Capsule-ish Mahogany Palomino on Ebay! The Perfect Starter Boat

Love the two tone deck!

If you are starting out in the passion of classic boating, this may be a fun way to start. These little Palomino’s are cool and fun. This little gas sucker looks clean according to these photos. Of course you should inspect it. But for the price, not to shabby of a risk.

These are fun little rascals. Right?

I wonder how many Palomino’s equal a horse power? Or is it just horsepower. I am so confused

Never B4? What?

Now one thing to really dig into is the bottom. These will need soaking and are not like a whirlwind or Yellow Jacket which are molded plywood. But these are a tad bit of an upgrade.

Almost a pinkish red. Very cool

This specific model is a varnished one with red interior. As you know, the very cool black ones with palomino interior are insane cool. But this one looks great. The interior looks original, or at least the color kinda does. Feels time capsule-ish but used and cared for.

From an original Century Brochure. Same set up as a Roan

Phil Andrews perfect Black and White Palomino

Our Palomino today!



10 replies
  1. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    That is a lot of nice looking boat for the money. If my grandsons were a few years older…….

  2. Bob H
    Bob H says:

    I have the exact same year and model. Bought in 1976 – last in the water in 1984. With any luck will be back in the water in 2020!

  3. Johnny V./John Vyverberg
    Johnny V./John Vyverberg says:

    Nice boat, but the plan on an extra gas tank or two for the Evinrude Fat Four…………………I suppose you could replace it with a Mercury “Dockbuster” though.

    • George Emmanuel
      George Emmanuel says:

      Don’t dare replace it with a dockbuster! It didn’t get its name as a joke.

      That Fat Fifty has almost perfect medallions and those are super coveted….

  4. Dave Clyne
    Dave Clyne says:

    My first woody boat restoration project has taken seven years so far. It does have a 5200 bottom now and I hope to complete the upholstery this winter. Great learning experience. To be completed by a 1959 Merc 58A that someone else is restoring for me.

  5. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P )
    Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P ) says:

    I agree, a great starter boat. Those v4s are not too bad on gas if you don’t run them hard. You have to find the sweet spot. I hope the boat goes to a good home. Maybe to some young person.

  6. Verne
    Verne says:

    Those Fat Fiftys do have a bad reputation but all you need to do is add the later carb fix and eliminate the dumping of fuel into the exhaust. My ’58 runs as it should and is not a gulper.

  7. Todd C
    Todd C says:

    Maybe another Century and an MG-A in the background. The Palamino might be bait for what else could be baught…

  8. RiverRat
    RiverRat says:

    Love the header today. The pile of horse hocky is often what is encountered when buying an old boat. The owner/seller is caught in a dream world or full of aforementioned horse hocky. Thanks for the laugh.

  9. Danny B
    Danny B says:

    I’m glad a few others have already chimed in on the usual stuff that pops up about the OMC V4s. I’ve been running one for many years. They tend to be harder on fuel with extensive idling or if you have the throttle stick against the dash. Run it with some sense at around 60% throttle or so and you’ll have a tired rump from sitting in the seat before you run out of fuel. I’ve run all day with two 6 gallon cans with fuel in reserve and have never needed more than two cans. I have always wondered how many of the folks that say they can’t pass a gas dock with one of these engines have either ever actually had one, and if they did, what state of tune were they in, and did the throttle only have two positions – idle and WFO. This looks like a great boat for someone!

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