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Now what?

Post by retired marm » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:21 pm

Just bought a '58 kit boat that looks like a hornet. Still has the '58 Johnson 30hp motor on it which much to our surprise does turn over and spark. Boat has been garaged most of it's life. Don't like the paint job on it. I'm assuming I need to sand all the paint off and start over, correct?
Also don't like the name. How do I go about renaming it?
I'm new at this, so any help you can give will be welcome.
Sandy

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Post by Don Ayers » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:32 pm

Sandy;

Post some pics. The Kit boats are rare and not many know the models etc.
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Post by kits » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:03 pm

I have kit boat sales literature for every year from 1950 to 1958. The only year that the Hornet model was offered was 1954. I have two different flyers from that year and the dimensions listed are 13' 4.25" length and 62" beam. I know the Essential Guide lists the Hornet as a 1957 model, but the literature I have doesn't support that. The '57 & '58 Grayling appears to have similar dimensions to the Hornet, but the deck configuration looks slightly different.

As Don said, post pictures.
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Post by retired marm » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:10 pm

Thanks for the responses. I should get some pics this weekend and I'll post them as soon as I can.
And I was going by the info in the essential guide, so we'll see.
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maybe I have a 57 kit boat

Post by retired marm » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:42 am

Hope this works. Here are the pics my charming child took for me to post.

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