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I found this boat at a great price, I was told it is a Midland 21 but it seems way to big compared to other midland skiffs ive seen. Please help!!!!

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Yes it was the one on cl . I would of thought that the motor was big myself but this boat was built it seemed way bigger than my 21' Mako cc. The beam was about 8' the boat measure 23' to the bracket. I fell in love with the boat and i got it for Less than the motor was valued at.
 

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Have fun and please keep us posted on the performance. It must fly at WOT.
Did the previous owner rebuild the transom to hold that kind of weight/torque? The original builder plate might max. out at 140 hp. Congrats on a nice boat.
 

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The owner passed away a year ago. His wife wanted it out of the yard the transom was rebuilt it is a sturdy full transom. The boat was appraised at $ 17,000. 2 years ago. I cant wait to start customizing this project send ideas please.
 

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It would look even better with a white boot stripe and red bottom paint IMHO. ;)
 

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looks like a harris cuttyhunk 22 to me. but not with a 8ft. beam.
 

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Where did you pick her up? Cant wait to see more pics, im working on one myself.
 

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I picked her up in Onset. Im taking her home on saturday I will clean her up and take a bunch more pics.
 

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Sutton,Ma till she is finished being cleaned up then she will be kept in Dennisport,Ma.
 

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on the website, it said the manufacturer was Midland Co. of Coventry, RI. but thats all I can really find on the Midlands. any more info or anything, please help! i'll get more pics up soon
 
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Hi, im up in Portland Maine and have a Midland 21 also/maybe. Im from RI where the boats were built orignally and as far as ive looked into it, the 19 are a dime a dozen and they built a very scarce amount of the 21ft model which is essentially a huge 19. Ive owned the boat ( a 1979 hull) for about 7 or 8 years and have never run into another one in RI or maine. The most distinctive feature on the midland is the arrow shaped accent on the bow that runs back a few feet on the bow sheer and connects the bow to the cockpit combing. Mine had an I/O in it which i ripped out and put a bracket on. for what its worth it went 25 knots all day long with a 88 110 johnson which im replacing with a 140 suzuki this spring. I have a couple of pics of the boat but dont know how to put puts on this forum, if you want them or any information i have on that boat email me @ [email protected]
 

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Yes, it is a Midland 22. I made the plug for the mold about 33 years ago for Lou Guillmette the owner of Midland boats in Coventry, RI.

Funny that arrow on the bow deck...really supposed to represent a anchor... was put on all the Midland boat models...the original 19' that my Dad and I built the plug for 44 years ago, the Midland 22" I made the plug for 33 years ago, and the Midland 20.6' that I made the plug and mold for about 30 years ago.

That distinctive feature was something that Lou wanted and I came up with that.

Al Wilcox
 

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Pyrofan,
Interesting bit of history that you were a part of. Was the company bought out by another company? Did they go out of business due to lack of sales? How did you build the plugs/molds? Did you get a boat out of the deal for making the plugs? Any photos from those days? I'm sure a lot of guys on here would be interested in your background and experience in the Midland Co.
Thank you!
 

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Pyrofan,
Interesting bit of history that you were a part of. Was the company bought out by another company? Did they go out of business due to lack of sales? How did you build the plugs/molds? Did you get a boat out of the deal for making the plugs? Any photos from those days? I'm sure a lot of guys on here would be interested in your background and experience in the Midland Co.
Thank you!

The Midland 19' and Midland 22' plugs were strip planked out of 3/4" x 1 1/2" cedar. I was able to save the plug from the 22' which I glassed inside with two layers of mat and one layer woven roven. The outside of the plug already had one layer of cloth to which I added two layers of mat. After sanding and fairing I applied Allgrip paint.

I used her for about three years then sold her to a man on Lake Champlain NH who used her for eeling up there.

The Midland 20.6' plug was made out cedar frames with a plywood skin. This plug being hard chime proved difficult to release from the mold, wasn't able to save it.

The first boat out of the mold I gave to my younger brother who at the time had Midland 19'. He loved it so much, I ended up building one for myself.
Built two more, always changing something, the last one I still have.

I've got some pics just don't know how to put them on this site.
 
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