What boat is this?

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by Steven Reid, Oct 23, 2020.

  1. Steven Reid
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    Steven Reid Junior Member

    Hello everyone, this is my first time here and was hoping someone would know at least the manufacturer and maybe even model of this boat. It is free and I have no details but was looking for a larger project boat.
     

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  2. Mr Efficiency
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    Can't help with the ID, but I would say it dates from the 70's. Must be dark inside that cabin. Not a bad looking hull that, there seems to be a slight "hook" to the chine aft, which is unusual. Does the bottom have any "waves" in it ? Might be a problem if it does, as would indicate stringers that have disintegrated, and the bottom has gone out of shape.
     
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  3. Steven Reid
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    I don't have the information to your question I'm currently trying to track down a trailer large enough to get it to my house. Stringer work doesn't bother me I anticipate something along those lines. Thank you for the help you were able to provide
     
  4. Mr Efficiency
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    Every chance it would need attention to the stringers, the only snag is if something has been sitting on a trailer for years, and the weight of the boat resting on rollers has deformed the bottom, where stringers have given way, it might be difficult to get back into original shape. That boat does seem a reasonable project if that isn't the case.
     
  5. Steven Reid
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    I would agree, I do believe it's been sitting on the ground for many years. The people who have it bought a cottage and it was left behind.
     
  6. bajansailor
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    Welcome to the Forum Steve.
    There are some folk on here who are literally walking encyclopaedias when it comes to American powerboats, so I am sure that somebody will be able to I/D your boat.
    What is her length overall? I am guessing that she probably had (still has?) either single or twin petrol engines with outdrive legs (?)
    Can you see any signs still of a hull I/D engraved on the starboard side of the transom?
    Do you have any more photos of her that you can post on here?
    I would agree with Mr E, that she looks very 70s'ish.
     
  7. Steven Reid
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    The boat is currently 2 hours away when I find an appropriate trailer I will have that information. I am told it's 20-24' and is powered by a single 235 OMC and appears to have an OMC out drive
     
  8. ondarvr
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    ondarvr Senior Member

    You can't form a hook in the chine like that from sitting, in needs to be molded in from the start.

    It could also be an optical illusion.


    While knowing the brand and model is interesting to an owner, it has little to do with restoring the boat. Everything from that era is rather generic, and rebuilding it doesn't rely on any information provided by the manufacturer.

    Start pricing stuff before you move the boat to your place.

    You'll probably find that rebuilding it from its current state will cost far more than buying something you can use tomorrow, and this doesn't Include the cost of your labor.
     
  9. ondarvr
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    OMC outdrives aren't considered a desirable system to renovate.
     
  10. Steven Reid
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    I am aware of the cost to restore an old tired boat but would like to give it another chance. These are the other two pictures I have at the moment.
     

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  11. Steven Reid
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    The out drive and most likely the power plant will be slated for replacement.
     
  12. Ike
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    Canada uses the same Hull Identification Number System as the USA. Look on the transom in the upper right hand corner facing the transom from the outside. If it was made after 1972 It should have a 12 digit HIN that will look like ABC12345L484 or similar. The first three letters are the manufacturers identification code. see Hull identification number (HIN) and what it means | ingagemarine.ca https://ingagemarine.ca/decode-boat-hull-identification-number-hin/ You can look up the Manufacturer at the US Coast Guard site (it includes Canadian Manufacturers) Manufacturers Identification https://www.uscgboating.org/content/manufacturers-identification.php

    If it doesn't have a HIN the it was probably made in the early 70's or earlier.

    The OMC 235 engine was used in the 70's so it is probably of that era
     
  13. ondarvr
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    If you want a project then it's not a problem.

    Most people think restoring an old boat is a quick and easy way to get on the water. Only to realize three years and $15,000 later that its never going to be finished at the current rate of progress.
     
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  14. Steven Reid
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    I agree with you ondarvr I just really enjoy bringing old stuff back to life I have a 1963 north craft I managed to get sea worthy this year.thanks alot Ike that will really help!
     
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  15. ondarvr
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    Also getting it registered without a title and bill of sale can be very difficult in some states.
     
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