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What On Earth Did I Just Find? 3 months 3 weeks ago #134287

Hi there,
Just a newbie with an interesting project. Having searched through your extensive Library and other sites, I'm stumped to what I was just given. I want to say it is a Bee-Line Sapphire but the aft sponsons say it isn't so. The old fellow that gave it to me, couldn't remember the name but did say that it was a prototype. Of course, there are no documents, capacity plate or HIN anywhere to be found. Sorry for photo, I will add some more later.... but what on Earth did I just find?
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What On Earth Did I Just Find? 3 months 3 weeks ago #134288

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Whatever it is I would say it's 1957-59 model year. Check Billan's latest project boat with the huge fins.
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What On Earth Did I Just Find? 3 months 3 weeks ago #134290

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looks like a boat made by a company called Baytone

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What On Earth Did I Just Find? 3 months 3 weeks ago #134291

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It is definitely not a beeline, there has been a few canadain builts that it could possible be.. the boat in pic that cal posted is wood,,get r done Bill
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What On Earth Did I Just Find? 3 months 3 weeks ago #134296

Wow... that's an awesome glassic for sure! The boat parting lines look like a Fleet Craft / Sea Fury etc... But the fins certainly set it apart from those. The molds could have been based of either of those boar hulls, then modified. GREAT score.

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What On Earth Did I Just Find? 3 months 3 weeks ago #134297

Thank you all for your encouraging replies! I had no idea so many of you have such a deep affection for these important pieces of marine history!
@bruce Gerard - thoughts about the molds never entered my mind. But now, however, you've given me a new direction.
@bilnan1 - I agree it's not a BeeLine. interestingly, I found it in Ontario. So a Canadian boat for sure. I WILL get-er done!
@STN19 - I will research Baytone. Because of your thoughtful comment, I have discovered someone with a Baytone 14' in my home town...Thank you!
@63 Sabre - It has to be 57-59...the fins are as big as the photo of Billan's...lol

I promise you all that I will see this through to the end and post images when complete in a year or so. Here's to FiberGlassics everywhere!!!

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What On Earth Did I Just Find? 3 months 3 weeks ago #134299

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here is a baytone boat for sale in my area although its finless the lines of the boat seem very similar







here is the link to the add FYI https://www.kijiji.ca/v-powerboat-motorboat/cambridge/vintage-baytone-fibreglass-boat/1295208015
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What On Earth Did I Just Find? 3 months 2 weeks ago #134301

Thanks STN19, you must be near me. That is the boat I mentioned in my earlier post. The owner is allowing me to photograph it so I can study for comparison. I might even buy it to twin with the other boat. What a coincidence! If you ever see the boat below, stop me and say hi! (my home built - I will post the story on wooden boats at a later date).
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What On Earth Did I Just Find? 3 months 2 weeks ago #134322

UPDATE
I had the opportunity to examine the boat posted by SNT19 today and have added a photo of what appears to be the model name. Upon examination, the name is a Bayton (minus the 'e'). I have asked the local Librarian to perform a world search for this boat and hopefully we can find who manufactured it. Oh, the joys of saving history...
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What On Earth Did I Just Find? 3 months 2 weeks ago #134325

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nice sweet lead!

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What On Earth Did I Just Find? 3 months 2 weeks ago #134340

Is your boat also located in Canada?

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What On Earth Did I Just Find? 3 months 1 week ago #134359

here's another one, not sure of the make, just a mystery boat from the forums a few years ago.
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What On Earth Did I Just Find? 3 months 1 week ago #134360

There is one listed in Kevin Mueller's Boats In The Belfry e-book as a "AR-SISU" with added taillights: boatsinthebelfry.com

archive.org/details/BoatsInTheBelfry-TheEbook

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What On Earth Did I Just Find? 3 months 1 week ago #134446

Hi Handy Andy , yes, was found in Ontario up north. The photos you added are the same boat (different colour). I will investigate the Mr. Mueller's Belfry e-book. Thank you.
Update: we now have both the boats (bought the kijiji one too) ...my first "collection" LOL

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What On Earth Did I Just Find? 2 months 2 weeks ago #134622

Well, I'm getting a bit closer to finding out what I have... that red boat was licensed in Stratford Ontario (45E was Stratford Port ID before 2007 when Service Canada took over). Am I going to have to drive around Stratford for days until I find it - just so I can knock on the door and say "hi, what boat is that in your back 40"? No way, I'll ever become a Gumshoe...LOL!

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What On Earth Did I Just Find? 2 months 2 weeks ago #134623

you have one cool boat there.
But be careful of question #2 when you find the red/maroon boat. Especially if you take the wife.
Question #1 What boat manufacturer is that ?
Question #2 Is it for sale ?
At that point of question two, I have to ask, how long were you in a coma from the wife knocking you out ?Ha-Ha-Ha !

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