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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18142

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1958 Skagit 20 Express

1960 Dolphin Salty 16 Flybridge

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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18147

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Our 1957 Skagit 17 Express. We did a lot of crabbing and camping this season.
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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18157

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Gentleman and ladies;
When I started this thread I wanted to put the names together with the boats that we all share her on FG.
Here we are into the second page.
The photos, the comments, the attitudes of the boat owners/restorers is second to none. It is truly inspirational, not only to each other, but to the new folks and guests that visit this sight.
Hopefully these shots will inspire people to go ahead and get that old boat they see sitting behind their neighbors shed and breath new life back into it. Put it back out on the water with family and friends where it was originally intended to be.
I know for myself and my wife, it has truly created a new facet in our time here on this planet.
My hats off and a deep bow to each and every one of you.
Neil Ousnamer
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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18171

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Nice shots of your 17 Melanie! Yeah you made us all look like landlubbers this year. Looking forward to camping with you two again on Nov 7/8th out on Skagit, with a.......Skagit!
Rick's former Catalina looks good in the background.
I'll get Rick to post here too.

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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18176

Didn't get on the water as much as we would have liked with this one. A '60 Glasspar Club Mariner. Had our '72 Thunderbird cuddy on a local mountain lake all summer.
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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18178

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Had some nice days in the San Juans , Melanie has my Dorsett Catalina in the background of her post and I sold my Skagit 17' convertible to end the year with a Dorsett San Juan (My last boat dear ) Winter project is a 1959 Larson Falls Flyer should be ready early spring

Sorry folks ! can't get the pictures to post ??? :(

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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18182

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Here's a pic of our '59 Thunderhawk " Just Ducky " she gets lots of running and thumbs up ;) Good thread !!
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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18184

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would make for a nice 2011 calendar!

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I ain't here for a long time, I'm here for a good time !

Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18187

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Here's our other boat, when the need for speed hits me ;) 1990 Shadow STV
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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18189

I had my '57 Lone Star out alot this year

Next year I hope to have the '57 Winner on the water

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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18194

Glassers,59 Carribean to
be in the water for 2011 season

Rick
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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18195

Glassers, Will have 59 L/S Carribean
in the water for 2011.I can't wait.
Tee Nee with retro fenders almost done.

Rick.
Congratuations to all for keeping
the dream alive!!

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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18312

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WE'll Im On the water every weekend... But With This thing 48' foot 12'beam non stop party.. 20,000 watt club sound system... all powered by a nice nice nice.......................wait for it.................yamaha 115 outboard it goes about ...6mph on the GPS! ... season is over for this one.... winter the G3 gets the work out LOL

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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18313

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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18400

Here is "Quitchabitchin"...a 1969 Chris Craft Cavalier 17' Ski Boat powered by a 230 hp Chris Craft Marine 327Q with a direct drive Paragon transmission.
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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18401

And from the front...
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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18402

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Chris Craft, wonderful boats. I will own one one day.
I want a big old one. In the 50's or 60's and at least 34 foot.
Welcome aboard FG.
Neil

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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18465

Summer of 2010 in our 62 Chris Craft Sea Skiff. LOVE her!
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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18487

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My current ride......
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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18498

T2x ....cool racer more pix & details please

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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18506

DITTO!!!!!!!!!


Bob

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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18510

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MadProps wrote:

T2x ....cool racer more pix & details please




www.darrensoffshorephotos.com/thewing.html

www.powercatboat.com/Switzer/Luhrs/rl.html

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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18511

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You just gotta love that Switzer ;) What sort of #'s do you get with that beauty ?? Hydrofoil boat was something you don't see to often either !!

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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18512

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bogman wrote:

You just gotta love that Switzer ;) What sort of #'s do you get with that beauty ?? Hydrofoil boat was something you don't see to often either !!


I've had her up to about 110...... with plenty more to go.

The hulls were capable of 110 to 120 back in the day with a pair of 140 hp (at the crankshaft) Mercury in line "stackers". Our engines are putting out something over 350 hp each...(at the prop shaft). so we are close to triple the horsepower available when the boat was originally built. No one will ever find out how fast it really is....... but I will certainly get it up over 120.

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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18513

Only second season on the water. Out side cosmetics it could use.
Picking up a spare engine Saturday.




