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1958 Crestliner Arabian 6 years 4 months ago #57189

I have a 14 foot 1958 fiberglass Crestliner that I believe to be an Arabian. We are interested in restoring. I am having difficulty finding good pictures of it if anyone has any that they would like to share with me I would greatly appreciate it. I would also appreciate any information on the boat. Thank you.

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Re:1958 Crestliner Arabian 6 years 4 months ago #57191

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Welcome Brandie, glad to have you join us. The Crestliner brochures in the Glassic Library don't list the Arabian until 1959, have you had a look at those? Sometimes even the factory literature was incorrect, maybe someone can help if you post some pics.
www.fiberglassics.com/library/File:Crestlinerbb001.jpg

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Re:1958 Crestliner Arabian 6 years 4 months ago #57194

the boat title is for a 58 the trailer the motor are 59.

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Re:1958 Crestliner Arabian 6 years 4 months ago #57204

Brandie,

I have 2 Arabians, a 59 and a 60 I believe. I bought the 60 so I could see what the interior of the 59 should look like.

2 things about restoring them to be aware of are that the floors had a balsa core between the outer skin and the floor. The 59 had water logged balsa.

I removed the floor and formed 2 layers of marine 1/4 ply.

The second is the transom. I replaced that as well.

It wasn't terribly difficult but if you are lucky yours won't need it.

Take lots of pictures and let's see if we can help you.

Ken

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Hello, World!!

Re:1958 Crestliner Arabian 6 years 4 months ago #57224

Have you visited the vintage Crestliner website yet?

retrocrestliner.com/

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