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Question Kenner Skipjack Owner?

Hello all!
Looking for anyone who currently owns a Kenner 35 Skipjack. I have recently aquired a 1967 model from a gentleman that had some unusual ideas of how to best set up a boat. As an example, his first action as a boat owner was to remove the centerboard and trunk - it rattled. Then he decided that the flush deck aft was a waste of space, so he built a 6' x 8' x 6', 3/4 inch plywood cabin and removed the deck under it (pictures here) . His final injury, er, modification to the boat was to rig hydraulic steering by welding a flat tang to the leading edge of the rudder and cutting a 1" x 28" slot in the transom for it to travel in. He then connected the hydraulic cylinder to the tang, went hard port, hard starboard a few times, when predictably enough, the tang snapped off the rudder.

What I am hoping to find is somone that could supply me with diagrams and/or pictures of the centerboard, trunk and tackle design, the original steering gear design, and the original deck layout. Any help would be most appreciated!

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Ouch...sounds like he did a good job of bastardizing the poor boat. You should probably contact the owner's association if they have one... it might also be worth checking with these two websites: 1, 2, as they may know more...

Good luck...I hope these links help. The second one is probably a better bet.

Damn...just looked at the photos...he did a real hack job on the poor beastie.
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Thanks for the link to the Privateer site! I had come across it before, but had frankly forgotten about it. Posted on their forum (only once ), so hopefully will hear back from someone there. As I understand it, there were a limited number of the Skipjacks manufactured - I've heard figures from 18 to 80...
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What do I have to do to get the pics? Darn thing seems to not want me to look.
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Re: Kenner Skipjack Owner?

I'm sure you're no longer looking at this post, but on the off chance you are, I'm interested in a Kenner Skipjack. What do you think about the one you came into? Would love to hear details!
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Re: Kenner Skipjack Owner?

I would sell my Kenner skipjack 35. If you're still interested, contact me for further information. I am located off the Potomac River.
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Re: Kenner Skipjack Owner?

Hi. Wow. Potentially terrible timing. I have a boat under contract and being surveyed on Monday. Can you send the specs/price/pics to my hotmail address. It's sgumedic. Thanks!
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Re: Kenner Skipjack Owner?

I love the workboat ethos. My next boat will either be a skipjack or a Catboat.

So what is your experience with the skipjack?
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Re: Kenner Skipjack Owner?

If Mad Machine would call me I would arrange to show him boat 804438 5317. I cannot yet send him a private message.
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Re: Kenner Skipjack Owner?

will do so tonight (I am sneaking on from work)
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