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by brian.david.roberts
Sun May 19, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Post-War Custom Hull ID Numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Post-War Custom Hull ID Numbers

Okay, things are still muddy about what my boat actually is. The consensus was that it may be home built. Lonnie Sieck stopped by the other day to have a look at it, and he is unsure as well. He mentioned that it is possible that this is R-20-079, just hacked up and modified. I'm not getting my hope...
by brian.david.roberts
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Another boat that needs ID help!!
Replies: 6
Views: 538

Re: Another boat that needs ID help!!

Thanks, I agree with all of that. I did notice in all of the hull structure photos I looked at online had the longitudinal stringers, which are absent on my hull. So do we think it was from some old plans, or did someone just make this up? It's old enough to use slotted bronze (or maybe brass?) scre...
by brian.david.roberts
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Historic Archive Help?
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: Historic Archive Help?

I posted a link to some photos in my other research thread.
by brian.david.roberts
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Historic Archive Help?
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: Historic Archive Help?

That's great! Thanks for checking into that. I've been looking around for items to help try and identify my boat, but I'm having trouble. The more search terms I input, trying to narrow the results, the more hits I get. Plus, I'm not quite sure what to look for. Is there anyway to access some sort o...
by brian.david.roberts
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Historic Archive Help?
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Historic Archive Help?

I can't get the historic archive search to return any results. Am I doing something wrong?
by brian.david.roberts
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Another boat that needs ID help!!
Replies: 6
Views: 538

Re: Another boat that needs ID help!!

Thanks for that info, Joe. This is a great start. Isn't there a registry somewhere that I can search? I assume that the boat has been destroyed since I have all of its stuff, but it is worth a look. I heard back from Jim Hooker at the Mariner's Museum and he relayed that the 18 foot runabouts (1932-...
by brian.david.roberts
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Another boat that needs ID help!!
Replies: 6
Views: 538

Another boat that needs ID help!!

All, New member here... Bought a boat a couple of weeks ago advertised as an "18 foot Chris-Craft runabout" but I am having trouble identifying it. Haven't found any hull ID numbers yet. Most of the top deck and engine hatch area is missing. It seems to have hardware from a post-war Custom, but my u...