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    1987 Aero Twin Obs

    Kinda new to the OB world, have had them before but only on sub 21ft checkmates. After good luck with on my two 28 panteras, i wanted something that was smaller and twin 2 strokes.

    I knew of a 24ft Aero(24x7) with twin 200 hp mercs and kept at the owner. He finally decided to sell it to me. She needs some love, but nothing to crazy.

    She is a little rocket. Currently rebuilding the carbs and general service. Plus removing oil injection and black boxes to keep the motors safe.

    Future plans are to perform a complete resto-mod style boat similar to 28 skater or Cigarette gladiator interior. PPI bucket seats, center console throttles and a extended cockpit.

    Here are a few pictures from the day i picked it up.

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    Good looking boat.
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    Nice boat

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    Always liked the lines on these. Bring her back to life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg G View Post
    Always liked the lines on these. Bring her back to life!
    I really liked the twin OB on offshore brackets. Looks so mean in the water. Boat is titled as a 29ft. lol

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    seems to me I went to a shop that made these in michigan years ago. I
    think l still have an ad for them and a brochure

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    My brother had one.....called Flyaway in NY ...... think it was grey......nice boat... looks like old super boat deck from the rear shot.

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    I’ve seen a couple for sale over the yrs, one here recently, but know nothing about them.
    I'd rather be competitive w/junk I built in my garage than win w/stuff I bought.


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    Quote Originally Posted by scott reierson View Post
    seems to me I went to a shop that made these in michigan years ago. I think l still have an ad for them and a brochure
    Correct. They made a 24, 27 and I believe a 32.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slpcamaross97 View Post
    Kinda new to the OB world, have had them before but only on sub 21ft checkmates. After good luck with on my two 28 panteras, i wanted something that was smaller and twin 2 strokes.

    I knew of a 24ft Aero(24x7) with twin 200 hp mercs and kept at the owner. He finally decided to sell it to me. She needs some love, but nothing to crazy.

    She is a little rocket. Currently rebuilding the carbs and general service. Plus removing oil injection and black boxes to keep the motors safe.

    Future plans are to perform a complete resto-mod style boat similar to 28 skater or Cigarette gladiator interior. PPI bucket seats, center console throttles and a extended cockpit.

    Here are a few pictures from the day i picked it up.


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    Her first night kept indoors in 19 years
    Was your boat originally an I/O that was converted? Looks it based on the sunpad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg G View Post
    Was your boat originally an I/O that was converted? Looks it based on the sunpad.
    Boat was built as a OB for the factory. But did retain all of the IO spacing. Thats why i want to extend the cockpit some.

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    Gotcha. If you get a moment take a good picture of the interior of the transom. Would be interesting to see how they laid everything out in there and supported the brackets given they kept the entire doghouse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott reierson View Post
    seems to me I went to a shop that made these in michigan years ago. I
    think l still have an ad for them and a brochure
    Ill buy it off of you if you find it! trying to find the AERO logo and design logo to put on the boat.

    So the Aero was built in Mi. By a guy named Jim Klem. He started in the 70s selling a copy of the magnum 27ft and the Cheetah 24ft. I heard that a aero 27 ft was about half the cost of a FL Magnum. And for many new racers they bought a aero due to price. Was told that the build quality was ok. But Jim Klem rigging was not.

    Later on in the 80s is when he started with the Pantera style deck on the 24fts with a Magnum style window. The bottom and hull sides were from the Cheetah(Multiple builders made copies of that famous 24x7 hull).

    Klem also started multiple boat companies like Panther, Lancer, Aero-Tech, Awesome,

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    Ive seen two 24' twin O/Bs for sale and both had the lounge.

    Have you seen them w/splashwells?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg G View Post
    Gotcha. If you get a moment take a good picture of the interior of the transom. Would be interesting to see how they laid everything out in there and supported the brackets given they kept the entire doghouse.
    I'd rather be competitive w/junk I built in my garage than win w/stuff I bought.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg G View Post
    Gotcha. If you get a moment take a good picture of the interior of the transom. Would be interesting to see how they laid everything out in there and supported the brackets given they kept the entire doghouse.
    Here is a bad picture. Click image for larger version. 

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