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1958 Echo-Craft

Estimated price for orientation: 1 225 $

Category: Runabouts

Condition: Used Year: 1958
Engine Type: Single Outboard Make: Echo-Craft
Engine Make: Mercury Engine Type: Pocket Cruiser
Engine Model: 80hp Trailer: Included

This is a one of a kind, wooden pocket cruiser with fiberglass hull.  Very sought after 1960 Mercury 80hp outboard.  Has nice little "pocket" cabin.  Great area for sitting and could sleep two.  Comes with custom tandem trailer.  The boat was made in North Carolina by a little custom boat shop.  It comes with a dvd with a great deal of information about the boat and a manila envelope full of the original design and building plans, all the information about the builder and boat that you could want.  All the information regarding the motor including the operating and repair manual.  The motor itself is a very cool, reliable, classic.  Ive seen the motor sell for 1500 alone.  I Love this boat for it ease and reliability.  Its has proven more fun and reliable than most all other runabouts and cruisers that ive had.  Its very easy to work on because of the wood. Just sand it a bit and paint it any color you like, easily screw on any accessories you'd like.  The boat is light and very quick.  Its very simple with little technology the go wrong.  The boat is great as a runabout and is easy to fish from and pull a skier.  You will definitely turn heads, there aren't many wooden boats around anymore but I cant think of one drawback to it being wooden.  There are two very cool spotlights on the boat including a 360 turning spotlight as well as a cabin light inside. We kept the boat on a lift at a marina on the lake for a couple years and it always cranked right up after the winter and has been a great boat. It hasn't been on the water in two seasons cause of lack of free time. We are selling all our toys in preparation to sell our house.  Any questions, please contact me.
On Jul-19-16 at 18:04:22 PDT, seller added the following information:Sorry thought I had included the length and width,  The boat is 18ft from bow to prop. 7ft6in at its widest.  The Condition is good but some of the pain and varnish is chipping.  I have sanded, painted and re-applied varnish over the years but it is due for some tlc.  I scrapped the loose varnish where chipping and will reapply.  The white paint is the worst, the yellow is the newest and its all still holding together.  It is quite simple and quick to sand her down and paint is as your own or just hit it with a sander and apply a small coat of matching paint.  There are no know mechanical issues.  Occasionally, I have had to tinker with the linkages on the motor for reverse.  Its a pretty simple adjustment.  The motor has been awesome, is quite quick and an antique work of art.