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  • BRUCESTUDE
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    Originally posted by Mark L View Post
    Brudestude, I saw the same ad. This was discussed in 2013:

    http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...Aluminum-boats
    Thanks Mark...interesting stuff!

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  • PackardV8
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    Originally posted by Buzzard View Post
    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

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  • GrumpyOne
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    The only thing that I remember about Studebaker and boats is that some company used the 1950's rear window as a windshield...

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  • Mark L
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    Brudestude, I saw the same ad. This was discussed in 2013:

    http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...Aluminum-boats

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  • Buzzard
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    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

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  • jclary
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    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"

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  • Chris Pile
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    No relation....

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  • BRUCESTUDE
    started a topic Studebaker...boat

    Studebaker...boat

    Aluminum boat on C/L, Yakima, WA. Never heard of this brand...of boats that is!
    https://yakima.craigslist.org/boa/d/...300826977.html
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