Last two pics are why we do it. #1 son made it up, #2 almost.
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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18517

Someday I will get a pic of the 64 Aqua Ray in the water
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1964 Custom Craft Aqua Ray
1959 Glastron Seaflite
1959 Tomahawk Spirit

Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18519

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This thread has really taken off.
Every time I come to Fiberglassics, which is everyday, I come to this thread first. Whether is has a new post or not.
Gotta scroll through the pics and get my "fix". :)
Thanks to everyone.
Keep em coming guys, this is great stuff.
Neil

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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18523

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+1 for you Neil, excellent idea you had with this thread! ;)

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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18530

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I've had her up to about 110...... with plenty more to go.

The hulls were capable of 110 to 120 back in the day with a pair of 140 hp (at the crankshaft) Mercury in line "stackers". Our engines are putting out something over 350 hp each...(at the prop shaft). so we are close to triple the horsepower available when the boat was originally built. No one will ever find out how fast it really is....... but I will certainly get it up over 120.

T2x[/quote]

Really quite incredable when you think of a design from that era with the materials available and that is still considered fast today !! SPECIAL boat...

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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18531

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Well my pic wont load and I cant figure out how to delete the post sorry :angry:

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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18534

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Thank you Mark
I hope everyone else is enjoying it also.
Neil

Coming soon
Found a Wacanda. She's got FINS. Pics tomorrow.

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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18541

These photos want me to get my Glassics ready for next year. :woohoo:
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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18548

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1958 Crestliner Commander Aluminum 12' Runabout- this was it's FIRST YEAR EVER SINCE NEW with forward controls in it- this one was hardly used on a tiny pond with a small tiller motor on it for 30 years and then slept the last 20 years until I got it. It is a fantastic riding boat, very stable for a 12' runabout. It only has run with an 18 on it, can't wait to REALLY go with a 25 on it next year. Brand new fir front seat, and new transom, everything else is original.

The other boat is a '74 Starcraft rowboat that I made (crudely) into a runabout. It goes amazingly well for the small craft it is but is tippy.
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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18551

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JBOw wrote:

Well my pic wont load and I cant figure out how to delete the post sorry :angry:


Send it to me, I'll "fix it" and send it back to you to post. (You can click on my signature pic to go to a page where you can send me a) message.

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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18554

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bogman wrote:

Really quite incredable when you think of a design from that era with the materials available and that is still considered fast today !! SPECIAL boat...


In the past 55 years I have driven, raced and built everything from early Powercats to Mod U tunnel boats to current era Offshore cats. Nothing in my experience with air entrapment hulls feels or acts anything like this "wing". Dave Switzer's "stroke of genius" is still arguably the fastest and most efficient hull design ever created.

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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18558

Bogman,
My dad knew Bob Massey who was killed years and years ago in one of his wings testing at Elisnore. Did you know him? His shop was right around the corner from our house. And dad's good friend was Massey's glass guy. His name is still on the cowl of one of Bobs old wings.

They were sure a fun boat to watch in the old Parker 9 hour.

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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18560

Hopefully next year, will be able to run some restored glass on the lakes.

Until that time, was able to enjoy the waters in a restored 1954 13.5' Century Imperial Sportsman with its restored original mated 1954 Big Twin Electric Evinrude 25. When up on plane, all problems seemed to just float away.






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old rigger wrote:

Bogman,
My dad knew Bob Massey who was killed years and years ago in one of his wings testing at Elisnore. Did you know him? His shop was right around the corner from our house. And dad's good friend was Massey's glass guy. His name is still on the cowl of one of Bobs old wings.

They were sure a fun boat to watch in the old Parker 9 hour.


Bob Massey was not killed in a wing.... He was badly injured in a triple engine Jones wooden tunnel hull a short time after he stopped driving wings.

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Re:Your Current Ride 7 years 8 months ago #18607

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So here are the ones that got used or worked on this year, 2 more in the yard waiting (58 Lake and Sea w/ 58 Mark 78 and 64 Super G with 63 Merc 1000) and negotiating on another a 69 Magnum Missle...help me.
Randy

SORRY can't seem to post pictures they should have been:

69 Switzer Shooting Star with Merc 1500XS
64 MFG Edinborough with 66 Merc 950
62 Glasspar G3 with 62 Merc 700
74 Hydrostream Vector, restored awaiting 74 Merc 1500 install
78 Chris Craft 23 Lancer, Volvo/Chevy outdrive

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Your Current Ride 10 months 3 weeks ago #133599

My ride this summer: a 1981 Glastron SSV151 in pretty good condition. A bit underpowered with only a 35hp but I can still do mid-twenties with the bimini up.
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