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    Default Barn Find - Inflatable Boat

    Found this in my barn. Opened the box and the boat appears to be in mint condition and never taken out of the box. Anyone know anything about these boats? Not sure what to do with it, my sons have suggested a couple options:

    1) Inflate it and have fun with it. Low end sneak dive boat?
    2) Look for a buyer (film studio possibly) who would want this era boat (looks over 20 years old to me) in such pristine condition.

    Which son to listen to?

    http://cavediver.net/forum/gallery/s...r&imageuser=25


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    If it looks like this, then keep it for sneak dives.


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    Hold on trying to get pic uploaded


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    Quote Originally Posted by OFG-1 View Post
    If it looks like this, then keep it for sneak dives.

    I tried running this with a 50 HP outboard but I could never get it to plane just right.....


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    I would be afraid to go on the water with either one, unless I was already in scuba gear

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    We had one of those as a kid. We used to putz around the pool and the beach with it. Very easy to puncture. At this age, it probably is rotten.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rddvet View Post
    We had one of those as a kid. We used to putz around the pool and the beach with it. Very easy to puncture. At this age, it probably is rotten.
    Which one did you have??? Be honest!

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    Lol. Sears one. But if the other one was available I wouldve happily taken it


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    Quote Originally Posted by crawford View Post
    Found this in my barn. Opened the box and the boat appears to be in mint condition and never taken out of the box. Anyone know anything about these boats? Not sure what to do with it, my sons have suggested a couple options:

    1) Inflate it and have fun with it. Low end sneak dive boat?
    2) Look for a buyer (film studio possibly) who would want this era boat (looks over 20 years old to me) in such pristine condition.

    Which son to listen to?

    http://cavediver.net/forum/gallery/s...r&imageuser=25
    You're going to go through hell to get a current registration on a boat that was found, and you cannot use a motor without a registration. I'd say option 1 is off the table since it's generally advised to only break one law at a time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sl├╝dge View Post
    ...AL...he's just about worthless for anything other than giving you extra gas.


 

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