1988 Century Arabian
I bought this 1988 Century Arabian from the original and only owner this spring. The boat had been used seldom in the past 3 years and needed a cleaning, some repair to the rear seat framing, and a new sterndrive. I purchased and installed a brand new sterndrive from Crowley Marine (3099.00+S&H)and installed it and finished up the rest. I followed the 10 hour break in procedure for the new drive exactly and the boat performed great. I bought a new OEM cover from A&A Marine in Manistee MI (850.00), a new full engine fresh water cooling system from Orca Marine in Bellingham ($2100.00+S&H) and new exhaust manifolds and risers ($650.00). These are still on the original unopened box and are included in the sale.
On the 4th of July we left the boat moored at a dock in Long lake and a leaking hose caused the boat to sink, stern first is shallow water. The water reached the drivers seat bottom and the engine was under water, the dash and forward was not.
I had the boat home by 11am, pulled the spark plugs, pumped the crankcase, pulled and cleaned the carb, added oil with seafoam and started it up. By 11 pm I had made the 4th oil change and there was no water in the oil. The engine still will run but I cannot stand by it and it will need a long block. I pulled the sterndrive and inspected it for water intrusion and it was not compromised.
The boat was dried and upholstery was taken apart, dried and put back as needed.