Greetings from Seahurst. I just acquired a 1958 Elgin 14' Runabout.
I have not owned a powerboat in 13 years, and see much has changed. I was always able to affordmuch larger power boats and someone to maintain them...not so much now and the lack of seat equity in previous boats is rearing it's ugly head now in ignorance volume....recently forced into retirement...the wife and I wanted to throw a few $$ at an older fishing setup that actually had personality.....and Ooooohh Rahhhh......we found it.
The young man we bought her from sure has loved her. he told us about this sight, so I signed up before I even transferred the title.
I of course intend on wading through the myriad of threads and topics,in an effort to learn as much about "classics" as I can.
Meanwhile....back at the ranch....I would like to hear from those patient enough to impart their wisdom upon me. Not a set of specific questions thus far, but want to put a few touches on her, and keep her Era correct as much as I can. It would appear there is a wealth of knowledge here, and you folks seem to love your boats with as much Bravado as i do my Kids, Wife and my motorcycles.
Tactical Solutions Consulting.....I do WSCJTC Firearms instruction, and speak quite a bit on firearm/defensive related topics....so perhaps. I do respond to, and interact with topics related to 2A issues of late.
Cool, recognized the name from NW firearms etc. I'm also a big 2A fan, in additon to my fiberglassic hobby.
Welcome to the FG world, you'll have a ball.
If you haven't already, be sure to check out
for info about your boat.
I would also say that sure looks like a P-14,
Perhaps the P-14 was private labeled as an Elgin for Sears.
A good overall read on fixing up an old runabout is Runabout Renovation by Jim Anderson, cheap on ebay and is a quick read. Keep in mind there are several methods to do most jobs on these old gals, so the book gives Jim's way but there are other ways equally valid.
Anyway, hope that helps.