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Old 04-21-2005, 05:10 PM
ahineman ahineman is offline
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IMP History

OK - so no one can help me with the model on my boat I guess.

Anyway, I talked with my father-in-law and was told that IMP was never a very well run company even though they produced high-quality boats. They filed for bankruptcy 3-4 times over the years (costing my father-in-law money each time on outstanding parts bills). He said they closed up shop a few years ago (early 2000s) when they finally filed for bankruptcy the final time. If they were bought by another operation, he did not know about that.
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Old 04-27-2005, 01:44 PM
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Andy-1986 IMP Liberty

Andy-
I found this 1986 IMP Liberty, does this look similar?

http://www.boats.com/listing/boat_de...lk_srclnk_name

Although this one is 27ft instead of 25ft. And it's not real specific on the engine. But maybe that might help you?
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Old 04-27-2005, 02:21 PM
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The Red Fish Boat Co.

IMP produced boats for the Red Fish Boat Co. of Clarksville, TX for a few years in the late '50's and early '60's. When Red Fish Boat Co. declared bankruptcy, Iola Molded Plastics (IMP) bought the molds and jigs, and began production under their own name.
The early boats made by IMP for Red Fish are now very collectible, some selling for buckets of cash. I'm in the process of bringing a 1961 15' Red Fish Shark runabout back into shape. You can view some "Before restoration" photos of my boat at http://myboatproject.3dup.net
There is also another brand-new site for Red Fish Boat owners and fans at www.redfishclassics.com
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Old 04-27-2005, 02:48 PM
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Hi all
I havent replied in awhile. I have a 1976 IMP Aztec 20ft with a 190hp omcand I found another 302 to replace the block of my current motor and am currently searching for exhaust manifolds since the boat wasnt winterized. The more I look at it the more I want to change. I plan on seperating the seats so that instead of sitting back to back they swivel and face forward. I am going to weld aluminum frames that will allow them to recline and mount them on swivel poles so that they swivel and can face each other. I have already started to weld an aluminum frame for the back seat and plan to make the side compartments of the engine into built in coolers complete with drains. The biggest problem I am having is finding a way to pull the motor since the boat is on the trailer its very high in the air I may just go old school and use a tree. I am totally confident in my abilities to rebuild the engine yet I am concerned about the outdrive system. Does anyone have ideas on how i could test the outdrive without a motor in it? I was hoping i could just put it in gear and turn the drive shaft? I figured if it turned then it should be good but i have no experience with this system all suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 04-27-2005, 03:01 PM
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I bought the 1986 IMP Liberty

Thanks for the pics of the 27' liberty...its very similar to the new 1986 25' IMP Liberty that we just bought. Here are some rough pictures of the new boat (our first cabin cruiser!!). Forgive the resolution - they were taken with my camera.

http://www.kcmetrogolf.com/boat/boat.jpg
http://www.kcmetrogolf.com/boat/cabin.jpg
http://www.kcmetrogolf.com/boat/cockpit.jpg
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Old 04-29-2005, 09:51 PM
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Any info on 67 IMP Comanche?

I need any info I can get On a 1967 IMP Comanche. I recently purchased this boat but need to find parts. Please send me any info you can! I have not been able to find anything on this year and model! Thanks
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Old 05-20-2005, 11:49 AM
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Hiya again everyone! Well we bought the IMP and are counting down til Memorial Weekend. Can't wait! Just an update for Jake- she's a 1971 Navajo, 18 footer, Oldsmobile V6, newer upholstery and carpet. We're happy with our purchase. My husband took her out with his dad (who we bought the boat from) and tested it. Ran great! So we're planning a big trip with family next weekend. Should be great fun.

Thanks for all the info all of you have scrounged up. Pretty happy so far with our investment. Seems to be all that was said of IMP was true. Good luck to all of you. Let's keep this thread alive so us IMP owners can all stay in touch.
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Old 05-20-2005, 11:57 AM
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Im Still Searching

My 17 1/2' 1976 Imp Apache Is Still In Need Of A Hull Diagram (map) So That I Can Find Out Were All These Cavity's Go To And Why I Have Standing Water In One Compartment That Wont Drain Out.....anybody That Knows......or Could Help Me In The Correct Direction....im Desperate And Dont Want To Start Drilling Holes Until I See The Whole "picture" (the Hull Diagram!)

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Old 05-20-2005, 12:39 PM
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Jerry-

Did you get a response from that snail mail addy?? I kinda figured it wouldn't work out but hopefully was worth a try. I don't know how to help ya, sorry! I don't know where you would get a hull diagram from since IMP is out of business. I've searched online for info and this site was really the most that I've stumbled across. Good luck and if you find anything, pass it along to us.

Dot
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Old 05-25-2005, 04:00 PM
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Looking To Buy Imp Boat

Hello, I Am New To This Forum. Came Across It While Searching For
Info On Imp Boats. I Am Looking At A 1973 24' Imp Boat With A Cuddy Cabin And Twin 340hp Chryslers. Where Can I Get Info On Imp
Boats. Boat Needs Some Work, But Is Sea Worthy And Sound.
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Walt
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Old 05-27-2005, 10:00 AM
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imp boats

ok boaters after a fair amont of research on the internet and when i say fair i mean hours i have finally found out alot about imp boats i too have purchased a 26 foot imp boat without no knowledge of them going out of business and have found out they went out of business in 2002 made great heavy sea worthy boats they were originally redfish but then went to imp which stands for iola molded plastics which is in iola kansas but to find used parts manuals and any and all information about these boats i finally was able to track them down to raymonds boats and motors operating somewhere in the ozarks and the lady that runs the business is charlene and you have to speak to lee in parts there number is 573-372-5115 oh and please say that steve from staten island new york referred you to them thanks and happy boating i hope this info provided to be use ful to all you imp boaters
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Old 06-09-2005, 08:01 AM
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hi i can put you in touch with a company that knows alot about imp boats get back to me
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Old 06-09-2005, 08:31 AM
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Let me know who that is. I'd love some info. Thanks!
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Old 06-09-2005, 10:07 AM
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raymonds boats and motors 1 573 372 5115 say steve from staten island new york referred you ok
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Old 06-20-2005, 01:31 AM
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Hi,
Here is an example of a beautiful IMP. E-bay item # 4556756645. Looks like it is showroom fresh.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?
ViewItem&category=31271&item=4556756645&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

Ron
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