The boat you see is used every summer for boating on the
Mississippi river near the Quad Cites. The restoration took two winters in our basement. We purchased the boat the summer of "1997" and have been lovingly taking care of it ever since. The outboard engine is a "1958" 40HP Mercury with a bronze prop and the trailer is also a" 58" model year. The title of the boat shows it's a" 1963", however most states did not require a title for watercraft back in "58". Also the Yellow Jacket Boat company went out of business in "1959" so this boat could not be a "63". After six months of research we believe the boat to be a "1958" and since the motor and trailer were also "58" we believe that this was a complete set purchased in "1958".

 

1958 Yellow Jacket Boat with a 40HP Mercury Outboard


launching into the Mississippi River

Launching our Yellow Jacket at the Bettendorf, Iowa public launch.

our Yellow Jacket on Lake Geneva Wisconsin

Our Yellow Jacket moored to the dock at Lake Geneva Wisconsin.

top view on trailer

side view on trailer

We used a clear Urethane Varnish with U.V. blockers for the top and sides.

another side view on trailer

We used a two part polyurthane with a two part barrier under coat for bottom

 


 

 

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Please "email" me with your questions or comments or if you have a Yellow Jacket Boat to mfranz@geneseo.net

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