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Help Identify this Boat

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If you are younger than about 68 yrs, you are wasting your time here. This is for us reel old-timers. This boat was built in the 1950s and is a "molded plywood" boat. I am pretty sure it was built in Miami. Can anyone help me identify the company that built it. I want to saw it was a Hurricane but I am not at all sure about that. The pictures are from the Panama Canal Zone where I was born and raised.post-677-0-44586300-1372029802_thumb.jpgpost-677-0-47915300-1372029801_thumb.jpg

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You're right! Not old enough but cool pictures anyway! 23'?

Do you remember how many hp were those engines were?

I imagine back then there weren't too many twin outboard

boats around?

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As I recall the boat was 18 ft. Those engines were 25 HP each. That was the biggest engines Envinrude made at the time. A few years later those engines were replaced by 35 hp. That boat belonged to a friend of my father. My Dad's boat was a 16 foot "Sea Babe" powered by a pair of 18 HP Evinrudes. Like many boats then, they were plywood and home made from plans out of magazines.

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Looks like an Owens. They were on the vanguard of switching from lapstrakes.

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Prowler?

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Ditto last....Whirlwind??

(although Whirlwind was made in Cockeysville MD, not Miami)

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