1961 Arkansas Traveler 14' Runabout

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DOBSONFLY
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1961 Arkansas Traveler 14' Runabout

Post by DOBSONFLY » 29 Jun 2013, 13:33

New project picked up today, 1961 Arkansas Traveler DUT-14 runabout with a 1961 Holsclaw trailer. Bought from the original owners son, title with both.
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1961 Arkansas Traveler 14' Runabout

Post by kfa4303 » 29 Jun 2013, 14:59

HI Dobson. Great to have another AT owner here in the forums! I have the '59 model of the exact same boat (DUT-14). The cap and jewelry were long gone when I got her as a bare hull, but I've since converted her to sort of a tiller drive, flats skiff running a '66 Johnson 20hp. She hops right up on plane and tops at around +/- 20 mph. Here are some links/pics that may help. I can't wait to see what you do with your new project. Good luck. Keep us posed.
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Post by m casey stock » 29 Jun 2013, 16:38

Looks good already, gonna be real nice when your done! Ramrod has one very similar, his cap is fiberglass. https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic ... 2&start=15
He hasn't been on in a while, he's probably doing more fishing than restoring these days so there is nothing to up date. That's my guess. Anyway, if you are anything like me, it's impossible to look a too many boats like yours, so I posted a link to his blog above.
1952 Duracraft Sportsman Runabout link
http://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=25413

Early 50's DuraCraft 14ft Aluminum runabout/88 25 Johnson, 59 Evinrude 35 hp Lark outboard. From Collinsville, MS and GulfShores AL. Small Business owner for over Twelve years. ASE master recertified many times over LOL . But most important, Saved by the grace of God!

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Post by wingsnhammers » 30 Jun 2013, 02:08

Dobsonfly, I love that boat! I wouldn't mind having a project like that one day. On the other hand, I just found out that my boat is an AT EX-14.

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1961 Arkansas Traveler 14' Runabout

Post by DOBSONFLY » 30 Jun 2013, 20:58

wingsnhammers » Today, 01:08 wrote:Dobsonfly, I love that boat! I wouldn't mind having a project like that one day. On the other hand, I just found out that my boat is an AT EX-14.

Thank you! I got it tore down to the bare hull today and am ecstatic with condition of it, not a dent in it and seals look great. It was rewarding taking down.

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Post by DOBSONFLY » 30 Jun 2013, 23:31

Here are the tear down photos so far.
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Post by m casey stock » 01 Jul 2013, 16:41

Looks like she is good and solid!
1952 Duracraft Sportsman Runabout link
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Early 50's DuraCraft 14ft Aluminum runabout/88 25 Johnson, 59 Evinrude 35 hp Lark outboard. From Collinsville, MS and GulfShores AL. Small Business owner for over Twelve years. ASE master recertified many times over LOL . But most important, Saved by the grace of God!

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Post by wingsnhammers » 02 Jul 2013, 00:22

I bet that this is going to turn out to be an awesome boat! I have no doubt that it will ride really well, too.

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Post by DOBSONFLY » 02 Jul 2013, 08:17

I will be glad to get it out on the water, more of pleasure cruiser for sure. 8) I am excited to put in electrical and dash components, the aftermarket gauges and such that are available are pretty cool... that said here are some initial plans:

Paint - bottom only - white, fiberglass cap - red or dark blue maybe with some pearl or metal flake (depends on recent bod work at the shop I will go to)
Windshield - looking for one right now from UPD plastics, hoping to modify from the original height and make it a bit shorter and get it in a tinted version.
Electrical - stereo, bilge pump, nav lights, interior lights, ignition.
Carpet - grey/black
Low Back cushioned seats

And you guys will have to keep checking back in for the powerplant.... :twisted:

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m casey stock
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Post by m casey stock » 02 Jul 2013, 09:39

Sounds like some good plans! I like the tented windshield Idea :wink: I'm not sure what electronics I plan to add on mine other than for sure a depth finder with GPS for a speedometer. No plans for adding the water pressure driven type. I may install a radio, but it will be hidden behind the dash if I do.
1952 Duracraft Sportsman Runabout link
http://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=25413

Early 50's DuraCraft 14ft Aluminum runabout/88 25 Johnson, 59 Evinrude 35 hp Lark outboard. From Collinsville, MS and GulfShores AL. Small Business owner for over Twelve years. ASE master recertified many times over LOL . But most important, Saved by the grace of God!

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Post by m casey stock » 07 Feb 2014, 09:37

How is this little jewel coming along my friend?
1952 Duracraft Sportsman Runabout link
http://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=25413

Early 50's DuraCraft 14ft Aluminum runabout/88 25 Johnson, 59 Evinrude 35 hp Lark outboard. From Collinsville, MS and GulfShores AL. Small Business owner for over Twelve years. ASE master recertified many times over LOL . But most important, Saved by the grace of God!

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Post by bigwave » 07 Feb 2014, 10:13

Very cool Dobson, I really want one of those old runabouts. Good luck with your build.
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1961 Arkansas Traveler 14' Runabout

Post by Bigkemp » 07 Feb 2014, 17:11

Nice rig, i haven't posted my build yet but have been working on an old alumacraft that came with a hosclaw trailer vary close to what you have,I had a hard time finding springs for it, Not sure if yours has or needs them but road magnet springs makes springs that fits all hosclaw trailers. I also replaced the shocks with Monroe/napa shocks that fit prefect. Hope this helps

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Post by DOBSONFLY » 14 Apr 2014, 08:23

Thanks for the info. This project is on hold for a bit, going to be busy for a while so just planning on taking the Mirrocraft out.

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1961 Arkansas Traveler 14' Runabout

Post by ccm » 15 Apr 2014, 01:59

Sweet boat. I got one almost like it minus the fiberglass top cap, windshield, and interior. My boat was one of the clones rebadged for Montgomery Wards. I am currently in the process of modifying it into a mini bass boat of sorts. I almost got all of the old paint stripped off now. My boat is a 1961 Sea King PDUT - 14 built by REBCO DIVISION OF SOUTHWEST MFG. CO., LITTLE ROCK, ARK.
Hey check mine out https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=33352

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