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February 2011

1947 MATTHEWS 38'

 



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1947 MATTHEWS 38'.  11'6" beam.  Bone Yard Boats was contacted by a North Texas marina seeking help in finding a new owner for this 1947 Matthews 38': "We are marina operators who have been lucky to become the proud new owners of the boat in the attached photos. We really don't know much about the boat but need it off our property."

While she appears to be in pretty good shape in the photos, the boat clearly has issues according to the marina operator: "The hull is not sound and the boat has sunk... twice, and we have raised it each time before finally pulling it out of the water. The previous owner had the engines running before the boat sank this last time. I believe that the engines are Ford 427's. There is a clear title available for this vessel and we are asking $5000 (negotiable), which is what we have in the boat after labor and storage fees."

These Matthews were built in Port Clinton, OH, on Lake Erie, and this boat has the port of Grand Island, NY, on the transom. There has to be some story surrounding how this nearly 60-year old Matthews ended up on a North Texas lake, but for now it's a mystery. Marina says, "...no ideas on who, what, when, why, or how it got to Texas."

Boat located TX.

Marina encourages calls if there's an interest -- "have them call and we can work out the details."

To access five large format photos (9" & 8" wide at 200dpi) plus complete listing information with owner contact, see below...

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* BYB subscribers with online accounts can click the link below and be directed to a BYB website page with full details, five big  photos, and contact info. You will be asked to login first before being redirected to the appropriate website page.


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* BYB subscriber BUT no online account set up yet?  Send me an email at the following address -- please identify the boat in the subject line -- and I'll send you the boat details as soon as I can:



SUBJECT:  1947 MATTHEWS 38' (TX)

Please note that the email address above is an image.  You cannot click on it.  You'll have to type it in.  Sorry.

* Not a BYB subscriber yet and seriously interested in saving this classic?  Send me an email to the address above -- please identify the boat in the subject line -- and I'll send you the boat details as soon as I can.  I respond to BYB subscribers first, so patience is appreciated.

I will most definitely attempt to convince you to become a Bone Yard Boats subscriber, so it's best to just do it now.  You know you want to.

 

 
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