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restoring a 1970 Duo Sportster 2 months 4 weeks ago #137276

Hello, First post here. Great website! I recently obtained a boat off my family as they are upgrading. We got the boat about 10 years ago and have been using it but want to restore it to what it would have looked like when new. It is a sound boat and we added carpeting and a couple seats, so this is more of appearance restoration and possibly painting. It has no markings or data plates, but the title says it is a 1970 model by Duckbuster, DUO. I am really confused by the reference to Duckbuster, but upon researching, it appears to be a DUO Sportster. I have scowered the internet researching this boat but have not had any luck. I would like to learn as much as possible about this boat and the company. I would like to get pictures so I can try to put it back to its original appearance. All I have is the flyer from this website. I would also like to try to find some original parts and also get the canvas canopy it supposedly had. There is no canopy frame on it. I attached a couple pics I have as well. Thank You.
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restoring a 1970 Duo Sportster 2 months 4 weeks ago #137279

Mustang67Ford,

WELCOME ABOARD.

Fyi, I've NOT ever seen one of those runabouts, so I can offer you ZILCH on restoration, but it is quite handsome.

yours, satx

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restoring a 1970 Duo Sportster 2 months 4 weeks ago #137282

Thanks. Maybe this is a rare boat?

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restoring a 1970 Duo Sportster 2 months 4 weeks ago #137283

Mustang67Ford,

Most EVERYONE here has a RARE boat. = Numerous members have ONE of ONE remaining of a particular maker's production and more than a few have the only one that some of the smallest makers ever built.

For example, my 1961 Red Fish Offshore 1702 is 1 of 54 made (the LAST one, # 54) & may well be the only one left, according to a long-time employee of the Red Fish Dealer in Corpus Christi.

The problem with having a RARE boat is that replacement parts/trim may well be unobtainable.

In any case, you have a NICE runabout.

yours, satx

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restoring a 1970 Duo Sportster 2 months 4 weeks ago #137285

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Don't know if you checked out the glassic library yet....top of page.....here is a link to what it says.
www.fiberglassics.com/library/index.php?title=Duo

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restoring a 1970 Duo Sportster 2 months 4 weeks ago #137288

Nice, she should be fun. If you really want a bimini top you should be able to find something close size wise and modify it to fit.

Bob

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restoring a 1970 Duo Sportster 2 months 4 weeks ago #137289

Yup,seen that. Thanks

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restoring a 1970 Duo Sportster 2 months 3 weeks ago #137315

What is a good make of top and cover? I looked at Taylor made, but they don't list Duo as a manufacturer.

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