Our first boat!

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jrhaslage

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« on: July 16, 2012, 11:49:58 AM »
Hi All,

My wife can spend hours...or days...on Lake Erie fishing.  I want to cruise, so we decided to get our own boat.  We found a fixer-upper for a good price and now she\'s ours.  She runs and is seaworthy, but needs some upgrades in the passenger areas.  Stripping and refinishing the wood is easy.  The padded areas and upholstery have us wondering, though.  We hope fellow Twainers can help us a bit.  

She needs internal work, but we\'re excited and proud to have her.  We\'re not completely sure of her year.  We were told 1989, but I think I saw 1984 somewhere.   We look forward to hearing from all of you.

Jamie and Russ Haslage
Amherst, OH

[attachment=0:3lvf9vhm]our boat.jpg[/attachment:3lvf9vhm]

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jrhaslage

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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2012, 11:57:16 AM »
Here\'s another view of her.  Her tentative name is Jamie\'s Princess.

[attachment=1:14omif3a]our boat 2.JPG[/attachment:14omif3a]

Jamie and Russ
Amherst, OH

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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2012, 03:24:00 PM »
Nice boat. Someone here will be able to tell you the exact year.
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Haulnazz15

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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2012, 06:47:09 PM »
Look at the HIN (hull identification number) on the transom.  It should be stamped under the rubrail on the starboard side.  That will tell you the year and serial number.
1976 200V BR, 351/265+hp  \"Heart & Soul\"

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jrhaslage

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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2012, 05:51:45 PM »
She\'s a 1979 240VCC260.  Restorations begin this weekend.  Thanks to Dave Johnson and others for all of the info, tips and help!

Jamie and Russ
Amherst, OH

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Dave Johnson

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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2012, 09:10:38 PM »
How is your boat project coming along?
1983 Mark Twain 240 XL