Phil Budne's 14ft 1960? Aero-Line? DD

Date: 2011-03-07 18:17
State: MA
Serial: DD16241
Source: http://www.ultimate.com/phil/boat/

As purchased, July 2010

The plaque on the dash reads: "Doc" Chauvin, Worcester Ma
(very close to where I picked up the boat in Oxford, Ma)

1960 Johnson 10hp had bad lower unit (fishing line had ruined the prop shaft seal, and there was only rusty water in the gearcase).




Date: 2015-02-21 00:11:18

August 2010: 1961 Fastwin, with a 1967 lid, as purchased.




Date: 2010-10-28 21:41

October 2010: Fresh paint.

First splashed the boat 10/25/2010. The new engine was only running on one cylinder: one coil was bad (despite having intact green coating). The replacement fuel pump (one of those devilish little square ones) had been incorrectly reassembled by a previous owner, so I had to keep squeezing the priming bulb!




Date: 2011-03-21 14:31

March 2011: from a 1962 catalog, found on eBay.

My boat was likely sold under the "Aero-Line" brand name, and painted a solid color.




Date: 2011-07-06 01:35:58

July 5th, 2011: All fittings back on, rewired, decals.




Date: 2011-07-28 01:17:29
Source: http://s911.photobucket.com/albums/ac320/spucky999/AOMCI%2011/

7/16/2011: At Wayland Ma (Lake Cochitchuate) AOMCI meet.
My phone GPS clocked us at 17 MPH.




Date: 2011-07-28 01:22:11
Source: http://youtu.be/JoW1qfJdLl8

YouTube Video: Charles River at Sunset, Panorama between BU and Harvard Bridges 7/24/2011




Date: 2015-02-21 16:46:49

Sept 2012: Camping on Waltonian Island, Lake George NY
(with new bimini top)




Date: 2013-06-29 00:59:57

At the October 2012 Lowell AOMCI Meet with the original Seahorse 10hp back together.




Date: 2015-02-17 22:19:37

August 2014 with new (to the boat) windshield




Date: 2017-04-20 23:48:09

October 2016: 1959 Evinrude Fastwin Electric Start with home build harness.




Date: 2017-07-24 23:05:57

On Island Pond, Washington NH



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