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Dragged home a 1957 Vagabond 13 Jan 2021 14:59 #109354

Yeah, I sort of had the same feeling, some people don't have any other way to get their kicks, must be tough living in Mom's basement ;-)
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Dragged home a 1957 Vagabond 13 Jan 2021 13:12 #109349

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jhebner5501@gmail.com wrote: I found fa 1956 Vagabond II in Ohio that I am rebuilding. What do you think of cutting out the middle islands to provide more space behind the wheel? Thanks JD







Visitor? Same question in 2 threads? (...and that question in particular). Me thinks we're being trolled. :( :o
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Dragged home a 1957 Vagabond 13 Jan 2021 02:58 #109346

The 1954 Vagabond has a smaller cockpit than the 1956, I would suggest you use the boat some and see, Charlie is one big dude, and I know he’s not exaggerating his amount of usage either.
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Dragged home a 1957 Vagabond 13 Jan 2021 02:47 #109345

Ok I'm 6 foot 4 inches tall a weigh 340 pounds I have a 1954 vagabond that I run all the time in 8 years,I have put over 10000 lake miles on it in 5 different states I don't have any problems with it not having enough room if I need to stretch my legs so be it I set on the center deck and away I go please don't cut that boat up
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Dragged home a 1957 Vagabond 12 Jan 2021 20:16 #109341

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DON'T!!! ...for all the reasons given so far. Trade it for a Clipper or SkiBo. They're both bigger and roomier.
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Dragged home a 1957 Vagabond 12 Jan 2021 19:19 #109337

A giant consideration to modifying these boats is their original design incorporated the seats and center decks as structural support, I have seen the results of removing the center deck, the boat losses rigidity and becomes unsafe.
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Dragged home a 1957 Vagabond 12 Jan 2021 19:15 #109336

jhebner5501@gmail.com wrote: Have you thought of removing the center islands to provide more room behind the wheel? I have a 1956 that I am working on and it is too cramped for a comfortable seat. Thanks, JD






Please don’t, we see boats that have been butchered often, it rarely ends well.
Other Feather Craft models have more leg room, you could probably find someone to trade with.
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Dragged home a 1957 Vagabond 12 Jan 2021 17:06 #109334

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Have you thought of removing the center islands to provide more room behind the wheel? I have a 1956 that I am working on and it is too cramped for a comfortable seat. Thanks, JD

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I found fa 1956 Vagabond II in Ohio that I am rebuilding. What do you think of cutting out the middle islands to provide more space behind the wheel? Thanks JD

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Dragged home a 1957 Vagabond 11 May 2015 00:29 #46209

Welcome! ......What a nice find!

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