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    Tinman
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    #181674

    Found a 1954 alumacraft model A rated for up to 12 hp. Are these boats fairly stable and do they plane easily? Thanks!

    Buccaneer
    Buccaneer
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    #181677

    I have a 59 AL, 14′ Alumacraft. It scoots along and planes real nice with a Johnson QD 10 hp on it,
    and seems plenty stable.
    I had a 15 hp Evinrude on it, but it was a little on the scary side then, lol.

    Prepare to be boarded!

    RICHARD A. WHITE
    RICHARD A. WHITE
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    #181689

    I have a ’64 Model A6, so you’re sayin’ Bucc, the a KE7 might be a bit much????? I alos have the Model E which is also rated for 12 hp… Probably run the KG7 on that one…lol

    http://www.richardsoutboardtools.com

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    Tinman
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    #181692

    Ok, here is the big question. Guy is asking 2000 for the model a boat, trailer, and Johnson motor with gas tank. That is way too much $ for me to spend. What would be a fair price for this set up?

    RICHARD A. WHITE
    RICHARD A. WHITE
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    #181725

    I paid $200 for my Model A6 and just $100 for my Model E…Me thinks he is a bit overpriced

    http://www.richardsoutboardtools.com

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    sydinnj
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    #181726

    Watch craigs list, there are a lot of smaller boats that show up, at least here in NJ they do. That price sounds high with out seeing it. Where are you located.

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    Tinman
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    #181729

    I’m in Missouri. Where everyone thinks an old boat and motor is worth a fortune!!

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    Tinman
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    #181730

    The boat is in spectacular shape. Trailer doesn’t match. About 2-3′ short of boat. Motor and tank are just a 7.5 Johnson. Fair shape. Not run for years.

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    sydinnj
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    #181742

    Again without seeing it, that sounds way to short, sometimes things can be adjusted. But with a motor hanging out back there, a few inches is the most that I let a boat overhang the trailer bunks.

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    Tinman
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    #181779

    Here is a pic of it.

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    Tinman
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    #181782

    Here is a pic of it.

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    lloyd
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    #181802

    That’s a nice looking rig! Just move the crank and dolly forward on the tongue and the boat won’t over hang the trailer too much in the rear.

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    vintin
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    #181813

    A friend of mine has an Alumacraft FD with a tiller steer 18hp 1957 Evinrude.

    He get’s 27 mph out of it and the 18 runs like a dream.

    $2k is double what the rig the OP is worth, IMO.

    Should be able to get an FD and an 18hp for 2k.

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    amuller
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    #181816

    Looks like a nice rig. Worth $500 or so in Minnesota.

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    bob-d
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    #181817

    Missing the aluminum oars.
    Bob D

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