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New member, my project: 1960s Owens 1 month 3 weeks ago #140444

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Less wind, less wet today

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New member, my project: 1960s Owens 1 month 3 weeks ago #140445

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Great pics Mats! Enjoy!

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New member, my project: 1960s Owens 1 month 3 weeks ago #140446

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Thanks PC! I had A LOT OF FUN. Runs about 43 kmh or 28 mph which feels real fast on the water, faster than I would of thought! Boat runs great, steers great, its just amazing.. I feel blessed

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Good for you Mats. Nothing like getting your "new" boat out on the water. Great pics too!

Frank
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New member, my project: 1960s Owens 1 month 2 weeks ago #140477

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So guys, I have a question.. Something ive been wondering. I do not see anyone else with the same model as me, I have seen some owens/cutters but not many, why is this? Are they not populair? Or just extremely rare? Still trying to find more information on my boat

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New member, my project: 1960s Owens 1 month 2 weeks ago #140478

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Did you check the Glassic Library (above). there is an extensive history of the company.
I have know Owens boats from the mid 50's but only as wooden cruisers. My father in law had one. I never knew they made a glass boat called Owens but I was familiar with the Cutters. Looks like in the early 60's they were splashing out quite a few glass boats according to the article so I wouldn't say yours was rare but just not too many left around anymore that are on the water.

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New member, my project: 1960s Owens 1 month 2 weeks ago #140479

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I'm working on getting an almost junk 1959 Cutter Jet Deville back on the water. Removed all the wet sponge "floatation" foam under the seats, as well as the wet sponge transom, and have already replaced the transom. Much more transom glass work to do before the summer is out, and the whole boat needs paint, especially the poor brush job on the deck. Also have a '62 70 hp I-6 short shaft Merc being built for it. Need a couple 3 gallon gas tanks, too difficult anymore to hoist a 6 gallon one...

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New member, my project: 1960s Owens 1 month 2 weeks ago #140480

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Sabre, I did read the library. Multiple times. Just wish there’d be more pictures, this winter I’m continueing the restoration, adding upgrades, making things better, redoung things etc. Thanks for the tips

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New member, my project: 1960s Owens 1 month 2 weeks ago #140481

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Pc,

Ive been following your progress on facebook and here, best of luck on the project. Looks to be in great hands
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Been working off and on on the old Gator trailer Mats. May do some more work on the transom this weekend, even if we do have a house full with visitors!

Not sure I can pull this trailer completely apart and be able to lift stuff.

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New member, my project: 1960s Owens 1 month 2 weeks ago #140504

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Looking for these parts, if anyone has some for sale or spare please contact me on here, trying to make the boat to its best potential



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New member, my project: 1960s Owens 2 weeks 2 days ago #140864

Here's another one redding.craigslist.org/boa/d/red-bluff-1960-owens-17-fiberglass-boat/6944562114.html

I really want to buy it but other half would delete me if I bring home another stray

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New member, my project: 1960s Owens 1 week 10 hours ago #140945

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Nice find! Would make a cool project.. I wish I could take on another project. But I don't have time for my first one! I would like a small sailing boat with a small cabin.

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