Schuster Boats

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by pickled, Oct 21, 2003.

  1. pickled
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    pickled New Member

    I recently acquired a 16ft inboard schuster boat. The only ID is a tag on the hull that reads "Destintive water craft by Schuster" and the numbers 13224.
    If someone can help me identify this boat I would really appreciate it.
  2. guest

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    I also have a Schuster 16' ski boat, mine is an 1973 T-Bird outboard model (hull # 17324). Dick Schuster built them, he also ran Tahiti, Hawaiian, maybe Southwind (?), and perhaps others. If yours is similar to mine, the hull is a very popular design, and the deck (upper half) varied considerably from high gunnals (mine) to flat decks. I have had a hard time finding good info on these boats, although there are ones for sale often in the on-line classifieds.

    one place I ran across today that describes some of Schusters works is:

    I am also in Idaho, in Coeur d'Alene up in the panhandle. Hope this helps some. Alan

  3. tahiti
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    tahiti New Member


    i also recently acquired a distinctive watercraft by schuster and was told it was a tahiti jet boat. i am in the process of converting it to an outboard 115hp merc hope it works out. all it is is the shell so iam doing all the work
    if anyone has any input regarding this conversion please feel free to reply

  4. eas433
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    eas433 New Member


    not sure about your conversion however i thought i might add i recently aquired a tahiti 16' jet (1969) id #13187, with excellent hull condition., i dont know much about these crafts, however on your hull tag it should have a max horsepower rating engraved/ for your hull design
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