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Offline V153

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Not a Glastron. But ...
« on: November 06, 2017, 06:41:46 PM »
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2017, 06:42:33 PM »
Please ignore my vulgar helper ...
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2017, 07:18:24 PM »
Actually didn't notice till I read the post asking to ignore him.  Was fixated on that transom plate.  Might be enough to convince most it is an Allison.  Any idea when splash test will occur.   BTW, tee shirts with beer in hand in November, gotta love that!
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2017, 07:43:10 PM »
Fantasies abound about havin her make a appearance at weekend after next's Offshore GP in Englewood. But I ain't bettin on it ... 
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2017, 07:10:19 AM »
Looks like your helper is saying your #1 !
Your #1 with us !

Ya going all white on motor ?
Maybe some blue strips ... to match the Fallison's ?
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2017, 04:05:10 PM »

Ya going all white on motor ?
Maybe some blue strips ... to match the Fallison's ?
Think we're gonna put her old racing number, 131, on the sides of the cowl in matching blue? (Promised Don I'd put the # on somewhere.)
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2017, 04:19:02 PM »
Got the seat just about finished:
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2017, 04:21:57 PM »
Picked up a decent old school cowl:
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2017, 04:31:41 PM »
Lost this pic in the last 'puter crash but somebody just posted it on Scream and Fly. Very inspirational ...
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2017, 11:28:24 PM »
Very nice Doug. I would try the boat out with and without the whale tail - might be a different situation on your new boat. The finishing touch would be to repaint the entire outboard motor.
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2017, 07:58:10 AM »
The Strangler colors would be a close match ...
And look VERY VERY COOL !

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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2017, 03:15:49 PM »
Looking good Doug.  Sweet ride.

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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2017, 06:30:08 PM »
Very nice Doug. I would try the boat out with and without the whale tail - might be a different situation on your new boat. The finishing touch would be to repaint the entire outboard motor.
Yup we'll get her painted one'a these days. Kinda dig the Strangler motif. Probly leave the Bob's True Tracker on. Comes outa the hole faster. Well least it did for the 153, and the Baja?
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2017, 04:42:11 PM »
Note the Strangler pictured does NOT have a low water pickup. Nosecone yes, but no lwp. If you look closely you can see the groove cut in the gearcase to channel water up to the intake. My bet would be the leading edges of the holes have been ground down as well. To kinda scoop water into the ports.
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2017, 08:22:30 PM »
What you really need is a cage around your prop to protect the manatees - who cares about top speed.
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2017, 08:41:01 PM »
LOL !
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2017, 03:28:21 PM »
Screw the Manatee!
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2017, 03:34:36 PM »
Coat of paint on the floor, finally. Scuff and recoat tomorrow. Then start rigging. WooHoo!
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2017, 03:55:50 PM »
That bug paid with his life ...
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2017, 03:24:15 PM »
2nd coat down. No bugs. Yet ...

Still got 1/3 or so of a quart left for touch up. First coat used exactly 1 quart.

Interlux Brightside polyurethane fyi. "Hatteras off white".
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