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toddallgood
Member
Male
42 years old
About Me

Do you own a Classic Boat?

Yes

What kind(s) of Classic boat do you own?

1964 MFG Westfield Custom

1962 10 hp Evinrude Sportwin


Joseph
Member
Male
About Me

I'm in the process of completly restoring a 1973 Glastron Bayflite V173.

At this point the hull has been completely redone with an additional layer of glass on the inside, the transom has been replaced with one comprised of layers of marine grade plywood and glass, it measures two inches in thickness, the need for such strength comes from the fact I plan on installing two new Mercury 60 HP fourstroke engines, which I have already purchased. Along with the glass work and engines the boat is next scheduled for a complete gelcoat in white hull with canary yellow with silver metel flake (lightly not over done.) The steering system will be upgraded to hydrolich (forgive missspell) and the steering wheel is three spoke chrome and white italian leather. August will see the boat getting the interior completely redone, with a new splash well then a faux tanning platform, intened to move the weight of passengers more toward the front of the boat, passenger seating will be a bench seat aft, and two bucket seats forward, changing from a six seat boat to four. The gas tank was fabricated from alumnium and the capacity increased from 18 to 30 gallons, and placed in the builge area between the new stringers, below it is space for builge water to migrate aft to the automatic builg pump. The instrumentation has been completely revamped with digital gauges from Mercury Marine which communicates with the twin engines, including GPS Nav and speed. I have my fingers crossed as the boat is not yet complete, and I have invested enough money to anger just about any spouse, so it better look and preform like a million bucks, or you might be seeing my next profile in the obits. Been working on it and it is now about 98 percent done.


Do you own a Classic Boat?

Yes

What kind(s) of Classic boat do you own?

1973 Glastron V173 Bayflite


Marty
Member
Male
57 years old
About Me
I love restoring old boats and motors
Do you own a Classic Boat?

Yes

What kind(s) of Classic boat do you own?
Right now i am restoring a 56 aerocraft

63larson
Member
Male
42 years old
About Me

I was over at a good buddies for father's day 2012.  He was showing me a few projects in the back of his house and jokingly asked if I wanted the boat he didn't have time to work on.  I took him up to it, much to the dismay of my wife.  What I took on was so much more than just a boat.  It was a project that would bring back great memories of my childhood with my parents and make me realize how important spending time with my family was.  The boat became my obsession.  I had to return it to its original state and then make memories with my wife and daughter...giving her the same memories I had of my childhood.  As I said, the boat has become so much more 


Do you own a Classic Boat?

Yes

What kind(s) of Classic boat do you own?

1963 Brunswick Larson, 13.5 foot runabout on a Continental Trailer of the same year and a 1964 Evinrude Selectormatic outboard on the back.  All in the process of being restored.


Buehler Turbocraft 60'
Member
Male
57 years old
About Me
  1. I was brought up on boats, she wasn't.  We recently purchased what we were told to be an original 1960 Buehler Turbocraft, and didn't find much importance to that fact until we saw the hull number and did some further investigating.  The hull number on both pink and ID tag is A0034 - which is numerically indicative of the most earliest of jet boats sold in North America..  This boat also sports a "monkey rail" on the dash, two gas tanks w/dual fueling ports, a plexiglass windshield, and a single exhaust mechanism.  It doesn't run, so every knob, dial, lever, or interest thereof was, or will be, inspected until the boat has been investivgated.

Do you own a Classic Boat?

Yes

What kind(s) of Classic boat do you own?

Buehler Turbocraft (1960). Straight 6 Cylinder.


touring
Member
Male
63 years old

John Williams
Member
Male
About Me

Do you own a Classic Boat?

Yes

What kind(s) of Classic boat do you own?

1960 Lee Craft 144 ford straight drive inboard Made In Somers Montana By Boat Maker Ole Lee


72Hornet
Member
Male
53 years old
About Me

I reside in Northwest Iowa and am a lifelong boating enthusiast.  I enjoy glass and wood boats and use them all regularly! Weekends and evenings will find me working on keeping them all afloat!


