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1967 Larson Runabout


The boat is sold!


16’ Larson All American, 1967

  • Trailer included
  • Up-to date tags on the boat and trailer need to get new tags
  • Engine: Honda 45 HP 4-Stroke 1994 (?)
  • Kicker: Mercury 4 HP 1993 (?)
  • Fishfinder: Humminbird with gray-scale screen

We’ve really enjoyed this boat. We bought it about 10 years ago and have taken it to the San Juan’s many times, to the Gulf Islands, and even to Desolation Sound for a 2 week camping trip. On that trip, we trailered it to Lund, which took us within a few miles of the Sound.  It’s now moored in Lake Washington and I take it out a couple times a week, usually to Carillon Point for Starbucks. We occasionally motor it through the locks and across the Sound to Winslow for lunch.  We’re selling it to make room for our new boat which will go where we’re mooring it.  It’s in my driveway on the trailer.

  • The motor will push the boat about 24 MPH. I cruise at about 20 most of the time.
  • It’s been in fresh water (Lake Washington) for about a  year, in a covered slip. Before that I used it mostly in the Sound, always running it in fresh water afterwards to flush the salt from the engine.
  • It doesn’t have bottom paint so the bottom is green and slimy from being in the lake for a year. It will need a full scrubbing when it’s returned to the trailer.
  • There’s a locking box on the port side to store an anchor and other gear. The port-side seat sits on the box and tilts forward to access the box. The starboard drivers seat swivels.
  • I get the motors tuned up every spring by Three Rivers Marine. They are a licensed Honda repair shop. I tuned up the kicker last spring and didn’t run it all year, and now it doesn’t start. It needs to be looked at.  The Honda uses a little more oil than it used to, but doesn’t smoke, and there are no leaks that either I or the mechanic can find.
  • The boat leaks a little. I never knew that until I kept it in the water full-time. I pump about 1 or 2 gallons out every week.  It’s almost certainly coming in from the bow where it’s been run up on beaches and rough places over the years. You can see some patching in the second picture below.
  • New marine battery (1 year)
  • New poly gas tank (2 year) 18 gallons (?)
  • Regulation bow and stern lights
  • Currently insured through State Farm Insurance
  • Drainable fuel/water separator. We got watered-down gas in Canada once and I spent a lot of time hanging over the engine draining water from the carbs. 
  • 4 fenders and 4 mooring lines. Two flotation seat cushions. Two OK life jackets.
  • Some downrigger stuff – the previous owner was a serious Salmon fisherman.

Gear for a long weekend 

Skyline Marina near Anacortes


Kicker and motor

DSCN1208   DSCN1204

A previous owner added the aluminum angle mounts on the transom. I don’t know why. The transom seems sound.


Desolation Sound


Desolation Sound


Meryll in boat


September 9, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. How many seats does the boat have? Is there the possibility to add more?

    Comment by Todd Jackson | April 22, 2010 | Reply

    • It has the 2 forward seats, and the Port-side box works well as another. There’s room on the Starbord side behind the driver to mount a pedestal seat. We usually place a large cooler there for the fourth person to sit on.

      Comment by tomlarkin | April 23, 2010 | Reply

  2. This just popped up on Craigslist (tacoma). Are you still selling the boat? If so, I’m interested. If not, I guess someone is spamming your ad.


    Comment by Daryl | March 30, 2011 | Reply

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