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Old 07-07-2009, 09:39 AM
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I just bought this 15 ft Cacci Craft. It is in really good condition, at least it looks like it is. I am looking for information on this type of boat. I am first time boat owner so any information will be helpful. I checked the floor and it is good sturdy. It will be used just weekend fishing on the lake.

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I bought a 1972 Cacci Craft tri-hull in 1974. I sold it in 1989, I had good service with it. It had a 50 hp Evinrude on it. I fished on Sat. and ski on Sun. for many years. The boat was made in Tampa by Frank Cacciatore. Good luck with the boat.
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I believe our resident Pro-Line expert, Mike Carrigan, has mentioned Cacci-Crafts in some of his posts.

Mike has been around the industry for quite some time, so he'll probably be able to pass along some helpful info to you.

Good luck!


Oh yeah, how about some pics!!!
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Being from tampa we had alot of them around - have fun with it
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I just bought this 15 ft Cacci Craft. It is in really good condition, at least it looks like it is. I am looking for information on this type of boat. I am first time boat owner so any information will be helpful. I checked the floor and it is good sturdy. It will be used just weekend fishing on the lake.
This is a walk down memory lane, no connection to my company, just a little fun.
Frank Caccitorie was a very fine man, a very good friend of mine, and was personally responsible for my drinking way too much beer and making a fool of myself (imagine that), in Tampa during the 60's.
He built alot of boats. Understanding we're talking about the construction methods that went on in the early and late 60's, but for his time, a very good value and they held just fine. Frank was always my competitor, we were always on oppisite sides of the aisle, but were friends.
Maybe you'll look at the floors and transom. Lots of wood there to maybe be concerned with. That was true of all of us, not exclusive to Frank.
We've got an awful lot of our 60's vintage product running around, and I still see Franks also.
GOOD LUCK WITH IT-HAVE SOME FUN WITH IT-THAT'S WHY HE BUILT THEM!
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Just added new pictures of my boat on my profile. Not sure how to put the pictures here. The floor is not wood like I expected...it is like plastic or fiberglass maybe? I am going to take it out to the lake this weekend and try her out. I had a dream the minute I stepped in it that it sank...is that usual for first timers?
Oh, I forgot....the guy I bought it from said something about mixture of oil with gas for the motor, how do I find what mixture to use? It didn't come with a manual.
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Just added new pictures of my boat on my profile. Not sure how to put the pictures here. The floor is not wood like I expected...it is like plastic or fiberglass maybe? I am going to take it out to the lake this weekend and try her out. I had a dream the minute I stepped in it that it sank...is that usual for first timers?
Oh, I forgot....the guy I bought it from said something about mixture of oil with gas for the motor, how do I find what mixture to use? It didn't come with a manual.
dude, you better do some research before you use that boat!!
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Just added new pictures of my boat on my profile. Not sure how to put the pictures here. The floor is not wood like I expected...it is like plastic or fiberglass maybe? I am going to take it out to the lake this weekend and try her out. I had a dream the minute I stepped in it that it sank...is that usual for first timers?
Oh, I forgot....the guy I bought it from said something about mixture of oil with gas for the motor, how do I find what mixture to use? It didn't come with a manual.
If the motor vintage is like the boat, probobly 25/1, one quart per six gallons.
Even if it's a 50/1, a pint to six, your not going to hurt anything with a little too much oil mixture. Smoke a little more, perhaps fowl a plug, but probobly not.
Sounds like it's not the original floor.
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Take the boat to a local outboard shop and have them give you the run through- they'll tell you about your motor and how to care for it and operate it properly. Make sure you have the proper safety gear and can launch safely and easily.. Have fun!
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Mr. Carrigan, thanks for the nice comments about Dad and Cacci Craft boats...before he passed away in 2005 we printed some articles about his boats on the internet...really brightened his day.
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