Does anyone know what boat this used to be?

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by TrunkBeast, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. TrunkBeast
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    TrunkBeast New Member

    I need help identifying my free boat that i just got. The fiberglass seems to be in descent shape. I don't know a lot about boats and am feeling overwhelmed with the amount of knowledge I'll need to absorb to get this thing in working condition. All help is greatly appreciated. This unit has been completely gutted and dropped off on my friends farm for an hour until I picked it up. It measures 15ft. 8in.

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  2. Barry
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    Barry Senior Member

    Not sure of the year, suspect about a late 70's early 80
    Sidewinder
    Often 100 hp maybe up to 120
    Great little ski boat, not a lot of freeboard
    Google, Sidewinder Cobra Images to see some picts
     
  3. Capt Drake
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    Capt Drake Junior Member

    Looks like an old Checkmate.
     
  4. slow fred
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    slow fred Junior Member

    Try taking the numbers on the boat to the DMV and they might look up the title.
     
  5. Barry
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    Barry Senior Member

    It is a Cobra Sidewinder, hence the name Cobra on the side.
    I have been dragged around the lake for many miles with a boat identical to this
     
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  7. Barry
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    Barry Senior Member


  8. Barry
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    Barry Senior Member

    Google
    Cobra Sidewinder Boats images
     
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