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 Post subject: Identify this Folbot
PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:26 pm 
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Last year I bought a Folbot with the hull id number FLB00721F494, according to the Ohio registration card the seller gave me.

I was told by the seller that it was a 1994 Yukon, but it is only 12 ft. long not 13, so it is closer in length to an Aleut. The cockpit is 50" x 17. In an earlier thread, Flatwater wrote that the Aleut has a 47" x 20" which is much closer to the dimensions of my boat than the 59" x 20" of a Yukon.

Can anyone tell from the hull id number what boat it actually is?

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Fritz


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 Post subject: Re: Identify this Folbot
PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:05 am 
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One sure way to differentiate between an Aleut and a Yukon is to look at the washboards. On an Aleut the port and starboard washboards will be one piece each. The Yukon has two-piece washboards, with a carriage bolt and star knob connecting the two pieces.

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 Post subject: Re: Identify this Folbot
PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:09 pm 
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Unless you have an older Aleut with the polycarbonate washboards, they were hinged two-piece.


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 Post subject: Re: Identify this Folbot
PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:40 pm 
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My boat, built in 1994 (last two digits in the hull id number are 94) has once piece aluminum washboards. So does that make it an Aleut?


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 Post subject: Re: Identify this Folbot
PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:06 pm 
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Looking at the earlier query, "Help to Identify this Folbot" the answer from Flatwater posted on July 24 indicates that the deck spreaders on the boat in question mean its an Aleut. Mine has the same deck spreaders. More indication it's an Aleut, not a Yukon?

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 Post subject: Re: Identify this Folbot
PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:42 pm 
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In my opinion if you have one-piece aluminum washboards and your boat is 12' long it is an Aleut.

Thanks, photogoo, for correcting me. I had forgotten about the polycarbonate washboards. Perhaps flatwater might weigh in here. I do not know that any Yukons were made with polycarbonate washboards. I was under the impression that the Yukon was not introduced until after the switch to aluminum washboards.

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 Post subject: Re: Identify this Folbot
PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:19 am 
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Fritz, my Yukon also has deck spreaders but the above info is correct, if it's 12' with one piece washboards, it's an Aleut.

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 Post subject: Re: Identify this Folbot
PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:37 pm 
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Thanks all for the help identifying my boat.

Fritz


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