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    There is a J Sid Craft on e-Bay right now. Attached are a couple of photos. The big boats look pretty much the same, except bigger.
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    Allen i lived on grosse ile to i grew up on southpoint and knew a lang down the street and he had some race boats in the garage that side his on the door are you related? As for the sid it was changed but how do i find out what it used to be right now it is 12`3 and has a 36`` bottom if that helps.I would love to see more pics of sid runabouts so i can get a better idea what i have to do to bring this one back in shape

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    Whitey- I lived for 13 years on Reo Drive where a small marina was put in.
    No, I was not related to the G.I. Langs. I did take some pictures of him during the marathon nationals in Ecourse. That was over 30 years ago.
    Never met him. Not saying much, I only live 20 minutes from Frank Zorkan and in 7 yrs in AZ, still haven't met him either. Got to remedy that soon.
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    Aw yes the fishermens village lived there to small planet.Well i`m gonna keep on rockin on this sid craft anybody with photos bring em on i need some more refrence material.

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    Well as i sit and look at this boat i dont know what to put on it for power.I mean this thing is pretty old and not sure how big a motor it could handle without a complet rebuild. This hull was moded to run in dsr i just dont know enough about how these boats were reinforced any info would be great.

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    Default Sid Craft Boats

    Go to our site at WWW.aeroliner-boats.com then go to the page that says used boats and motors for sale. There are a number of pictures of early Sid Craft runabouts. On some of the other pages there are some early Sid hydro's. We are working on a 1960 Speedliner boat now but when that is done the next one is a old D Sid hydro. Once it is done we will be selling it.
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    Wow!!! i cant get over how differnt the boat i have looks is it possible that it was built as a racing runabout? then what kind of wood should be used newer okemee i think thats the stuff or mahogany if i can find it. then back to Horse power what do you guys think? i wanted to put a 49.7 omc triple on it but my buddy says i`m out of my head. So what would be a good choice with out killing myself or the boat. I trust that you guys that have answered so far know what your talking about and i thank you for the info

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    I believe even a 2 cyl. 55 hp OMC would be too much for this boat, much less a 3 cyl. Your boat was designed most likely with a 14 to 15 inch transom. It was made to run with a 40 cu. in. Mercury powerhead on what was called at that time a "quicksilver" mid section and lower unit. The lower unit had no reverse and no neutral, it was forward only. You have what could be a beautiful antique, why would you want to "muck it up"? Why not spend some time repairing and rebuilding this "treasure" and in the mean time, looking for a 30 cu. in. or 40 (44) cu. in. Merc to hang on the transom. capnzee PS in the aircraft world there is such a thing as weight and balance, this also hold true in the boating world!

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    Default Al Langs Sid Craft

    First picture is a picture of Al and his Sid Craft Hornet.

    Second two pictures are of a Sid Craft Hornet for sale on E-Aby some time ago.
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    Thumbs up More about Sid Crafts

    Detroit - Here is a thread I started 2 years ago about Sid Craft boats.

    http://www.boatracingfacts.com/forum...ead.php?t=3952
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