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Old 12-30-2007, 11:59 AM   #155
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I should have said, the other end of Oregon - it's down by Medford!
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Old 12-30-2007, 01:51 PM   #156
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Prob a good thing to pass...

you know, in looking at the pics closer, I think you're right. It's def a vagabond, BUT it looks like it's been cut up. I've never seen one without the dual cockpit arrangement (either 2 or one with a walkthrough). If you look at this pic really close, you can see the red trim next to the seat just stops, like it's had the seat behind it removed.



I could be wrong, but it just doesn't look quite right to me. Plus, I'm biased... I LOVE the look of the walkthrough on mine! ha!



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Old 12-30-2007, 01:57 PM   #157
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I like the walkthrough too!

The dash on the Vagabond sure looks untouched though, look how on yours there's a wide lip all around the edge. On the red one the dash is shaped different and goes all the way to the outside edge. It looks like it's just a different design.

Oh well, time to get back to work on my current project boat. One project at a time!
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Old 12-30-2007, 10:03 PM   #158
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the later 50s models had the extra decking at the sides. They make great arm rests while boating! My fav is the "Rocket". It had the same deck all the way to the motor...

..if I found one for sale, it would be in the basement... despite what the misses would say! haha!

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Old 12-31-2007, 01:35 PM   #159
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the later 50s models had the extra decking at the sides. They make great arm rests while boating! My fav is the "Rocket". It had the same deck all the way to the motor...

..if I found one for sale, it would be in the basement... despite what the misses would say! haha!

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In my case if I brought home another project at the moment the only misses around our house would be me, missing, never to be found again no matter how much they dug up the back yard looking for my body .

I have been officially warned that "thou shalt finish the Chevelle before another project shows it's head in the shop" later clarified to also include "anywhere on the planet". I think she wants her car done .

But I just love these boats so at least vicariously through this thread I can enjoy them until I get to that stage myself.

Happy New Year

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Old 01-01-2008, 03:22 PM   #160
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Happy New Year!

Well, I had to spend some quality FeatherCraft time today... Here's the first little project. The PO had drilled a huge hole in the starboard deck wrap that goes around the cockpit. I had nothing to fill it, so I thought I'd do what is becoming my "calling card" (on my airstreams, at least!) a round patch! I wish the texture matched, but for now it looks great! Much better than the hole. There's another one on the port side that I'll address when I get to that side...
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Old 01-01-2008, 03:25 PM   #161
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Other circle patches...

Here's a few patches I've done on my '62 Globe Trotter...

the rear vent (on the roof)...




and my fav, the porch light on the same trailer. I had to fill the heater hole with something! and this trailer didn't have a porch light.... seemed like a perfect fit...




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Old 01-01-2008, 03:31 PM   #162
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Next, I decided to do something about the trim piece that runs down the bow... It was filled with holes from god knows what, not to mentioned faded blue anodized aluminum (which matches NOTHING in my new plan)...

So I took it off, and finished polishing the rest of the bow...
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Old 01-01-2008, 03:34 PM   #163
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... then I got a scrap of aluminum I had left over from one of the Globe Trotter rear panels, clamped it to the original piece, cut it, and pre-drilled the holes (so I wouldn't have to find them later when I installed everything).

Then I clecoed it in place to test the fit
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I debated over what types of rivets to use for this piece. The thought of laying on my back bucking rivets with no floor board quickly made me choose Olympics instead! ha! I wouldn't have used Olympics if you could see the back side of the metal, or if it was a structural piece, though. These little boats take a pounding on the water. This was just a trim piece, though.

All that's left to do now is sand the stubs down, and polish it! I'll save that for another day...

I also sat the hood ornament... errr, bow ornament on there to see how it's all going to look. Re-shaping that piece and fitting it should be my next goal...

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A happy New Year to you and your family too, the feathercraft is looking great. Every time I see a new potential project ( lately its been 70's motorcycles) I come back here to see what others are doing so i don't feel quite as guilty!
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JP, Looking great!
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A happy New Year to you and your family too, the feathercraft is looking great. Every time I see a new potential project ( lately its been 70's motorcycles) I come back here to see what others are doing so i don't feel quite as guilty!
That's all life is, Alan! a bunch of projects!

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Old 01-07-2008, 05:26 AM   #168
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I spent the weekend blasting, priming and painting the disassembled trailer. No pics yet, but soon! I need to put one more coat on it before I bring the parts back home. Then I get to assemble it! That's what I'm looking forward to the most!

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