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Offline gary v

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1976 spirit of america
« on: July 22, 2011, 01:44:00 PM »
I went this morning and looked at a 1976 gt Spirit of America Edition. It has been sitting in basement garage for over 10 years had motor trouble and never used again. Big family estate many owners but if they decide to sell will give me first chance not advertised just struck
up conversation at local bar.  Also will be selling my css19 at next months classic glastron, starting at $10,000. Will be bring back my cvx 16 (Indian Summer) from Texas next year.


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Re: 1976 spirit of america
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2021, 04:54:04 PM »
Hope you get to buy the Spirt of America.  We got one this summer and love it, its definitely an obsession.  It was partially restored.  Need to finish. 

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Re: 1976 spirit of america
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2021, 10:15:07 PM »
Welcome to the forum Lynn   8)
Nice GT !

GT150 Seats / Ski locker / Colors
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=7001.0

In the above link are pictures of 1976 GT150 seat vinyl colors.
Also below is a link to full sized patterns for wood seats and bases, you can download and bring to print/banner shop to get them printed out.

Seat bases in PDF ....
https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=73B35DCCEE7781EF&id=73B35DCCEE7781EF%21207&parId=73B35DCCEE7781EF%2137166&o=OneUp


Seat frames in PDF ...
https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=73B35DCCEE7781EF&id=73B35DCCEE7781EF%21208&parId=73B35DCCEE7781EF%2137166&o=OneUp

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Re: 1976 spirit of america
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2021, 02:28:12 PM »
Thank you for the info.  Hoping to get seats done.  We are in St. Cloud MN  any recommendations?  Also, i see the steering wheel on one of the photos is different than ours.  Is that original wheel?

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Re: 1976 spirit of america
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2021, 05:57:28 PM »
1975 and earlier GT150's used ( picture #1) wheel.
Most small 1976 , 1977, 1978 & 1979  Glastron's and there Bass boats used this (picture #2 , #3 , #4) wheel.
The other two pictures (picture #5 & #6) I have of 1976 GT150's have a Carlson style and older Glastron style.

Which wheel is in your GT ?
What is your HIN ? 
You can email it to me thru my profile, if you don't want to post on forum.
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?action=profile;u=32

Glastron catalogs here ..
 https://www.glastron.com/us/catalogs-and-product-information

Glastron / Carlson Steering Wheels info ..
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=8112.0
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Re: 1976 spirit of america
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2021, 06:54:31 PM »
How to .. sewing videos
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=8835.0

Marine Grade Pleated Vinyl /plain vinyl / flooring
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=6883.0

Upholsterer's
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=3866.0

GT-150: dash panel, decals, medallion, wheel inserts, capacity plate
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=6395.0
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=6394.0


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Re: 1976 spirit of america
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2021, 12:03:27 PM »
Thanks for all of your info.  We have the original steering wheel, the black one, no chrome.  Great to know!!

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Re: 1976 spirit of america
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2021, 05:41:11 PM »
any idea what a 89 Glastron CVX16 is worth? 

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Re: 1976 spirit of america
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2021, 05:49:17 PM »
Nice ones go from $2500 to $15,000 ..   WHY do you ask ?    ;)

1989 Glastron cvx16  /  Rice, MN  /  $2,750
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1119318958476816/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post

Glastron Carlson CVX 16 Boat Mercury 115 Outboard Excellent Condition - $15,000 (Minnetonka)
https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/boa/d/minnetonka-glastron-carlson-cvx-16-boat/7363544856.html

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Re: 1976 spirit of america
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2021, 06:09:42 PM »
Suweet! (Needs more motor) ...
'81 C500_given away, bought back_75.1 mph
'81 Baja 15SS_140 Frankenrude_66.7 mph
'70 something SpeedCraft_(Allison 16R Clone)_69.0 mph
'79 CVZ19_given away
'71 V153_54.8 mph_wrecked


WALK TALL AND CARRY A BIG BILGE PUMP

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Re: 1976 spirit of america
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2021, 06:38:35 PM »
1989 Glastron cvx16  /  Rice, MN  /  $2,750
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1119318958476816/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post

Looks like a regular 1977 CVX 16 with windshield and rails.
Motor might be a 1983 ..
Check HIN on right side of stern .. should be "GCV XXXXX M77 X"
Has wood supports behind front seats ..
Had a Mercury motor on it at one time, T & T hose block cut out in splash well.
Large plate on transom ..

Nice looking boat .. price seems good .. unless transom and /or floor are soft.

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Re: 1976 spirit of america
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2021, 06:39:51 PM »
Because I saw the one on Facebook too.  Very close to home.  Hope he has it yet.

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Re: 1976 spirit of america
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2021, 06:43:39 PM »
If transom is original .. it's might be bad.
Seat boxes look iffy ..

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Re: 1976 spirit of america
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2021, 06:55:41 PM »
It''s been on CL for two days .. won't last long at that price ..   :o

1989 Glastron CVX16 - $2,750 (Rice)
https://stcloud.craigslist.org/boa/d/rice-1989-glastron-cvx16/7382017813.html

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Re: 1976 spirit of america
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2021, 09:06:15 AM »
Going to look at it this week.  How can we tell if transom is bad?  Floors should be able to tell if they are soft when standing in. 

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Re: 1976 spirit of america
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2021, 10:24:45 AM »
Water collects in boxes under front seats and rots, could be why there's wood supports in back.
The boat and wood is 44 years old and is most likely bad .. maybe ..

Best way is to drill small holes near bottom of transom and under motor and speedo tube mounts, then check if wood shavings are wet or soft.
Most seller's aren't going to let you do something like that though ..
You could poke around with a sharp object on inside of transom and also grab motor and try to rip it off to see if there's any flex of the transom.

If you can do the work yourself it would be about $500 to $1000 in materials .. give or take a few $.
Look like it's a nice boat from pictures .. even if flake is a little dull, it can be wet sanded and compounded to it's original shine and you don't see many boats with there original vinyl.
If you took it to a boat repair shop, might $3000 or more to repair depending on stringer, floor and transom condition.

Search our forum and here .. for CVX16 rebuild threads ..
http://www.classicglastron.com/phpbb/viewforum.php?f=34&sid=ef43009ddb1a1bc1c6c55435d57bc793

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Re: 1976 spirit of america
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2021, 04:14:50 PM »
So, after comparing for an hour.  I believe the boat is actually a 1977 Carlson CVX deluxe.  Do you agree?  It is not a Glastron.  Not a 78 Carlson because the back set has 3 backrest sections and this boat only has one.  It is not a 79 because the colors are gold and yellow. 
Agreed?  This is driving me crazy.  Guy is getting me hull #, we look on Thursday.  Long wait.  Lol.

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Re: 1976 spirit of america
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2021, 06:01:34 PM »
It is a 1977 Glastron Carlson CVX16 Deluxe ..
I miss read brochure .. Thought only CVX16's ( non deluxe) came in orange and white .. Sorry

How to read HIN's ..
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=5964.0
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Re: 1976 spirit of america
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2021, 03:50:35 PM »
Happy Friday everyone!  We got the 77 Carlson CVX16 home yesterday.  What a beautiful boat, in great condition, this boat has a better vinyl interior than I have ever seen in a car.  I think we will use the 3M Marine rubbing compound or the 3M 36106 Gelcoat compound to shine up the girl.  We will be had buffing, any thoughts as to which might be better?  The boat has no cracks or knicks, just faded orange glitter.  I will post some pics later.  Thanks

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Re: 1976 spirit of america
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2021, 03:54:57 PM »
Here she is!!