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I came across a couple of pictures of our first boat a couple of days ago. Long before we had a digital camera. Bought it in 1996. It was a 1981 14' deep v Crestliner. Had a 20 hp pull start Mercury and a 30 lb Minn Kota Trolling motor. A Humin Bird fish finder and 2 deep cycle batteries in the center seat. I put low decks in it and had it for a couple of years before selling it and buying a Sea Nymph. Little did I know it would be the first of 5 tins over the next 15 years :LOL2:

Anyone else have pictures of their older tins?
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This is the first tin I ever owned & I still have the motors in the pictures. I took this little thing places it never should have been... I guess ignorance really is bliss!
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Had to dig a little. Boy was I proud of this thing. Probably late '70's.


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This wasn't all that long ago. :) My first tin boat was a 1973 model. Note I had not reworked the trailer in this image. This was the trailer that came with my 14 footer.
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Here she was! :cry:

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I have to ask.. what happened to her? :?:
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Scott1298 » 09 Nov 2013 10:35 pm wrote:I have to ask.. what happened to her? :?:
I sold it to buy a bigger motored boat, then I lost my job, and then the wifes car died....and there is my story. Que up the violins. :LOL2:

Im almost ready to buy the next one though.
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This is mine as of a couple weeks ago. Thinking of naming her "Damsel in Distress" cause she sure is :) Got lots of work to do on it but hey, when ya live on disability you take what you can get. I'm still trying to figure out what kind and what year this is, so if anyone has any ideas on that, please fill me in.. Thanks.

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My 1961 Sea King PDUT-14 Built by REBCO DIVISION OF SOUTHWEST MFG. CO., LITTLE ROCK ARK. ( AKA Arkansas Traveler ) This was one of the contract boats for Montgomery Wards it is an exact clone of an Arkansas Traveler DUT-14. I've owned the boat for over two years now. Currently I'm waiting on it to get welded ( Dad has a friend that can do it :D ) in a few places ( crack in the bow & old transducer mounting holes ). The transom has been sanded & re sealed; it's solid! :-D & wont be removed until it is soggy & rotten ( over 76 rivets have to be removed + 38 more if the knee brace has to be fully removed glad I dodged that one )

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It's still a work in progress. I plan on turning it into a mini bass rig of sorts.

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Y_J » 23 May 2014, 23:23 wrote:This is mine as of a couple weeks ago. Thinking of naming her "Damsel in Distress" cause she sure is :) Got lots of work to do on it but hey, when ya live on disability you take what you can get. I'm still trying to figure out what kind and what year this is, so if anyone has any ideas on that, please fill me in.. Thanks.

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juggernot » July 21st, 2014, 11:33 pm wrote:
Y_J » 23 May 2014, 23:23 wrote:This is mine as of a couple weeks ago. Thinking of naming her "Damsel in Distress" cause she sure is :) Got lots of work to do on it but hey, when ya live on disability you take what you can get. I'm still trying to figure out what kind and what year this is, so if anyone has any ideas on that, please fill me in.. Thanks.

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Thank you very much. At least that gives me something to research. I really appreciate the input.
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This is mine (now). 14' 1959 Crestliner Vee.
My father bought it new in 1959 and it came with a 1958 Johnson Seahorse 35 pull start.
SOOOOOOO many miles put on this boat with three young boys !!!
Through the years, it has been passed from brother to brother in different parts of the
country. I inherited it in 1983 when my father passed away.
When I was in the U.S. Navy, I would wrangle a Navy ship that was going to my
next duty station and they would take it on board and drop it off at the dock for me.
So, not only is this our family heirloom, it is a treasure because it shows very little wear
for its age. Eventually, I hope to get a windshield like the original.
I have had this boat to Key West, FL, Jacksonville, FL, Norfolk, VA, St.Marys, GA and
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba - San Juan, Puerto Rico - and back to Winter Garden, FL.
It has seen several motors and trailers in its lifetime. And at least a dozen color combinations.
Presently, the outside is Rustoleum red/white the inside is brown latex house paint.
You just can not beat an old Tinny !!!!!
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Nice looking ride. I like it...
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Imagestill have it
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1984 14' Blue Fin with a 15hp Mariner
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