Here are some catalog shots, beginning with the 1955. Still trying to figure out the image posting deal. The one labeled 1958 is actually the 1957, and if you go to the images on the bottom, all of them will show up. I'll get it.
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Thanks VinTin !! you make me want to get a motor on that K and try it out ! you defiantly can see the length on your Merrie 16 in comparison in that photo !! Looks Great !! I didn't know you could remove the rear seat backs or lay them down.. it really opens your boat up !!!
I think the 16ft. length, narrow width and the slightly rounded hull result in a good ride in fairly rough water. With forward steering the splash is several feet behind where I'm sitting. Not so good for people in the back seat though.
With the low bow and forward seating it feels like a high powered canoe. Lots of water visibility. The boat closest to me is Mike V. in his 12' 6" Feather Craft Rocket Runabout. Drone photo by Jeff H.
Here's a photo at speed:
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Ahhh yes !! your Merrie 16 is a much more classic runabout style boat.. where... I still like the K's center deck.. its still just more of a fishing boat style boat... seems like most of the old Alumacraft boats still remain in pretty good shape for theirs ages..