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Dave beat me to it !

May 17 2007 at 9:08 PM
Paul  (no login)


Response to FXA number

My first inclination was this wasn't a FXA at all, it was a FDA (Sedan). I looked over the FDA numbers and the Sedan came into production in 1969 (80 boats were made that year). Then I looked up an archived photo of SEASPRAY and guess what?

Yup, it's a FXA allright. For some reason I got the impression that this boat was an enclosed cabin, but it's really an "Express" design with a full canvas enclosure! (See photo below)


I don't see anything wrong with Dave's analysis either. They never made a FXA 81, and somewhere along the line someone probably saw the 31 stamped somewhere and thought it was an 81. Since I don't think they made an 81' Commander, I think Dave nailed it. Good job Dave! Congrats for getting a copy of the EG too

Regards, Paul

 
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