Well, I picked this up on a rainy Mother's Day, to the chagrin of my wife....
Anybody recognize this? I've never seen one like it before, and the drive system is very unique I think.
The engine is a 6 horse Evinrude Fisherman. Well, what's left of it. The power head mounts down under the rear cowl, onto an aluminum heavy stock plate. Then the lower unit mounts to an aluminum plate that's 'glassed to the boat. Both plates bolt together at the hull's bottom, and steering is achieved using a rod link that turns a rudder behind it. All the cables and controls are missing sadly.
The hull is a shallow tunnel design, with small strakes.
I'm thinking I'm going to convert it to a transom mount and raise and move forward the steering wheel. Lower the seat. Make it so it can be sat in with your legs under the cap. It's 7'6" long, and 3'9" wide. Right now, you sit ON it! It looks like something you'd see in an old amusement park? The power head is a 1966 and as far as I can tell, it's original to the boat.
If anyone here has seen one of these, or knows about it, chime in!