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Old 12-26-2007, 01:49 PM   #141
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Paint it metalic aluminum silver...ask them to use the smallest flakes they have.
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Old 12-26-2007, 03:07 PM   #142
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Well, I'm back inside warming up after a little boat disassembly. I've discovered:

1) The boat was originally painted a metallic copper color.

2) The floor is solid, but still needs to come out so I can check the stringers

3) The transom is completely rotten. Ew! I kind of suspected that revelation was coming though. Can't be any worse than replacing the floor on the Caravel, and I get to work on it inside the garage (instead of outside on the gravel pad where the Caravel sits). I'm trying to look on the bright side - How am I doing?
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Old 12-26-2007, 03:46 PM   #143
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Hey Stephanie- looks like we have a lot in common. We have been looking at photos of your critters. We have dogs named Chopper, Zero, and Pickle(silverpickle might like that!), and a cat named Fin. Choppers' best friend Rocky resembles your dog. It's funny that you also have a dog named Chester- Wally picked that name out a couple of years ago for our future minature burro. Small world. We have pictures of our pouches in the photo gallery.

The glassmaster is sooooo cool. Nice fins. We will post a picture of Wallys' runabout logo after I scan it in. It looks like your boat in red.

If you are ever down this way we have lots of room for visiting AS's and we are only 45 minutes from AS factory. Tours every day at 2pm!

We have attached a photo of Hollys' VW pulling her '61 Tomahawk.
Have you checked out fiberglassics web site?
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Old 12-26-2007, 03:50 PM   #144
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That is totally stylin - a bug convertible pulling a classic boat - too much fun! I hope we do make it out your way eventually. I'd love to see the AS factory someday.

I do hang out at Fiberglassics, usually in the NW section.

Airstreams, boats, and critters all seem to go together!
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Old 12-26-2007, 03:57 PM   #145
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One more photo with the teenee trailer...
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:08 PM   #146
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It's a 61 Glassmagic Playmaster. I should be out in the garage working on it right now
Oh sure, teasing me again. I LOVE that boat. It looks so 1957 it hurts. Donna would kill me -

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Old 12-27-2007, 02:45 AM   #147
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Hey guys, I've located a 54 vagabond not too far from home. What do you think? I'm surprised it is open and does not have the divider behind the front seats.
Cool !! But ya gotta get all that paint off, ack !
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:43 AM   #148
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Yeah, it sure looks like a fun little boat though. Of course, having discovered the rotten transom on my fiberglass boat yesterday, seems like it's not a great time to pick up another project.

Here's pics of the transom the owner of the Vagabond sent me. Looks pretty clean and unmolested.
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Old 12-27-2007, 12:27 PM   #149
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Deal or no Deal

I would agree on it being a '54...my trim tabs are that size too.

On the transom...that is so easy to replace on these boats, not a big deal, except when making the deal.
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Old 12-29-2007, 09:01 AM   #150
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get it! That transom is a piece of cake to replace. On mine, I have to pull out a cast aluminum bracket, then put in the wood, then re-rivet the bracket back in. PITA!

Here's what MINE looked like.. nice, huh?




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Old 12-29-2007, 10:21 AM   #151
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Bump It Up A Notch

When two sailboats are out on the water...it is always a race
Is it the same for Feathercrafts?

Where did I put that 24p prop?

A nice youtube vintage ob race...kids

YouTube - Antique Outboard Racing Evinrude 15 Vs. Johnson 18
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you might be TOWING mine if I can;t get around to working on the motor!

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I told the guy I'd pass on the Vagabond. It's so cool, but it's way on the other end of the state, in the middle of winter. Dave doesn't want me dragging home a new project for the new year, especially since I'm tearing into the current one.

So if anyone wants to get a cool Feathercraft to go with their Airstrem, let me know, I'll point you to it!
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I told the guy I'd pass on the Vagabond. It's so cool, but it's way on the other end of the state, in the middle of winter. Dave doesn't want me dragging home a new project for the new year, especially since I'm tearing into the current one.

So if anyone wants to get a cool Feathercraft to go with their Airstrem, let me know, I'll point you to it!

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Way on the other side of the state sounds like near me. Tell me, tell me ... no better not I really shouldn't take on another project...ok tell me (we won't tell my wife)
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