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1955 21 (ft.) Lone Star Cruisemaster 21 Aluminum

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General Information

Listing# 151874

Price
$8,500.00
Location
Dallas, TX, United States
Manufacturer
Lone Star
Boat Type
Powerboat
Model Year
1955
Category
Aluminum Fish Boats
Model
Cruisemaster 21 Aluminum
Status
Used
Length
21 (ft.)
Beam
88
LOA
252
Hull Material
Aluminum
Fuel Type
unleaded
Engine Model
50
Number of Engines
1
Engine Type
Other
Engine Hours
300

General Details

A rebuilt and restored legend!

This classic aluminum Lone Star Cruisemaster was painstakingly rebuilt by her current owners.

Here's a little note from Captain Bob, one of Kermit's owners:

"About rebuilding the 1955 Lone Star CruiseMaster "Kermit".
I'm a long time, died-in-the-wool, old boat nut!
I've rebuilt over 20 boats in my time, wood, glass, steel, and aluminum, power and sail. So I know a thing or two about crawling around nasty, oil encrusted, stinking bilges, electrolysis holes, wood rot, smashed thumbs, epoxy allergy, loose rivets and rust. I also know something about old outboards, too much weight in the stern, water in the fuel, burned up, frozen wheel bearings, blowouts, and lights that don't work.

So when I decided I had at least one rebuild left in me, I went with Kermit. Why? Because I wanted to rebuild a boat to train up the kids in our Sea Scout Ship; the now defunct Ship 77. He was built in Grand Prairie Texas in 1955; a bit of Texas history worth preserving. So I rebuilt him the way I always do, without bowing to the gods of restoration. I'm a practical man. I like old time looking stuff but I'm no slave to fashion. I want the damn boat to hold up to rough use and come home safe in addition to looking the part. If it ain't all original, that's just too bad.

Kermit will take you out for a good time and bring you home safe and sound if you'll treat him with some respect and stay out of bad weather and water he was never intended to swim in. I say this from the prospective of a guy with a 100 ton license on his 6th renewal. I also know something about being so scared that you can't get enough spit up in your throat to croak out a decent May Day!

So why the 1973 50hp Johnson? After all, Kermit can handle more power. The engine weighs 197 lbs. Go look up the weight of a modern 50 hp two cycle engine. You'll find out they weigh MORE than this ole war horse! Lone Star originally hung the engine on the transom - and guess what, the damn boat pointed its bow almost straight up when you gave 'er the gun. So they came up with an engine extension that put the motor a couple of feet further aft. That went a long way in fixing the problem but it also hung the engine so far aft of the hull it created a fulcrum effect that magnifies weight. So you need to keep the weight down. The other thing is rivets. If you don't want to shake the rivets loose in a 60 year old boat it's probably pretty smart to keep the power down. And another thing; you need to think about fuel...and the weight of fuel in the back of a 21 foot aluminum boat. A 50 will give you a nice afternoon on the water for just a few bucks worth of gas. If you don't know about the evils of ethanol, look it up. It's the thing that'll kill your engine quick. Just buy enough fuel for the outing is my advice. If you try to keep a bunch of fuel aboard, you'll be sorry. Lastly, this particular engine is a favorite of the poor coon ass crabbers down on the bayou. Why? Because it's as tough as a long-horn steer steak and new parts are available everywhere and they are cheap and any halfway dim wit (like me) can work on it. By the way, this ain't no HydroElectric shift model. Those things are only good for real easy use. This one shifts the right way; with a cable. - Capt. Bob"

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Stock #28279

Specifications

Condition
Fuel lines replaced. Steering cabled reflexed. Vessel completely rebuilt.
Navigational Equipment
- Compass - Depth Instrument - Fish Finder (Humminbird) - VHF - Navigation Lights (Steaming Light And Range Light) - Navigation Lights (Separate Running And Stern Lights)
Mechanical
- Engine Cylinders (2) - Engine Location (Outboard) - Fuel Tank (15 Gallons) - Passenger Capacity (6 Passengers) - Propulsion (Outboard And Kicker) - Starting Type (Electric) - Steering (Teleflex Cable) - Kicker Motor (Johnson 6 HP Fisherman - Manual Start)
Electrical Systems
- Alternator - Battery (2 Batteries) - Battery Charger (Trickle Charger) - Battery Switch - Circuit Breaker Panel - Engine Kill Switch - Transducer
Accommodations
- Berth (2 Single Berths) - Cabins (Single Cabin) - Custom Windows (Original)
Deck Gear
- Anchor - Bimini (Heavy Duty Canvas Covering) - Cooler - Cushions (All New Cushions) - Custom Ipad Stand At Helm - Custom Wood Storage Box - Bimini (Heavy Duty Aluminum Frame Built In To Secure Cover)
Safety Equipment
- Bilge Pump (2 Bilge Pumps) - Fire Extinguisher - Grab Rail - Horn