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'57 Feather Craft Rocket 4 months 1 week ago #140465

I picked this old beauty up yesterday. A 1957 FC Rocket in very nice condition.
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'57 Feather Craft Rocket 3 months 3 weeks ago #140653

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looks great!! even that 15 ought to get that boat up and going nicely

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'57 Feather Craft Rocket 2 months 3 weeks ago #140970

I picked up a '57 Evinrude 18hp fastwin a couple of weeks ago. Hopefully I can get it running and on the boat for next spring. I am looking for a service manual (with part numbers) for this motor (see my posting in JEGO forum). If anyone has one they could send me a copy of, I would be most grateful. Cheers. Andrew
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'57 Feather Craft Rocket 2 months 3 weeks ago #140971

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CONGRATS,, you must be in Canada with flag. ? I got a blue 58 about one year ago here in Chattanooga, Tenn, Just sold to a Atlanta member...... Was looking for 40 hp , but had been running tiller Mark 25 Merc. Desirable model , feather Craft strong market.
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'57 Feather Craft Rocket 2 months 3 weeks ago #140984

Yes, in Ontario, Canada. This boat has a neat history. When I purchased it, the seller mentioned that it was originally a police (RCMP) boat. His story was somewhat substantiated in that there are bolt holes on the front deck where the search light was originally mounted. After I got the boat home, I did a little research and found the attached Feather Craft newsletter from May 1957. It mentions two rockets that were destined for Canada that month to serve as RCMP cruisers. My boat has a May 1957 serial production number. Pretty neat.
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'57 Feather Craft Rocket 2 months 3 weeks ago #140985

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WOW,, C,: That is great History.. Not quite sure if you also post in the F.C. dot NET forum.. I see a few members over the border in Canada...... At first i thought your model / unit was one of the North New YORK FLEET boats built in that area.. Maybe only Ranger models.. ? .That company newsletter is good item... .Next week here in East Tennessee is the fall rally for 5 - 6 days. last year was over 40 boats.. Heard it is already a Sell out for rooms in area. . Originally I was from Troy , New York , many summers at St lawrence river for Clayton , show / museum . LARRY
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'57 Feather Craft Rocket 1 month 14 hours ago #141353

That is one sweet lookin boat! Love to find one of these for the lady and I to putter around on the local lake with. Only seen these on the web though.

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