danlarson wrote: The blue in the scraped area appears to be a previous coat of paint, not anodizing, (unless they used opaque white primer somewhere in the process). How did they go about anodizing a whole boat anyway?
They didn't actually anodize the whole boat. It was just assembled with some anodized sheet on the sides of the hull (topsides). The transom, decks and bottom would have been bare aluminum from the factory. It may have been painted at some point to match by a previous owner. I'm always amazed that they managed to assemble these boats without dinging up the anodizing.
"Kiss my ass, I bought a boat; I'm going out to sea." - Lyle Lovett
the outer skin of the hull will be blue anodized..............what shape its in wont be known till ya strip it......so much for fishin, bin there done that, now you may contacted rivetites as well.................cheers to your luck
Usually I consider laziness to be a virtue, but not this time; just quit too early on the scraping. Sure enough, there's a B.
The blue in the scraped area appears to be a previous coat of paint, not anodizing, (unless they used opaque white primer somewhere in the process). How did they go about anodizing a whole boat anyway? I came across this boat while looking for an ordinary fishing rowboat. Now I'm looking up clecos on the internet instead of fishing...
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tasturbo86 wrote: 567 on the end of the number - given the month was 12, would 567 mean they didn't know it would be shipped in 56 or 57?
Just my 2 cents.
(Maybe only 1 cent?)
my understanding is that it was built in '56 for the '57 model yr, hence the change in bow and transom handles.........
ment to add, Sean62.........yours and mine serial#'s are for the Fleet Rangers, at #7 yours was amungst the first made in Canada......i do believe....yes the 6 is capacity, and 35 was the hp
Just for the sake of comparison, mine is labelled as R/111/7. Along with this I have a 35 and a 6 which I believe references the maximum horsepower and person capacity rating at the time of manufacture. Hope this helps.
1957 Ranger 111; 1958 Johnsons; 5.5, 7.5, 10 [x2], 18, 35 Super Seahorse Super Quiet, 1957 Johnson 35 Golden Javelin, 1954 Johnson 5.5, 1960's Johnson 3 [x3]
1956 Evinrude 7,5