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My New 54' Vagabond 27 Oct 2016 14:06 #67509

Boatboy - Yes, the floorboards do have slots cut in the sides. In the rear they appear to be on 16" centers approximately, in the center section about 10"-12" centers. Unfortunately the floorboards for the forward section were not in the boat.





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My New 54' Vagabond 27 Oct 2016 13:58 #67508

Locomotion - I haven't seen many of these myself, will rely on the experts here to comment.





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My New 54' Vagabond 27 Oct 2016 05:08 #67503

Do your floorboards have slots cut into the side edges?
John

1958 Vagabond II & 35 HP Evinrude
1955 PlastiCraft 12 Ft. Delux Runabout
1957 Clipper & twin 35 HP Evinrudes
1957 AlumaCraft 14 Ft. FD

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My New 54' Vagabond 27 Oct 2016 02:57 #67501

Not sure about how the stringers are configured in the rear. In the rear passenger's compartment, and behind that in the engine area, what I believe to be the original floorboards are still in place.... Maybe not original, but very old plywood painted grey. The floorboards just lay in the floor, they are not fastened to anything.

All I've done is lift the floorboards enough to get a look under them to make sure there was no standing water or debris residing there. I'll remove the floorboards tomorrow and get some pictures in the light of day.

I appreciate the replies gentlemen.

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My New 54' Vagabond 27 Oct 2016 02:43 #67500

Very nice looking boat, looks to be in excellent condition, I would like to see more photos of the front floor, it has a type of structure I have not seen before where the stringers are tied together like they are. Is the rear floor done that way anywhere?
Proud Owner of 1956 Vagabond, 1950 Flyer, 1956 Rocket, Co-owner 1952 Flash, 10-1/2 less than VinTin

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My New 54' Vagabond 27 Oct 2016 01:52 #67499

Thanks for the replies..... here are a few more pictures. Actually, all the pictures I have. The thing that resembles a siren is a spot light. It looks old and original more or less.

















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My New 54' Vagabond 27 Oct 2016 01:24 #67498

More photos of all sides of the boat will help.
Is that a siren in the middle of the front deck?
Interior shots too.
Proud Owner of 1956 Vagabond, 1950 Flyer, 1956 Rocket, Co-owner 1952 Flash, 10-1/2 less than VinTin

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My New 54' Vagabond 27 Oct 2016 00:24 #67489

Thanks for the replies, guys. Well, I don't know a whole lot about the boat......

The guy I bought it from lived north of Chattanooga. He bought it in Knoxville about 10 years ago (2006?) from the original owner's son. He estimated that at that time the son was about 80 years of age. The boat still has what I believe to be the original registration numbers painted on the bow. I don't hold out much hope that the state of Tennessee will tell who it was registered to based on those numbers.

Obviously the engine is not original to the boat, as it's a 61', but I think everything else is including the speedometer, controls and ignition switch. But, there are people here that know infinitely more about that kind of thing than I do. Supposedly the engine runs, but has a fuel problem attributed to a bad float, it came with a new float, and little else. The trailer seems to be original except for new hubs, tires and wheels, and winch. Fortunately, the boat is essentially unmolested as near as I can tell.

That's about all I know...... Just wish I knew the original owner's name and whether he had any affiliation at all with the Flying Boatmen.

Thanks again for the replies.

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My New 54' Vagabond 27 Oct 2016 00:08 #67486

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Wow Rod. What history do you know about the boat?
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1956 Golden Rocket, 1955 Vagabond, 1957 Crestliner Voyager Hardtop, 1958 Crestliner Jetstreak 15, past boats: 54 Vagabond, 55 Vagabond, 57 Vagabond, 50 FC Flyer, 46 FC Runabout, 57 FC Rocket, 57 Jetstreak

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My New 54' Vagabond 26 Oct 2016 23:52 #67485

The serial number is:
V 4 106 54

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