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General Mark Twain Discussion / Re: 1984 M210 Escape - Looking for info
« Last post by Haulnazz15 on May 17, 2018, 02:53:25 PM »
If you're looking for info/support on boating in general, I'd probably head over to the iBoats forums.  Lots of activity/info over there.  This forum is pretty much dead, and I only check back a few times per year just for grins. 

As far as the 210 Escape, I'm sure they are fairly rare as most who wanted the cuddy went with the 24' model.
General Mark Twain Discussion / 1972 140 HP Mercruiser
« Last post by Jason on May 14, 2018, 06:31:02 PM »
Hello.  I just inherited a 1972 MT tri-hull.  It is a very clean, well kept  boat, stored inside.  The engine is also in wonderful shape.  Every thing looks clean, all oil looks brand new.  I greased everything, bought a new battery and it started right up and runs beautifully.  The problem I am having is I cannot get the prop to engage.  I am definitely a rookie and I need help.  Thanks.
General Mark Twain Discussion / 1984 M210 Escape - Looking for info
« Last post by indyfiero on May 13, 2018, 06:07:02 PM »
Hi all,

I've done some searches on the forum and found a few people with 210 Escapes. But not many. I've been searching google, autotrader etc. and have only found one other one for sale in the entirety of the US and Canada.

I guess my question is, how rare was this model? It looks like they sold them from 82-88 according to the issues of Boating I can find on google books.

From my observations this thing is built like a tank and as heavy as one too.

Would love to connect with other Escape owners, past or present.

Classifieds / Looking for a windshield for a 60's 16 foot Vsonic
« Last post by bscott81 on April 13, 2018, 04:00:42 PM »
Does anyone know where I can find a replacement windshield for 1960's 16' Vsonic?  Mine is crazed pretty bad and I need a new one for the boat I am restoring.  Thanks!
The History Mystery / When was the first Mark Twain Vsonic built?
« Last post by bscott81 on April 13, 2018, 03:58:29 PM »
I have read through the posts on the history and don't see anything conclusive.  I saw the post showing the history from '65 on by the former employee, but then saw someone posting about their '64 Mark Twain.  I have a 16' Vsonic that I am restoring but I don't know what year it is.  The information plate is worn and it almost looks like 1959 on there, but I have never seen anything Mark Twain that old.  So does anyone know when they started building the 16' Vsonic?
General Mark Twain Discussion / Re: Hull construction question
« Last post by MikeL on November 14, 2017, 09:45:03 AM »
I'm not sure actually. All I know right now, is that I can lift the cleat about an inch, effortlessly with my finger.  I assumed loose nuts on bolts.  But I will be able to take some pics Thurs night.  Thanks for the advice.
General Mark Twain Discussion / Re: Hull construction question
« Last post by Boscovius on November 14, 2017, 09:30:45 AM »
Are you positively certain those cleats are fastened with bolts?  I found mine were fastened with stainless steel wood screws.  Pictures might help.
General Mark Twain Discussion / Hull construction question
« Last post by MikeL on November 13, 2017, 09:21:21 PM »
Hi.  I am the proud new owner of of 1978 Mark Twain tri-hull bowrider.  The left front cleat is very loose, and am unable to reach anywhere NEAR the bolts when I remove the seat cushion pads.  If I try to pry the VERTICAL seat back pads off, will I find hull access that will allow me to get an arm up toward the cleat?   Those seat backs are very firmly mounted and I don't know how they are mounted.  I'd hate to ruin some good fasteners by prying them off, if the hull is solid under there.
General Mark Twain Discussion / 1968 14' Runabout
« Last post by Boscovius on November 01, 2017, 08:38:39 AM »
Hello All,
I've been the owner of a 14 foot Mark Twain for nearly 20 years.  I've run her hard and it shows, but now it's time to restore her as best I can so I can pass her down to my boys.  Now, here is my conundrum...While the boat is titled as a 1970, the Mark Twain factory index shows that the only 14 foot fiberglass boat Mark Twain ever produced was in 1968, so, if that's true, I'd like to have the title redone to accurately reflect it's true year of manufacture.  Also, this model has a very unique "snub nose" design that I have never seen on any other boat.  Try as I might, and I have tried, I cannot find any pictures of reference to this model on the internet.  I am planning to redo the transom, floor, as well as repaint the hull and deck and fabricate a new windshield.  Pictures or drawings would be instrumental in helping me to get this right.  I know it's a small boat, and many might not care much about it.  But, what can I say.  I'm rather attached to it.

I am hoping that someone here can help me to 1. Confirm the date of manufacture.  2. Share pictures of what the boat might have looked like in it's original state.

Thank you in advance.

General Mark Twain Discussion / Re: Finally Got It In The Water
« Last post by lilsinker on October 31, 2017, 04:00:01 PM »
I'd like to ask how the stringer outdrive is working for you. They can be a "problem child". The build looks fantastic!!
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