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    Default Does this look like an Alumacraft FD?

    Seller calls it an Alumacraft FD with a deck at the bow. Its definitely deep. But I've never seen the splash rail be so going back along the side of the hull high the back two-thirds of the hull. FD experts weigh in if you would. Boat has splash trey across transom.
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    Default Re: Does this look like an Alumacraft FD?

    I meant to see I've not seen the splash rail along the side of the hull be so high all the way to the back of the boat.
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    Default Re: Does this look like an Alumacraft FD?

    Yep, sure looks like it. Should have the model ID and the serial number stamped in the cast aluminum knee between the transom and the keel.

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    Default Re: Does this look like an Alumacraft FD?

    Camera angles can fool the eye. It looks too deep for an FD (and a C, as well) to my eye. At least one pre-1960--they got a little deeper around 1960 or so. Perhaps a Queen Merrie (18 foot) or Queen 16? Does the boat have decks that run along the top side from bow cover to back? That was a Queen Merrie/Queen 16 feature. But, those boats are definitely not 14 footers as an FD would be. Length/beam measurements, transom height, another couple photos will help--unless of course the knee casting/transom tells the story. Good luck.

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    Default Re: Does this look like an Alumacraft FD?

    here is a pic of my 68 FD. yours looks deeper and longer. Mine is 14'



    it also sounds like you are describing the "Aqueduct Transom" Mine has it too

    '68 Alumacraft FD, '65 Johnson 6HP "The Sea Monkey"

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    Default Re: Does this look like an Alumacraft FD?

    With just that picture it's hard for me to say what the boat model is. I agree that the spray rails are higher than would be on a FD model, so I'd say it's not a FD.

    Could be a Deep C model as pictured? This isn't me or my boat. The model C also has the Aqueduct transom, a great boat for bigger water.


    Also as Shizzy's boat, I have this picture of my 1968 FD Aqueduct transom.

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    Default Re: Does this look like an Alumacraft FD?

    River - Runner and others,

    Are the bow decks on these old Alumacraft FDs and Cs stiff enough to step up on, when stepping ashore or back aboard from shore? Or is the bow to teetery to even try it regardless of strength?
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    Default Re: Does this look like an Alumacraft FD?

    I have slid across mine dozens of times. Im only about 155lbs, but its a pretty stout piece.
    '68 Alumacraft FD, '65 Johnson 6HP "The Sea Monkey"

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    Default Re: Does this look like an Alumacraft FD?

    Quote Originally Posted by River - Runner View Post
    With just that picture it's hard for me to say what the boat model is. I agree that the spray rails are higher than would be on a FD model, so I'd say it's not a FD.

    Could be a Deep C model as pictured? This isn't me or my boat. The model C also has the Aqueduct transom, a great boat for bigger water.
    Hey - that's me! At an AOMCI meet in the Thousand Islands a few years ago.

    Yep, that's my Deep C. Great boat! Built like a tank. And yes, I can stand on the front deck and jump up and down. The FD's deck will hold me, but I wouldn't jump up and down on it. And that's about 240 pounds.

    The Queen Merrie's a whole 'nother game. If the Deep C's a tank, the QM's even more so. Higher sided, wider, heavier.

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    Default Re: Does this look like an Alumacraft FD?

    E-mail Alumacraft, and give them the hull# sometimes they can help

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    Default Re: Does this look like an Alumacraft FD?

    Could it be a Flying D with some of the interior removed? my son's hull on his Flying D is identical to my FD with the exception of seats , ribs, that run length of the boat and a spray rail that is mounted higher on the side of the hull. good luck, sandusky

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