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Treasures out of the PNW's rain forest 1 year 4 days ago #140142

I was able to acquire a 1958 Glasspar Avalon powered by a 1958 Mercury Mark 78 "dock-buster" today.
rescued from its forgotten parking place of 40 years, as the area is being logged.
About the only thing of value left of the old Mark 78 was a dent free cowl wrap, and the little aluminum 'spoon shaped' cover for the rewind retaining nut.,...And the bronze propeller (15p)
The Avalon has a real nice glass windshield, with cast aluminum frameworks. The hull also has almost all the original cast aluminum pieces at the bow, and transom. It even has a set of original front seat floor brackets, and a very early Ride-Guide steering system.
I plan on keeping the aluminum pieces & steering system protected, and available to any interested parties restoring an Avalon, but I plan on cutting up the hull, and disposing of it.
Send a PM if interested in any of these goodies.
doc


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Treasures out of the PNW's rain forest 1 year 4 days ago #140149

Wow, great find!

Bob

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Treasures out of the PNW's rain forest 1 year 3 days ago #140151

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Those banana slugs just don't like the taste of fiberglass.
Nice find, so sad when someone just lets them sit. Could have at least given it away.
No dinosaur eggs or giant millipedes under the seat?

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Treasures out of the PNW's rain forest 11 months 4 weeks ago #140235

hey what about snakes or better yet wasps. ouch

billy

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Treasures out of the PNW's rain forest 11 months 4 weeks ago #140236

Hey Doc,

I sent a message request.

Thanks,
Terry

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Treasures out of the PNW's rain forest 11 months 3 weeks ago #140266

I did not receive it.
I'll try sending one to you.
doc

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Treasures out of the PNW's rain forest 11 months 3 weeks ago #140268

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Damn , a Merc CANNOT hide from the DOC! I imagine your logging buddy's come across all kinds of "stuff"!

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