14 ft ELGIN... but what year

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Barnettd
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14 ft ELGIN... but what year

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I recently bought this boat with nothing known. No title, never registered by the person I bought it from. I'm currently trying to get as much valid info as possible so I can do it right. Faded trace where the name ELGIN can be seen. 14 ft bow to stern. Reminence of a sticker top starboard transom (inside the boat). that's all I can find. any help would be appreciated.
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DaleH
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Did you look here: https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=47496

NOTE Elgin made both tin and fiberglass hulls, but for some reason they are only listed under frp boats, so see here: https://www.fiberglassics.com/library/i ... itle=Elgin

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appears very similar to this one.
https://www.smartmarineguide.com/L49257304

That front casting is unique and very fragile. I'd guess the one in the link above was broken off and ground down.

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yes... looks a little bit like the '61, but grips for picking up the boat are different. Couldn't find anything after '61 to compare to.

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it does... either broken and ground down or that is the 12 ft version, as it has 3 seats and mine has 4.

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It looks well-take care of, or long unused. You did well. =D> =D>
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1955 Alumacraft Model A
https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopi ... 08&start=0
1959 Alumacraft Model F
https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopi ... =3&t=25386
1980 Alumacraft Model F7, 1955-56? Johnson 10hp
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1956 Alumacraft Model RB
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Barnettd
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14 ft ELGIN... but what year

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found Sears catalogs online... found that the ELGIN name stopped being used on boats in '63. it was Sears from 1964 on. not sure, but I think it was called the "FISHERMAN ".

this is the site for sears catalogs for 5 decades

https://christmas.musetechnical.com/Sho ... talog/0703

Barnettd
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is it possible that my Elgin was built by Sea Nymph? its identical... but better condition
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My Sea Nymph R-12 has the same art deco bow decoration .
It's from 1955 .
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which means that Sea Nymph had to make Elgin boats. Mine still has the Elgin name on the sides...
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