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50 Something Vagabond 26 Nov 2017 20:48 #79847

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Looks like an early 1954. Late 1954 had glove boxes with doors.
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50 Something Vagabond 26 Nov 2017 12:53 #79835

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Congratulations! Glad you found one.

FWIW, from what I can see of the construction details in your photos, it's identical to my mid-'54.
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50 Something Vagabond 26 Nov 2017 03:10 #79834

Congratulations! As I recall telling you when we talked last month, I knew it wouldn't take long to find a deal that was a whole lot closer than TN. :)
And now the fun begins.
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50 Something Vagabond 25 Nov 2017 23:43 #79830

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Congratulations, glad to have helped in keeping one in the North...

Chalk one up for the Great Lakes Rivet Contingent (GLRC)!
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50 Something Vagabond 25 Nov 2017 23:41 #79829

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Yep,

That evening standing around in the dark talking Feathercraft did the trick. I've been looking since that night.

Not sure what year it is yet, but we'll figure it out.

I'm looking forward to crossing wakes again!

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50 Something Vagabond 25 Nov 2017 23:38 #79828

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congrats, glad to hear you found your vag.....knew ya would, they are more common than the rangers........ :biggrin: ...i knew i should have betted when dave posted over on the listings thread, i knew it was you..........i look forward to crossing paths again next summer............cheers.......Neil
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50 Something Vagabond 25 Nov 2017 23:31 #79827

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Hello All,

With the help of an early rising brother in law scanning craigslist and an assist from Dave--nsul8r25, who came and helped me look it over.

I got my Feathercraft!

It's a Vagabond 1, but not sure of the year yet. As you will see it has a plate riveted over the transom. Dave thinks its 53,54, or 55.

It's in good shape overall. I got it home this afternoon and started taking the steel fasteners off.

My wife is already picking the cushion colors!


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