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Old June 10th, 2015, 06:25 PM
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Summer boat projects

Anyone else have some fun summer projects they're working on? I'll be working on this late 80's or early 90's 17' Montauk. Needs to be cleaned up a bit, some trailer wiring sorted, and then out on the water. Also picked up a 20+ year old Old Town Katahdin that has never seen water. All it needs are new bolts for the seats.

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Don't want to be rude, but don't you need your head examined if you have a Defender AND a boat...when do you have ANY time to relax as there is ALWAYS something to work on...lol...
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Don't want to be rude, but don't you need your head examined if you have a Defender AND a boat...when do you have ANY time to relax as there is ALWAYS something to work on...lol...
How can you NOT have a boat? Being on the water is the only thing that keeps me from needing to have my head examined.. I reckon if people spent more time on the water there would be alot fewer shrinks employed.

Looks like a great project. it should clean up nice!!!.. here is before and after of my last summers boat project.
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Old June 10th, 2015, 07:29 PM
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I have a replacement rub rail to do on my 17 Whaler. The oil tank isn't pumping back to the on motor tank either so have to sort that.
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How can you NOT have a boat? Being on the water is the only thing that keeps me from needing to have my head examined.. I reckon if people spent more time on the water there would be alot fewer shrinks employed.

Looks like a great project... here is before and after of my last summers boat project
WOW that is a kool transformation!
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How can you NOT have a boat? Being on the water is the only thing that keeps me from needing to have my head examined.. I reckon if people spent more time on the water there would be alot fewer shrinks employed. Looks like a great project... here is before and after of my last summers boat project
Agreed. And she's a beauty!
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How can you NOT have a boat? Being on the water is the only thing that keeps me from needing to have my head examined.. I reckon if people spent more time on the water there would be alot fewer shrinks employed. Looks like a great project... here is before and after of my last summers boat project
Not sure I agree with everyone owning a boat (man they are expensive and all you really need is a friend that has one )

But I totally know what you mean by people spending more time in, on or near the water and being a little more sane. I am not a huge water person but realize how insignificant I am anytime I am near it.

Great job on the boat!
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After a lengthy search, last year I picked up an 1-owner 87' Catalina 36. It has been lots of hard yet rewarding work (and calls to Grumpy Bill ) to bring it up to snuff -- and still only 1/2 way there.
Why do you want a boat? So you can share mornings like this with your family.
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Old June 10th, 2015, 09:21 PM
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I have a replacement rub rail to do on my 17 Whaler. The oil tank isn't pumping back to the on motor tank either so have to sort that.
Abandon the pump and pre-mix, that should sort it in quick order.



I have two boats because I am a glutton for punishment. Here is my 1971 that was a monster project just a short time ago. It is well sorted and I plan on enjoying it all summer long. Because 55mph in a 16' boat is a freaking blast!


Before:





After a shit load of work:






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i love boats, i think even more than old Land Rovers - but until I am retired I will continue to buy new ones. I do have a Montauk - 80's one - that I can grab at anytime I want a project...but keeping there LR's on the road all the time is enough right now.

One thing I will do sometime is build a wooden canoe....I have seen those online and am totally enthralled by the process...and the outcome.
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Wow, that is phenomenal work. So much so I thought it was photoshopped.
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Reduce the three years of neglect on the Allmand. It's been sitting out filling with pine straw hornets and mildew.
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Very nice boat Contractor!
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Will that looks very much like the Live and Let Die 007 Glastron GT. Am I close or am I looking at a clone?
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Old June 11th, 2015, 08:25 AM
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Wow, that is phenomenal work. So much so I thought it was photoshopped.

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Very nice boat Contractor!

Thanks, no photoshop there.



My wifes grandfather bought it new in 1971, it's a Sidewinder SS made in Palo Alto, California. Lots of manufacturers have since splashed the hull design.......Baha comes to mind.

They used it pretty much all the time up until the early 90's and then it sat in the garage and pretty much rotted until I bought it from her grandmother for $1 a few years ago. I tried to do as much as I could myself, but had a little help on the glass work and shooting the new gelcoat.

I gutted the boat all the way down to bare hull, it has new stringers, new floor, new transom, new inside, etc.... The boat was repowered in 1978 with what you see on the back of it. That is a Chrysler 140, it had not run in a long time. I put new carbs on it, water pump, tilt/trim motor, new fuel lines, new fuel pumps a few electrical items and then painted it.

Anyway, it was a ton of fun to fix. I will certainly be doing another boat if I ever get my Rover projects finished. I am going to buy a Donzi Sweet 16 and fix it up.




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Motor Before:














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Surely someone else has a good boat project going?

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Will that looks very much like the Live and Let Die 007 Glastron GT. Am I close or am I looking at a clone?

Could be....I was typing when you posted that.

But like I mention above, there are a ton of other boats splashed off of this hull. They make one other model called a Low Pro and it is basically the same hull, but does not have the windshield, it is very cool.

Here is a list of some:
Apollo
Baja
Beachcraft
Caldwell
Campion
Capricorn
Cheetah
Cobra
Cougar
Jetster
Marlin
Schuster Torino
Starbuck
Sunset
Tahiti Gemini
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Contractor, that is cool! I like old Chryslers. They were very popular on our lake with a distinctive sound.

Edit: I have seen that hull splashed by so many companies that I had no idea who actually designed it. It was copied by a company called Thundercraft in Quebec. I owned a copy of a Checkmate V-Mate by Thundercraft for a while. It was a terrible boat, but with a 175hp Black Max merc on a 16 foot hull, it was fun!
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Yeh, not a James Bond boat. but close.
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How can you NOT have a boat? Being on the water is the only thing that keeps me from needing to have my head examined.. I reckon if people spent more time on the water there would be alot fewer shrinks employed.

Looks like a great project. it should clean up nice!!!.. here is before and after of my last summers boat project.
That's fantastic, a good friend growing up has an early '70s 13' whaler that I spent a lot of time on. Love the blue inner hull.
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Will, nice work on the mechanicals, too. Where in SC are you? Any chance near Hartwell or Jocassee? I stumbled into a derelict 72' Glastron CV-19 with a 150 "tower of power" in 87' (fell off a trailer and sat for years). Use to hit Jocassee with a large group on Thursday evenings. The Chisholm's retired there after selling Donzi, but kept a few of their best toys. Those were fun days.


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