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1920s Mullins Steel Boat 20 Sep 2019 15:06 #99192

Was my Gull, sold it to 2 brother from the Firestone tire family last year, naughty fact is picture is of a 14.1 McCulloch wearing a 7.5HP hood, oops. Here is an 1898 WH Mullins gas engine boat standard with Steel (galvanized iron) or manganese bronze or aluminum hull offered also. This photo show the heavy galvanized twice-applied finish on an 1899 duck boat which is now redone and on display at Yosemite National Park. Boat restored with Allen's bow Facing Oars:

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1920s Mullins Steel Boat 20 Sep 2019 14:56 #99191

Mullins made both inboard and outboard boats, plus cedar canoes, row boats, duck boats, sectional canoes and much more. Here is the 1913 inboard Hydroplane by WH Mullins with a Pierce-Budd 3 cylinder engine. Guaranteed for 28 mph.

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1920s Mullins Steel Boat 20 Sep 2019 14:44 #99190

Mullins Red Cap Utility Trailers were 1936-7 at the time cars had no trunks. Same Company. Until many car manufacturers had their own body plants, Mullins did a majority of work for many of them, shown here: One of the WH Mullins statues is featured at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Diana which was on Madison Square Garden. Another famous one sits atop the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Angel Moroni. They also made a robot bomber in the late teens, a hundred years ago, a pilotless bomber. Known later for Youngstown Steel Kitchen Cabinets.

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1920s Mullins Steel Boat 20 Sep 2019 14:35 #99189

Very light, the Steel King first sold in 1929, Armco ingot iron drop-forged panels, overlapped, riveted and soldered, aluminum deck and interior panels. Here is a 1929 Steel King by Mullins. Another in tow.

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1920s Mullins Steel Boat 20 Sep 2019 14:25 #99188

Here is the 1928 Mullin Seahawk 16 foot. This shows the all-aluminum 1928 Mullins Lightning bug. If you want to go all out with the outboards in 1928, here is the 20 foot Red Arrow duplex hull quadruple cockpit twin outboard boat by Mullins.

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1920s Mullins Steel Boat 20 Sep 2019 14:15 #99187

First on the market in 1929, this is the Mullins Steel King, galvanized steel outboard boat. Original 1929 weight with aluminum deck and interior trim panels was 400 lbs. Hull is overlapped panels of ingot iron, riveted together and soldered. Hull is fast and will not slide in the turns at high speeds. Boats were used at Cypress Gardens early on for shows, also used by US Navy and Coast Guard. A 1929 Steel King by Mullins on display in the foreground with an 1899 Mullins duckboat behind it and a 1942 Mullins Gull which is the same hull renamed.
Video of the 1942 Mullins Gull with a 1953 Evinrude Bigtwin:
Here is a shot of a 1928 Mullins Hawk aluminum boat, winner of the 1928 Milwaukee to Chicago race, driven by a 16 year old girl, Alcy Richardson.

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1920s Mullins Steel Boat 18 Nov 2015 18:19 #54213

From Speedboatclassics. The new Sea Hawk line sported a

hydroplane hull made with corrugations

toward the stern that increased the

surface area for easier planning and

increased stability by reducing sideslip.

These were outboard boats that were

offered in different models to fill,

hopefully, the needs of the boat-buying

public. Sea Hawks were produced in

galvanized Armco ingot iron and also

offered in aluminum alloy. With speeds

of up to 28 miles per hour listed in a

1928 brochure, the ever-increasing

power of the outboard promised to soon

make 30 miles per hour a reality. The

aluminum models were highly polished

and painted with clear lacquer.

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1920s Mullins Steel Boat 18 Nov 2015 10:57 #54204

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WOW :woohoo:
You guys kill me with the stuff you dig up :kiss:
I agree with Wayne that tub looks fiftyish :unsure:
maybe the seller was dyslexic and typed 1925 instead of 1952 :lol:
I'd love to know how much that thing weighs?
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1920s Mullins Steel Boat 18 Nov 2015 02:49 #54201

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Eagle127 wrote: ARMCO American Rolling Mill corporation. My Grandfather was an Rigger for ARMCO. All of my uncles worked for the mill. Cool boat. They built some beautiful hulls for many yrs. www.speedboatclassics.com/mullins_steel_boats.htm How cool is that ! www.antiqueboat.com/boatdetails/15257-R16.aspx


Mark, I know David Defense who wrote that long article. He is a member of our AOMC chapter and was the first president of our local chapter. I bought my first outboard from him, a 1947 Evinrude Zephyr. I also saw my first Feather Craft at his house in Salem, Ohio.

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