18' 1961 Cruisers Inc. 302

by John York
(Northern Indiana)

18' 1961 Cruisers Inc. 302 Fully Restored with '67 Evinrude

Very nice 1961 Cruisers Inc.

Lapstrake construction with rare mahogany deck.

Fully restored with a good running 1967 Evinrude 80 HP motor and period Holsclaw roller trailer.

The replacement transom was set up for a modern motor and needs to be lowered 1 or 2 inches for the period motor.

Beautiful boat that needs just a little work to be perfect!

Any reasonable offer considered

Contact: John York

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Aug 19, 2017
great job
by: ladyhawk

I am currently working on restoring a 62 v202 and was hoping to pick your brain as to details.

I am uncertain of the blue color background on the hull logos and have not been able to find vinyl replacement.
Any info is greatly appreciated
my email is cafejewelers@msn.com

Sep 30, 2013
Just starting a V302 project
by: waterpup1

I just got a 1961 V302 with a 1961 80HP Merc.long-shaft.

I have a completed V202 that I use at the current time.

I really love these boats.

Apr 14, 2013
18' Cruisers Inc.
by: Dave S

The photos show a beautiful boat;

My comment is on the transom.

There are (2) transom height classes:
- 15", 22" made for short and long shaft outboards.

The 15" has been superseded by the 22" for rough waters since the 15" was too low and the boat's wake would swamp it when coming off plane.

Though the original designs for that period were mostly for short shaft (15")motors unless one is fixed on originality the longer shaft is safer and is the modern layout.

I would want the boat with the higher transom.

Jan 14, 2013
I love the wood boat.
by: Douglas Scott Peer

I love this boat its pretty.

I have a attachment to it my dad had owned one when I was a kid.
Would love to own one one day.

Sep 26, 2012
Nice Boat
by: Al DeForest

Looks great.

I have my own project going, but I hope whomever it goes to treats it as well as its gotten in the past.


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