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Meteor found 30 Sep 2020 00:33 #107829

Bob, Great video on your website. Hope you don't mind me sharing.

1952 Deluxe Runabout 1956 Johnson 30hp 1959 Deluxe Clipper 1973 Merc 500 50hp
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Meteor found 25 Sep 2020 12:05 #107766

WOW, what a treasured find, and a really cool piece of American Boat history!!

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Meteor found 24 Sep 2020 02:03 #107763

Thanks much, can't wait to get it here! My wife is going to be pissed!! Until its time for a ride!
Bob

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Meteor found 24 Sep 2020 02:00 #107762

Ive not spent much of any time on the Grand. I know parts can be tricky. The fellas who fish it would be the ones to ask. I run on Reeds lake a fair amount but most of my boating is up north on Lake Leelanau. Ive hosted events for the ACBS at our place in the past. Theres a great navigable waterway between the North and South Lake Leelanau. sounds like fun. Its wide too for some fast running.
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Meteor found 22 Sep 2020 15:59 #107746

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For the first time the word "RARE" can truly be applied to a Feather Craft as this is a rare one. If what Frank told Roger that only 12 were made this truly is the holy grail...

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Meteor found 22 Sep 2020 02:30 #107742

Hey Bob, do you boat on the Grand River much?

I've been driving over it for my whole life and have only boated a tiny section 25 years ago. It seems like it might be a perfect place to do a Feathercraft river run.

I just started looking for some info on which parts are navigable, and want to plan a trip for next summer.

Any thoughts?
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Meteor found 21 Sep 2020 19:11 #107737

Thanks for sharing your find. Congrats and have fun with the restoration.
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Meteor found 21 Sep 2020 13:05 #107736

Congratulations. It looks like this rare boat fell into the right hands. Looking forward to the restoration progress.
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1956 30hp Evinrude Lark
1973 Glastron GT 150
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Meteor found 21 Sep 2020 01:51 #107732

Wow! This will be fun to watch. I too have seen pictures of your work, truly outstanding!
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Meteor found 21 Sep 2020 01:28 #107731

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I sold mine to a fellow who lives in New Jersey and keeps his boats on Long Island. My boat had been around, to say the least. Every owner had taken something original off and added or done something else. The present owner also bought a restored one a friend in Chicago had done to a high standard.
When researching the Meteors, I personally interviewed Frank Kibbler. As best as I remember, there may have been 12 made. The boat I owned had sponsons at the chines, and others had fins at a 45 degree. I imagine these were to counteract the central mass when turning.
Original motors were a 45hp Gray. I have a copied FeatherCraft photo album on Disc from the early days if you would want a copy, I'll pass one along.
I can look up the fellow who has the other two if you want but it will take some time. He had been listed in the ACBS registry, but I haven't been a member in 20 years or so. I'm not sure if I kept a copy of the registry or where it may be. I'll look in the next few days.
Glad to help,
Roger Melugin

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