1950's or 60's ?? Crosby Hydrodyne Hoosier Line

Discussion in 'Hydrodyne Runabouts' started by mikelsranger, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. mikelsranger


    Jul 16, 2008
    Boat Model and Year:
    Crosby Hydradyne 19??
    This is not my boat, it belongs to my supervisor at work. He doesn't do internet very well and he wanted me to try to get some information on it if I could. I have looked at other places and can't seem to find alot, so I figured, "why not here?".

    Here is all the info I have on it with some pics, maybe someone familiar with these boats will recognize it.

    Model # Hydradyne # 3 Hoosier Line

    Serial # 11-55 328 or 388?? (second # is scratched hard to tell).

    Crosby Aeromarine

    It is Fiberglass Bottomside, and Wood topside. Steering is on Left side, sections are not walkthru.

    Any Help to Identify the year and approximate worth of this nice boat would be appreciated.

    Thank You

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  2. 2MERCS

    2MERCS Administrator

    Dec 14, 2004
    Eastvale, Ca
    Boat Model and Year:
    1973 Hydrodyne 18 w/Twin 1150 Mercs
    Serial numbers are not a good reference point due to the variables involved. Based on the number you listed as 11-55 (Probably the Build Date) 388 is probably the number that were built up to yours I would say 1955 (Or early 1956) you can compare the boat to the following ad by Mercury Marine in 1957 http://www.hydrodyners.com/ads.php . Hoosier Line was the model name used by Crosby up to the Archer-Daniels-Midland Corporate ownership days when Crosby Aeromarine became a Sub-Division. It wasn't until later that Ab Crosby started the Hydrodyne Boat Company. (See the History Section about this topic http://www.hydrodyners.com/history/hydrocompany.php )

    Hope this helps,

    PS I believe that 1957 was the last year for the Wood Topped boats.
  3. Dyner68

    Dyner68 Hydrodyner

    Jun 6, 2007
    Bloomington, MN
    Boat Model and Year:
    68 Hydrodyne/Ford 302 Interceptor/ Volvo 200 I/O
    Nice looking Hydrodyne. According to http://www.fiberglassics.com/crosby/ it's pre-1958. Vintage boats of this age are do not have any book value. They are simply worth whatever someone will pay to get one. Good luck.

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