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    Default 76 Sidewinder 5.3LS

    Hello all,

    My name is Ben and I am from Hermann, MO ..where I run the Gasconade and Missouri Rivers. Been lurking here for a while. Already picked up a ton of new and useful info. I recognize a lot of you from other forums. Nice to hangout with everybody. My first and current float is a 76 Sidewinder SK Low Pro that I swapped an 01 5.3LS motor into. It runs 65mph turning a bronze aggressor B impellor at 4600rpm. I dont have a lot of info about this boat boat or have seen another one like it. If anybody has any info or pictures of one I would get a kick out of it. I believe that the Sidewinder boats were originally built in southern California. The badges on my boat say "Sidewinder of Wisconsin".







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    Hi Ben good to see you here Welcome ! Tom

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    Good to see you here also.


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    Sidewinder boats were built by the Baker brothers (Dub and Ken) out of the Redding CA area. They also own Las Altos Marine in Las Alto CA where most of their boats were sold from. I worked for the store in Las Altos in the early 70's through High School. They made several models and your originally had a windshield on it. It looks like a 16 footer?

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    Thompson boats in St Charles, Michigan made a sidewinder jet, I/O and outboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fulltilt View Post
    Thompson boats in St Charles, Michigan made a sidewinder jet, I/O and outboard.
    We sure did , and not to mention that it was a very popular model that we sold the hell out of , and welcome to the Forum . Just thought i would post this up seeing that you are a Winder owner , and most lilely already know about . Sidewinder-Boats Fan Forum - Sidewinder-Boats Fan Forum

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    There was a guy I knew on Secord Lake that had the jet version with a 455 olds motor 1st, then an I/O 140hp version.

    MarcM's uncle had an outboard version.

    Quote Originally Posted by OFFSHORE GINGER View Post
    We sure did , and not to mention that it was a very popular model that we sold the hell out of , and welcome to the Forum . Just thought i would post this up seeing that you are a Winder owner , and most lilely already know about . Sidewinder-Boats Fan Forum - Sidewinder-Boats Fan Forum

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    Empiire Marine on Pasedena Rd. in Flint, MI was a dealer.

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