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Bill D203

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How Old is my boat.
« on: March 27, 2010, 02:59:49 pm »

Hi I got this boat on flebay and have started to do it up. I have allready found Oak planking which was covered over by white emulsion paint over the hull.
Any way can any one tell What the boat is , When was the real one built or just about any other info  about this boat. I want to put lights and some music in her for Wiki park but I'm not sure what 50,60,70, ??
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Re: How Old is my boat.
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2010, 03:47:57 pm »

Keilcraft made a Meteor and a Mercury which are very similar to yours, in 1961.

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Re: How Old is my boat.
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2010, 05:40:15 pm »

They are similar, but the unknown boat has a longer cockpit at the stern with a sloping coaming. I wonder if it's another Maycraft model - a somewhat bigger one...
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Re: How Old is my boat.
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2010, 06:30:41 pm »

It doesn't match any kit that I'm aware of, nor is it one of the MAP plan designs of the 1960s period.  The raised foredeck suggests that it is unlikely to be a kit as this would have made it more expensive to produce. So maybe it is essentially a freelance design based on a prototype of the period late 1950s - 1960s.

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Re: How Old is my boat.
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2010, 06:41:51 pm »

Some of the features look very Aerokit.
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Re: How Old is my boat.
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2010, 07:03:05 pm »

The superstrucrture features were typical of the period but no Aerokits ever looked like that.

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Re: How Old is my boat.
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2010, 07:28:11 pm »

Ok
Thanks for the info so far. Ok so we think it is based on a 1950/1960 boat then. That will do for me. Anymore input is allways welcome. :-))
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Re: How Old is my boat.
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2010, 07:48:26 pm »

The superstrucrture features were typical of the period but no Aerokits ever looked like that.

Colin

was thinking more the mast and the Main cabin windows
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Re: How Old is my boat.
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2010, 07:59:32 pm »

Well I am happy to report My boat had a run out on the lake today. The speed controller and motor got a little warm and the ESC cut out after a short time. No probs as I have another ESC which should do the job. I am going to fit a water cooling set.
Now I turn my attention to the cabin colour side walls. My wife says a creamy colour im not sure ! anyone Else want to suggest a colour for just the side of the cabin ?
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Re: How Old is my boat.
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2010, 09:46:51 pm »

Creamy colour sounds good to me. :-))

Looks nice on the water. :-))
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Re: How Old is my boat.
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2010, 07:05:26 am »

A lot of full size Thames cruisers used the varnish/cream colour scheme and they really complement each other

Yours Aye

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Re: How Old is my boat.
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2010, 07:52:35 am »

Go with the Cream / just off pearl white Bill. She looks really good I saw her on e-bay but too many other things to do first, so did not bid.
As for the date--yup I agree with all early 60's

Now put one of MMB's 900 motor's in it and get it on the plane.........

Looking good for night sail at wikki then

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