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Title: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: ChfBrianB on April 11, 2008, 09:54:29 PM
I've been contemplating how we can get to know each other by more than a screen name.  The profile is sometimes hard to get it to list the information that you want.

So...  Why not make a post here about who you are, where you are from, the boats that you own, etc.

Then when you post elsewhere onthe board, we can use this as a referance to who we are talking to.

Who knows, I'm the type of guy that likes to get to know people.  Let's see what happens.

Thanks for helping me build this site...  It's been a lot of fun!

Brian~
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: Tonka Jim on April 12, 2008, 07:13:55 PM
Hi All,
I'm Jim,
I have an old 1968 V174 - with a merc 120 I/O.
I purchased it four years ago cause it reminded me of the boats we had growing up in Mound, MN
We try to spend as much time on Minnetonka as weather permits.
My wife Kelly loves to throw anchor or sight see the shore lines. My two teenage girls want to "go fast" or spend the day on the tube.
Title: Expunkermikey (Mike Bergeron)
Post by: expunkermikey on April 14, 2008, 12:32:41 AM
Hey all,

I'm Mikey and I live almost as far as you can get west of MN and still lbe on the mainland.

I have three Glastrons.

1969 V-176 Swinger
1972 V-156 Sportster
1971 Glastron Carlson CV-16

The all ran once...
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: Jason on April 14, 2008, 02:31:02 PM
Hello,

I am Jason.

I have grown up around boats my entire life. Now living in St. Paul (only for 1 more week though) I have my Glastron and love getting out on the water as much as possible. There is no better feeling then cruising down a glass like river at 45 mph with the sunshine on your head and the wind in your face.

1974 CV16SS
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: cv23 on April 16, 2008, 09:13:01 PM
Hi There:
Brad here.
I live in beautiful Kelowna B.C. Canada
I grew up around Glastron/Carlsons as my mentor, the father of my girlfriend through highschool,  owned the largest dealership in Western Canada.
 Our lake is approx 80 miles by five miles and eventhough we're in Canada we get five or six good months of boating in a year. The Okanagan Valley is located north of Omak Washington and  actually referred to as Canada's Hawaii as we often see temperatures over a 100 degrees in the summer. Our climate is semi-arid (almost desert).
Presently I own a blue 1979 CV23 sterndrive. I'm looking for a project CVX20 as I managed to aquire a rather old but still functioning twin turbo set up for a 460 Ford that actually came out of a CVX23 jet. If anyone hears of a hull and drive, or just hull, in the Pacific northwest give me shout at cv23@telus.net

Brad
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: gary v on June 05, 2008, 03:18:30 PM
Howdy

I have had a few glastrons in the past and just picked up a  1989 CSS19. I have a cabin on Lake Bertha on the Whitefish Chain Pequot Lakes, Mn.    I am sales mgr at Bertha Boatworks stop buy say hello if up in the north country.

Gary

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Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: ChfBrianB on June 05, 2008, 04:56:04 PM
Welcome Gary!  Nice to hear from you.  That's a great looking boat!  What kind of power plant does that have?  :)

Brian~
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: gary v on June 05, 2008, 08:58:53 PM
Brian

350 mag mercruiser, runs stock in low 60ies. Used to run hydrostreams getting older now needs something that sticks to water!!!

Gary
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: badgercarlson on June 26, 2008, 03:05:22 PM
Hello everyone.  My name is Brian.  I live in West Bend, Wisconsin which is about 25 miles north of Milwaukee.  I own a 1977 Glastron Carlson CVX 16 Deluxe with a 1977 Mercury 1150.  I purchased the boat in 1982 from the original owner in St Paul, Minnesota.  The boat has performed well over the years.  I did have some transom rot a few years ago, but I found a fiberglass repairman in my area that did an excellent job replacing the transom at a reasonable cost.  We have many lakes and rivers in my area and I think I have boated almost all of them.  I figure I have trailered my boat over 35,000 miles on the original 1977 Shorelander trailer.  My favorite places to go boating include the Fox River from Oshkosh to New London; Lake Winnebago; Beaver Dam Lake; the Milwaukee River through downtown Milwaukee; Lake Michigan (on those rare occasions when it is calm); and various lakes around Eagle River, Wisconsin.  I am looking forward to the get-together in August at Lake City, MN. 
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: Jason on June 27, 2008, 12:15:08 PM
Nice meeting you Brian. Glad to finally have met someone who has a lot of expirence on the WI waterways. I live in Hudson and am headed to Rhinelander and Eagle river all next week for some boating in my 74 CV16SS. See you at lake Pepin.
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: Intimidator on August 08, 2008, 07:30:27 PM
Hi all,

