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Old 02-08-2015, 09:38 AM
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Old 02-08-2015, 09:42 AM
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Old 02-11-2016, 05:16 AM
Ronald Bame Ronald Bame is offline
 
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1968 Aqualark sport

I have a 1968 aqua lark sport I believe. I have only found one other like it. Can anyone tell me any history. I've had it for almost 40 years. We moved off the lake and I'm thinking of selling it
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Old 02-11-2016, 05:42 AM
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Aqua lark info .....

Hi Ronald ...
This the mother load of information on the Aqualark . A bit twitchy to navigate but the history is here . I had my boat in the water last summer (2015)for the first time and had a ball ! I'm 64 and 6'2" at 208 lbs . Family and friends think I am nuts but when I'm in that boat I'm 13 again . The 25 Merc makes it fly ! It does 37 mph . Very quick when you are so close to the water . Instant out of the hole and stable in the turns . It's a great little design . Also no problem with an adult passenger . If you park it on the trailer anywhere in town no doubt there will be someone coming up right away saying "Wow ... What is this ? How fast does it go ?" Love this boat !
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Old 02-11-2016, 06:38 AM
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Thanks for the reply! The last time I drove it myself, I was only 13yrs old. That was 1983. It's been in the family over 40yrs. It's been in and out of the water over the years. We bought jet skis starting in '88, so most the kids gave up on it. I decided to restore it last summer so I split it apart tore out the floor replaced the stringers and flooring and fiberglassed it all in and out it all back together. Now I'm ready to redo the outside. I have only seen one other like mine. It's the sit on top version, rather than the skip jack style you sit inside. I recently sold my lake house and have thought of selling it. I would really like it to go to a collector or someone that likes antique boats.
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Old 05-29-2016, 09:01 PM
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Guys,
To anyone looking for information and old literature on the Aqua, Jet, Electra, and sea larks I have tons of it. My Grandfather Carl Kollin Designed and build these boats for the Tamco Company In Windsor Ontario Canada. My Grandfather and my father both worked for the company as boat builders and testers. When the company was sold and moved to Baltimore our Family moved with the company to help set up and assist in the building of the boats at the new factory.
I think that it is great that there is so much interest in these little boats as I also have a great love for these fun little rides. My Grandfather left me one deck and hull that he built and I am just finally now starting to put it together 20+ years later. The deck and hull have never been assembled so needless to say I am sure there is going to be some parts that I will need some help tracking down. Rub Rail, Grab handles, just to name a few off the top of my head. I have tons of old Pictures as well as the original sales brochures from the Tamco company in Windsor Ontario. I would love to help out the gentelman that was trying to start a website about these boats in any way I can. Feel free to let me know if anyone has any old parts for a side by side Aqua lark outboard as I would love to purchase them from you. As soon as I can I will start to post some of the many old Pictures that infromation that I have to share with all the other lovers of these great little boats.
Hello I am looking for imformation about Tamco in windsor Ontario that built the Aqualark
You have pictures too would like to see the very interesting photos of the business when it was making the boats
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Old 05-30-2016, 07:20 AM
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Looking forward to some pictures ...love my Aqualark ! People come right over to check it out both in and out of the water . They must be pretty rare by now . She me where I saw a posting for a truck load of parts and moldsfor sale . I'll try and find it and pass it along .
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Old 06-13-2016, 06:21 PM
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82 Aqua Lark

Howdy, new to this thread (and Aqua Lark ownership). I have a '82 Aqua Lark that I recently purchased. It came with a 15 hp Mercury. After painting it (red to green), I finally got in on the lake and was somewhat disappointed in the speed (lack thereof). I bet my top speed was only about 15mph and I couldn't get it to plane. But I weight 220lbs, so my guess is I need more hp. Wondering what others experience has been? I was thinking upgrading to something closer to 30 hp? Even at slow cruising speeds, I had a blast with the kids.
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Matt
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Old 06-13-2016, 08:47 PM
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Displacement ....!

Hi Matt ,
They say " there is no resplacement for displacement " ... I just sold my '80s Aqualary to a 160 lb guy . The boat has a rebuilt 1990 25 Merc and it goes 35 mph . The guy is having a blast . The leg has a dol-fin planing attachment that shoots it out of the hole . Great combo ! The trick is to find a short shaft with the HP you want . A 30 2stroke would make it fly !
Your boat looks great by the way !
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Old 09-11-2016, 05:49 PM
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This is a great forum for the Sea Lark. I recently acquired about 12 of the little boats in various states of disrepair. They were originally part of a rental fleet at Disney World and have been sitting outside for between 15 and 20 years. there are no controls or engines and I almost think they were damaged bodies that were not returned to service. I am working on digging them out and separating them into good and bad halves. So far I have one apart and mostly stripped of 4 coats of paint. Looking for any advice on motor size and control suppliers.

I don't even know the year of these boats. I did find a vin# DOT11458 on one of them.

I am working on loading some pictures.
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