Marinette History...Interesting Find

Things that are of general interest.
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Marinette History...Interesting Find

Postby carl » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:42 pm

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thepaintman
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Re: Marinette History...Interesting Find

Postby thepaintman » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:57 pm

Never any info on the River Cruiser houseboat. :(
69 River Cruiser houseboat
Twin Chrysler 318's
Hydraulic steering both stations
All new wiring ac/DC
New chargers, galv isolator
Running Erie Canal from mile 240.3

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Re: Marinette History...Interesting Find

Postby Wilfred » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:00 pm

Thank you Carl
W. J. Brockman
1984 Marinette Express Bridge
Twin 318s 235 hp
Bolles Harbor, Michigan

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Re: Marinette History...Interesting Find

Postby ddependo » Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:10 am

Great, Carl.
I have never seen a 29ft. Anyone have one?
Wayne
1973 32 express fly bridge
Chattanooga
"Southern Lady"

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Re: Marinette History...Interesting Find

Postby Mherrick » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:49 pm

very interesting. Looks like a lot of mfgs. bit the dust just after the '08 financial debacle.
thanks for sharing this.
mark
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'Badger' 1970 32 Express, twin 318
Herrington Lake at Danville, KY

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Re: Marinette History...Interesting Find

Postby shade2u2 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:35 pm

ddependo wrote:Great, Carl.
I have never seen a 29ft. Anyone have one?
Wayne


I wonder if it’s just a 28 flybridge...
John
1986 39 Sedan w/Crusader 454 & 1.92 drive.
former - 1984 28 Express Hardtop w/single 360 1.5:1 drive (SOLD)
Ohio and Muskingum Rivers (Marietta, OH)

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Re: Marinette History...Interesting Find

Postby Wilfred » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:17 pm

No..I have an original brochure of that model
The 28 flybridge is a 28 hardtop w/ a small flybridge
The 29 is a sedan
W. J. Brockman
1984 Marinette Express Bridge
Twin 318s 235 hp
Bolles Harbor, Michigan

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Re: Marinette History...Interesting Find

Postby barefoot99 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:26 pm

Barkley Dave has one I believe - was for sale
SUP !
1982 32 Sedan FB
2028 hrs
360's(rebuilt)-Edelbrocks, MSD
Raw water cooled
Norris Lake
Speedwell,TN.

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Re: Marinette History...Interesting Find

Postby javalin390 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:21 pm

If you google the book, it's put together by Ed McKnew, along with many other marine publications. As with any massive "encyclopedia", as I have seen in my large, personal library of antique auto literature, no one author will get it all correct. There are several models he left out, and detail of each is limited at best. I would guess that manufacturer specific web sites and forums offer far more history and insight than any one book could ever hope to encompass. No offense to Mr. McKnew, but I've seen more research put into simple magazine articles.
Jim Elias
1974 37' SedanFlybridge
Twin 360 Chryslers.
Marblehead, Ohio