Duofoil boat 1956

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Duofoil boat 1956

Postby JoeCB » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:26 pm

I saw this on Detroit Craigs list... pretty cool. Looks like an aluminum hull married to a fiberglas cockpit / deck with add-on tail fins.That would have been the "in thing" for 1956. Not mine.
https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/boa/ ... 33328.html

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Re: Duofoil boat 1956

Postby Buccaneer » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:44 pm

Really neat, but me thinks you'd want more horsepower attached.
With all that fiberglass on top, I wonder if it would be top heavy
and roll heavy on corners?

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Re: Duofoil boat 1956

Postby JoeCB » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:01 pm

Interesting, some more info... Looking close at the bow plate, says "Herter's Flying Fish". I just did a quick check of Peter Hunn's "Tail Fins and two Tones" the definitive authority on thees period runabouts and see only a small photo of this model boat (page 155) but no info as to maker. For that matter, no listing of "Herters" as a maker, I guess that they were only distributers. So who made these boats?

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Re: Duofoil boat 1956

Postby Dave Bernard » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:45 pm

If I remember it is all fiberglass.

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Re: Duofoil boat 1956

Postby Jeff Register » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:58 pm

:D Transom time + more,

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Re: Duofoil boat 1956

Postby david bartlett » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:00 pm

Looks like a Herter's product to me.
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Re: Duofoil boat 1956

Postby Phil B » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:08 pm

The fiberglassics library has some 1957 info:

http://www.fiberglassics.com/library/in ... le=Herters
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