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'54 Runabout - Restoration has begun 05 Aug 2022 01:06 #121644

As Ray said, '58 or earlier. The round top, "turtle top" . Vrs the '59 and later with the square top.
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'54 Runabout - Restoration has begun 04 Aug 2022 13:31 #121624

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Judging by colour of your transom this would be closer to what was on it originally?
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'54 Runabout - Restoration has begun 04 Aug 2022 13:28 #121623

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It doesn’t look like same merc! I don’t know the motors but 68 is quite newer than what’s on that boat in vintage picture.. either way both cool!
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'54 Runabout - Restoration has begun 04 Aug 2022 13:28 #121622

The Merc in the old photo is a 1958 or earlier.
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'54 Runabout - Restoration has begun 04 Aug 2022 12:36 #121619

I was wondering if that was the same Merc that is on it now.  It's a '68, so I guess that makes sense.  Now I have to keep it on there (was going to replace it), and figure out how to get it back up and running (add that to my list).

Looking forward to the boat-ownership part where you are in it, and its moving on water under your control :)
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'54 Runabout - Restoration has begun 02 Aug 2022 23:54 #121587

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Awesome!! 
equiped with a merc, trailer tires are neat with leaf springs.
thanks for photo.
glad your making headway!
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'54 Runabout - Restoration has begun 02 Aug 2022 21:42 #121586

I started this post on the general info as a Vagabond, but found out it was a Runabout instead.  I found a photo from the 60's when the boat was purchased.

I'm not sure if I will be able to get it back to this condition, but I started the cleaning process this week as well as removing that steel hardware.
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