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CL Listings 10 Sep 2018 00:14 #88898

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Paul wrote: Do you know the year of those other Feathercrafts w/ aluminum angle? Not sure what year mine is and that may help. Can't find the serial # in the usual spot.


Bill’s 46 has both the splash rail and the gunnels made from angle, the gunnel rail is made from two pieces of angle riveted together to make a channel.
Russ has a 48 that I am pretty sure has angle for the splash rails, I’m not sure about the gunnels. I would sure like to see photos of yours, especially detail shots of the gunnels.


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the top picture is of the gunnels made from angle material,, and also here is a picture of the spray rails on the 1946 Runabout , as RAY said ,, the gunnels and the splash rail are made of angle alum pieces, and the stringers are also made of the same size material .two L angle pieces riveted together.
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the 1947 Runabout has the same gunnels and spray rail , but not the stringers ,
But you said your boat has a Fin on it ??? we need pictures,
Paul ((( if you can please start a new Thread for this we are in the wrong area)) Thanks Bill
1946 Runabout
1948 Runabout

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CL Listings 09 Sep 2018 02:42 #88861

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Mine has two single pieces of angle butted against each other for splash rails. I'm curious what they were thinking/doing now that I hear one was a 48. I'll try to get pics when I'm able. I will need help getting them on my chrome book. Thanks for the info. That helps clear up some of my curiosity.

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Paul wrote: Do you know the year of those other Feathercrafts w/ aluminum angle? Not sure what year mine is and that may help. Can't find the serial # in the usual spot.


Bill’s 46 has both the splash rail and the gunnels made from angle, the gunnel rail is made from two pieces of angle riveted together to make a channel.
Russ has a 48 that I am pretty sure has angle for the splash rails, I’m not sure about the gunnels. I would sure like to see photos of yours, especially detail shots of the gunnels.
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CL Listings 09 Sep 2018 00:20 #88857

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Do you know the year of those other Feathercrafts w/ aluminum angle? Not sure what year mine is and that may help. Can't find the serial # in the usual spot.

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CL Listings 08 Sep 2018 22:03 #88852

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sgower wrote: 1947 Feather Craft Runabout on Tee Nee Trailer

atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/boa/d/1947-fe...bout/6666063144.html


Sold-sold-sold-TWO Runabouts sold-Tee Nee trailer still available..


This your’s? What is asking price for trailer if so?


$950-wHat I have in it restored, and picked up and brought back from Knoxville, TN

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CL Listings 08 Sep 2018 21:27 #88844

Paul wrote: I''ve got a runabout that survived it's races with only a couple dents, but it's a bit of a mystery. It has aluminum angle gunnels and spray rails which were pop riveted on with only one row of rivets, so I can only assume it never had spray rails from the factory. It still has the fin on the bottom, and no evidence of a rear seat. I was lucky enough to find it at a local yard sale about 20 years ago for 150 bucks. We've had more fun with that little boat than most of the others we've owned.


I have seen the angle gunnels and splash rails on other early Runabouts. I can’t imagine pop rivets being used by the Feather Craft factory, solid rivets are stronger, cheaper and faster to install.
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CL Listings 08 Sep 2018 19:06 #88841

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I''ve got a runabout that survived it's races with only a couple dents, but it's a bit of a mystery. It has aluminum angle gunnels and spray rails which were pop riveted on with only one row of rivets, so I can only assume it never had spray rails from the factory. It still has the fin on the bottom, and no evidence of a rear seat. I was lucky enough to find it at a local yard sale about 20 years ago for 150 bucks. We've had more fun with that little boat than most of the others we've owned.
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CL Listings 08 Sep 2018 18:28 #88839

Nope. Just brown pants.
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CL Listings 08 Sep 2018 18:19 #88838

Brunswickian wrote: That is interesting.

Last week I was cruising in the 12 foot Jet Streak down what looked to be a mirror smooth Mohawk river when my wife turned to me and said, "Why are we bouncing?" I told her to look more closely at the water. A closer examination revealed a slight ripple. Up ahead a mother duck and with a parade of ducklings behind her was crossing our path. I said, "Don't worry, I will steer around their wake." I can't image the pounding anyone racing down the Hudson in that tiny Feather Craft would take. I'm not sure it is only boat ribs that would end up breaking.


I would do it, white nuckled and all.... Did they wear depends back then....lol

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That is interesting.

Last week I was cruising in the 12 foot Jet Streak down what looked to be a mirror smooth Mohawk river when my wife turned to me and said, "Why are we bouncing?" I told her to look more closely at the water. A closer examination revealed a slight ripple. Up ahead a mother duck and with a parade of ducklings behind her was crossing our path. I said, "Don't worry, I will steer around their wake." I can't image the pounding anyone racing down the Hudson in that tiny Feather Craft would take. I'm not sure it is only boat ribs that would end up breaking.
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