Can anyone Identify this boat?

tunahunter81

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Anyone ever seen a hull like this? know the builder? or willing to wager a guess? I like the lines.

Jon

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mudhake

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definately not a sisu. mannino boats were hard chinned.not a seaway.
 

jojobee

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I thought the bow looked like a wasque too, but they have lifting rails below the waterline unless it was an early vineyard shipyard model. Any additional pics of the stern? The Wasque has some nice tumblehome too. Looks like a MD crab top.
 

tunahunter81

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Similar to the chessie deadrise profile wise but is not a hard chine.... The mystery continues....
 

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Congrats Tunahunter! Let's see some more photos and dimensions. I've never heard of a Wilmette boat before. Where was it made?
 

tunahunter81

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As far as I can research so far it was made in Illinois of all places. Was originally an open boat and the guy I bought it from picked it up in VA and redid her from the ground up. New Decks pilothouse etc. A few odd jobs to complete and some wiring as he hadn't completely finished her due to health reasons. Has a Crusader 220 350CID engine in her and I couldn't get the markings off the wheel, but has a 3 blade and I'mthinking of putting a four blade on. Also has a vertical stick tiller second steering station as I bought the boat in Maryland and they find those useful for trot lines. He had a second helm so I got that and not sure if I will switch yet, gonna try it out first. Ill post some pictures. She is getting hauled next week to her new home on the North Shore of Massachusetts, where she is going to be used for Striper and tuna. Nicest and most hospitable people ever down on the Eastern Shore. Took my friend and I out for breakfast, let us stay with them and even sent us home with a 1/2 bushel of fresh oysters! Best boat purchase ever :)
 
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