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All fired up- literally 8 years 9 months ago #9037

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I just couldn't resist this. I can hear the sirens of marine patrol as they pull me over for impersonating an authority. maybe throw a gunny sak over the siren and change the red lenses to clear....?

1957 lone star holiday. 1960-ish scoot bathwater flying scott

it was set up as a fire / rescue show boat and never used as such.

as a boat it is clean enough, no damage. as a freak show i think it's even better! i may well keep it with all of the plumbing and rigging for a couple years anyway.
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Re:All fired up- literally 8 years 9 months ago #9038

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GREAT FIND , CONGRATS. Going forward those service / county boats will be a great value.

. How about another pic from above the transom ,looking into the interior.?? PLEASE.

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Re:All fired up- literally 8 years 9 months ago #9048

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jon_a wrote:

i may well keep it with all of the plumbing and rigging for a couple years anyway.

I sure would! I think it's cool just the way it is. Course I'd probably have to pull out the fuses for the lights and siren, I wouldn't be able to resist the urge to "play". :laugh:

split wrote:

How about another pic from above the transom ,looking into the interior.?? PLEASE.

I second that, please post more pics when you get a chance.

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Re:All fired up- literally 8 years 9 months ago #9059

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gnarly little piece of fire service history!!!!!

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Re:All fired up- literally 8 years 9 months ago #9060

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VERY cool boat. I had a chance to buy a nice fire boat a while back- It was bigger, though- a 28' steel clipper, with some BIG engines and a cool brass monitor on the fwd deck. I'd have loved to have it, but it just wasn't in the budget at the time!

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Re:All fired up- literally 8 years 9 months ago #9069

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well, that's the rub jim- it's NOT a piece of service history. the boat is a mock up. although it may have been like what they would have used in the late 50's, it was put together about four years ago by a guy who is in a fire department, and then shown ONLY. just a novelty / ephemera piece.

but with all the stuff, including the stretcher / backboard that i took off to transport it, the scuba tanks, the giant hook-pole, the lights and such, it's a pretty accurate mock up, but just that.

i guess back in the day and pretty much right up til now the fire depts have had to make their own stuff- nobody is making fire boats like they make fire engines and police cars.....

i'll post some more pictures when i get over to that computer later on.

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here's a view of the interior...
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