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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 06 Feb 2019 15:05 #93276

jabe wrote: awesome Ray........just curious........why are the 2 outer knee braces tucked so far into the corners of the tumblehome........



That is a question I cannot answer, transom braces have been all over the board on Feather Crafts, look at the photos of the other Flash, it has 7or 8 braces. The Feather Craft Rocket had 4 large transom braces in 56, no braces in 57 & 58 :hmm:

The Vagabonds have had an assortment of configurations over the years, a real smart and educated old boat racer told me once the braces might be more to brace the floor from "power hooking" than to brace the transoms :huh:
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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 06 Feb 2019 10:46 #93273

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awesome Ray........just curious........why are the 2 outer knee braces tucked so far into the corners of the tumblehome........

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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 06 Feb 2019 03:17 #93271

I got the pieces that tie the ribs together riveted in and the seat top roughed in.


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"Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world."
Arthur Schopenhauer

1956 Vagabond I - 50 HP Johnson
1950 Flyer - 50 HP Evinrude
1/2-195something Flash - KG7
1956 Golden Rocket, Sawzall Special
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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 05 Feb 2019 02:53 #93242

I have a few other photos of that boat and it is very different from our boat, 6 stringers and extruded splash rails.





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"Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world."
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1956 Vagabond I - 50 HP Johnson
1950 Flyer - 50 HP Evinrude
1/2-195something Flash - KG7
1956 Golden Rocket, Sawzall Special
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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 05 Feb 2019 02:21 #93241

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Looking good Ray.

Eagle posted this photo of a Flash some time ago. I believe it is a Flash.

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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 05 Feb 2019 01:36 #93239

Final assembly on the transom, I did the wood two years ago and it's got shop wear that will get touched up.

A mock up of the steering wheel and dash in the one photo.

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1956 Vagabond I - 50 HP Johnson
1950 Flyer - 50 HP Evinrude
1/2-195something Flash - KG7
1956 Golden Rocket, Sawzall Special
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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 31 Jan 2019 00:40 #93095

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unclbuz wrote: I have seen that steering wheel and trailer before...what ever happened to the wee one?


It is in storage in the shop out back.

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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 31 Jan 2019 00:33 #93094

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I have seen that steering wheel and trailer before...what ever happened to the wee one?

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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 30 Jan 2019 23:50 #93089

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Some Fire Fly photos for perspective.







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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 30 Jan 2019 22:38 #93083

This is all I've got.



Hmmmm,
I see Ga. registration, maybe someone from law enforcement could tickle their database and see if there is a name to go with it?

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