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1956 Alumacraft Cruiseabout 08 Aug 2022 03:11 #121750

I bet that boat gets 6 gallons to the mile not 6 miles per gallon but I bet it's fun while the gas lasts 

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1956 Alumacraft Cruiseabout 07 Aug 2022 16:46 #121722

How about this baby, these photos were taken at this year's Tomahawk gathering curtesy of Tom Brockmeyer from JOMS








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1956 Alumacraft Cruiseabout 27 Feb 2017 00:13 #71349

VinTin, here's another pair of aluminum tanks that have been on Craigslist here in Huntsville, AL, in case you're still looking:

huntsville.craigslist.org/bpo/6013132266.html

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1956 Alumacraft Cruiseabout 26 Feb 2017 20:51 #71339

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Anybody that hasnt been to the Bob Grubb AOMCI meet and gone thru his muesum, is missing out on seeing some awesome motors. About this time every year. Merc fan or not, impressive collection.

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1956 Alumacraft Cruiseabout 26 Feb 2017 20:41 #71338

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Thanks for the kind words George.

Side to side bench seats are definitely in the works. Maybe mahogany but maybe not. I know mahogany would be the best looking. I'm leaning towards aluminum though.

I know what you mean about the school buss look of the aluminum chairs. Reminds me of my school buss too with only six rows of seats.

I bet Bob Grubbs AOMCI meeting was nice. I'm a member on the Knucklebusters and get their newsletter electronically. A very informative group and Bob is quite legend. Too bad he's a Merc guy. :lol:

PS. The tank Terry and I were discussing is an aluminum fuel tank.
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1956 Alumacraft Cruiseabout 26 Feb 2017 11:29 #71325

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vintin I have got to say that I am in love with your Cruiseabout! I was never aware of this model of Alumicraft until your post.
It has been my long-held belief that Alumicraft was the best built of the 50's alum boats B)
It appears from the data sheet posted the Cruiseabout was the top of the line (?) I can't stop looking at this boat.
Whatever "tank" you guys are talking about has been deleted- if it was a Cruiseabout I would not have been able to resist :woohoo:

For what it's worth ($0.02) I vote for the flip-up bench style seating on each side in mahogany...
#1. you can fit more rivitheads & they can face each other- making a toast to the Captain (vintin) much easier
#2. Storage under this proposed seating (beer/food/contraband)
#3. Mahogany seating just plain looks ELEGANT-(like vintin is not elegant enough already :unsure:) I had these on my Crestliner hardtop (Now Ian's boat)
#4 the straight back alum chairs look too much like a classroom- & nobody I know liked school. But I did find mammogram school somewhat interesting :woohoo:

Looks like plenty of room for twins on the transom...
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1956 Alumacraft Cruiseabout 26 Feb 2017 01:06 #71319

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FishbonzWV wrote: Got the tank and may have transport to Fla for it next week. I'll let you know.


Thanks!
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1956 Alumacraft Cruiseabout 25 Feb 2017 22:50 #71307

Got the tank and may have transport to Fla for it next week. I'll let you know.
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1956 Alumacraft Cruiseabout 25 Feb 2017 17:10 #71291

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What a sweet ride. I like to pick something up like that to ferry people out to our island...
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1956 Alumacraft Cruiseabout 25 Feb 2017 15:10 #71284

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I am interested in that tank. I wonder what years it was made? I couldn't read that on the label.

How far is it for you?

Thanks for the bench design tip. I likely use it.
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