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1957 Alumacraft Flying D

Estimated price for orientation: 500 $

Category: Runabouts

Condition: Used Year: 1957
Use: Fresh Water Make: Alumacraft
Engine Type: Single Inboard/Outboard Model: Flying D
Engine Make: Mercury Engine Type: Skiing
Engine Model: (1968) 35hp Length (feet): 15
Primary Fuel Type: Gas Hull Material: Aluminum
Fuel Capacity: 1 - 5 Gallons Trailer: Included
For Sale By: Private Seller

Unlike Fiberglass Boats, aluminum boats like this last forever.  Boat has a front & back seat that are (of course) aluminum.  The padded seat & back cushions will need to be recovered / replaced.  Paint on boat is fair, but trailer could stand to be repainted.  It has the original plastic windshield, which after 60 years, has seen better days.  (Some people think this boat is a classic.)  The 35 hp Mercury motor on it has a long shaft so I modified the transom.  I bought the Motor in 1978 from a guy that had just rebuilt it.  At that time, I took it out one time (to check it out) and except for occasionally running it in the driveway, it hasn't been out since.  Rig tracks so well that no matter what I pulled it with, I hardly knew it was behind me.  Of the pictures I've included, the side view is current but the front view was taken a while back.  From the front, you’ll notice (a) the walk thru at center of front seat, (b) the back seat is missing bottom & back cushions so the aluminum seat is visible, and (c) on the transom is the modification I added to accommodate the long shaft motor.  CURRENTLY THE TRANSOM MODIFICATION NEEDS TO BE REBUILT (or motor traded in on one with a standard length shaft).   (I’m near DALLAS.)  Call or text me (JC) anytime at 972-352-1455