Peter Hunn's 9'-6 1958 AeroCraft E-9

Date: 2017-09-07 21:03:15
State: NY
Serial: E-21775

I found this AeroCraft "Dinghy" hibernating on a couple of soggy sawhorses. The registration numbers predated the current Coast Guard enumeration system, leading me to believe it hadn't been in anything but rainwater since the early 1960s.
Catalog entries for this model indicate that the boat "can be equipped with a deck to make it into a youngster's runabout." Does anyone know the whereabouts of an AeroCraft accessory deck for this model? I'd sure like to convert it. Also in my AeroCraft fleet is a 1949 Model K Class A/B stock racing runabout, serial # K20D. That boat, previously owned by Gil Nichols, is pictured on the AeroCraft site. Thanks for a great AeroCraft resource! - Peter Hunn

Date: 2019-09-12 20:27:11


You've already listed my narrative about this 1958 Model E-9, but the pictures didn't come through on your site. So, here are a few pictures of my E-9 with a 1947 Merc Comet KE-3 (3.5-hp) and a 7.2-horse Martin "60" also a 1947 motor. They both easily plane the little AeroCraft, but the Martin really makes it fly on speaking terms with 20-mph!

Thanks for really enjoyable vintage boating site! - Peter Hunn

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