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Boat with landing gear 7 months 1 week ago #135632

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I found one out by Eagle Mountain lake that the owner said was made for the Navy Seabees {spl}. It has a bumper hitch on the front and wheels that fold up into wells built into the interior of the boat.
I was wondering if anyone has ever seen another one. The owner says the boat was built by Texas Maid for the Navy and that only a limited amount were made.
Any info on this boat would greatly appreciated.

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Boat with landing gear 7 months 1 week ago #135633

Got pics???

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1962 Span America

Boat with landing gear 7 months 1 week ago #135635

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That's a tough one. I searched wwII sites and didn't even come up with a hit.
Didn't try searching Texas Maid. Might be something there.

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Boat with landing gear 7 months 6 days ago #135644

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No pics but look n the library at a 14ft Texas Maid that is a bare bones boat. Just add two boxes on one on each and below the bow eye add a 1 7/8 hitch.

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Boat with landing gear 7 months 5 days ago #135646

A long time ago I found a boat just like you are describing, on craigslist down south some where. I posted it here on the main forum, but that was years ago. I think I titled the thread something like "boat with its own trailer" or something like that. And no I didn't save any pics from it.

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Boat with landing gear 7 months 5 days ago #135647

Possibly Amphibious Boats of Denton, Texas. They were involved in a huge stock sale scam and investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
www.fiberglassics.com/library/index.php?title=Amphibian

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Boat with landing gear 7 months 5 days ago #135649

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That is exactly the pattern and shape. Except the one over by the lake (50 miles) is aluminum and is completely open, no top deck.

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Boat with landing gear 6 months 3 weeks ago #135723

I had one of these. Darned if I can find any pics of it. It had big, round taillights on the transom like a late '50's Ford.. There was enough left to use for patterns. I realized that I would never do the project so I sold it.
Larry

www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/ot-rare-wooden-boat-sealander-pics.226392/

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