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Farmallm39

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I found a cool Cutter cabin cruiser with fins.  Cutter boats was owned by the Owens brothers of the Owens Yacht Co.  They retired and sold it to Brunswick sporting goods who shut it down in 1960.  No on was home, no mailbox, and a no trespassing sign on the gate.  I will keep looking to see if I can find someone home.  Later Tony.

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I hauled one of those back from Michigan for a friend.   They're quite heavy.  The Cutter Deville is a really wide, thick boat with a heavy floor and thick fiberglass.   The Day Cruiser version is even heavier.   The cruiser is a pretty basic up-size and added hardtop modification to the DeVille design.   I just cut up a Deville last week that someone had already ruined, for the Viking hardware designed by Brooks Stevens of the Evinrude Lark fame.    While the hull is kinda heavy and slow, the boats are pretty nice looking and sturdy (translates as SLOW).  We found it's cousin, the Owens version with a much sleeker, lighter hull this Spring and had hoped to bring it to Beloit this year.... but will have to be next year since there's no hope of getting the upholstery and new windshield in time. 

John Gambill's restored Deville is one of my favorite glassics (I even use it in my Series logo).  He may have sold it, and perhaps he'll mention it in this thread.   JAG, are you out there?

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Hi Tony:  Excellent find!  Cabin cruisers from that period are fairly rare since they were so expensive at the time.  Most fiberglass boats made back then were only 15' open runabouts.  Thanks for the posting!

Hey Bob:  Beautiful photography!  I just picked up an evinrude hood like that, nice to see one in living color!  Mine is charcoal black and not real pretty.  Very inspiring!  Ya know... bucket seats will work, who needs fancy upholstery!  Love to see your boat here anyway!

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Hey Bob:  Beautiful photography!  I just picked up an evinrude hood like that, nice to see one in living color!  Mine is charcoal black and not real pretty.  Very inspiring!  Ya know... bucket seats will work, who needs fancy upholstery!  Love to see your boat here anyway!

Kevin,  I am trying to restore a trailer for the beautiful Stevens/OWENS boat but more likely I'll bring my "Aluminati"  aluminum runabout which is pretty close to being ready to show.  We'll see.  I've had more than a few great boat rides in Joe's Stiletto on board seats, but a boat as beautiful as the OWENS deserves the full treatment.   Other than the Lark/Sea Larks  I'd most like to see Dave the Wave's Glass Magic that he got from us.   (It was the boat that paid for itself in herbal residue found in the back).  I'm going to email Jimmy Buffet to invite him to stop by for a boat ride on the way to his soundcheck.   I guess if he stayed around for supper we could have a Buffet buffet dinner. 

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Hi Tony, just wondering if you ever got in touch with the cutter cabin cruiser owner? I have been looking for one of these for some time.

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Rob
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