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vancesoccer 30-06-2008 08:55

Antique/Vintage Grumman Dinghy - Value?
 
I have come upon an old grumman dinghy from the 60's or 70's. it is aluminum and about 8 or 9 ft long. I have heard that these are impossible to find these days and wanted to know if anybody had any thoughts on possible pricing if i decide to sell it. since these are so rare i wouldn't know where to start.

NLau 30-06-2008 15:13

Grumman aluminum dinghy? Sort of round nosed, 3 seats, maybe floor boards?
I have one of those from the 50's or earlier. Also a factory brochure.
Lets talk

Morgan Paul 30-06-2008 15:23

Grumman great Company they built the LM

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ollo_16_LM.jpg

vancesoccer 01-07-2008 08:14

re:
 
i am looking for information on this lil dinghy boat any help is appreciated

thanks

David M 01-07-2008 08:21

I found a few Grumman boats selling on Ebay. Perhaps this might help as a basis for valuing your boat? Craigs List may also be a source.

vancesoccer 05-07-2008 13:01

want to sell vintage dinghy
 
i have a early 50 or 60's gruman dinghy 8 feet long for sale any resonable offer will be considered. contact me with any questions

speedoo 05-07-2008 18:20

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Originally Posted by vancesoccer (Post 179388)
i have a early 50 or 60's gruman dinghy 8 feet long for sale any resonable offer will be considered. contact me with any questions

Where are you and the dinghy located?

vancesoccer 07-07-2008 07:19

i am located in clemson south carolina as is the dinghy
i will try and get some pictures uploaded this week

nacrazc 01-08-2008 22:08

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"Grumman aluminum dinghy? Sort of round nosed, 3 seats, maybe floor boards?
I have one of those from the 50's or earlier. Also a factory brochure.
Lets talk"

Hey NLau,
I too would be interested in any info you would be willing to share. I just finished a strip, paint, and re-fit on hull number 193 for my son who loves red and flames. I'd love to have some details about the boat as I have found little to nothing on the net about it.

Thanks,
Nacrazc

vancesoccer 02-08-2008 13:53

model number location?????
 
i have yet to be able to find the model number and location on the dinghy. mine does not have a plate or seriel number that i can find....does yours???? if so where is it located.

44'cruisingcat 02-08-2008 14:35

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Originally Posted by nacrazc (Post 188942)
"Grumman aluminum dinghy? Sort of round nosed, 3 seats, maybe floor boards?
I have one of those from the 50's or earlier. Also a factory brochure.
Lets talk"

Hey NLau,
I too would be interested in any info you would be willing to share. I just finished a strip, paint, and re-fit on hull number 193 for my son who loves red and flames. I'd love to have some details about the boat as I have found little to nothing on the net about it.

Thanks,
Nacrazc

Beautiful job. What a great looking boat for aluminium. They certainly don't make them like they used to.

nacrazc 02-08-2008 20:23

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Originally Posted by vancesoccer (Post 189121)
i have yet to be able to find the model number and location on the dinghy. mine does not have a plate or seriel number that i can find....does yours???? if so where is it located.


Mine has 2 plates on the inboard side of the transom. One is a simple Grumman Boats plate that says it is rated for a 3hp engine, about 3"x3" and screen printed in what looks to be orange, but probably started off being red.... on the port side. The "ID" plate is an oval plate about 2.5x1.5" that is barely able to be read... it has the model and what I think is the hull number (built). It's located on the port, inboard side of the transom. Hard to miss if yours were there...

Nacrazc

nacrazc 02-08-2008 20:43

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Originally Posted by 44'cruisingcat (Post 189130)
Beautiful job. What a great looking boat for aluminium. They certainly don't make them like they used to.

44'cruisingcat....
Thanks, but I think it only turned out well as I started with a good specimen except for the fact it looked like it was "sanded with a brick and painted with a broom :) " when I got it. Once stripped, I found no corrsion except where the rubrail was attached and teh orginal grumman green mil spec epoxy primer everywhere. Each screw hole had a pitted circle around it about the size of a nickle, and maybe 20 thousandths deep. Speaking of rub rails, I'm eager to see pics of Vancesoccer's boat as his original (I think) rubrail is intact... I'm toying with using a starboard machined rail with a 1/2" stainless radiused cap on the outside.
As for fact it is aluminum... what's amazing is the left and right sides are each one piece of aluminum joined at the keel and stem. An the transom was riveted on with the joint rolled with a file to make a beautiful seam.

your right... they don't make them like they used to..

Nacrazc

mac603 21-08-2008 08:53

here is a Grumman dinghy on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MESE:IT&ih=008

item number:180279790831

We use to have one of these and me and my husband loved to row around it, has to seats and 2 sets of oars. Had a old Rhodes designed sail boat and this came with it.Fun to sail also

JEFF BRACH 07-05-2009 17:48

HI I HAVE A GRUMMAN SAILING DINGHY,ANY IDEA WHAT IT IS WORTH?ARE YOU INTERSTED?THANKS


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