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Palmettotrooper
04-15-2013, 09:46 PM
Had a gentleman contact me with an offer to buy a boat out of his grandfathers shop. Havn't gone to look at it yet but he says its been sitting up for the past 10 years with no use. No known issues supposedly...Any knowledge on these boats. The guy says it was built in the late 40's and was used with a tiller motor but also has a windshield for it that was taken off?
Anyway, I can get it dirt cheap...should I pull the trigger?

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pcford
04-15-2013, 09:50 PM
Penn Yan?...Others will be along with suggestions.

Palmettotrooper
04-15-2013, 10:01 PM
owner said it had a plate stating it was a "thompson brothers"....Wants 300 bucks

Thorne
04-15-2013, 10:39 PM
Worth it if it doesn't have any significant rot or structural issues -- and if you want a boat like this.