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    Default How many Crusader Mini-Day Cruisers are out there?? Post some pics!

    Just curious, how many of you guys have a Crusader Mini-day cruiser?
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    Looks so far! none!

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    Hey Neighbor!!
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    Default 13' Mini Crusader day cruiser

    Quote Originally Posted by '78 Crusader View Post
    Just curious, how many of you guys have a Crusader Mini-day cruiser?
    When I bought my mini day cruiser I found out that there was only 18 of them existed, from there I learned that one cracked up on some rock in Del Mar, another sunk becasue the plug was not put in before launching, and I have learned that only about 13 or 14 of them still exist, there is a sea green one that I know of, a couple blue, a red, a yellow and I don't know the other colors of the remaining boats . I bought mine in 1979 and the company went out of business just after I made the purchase.

    I still have it and it seems to be the talk when ever I take it out. I had to replace the Mercury 50HP outboard and installed a 60hp Evenrude. It'll do 50 MPH and for a 13' that is plenty fast.

    Hope that helps.

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    Buddy had one that held up to their abuse for about ten years. Heavy boat and pretty solid considering it had sub stringers. Had same gel scene as yours. ended up selling it for his 24 cheetah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel Adams View Post
    When I bought my mini day cruiser I found out that there was only 18 of them existed, from there I learned that one cracked up on some rock in Del Mar, another sunk becasue the plug was not put in before launching, and I have learned that only about 13 or 14 of them still exist, there is a sea green one that I know of, a couple blue, a red, a yellow and I don't know the other colors of the remaining boats . I bought mine in 1979 and the company went out of business just after I made the purchase.

    I still have it and it seems to be the talk when ever I take it out. I had to replace the Mercury 50HP outboard and installed a 60hp Evenrude. It'll do 50 MPH and for a 13' that is plenty fast.

    Hope that helps.
    50 MPH is fast for a 13' !!!!

    My Crusader is 21' long and will run 54mph....flat out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by '78 Crusader View Post
    50MPH is fast for a 13"!!!!

    My Crusader is 21' long and will run 54mph....flat out.
    On the trailer flat out behind his Ford truck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Mohican View Post
    On the trailer flat out behind his Ford truck
    Lol.....yup!
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    Default my 78 19ft crusader

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    Just curious, how many of you guys have a Crusader Mini-day cruiser?

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    Quote Originally Posted by diesel-guru View Post
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    Great looking boat!!

    Do you have anymore pictures of it or know any history??
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    Quote Originally Posted by '78 Crusader View Post
    Great looking boat!!

    Do you have anymore pictures of it or know any history??


    i do have more pictures i will post more tonight... as far as the history goes dont really know to much about it. i bought it 2 yrs ago off criagslist for 2700. i have done alot of work on it still need to do alot more. i would love to find out more history out about it if i could? really didnt know there that rare of a boat either

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    Quote Originally Posted by diesel-guru View Post
    i do have more pictures i will post more tonight... as far as the history goes dont really know to much about it. i bought it 2 yrs ago off criagslist for 2700. i have done alot of work on it still need to do alot more. i would love to find out more history out about it if i could? really didnt know there that rare of a boat either
    Yep, I understand they're pretty rare too....yet another great reason to keep them.

    Here's a link to my restoration thread in case you want to see what the guts of these things look like.


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