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Old 04-30-2019, 10:05 PM
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Greetings team, I have an unusual request. The attached photo is of my late fatherís boat, picture taken circa 1984. I am desperately searching for this boat, however I do not know the model or the HIN and unfortunately I do not have additional photos available. My late mother sold it after my father passed away in the late 80ís.

Can your team look at the photo and help me identify the make and model? My hope is to eventually buy it back from the new owner, which may be possible if I can search the precise make and model. Thank you for any help you can provide
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It’ll take 10 posts before you can post a pic. Pm it to me and I’ll post the photo.

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I hope it's a 72 Slickcraft. Can't wait to see the pics.
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Originally Posted by Jumpsummo View Post
I hope it's a 72 Slickcraft. Can't wait to see the pics.
Man, I had a 1969 16SS slickcraft that I gave away. Kick myself in the tail every time I think about it. Good luck finding your boat OP.
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Originally Posted by Vbcurley View Post
Greetings team, I have an unusual request. The attached photo is of my late fatherís boat, picture taken circa 1984. I am desperately searching for this boat, however I do not know the model or the HIN and unfortunately I do not have additional photos available. My late mother sold it after my father passed away in the late 80ís.

Can your team look at the photo and help me identify the make and model? My hope is to eventually buy it back from the new owner, which may be possible if I can search the precise make and model. Thank you for any help you can provide
no photos until x number of post....
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Default Attaching pics without URL is difficult.

I tried the PM approach, but apparently you have to have the pics associated with a URL. Perhaps itís because Iím on N iPhone. 8 more posts and Iíll be a grown up user lol.
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Here are the pictures. Someone will know what it is.
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Thanks Shay! the marina was most recently called called Chicagoís Finest Marina, at 557 E 134th Pl, Chicago, IL 60827. Also I believe formally part of ďskippers marinaĒ southside Chicago. It has closed down and I have been unable to contact anyone there.
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I'm totally bummed. It's not a Slick Craft 235 Cuddy. Been saving this boat on a 100% new everything but I beam trailer waiting on someone like you. Good luck. Hope someone can give you a model and year.
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maybe you can find some old registration paperwork that has the HIN on it?
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Kinda thinking a Bayliner but I can't find one that matches up based on the window and hatch. Do you remember other details about it?
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Pretty hard to tell from that pic... but if that was 84 them I'm assuming he bought it new? Looks like at least 84 vintage.

Till we get better pics, my guess is a Trojan open express.

The one on the left in the second pic is a Carver, probably 28'
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You might want to google images of a 1984 Chris Craft, Owens, Trojan or Bayliner to see if they match your memories. Really an impossible task if we only have that picture to work with.
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look at Regal and Thompson old websites. maybe a regal.
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I see no side wind shields. Should be a clue as to make of boat maybe
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Images of a 1984 Regal look close.
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OST good luck OP!
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Originally Posted by Bullshipper View Post
You might want to google images of a 1984 Chris Craft, Owens, Trojan or Bayliner to see if they match your memories. Really an impossible task if we only have that picture to work with.
It wouldn't be an Owens, I don't recall them ever making anything but wood boats, not even sure they were around in the 80's.

Doesn't look like Bayliners of that era, and 99% sure it is not a Chris Craft. Also does not look at all like Carver's of that era, or a SeaRay.

For the area it was in, my money would be on:

Thompson
Cruisers Inc
Regal
Trojan
Wellcraft

As the most likely brands.

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