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Old 12-07-2019, 03:33 PM
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Default 1960s 16 Aluminum V-hull Mystery Boat Build

I just bought a 16 (15 8) aluminum V hull with a 1965 Johnson 33 on the transom.

Ive already torn out the old floor and seats and am planning on putting a new floor in, time will tell whether I shell out the money for an aluminum floor or if I end up going with treated plywood like I usually do.

theres no Id tag on the hull and I am trying to find a manufacturer of it so I can have an idea of what it was just for curiosity sake. It has a textured side rail, gunwhales and sides of the hull and used to have that same across the front where there was a bow cap similar to an old Lonestar or Starcraft. But this texturing is throwing me off its like whats on a fishing net handle on an aluminum pole if I had to describe it. Like knurling but on the entire boat except for the bottom of the hull and the transom. This thing is built beefy with 2 square tubing ribs every foot on the hull. Should make for a good fishing rig when I ditch the old cable steer and put a good floor in it.

Ill try and throw up some pictures here soon.

if anybody can help ID the boat that would be great!

The hull shape is a little odd almost like a river boat or a canal boat in a way.
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Aluminium and some heavy metal based timber treatments dont like each other very much.
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Need to get to 10 posts. Can’t be on this one.
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You may have better luck with a few pictures.
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Mystery would suggest THT Search or Google.
Or pictures.
Or lots of other questions.
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Guys, he can’t post pics without ten posts....
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I'll try to post up some pictures as soon as I can!

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Originally Posted by ttwo View Post
Mystery would suggest THT Search or Google.
Or pictures.
Or lots of other questions.
Mystery would tell you to look in the boat's Operators Manual to determine make and model...
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Originally Posted by Flybull View Post
Mystery would tell you to look in the boat's Operators Manual to determine make and model...
Obviously, if it had any ID tag, or any sort of manual or paperwork I'd gladly read that to determine make and model. But I clearly don't have any of that information.
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Posting in this thread is not going to increase you post count. Post up in some other threads and when you get ten posts under your userid, you'll be able to post pictures.
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Originally Posted by RedbarnLLC View Post
Obviously, if it had any ID tag, or any sort of manual or paperwork I'd gladly read that to determine make and model. But I clearly don't have any of that information.
Yes... you are catching on...!

You'll get my post after a little more time on THT. Welcome!
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When I replaced the floor in my aluminum skiff, I used 1x6 cedar and coated it with deck paint. Was still good as new 4 years later when I sold it.
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I may be able to have a line on some Aluminum Street signs and I'll build a removable structure out of angle aluminum and rivet it all together and coat the interior of the boat with a non-skid coating. Additionally, I have heard int concern about the treated wood and aluminum causing corrosion but I have personally had never seen any sort of corrosion and if it was I can't imagine that it will eat a hole in the aluminum.
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Pressure treated wood +salt water+ aluminum= corrosion. I used diamond plate on my floor, but it does get hot.
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Originally Posted by phillipgo View Post
Pressure treated wood +salt water+ aluminum= corrosion. I used diamond plate on my floor, but it does get hot.
Is it coated? I was thinking a white or off white non skid coating might help the glare and temp.

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