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Old 04-01-2005, 11:08 PM
jstcrzyengh jstcrzyengh is offline
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Hey guys, if you could all send me pictures of your IMP's I can start an IMP owners club of sorts over at one of my domains. So we can gather information see other projects etc... I have a guy here in so cal that completely gutted his and rebuilt it as an enclosure for fishing. Looks very trick. I want to basically do the same give up some of the internal cabin area for on deck space. You can email me at:

Robbins1129 [at] aol DOT com

[at] = @ and dot of course = aol.com. I just don't need more spam than I get now.
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Old 04-02-2005, 09:44 PM
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IMP 23' Cuddy Cabin

Hello gang! I have a 23' IMP Cuddy Cabin - Inca or Aztec? I'm not sure. I haven't used it in many years and it needs a new home. Any suggestions? The motor has been rebuilt but we did not complete the installation. Motor was bored out to a 327 CI. Boat is on a good trailer. OMC outdrive was rebuilt years ago but again the boat has bee idle.

Anyone interested send me an email!
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Old 04-03-2005, 01:53 AM
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I actually might be interested in the outdrive depending on your location and whether or not you want to actually part the boat out?
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Old 04-03-2005, 04:13 PM
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free top

Hey guys. I figured out how to take the top off my 24ft inca and have no use for it. I am in So cal so if anybody wants or needs a hard top for thier boat I have one avail. All you need to do is pick it up FREE. Taking this thing off opened up a ton of fishing room for me.
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Old 04-06-2005, 05:50 PM
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Hi!

I'm new to this forum too! Found this thread while searching online for info on IMP. I was also unable to find much info about IMP boats. Have many of the same questions as mentioned. I am considering purchasing an IMP Navajo from my in-laws but was curious to learn more about it first. I don't know the year, but I know the price is reasonable. In reading the forum I saw that many of you have Commanches or Aztecs, does anyone else own a Navajo?

Jake- where in AZ are you? I'm in AZ also!

Thanks for all the info! So far this has been the most I've been able to find!

Dot
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Old 04-06-2005, 06:42 PM
jstcrzyengh jstcrzyengh is offline
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Here is just some of the information I have been able to dig up so far...

http://www.fiberglassics.com/redfish/
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Old 04-07-2005, 09:38 AM
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sorry if a missed this part in the story, but how would i get ahold of imp for a hull diagram of my boat. i have water coming from somewhere and dont understand the layout below the deck i stand on............imp phone fax or email would be great, or snail mail address for letter contact....thanks

jv hendrickson
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Old 04-07-2005, 10:59 AM
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I found this snail mail address but I'm not sure if it's current anymore because from what I understand IMP is no longer in business. But worth a try:

IMP MARINE
PO BOX 102
IOLA, KS 66749

Found that on www.nadaguides.com, a good appraisal site if you're curious what you IMP is worth. Or even if you're curious what models where made each year, because it lists them by year. Good luck!

Dot
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Old 04-07-2005, 11:35 AM
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Wow....thanks...its A Start And Alot Further Along Than I Was Just 5 Minutes Ago.....have A Great Day.
I Will Check Out Website Also!!

Thanks

Jerry
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Old 04-11-2005, 10:26 PM
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I just bought a 1982 Imp Shawnee 17' or 18' 8 person bowrider. It has a 3.8 liter with OMC out drive. It seems to be a very well built boat. I have allready started the rebuilding process. Will be ripping out the carpet and laying in new. But this is a really nice boat and I didn;t have to pay much of anything for it.

We have to replace the seal that is between the back of the boat and the stinger(The drive) It had a 2" rip in it. But i hear it is not much to repair the seal.

It seems as thought these things were built like a tank.

I will let you guys know in about a week if she floats or if she starts to sink
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Old 04-12-2005, 01:47 PM
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Dot - somewhere in AZ

