Help identifying

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by William Roberts, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. William Roberts
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    William Roberts New Member

    So I have a guy offering to give me this boat, since he is getting a new one and doesnt need the older model. He says it's a 1977 tidecraft, but I'm having trouble finding anything that looks exactly like this online, so any help identifying would be appreciated. :)
     

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  2. RAraujo
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    RAraujo Senior Member - Naval Architect

    Difficult with only that photo... Could it be 1977 tide craft bass boat 17'10"?
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  3. William Roberts
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    William Roberts New Member

    Well, he said it's a 15.5 footer, and that's what's stumping me. It needs some transom repair, and he says the boat is all fiberglass, no wood, so as far as I know itll be an easy fix. I just want to make sure it doesnt fall to pieces on me. :p and the more I can learn about the boat itself the better. I can go look at it Monday, but until then I have no way of seeing it myself. :p
     
  4. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Can you read the HIN on the transom? That will include the manufacturer and year.
     
  5. slow fred
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    slow fred Junior Member

    Look at the title
     
  6. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    I did. The HIN will provide a lot of information. The HIN is on the title and registration too. It is the first place to look into.
     

  7. fallguy
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    fallguy Senior Member

    Good advice from Gonzo.

    The likelihood of an all glass transom is low. Even less likely that an all glass transom would fail. Just extremely costly to build, unless it is made too thin, I suppose..
     
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