A Classic Wat Is Het Question!
Think it’s a typo? Okay, the chances are not in my favor, but this What Iz It Story is all the way from the Netherlands. So, that’s supposed to be What is it in Dutch. Of course I have no idea if its right. Here is the note and images from Fellow Woody Boater Frans Harnick! And yes not sure what biberglass is? I feel so warm knowing typos are part of our world wide culture!
Can you please help find the type of boat I have? (see pictures).
I want to restore it….
It is 11 ft. Long, made from biberglass. The Original colours are white and bright red.
There is nothing left from the maker.
Today I found some details in the fiberglass.
See the black dots.
There is still some metal left from something.
Perhaps that will make it more easy to find the brand.
So, please can you help me?
Kind regards, Frans Harinck, The Netherlands.
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That’s crazy, it looks like they cut the holes in the dash with a dull butter knife. But hey its already got speaker holes in the back by the transom…Bonus!!!
Its horrible! I doubt even the master was wooden.
It is however a nice reminder that fibreglass boats are not as durable as some would think.
Holes in the transom looks like an outdrive was mounted but at the same time there’s an outboard motor well with holes for the steering cables and fuel line. In this one case it may be better to put on a respirator and burn it.
The whole boat makes me sick to look at. The blonde in the header looks good!
These old FG runabouts get so cut-up/modified/ripped apart that the number of holes in them often relate to the age rings in an old log or tree stump. Nice to see that old Nordic boats are no different than the ones in the US.
I doubt that there was the ‘explosion’ in recreational boating that there was in this country in the ’50’s and ’60’s — there couldn’t be as many builders as there were here then. But his search would have to cover the immediate countries around where he lives ‘cuz nobody would have shipped a small inexpensive runabout over there from here.
Good luck with the search — restoration is more passionate when you know exactly what you have!
If it anin’t Dutch it ain’t much.
I think no matter who the manufacturer was, Frans Harinck (is he from the Hans and Frans – I’m going to pump…you up? on Saturday Night Live?) is going to have his hands full for a while. Good luck and hope he keeps us updated on progress.
Frans, you should direct your questions to http://www.fiberglassics.com
Even if no one there knows what this is (very likely the case),
they have lots of good information about the correct methods to restore a boat like this.