1965 FeatherCraft Lapstrake Ski Bo

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1965 FeatherCraft Lapstrake Ski Bo

Post by sixgun86 » 09 Feb 2012, 11:17

It was time to consider the family and being able to take the ol'lady and the terrorist (3yr old) out with me this summer. My current boat, 1032 G3 wasn't up to the task. While looking at C-List yesterday this Feather craft popped up, what I believe to be 65' Lapstrake Ski Bo, being sold by an elderly man that had back surgery and wasn't able to take it out any longer. It has a 2008 Yamaha 4stroke 20hp with a new control box and teleflex remote steering installed. The paint job is a hack, but other wise it's a solid boat. Got to take it out in the river before the exchange and it planed out quick and was moderate in speed but this boat should have at least a 30hp. The way I look at it the boat may be under powered a bit but it will be extremely reliable. The outboard has 10hrs on it. :D

I thought about gutting the hull and making it a center console boat but I don't think I have the heart...
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Post by Jdholmes » 09 Feb 2012, 12:32

Oooooh pretty motor. Looks smaller than 65 feet though. ;)

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Post by JamesM56alum » 09 Feb 2012, 13:06

Six did you really just get another boat? man you're worse than a woman changing cloths every 5 minutes lol nice boat tough, you should paint it black an white an call it the " Moaning Lisa" lol thats what i was planning on naming mine but my wife said i couldnt because the kids would ask why it says moaning not mona.. :twisted:

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Post by sixgun86 » 09 Feb 2012, 13:27

Thanks Fella's.. I know, it's an addiction. Third this month. The first one has been sold strangely enough to a new member here on tinboats. The second, G3, will be sunk, painted, impeller replaced, and sold as a package next week. And the Feather, It's getting a paint job something serious. I wanted to paint it two tone black and white too! My ol'lady want's it to be green, like a teal. She is crazy.. Never got into naming them, don't know why. Thankfully my terrorist doesn't understand innuendo yet, but I do have to be careful what I say. She talks non stop about Deer and says "Righty tighty, Lefty Loosey".

A lot of guys on the feathercraft forum don't even paint, they polish.. Very time consuming! Looks awesome though.
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Post by JamesM56alum » 09 Feb 2012, 13:42

lol gotta love kids man, love em to death sometimes you wish litterally you could love them to death.. Im looking at naming mine Reaper or Cat slayer something cheesey just for people to ask why.

The moaning lisa thing actually came from my wife because her name is lisa and one night we were doing our thing and i stoped what i was doing and told her i finally figured out what i wanted to name the boat " the moaning lisa " she said " Really thats what you're thinking about right now " ....

Hey im an tinboater i can multitask dammit!! it just might not be the best idea to actually say exactly what you're thinking sometimes lol

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Post by sixgun86 » 09 Feb 2012, 13:50

JamesM56alum wrote:" she said " Really thats what you're thinking about right now " ....

LOL! x9,999,999. Got caught watching the history channel one night. Took me a week to dig myself out of that hole. Back on topic, Hope this weekend the G3 will reach the bottom. Paint for the Feather in the next two weeks. Gotta get some free time.

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Post by JamesM56alum » 09 Feb 2012, 13:54

I want a video of the boat sinking lol atleast pic's! i cant wait to get done working on this dudes truck so i can have my garage back,i have NEVER had this many problems putting a clutch/tranny in a truck. I swear this thing is cursed it's taking up all my time and all my room i keep looking at the boat it's upside down on the trailer and im using it as a freaking beer shelf untill im done.... :?

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Post by sixgun86 » 14 Feb 2012, 01:02

Pulled the floor tonight, getting ready for paint.
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Post by skysail » 14 Feb 2012, 01:51

That boat is awesome! It makes me wanna get a classic looking boat someday. Small and simple similar to that, just to go cruise.
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Post by JamesM56alum » 14 Feb 2012, 19:05

Very nice!

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Post by sixgun86 » 14 Feb 2012, 21:18

Pulled the motor, wiring, and steering. Start working on the outside of the hull tomorrow.
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Post by JasonLester » 15 Feb 2012, 09:31

I can't wait to see progress on this one...thats one cool looking boat.

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Post by fool4fish1226 » 15 Feb 2012, 14:32

6 thats going to be one nice boat when you are done, can't wait to see it
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Post by SlowRollin' » 15 Feb 2012, 21:23

That is a sweet boat! Looking forward to seeing how your paint turns out.

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Post by gouran01 » 15 Feb 2012, 21:28

Wowwwwww, I saw the title and was fixin to ask how the feathercraft was coming along, lookin great.

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