Wow, Wow and more Wow, what a cool boat. Regardless of the material that its made of, its cool factor pegs the needle. It’s been lovingly over restored and clearly loved and documented and presented very well. This is how to sell a boat on ebay. Just the way we like them. Here is the description from Brian the seller. Take it away Brian! By the way, Brian has no idea we are featuring his boat today! Someones gotta know Brian! Wait, m-fine likes Bacon, and we are all 6 degress away from knowing Kevin Bacon.. And so, bacon starts with a B.. See, Brian and us are as close as .. M fines bacon!
This is a VERY rare Arenacraft Manta. It is a 1961 V-drive. They made this hull from 1958 to 1961 and only made around 30 in a V-drive configuration. I have searched for 4 years and only know of 2 others. If you know of one I would like to hear from you. This one has been fully restored. The deck was separated from the hull and new stringers and floor installed. The area below the floor is filled with floatation foam. It has a new fuel tank.
The 312 Ford Y-block rated at 215hp was rebuilt including rebored new pistons, new cam, new oil pump, heads reworked with hardened valve seats, ect., ect. The transmission was rebuilt and the V-drive has all new bearings, u-joints and gears. The seats are new including the wood, foam, and custom vinyl. It runs smooth and strong and gets on plane easily with a top speed at 40+ MPH. It has a very solid feel and handles nicely like a 80’s Ski-Nautique. The trailer has been sand blasted and painted with Rust Oleum it has bearing buddies, new wiring and custom tail lights.