I had been looking for 14 months for a Intimidator with no luck checking every Internet site there was and the local 4 state papers on line. Luck would have it one poped up just 8 miles away on Craigs list!!! listed at 9 a.m. and I called at 10:30..first caller lucky enogh and baught it. I'm the third owner and have all doc. of the boat including the Color sales Brochure off the sales room floor.

I grew up on a  77 cv177 and it was a great boat, For me it's the lines these old beauty's have. I live 18 miles N. of Stillwater and am always looking for some new people to boats to meet.

Dan
Title: Nick and his GT-140
Post by: MinaquaWI on October 07, 2008, 06:39:35 AM
Hi there!

My name is Nick.  My wife and I live in Hudson and have a classic glastron.  We'd love to get to know more people in the area - we've lived here for 2 1/2 years but hardly know anyone.  If I knew how, I would post some pics of our GT-140.  Thanks!

Nick

Title: Re: Nick and his GT-140
Post by: Jason on October 07, 2008, 12:25:18 PM
Hi Nick.

First of all, to post pics, click on "additional options" then "browse" to the location of te picture you want to post. Keep in mind it needs to be fairly small (less then 500K)

I also live in Hudson. Lived here for all of 5 months now and love it. We live near the south end of willow river state park. Would love to catch up with you sometime on the river. There is also a good size lake just north of Hudson I have been dying to check out. Bass Lake I think it's called. My wife and I have a green 1974 Glastron Carlson CV16SS.

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Title: Re: Nick and his GT-140
Post by: Tonka Jim on October 07, 2008, 04:16:49 PM
Welcome to the site Nick,
I have a 1968 V174 that ends up on Lake Minnetonka every chance we get.
My wife Kelly & I would love to show you or anyone else around Minnetonka.
Jim

Title: Re: Nick and his GT-140
Post by: ChfBrianB on October 08, 2008, 05:49:02 AM
Welcome Nick!  You have a great group of new friends here!

Brian
Title: Re: Nick and his GT-140
Post by: Glastron_GT160 on November 01, 2008, 08:17:02 PM
That's a gorgeous boat Nick has!!  Here's the pics he tried to upload:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3285/2921674754_c09871990a.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3092/2920829391_af2e3ac7b3.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3177/2920829329_6cd54305f5.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3119/2920829351_2da4733ffb.jpg)




Title: Re: Nick and his GT-140
Post by: ChfBrianB on November 01, 2008, 10:08:44 PM
What a unique little rig!  I like it alot.  Has anyone had a chance to meet Nick?  Do we have a phone #?  I hate to have a fellow Glastron Owner so close without taking care of them!

Brian
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: glastronscott on December 01, 2008, 09:27:53 PM
im scott and i have a wife  brenda  

we have had a lot of glastrons  the first is a 79 cvx 16 now with a 150 evenrude 25p prop 2nd a 79 cv23 needs a motor and exaust thats what we  still have.  no longer have 68 v170 a 79 ssv177 and a couple others

i have other toys  a light sport air craft , drag car , rc modle planes

i hope to get to know all of you  


  


 
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: ChfBrianB on December 01, 2008, 10:37:52 PM
We need to see a picture of that drag car!  :)

Brian~
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: AndyBean on December 04, 2008, 02:35:22 PM
All:
Andy from Southern California.  Hope to explore the Minnesota lakes some day. Pictures of your area make it out to be a boaters paradise.

Thanks for letting me look in!

78 CVX-16 deluxe  Evinrude 150, CMC hydraulic jackplate, hydrualic steering.
07 Malibu 247

Andy

PS: Glastron Scott. How fast are you running with that 150 on the 16. I'm not happy with my 150 set up and am thinking about going back to a 115.

Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: glastronscott on December 06, 2008, 01:39:16 PM
im only getting about 65 mph  But i can still pull 2 skiers out
i could go faster but it starts to porpus

Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: Rich_V174SS on December 10, 2008, 11:07:06 PM
Hi everyone, my name is Richard but also go by Rich or Richie, and I've been weak - oh, wait - not that kind of support group? In that case - I'm in Stamford CT which is about 40 miles east of New York City and right on the shore of Long Island Sound. I currently own two classic Glastrons, a 1970 V176 Swinger and a 1967 V174 Crestflite SuperSport. I did have for a short while a 1969 V142 Skiflite but sold it last summer. I'm also employed as a boat mechanic in Stamford and get to work on customer's boats more than I can get to work on my own. Most of you know me from the CGOA main board and now I've decided to branch out a bit and see what the other boards are doing.
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: ChfBrianB on December 11, 2008, 06:09:14 AM
Welcome Rich!  I think that you are one of the more well known members of the bigger club, but I can certainly say that you are a very welcome member to any forum!  Thanks for all of your advice and insight!

Brian~
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: Jason on December 11, 2008, 07:29:00 AM
Glad to see you made it over too Rich! You are a very valued member to all of us. Whenever I have had a mechanical question you were always the first to help me out. I am sure I will have some more questions for you as I rebuild my power trim unit and replace the lines this winter in my 74 CV16SS.

Hope you find this site worth while. It is pretty much the only one I use anymore.

Jason
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: Glastron_GT160 on December 11, 2008, 05:00:21 PM
Welcome Rich... glad to see you made it here.   
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: Rosscoe on December 20, 2008, 11:20:55 AM
Hi people

My name is Ross and I am new to this, so if my message posts somewhere weird, thats why.  :o
Anyway, I have a 67 V163 Bayflite with a 89-90 100 merc. I originally bought this from my dad, who saw it forsale on the side of the road. The seller bought it just for the motor and pulled that. My dad then bought a wreck 67 Larson All American with a 50 merc on it and put that on this Glastron. I ended up buying the wreck from him back in about 94 and this was my first boat, despite being around boats most of my life as a child. We had a cabin on Knife lake in the 60's. So boat needed total restoration which I did in my spare time. It was a real learning experience, especially sawing out the old rotten floor. I was sure I was going to cut right thru the hull! Long story short, I told my dad if he ever decided to part with that Glastron, he had better give me first crack at it. He finally sold it to me back in about 97. I swapped motors with my old boat because it was newer and ran like a champ but it was too small for this boat. I tollerated it for about 6 years until I came across a guy that was retired and rebuild motors for fun and money. The 100hp merc I bouight from him was basically new including paint and decals and moves the 16 footer along nicely. I have made some mods to it so it is not original. Sorry! Anyways nothing major. New carpet, seats, gauges, added a horn and stereo and replaced the old pulley cable steering. Since I am the one always driving the boat and not having a camera handy at the right time, about all I have are pics of it on the trailer and an old one with the 50 on it which I had to scan. Hopefully I'll get some new ones.  I've at least attempted to load a pic of the old boat (I know its not a Glastron! Just this one time) as well as my current Glastron. Look forward to meeting other members.

Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: ChfBrianB on December 20, 2008, 01:33:57 PM
Hey Ross...

Glad that you found your way back here!  That should be a heck of a fun little ride!

Welcome!
Brian
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: Rosscoe on December 20, 2008, 05:52:32 PM
Hey Dan

Looks like we are pratially neighbors. You are 18 mile north of Stillwater and I'm about 26. Probably see you at a function sometime. Nice find BTW.

