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Any Duracrafts out there? 11 years 6 months ago #22991

Greetings guys,

Got my husband this Duracraft for his birthday. We'll start working on it this spring when we finish up with the Sea Skiff and Sea Mac.

We really haven't found many other Duracrafts out there. This is a 1956 14 foot. Anybody else out there got one?
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Re:Any Duracrafts out there? 11 years 5 months ago #26537

yes , I have one I found last summer..plan on working on it thsi summer.....

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Re:Any Duracrafts out there? 11 years 4 months ago #27280

Cool! Just bought this one for DH this fall for his birthday. Do you have a photo and more specifics? I've started taking off the copper paint on the hull so I can repaint the hull red again.

I LOVE the blue windshield.

jerri

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Re:Any Duracrafts out there? 11 years 4 months ago #28044

Hi There,

Amongst my oldie collection of 31 is a 1957 Duracraft. It was restored over a decade ago before I bought it and I need to do some updates.

I need to retrieve a photo from archives and will post later.

woodboat
Corinne
(in Dixie) :cheer:

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Re:Any Duracrafts out there? 11 years 4 months ago #28283

Corrine, We're the next state over-maybe we should meet in the middle. 31 WOW! I'm jealous! Now I know the girl to ask to find those hard to find items - like gold marine carpet for my Aristocraft. (IF I ever can get back to working on her!)

jerri

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Re:Any Duracrafts out there? 11 years 2 months ago #32110

Hello,
WE have a nice 1958 DuraCraft completed and are now looking for a DuraFlite to restore. Any ready to be turned loose?
Chris
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Re:Any Duracrafts out there? 11 years 2 months ago #32125

Hi Chris,

LOVE the boat! And nice Johnson!

jerri

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Re:Any Duracrafts out there? 11 years 2 months ago #32169

Here's a pic of a friends Duracraft. It is a 1956 ,partially restored, with my original 1954 Evinrude 25 HP at Silver Lake AOMCI/Fiberglassics meet in 2009. It normally has his 1957 35 HP Johnson on it.

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Re:Any Duracrafts out there? 11 years 2 months ago #32202

I have a pic of that boat on my fridge!

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Re:Any Duracrafts out there? 11 years 2 months ago #32289

Bill - After nearly a year I dropped off the prop Frank Alguire sent you with Scott on Saturday. We will be on the island a lot this summer. We are very excited about it. Look forward to seeing you.

Brian

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Re:Any Duracrafts out there? 11 years 2 months ago #33043

Hi Don,

We just found a similar motor to the Johnson in your photo... now we just need to find some $$

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Re:Any Duracrafts out there? 11 years 2 months ago #33062

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I believe our church friends have one behind their dock house. They said small windshield , should be orig owners.. Lady said it
should be passed on after 50 yrs.!! Guess I should take pic Sunday.
Put my AL skiff boat in wsith Merc Mk 25 . Have full tank, & launch pass.
SUNDAY REPORT: Had a nice buzz in the cove. High water & quite a bit of logs, brush still floating.. Our friends have a CREST-LINER. Some bend damage from tree..

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Re:Any Duracrafts out there? 11 years 1 month ago #34066

Hi -

I have a 1958 DuraCraft Sportsman (14') that is powered with a 1965 Johnson 40

Dave.
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Re:Any Duracrafts out there? 11 years 1 month ago #34094

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Good lookin' lumie Wirebender, welcome. What part of Iowa are you from?

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Re:Any Duracrafts out there? 11 years 1 month ago #34181

Mark -
I live about 20 miles from Lake Okoboji in NW Iowa.



Here's the interior before I had completed stripping/repainting the upper hull.
Dave.
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Re:Any Duracrafts out there? 11 years 1 month ago #34184

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hello wirebender, my dad was from spirit lake ia. i remember riding the okoboji queen when ever we went to see my grandparents, this was in the late 50's early 60's. my great uncle joe sold the land to the berkly co. still have family down there. real nice place. frog

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Re:Any Duracrafts out there? 11 years 1 month ago #34622

Frog -

I lived in SL the summer of '61, my wife grew up there and we still have many friends in the area. My wife and I married on this day...49 years ago and moved all the way to Spencer...still there.

Dave.

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Re:Any Duracrafts out there? 11 years 1 month ago #34644

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Happy Anniversary Dave and Mrs Wirebender. (I was born and raised in eastern IA, just north of Cedar Rapids.)

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Re:Any Duracrafts out there? 11 years 1 month ago #34731

Mark -

Thanks for the good wishes...the secret to long marriages is to marry your best friend and keep her that way.

Dave.

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Re:Any Duracrafts out there? 11 years 1 month ago #34739

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yes dave, i met my wife of 37 years in high school, got engaged when she was a senior. my last name is fliss, maybe you or your wife knows my relitives. frog. sorry goes to mother of dog for my hyjacking this subject. sorry again frog

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Re:Any Duracrafts out there? 11 years 1 month ago #34835

motherofdog -

My apologies for the hijacking...I'll start a new thread.

sorry -
Dave.

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