1949? AeroCraft DD

Date: 2014-02-25 17:28:38
State: MA?
Source: http://forums.iboats.com/boat-restoration-building-hull-repair/1949-aerocraft-dd-14-aluminum-638979.html

My son and I bought a (I think) a 1949 Aerocraft DD last fall as a project. We began striping the old paint but it quickly became too cold to finish that process, so will pick that up again early spring. In the meantime I'm going to make a few complimentary mods.... I know I can already hear some diehards groaning. It's simple stuff though like extending the bow deck back 10" or so then move the steering bulkhead to match. Also planning to add a seat back and small curved deck to the rear seat which will match the front seat. I'm considering adding stiffeners to the rear bulkhead incase I add extra horse power for tubing etc. Lastly I'm going to polish as much as practical. My back ground is aviation, both mechanical and pilot for decades. So with a name like Aerocraft and sheet aluminum and rivets, I'm right at home. My intention is to make all changes look and match original lines and good looks.

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