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Old 05-22-2016, 03:20 PM   #1
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Default Saunders Bay-old 30' Laker

Nice old Laker type boat I hand measured at 30 feet long.

Stern clearly burned. I am guessing it burned the seats too as none were found anywhere. Steering wheel was toasted as well. Straight-6 engine with distributor and coil visible.

No name of boat or Make available I could find-opinions welcomed.

Big school of fish under the deck and in motor compartment that looked like sunfish on steroids. Some sort of perch? Never seen that many in one place up close.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvgYLj6KdIM

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Cool video!

Interesting.... that while the boat clearly looks old, what's with shiny hardware? I would have expected more corrosion.

Although it's hard to tell for sure, the fish look like rock bass to me.

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Old 05-22-2016, 08:44 PM   #3
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Enjoyed the video. Thanks. Was that your anchor or just one that was laying on the wreck?
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Old 05-23-2016, 07:10 AM   #4
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Diver --

Is that YOUR anchor to mark the site?

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Nice anchor drop! Right on the money.

Those are the dreaded rock bass in the boat. They love hanging in places like that in large numbers. Telltale sign = red eyes.
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Yes that was my anchor. In a perfect world it would land right next to the target not on the gunwhale.

As to the shiny hardware I am guessing stainless. But I don't know when stainless was invented. The metal itself was in great shape.
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Yes that was my anchor. In a perfect world it would land right next to the target not on the gunwhale...
Well, your GPS digits were spot on!
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Yes that was my anchor. In a perfect world it would land right next to the target not on the gunwhale.

As to the shiny hardware I am guessing stainless. But I don't know when stainless was invented. The metal itself was in great shape.
It was not stainless. Back in the day, deck hardware was, brass or bronze. Bronze was most likely, if a casting. If it was left bare..(Polish it daily) OR.. Nickel plated. ...if the owner wanted it so.

Chrome plating is always done On Top of the nickel. There was a time in the early days when Chrome was considered a little too flashy.

Nickel plate would eventually wear off if polished on a regular basis....which was generally done to keep it up to snuff. Chrome would not wear off.

I think this boat was not what would be considered a Laker, but rather a runabout. It has a runabout like curved transom. Lakers had more tapered "fantails"...either wedged transoms or pointy "Boatails".

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