PDA

View Full Version : Help ID my new "barn find"



Xerophobic
01-12-2015, 12:45 PM
I've been going to California for three years now at xmas to do a lil hang gliding and look for some nice California style jetboats. This year I ended up stumbling upon a real once in a lifetime deal. A craigslist ad lead me to a marine rigged 460 for $250 which sat in a wood deck Vdrive hull on a tandem trailer but the seller, helping someone else sell some things, said the hull was "toast". Needless to say after seeing pictures I agreed to purchase this boat on the spot. (I was still in Canada at that time) I was also informed they had a second boat stored indoors for some 12 years which was "not advertised yet" I ended up buying that boat as well as soon as I discovered it was also a 460 ford boat and a Southwind Tunnel Dragster!

I'm curious if anyone may have any insight into the wood deck Vdrive and what it may be? The name on the boat is "EZ Duzit II" as seen in the pictures. Best we can figure is mid 60's and maybe a Mandella? I haven't had time to get into the boat in depth yet but if its possible I would definitely like to restore the boat, right hand drive and all ;)

Cheers

78_Tahiti
01-12-2015, 01:57 PM
Wow! Nice Score! You will love the southwind!

White Lightning
01-12-2015, 07:09 PM
Ummmmmmm, 'ya might want to put some seat belts in it.........might be kinda' hard to stay in the seats! lol
Welcome. Nice floats. ;)
Rob

Xerophobic
01-13-2015, 08:15 AM
I have no clue why those pics flipped upside down when I uploaded them???? weird they are upright on my pc lol

wolfie
01-13-2015, 12:31 PM
Here you go.
16041
16042
16038
16039
16040

Xerophobic
01-13-2015, 02:42 PM
Awesome thanks

wolfie
01-14-2015, 01:34 PM
That wood decker is going to be a nice project!!! Of course you just need to trash that other thing. Let me know when you're wanting to take it to the dump. I'll come and take it away for you!!! :biggrin:

Timmy
01-14-2015, 02:11 PM
it might be just me, but it looks like all the fiberglass was cut off that that deck. i don't think i'v ever seen anything like that. could you verify this?

Chad89GT
01-14-2015, 03:39 PM
White one looks like my buddy's '68 Sanger. It used to be a wood deck but someone painted over it...

http://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/boa/4790420279.html

Timmy
01-14-2015, 03:52 PM
good call chad. that looks like it might be the one. i found few pics on the web.

16043
16044

Xerophobic
01-14-2015, 04:33 PM
it might be just me, but it looks like all the fiberglass was cut off that that deck. i don't think i'v ever seen anything like that. could you verify this?

I'm not 100% sure what you are asking here? Nothing seems odd about the way the boat was constructed, we just don't know what it is. No ID or markings other than the name

laddiepowell
01-14-2015, 07:12 PM
I've been going to California for three years now at xmas to do a lil hang gliding and look for some nice California style jetboats. This year I ended up stumbling upon a real once in a lifetime deal. A craigslist ad lead me to a marine rigged 460 for $250 which sat in a wood deck Vdrive hull on a tandem trailer but the seller, helping someone else sell some things, said the hull was "toast". Needless to say after seeing pictures I agreed to purchase this boat on the spot. (I was still in Canada at that time) I was also informed they had a second boat stored indoors for some 12 years which was "not advertised yet" I ended up buying that boat as well as soon as I discovered it was also a 460 ford boat and a Southwind Tunnel Dragster!

I'm curious if anyone may have any insight into the wood deck Vdrive and what it may be? The name on the boat is "EZ Duzit II" as seen in the pictures. Best we can figure is mid 60's and maybe a Mandella? I haven't had time to get into the boat in depth yet but if its possible I would definitely like to restore the boat, right hand drive and all ;)

Cheers If there are no numbers on the rear transom, top right side usually, it's going to be hard unless there is some info on the paperwork with the boat. a lot of boats back in the day were copied by a lot of different boat builders. looks like you have a nice v-drive project and a dream swtd for most of us jet heads

Xerophobic
01-15-2015, 11:06 AM
No definitely no numbers in the obvious places. I will be stripping the hull sometime in the next while and can have a much closer look. Its my understanding traditional HIN #'s weren't used till the 70's and this is earlier than that for sure.