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Old 05-20-2021, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Team Archer View Post
It is a 38KV with outboards. very rare find. Love the paint job. Nice find. The picture of the boat in the rack looks to be a 34 Raider same boat just dammed the mold to make it a 34. Congrats Dan
Hey thanks Dan, yeah I consider myself lucky to have run across it. Timing was definitely on my side. I almost called you yesterday after Wayne and I talked but he was pretty quick with the investigation and he deduced maybe 5 were made. Itís going to take some love, how much is yet to be determined but I kinda have some delusions of floating it this summer.
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Old 05-20-2021, 03:39 PM
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How soft do you suspect the boat is??? or can you run it, after satisfying yourself it's reliable, and then get everything lined up for a fall overhaul/rebuild.

I never seen one (KV yes), but it looks good even in the water with the stance on the O/B's hanging out off the transom.

Nice find!
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Old 05-20-2021, 03:47 PM
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How soft do you suspect the boat is??? or can you run it, after satisfying yourself it's reliable, and then get everything lined up for a fall overhaul/rebuild.

I never seen one (KV yes), but it looks good even in the water with the stance on the O/B's hanging out off the transom.

Nice find!
Thanks, hard telling not knowing. The boat shows like its has lived a relatively easy life, and it shows its been fairly well cared for. I’ll just have to dive in head first. We did some facetime and show/tell videos that didnt reveal anything radical. It could be great but I suspect its like almost every other KV and has issues here and there.. The extent of what I’ll do will be determined by what I find. I’m by no means a Heath, this will be 100% amateur, though I am an engineer and work construction when I’m not at sea so this is familiar territory..

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Old 05-21-2021, 10:57 AM
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Cool find and project. we had a 34' Scarab Raider back in the early 90s. Had twin Johnson 275s, which at the time we thought were huge. Lost track of her after my father traded her in to a dealer on Gandy Blvd. She sat there for a while, then disappeared.
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Old 05-21-2021, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Poker Face Xtreme View Post
Cool find and project. we had a 34' Scarab Raider back in the early 90s. Had twin Johnson 275s, which at the time we thought were huge. Lost track of her after my father traded her in to a dealer on Gandy Blvd. She sat there for a while, then disappeared.
The 34s seem to have been made in a few more numbers then the 38s. I almost bought a black and grey one years ago that I posted about on here. Iíve seen maybe 5 or 6 of those in 25+ years of looking? Cool boats that were ahead of their time.
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Great looking boat
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Old 05-21-2021, 01:26 PM
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Triple 275's?
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Old 05-21-2021, 01:43 PM
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Triple 275's?
Twins.
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Old 05-21-2021, 04:37 PM
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What does that thing weigh? It looks like the freeboard is really low, is it pretty light?

Sleek, cool looking boat....
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Cool boat!!!! So how fast is it?
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