Do you own a Classic Boat?

Yes

What kind(s) of Classic boat do you own?

1936 Chirs Craft 26' Racer

1960 Century Ski Dart 17'

1962 Buehler Turbocraft Jet 35 18'

1966 Century Coronado 21'

1968 Century Resorter 17'

1972 Donzi Hornet

1972 Penn Yan Explorer 21'

1992 Boston Whaler 13' Super Sport


gbeever
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Male

dawgfishx
Member
Male

MFG Gypsy
Member
Male
About Me

Currently working on my 1979 MFG Gypsy. 4-cyl. 2 stroke Mercury on this 14 foot tri-hull. I've heard a lot of different stories about older tri-hulls indicating that the hull might just explode or that it's the best boat ever. The deck is shot from sitting outside for so long but Colorado is also pretty forgiving when it comes to rotting wood. Right now I'm retooling the deck. The split windshield is stubborn once I open it. The boat has been off the water for 14 years or so. Judging by the condition of the hull I'd say it was rarely on the water. I'm excited. Anybody who knows a trick or two about the Merc and might have some tips about my restoration is most welcome to offer advice. This is my first boat but I had to have it. It's worthy. Look forward to posting the action videos later in the summer but we'll see. I live in South Park, Colorado at 10,000 feet and it's still snowing around here at the end of May...Otherwise it's just another expensive hobby and that's what we do for some reason. Cheers everyone.


Do you own a Classic Boat?

Yes

What kind(s) of Classic boat do you own?

1979 MFG Gypsy tri-hull with 80 hp Mercury screaming mimi powerplant


jeff
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Male

otakie
Member
Male
35 years old
About Me

Live in Savannah Ga


Do you own a Classic Boat?

Yes

What kind(s) of Classic boat do you own?

1968 MFG Niagara


speedex
Member
Male
About Me

New memeber and joined to be involved with the Aqua Dart discussion.   Retired and now in last two years of driving school bus for the second and final retirement.


Do you own a Classic Boat?

Yes

What kind(s) of Classic boat do you own?

Aqua Dart, motor is a 1961 Mercury.  When I was a kid my father took me up to Perry, NY from our cottage on Silver Lake, partially in Perry to where they were making the Aqua Dart. I still have the original flyer that we were given, so it has to be almost 50 years old.  I have started to restore it, I work with a former marine mechanic who is working on the motor and I have already in the process of having the decals made for when the project is finished.


case
Member
Male
About Me

Do you own a Classic Boat?

Yes


randysnr
Member
Male
72 years old
About Me

New project  a 1964 Sea King/Span America.  Resembles a 1960 Span America Pirate but jhas different seating arrangement.

I am retired and been looking for a fun project.


Do you own a Classic Boat?

Yes

What kind(s) of Classic boat do you own?



dr
Member
Male
63 years old

Victor
Member
Male
About Me

Love classic boats and hope to own 1962-63 Sea Ray 990, 800 or similar some day. I have a 20' Wellcraft V Step that is in great running shape but I want something more similar to my dad's old boat. The 1959-63 Glasspar boats are very similar.


Do you own a Classic Boat?

Yes


Shannon
Member
Female
About Me

I grew up on the water, and have not been without at least one boat (usually I have several) since I was 6 years old. I've had boats as small as 8 feet, and the largest one was 54 feet. Recently I've gotten a "yen for a fin." In other words, I'm jonesing for a big finned boat, preferably fiberglass but possibly something like an aluminum Crestliner would be cool too. My new interest is probably partially fueled by the fact that we just bought a '61 Chrysler 300G, which will be fully restored. Fins pulling fins--does it get any better than that?


Do you own a Classic Boat?

Yes

What kind(s) of Classic boat do you own?

Three at present: 1) 1956 15' Dunphy with '59 Merc 70 HP Mark 78H dockbuster; 2) 1957 14' Lone Star Malibu with '77 Merc 40 HP 405, and 3) '87 13.5' Whaler Super Sport with '94 Yamaha 50 HP. Sadly, all without fins ;-(


Irish Miss
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