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    I'm embraced, I own a '66 but couldn't recognize the hull, must be getting old! This is older than 1973, that boat has the early cap 1962 through mid 1965! Look inside the transom, if not painted over, Stevens wrote the serial number in grease pencil under the glass!
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    Thanks for id'ng her! Next question is would it be worth a crap as an SE boat? I know the cavitation plates need to be changed at the very least........

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    Looks like yours is right above the rudder port. I will look for it when I go to see her next week! Thanks!

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    Well....I hate to pat myself on the back...hahahahahahahaahha but it seems that my old mind is sharp as a mud fence...here is proof that this boat at one time probably had a fiberglass engine hatch and a Taylor windshield...they were popular...

    See the way the deck line goes way back on the hull...?

    One more little detail... ya see how little deck rise it has...it's because the deck was designed for the windshield...and that's also why the gunnels are so low until it has that little rise back by the engine hatch...it was esthetically pleasing to the eye when the windshield was on it...

    OK I'm done...have a great weekend everybody and please be careful...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rattle Can Lou View Post
    Racered...lemme ask ya this...did you paint the red on first??? Just asking because red is so hard to cover with white...I wondered how ya did it...boat looks real nice by the way...
    Thank you kind sir. That is gel coat over vinyl ester primer. I taped off the stripes, sprayed white,pulled tape,clean the edge, tape the stripes, spray red gel, pull tape, finesse, sand and buff, with a beer in one hand, and all in a week, end, HA!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Challiv View Post
    Thanks for id'ng her! Next question is would it be worth a crap as an SE boat? I know the cavitation plates need to be changed at the very least........
    I think it would make a fine SE boat. There are a couple of guys running the early Frahs in the SE class with some success. The Stevens and the Frahs have essentially the same bottom. You are correct, cavitation plate control will be necessary but those boats can and do haul ass.

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    Stevens made several different models this boat started life as a sportster or regent depending on sitting arrangement and trim .They had engine covers.Most likely 63 -4 or so . Spuds is a silhouette that came out a little later hence a different look and cap construction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaceRed View Post
    Thank you kind sir. That is gel coat over vinyl ester primer. I taped off the stripes, sprayed white,pulled tape,clean the edge, tape the stripes, spray red gel, pull tape, finesse, sand and buff, with a beer in one hand, and all in a week, end, HA!
    That my friend is lots of home grown knowledge..congrats..

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaceRed View Post
    Thank you kind sir. That is gel coat over vinyl ester primer. I taped off the stripes, sprayed white,pulled tape,clean the edge, tape the stripes, spray red gel, pull tape, finesse, sand and buff, with a beer in one hand, and all in a week, end, HA!
    Whew! Same exact process you would get at the Minegar Spray and Suds, except a beer in both hands, and it takes 4 weeks. Hard to get shit done with a beer in both hands



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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    Whew! Same exact process you would get at the Minegar Spray and Suds, except a beer in both hands, and it takes 4 weeks. Hard to get shit done with a beer in both hands
    Bob, you are correct in your quote. But, don't under estimate the power of beer. Not all of us are RCL. Some of us are talented.

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    My first flat bottom was a 66 Stevens, Sportster with a 427 FE Ford. It had the engine cover but no windshield.

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