What year and model is this boat?

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What year and model is this boat?

Postby Steppenout » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:35 pm

Hi everyone!
I'm trying to do a little research on this boat. It's been on the hard for about 10 years.
Can anyone help me determine the year and/or model of this boat? I'm pretty sure it's prior to 1971. It has no HIN on hull.

Photos can be seen on Photobucket
http://s1064.photobucket.com/user/Steppenout1/library/

Thanks in advance
Steppenout
Bob Snow
Illinois River around mile 252 at Seneca, IL

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Re: What year and model is this boat?

Postby Steppenout » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:48 pm

If it helps any it measures 26' overall length, 9' beam and 24" draft
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Illinois River around mile 252 at Seneca, IL

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Re: What year and model is this boat?

Postby Rockit » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:13 am

That kills my guess--a later model 28' fisherman. There was a 26' express on the river a few years ago so it's possible one or more went out the door with a flybridge. I believe they were made in the 1960s. You know the hull number was stamped on the upper starboard corner of the transom--right? There should also be a s/n plaque on the inside of the hanging locker door.

Good luck.
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Re: What year and model is this boat?

Postby Steppenout » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:37 am

I didn't see anything on the transom starboard corner. Might have got ground off. I'll do a little paint scraping and see if I can find any sign of a number. I didn't think they put any number on the transom until after 1971. The Flybridge might be aftermarket.

Bob Snow
Illinois River--near mile 252 at Seneca, IL
Bob Snow
Illinois River around mile 252 at Seneca, IL

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Re: What year and model is this boat?

Postby coastie1160870 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:00 am

I was going to say it looks like a Fisherman or and older Express model.. I have a 1968, Express 32, w/o fly bridge.. They are still pretty common around Port Clinton Ohio area..
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Re: What year and model is this boat?

Postby BlueSkye » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:48 am

It's probably a longshot, but you might get a clue from the motor nameplate. My previous Marinette was a '68 and had the original engines in it.
1971 32ft Express 2x318
Seneca Lake, Erie Canal, Lake Ontario, Rideau

Steppenout
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Re: What year and model is this boat?

Postby Steppenout » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:24 am

Engine plate says

M 440BWR1 0/4 93

E 17880

11/17

I added some photos to photobucket of the engine plate

http://s1064.photobucket.com/user/Steppenout1/library/
Bob Snow
Illinois River around mile 252 at Seneca, IL

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Re: What year and model is this boat?

Postby MetalHead » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:16 am

It is a Fisherman. One way to tell a Fisherman is it only has a steering station on the bridge. The build plate could be in the companion way, on the left wall when entering the cabin, or possibly under the counter or inside the head attached to the wall. Load your photos a few at time in this thread .... Photobucket sux :mrgreen:

Top photo Mid 60's

Middle photo Mid 70's

Bottom photo Late Model Fisherman


I'd say that is a 60's model and looks decent structurally but needs cleaning .... All that said it would have to be cheap.
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Re: What year and model is this boat?

Postby Steppenout » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:21 pm

The boat has been sitting for quite some time. The engine has been submerged in rain water and is now junk. They intend to repower the boat. The owners grandfather bought the boat when new and he learned boating on this boat. He had been away from it for years and when he found it again this is what it looked like.
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Bob Snow
Illinois River around mile 252 at Seneca, IL

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Re: What year and model is this boat?

Postby Steppenout » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:25 pm

The boat needs a lot of work but the owner also owns the marina so I guess it shouldn't be a problem.
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Bob Snow
Illinois River around mile 252 at Seneca, IL


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