Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me
  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2

TOPIC:

Identification - '56, '57 Ranger? 06 May 2019 02:02 #95203

Yep, definitely a 1957 model, built in December of 1956. Great boat!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Identification - '56, '57 Ranger? 04 May 2019 12:12 #95165

  • RickG
  • RickG's Avatar
  • Away
  • Helmsman/Woman
  • Helmsman/Woman
  • Posts: 2416
  • Thank you received: 988

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

'54 Vagabond - '55 Mark 55
Etched Panels & Plates
Speedometers
The following user(s) said Thank You: jabe

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: by RickG.

Identification - '56, '57 Ranger? 04 May 2019 01:32 #95161

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

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Identification - '56, '57 Ranger? 04 May 2019 01:14 #95160

Gentlemen -
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...
Thanks Again!
Dan

This message has attachments images.
Please log in or register to see it.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Identification - '56, '57 Ranger? 03 May 2019 23:51 #95155

Yes, 7th off the line in 57 and built with the thicker ice breaker Canadian aluminum. Correct?
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

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Identification - '56, '57 Ranger? 03 May 2019 23:02 #95153

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

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: by jabe. Reason: spelling

Identification - '56, '57 Ranger? 03 May 2019 22:47 #95152

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?)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: by Blue Bayou.

Identification - '56, '57 Ranger? 03 May 2019 22:38 #95150

unclbuz wrote: Pretty sure I see the beginnings of a "B" at the end of your serial number.
Good reference here: www.feathercraft.net/rivets/serial-numbers


HawkEyes!!!
Click the link below for information on vintage Mercury restorations

Mercury Restorations

1957 Clipper / 1969 Merc 1000
Lake life is the best life
Jump in a boat and go

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Identification - '56, '57 Ranger? 03 May 2019 12:53 #95138

Pretty sure I see the beginnings of a "B" at the end of your serial number.
Good reference here: www.feathercraft.net/rivets/serial-numbers
“I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief.” Gary Spence

This message has an attachment image.
Please log in or register to see it.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: by unclbuz.

Identification - '56, '57 Ranger? 03 May 2019 12:29 #95137

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.
Sean.
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

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2
Time to create page: 0.157 seconds

Forum Statistics

  • Total Users:2356
  • Latest Member:Ranger3rob
  • Total Posts:100k
  • Total Topics:7343
  • Total Sections:9
  • Total Categories:24
  • Today Open:0
  • Yesterday Open:0
  • Today Answer:3
  • Yesterday Answer:5

Top Posters

Top Posters Posts
jabe 5833
VinTin 5260
Locomotion 4994
sgower 4784
Eagle127 4734
Boatboy 4163
BigBadJon 3918
unclbuz 3160
Carol 2988
DrChip 2764

Contact

How to get ahold of Us

www.feathercraft.net Command Central
52457 Robins Drive
New Baltimore, Michigan 48047

Support

Events

Event Coordinator
info@feathercraft.net

 

Log in

Register



property of:

Feather Craft Technologies - Copyright © 2016 www.feathercraft.net