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CBMM boat auction - I bought the cheapest boat there - what is it?
No, it wasn't the wooden Lightning with trailer that brought $350...
I got a 30" long salesman's sample model of a "Flotilla 45" which apparently was never built in 1:1 scale. Looks to be 60's or early 70's and it's a very detailed, rigged and working model. Scale metal fittings, swaged steel rigging, working rudder/tiller, cars and tracks, and all. It's solid wood and the flat base (beveled at the edges so it can be displayed heeling) is part of the carved hull so it wouldn't actually float or be used in a pond.
So what is it?? I'm guessing it was a salesman sample for dealers or boat shows. It came with a wood case to transport it.
Was a Flotilla 45 built with a different name?
Keep the expenses low and the good times high.
PA Freshwater / Chesapeake