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1964 Sales brochure
Courtesy of P. Guibord 2006

Good Trailer Info
Coutesy of ACBS
1965 Aroliner Specs

Vessel Name
Home Port
Bettendorf, Iowa
Cabinaire Hardtop
Mfgr Serial
Year Mfgd
mid 1940s
DOT Serial
Boat License
IL 5396R old
Motor Brand/HP/xS/YR
Trailer Brand / YR/Type
Bill M

Photos courtesy of Curt C. April 2011

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Sold May 2018 - Reported moving to Escanaba, MI

Project Beginning...
Winnipeg, MN
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Hi Doug,

I have always loved looking through the pictures and stories of the Aroliner boats on your web site (great job).

A few years ago I was able to purchase an Aroliner Cabinaire not to far from where I live.

At the time, I was truly excited about the thought of restoring it.

But, time has passed and I just can't seem to find the time to dedicate to the project.  I am now thinking I should sell the boat to someone who is willing to complete the restoration.

In the beginning I did remove the original rotted wood transom (and have not yet replaced it).  I have removed all the accessory items for cleaning.  I have had the original cracked windshield replaced with a new tempered glass windshield.  I have removed the old large side glass windows because the rubber molding holding them in had deteriorated and also I felt it would be easier to clean the aluminum around the windows easier if they were removed.  I still have the original side windows which are in very nice condition and I have new molding to reinstall them with.  I had started the aluminum cleaning process but there is still work to be done.  I had a friend reproduce a couple Aroliner decals for me.  The trailer looks homemade but it is what came with the boat and I have put new tires on it.  I trailered the boat two hours to get it home and had no trouble at all.  The body of the boat is in great condition (no dings or dents).  I have not had the boat in water but I really don't think that would be a problem (all the rivets seem to be intact and in good condition).

The boat number on the Aroliner dash plate is 474.  I believe this would date the boat in the 1940's.

If you know of anyone that might be interested in the boat please let me know.  Or, feel free to give them my contact info.

I have several parts that are not shown in the photos that would go with the sale of the boat.  I also have all of the boats history as shared from the previous owner.  It has quite a great story.  I am truly just the second owner of the boat.

Thanks for your time.  I hope you can help me find a good home for this great little boat.

Curt Conner.

Curt Conner Bettendorf, IA. 52722 (563) 343-2665

Cleaning begins
Winnipeg, MN
more cleaning
Side view
Removed handrails
Winnipeg, MN
Windshield removed for replacement
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Paint stripping in progress
Winnipeg, MN
Transom being replaced
Side view
Some of the components removed for cleaning
Side view
ABC Serial plate

Arriving to new home port
Winnipeg, MN
Original stern view
Side view
Side view
Parked in the shade

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