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Old 11-30-2007, 10:12 AM   #57
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Interesting how much lower my side trim piece is than either yours or david's. Look at how much farther up the side it curves on your boats than mine.


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JUST NOTICED THAT IS MY SON JASON AND WIFE SHANNON IN THE FRONT...NICE PIC.
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Old 11-30-2007, 10:18 AM   #58
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Have had one for a while

I've been sitting back watching this thread with much interest. I purchased one of these boats back in 2001 and its been sitting in my shed since I picked it up. Also was able to find the tilting trailer, etc... for the boat. After reading the posts, it makes me want to finally get it out and use it! I think it's a 12/13' Vagabond. I was able to fit in the back of my pickup on the way home. The people I got it from was using it the day before I picked it up. Let's hope I get the energy this spring.
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Old 11-30-2007, 11:14 AM   #59
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Thanks for the input feathercraft addicts. I have thrown some more questions at the ebay seller regarding the boats condition, dings, dents, holes, etc so we shall see. The caddy cone taillights would be real cool and my local grocer carries tons of easy off.

I think it is a 58' "Hawk II" like this one pictured that retailed for $675 with the annodized finish:

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Althought the trailer is yellow with red fenders, it doesnt look like any of the Gator models I have found on various links - cant see a tilting mechanism (it actually looks like it is a bit small for the boat's size)

Have you guys ever seen one of these boats pull a skier? In 59' they offered a "Ski-Bo" model with the same basic dimensions and motor size (45hp) designed for pulling skiers with the open transom. Not planning on pulling a pyramid or anything but would love to take the kids and wife out for a ski from time to time!

OK I am officially hooked - klattu and merry can please send me $100 each for the cost of rehab or free restoration advice for 1 year....Or a life size poster of Wonder Woman will suffice....

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Old 11-30-2007, 01:25 PM   #60
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I knew it when I came here...

OK...
Found my HIN...
Looks like I have a 1954 Vagabond and a 1958 Johnson.
AOK with me...both are kool.

Anyone got a name for theirs yet?
I have got to name mine something, and maybe some art work.

I am getting nothing done around the house



This will have to do until she shows up in person...
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Old 11-30-2007, 07:48 PM   #61
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Water Woman

Ok...
Found a name for mine....
was almost too easy.
Will have to change hair color of course.

"Ms. Victory"


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Old 12-01-2007, 08:51 AM   #62
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I've been sitting back watching this thread with much interest. I purchased one of these boats back in 2001 and its been sitting in my shed since I picked it up. Also was able to find the tilting trailer, etc... for the boat. After reading the posts, it makes me want to finally get it out and use it! I think it's a 12/13' Vagabond. I was able to fit in the back of my pickup on the way home. The people I got it from was using it the day before I picked it up. Let's hope I get the energy this spring.
You got any pics you can post? Vagabonds were 14 feet... anything shorter and you have a rare one indeed!

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Old 12-01-2007, 08:53 AM   #63
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Have you guys ever seen one of these boats pull a skier?

I've skied behind David's Vagabond (the pic near the beginning of the thread)... Now, it's easier with one adult in the boat, rather than 2... but you can do it! You'll need vintage wooden skis, though... fiberglass won't do!



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Old 12-01-2007, 08:55 AM   #64
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Anyone got a name for theirs yet?
I'm naming mine the "Miss Bethany" after my 19 month old... This way, when the new baby is born, I can get another one! ha! or if it's a boy, a 1948 Farmall Super A or John Deere M....

(you gotta think ahead, gents! Name yout toys after your kids... easier buy in...)



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Old 12-01-2007, 08:57 AM   #65
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Art...

I wanted to get the WW2 Pin up girl art for mine... so it looked like an old bomber... but then I'd have to change the boat's name....

haha!

eBay Motors: 2 LOT VINTAGE PINUP SEXY GIRL DECAL FOR FISHING BOAT (item 250191501305 end time Dec-01-07 10:00:00 PST)

He's got a huge selection of decals, on clear backgrounds, too!

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Old 12-01-2007, 08:58 AM   #66
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JUST NOTICED THAT IS MY SON JASON AND WIFE SHANNON IN THE FRONT...NICE PIC.
Musta been too focused on the shiny aluminum! haha

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Old 12-01-2007, 05:21 PM   #67
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Started on the Bow today!

The bow of this boat was as oxidized as I had ever seen! You can see the before and after in these pics. This is about an hour or so's work. The aluminum these boats had on the top has a really cool acid etched texture to reduce glare. I wish I could find aluminum with this texture today. I'd be tempted to make a matching enclosed rear piece for the motor compartment! Probably a good thing I can't find it, actually...
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shiny rivets...

I always liked how on my airstream the little rivets would shine up after a polish job... they look like little stars! (see the front of the boat in the distance).

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Old 12-01-2007, 05:24 PM   #69
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Polishing is nasty work for sure. I'm glad I built that dolly... makes it a piece of cake. Here's a better view of the starboard side on the dolly.
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My buddy david welded the broken trim piece (from an earlier post), and I riveted it in and buffed it clean. Not bad, really!
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