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    I am not sure why but for some reason, I think I want one of those little boats like Marty had.

    I did a search on the Internet and the only thing that even showed up was a Post from NWCLASSICBOATCLUB.COM

    Here is the post as you can see is dated back in 2011

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    Marty Loken (Norseboater)

    07-29-2011, 04:51 PM


    Roberts Mini-Craft

    I owned one of the little 10-footers several years ago, and sold it to a guy who was going to keep in somewhere on the Lake Washington Ship Canal. At the time it had a 20hp electric-start Johnson outboard, which seemed about right for the mini-runabout.

    As far as I know, the fellow who built Roberts Mini-Crafts had a shop (maybe at his home) in Mountlake Terrace. He advertised the runabouts in a few local-area publications at the time, including Nor'westing.

    John Flaherty, father of NWCBC member Brian Flaherty, might have known the Mini-Craft builder personally. (At least he seemed to know something about their production, and he had the name of the builder...which escapes me at the moment.)

    Attached below is a photo of my old Mini-Craft, being tested by another club member during a rendezvous in Gig Harbor.

    - Marty


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    My chances of finding one of these might be slim to none. I Do have a 10 glass boat that I could convert but also just thinking I would feel better if I found a 12 foot glass boat as a donor to convert into maybe a Helmars Mini-Craft
    Marty and Lon.JPG
    Helmar Joe Johanesen
    1959 Skagit 20ft Offshore, 1959 Skagit 16ft Skimaster,
    1961 17ft Dorsett Catalina.1958 Uniflite 17 ft
    Outboards: 2.5 Bearcats, 3 50hp White shadow Mercs
    2 40hp Johnsons, several smaller Old kickers for a total of 12

    Our Sister club
    http://www.goldenstateglassics.com

    Oh, and Where is Robin Hood when you need him??


  • #2
    I wonder how many were built? They look like fun to cruise around in.
    1958 Skagit 20 Express Hardtop
    1958 Skagit 20 Express
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    • #3
      There was one fellow in Seattle that uses one of those for a boat tender or did.
      It think they are pretty cool looking.

      Here is something that I have Never seen.....I know Tim Jones has or had the Skagit Tender boat but, these, never seen one.
      Ever hear of a Skagit Sneak Boat ?
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      Helmar Joe Johanesen
      1959 Skagit 20ft Offshore, 1959 Skagit 16ft Skimaster,
      1961 17ft Dorsett Catalina.1958 Uniflite 17 ft
      Outboards: 2.5 Bearcats, 3 50hp White shadow Mercs
      2 40hp Johnsons, several smaller Old kickers for a total of 12

      Our Sister club
      http://www.goldenstateglassics.com

      Oh, and Where is Robin Hood when you need him??

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      • #4
        Funny that 2 more feet gets you Glasspar Marathon. Mini boats look like a lot of fun though.
        John Forsythe

        '59 Bellboy 404 - Pretty Girl
        Past Affairs:
        '61 Marathon - Jammie Dodger

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        • #5
          Have never seen a Skagit Sneak Boat. Only in the brochure. I suppose being sneak boats, they'd be hard to spot...especially crouching in the blackberry bushes.

          Like the Robert's Mini-Craft. Don't recall ever seeing one...

          Tim
          Captain Tim (McSkagit) Jones 1959 Skagit 31 Saratogan

          http://www.closeencountersecotours.com

          Pay it forward.......take a kid for a boat ride

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          • #6
            I believe there was a fellow with a son that brought his little Robert's Mini-Craft to a couple events several years ago... Not sure it was previously Marty's or a second one. He was pretty cool guy and participated in several events for a year or two then disappeared.

            Personally, I like the GW Invader better as a mini boat, but the Robert's does have more traditional hull lines.
            Attached Files
            Brian Flaherty

            "How can you discover great lands, with your feet planted in the sand"

            1969 Chris Craft Cavalier 17 Ski Boat "Tupperware"
            1965 Performer Havoc (sold)

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