1963 Family Cruiser 28'

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ABWOLDTOWN
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1963 Family Cruiser 28'

Postby ABWOLDTOWN » Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:28 pm

Hello,
I've rejoined and hope your new site thrives. Thanks for having it!
I'm an old rivet head with Lone Stars, Feathercrafts, Welded Crestliners
Have a 1963 28' Marinette Family Cruiser bought out of West Virginia 3. Years or so ago
Tittle says 1963 but research makes me think it's a 1958, sharp bow with curved gunnels.
Identical to one in photos yournewboat.com non available old sale ad with photos
Different from one on You Tube under Marinette Family Cruiser

She is a project now located in Southern Maryland, I live in Alexandria Va.
I may pull the 70 hp Original Gray Marine , shaft and all and go to a bracket with a 150hp Mercury.
Motor and or parts may be available. Not running unsure if stuck.

Also looking for steering wheel. It was stolen. Sits on a threaded shaft with key slot.
I will measure shaft.

Very cool boat, not corroded. Will post a picture.
Regards,
Andrew

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Re: 1963 Family Cruiser 28'

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Re: 1963 Family Cruiser 28'

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DougDoty
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Re: 1963 Family Cruiser 28'

Postby DougDoty » Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:18 pm

There was two like that go across Louisville craigslist this winter, one is still on there, We have one up river with us in the Warsaw Ky. area too. He takes it everywhere on a 9.9 Merc 4s and goes slow obviously and gets 8 or 10 mpg when not bucking big current, been from Cincy to louisville plenty. I love them and almost bought the one on Craigs last winter, " due to health reasons I had to pas " Wife wouldda killed me " !!! :)
1984 39 Marinette Sedan, " LIBERTY ONE " Warsaw KY, 440 chryslers, Westerbeke 9.0 kw , 1 3/8" shafts 93 1/4" long and 19x22 dyna quads or, 19x20 DQX's 38.5 MPH GPS best.

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Re: 1963 Family Cruiser 28'

Postby ABWOLDTOWN » Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:22 pm

Thanks Doug, interested in finding others.
Luckily my wife puts up with my boats.
I put up with her collecting children and dogs.
So I boat a lot!
Regards
Andrew

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Re: 1963 Family Cruiser 28'

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MetalHead
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Re: 1963 Family Cruiser 28'

Postby MetalHead » Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:56 pm

You sure that aint a 53 ? Good looking boat. DoubleD has a 54 he is restoring.
1959 Family Cruiser - Sold - Gary Dick - 12/05/14
1963 Express 31x10 - Sold - Joe & Ginger Tabor - 01/21/2017
1963 Express 31x8.5 - In Dry Dock - Restore Underway
1987 Sportsman - On Rolling Slip - Ready To Go !!!
Big BigM 's Rule !!!
Columbiana, AL

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Re: 1963 Family Cruiser 28'

Postby shelbygt » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:31 am

If it truly dates back to 1953 and has the original running gear you might consider keeping it that way for sake of originality. Of what manufacture is the engine?
1962 Marinette 31' Express
Single Gray Marine AMC 327

1955 Feathercraft Deluxe Runabout
Mercury 500

1976 Saquaro Jet Boat
Ford 460

twowolves12
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Re: 1963 Family Cruiser 28'

Postby twowolves12 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:38 am

Would you be interested in Selling the Marinette Family Crisuer? or know anyone who has one for sale?
Thanks
Ernest