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61SkiBee
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HI to all the Trojan Runabout Owners!:mrgreen:

This looks like a better layout than the old forum. Let's try to get together here with any and all info on our Trojan Runabouts.

Here's the list so far:

Steve:
12' 1953 Sea Queen Deluxe w 15 hp 1954 Evinrude

Bill:
1960 Ski Bee w Ford 289

Don:
14' 1953

Buddy:
15' 1958 w Johnson 50 hp

Guy:
17' 1961 Ski Bee w Ford 292

Sean:
1955 Sea Queen, original 35 hp Evinrude Lark

Paul:
16’ Sea Queen (?) w Evinrude 50 hp 4 cyl.

George:
1957, 1956 and 1958 Ski Bees
Last edited by 61SkiBee on Mon Mar 28, 2005 6:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Ford 292 Interceptor (pictured)
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Runabout Owners Group List

Post by admin »

I made a special group index for the runabout Owners Group
Hope this makes it easier.

Trojan Boats Webadmin :P
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Post by 61SkiBee »

Thanks admin!

I have posted the Runabout Owners list over there, too. :D
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Hopefully someone can help me. I inherited a Trojan wooden boat that I cant seem to figure out what it is. I've been told it is a "Ski Bee", but the emblems on the port and starboard side Aft, say "Sea Bee". An old "4-sale" sign i found in it said it was a 1959, but my father-in-law said he thought it was a 1958. I cant seem to find very much info on the internet. Can someone help out with the differences between the 2. This Trojan has an old Y-block in-board V8 and the sides of the boat look like 57 Chevy fins.
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Any photos ? Any numbers

Look at the runabout section maybe some info there that may help

http://www.trojanboats.net/wforum/viewforum.php?f=2
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Yes, pics would be great. As soon as you get the info together, be sure to add your boat to the list.

Sorry for the late reply. I hope you marked this thread to followl

Here goes a guess: I have some old Trojan runabout promotional material with photos of a few of the models.

One is of a 1959 Ski Bee, 18 ft. with FINS! Real swanky looking boat. I hope you've got ahold of one of these. Could be the only one in existence. I think all the inboard runabouts were Ski Bees, and the Sea Bees were outboards, but I could be wrong. Are the Sea Bee emblems real chrome originals? Again, pics would help.

I'll post the pic I have on the forum as soon as Prowlerfish reminds me how to do that. (Thanks P.) Then I hope we get to see your boat too.
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Ford 292 Interceptor (pictured)
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photos are easier now just hit the attachment and pull them off your PC would like to see them
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Here is the complete lineup of pics that I have:

The '59 Trojan Ski Bee 18' with the fins.
Ski Bee '59 18' JPEG.jpg
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This '58 15-footer that looks like an I/O. (I didn't know that Trojan made I/O runabouts!)
Ski Bee '58 15' JPEG.jpg
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A '58 18-footer that is really moving. This one looks similar to my '61 17 1//2'.
The big V on the stern definitely looks like my setup
Ski Bee '58 18' JPEG.jpg
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This 1956 17' is also similar to my '61, but not quite as close as the '58.
Ski Bee '56 17' JPEG.jpg
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I don't think the model years mean too much - I suspect many of these models came out in various years. It would've been easier to identify them if each had been given a specific model name.
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Thanks
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Prowlerfish, I kind of went back and forth on getting the pics in order. The four that I have are now included in the post. I hope TerryG gets back to verify his "'57 Chevy" fins.
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Ford 292 Interceptor (pictured)
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61SkiBee Thanks for the info. I know it’s been forever since you posted. For some reason, I never got the notification. The first picture you added, the 59 18’ Ski Bee is the exact boat I have.

Just got it in the garage and starting to disassemble it for restoration.
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Hi, do you still have the trojan ski bee with fins??
I just bought one and couldn't find any others online!!!
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Yes, I still have my 59 Ski Bee. Sorry, I haven’t been on this forum in a long time. Any pictures of yours? I’d love to see it.
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