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Is this really a 1971 rebel? 3 years 4 weeks ago #107405

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I recently bought this boat but can not find any info about it anywhere! I was told it's a 1971 Rebel 14ft long.
I have done many Google searches and came up with no results that look like my boat.

Any input would be greatly appreciated!





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Re:Is this really a 1971 rebel? 3 years 4 weeks ago #107417

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It looks like a Slickcraft SS150.

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Re:Is this really a 1971 rebel? 3 years 4 weeks ago #107422

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I agree the lines are the same but my boat is designed for an outboard motor. It does look like someone changed the windscreen on my boat too.

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Re:Is this really a 1971 rebel? 3 years 4 weeks ago #107428

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Slickcrafts under 16' are all outboard. The square windshield and hull stripe scream Slickcraft, built in Holland, Michigan 20 miles from my house.

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Re:Is this really a 1971 rebel? 3 years 4 weeks ago #107430

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Re:Is this really a 1971 rebel? 3 years 4 weeks ago #107472

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Holy crap! That's it! Wow! This is awesome thank you all. Glad to finally get to the bottom of it!

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Re:Is this really a 1971 rebel? 3 years 4 weeks ago #107473

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Does anyone know how big of motor I could put on it?

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Re:Is this really a 1971 rebel? 3 years 4 weeks ago #107481

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If the max hp is not stamped on the data plate, I would say that 50 to 70hp would be ideal.

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Re:Is this really a 1971 rebel? 3 years 4 weeks ago #107482

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Thank you. This is my first boat, I've always wanted a boat and I saw this one on local classifieds for 400$ boat,
Trailer, engine and a bunch of boating/fishing gear. Seemed just too good of deal to pass up the older guy was moving to
A smaller house and had to get rid of his "toys". I've looked at the transom, hull and floor they are all solid with no cracks.
Is there anything else I should check out? Thanks again in advance. Oh and the boat also has new wiring, fuse box and
Gauges.

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Re:Is this really a 1971 rebel? 3 years 4 weeks ago #107485

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The seats are obviously not original, check carefully for quality of construction if you decide to keep them. I am not sure, but the engine looks like a 28hp, enough to push the boat, no skiing and not very fast. Any plans for more hp?

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Re:Is this really a 1971 rebel? 3 years 4 weeks ago #107500

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Yeah I am thinking about a 1972 65hp Johnson that's in the local classifieds and getting some different more comfortable seats. Just not sure if that's too much engine for the boat, it being 43 years old I don't think I should push it too hard.

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Re:Is this really a 1971 rebel? 3 years 4 weeks ago #107502

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IMHO 65HP would be very acceptable on your boat, assuming it's a 20" shaft motor.

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Re:Is this really a 1971 rebel? 3 years 4 weeks ago #107503

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I always recommend getting the highest hp allowed. 65 would be ideal. You may not need it, but its there if a tube or skis find their way behind you. Make sure to use a transom saver when trailering.

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