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Davy Jones
01-25-2010, 10:08 PM
Have any of you seen one of these boats?

I have done a bit of googleing but found nothing.

I found it cruising around on Craigs list. The ad is not very specific. It reads as follows:

"Sea Craft boat, have original factory blueprint plans. Hull in excellent shape, no rot. 25' long. Sitting on cradle. Great nostalgic eye-catcher - must see to appreciate. No motor."

http://images.craigslist.org/3k03o53l35O45T65R3a1p8acfedd8443417f9.jpg

http://images.craigslist.org/3k83mc3p85O65Td5Rba1p0135530698611d5c.jpg

http://images.craigslist.org/3nb3o23p65Od5T55P8a1p27966ef0f1161acb.jpg

Harbormaster
01-25-2010, 10:15 PM
That is so ugly, it crosses back over the line and makes me heart throb with desire.

wizbang 13
01-26-2010, 07:27 AM
I see a boat that can cruise @ 7kn with a 20hp modern diesel. A modern fix-up would bring her lighter.It says something that she is behaving herself out in ther open like that.

Excalibur
01-26-2010, 08:43 AM
I like it. But then, I like a lot of strange stuff. I don't know who made her tho. But unlike wiz, I see a semi displacment hull. Maybe 12 kts with a small gas v8 or a big 6. If it truly has no rot, and you have some remnants of the interior left, the price is right. Take a look at http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/8750217-sport-fisher-cabin-cruiser-boat This boat was featured in Popular Mechanics in March of 1948, so you are most likely looking at an amatuer build. Not a stopper, just a caution.

Breakaway
01-26-2010, 08:57 AM
I agree with 7 kts. Appears to be quite a sweep to her run; deep forefoot.

Excalibur
01-26-2010, 09:26 AM
The engine that the designer suggested was a Chrysler "75", a 75 hp inline 6. Looking at the plans, I can see now that a v8 won't fit. It needs an inline 6. The designer says 15 kts cruise with that engine. The neat part is that the original constuction plans that were published by Popular Mechanics are still available online, so this boat could be finished EXACTLY as was intended in 1948!

Davy Jones
01-26-2010, 09:52 AM
I like it. But then, I like a lot of strange stuff. I don't know who made her tho. But unlike wiz, I see a semi displacment hull. Maybe 12 kts with a small gas v8 or a big 6. If it truly has no rot, and you have some remnants of the interior left, the price is right. Take a look at http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/8750217-sport-fisher-cabin-cruiser-boat This boat was featured in Popular Mechanics in March of 1948, so you are most likely looking at an amatuer build. Not a stopper, just a caution.


Thanks for the link. I saw a 58' grey marine engine the other day that came to mind when I saw this odd little boat. I figured she was a home build.

I am not considering the boat for myself. I just thought it was interesting.

Davy

Excalibur
01-26-2010, 09:55 AM
It is! I'm just sorry/glad that I can't take her :)