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REO Trollabout


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Old 01-04-2019, 09:57:37 AM
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I stumbled across a REO Trollabout recently. I acquired what appears to be an unfired REO engine and two Trollabout kits. I searched this site and found a gentleman named Tall Texan who actually had the REO Trollabout demo boat but havenít been able to find him.

Does anyone know a REO collector? It looks like the kit and motor have never been used so Iím trying to find them a good home. Thank you!
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Very interested in the REO Trollabout. I have been looking for one in good or better condition for a long time. Would you ship the engine and one kit? I am in Robertsdale Alabama.
If you would advise your phone and best time to call I will call and discuss.
Thanks, Arthur Donaghy

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Before we get to calling each other I would like to give you some information. The last single complete REO Trollabout kit that I saw for sale was $1600 in used condition. If you are still interested after knowing this valuation I would be more than happy to call you.

Some of the REO parts I have are still in the original packaging. I even have the original hardware in the original cotton sack.
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I have 3 REO Trollabout engines, one still on its angled boat mount plate. The model G engines are the same as 'regular' REO engines, with the exception that they are direct throttled - no governor. The throttle control is directly mounted on the engine. It uses a clutch that either acts as a direct drive or uses a friction drive disc for reverse. Although REO was supposd to have recalled the Trollabout, there are quite a few still out there! The one I have, on the angled motor mount, was still in a boat, when I saw it. The guys in the yard were in the course of cutting the boat up for scrap. I did manage to get the engine and mount, as well as the prop and a small section of the drive shaft. The stuffing box and rudder had already been cut up when I arrived. At one time, I had the lowest and highest serial numbered engines, but now that many more have surfaced, that is no longer true. I believe that the Trollabout was built between 1953-4.
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Thank you for your reply! That’s awesome that you have 3 engines. Just out of curiosity, do you know of any other REO collectors? The motor I have appears to have never been used. There isn’t even any varnish in the fuel tank. I also have one kit that looks bran new and another kit that looks like it’s 95% there.
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Default Re: REO Trollabout

i collect aircooled inboards, i'm working on a trollabout now and have most of the parts it came with. i'd be interested in purchasing 1 if u come up with a price and post it on engineads like its suppose to be.

my inboards. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xb0ikhNDcRA
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