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    Tinman
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    #182306

    Looking at an alumacraft model f tomorrow. 1957. Just looking for some input on this model. Good or bad. Thanks!

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    westwind
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    #182331

    Great boat, it’s a big plus if it has the aluminum oars. I have an FL with the wood seats and just got an FD that’s a little deeper and rated for more hp.

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    h20lew
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    #182334

    I have a 1967 F7 and it’s a fantastic boat. Highly recommended. Low maintenance. Very stable and well built. Mine has a 1963 Evinrude Fastwin (18 HP) and I can get it up to 19 MPH. In Minnesota these typically list on Craigslist for between $200 and $400 – sometimes including a trailer. Be sure to check out this site for info: http://www.fiberglassics.com/library/index.php?title=Aluma_craft

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    Tinman
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    #182359

    How is the performance with a smaller motor like a 7.5. Will it plane the boat? Really wanted an A model for my smaller motors but hard to find down here in Missouri

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    Tinman
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    #182377

    I bought it! Put some pics and some questions in the alumacraft thread on members toys. Looks like a decent boat. Thanks!

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    outbdnut2
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    #182404

    A 7-1/2 will plane a model F if the weight distribution and prop is right. Does your boat have a front and/or a rear deck?….or I’ve seen the rear deck moved up so you sit in the center seat. If you are driving 7-1/2 HP from the tiller at the rear seat, whether it will plane or not depends on your weight. If it’s close to planeing, put a 6 gallon gas tank up front, and maybe an anchor and that may get it on plane. These were rated for 16 HP max, but 18s were commonly run on them. When I was a teen, two of us 150 pound teens water-skied double behind my neighbor’s model F with a 1958 18 Johnson, and the driver sitting alone in the boat at a deck located at the center seat.
    Dave

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    Tinman
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    #182419

    The tag on this on says 20 hp max. No decks. Just a plain model f. Put some pics on the members toys under alumacraft. Can’t wait to get it in the water. Just have to get it legal and fix the transom!

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    Tinman
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    #182469

    Is there a good way to remove paint from the inside and underneath side without scratching it up? Would like to get it back to original shape. Thanks. Bryan.

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    fisherman6
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    #183109

    I have a 1967 F7 and it’s a fantastic boat. Highly recommended. Low maintenance. Very stable and well built. Mine has a 1963 Evinrude Fastwin (18 HP) and I can get it up to 19 MPH. In Minnesota these typically list on Craigslist for between $200 and $400 – sometimes including a trailer. Be sure to check out this site for info: http://www.fiberglassics.com/library/index.php?title=Aluma_craft

    Not to get too far off-topic here, but my FD will do 23-24 mph with pretty much any 18 I put on it. There’s definitely more to be had out of your Model F with an 18. The F is a great little boat.
    -Ben

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    David Bartlett
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    #183111

    I have a 1967 F7 and it’s a fantastic boat. Highly recommended. Low maintenance. Very stable and well built. Mine has a 1963 Evinrude Fastwin (18 HP) and I can get it up to 19 MPH. In Minnesota these typically list on Craigslist for between $200 and $400 – sometimes including a trailer. Be sure to check out this site for info: http://www.fiberglassics.com/library/index.php?title=Aluma_craft

    Not to get too far off-topic here, but my FD will do 23-24 mph with pretty much any 18 I put on it. There’s definitely more to be had out of your Model F with an 18. The F is a great little boat.

    -Ben

    What Ben said! Great boats.

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    Tinman
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    #183124

    I can’t wait to get it on the water!!i paid 400 for boat and trailer. Should be a fun ride!!

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    crosbyman
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    #183127

    once read that paint and specs in the bottom of the boat is there to prevent dizziness …

    I recently picked a Springbok 14 footer (sold by Sears I think…) for $100 transom plates needed rebuild rest of the boat is ok

    came with 3 oars 🙂

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    h20lew
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    #183138

    $400 seems like a fair price for that package. Around MN hard to find someone selling a trailer for less than $250.

    Ben – thanks for the suggestion on an 18 HP getting 23-24 MPH on an FD. I’ve got a 2nd Fastwin I picked up… will try that one and see if I do any better on speed.

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