Ross
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: Hyperacme on December 21, 2008, 09:43:07 AM
Hi Ross...
Hope to see you at the river this summer or at a breakfast.
Was going to do a search for Shafer but you posted "You are 18 mile north of Stillwater and I'm about 26"
Nice boat !
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: Rosscoe on December 21, 2008, 10:17:17 AM
Hi
I'm confused, but I am new. Says Gregg at the bottom of your post and your profile says "Woodbury" but I thought I replied to a Dan in Marine on St. Croix? Just trying to keep it straight or I'll never get to know anyone  ???
BTW, I have never had my boat on the river and that needs to change but I am a bit paranoid of hitting logs etc. I know someone that hit a wind dam at high speed. Not good! In a group or with someone else who is "river savvy" I would be ok with that.
you obviously know a good place to put in. What part of the river do you cruise on?
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: Rosscoe on December 21, 2008, 10:24:31 AM
Oh and also, for the record, Shafer is between Taylors Falls and Center City. I am not in Shafer proper. Not much there. A couple of bars and gas stations and a trailer park. I am east of Shafer. Hwys 8 and 95. If you know where the Franconia Sculptor park is, they are basically my next door neighbor. Could be worse. Could be a pig or turkey farm!
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: Hyperacme on December 21, 2008, 10:47:29 AM
Ross...
Ya just say'in Hi !
Dan is in Stillwater. I was looking at your profile and saw Shafer. Not knowing were that was I was going to do a search but after your next post ...I know.
I'm Gregg, Live in Woodbury, Launch at Windmill marine which is a few miles from me.
There was a thread with St.Croix launch sites listed...I'll try to find it...
I know Stillwater has one ...maybe two.
Theres the Hudson launch on the north side of the 94 bridge and Beanie's on the south side of the bridge in Mn.
http://www.boatingatbeanies.com/index.html
Lot of stuff float'in in the river in the spring but not bad by summer. Never heard of a wing dam on the St.Croix. But I've been wrong before...LOL..
We have a great bunch of guys/gals and with old boats it always good to travel in groups.

Doing a search for St.Croix boat launch sites and found this...Kind of cool...

Did You Know?
In the Dakota language The St. Croix River is O-Ki-Zu-Wa-Kpa: To meet or to unite, as the waters of a river gather into a lake or two rivers meet or an area where we planted. Dakota and Ojibwe Indians still live near St. Croix NSR.

Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: Rosscoe on December 21, 2008, 11:02:31 AM
Hi Gregg

I'll get it figured out some day  :P
Nice to meet you and thanks for the info on the ramps. There is one I drive by everyday just north of Stillwater too and its city or state owned so its free.
I believe the wing dam they hit was on the way south towards Hastings. I think they were too close to shore going under a bridge but it doesnt sound like it was marked and it distroyed their outdrive. A borrowed boat too!

Ross
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: Hyperacme on December 21, 2008, 11:10:18 AM
Ya ... That happen's by Hastings all the time...LOL...
OUCH..." A borrowed boat too! "

Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: bmw507 on December 22, 2008, 03:09:10 PM
Hello Everyone,

Just got my first boat about a month ago (87' CVX 18) can't wait to fire up thew 260 merc next spring!!!
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: AndyBean on December 22, 2008, 03:51:56 PM
Where did you find the 87?  Red metal flake??
Andy
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: bmw507 on December 22, 2008, 04:21:21 PM
K-bid auction, the boat was in Eden Prairie. Nice boat, needs interior work though. Blue metal flake
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: AndyBean on December 22, 2008, 04:36:14 PM
Have not heard of K bid.  I bought an 86 CVX-18 a couple weeks ago on ebay. It is the red metal flake and tan interior.
You can spend some big$$s restoring these boats. Post some pictures if you can. It gets sort of addicting after a while.
Andy

Title: Re: Nick and his GT-140
Post by: AndyBean on December 22, 2008, 04:38:43 PM
What a great boat. Super Clean!!! It looks to be in Show Condition!
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: CVX Fever on December 22, 2008, 05:02:21 PM
Yep at least a couple of us were watching that boat on K-bid not too long ago. Congrats on the boat, hopefully we'll meet up with out on the water this summer. 
Title: Re: Nick and his GT-140
Post by: Hyperacme on December 22, 2008, 05:41:34 PM
Hi Nick..
AWESOME GT !
There must be a story on how you got it..
How bigs your Merc ?
You've come to the right place for friends.
Keep an eye on the board for get together in the summer and winter.
Minaqua is a suburb of Milwaukee ?

