1969 Caravelle Tarpon New pictures

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1969 Caravelle Tarpon New pictures

Postby squareboat » Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:36 am

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about 1976
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skiing 2014.jpg
getting ready to ski 2014
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Alas I do not have any good recent photos of this boat, which was purchased new by my parents. I have it now and use it to go fishing and water skiing with my kids. profile shot is on the Colorado river below Hoover dam about 1976 with my and my Mom (I was 15 then) The other shot shows my son Paul getting ready to water ski near Bridgeport CA. Same boat, motor original upholstery, in fantastic shape (there was a period of about 25 years where where it was in storage and not even in the water) It has never been stored outside.

Finally got her in the water for 2016 July 4. Pretty good shape for a 47 year old boat. Went to Topaz Lake on the California Nevada border south of Reno.
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Caravelle Logo on rear side
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Attachments
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Manufacturers ID tag Caravelle originally was based in Jacksonville Ark with a plant in Coyote California.
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Front View. I had an ice cooler sitting in the middle of the bow.
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It was a little cluttered but Interior is all original Dark avocado upholstery
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'69 Caravelle controls.JPG
Controls all original Speedo and Tachometer are Airguide controls
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ON TRAILER.JPG
Side view on Trailer before launch.
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Last edited by squareboat on Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:38 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: 1969 Caravelle Tarpon

Postby AndrewT » Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:55 am

OMG that is a bit of history, thanks for sharing, please post some more pictures.
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Re: 1969 Caravelle Tarpon

Postby Jax » Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:45 am

Ahh, the old SeaHorse! Classic Johnson. Impressive boat and motor.
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Re: 1969 Caravelle Tarpon

Postby sdk » Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:29 pm

So cool!! Thanks for sharing!! :D 8)
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Re: 1969 Caravelle Tarpon

Postby dancaravelle267 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:52 am

That's pretty cool! I love to see things passed down and so preserved!
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Re: 1969 Caravelle Tarpon

Postby Irie Mon » Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:12 pm

Great looking boat. Would love to see some more pictures of it. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: 1969 Caravelle Tarpon

Postby Swerve » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:20 pm

Very cool when you get toys with history, what are your plans with her ? what condition is it in now ? Please share sounds exciting
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Re: 1969 Caravelle Tarpon

Postby squareboat » Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:23 pm

Just posted new pictures of my '69 Caravelle.
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Re: 1969 Caravelle Tarpon New pictures

Postby muskey47 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:32 am

Looks great!!

Where were you able to find parts for this boat (steering wheel?) or did you just re-condition yours
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Re: 1969 Caravelle Tarpon New pictures

Postby squareboat » Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:02 pm

Everything on this boat is original, It has been garaged all its life and lightly used.
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Re: 1969 Caravelle Tarpon New pictures

Postby sdk » Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:12 pm

Awesome!!
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