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andgott
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This is my current restoration project- A 1960 Glasspar Citation runabout. If you are interested, you can see it in far more detail on my site- http://www.agott.com/glasspar


The plan is to return it to factory appearance, and better than new condition.


As you can see, she started out VERY rough-


But, The price was right, it was close to home, and I fell in love with the lines. She's got a neat classic look, without being too over the top.


The condition was pretty bad. Rotten floor, Rotten transom, Rotten stringers. For the most part- If it was wood, it was rotten. So- I took it apart-



That's the original 1960 Gator Tilt Trailer that it's on, too!



Then stripped it all down bare-




Rebuilt the transom-





That's 3 new layers of plywood, with a layer of 1708 Biaxial cloth and a layer of 9 oz cloth, all tabbed and filleted in to the hull. WAY stronger than the old- But still the same thickness. Hopefully I'll get another 50 years out of it.

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-My Website-

http://www.agott.com

January 2, 2010 at 1:50 PM Flag Quote & Reply

andgott
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Now for some new stringers. First, I need to make them- I had the old ones in good enough condition to use as templates-



The originals were solid wood, but I'm replacing them with plywood, laminated togther and then saturated with epoxy. Should last.



Filleted & Tabbed in place-



I started with the center stringer, making SURE that it was installed plumb & square...


Once that had cured, I installed the other stringers-



And the frames.



Now- It's time for a floor!



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-My Website-

http://www.agott.com

January 2, 2010 at 2:06 PM Flag Quote & Reply

andgott
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-My Website-

http://www.agott.com

January 2, 2010 at 5:08 PM Flag Quote & Reply

andgott
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There was no built in floatation in the original boat, so I decided to add some where I could. Under the floor is a natural place. There isn't a whole lot of room there, but I was able to cram enough in thereto provide about 200 lbs of buoyancy-



 

 

 

 

 

The floor was screwed in to the stringers and frames. I put a nice,generous bed of thickened epoxy on top of them first, and bed the floor in that.-



 

 

 

 

 

The floor is 2 sheets of plywood- It's 48" wide and about 12 feet long.

 

 


Part of the problem with rot in the boat before was that the bilge was sealed off, other than the drain plug in the transom. There was no way to get into the bilge to clean it or let it dry- so it would always be damp. I left an opening for access-



 

 

 

 

 

Then, I 'glassed it all-



 

 

 

 

 

Next, Some sanding and finishing up around the edges....

 

 

 

 

 

 


January 2, 2010 at 5:24 PM Flag Quote & Reply

lido dan
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hey, i like your work, check out my glasspar lido project. more photos are on the way. but i am basicaly making the same repairs as you are, any sugestions or advice you can give me?

June 11, 2013 at 4:46 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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