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What can you tell me about this boat? 8 years 5 months ago #81951

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Hey Everyone, I recently acquired this (rare?) aluminum runabout made by "Aluminum Goods Limited" Model:1451,
on the plate I found a model, serial, year (1960), not more than 30 H.P, not more than 850lbs. gross load.

Has anyone ever seen one of these before? I'm going to get it all fixed up, but not sure if i should attempt to restore it, or just make it my own. It all depends on cost and interest level.

I would love to see some original pictures but cant find anything online so far.

Thanks for you help
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Re:What can you tell me about this boat? 8 years 5 months ago #81952

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here it is from the back,
two bench seats. I picked up a 1960's Evinrude 33 h.p ski twin in reasonably good shape as far as i can tell. with this boat for a big fat $160 cash.
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Re:What can you tell me about this boat? 8 years 5 months ago #82012

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They all look very similar. I'm starting to get the urge to just do whatever i want with the boat. I'm thinking Oak for the seat (no upholstery) with a nice sealer. and a nice piece of Oak for a new dash with all custom instrumentation. Maybe paint the hull to match my old Evinrude Ski Twin.

thanks alot, for posting your reply i had seen some of the aerocraft boats here in the gallery and noticed their similarities. But that first link is new to me and just about spot on, I doubt I will find any original model pictures (meaning with its original interior), or even know it if i see them.

I will keep checking back to see if anybody else can shed more light on this topic.

Cheers

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Re: What can you tell me about this boat? 8 years 5 months ago #82033

Herb,

WELCOME ABOARD.

yours, satx

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Re:What can you tell me about this boat? 8 years 4 months ago #82856

I wonder if your boat could have been built by AeroCraft?
Here are the specs for the 1959-1961 AeroCraft Q-14:

Length along gunwale: 14'5"
Length overall: 14'
Depth: 25"
Beam: 58"
Transom width: 50"
Weight: 190 lbs (with front deck)
Deck: 64"
Max HP: 30
Capacity: 865 lbs

Does your boat match up?

You can see what the 1959 paint job was like at:
www.ultimate.com/aerocraft-boats/91959/c/1959-p04.jpg

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Re:What can you tell me about this boat? 7 years 9 months ago #92537

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Mystery Solved!

its a Springbok I literally discovered the original paint and logo under a couple coats of paint that had been plastered onto the hull.
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Re:What can you tell me about this boat? 7 years 9 months ago #92541

Nice touch, literally. Take her all the way down and determine whether shes in shape to polish up to a shine or repaint. :)

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Re:What can you tell me about this boat? 7 years 9 months ago #92546

Nice project. It is hard to beat the look without paint on an aluminum hull.

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Re:What can you tell me about this boat? 7 years 9 months ago #92547

Herb wrote:

Mystery Solved!

its a Springbok I literally discovered the original paint and logo under a couple coats of paint that had been plastered onto the hull.


What does it say under Springbok by ..... ?
I can't make it out!

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Re:What can you tell me about this boat? 7 years 9 months ago #92590

silver-bay wrote:

Herb wrote:


What does it say under Springbok by ..... ?
I can't make it out!

Aluminum Goods Limited

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Re:What can you tell me about this boat? 7 years 9 months ago #92620

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Wow thanks for posting this jbcurt!

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Re:What can you tell me about this boat? 7 years 9 months ago #92622

No problem, That aluminum goods ltd brochure is up @ebay

EDIT: DOH, it's watermarked all across the face of the pix I posted. Silver's got it right, it's @black cat NOT ebay. sorry.... :S

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Re:What can you tell me about this boat? 7 years 9 months ago #92623

More pictures of the 1968 catalog can be found at:
blackcatantiques.net/Original-Vintage-1968-Springbok-Aluminum-Boats-Canoes-Color-Sales-Booklet-NOS-P2785235.aspx

I'm still wondering if there was some back and forth between "alcan" and Aerocraft. I just remembered this boat:

forums.iboats.com/boat-topics-questions-not-engine-topics/mystery-aerocraft-sailboat-468857.html

An alcan made sailboat, sold with an Aerocraft logo!

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