16ft5in 1956? AeroCraft ASD

Date: 2012-10-09 22:24:04
City: Falls Village
State: CT
Serial: ASD17278

Date: 2012-10-09 22:24:04
Source: http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=308741&page=2&p=4005722&viewfull=1#post4005722

I purchased an old aluminum boat this summer. This is what I know about it:

- It is an Aerocraft
- Model ASD
- Serial number: 17278
- 14'-2" long
- 5'-8" beam
- 28.5" from top of deck to floor
- 2 seats

Basically I want to know what year it is. I was told it was a 1958, however I do not see this model # anywhere.

Also, I have not seen one picture of a vessel exactly like this one. I'd like to know where the others are.

I have gone to the site that has all the Aerocraft model numbers and info, yet can't seem to find this model #. There must be an error somewhere, or there were only a few made this way, but I'm not sure.

This boat is in tremendous shape and I plan to refurbish it this winter. I have this beautiful 1964 Mercury 500 50hp but it has a long shaft and I need a short shaft, plus the motor might be too much for it. I had it on it this summer a coupe of times and it flew, but water came in the back. I experimented with a temporary transom 5" taller. It was better but water still came in at full speed. I'd love to put the 50 on it, bt I don't know if I should jeopardize the beautiful lines in the back. There are ways I could do it classy, but I'm not sure if I should and don't know if the motor will still cause back splash. Any suggestions?

Date: 2012-10-11 23:15:08
Source: http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=308741&page=2&p=4007158&viewfull=1#post4007158

Date: 2017-10-24 21:49:57
Source: http://nwct.craigslist.org/boa/d/1956-aerocraft/6359806182.html

1956 Aerocraft - $1400 (Falls Village)
Classic antique watercraft. 16.5' 1962 Aerocraft. A poor man's Chris Craft! Heavy duty aluminum design. Three compartments; driver and passenger compartment/two passenger compartment/engine compartment. Well constructed with two mahogany dashes.

This vessel had a faux mahogany finish on the deck that has worn off, but you can see what it looked like. My intent was to refurbish it to near new condition with a floating mahogany floor and a reinforced transom. The glass windshield is no longer available. It has been stored inside and covered since I purchased it five years ago.

This vessel will be a sight when refurbished. I cannot find a photo or reference to this exact model anywhere. Some come close, but none match it in every detail. I can't even find the serial number in old Aerocraft references, yet it has the name plate and is most definitely an Aerocraft and the serial number indicates that it was very likely built in '56.

I will post a photograph of the name plate and serial number as soon as I get a chance.

Original trailer included. $1,400 or best offer.

For an additional $1,000 you can place a 1964 50 HP Mercury 2-stroke outboard on it. I also have an ad on craigslist for the motor.
I included a couple of photos of the motor. It has a long shaft on it, but I have a short shaft available to match the boat.

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