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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 12:12 am 
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Just bought a used folbot off Craigslist for what I think was a steal. Unfortunately doesn't have instructions on how to put together which would really help, and I don't have. Picture of what it looks like assembled to show. Only disassembled pics. After examining the skin it only shows need for a small patch and was very flexible without any cracks. The poster said vintage 60's but I don't think it's that old.


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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 2:35 pm 
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Doesn't look like I posted the correct pictures, here's a few more. Really looking for assembly instructions.


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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 1:06 am 
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Looks like a Super TSF. If you look at the first post under Folbot, you will see a request for assembly instructions. There is a link in that post will take you to assembly instructions that should help.


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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 7:34 am 
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On this page are two sets of assembly instructions for the Super. One from 1948 and another from 1972.
http://jeeps-folbots-etc.co.nf/folbot/M ... nuals.html
Between them you should be able to get your Super on the water.
Enjoy.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:44 am 
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To me it looks like a Folbot Pisces, which was made between 1988-1990 (other sources on this forum)

Here is a Youtube film showing 2 guys struggling with the assembly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4TVMmfb00A

Maybe better to read the manual first

http://jeeps-folbots-etc.co.nf/folbot/M ... isces.html

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:14 pm 
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Swede is right.
It's a Pisces.
You can see the separate bow and stern deck pieces in the later pics.
Instructions here:
http://jeeps-folbots-etc.co.nf/folbot/M ... isces.html

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:44 pm 
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The Coast Guard requires manufacturers to include a hull number on all the boats they sell. This has been true at least since the eighties. The first 3 letters identify the manufacturer. Then 5 numerical digits, which is a serial number. Then a letter that indicates month of manufacture and a numerical digit indicating year of manufacture. The last two digits give you the model year. The hull number will be on the skin, near one end.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:08 pm 
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Folbot must have been a bit slow on the uptake on hull numbers. None of my Folbots, dating to 2003, has a number I can find.

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