barn found hickman sea sled

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  1. dockdave
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    Went to my chiropractor, talking fishin and boats, and he mentios a friend of his was given a 30's era all mahogony skiff about 16', kinda like a cat, built by hinckly.
    I'm thinkin he meant hickman- and supposidly in pretty good shape for being in a barn for a while. hoping to get some pictures, I'll put up if anyone wants.
     
  2. PAR
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    Please do, I have a keen interest in the original Hickmans. Would it be for sale?
     
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    no clue but i wil find out more info. Supposidly has original brass ID
     
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    Got a few pictures, looks to be in excellent shape, I can't seem to add attachments to my reply. The owner is going to get it ready for the drink and knock it around a bit, possibly looking to sell after the season.
     
  5. ned L
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    I'd like to see pictures too. It's been a lot of years since I've seen one outside of Mystic Seaport (that is also the town they were built in).
     
  6. dockdave
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    Here are the photos
     

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    Q. What's special about this boat except it's old, can one say antique ?

    Only two kinds of people have antique boats, those with lots of money and those who have children...
     

  8. PAR
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    Actually there's considerable innovation and interest in these old inverted V hulls. Hickman invented the type and was the major promoter and developer.
     
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