Little is known of the Canadian Fleet Feather Crafts.
In the USA Ranger III were in the catalogs from 1956-1958.
If we were to believe Canada versions mirrored the US versions then I would agree with OhioLSA it is not a '56 based on bow handle. However I will disagree on it being a '57 based on the HP rating. In '57 the Ranger III was only rated at 30 HP in the USA. In '58 it was rated at 35 HP so I will venture a guess it is a 1958.
Thanks for all the replies and knowledge. Here are a few more pictures of the boat including the placement of the tag. Trying to figure out the information so I can get the bill of sale information correct from the previous owner.
Thanks so much!
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The Fleet built boat tags were the same as the Atlanta boats in terms of layout of the fields...
This one is from a Ranger similar to yours. The 35 and 6 are HP and passenger capacity. I'm not sure how, or if, Fleet noted the year, but I'm guessing that the last digits are the build number. If yours is actually the 4th boat they produced, it could account for the 'Atlanta style' gunnels. I seem to recall mention somewhere that the initial Fleet boats may have been built from Atlanta sourced 'kits'.
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A curious thing about Adams boat is the gunnel rails look like the ones used on the Atlanta produced boats, the Canadian produced boats I have seen on the website here have all had the ribbed gunnel rails.
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Adam I’ve looked at this ID tag lots all I can guess is:
35= production #
honestly that’s just a shot in the dark. But thought I’d give it a shot. The tag does look like aluminum is old and matched era.
Bruceter has/had a ranger3 I believe his was made by fleet I think and very curious what he had.. stamped into transom or on ID tag..
maybe PM him or call him.
1957 Ranger IV
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