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Old 06-11-2019, 04:33 PM
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Hello everyone !! I found this boat and don't know the maker or what it was original use was for.. it looks like a rescue/patrol or coast guard type boat to me.. its about 22' long all welded aluminum construction and very well built.. it coming up at a local auction in the near future. so far I haven't been able to get much info on it other then a woman owns it and doesn't know what it was used for before she acquired it .. the old registration expired in 2017 so it been out of the water at least 5 years.. I don't know if the motor runs yet.. I'm trying to get more info.. I don't know what its worth but the woman tried to sell it last year at the same auction and it didn't sell.. the guy running the auction would not say what the reserve was of the high bid was but did say while it was on the block she dropped it by half.. he did tell me this year she needs money.. its in a small area without many people seeing it other then the locals.. so either she is wanting to much or no one in the area is interested in it.. what are any thoughts as


to the maker, use, or value ???
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Old 06-11-2019, 05:51 PM
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Very cool boat, looks like the aluminum boats that are built up in the Georgian Bay area (Ontario, Canada). Lots of folks from Ohio have cottages on Georgian Bay could be where it came from.
I would offer $2500 to $3000.
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:25 PM
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I assume you would re-power but it looks well made, if there aren't any holes or plate thinning from corrosion $2500 would be a good price. Aluminum boats used in saltwater tend to have corrosion, once it gets bad its cost prohibitive to fix on a boat that size.
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Its never been bottom painted so hasn't soaked for long periods of time and given its always been used in fresh water I'd say corrosion is very unlikely. Someone did a nice job designing and building it. If it was for sale here in the Pac NW where aluminum boats are common it would probably fetch about $10k assuming engine is rough.
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:46 PM
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An old Stanley would be my guess
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:04 PM
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Cool looking rig. No idea what it is.
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:07 PM
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Put a jet drive OB on it and go up river!

cool boat! At least a $4k boat here in WY.
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by jayyy View Post
I assume you would re-power but it looks well made, if there aren't any holes or plate thinning from corrosion $2500 would be a good price. Aluminum boats used in saltwater tend to have corrosion, once it gets bad its cost prohibitive to fix on a boat that size.
Gee does that mean my current aluminium trailer boat that’s 10 years old and only ever used in salt water is about to dissolve like an asprin???

And my previous aluminium trailer boat that was 15 years old when I sold it was corroded too? And the one before that which was near 25 years old when I sold it?

Seriously, what a load of ..... Marine grade alloy has been around a long time now. They even build Navy destroyers out of it. Just stop it.
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What are your plans if successful???
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Thank you everyone for your thoughts and comments !! you have been helpful !!
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Originally Posted by sultany View Post
An old Stanley would be my guess
Hello sultany ! I looked at some of the Stanley boats and sent a email with photos of this boat to see if it is one of theirs .. waiting for their answer ..

after looking at some more boats it also has a bit of a Zag Fab look to it.. their hulls are a bit more turned up like this one is.. although the windshield looks more like Stanley .. ???
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Originally Posted by oldboat II View Post
Hello sultany ! I looked at some of the Stanley boats and sent a email with photos of this boat to see if it is one of theirs .. waiting for their answer ..

after looking at some more boats it also has a bit of a Zag Fab look to it.. their hulls are a bit more turned up like this one is.. although the windshield looks more like Stanley .. ???
Hello sultany, I contacted Stanley boats and they said this in not one of their boats.. I'll try Zag Fab boats and see what they say.. thanks for pointing me in a direction !!
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Can you call and inquire with the registration number? Certainly if it was registered they would know what it was.

From an article:

Ohio makes the process of identifying a boat owner easy for titled boats. All you need to do is fill out a form called a Title Search Request and pay the $2 fee. Fill in all the information you have about the boat, like the registration number, the manufacturer and the hull number. Mail the form to the ODNR Division of Parks & Watercraft at the address given on the form.

If you want to find the owner of a boat that is registered but not titled, get the registration number of the boat. Registered boats display two square registration tags carrying the valid registration certificate on board the vessel. Take this number into the records office of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of State Parks and Watercraft. Ask a clerk to search registration information for you.
It's talking specifically about the owner, but it might get you all the rest of the information for $2 and a stamp.

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Can you call and inquire with the registration number? Certainly if it was registered they would know what it was.

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Hello scallen2112 !! thanks I may have to go that route .. from what I was told the seller has all the paper work . I thought might be it would be quicker to ask here then try to go through the red tape of getting in contact with the seller before the auction for the info.. I may just have to wait..
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Well Zag Fab sent me back a email and said they don't think it is one of theirs either.. I guess I will have to wait until the auction comes up to see the woman's paper work if she truly does have it to get the manufacture .. I went back and looked at it again and the lower hull seems quite thick compared to the normal thickness of the upper sides ..
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No hin#??
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No hin#??
I didn't see any numbers or manufacture tag.. but I didn't look real close for one ( trying to look at to many other things all at once and forget some !! ) lol not sure just where to look either.. I'll have to take someone with me and look it over better again this weekend.. two more eyes !! lol
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No idea but that thing is 1 bad ass setup.
Keep us updated. Love to see this thing brought back. Goddamn mini destroyer. 😀
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I would sport that down da bayou in a heart beat! But I'm an alloy fan.

really cool hull
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Not sure what it may be worth now, but I'd bet having it built new would shock you..............
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