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1. 1970 Thunderhawk 1400

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1. 1970 Thunderhawk 1400
Here is my 1970 Thunderhawk 1400 boat which I used at Grand Lake, an 8 mile long, 5,660 acre lake in Presque Isle County 20 miles north of Alpena, Michigan. This cathedral tri-hull boat is 13 feet 3 inches long and weighs about 525 pounds excluding the motor. Beam is 63 inches and transom height is 18-3/4 inches. Thunderhawk's line of boats was handled by Federal's in Detroit which had recently acquired Tiedtke's here in Toledo, Ohio where I bought the boat new. Since they did not stock the 1400 model, I picked the boat up at the factory which from their mailing address I thought to be in Dawson, Georgia. Asking around in Dawson to find the factory, a local resident directed me to another town, possibly Rebecca, some distance from Dawson. The trailer, which traveled behind me from Ohio to Georgia and back, is a Little Dude model 948 modified by adding an extra leaf in the springs, a 61.5 inch track width, 1-1/4 inch square, solid steel axle, electric brakes, and a few other enhancements. Originally weighing 240 pounds it is probably now close to 300 pounds. The trailer dolly is homemade. When viewing in the slideshow mode press the [Tab] key to toggle this text window On/Off. You may have to click on the text window to enable the toggle function.
Posted by Kent on April 8, 2017 Full Size| Slideshow

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