Ontario
My latest impulse buy:

$100 for the boat.. then grabbed the trailer and 40hp Johnson that were with it for a grand total of $600CA.

No Labels. The seller knows nothing about it. Just wants his property tidied up. Retired farmer.

Any ideas?

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KevFin
Beautiful boat!  I like the lines of it a lot.  I don't have anything on this one, I would guess it is a low production Canadian model.  I see similarities in the dash and lower hull dip (but not the embossed sweep which flows downward from it) to a Renken, while the center walk through could be inspired by a number of boats including a Bee Line, though it clearly isn't that.  Very often builders would mix and match ideas they liked from other makes and combine them into their own model.  The rear of the fins remind me of a Tomahawk, made in Wisconsin.  The motorwell is suggestive of 1959 and up for a model year.  Earlier boats tended to have open transoms which could, in rare cases allow a following wave to enter the hull, though rarely to any serious effect.  I have some good information from the time posted here:  http://archive.org/stream/1959OutboardBoatingClubSpeedboatDesignSpecifications/1959-obc_manual  on my website.  Yours is the first example I have ever seen of this particular breed!
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Ontario
Thanks Kev,

I'm picking it up today about a 1-2-hour from London, Ontario.
I recently started a Youtube Channel (also under the user name "Ontario") on the various items I find interesting (and bring home of course).
Can't get much more interesting than a FINNED FG boat, LOL!
So I'll post up a walk-around video a bit later.

My lady is used to me dragging home odd things, but this time, she seams INTERESTED in my find (after watching a few of your videos on the big-screen 😉

More to come..
Sean
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Ontario
boat-1.jpg Got her home safe and sound. Any thoughts on that trailer? Seems very solid. It's a tilt-trailer and is a roller (not bunk). The tires are new but the fenders have vintage look to them. I shot a bunch of video but it'll be a week or so before I can edit/upload.
The 40hp Johnson that came with it turns out to be a 1969 so prolly not original to the boat.
Hopefully someone will stumble across my pics who can nail down the manufacturer.
Cheers
Sean
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Ontario
K. I got a minute to shoot a video.
I did stumble across a short-lived company called Mermaid Marine Co. from back in the late 50's but can't find any pics of their boats. Just wondering if the centre gauge is accurate as far as the make of boat, or maybe it's just the make of  the gauge.
See what you think! Cheers.
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Ontario
Got it!! 1958 Custom Craft Sea Ray built in Buffalo New York.
They were imported to Canada and badged as a Munro, out of London Ontario.
A bit spooky, but my girlfriend was born in Buffalo NY and we now live in London Ontario!!
(I knew I liked the lines for some reason, LOL)

I just acquired a 1958 35hp Evinrude and a 1959 5.5hp Evinrude as a kicker.

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