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50s Finned Boat Project


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I forget the company now , I think it was Glasstron that did a similar boat . Use the outboard if you want to re create a piece of history . The other posters wern't even born when these boats were actually in the water . Meanwhile , I was around and yep even helped my father work on such outboards too. I still have his old Elgin/ Sears - Roebuck 3.5 H P motor , runs too ! Ed Shaver

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Got a 1:1 sitting at the shop. I will try to get some pics this week and post them on this thread. By the way, it is set up for an outboard, but the inboard V8 would be neat looking!

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Hey I'm old too! I was working at a marina in the late 50's-early 60's and there were several boats around that were sure in the same style as this one. If you had this boat in, say 1959, you might have had a V-50 Johnson or Evinrude hangin' off the transom. I think the Johnson you've got in the picture would be perfect for your boat. Your Johnson looks like a 25 or 35 horse, which would seem to me to be OK for your boat. The upper hull in turquoise or bright red would also be period. I like this one by the way! Gary

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A few pictures from early in the build. Started with a chunk of maple left over from a guitar build and removed everything but a finned boat. The side trim is .040 plasic gluded on with JB weld then the whole thing is covered with resin. After the resin cures a couple coats of primer sanding between each coat.

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When I lived in Portage Wi, we had a neighbor had one with a fuel injected 341ci Desoto FireDome Hemi! That was a sweet looking boat!

Great job on it!

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