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Old 02-16-2014, 01:49 PM
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I picked this gem up locally, it has pretty much sat in a garage since the early 60s. It had tons of dust on it. I was told it ran but that was over 40 years ago. It was missing a few things, exhaust radio gear/ box, the rudder was missing/ broken, pretty much boat was not in the best shape. I was able to get the motor started for a few seconds, it has lots of octora parts on it.
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I have debated whether I wanted to work on this or not. Its has been a long winter so far and once I heard the motor run I wanted to drive it. The gel coat does sparkle in the sun. Today I built my own exhaust for it and made a new rudder, both old school ways.
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Im liking it Rash. ? Looks like a fun project.
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I have most of the stuff laying around, I just had to order a radio box.
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I picked this gem up locally, it has pretty much sat in a garage since the early 60s. It had tons of dust on it. I was told it ran but that was over 40 years ago. It was missing a few things, exhaust radio gear/ box, the rudder was missing/ broken, pretty much boat was not in the best shape. I was able to get the motor started for a few seconds, it has lots of octora parts on it.
I has one of these boats back in the early 70's. I can't remember the name of the company that made it or the name of the boat, but they were out of Phoenix, AZ. It wasn't Dumas.

I had a Fox 78 engine in it and a Citizenship radio.

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Is this boat considered a cracker box?
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Boats done, ready for the water


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Pretty sweet! Just need a video of her on the water!
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Mother nature needs to get her act together before I can run it.
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No kidding, it's still snowing and cold here!
There was an O&R engine up for bid on eBay with the seller wanting crazy money for it!
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you must mean this guy:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1hp-...item417d739641

Thats nuts
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Yeah, that's it!
Unless you're into collecting vintage stuff I could drop a lot better powerplant into a boat for a few $$$ less.
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He does not even know if it runs. I know that mine is loud. Lol It will scare the birds away at the pond.




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Its got a new home!
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