GT info page...
http://www.classicglastron.com/gl-gt-page-web.html


Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: bmw507 on December 22, 2008, 07:01:33 PM
Hopefully I didn't pay too much, we'll find out in the spring when I get it on the water.
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: CVX Fever on December 22, 2008, 09:02:21 PM
I've watched quite a few of these CVX18's come and go over the last few years on ebay, craigslist and boat trader. I think you did real good on that boat, better than I did on mine!
Title: TAZ
Post by: cvx18gl on December 25, 2008, 02:46:21 PM
Hi, I'm new to this site, hang out over at  carlsonspeed quite a bit. I farm in so. central MN, but spend most weekends no. of Alex on Lake Miltona in summer. The boat is an '84 CVX18 that was a 350/260,swapped it out for a built 406 sbc in front of an Alpha SS drive. Redid floor and interior 2 years ago over winter.

Title: Re: TAZ
Post by: Jason on December 26, 2008, 07:20:16 AM
Sweet boat. I love what you have done to the motor. The diamond plate looks real clean in there too. A little bit of customization but still looks fairly original. Great Job!!!

Hope you can make it to the annual meet this year so we can see it in person.



Is it just me or have CVX18's all of a sudden become very popular?????

Jeff, make your let us know what happened with the one you looked at in Pelican lake!
Title: Re: TAZ
Post by: CVX Fever on December 26, 2008, 08:55:53 AM
Welcome Taz. Your running one of those Alpha SS drives like Walt. Did David say your boat runs in the 80's? :o Hold on to your hats people! Good look'in engine bay. I just bought A '79 CVX18 this fall.   
Title: Re: Links to TAZ on CarlsonSpeed
Post by: David CVX-16 on December 26, 2008, 05:04:11 PM
Some TAZ details and pictures are on CarlsonSpeed

http://www.carlsonspeed.com/index.php?option=com_joomlaboard&Itemid=26&func=view&id=2080&catid=38

David
Title: Re: TAZ
Post by: cvx18gl on December 26, 2008, 06:02:27 PM
Thanks for the welcome, and Thanks to Dave for the link. I was just having my son show me how to create the link and low and behold, there it was before I had a chance.  I'd really like to hit the get together this year if it works out, boat sits on lift all summer. Engine is a 400 sbc from a '79 Blazer, bored .030 over and decked, installed Dart Pro 1 Alum. heads, Edelbrock Performer RPM, 770 Street Avenger, Roller Comp Cams 276/282 Dur. .503/.510 lift  w/1.6 ratio roller rockers, 10.9:1 CR,Forged Pistons, EMI Polished Alum. Exhaust w/4" SS custom risers and thru hull,engine ran 440HP @ 5250 rpm w/o Nitrous, runs 83.2 mph on GPS w/o nitrous.Look forward to visiting with everyone. :)
Title: Re: TAZ
Post by: cvx18gl on December 26, 2008, 06:26:41 PM
Ya, that post was from summer of '07, I bumped the nitrous pills up to 180 hp, but never got a chance to make a full pass this year due to low fuel pressure. I think I was up to 88 or so if I recall.
Title: Re: TAZ
Post by: CVX Fever on December 27, 2008, 10:00:08 PM
Quote
runs 83.2 mph on GPS w/o nitrous

Good grief who needs nitrous!!! ..... LOL  That boat really rocks.
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: Bayflite73 on August 15, 2009, 11:29:01 PM
Hi Brian,

I just found this site and am very excited to know that there is a group like this in Minnesota and Wisconsin! I have been an avid canoe paddler my whole life but loved water skiing in high school. It's been a whole lot of years since then but I finally broke down a couple of years ago and purchased a 1973 Glastron Bayflite V174 off of Craigslist. My wife and I have welcomed 2, soon to be 3 sons into the world in the last few years so I hate to say that I've only taken it out a handful of times, but can't wait to join this community out on the water some time. Unfortunately I'm filming (I'm an independent film-maker as well as boat enthusiast) or I'd drive the family down to the big Red Wing event!

All the best!

Josh
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: Hyperacme on August 16, 2009, 07:33:54 AM
Welcome Josh !
Hope you can make it out some time this or even next year.
Could you post some pictures of your boat ?
Gregg
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: Drive67 on September 08, 2009, 08:15:37 PM
Hi I'm Mike, I just got a 1975 CV16 SS. So it looks like some of you were around Hastings on Sunday.Must have just missed you..

Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: ChfBrianB on September 08, 2009, 08:48:04 PM
Hey there!  Welcome to the forum!  Too bad we missed you the other day.  We went from Ft. Snelling to Prescott and spent a good 6-7 hours on the water.  Keep in touch with us, and we will get together soon!

