I just bought a 1964 Traveler Atlas, 16' with a 40hp Johnson made in '65. It's a bit rough, but it runs without leaks. I got two quotes today from yards to paint the hull for me, one was $1128 and the other wa $740, both using the same paint.
The windshield needs replacing, BAD, but I haven't been able to track anyone down with one for sale. You guys think a glass company could make a windshield for it?
It might have a scupper valve in the hull at the stern, probably on the left side. Check it out to make sure it works properly. The one on my 14' 1960 wouldn't close so I plugged it off.My dad just dropped of a 14 foot aluminum Arkansas Traveler fishing boat. It is 1960-61 with a Johnson 5.5 of approx same year. It belonged to my grandfather, then was handed down to me by my father and two brothers. Really looking forward to doing a full resto on it. It has brought our family many great years of fishing and many more to come.
It might have a scupper valve in the hull at the stern, probably on the left side. Check it out to make sure it works properly. The one on my 14' 1960 wouldn't close so I plugged it off.
They sell the plugs at Walmart in their boating section for $2.96 each. I filled the scupper valve in completely with underwater epoxy, the big green stick of epoxy that Walmart also sells in the boat section.Not sure about the scupper valve. It is just a traditional bench seating v boat. It does have a plug hole at the stern but the original plug has been gone as long as I can remember. My grandfather had just wittled one out of a piece of wood. I might try to fab one myself using a bolt plug with a rubber o-ring. Other than that, the plug hole is open and does drain. Hope we are talking about the same thing. I plan on posting pictures soon. Thanks.