any hull line drawings?

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any hull line drawings?

Postby Parthena2 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:00 pm

I wish to make a half hull of my mother's 1963 Marinette Express. I found a drawing of a top down view of the deck and interior plan, but no hull line drawings. I have attached a picture of her boat. There is a round window behind the life ring BTW. This particular boat was fitted with an early inboard-outboard arrangement. The prop could be serviced by turning a worm drive ring gear to rotate the entire outdrive upside down.
Mom's Marinette.JPG

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Re: any hull line drawings?

Postby Rockit » Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:38 pm

If John Althouse is back in business (anyone know?) he may have them.

However, you can't drop a comment about that early outdrive and not have us clamor for pictures!
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1977 28' Express
Twin raw water cooled 318s
Beaver River--near mile 25 on the Ohio

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Re: any hull line drawings?

Postby Parthena2 » Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:54 am

Here is all I have on the out-drive. It was a special order. I don't know if this boat was a 28' or a 32', but I suspect it was a 28'. Can anyone make an informed guess? She operated out of Sugar Tree Marina on the Tennessee River in the mid to late 1970's. That marina is at the crossing of I-40 and the TN River.
Mom's Marinette outdrive.JPG
Mom's Marinette rear.JPG

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Re: any hull line drawings?

Postby Parthena2 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:01 pm

back in 2018 MetalHead said it might be an early Eaton out drive.

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Re: any hull line drawings?

Postby Rockit » Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:38 pm

Cool. Thank you. It almost looks like a jet drive.

The boat looks like a 28 to me, but in the early days Marinette made some 31s.
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Beaver River--near mile 25 on the Ohio

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Re: any hull line drawings?

Postby Parthena2 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:01 pm

Besides being able to service the prop easily, it also made low speed maneuvering with a single screw one heck of a lot easier. Because the drive was gimbled, it could be manually tilted to fore-aft trim the boat, meaning there was no need for trim tabs. I still prefer maneuvering with twin screws, and independent trim tabs offer both fore-aft, and port-starboard trim, but this worked pretty well. I think dad said it was a 28, but it was a long time ago, and I just wasn't sure.