One of a kind?

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One of a kind?

Postby keldridge » Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:38 pm

I am new to the forum but I am enjoying the resource. I am just in the planning stages of updating a boat I just bought. The boat runs great and is great but is a time capsule from when it was made in 1966. I have attached a picture
Express yourself Port.jpg
. The boat is documented as a 1966 Marinette 31 Express. HIN is 1141563. I was told it was built for an employee and used as a boat show demo. She is powered by twin 426 Chryslers and has factory HVAC. I have not been able to find another 31 Express like it with Google searches. The 31's I have seen are true express boats and usually have the round window. If you have any information on this model I would appreciate your input.

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Re: One of a kind?

Postby seef158 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:56 pm

looks like a fisherman model to me, although I've never seen one that old. Check out leviathan's recent thread on his new 32', looks about the same.
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Re: One of a kind?

Postby balthaus » Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:05 pm

Is that the one in Louisville, KY?
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Re: One of a kind?

Postby MetalHead » Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:07 pm

Fisherman

Is this yours?
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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 !!!
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Re: One of a kind?

Postby MetalHead » Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:09 pm

Welcome Aboard !!!! Looks like a sweet ride. I bet she will cruise on out with those motors.
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: One of a kind?

Postby keldridge » Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:10 pm

Yes it is the one in Louisville and yes those are the listing pictures of the boat I bought. Formerly "Stormy Weekend", now "Express Yourself".

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Re: One of a kind?

Postby keldridge » Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:14 pm

Metalhead thanks for the welcome. I have already been told several stories about her. One that she would pull four skiers and the second that she will fly but will not turn at speed because she didn't have enough hull in the water! I bought her to make it a weekend cruise for my wife and I. Seemed just the right size for a couple.

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Re: One of a kind?

Postby Maestro » Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:37 pm

I saw this one for sale a while back and thought it seemed like a really cool and unique BigM

Once you get her out for a few rides, I'm sure many folks here would love to see some speed/rpm performance data. Welcome aboard!
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Re: One of a kind?

Postby keldridge » Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:43 pm

Thanks Maestro

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Re: One of a kind?

Postby keldridge » Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:44 pm

Thanks Maestro!