Who made it

Discussion in 'Boating' started by Defiant, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. Defiant

    Defiant New Member

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  2. Defiant

    Defiant New Member

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  3. dafin

    dafin New Member

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    I can't say for sure , but wards sold a boat that looked like that in the 60s. I
    had one in 12 ft back then
     
  4. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    You most likely have a Montgomery Ward boat.It could have been made by anyone for them to their specifications.Could even be a Sears.It looks to have been taken care of.I would think that it would be a excellent boat for what you said unless you overload it or dance on the seats.Check out the stability completely in shallow water and you will then know what you can do in it.

    If it is what I think it is,it don't do bad for one man paddling if you sit in the bow facing backward with just enough weight up front to just raise the bottom clear of the water at the stern.Wind will blow it bad.A small outboard (2-4 HP.) or electric trolling motor will do fine.High or planing speeds will overturn you if you happen to run up on something.

    I remember from the early 50's-60's when you could order boats to live Donkeys out of catalogs and have them delivered to your house.I have been around boats most of my life and have seen and used these.

    Freezing weather outdoor storage.Turn it upside down if you can.Put two coats of "Super hard shell Turtle wax" on the rivet lines.The liquid will get into where you want it better.This keeps water from getting into tiny places,freezing and forcing your riveted seams apart.You do the inside,you can't get it into everything as good and you need to remove the slick wax or you will bust your butt when you use it.

    Best of luck with your boat.I hope I have been of some help.

    I love you Brothers and Sisters.peewee
     
  5. Defiant

    Defiant New Member

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    Thanks for the replie's I Plan on putting a 5hp motor on it .They had a 7.5 and said it did very well on the river the plate is missing and am trying to find the weight and HP rating but i am sure it will take a 5hp
     
  6. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    could be a monkey ward or crestliner either way a good looking boat.just from looking at pic.i would say you could go up to a 10 horse with no prob.
     
  7. Defiant

    Defiant New Member

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    I was thinking of a 9.9 but have the 5 already and taking the kicker off and on the other boat would be a pain Although if I can find a good 9.9 might have to put it on there Also Once I get it That green carpet has got to go and some more comfy seats also
     
  8. Dsage

    Dsage Active Member

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    To me it looks like a SeaKing, A buudy just pick up a 14' a few weeks ago.
     
  9. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    It has registration numbers. I would think the make, model, and year would be tagged onto the registration.
     
  10. Defiant

    Defiant New Member

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    Mark the lady that has it says on the title it's a 1960 WARD was wondering who made it for them.
     
  11. RandyH

    RandyH New Member

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    lowe its a lowe
     
  12. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    If they had a older 7 1/2 as most 7 1/2's are,a newer 5 will have close,but not quite the same horse power.The old outboards were rated at the power head and the newer ones at the foot.Please let us know how it does.

    I love you Brothers and Sisters.peewee
     
  13. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    its riveted the same as my starcraft, but couldnt say who made it. sry
     
  14. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Here's a picture of my Wards 14 ft boat I bought new in the 60's. It was painted light green outside and white inside. You can see the Wards nameplate on the back of the boat. I had a 15 HP Evinrude. It was rated for 15 HP or 20 HP.. don't remember which.

    Looks like on your's the nameplate may have been removed.
     
  15. Defiant

    Defiant New Member

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    Thanks olefin did they use pretty good metal back then or was it thin stuff ?How did your boat hold up?
     
  16. cantstopgrandma

    cantstopgrandma New Member

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    could be a smokercraft. Pop's got a 1972 model that's 12'. Looks a lot like the one you got there
     
  17. riverdawg-1

    riverdawg-1 New Member

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    It's in great shape for a 1960. I have an identical looking boat, 12 ft, and the plate says it's rated for up to 7.5 hp. Mine is a Delhi,from around 1974.
    Chip
     
  18. bud1110

    bud1110 New Member

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    From the shape of the Bottom I sure wouldn't be trying to stand up much. It looks like it might rock pretty easy..

    Boat sure looks good for one that old though..
     
  19. Old Bill

    Old Bill New Member

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    Dayton, that's a nice photo!

    Bill