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Old 03-16-2019, 06:29 PM
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Looking at an Ď88 Action Craft Flatsmaster 18. Iím familiar with the hull and know they run well, but not very familiar with the construction. From the AC website, they appear to be built without wood from about 1983 on, but wasnít sure if the transom was still wood? Any other comments or issues, fire away.
Old 03-16-2019, 11:07 PM
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Id say that the transom will be wood nothing surer!
Builders cant build transoms without wood even to day they still persist with it !
Nothing happens much in the boating industry in the way of changes very often ! Its reall flint stone attitude !
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Thanks was looking for someone with actual knowledge of this boat. Most manufacturers use composite transoms and have for years, just wasnít sure if AC was an early adopter or not.
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I have an ‘88 model Actioncraft 1880 Flatsmaster SE. transom has a wood core. Rebuilt mine. I think it will be good for another 30+ years. Buy the hull right and rebuild the transom. Great boat.
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Did you buy it? Was it powered with a 130 Yamaha?
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I thought it was only the post Qui-Dry hulls that were wood free on the flats boats?
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Most transoms were still wood then. And decks only became composite in '87 for that hull.
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Had a deal put together and buyer backed out last minute so it didnít work out. Focus turned back towards the Hewes project, have it torn apart and itís a complete rot bomb. Glass work on that old Bonefisher was less than perfect, letís just say that much. Will start a rebuild thread on itnonce it gets further along.

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