Not a Crestliner but a cool boat for someone

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Not a Crestliner but a cool boat for someone

Postby OutBdNut » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:35 am

Found this 1957 Alumacraft "Flying D" on Craigslist:
Note the split center deck and old bow light. See ad for more photos.
I just noticed this boat is only about 5 miles from me.....I may have to take a look.....
Dave

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/csw/boa/d/1957-alumacraft-flying/6450900177.html


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Here is the catalog page for 1958. The 1957 that is for sale was probably about the same and looks like the paint has been stripped off.

http://www.fiberglassics.com/library/index.php?title=File:Alumacraftb58008.jpg
57 Viking14 730 w/aft deck, splashwell, and folding seatbacks
57 Commander 12 Custom Deluxe 550
57 Viking 14 701 (Heavily Modified)
58 Cadillac Rivera (Not a Crestliner, but still cool!)
Dozens of old outboards
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Re: Not a Crestliner but a cool boat for someone

Postby bluesfan25 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:09 am

That boat belongs to a member on Johns old mercury site.
Recycle, save a tree for the woodshop.
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Re: Not a Crestliner but a cool boat for someone

Postby RickG » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:01 pm

Lots of interesting boats in that area it seems. I'd be all over that if it were closer.
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Re: Not a Crestliner but a cool boat for someone

Postby OutBdNut » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:41 am

RickG wrote:Lots of interesting boats in that area it seems. I'd be all over that if it were closer.



Yeah - A lot of old boats around here - Crestliners and Alumacrafts were all made here in Minnesota to run on our 10,000 (actually 11,842) lakes. Any body of water that is 10 acres or more here is called a lake!

On our north border, shared with Canada, Lake of the Woods has so many islands and bays that the total shoreline footage exceeds the US east and west coast combined!

Dave
57 Viking14 730 w/aft deck, splashwell, and folding seatbacks
57 Commander 12 Custom Deluxe 550
57 Viking 14 701 (Heavily Modified)
58 Cadillac Rivera (Not a Crestliner, but still cool!)
Dozens of old outboards
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Re: Not a Crestliner but a cool boat for someone

Postby Steve59 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:20 pm

I picked up that very light in an antique shop in Cedarburg, WI about a year ago for 12 bucks. Not "that" light, but same mfr and model. It's a Delta, and the lights themselves are white plastic mounted to a sheetmetal piece that (on mine) is painted green. The lights run off of one D cell each, and the only way to turn them on or off is by unscrewing the lens. There is no switch. I picked it up as more of a toy/interesting knick-knack, not intending to use it as an actual boat light. It seems like more of a toy than something one would trust in a marine environment, but I guess you could...
Cool little boat -- if it wasn't 500 miles away I might nab it to use in Canada as the wife thinks the Wildwind isn't a good choice for a lake with van-sized boulders randomly submerged a foot below the surface... :shock:
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Re: Not a Crestliner but a cool boat for someone

Postby SimonHall » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:35 am

Still looks nifty, nonetheless.
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