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Old 02-09-2011, 05:55 PM
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Pretty cool amxess...you should save that boat. The 27 Sport is a special boat...restore it as lil smidgen...

BTW...I've got a 27 Sport and a Donohue Javelin...
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I took some photos today so click on the attached link to see them. One photo has the hull ID# which is MAG27326.

It's rough to say the least, but hull did seem sound. There was some rain-water inside hull along with some green moss and such so can't tell if there wasn't any rot below that, but hull looked good from what I could see. They definitely made these quite strong from all the reinforcing in that hull. One photo of the engine cover out of the boat (other is inside) says Atlantic Offshore Performance Engines, Brick, N.J.

Working with property owner so it's safe for at least a couple of weeks. Here's the link for the photos:

http://rides.webshots.com/album/579742461JhnFXg
YOU FOUND IT,,, it is the LIL' SMIDGEN..... Also know as SPIRIT !!!!!
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Thanks everyone for the info! Quite cool h2oboater that you have the sister ship. And love to see your Donohue 24 degrees! Have two AMX's myself.

Looks like this boat has quite the race history. I'm working with friend who manages the property where it's at so safe for awhile and if it has to be moved I'll get it out of there. If anyone is interested in it, we'll take any offers on it. Otherwise we'll probably clean her up as best we can and put it on Ebay or something. Definitely a major project and more than I want to deal with.

Any website that has old race results for these boats?

Thanks again all,

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[QUOTE=amxess;3320272]Thanks everyone for the info! Quite cool h2oboater that you have the sister ship. And love to see your Donohue 24 degrees! Have two AMX's myself.

Looks like this boat has quite the race history. I'm working with friend who manages the property where it's at so safe for awhile and if it has to be moved I'll get it out of there. If anyone is interested in it, we'll take any offers on it. Otherwise we'll probably clean her up as best we can and put it on Ebay or something. Definitely a major project and more than I want to deal with.

Any website that has old race results for these boats?

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I HAD the sister Mag, sold her many years ago. Just do a search of [Lil Smidgen, Spirit] here on OSO you will find much info on her..
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Pretty cool amxess...you should save that boat. The 27 Sport is a special boat...restore it as lil smidgen...

BTW...I've got a 27 Sport and a Donohue Javelin...
Don't see very many of those Donohue Javelins anymore, I had one it was yellow w/black stripes and a GREEN corduroy interior, also had a 1973 black Pierre Cardin 401 AMX

h2oboater, you need to buy it, that way you will have both Smidgen's, how cool would that be.
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I took some photos today so click on the attached link to see them. One photo has the hull ID# which is MAG27326.

It's rough to say the least, but hull did seem sound. There was some rain-water inside hull along with some green moss and such so can't tell if there wasn't any rot below that, but hull looked good from what I could see. They definitely made these quite strong from all the reinforcing in that hull. One photo of the engine cover out of the boat (other is inside) says Atlantic Offshore Performance Engines, Brick, N.J.

Working with property owner so it's safe for at least a couple of weeks. Here's the link for the photos:

http://rides.webshots.com/album/579742461JhnFXg
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Amxess,can you post the HIN # from the transom,and I can verifiy its authentic. Bud
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[Looks like Seminole spirit,with smaller scoops .spirit had tunnel rams]
I bought the taller hatches from Emerald City that Wally Harper made [Lil Smidgen] for my Mag [Believe It]. When Charley Lynch [America Spirit] owned her they put the lighter, smaller hatches on her.
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Bud It is posted #27326.
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I'm interested. Let me know what you want for it. Its rough and going to take a lot of work. 217-725-2537 Big Andy
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