National Geographic : 1966 Mar
For the man who has everything Some fishermen say our Sportsman is the best all around fishing boat ever built. Far be it from us to disagree. It's a brand new breed of all-purpose boat that's convertible in minutes for all kinds of fun. Snap on the deck cover and it's a smart run about. Face a front seat aft and it's a ski boat. Turn the rear seats around and it's a big water fishing boat. Or take the seats ashore for beach partying or camping. The walk-through folding windshield makes docking or going ashore as easy as stepping but the best fishing boat built off a curb. And gives you easy access to the foredeck fishing platform. You can play a fish all around the compass from any place in the boat. We sometimes call it a 16-footer, just be cause it's 16'-2/2" long. That doesn't do it justice. We should call it a short-18 because it's an 18-footer in everything ex cept the last two feet of pointed nose (who needs it?). It has more cockpit space and walk-around room than the roomiest "18's." And it has more flotation, stability and riding comfort. It's a dry boat on any heading. When a con ventional boat hits a wave, it throws spray up. The Gull Wing hull rides the spray. Its spray tunnels turn it down - creating hy draulic lift. The bigger the waves, the great er the shock absorbing lift. The more you know about boats, the more you'll appreciate what the Sportsman does for fishing. See the Sportsman at your Evinrude dealer (he's listed in the Yellow Pages). Catalog free. Write Evinrude Motors, 4308 N. 27th St., Milwaukee, Wis. 53216. EVINRUDE first in outboards OIWISON OF OUTDOAROMARINE CORP.