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17' Feet 1965 Formula Jr.

17' Feet 1965 Formula Jr.

$18,000 (USD)

Boat ID: 39131

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Boat Summary
$18,000 (USD) SOLD
Boat ID: 39131

A single owner classic now in its 53rd season. 1965 was a very good year. Our third child was expected, a promotion and relocation at work was in the works and I had a brand new Formula Jr. on its trailer in the garage. I sort of knew my Formula was a classic. It had that look. It still does. Eventually our kids learned to water ski behind it and then all of a sudden their kids did too! Now it is someone else's turn. It could be you! I have kept this boat ship shape and in running order for someone for all these years. It was never restored because it never needed it. It was repowered in 2000 because things wear out. A 4.3 Merc V-6 and Alpha outdrive plus trim tabs for the added torque were installed with all new wiring and gauges. The advances in technology added ten miles per hour to the top end. I took those ten off by turning a lower pitch High 5 SS prop. That held things down to a very usable 44 miles per hour with all kinds of fun pop as a result. This is not a museum piece although it easily could be. The secret to its longevity was to keep it clean and run it. When we relocated to New Hampshire in 1968 we picked up an extended heated garage under our family room. That has been winter quarters each year ever since. I have enjoyed this work of art every day ever since. I hope you will too.

Location:
Londonderry, NH
Views:
2,967
Boat Details
Year:
1965
Manufacturer:
Formula Jr.
Model:
Formula Jr.
Length:
17'
Beam:
Engine Details
Year:
2000
Make:
Merc 4.3 Alpha drive
Cylinders:
6
Hours:
low (unrecorded0
Max Speed:
Fuel Type:
Trailer Details
Year:
2014
Manufacturer:
Karavan Aluminum
Axles:
one
Capacity:
8000 lbs.
Brakes:
Comments:
oversized for the Formula jr. has a power wench and spare tire.
Other Information
Boat Cover:
No
Stereo:
No
Tonneau:
Yes
Spotlight:
No
Side Curtain:
No
Convertible Top:
No
Fume Detector:
No
Fire Extinguisher:
Yes
Comments:
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