Just bought this boat and I dont know what it is

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by Lee Gustafson, Oct 1, 2018.

  1. Lee Gustafson
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    Its says dorsett but all the 1964 versions I can find seem to not be this setup. It has an inboard mercruiser 120 and the top window is glass.
     

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  2. Ike
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  3. Blueknarr
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    Welcome to the forum.

    Looks like a Dorset to me.

    Two years ago, I did the structural for a conversation to electric outboard.
     
  4. Lee Gustafson
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    Im trying to find more info the pink says its 20.5 ft. Is this a catalina?
     
  5. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Maybe yours is similar to the below one that looks to be from a Dorsett brochure, the lady seems to be serving beer, while the guy on the left is shooting skeet, which are thrown up by the guy on the right with a hand held clay pigeon thrower, all to demonstrate the boat's stability, I'll guess . . :rolleyes:

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    Best scroll down the links for a type: - 1 - - 2 several pages - - 3

    The pic popped up here and here for me from the first link, but without giving the type, hence I've assembled link 2 & 3 for trying to figure it out.
     
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  6. Lee Gustafson
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    Holy crap I think thats it! Thank you.
     
  7. Lee Gustafson
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    Im new to boating. What is the benefit
     
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    I've added a last line to my previous post, good luck . . :)
     
  9. Blueknarr
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    The client ownes a cabin on the shore of a "quiet" pond. No gas engines allowed.
     
  10. Lee Gustafson
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    Ahhh ok. Im building this for ocean. So im thinking of just sticking with the 120 and 2 tanks of fuel
     
  11. Lee Gustafson
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    Thank you I saw that. Ill keep you guys updated.
     
  12. Lee Gustafson
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    Is there any documentation on foam in between the deck and the hull in the back?
     
  13. Ike
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    Not likely in the 60's
     
  14. fallguy
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    You gain all the cockpit if you bracket on an outboard.
     

  15. JosephT
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    Serving beer while firing a shotgun in a boat. What could possibly go wrong!? That definitely looks like a 1960's era boat. Does the inboard engine still run?
     
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