1953 mystery boat what is it?

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  1. scotmarechaux
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    this boat just came out of storage from 1961. it is 16' 8" long. hull is constructed from galvanized steel. propulsion is an evinrude big twin 25 hp outboard. it is located in an enclosure with a tunnel at rear. this boat is also a trailer. built in retractable wheels. it was last registered in 1961 near buffalo ny. sat in storage since sunday when i bought it.
     

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  2. Mr Efficiency
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    It is really galv ? Not Aluminium ?
     
  3. scotmarechaux
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    Yes galvanized steel. magnet sticks to every surface not wood.
     
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    Probably the only one left !
     
  5. PAR
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    I would suspect there's a hull number on her some place. These are often placed in a well hidden location, such as on a keel, stringer, inside under a side deck, transom, etc. It's also probable there's a logo or two riveted to her some place. Get in there and remove everything that's not bolted down, out and crawl around with a flashlight. I'll bet you'll find something to work with. Obviously she's pretty unique, so likely not many exist. This doesn't mean she's valuable, just old and odd. Damn a bit like me . . .
     
  6. scotmarechaux
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    I have spent hours trying to find one photo of this boat. nothing. I think it is one of a kind. I am posting where ever I can to try to find this boats history. amazing find.
     
  7. scotmarechaux
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    right on. my next move is a good light and search.. old and odd is also like me at 64. I like to use Distinctively Different
     
  8. Squidly-Diddly
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    kinda cool design and maybe ahead of its time.

    should have seats and or standing area with rail up ontop of the motorwell covers.
     
  9. PAR
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    I would be hesitant about a light scratch, as you'll likely affect the galvanizing. I'd consider chemicals first.

    I don't think it's very ahead in design. It's obviously displacement mode and stylized quite a bit. You're forced to stand at the helm and I'll be she's pretty noisy underway too. Not a lot to draw prospective customers.
     
  10. Mr Efficiency
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    The galv might last in fresh water. In salt, not very long.
     

  11. ned L
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    I suppose the practicality or functionality may be questionable,..... but I have to say it is "cute as a button!". That's enough to outweigh the questionable practicality in my mind.
     
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