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Re: New boat owner, Hey there!

My first thought was a T-bird too. But not with that rounded hull.
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Thought it was a kit built Thunderbird class boat (size is about right). But the shape (especially the hull) are wrong.
Looking at your lower half not sure about that one. Looks like an outboard motor well (I'm not a huge fan of those, but others are).

Is the build fiberglass? Rather is it glass over plywood? The hull shape would be tough as a home-built, but it sure looks like one.

Just thumbed through some Glen-L designs to see if I could spot it, but didn't see anything close.

First thing I'd evaluate is that rudder. Shape doesn't look even close to efficient.


-Indeed yes it is powered by an outboard who's mounted in a small top accessible engine bay.

- wood and fiberglass I believe. 😒 I should have documented more before I covered it
up. I'm really at odds with the elements up here in Northern Canada.

- And I'll keep the rudder in mind.

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I scoured the vessel top to bottom and haven't spotted so much as a letter indicating it's origin. But I'm going to go out on the next sunny morning and investigate it top to bottom and hopefully document something that I've missed.
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Re: New boat owner, Hey there!

You may be dealing with an one-off kit design. Either way - interesting boat.

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Re: New boat owner, Hey there!

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......Im sure he'll have it figured out once the final payment is complete.......
Obviously, you really trust your friend to be making payments on an asset you have no documentable ownership or recourse on. Do you know if there are any liens filed against it? Being close, I'd like to think they'd fully disclose anything they knew of. However, liens can appear from the past and even incorrectly.

If the titled owner of the boat has deceased, it's going to get a bit technical to transfer title to you.

Any chance your friend's father built or salvaged this boat and maybe kept it off the beaten path and never registered or documented title?


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