14ft 1956? AeroCraft QD

Date: 2010-11-02 20:10:48
Source: http://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14854&start=0

Post subject: 14 ft Aero Craft QD
PostPosted: 18 Jul 2010, 09:36
Joined: 11 Jun 2010, 13:41
Posts: 13

I managed to aquire a free boat, my favorite price! My research online
about the boat has me thinking it was built around 55-57 right here in
St, Charles, MI. Tag has it listed as a model QD. This boat is in
spectacular shape for any age. It does not leak at all but needs quite
a bit of clean up. It was apparently a very nice boat at the time, had
a windshield, enclosed bow, steering and built in seat backs at one

Here's some pic of the boat as it stands now. It's 14 ft long, 60 in
wide and a 50 in width at the widest point of the transom. I have no
idea what mods I'm going to do to it yet. I know it needs to be a dual
purpose fishing boat, serious fishing for my buds and I and family
fishing, keeping the kids safe, comfortable and happy.

Post subject: 14 ft Aero Craft QD
PostPosted: 18 Jul 2010, 09:45
Joined: 11 Jun 2010, 13:41

Posts: 13
It's got some of the usual issues such as extra holes where 50 years of oar lock sockets have been attached and some other extra holes that I have no idea what they were for. Transom needs to be replaced and looks simple to do.

The bow needs to be cleaned up and rebuilt where the bow enclosure was
cut off and the tie down is busted. The bow eye for trailering is
still there and in good shape.

You can see where the steering pulleys are still intact and attached
to the boat. Something else to remove and clean up I think.

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