I bought a Slipper on Criagslist earlier this summer. Fiberglass, ash gun wales; beautiful boat and a lot of fun to paddle.
I finally got around to putting new tags on the boat last week and the DMV/ DNR ran the serial number and it came up as a 1968 Fiberglass Mad River.
Multiple things wrong with this…
- MR vintages for the slipper, in fiberglass, run 83-85 (as the Lady Slipper) and 86-95 as the Slipper.
- The Malecite didn’t drop until '74.
- SN makes it look like an '87 as far as I can tell…
To make things even weirder I asked the guy I bought the boat from when he bought it and he said in the early 70s.
I emailed MR to ask for their help but thought I’d ask this group for thoughts/ ideas as well. It’s possible numbers just got fat fingered during the data entry with the DNR I suppose, and that’s likely the correct answer. Nonetheless, seems interesting to me…wonder if anyone else has ever had something similar?