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aluminum boat 4 months 3 weeks ago #143543

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hi, im looking for any information on my boat, its a 1954 nelson , made in Spokane wa. im looking to see if there is another out there, how many models were made, ect. thanks kevin
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aluminum boat 4 months 3 weeks ago #143563

No idea, but i want one. Reminds me of my 1964 Airliner Cabinaire.

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aluminum boat 4 months 2 weeks ago #143592

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I love old aluminum boats . thanks for your reply

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aluminum boat 4 months 2 weeks ago #143598

Hi, Kevin:

A cursory search of Peter Hunn's book, Tail Fins and Two-Tones, offers a reference about a local heating company in Spokane making these boats.

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Hunn, Peter. Tail Fins and Two-Tones. Marblehead, MA: Devereaux Books, 2006. pp. 44-45.
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aluminum boat 2 months 1 day ago #143968

kevin b wrote: hi, im looking for any information on my boat , its a 1954 nelson , made in Spokane wa. im looking to see if there is another out there, how many models were made, ect. thanks kevin


Fiberglass is a popular material, more expensive than aluminum, and a lot more labor intensive to build, but can be molded to sleek, fancy shapes.
Carbon fiber is similar to fiberglass, but a lot stronger. Carbon fiber is very expensive as a material, and the labor is very similar to fiberglass.

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