PDA

View Full Version : Studebaker...boat



BRUCESTUDE
09-15-2017, 10:20 PM
Aluminum boat on C/L, Yakima, WA. Never heard of this brand...of boats that is!
https://yakima.craigslist.org/boa/d/14ft-studebaker-aluminum-boat/6300826977.html

Chris Pile
09-15-2017, 11:29 PM
No relation....

jclary
09-16-2017, 08:05 AM
We see these mentioned from time to time. It is sometimes lost on us, that like lots of other brands, the name came from a legitimate family name. In life, some of us inherit a famous name, others, a fortune, estate, or "Trust Fund."

Me??? All I inherited is this lousy "DNA":oops::QQ:;)

Buzzard
09-16-2017, 11:26 AM
Many years ago there was a boat for sale in Seattle Washington with 2 (two) R-2's (yes Blown) in it. I have no idea of the boat manufacture. Does Rich or anyone from that area know of it's wherabouts?
Bill

Mark L
09-16-2017, 12:23 PM
Brudestude, I saw the same ad. This was discussed in 2013:

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?71064-Did-Studebaker-make-Aluminum-boats

GrumpyOne
09-16-2017, 03:02 PM
The only thing that I remember about Studebaker and boats is that some company used the 1950's rear window as a windshield...

PackardV8
09-16-2017, 04:23 PM
Many years ago there was a boat for sale in Seattle Washington with 2 (two) R-2's (yes Blown) in it. I have no idea of the boat manufacture. Does Rich or anyone from that area know of it's wherabouts?
Bill

Hi, Bill,

There's a South Bend urban legend that a truckload of complete R2 engines was bought at scrap price/stolen in the shutdown of the Studebaker plant. They were supposedly brought to the Puget Sound area and used in marine conversions. Again, the legend was, no surprise, the R2s didn't last when given a long run at full throttle, as is the norm in boats. It was a tossup as to whether the supercharger would fail first or detonation would kill the pistons.

jack vines

BRUCESTUDE
09-16-2017, 10:33 PM
Brudestude, I saw the same ad. This was discussed in 2013:

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?71064-Did-Studebaker-make-Aluminum-boats
Thanks Mark...interesting stuff!