Hi Dot.
So sorry it has taken me so long to write back. I have not been on here in a couple of weeks. As for the IMP Navajo you are considering (if you haven't purchased it already), I don't know what year it is, what it looks like, or what shape it is in. But, if you will give me these details, I will gladly (for what it's worth) give you my opinion. Just FYI, so far, I have nothing but postive things to say about my IMP. As has been said on here, they are built VERY solid, compared to a lot of other manufactured boats from their same era. The hulls are all hand-laid fiberglass, and typically thicker than most. When I recently drilled a 1/2' hole through the stern transom on my Comanche to install the transducer cable (believe me...that was a SCARY thing to have to do!!!!), I discovered the fiberglass/balsa wood composite in that area of the boat was four inches thick! Like I said, very solid boats! I read someone on here called the IMP boats the "cadillacs" of their time. Personally, all the crawling around re-wiring stuff and inspecting every square inch of the boat, I have to say they just don't build 'em like these anymore.....unless you are paying very high top dollar for......a Grady-White fishing boat, or the top-end big Yachts and cruiser Sailboats, for example.
As for where in AZ I live......that would be the Mesa/Tempe area. Not far from the beautiful Superstition Mountains. What about you?
Good luck, Dot, with your boat purchase.
Bye for now.

Jake
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Old 04-13-2005, 12:31 PM
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Hi Jake!
Thanks for replying. Ok I don't know much more now than I did before about specifics on the boat. It's an IMP Navajo. Not sure of the year, I think it's a 70 something, but it's in very good shape. It has brand new carpet and upholstery. It has a recently rebuilt Oldsmobile engine. We have not bought it yet but will probably "take possession" in the near future. My father in law bought the boat from my husband's boss, who has had it for many years. The only reason my father in law is wanting to sell it is because it's too hard for him to get in and out of at his age. The boat has a closed bow with a full windshield so he has to do gymnastics moves to get into it without a dock or anything. He wants a brand new pontoon boat! So we're going to buy the IMP which will be our first boat. I know it's a reasonable price because he just wants what he paid for it to my husband's boss. And from what I've heard on here, IMP seems to be a sound investment.

I'm up in Prescott, love it here! Moved out of the valley about 12 years ago and never regretted it. I have noticed lots of Arizonans on here other than us. I think that ibt2 and NadaBoring that have posted before are also in Phoenix. Guess these IMPs are somewhat popular around here and southern Cal. Where do you guys take your boats out to?? We just did an Easter trip to Alamo to do some fishing and hope to make it back for Memorial weekend.

Good luck and tight lines to ya!

Dot
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Old 04-18-2005, 12:22 PM
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Finally a little information about IMP. I have heen searching for a while now. I will definitely keep checking this thread. I have a 1968 IMP Comanche that my grandfather purchased new. I have been trying to find any info that I could for a while now. The boat has been in storage for about 5 years and I want to restore it. I remember when I was a kid riding in it and want to get it back to that condition. It has a GM 150 HP inline 6 that was rebuilt about 7 years ago but the person that rebuilt it put the wrong cam in it, so it has sat until I can find info and the $$ to do a full restore.
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Old 04-18-2005, 03:47 PM
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IMP Contact

I really don't know how to use this site but here goes. Thought you'd IMP lovers would get a kick out of this. We own a 26 foot 1988 IMP Ilaganza (can't spell). Like you all we've been very curious about where our boat comes from because we've recently rebuilt the floor in it....and we're huge fans. Turns out, the old warehouse where they use to build these things is about 40 minutes from the city we live. I have a crazy story about a friend (who also has an Ilaganza and is a HUGE IMP fanatic) who questioned the grounds keeper of the place for info regarding the purchase of the company and warehouse. Our friend gave the guy his # and was told "someone" would call him and a few days later, our friend gets a call from "someone" who tells him about how the business fell and how much they wanted for it. The whole story is way too long to type out but definitely interesting. Anyone want to invest in a boat company?
BH
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Old 04-19-2005, 09:07 PM
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IMP in Iola KS

FINALLY - some IMP owners!

First - I think I can find some info on what happened to IMP... But first, I've got a question. I am thinking of purchasing a 1986 25' IMP but need some info. I believe it is a "Liberty" model, but I cannot find any pictures online and when I search the www.nadaguides.com for that year/size, the motors do not match (NADA says there should be 2 but I know for a fact there is only 1 340 in it). I suspect the NADA models are the Eleganzas and I know for a fact that the boat I looked at was not an Eleganza. Does anyone know if IMP made a "Liberty" model in 1986 and if so, where can I find info?

Now for the IMP history. My wife is actually from Iola and my in-laws still live there. I believe IMP made boats up until 2002, but I'm not sure. I will talk with my father-in-law that seems to know everyone in town (he runs an auto-parts store) and I'm sure he can lead me to someone that knows. Stay tuned....I'll be back with my findings.
-Andy
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