Kennedy Kraft & Pana Craft boats

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Susie Kennedy, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. Workerbee

    Workerbee Active Member

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    This is my 1973 Kennedy Kraft, shes old but still solid.
    It was built in North Florida, I think the serial number is listed as a home build though starts with FLZ or something close to that.


     
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  2. Susie Kennedy

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    That boat was built after daddy sold the company. "Harold" & " George" purchased Kennedy Kraft Boat Works but wasn't as successful as daddy. I'm glad you still own it and you've enjoyed it and the memories
     

  3. permitchaser

    permitchaser I Love Skinny Water

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    Don't know anything about those boat but from the picture it looks like it would make a cool skiff. Get rid of the bass seats put a PP platform on it, and boom there it is
     
  4. Wesley1987

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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg I'm from Alabama and trying to find more about my Kennedy boat I just got it from Florida but can find now hin # to get it tagged any help would be grateful
     
  5. Susie Kennedy

    Susie Kennedy Active Member

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    The serial number
    The serial number would be on the transom on a 2x3 plate. The Kennedy Kraft name, Year built and serial number would be stamped into the plate. The previous owner should have the title for the boat.
     
  6. Corrupt

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    I'll post again later on as to what year Kennedy Kraft this boat is, but it is a buddy of mines. He did a little fix up on it.

    Started out like this:
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    As you can see in the above picture, we almost forgot to take some pictures of the original color. Even though he wasn't going back with that color, he still wanted the shot.

    Next shot is after primer:
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    Then after a couple days drying:
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    After drying time allowed, she was set back on the trailer and the interior was painted white. Was a little bright on the eyes, so we tried to tone it down with some splash of the blue. You should be able to see a little of the interior.
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    OK, so that wasn't enough, so let's get the live sponge out and have some fun:
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    Here she is with the Mariner 9.9hp in immaculate condition. This motor purrs like a kitten. Although he is looking to get a 15hp to replace it.
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    I'll add a couple more tomorrow when I can grab the pictures off my phone of our interior light setup.
     
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  8. Glenda

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    I inherited a Kennedy Kraft that looks more like a racing boat. How do I tell if it's a original built by your father? It has the Kennedy Kraft emblem, name still on it on back side. Thanks for any information.
     
  9. Susie Kennedy

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    Great job !!
     
  10. Susie Kennedy

    Susie Kennedy Active Member

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    You said the boat looks like a racing boat. Is there a painted number in the center of each side of the boat ? Boats built after 1972 are NOT original Kennedy Kraft boat built by my dad. Daddy built Kennedy Kraft boats between 1963-1972. In 1972, he sold Kennedy Kraft Boats Works and never built another Kennedy Kraft boat. On the transom ( back of the boat ) there should be a 2x3 metal plate. That metal plate has the serial number and Year the boat was built. If the year is BEFORE 1972, you have an original Kennedy Kraft boat. I hope it is !!! I would love to have one of daddy's original boats !
     
  11. Glenda

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    I'll look on the transom. I inherited it and finding paper work has been a chore. I've found some, he had these boats for years and years. I hadn't been able to find one like it online. It does have Kennedy Kraft on the side. Thanks so much for information.
     
  12. Susie Kennedy

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    Could you possibly post a pic of the boat ? Before daddy began building his boats out of fiberglass, he built wooden boats. The wooden boats are very rare but a few are floating around. I mention this because his racing boats were wood.