Hi guys, i did not know where to post my boat as it is both fiberglass and aluminum. Anyways its a 1957 Valco Royal 14 that i picked up a little while ago on craigslist. Does anybody know anything or have experience with these boats? Any idea what its worth? I hope to have it up and going this summer.
That is going to be a very cool boat with your personal touches.
You have come to the right place. There are lots of folks here that can answer all of your questions. We like pics, so keep em coming.
Post your progress and some motor shots too!
Go into the Glassic Library and look under aluminum. I believe Valco is there.
PS the Merc guys will dump on me but I think a Johnson 30 or Evinrude Big Twin 30 is the way to go with this little pony. No doubt a Mark 30 would suit the need however this boat cries out Johnny Rude!
Here is some information that I have on the Royal, the first from 1955 and the rest from 1957. I have some literature, but it is all from the sixties. Great boat! These aren't very well known, so I don't know what kind of following they have. That would determine the value. I would just fix it up and have a good time with it.
So yesterday I bought a valco it has the same look as 1957 14 ft royal guy that I bought it from said registration is 1967 no way its all orig but he put seat on bow where windshield was and minn trolling motor will be taking off has 1960 35 johnson brought home .put battery and starting fluid runs.with orig trailer not bad for $50. On so cal offer up.pics to come, sure wasn't arguing for the price.
So it turns out I was wrong on year by 2 mine 1959 35 hp johnson rsd 21 b motor and different configuration of seats , think floatation is same, but mine rear seat is facing forward and the front seats have no stern facing round pieces attached, but port has built-rod holders can't send pics ever since this website changed?