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Offline Cookiemann

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Whatever happened to Valco Boats
« on: April 18, 2009, 12:02:41 PM »
Hello All,
Never been on this forum before.

My very first fishing boat, nearly 30 yrs ago, was a used Valco 14ft aluminum.  What a great boat...like we all have said many times "I wish I still had that boat".  A year ago last  August we took a permanent campsite at a place on a lake, where we were back when I owned that boat. 

Does anyone know if they are still in business or if someone bought them out and still makes boats with the same designs they used to??

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Re: Whatever happened to Valco Boats
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2009, 12:44:25 PM »
It has been a few years but I believe that Valco suddenly shut down.   I read that Klamath bought some of the assets.  I still have a 12-foot Valco.  Fished out of a 12-footer two summers in Canada.  I have not used mine in a long time.

http://www.gregorboats.com/
http://www.klamathboats.com/util.html
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Re: Whatever happened to Valco Boats
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2009, 11:06:50 PM »
No dealers for either of those 2 companys near here...Minnesota.  I think the one I had all those years ago had been a trade-in and was brought here by someone who had been transfered into The Cities for work.  Maybe if I win the lottery I'll be able to get one shipped in. ;D

 ??? Did you know???
The boats used in the old movei .Creature from the Black Lagoon, and also from a newer movie Dante's Peak were Valco's
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Re: Whatever happened to Valco Boats
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2009, 07:17:16 AM »
I bought mine about 40-years back.  It was great to put on top of my Land cruiser or on the pickup lumber rack.  Very handy to launch over the bank on lakes and streams.  I use a 17 Bluefin for most of my boat fishing now days.
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