
Check the prop pitch, use a 16" or 17" SS OMC standard black Stainless
prop, they hold speed very well, the big Looper V6's like to be at a
higher RPM to hold speed, plenty of torque out of the 3 liter block.
Be sure not to overrev it and it will give you a nice useable life.
Have the compression checked, generally as long as the cylinders are
even it should be ok. See if the VRO filter has been changed, or better
yet, change it.  Have  a new water pump impeller put in also.

Chances are it will go through quite a bit of fuel, but should be an
easy starting motor and server you well for what you want to use it for.

Erich