1954 12' Lifetime Aluminum Boat build

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1954 12' Lifetime Aluminum Boat build

Post by jpfieber »

After looking through literally every build on the Link for Boat Modifications, I'm ready to start my build. Earlier this summer, after browsing the boat section of the local Craigslist, I spotted a boat with a unique look that was in my price range and should meet my needs. Checked it out and liked what I saw, so I bought it; boat, trailer and motor.

Based on a badge on the bow of the boat, and the title, it is a 12' 1954 "The Lifetime Aluminum Boat", built by Neuenfeldt & Dickmann Co, Inc in Grafton, WI (a stones throw from me). It came with a 1982 Canadian built Mercury 7.5. The boat was painted camo for duck hunting, not exactly my thing, but easily changeable.

I got the boat for fishing on the nearby river, and so my gf and I can go for rides together. I also find it enjoyable to do renovation projects like this. I intend to change the paint, add some seats, storage, and a floor, and plenty of other toys. My goal is to keep it light, not to expensive, minimal modification to the original aluminum, and all additions easily removable.

Here are some pictures, I'll follow up with a couple more posts with pics to detail my progress so far. Happy to answer any questions anyone may have!
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Last edited by jpfieber on 19 Oct 2015, 16:47, edited 2 times in total.
1954 12' The Lifetime Aluminum Boat
1954 Mercury Mark 20
1982 Mercury 7.5

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