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Identify Lake Mead Boat? 2 months 2 weeks ago #146845

I've been watching a lot of videos lately about the situation at Lake Mead concerning the ever diminishing water levels and have become intrigued with all of the exposed sunken boats that are being found. I am wondering, does anyone have any ideas as to what make and model this boat is?

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Marty
Keeper of Pawpaws Boat
1962 Span America

Identify Lake Mead Boat? 2 months 1 week ago #146853

Not sure but this one I’m thinking a Dorset?

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Identify Lake Mead Boat? 2 months 1 week ago #146858

Good call on that one, I was actually going to ask about that one also. It does look very much like a Dorsett for sure.
I saw one really cool jet boat in a video and it still had it's tag numbers painted on the bow. I'm sure if one could run the numbers and find out what type of boats these are and who owned them at the time of sinking. I'm thinking that some of those boats found in Lake Mead were sunk on purpose for insurance claims.
Buy an expensive boat, something happens and ya can't pay for it, go out and sink it, claim it was stolen, baddabing baddaboom, pay out!!!!! Who would've ever thought the water level would be so far down that these boats would ever be found? Forget about it!!! Lol.

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Marty
Keeper of Pawpaws Boat
1962 Span America

Identify Lake Mead Boat? 2 months 1 week ago #146860


Looks like an early Glasspar Del Mar.

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Identify Lake Mead Boat? 2 months 1 week ago #146867

Hey Marty,


We missed the boat on this one.


That clearly is a Glasspar Mariner.


She was spotted underwater before the shoreline disappeared


No mistaking those lines.




Very interesting story on the Mariner by our friend Lee.

Thanks Lee
Terry

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Identify Lake Mead Boat? 2 months 1 week ago #146868

Terry, thanks for posting the article. I wasn't familiar with this journey and perhaps dream about replicating it soemday. Unlikely, but perhaps a portion of it.

Wish someone had the power and backing to rescue the old Glasspars.

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Identify Lake Mead Boat? 2 months 1 week ago #146876

You are correct Sir. Nice!!!

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Marty
Keeper of Pawpaws Boat
1962 Span America

Identify Lake Mead Boat? 2 months 1 week ago #146878

Marty,

Even my wife first thought Glasspar, and I said nah. Don’t know how I missed it.


The Mariner IMHO is Bill Tritts most elegant design.

Hey Larsspar,

Lee sent the article just as I was preparing for a long cruise up the Tennessee River.



Reading it really helped put me in the right frame of mind. Fun stuff!

Thanks again Lee.
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Identify Lake Mead Boat? 2 months 1 week ago #146883

Thanks for the additional details Terry.

I'll start a new thread in the main forum.....as you've provided pctures of Mama Mia all over the midwest and northeast, .'m curious how you planned your trips.

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Identify Lake Mead Boat? 2 months 1 week ago #146892

Correct, there is no mistaking that raised deck detail and forward hatch area. I say great detective work for sure!!!

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Marty
Keeper of Pawpaws Boat
1962 Span America

Identify Lake Mead Boat? 2 months 1 week ago #146893

I think it would be so cool to salvage the boat and restore it. Could really be a hot topic of shows. The headlines would all read "boat once sunk in Lake Mead, drought exposed, now restored to former glory"!!!

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Marty
Keeper of Pawpaws Boat
1962 Span America

Identify Lake Mead Boat? 2 months 4 days ago #146913

Go for it! Bring a helicopter.

Looks like the mahogany survived and you can still see blue gelcoat.

Notice it has the same twin Evinrude setup as the Transco Mariner.
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Identify Lake Mead Boat? 1 month 2 weeks ago #147008

Best shots of the Mariner.






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