We need to see some pictures of your new CV-16.  Is your CV a brown one with a new interior?
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: Drive67 on September 09, 2009, 09:40:06 PM
No, I didn't get that one. I drove all the way to Sioux Fall to look at a 78. That was another disappointment.On the way home my girl friend call about one in Dundas. Not perfect but way nicer than the other two I looked at.
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: ChfBrianB on September 09, 2009, 09:51:34 PM
The one in Dundas looked really nice.  In fact, it was for sale at the same time I was selling mine.  I was nervous that it was on the market at the same time since it really looked better than mine.  I was confident in the mechanics on my old rig, but I know that one you got looked pretty good!

I'm excited to see more of your boat!  Jason and I have owned that same setup, (and he still does) so if you need any help with anything, just let us know!
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: Jason on September 10, 2009, 07:19:46 AM
Looks great! I have to admit someone painted the woodgrain black on your boat and it turned out good! I like it. Hope to see you on the water soon!

Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: ChfBrianB on September 10, 2009, 08:17:07 AM
I feel silly...  I didn't see your picture of the CV until this morning.  I would have known it wasn't my old one that way.  Anyway, be careful with that tow strap over the sides.  Usually there are some stainless loops on the transom that work really well with a small ratchet strap.

How does it run?
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: Drive67 on September 10, 2009, 04:22:54 PM
Looks great! I have to admit someone painted the woodgrain black on your boat and it turned out good! I like it. Hope to see you on the water soon!

Yeah... Its painted black and it does look pretty good from about 10 or 20 feet. The wood grain decals were crack real bad. Do you have any idea where I can find new decals? 
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: Jason on September 10, 2009, 09:44:51 PM
hmmm, no idea. Maybe someone else will chime in. Or try some local vinyl printing shops. You might be able to find something close.
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: Drive67 on September 11, 2009, 10:59:59 PM
Could you take a few reeaallyy good photos of your decals?
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: Jason on September 12, 2009, 10:57:32 AM
No problem, Hope these work for you.

I can email you larger ones if you need them.

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t124/lincolnman1969/Boat/P1030327.jpg)
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t124/lincolnman1969/Boat/P1030329.jpg)
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t124/lincolnman1969/Boat/P1030331.jpg)
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t124/lincolnman1969/Boat/P1030332.jpg)
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t124/lincolnman1969/Boat/P1030333.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: Drive67 on September 12, 2009, 12:41:20 PM
That great! I have been emailing back and forth with a company. It would be great if you would email them to me. What color is the pin strip?
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: Jason on September 12, 2009, 02:02:20 PM
pin stripe is white. I will email them to you.
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: ffotter on October 28, 2009, 04:29:22 PM
Greetings everyone,

I just purchased a 73 Carlson CV-16SS I/O and plan to have the metal flake gelcoat restored.  The current condition is very poor so I believe a new metal flake gelcoat layer/s will need to be sprayed.  I am wondering if anyone could recommend an experienced fiberglass/gelcoat organization capable of this task.

Thanks
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: Hyperacme on October 28, 2009, 04:46:13 PM
ffotter ...
Welcome to CGOAMN !
Looks like your in North Dakota ?
Some FG repair shops in the Twin Citys/Metro ....

http://www.whitebearboatworks.com/index.htm

http://www.imperialboatrepair.com/
Title: Re: Let's get to know each other...
Post by: ffotter on October 29, 2009, 07:47:10 AM
Thank you very much for the boat repair links.  I'll check them out.  I'm from Fergus Falls, MN.  I look forward to meeting more people who enjoy the older Glastrons. 
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Post by: Jason on October 29, 2009, 09:03:51 AM
PICTURES! PICTURES! PICTURES!

There are a couple other guys on here too that have the same CV16SS we have. They are a fun little boat.
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Post by: Drive67 on November 03, 2009, 06:46:56 AM
Yep, We need pics!
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Post by: jimmy on November 17, 2009, 08:10:07 AM
Hey, guys.  Brand new here and love my 1984 CVX-17.  Still has the original 115 Merc - although I did change the color of the stripes to better match the color of the boat.  Hoping to get out with it again before the marinas are frozen over.

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\My Pictures\Toolbox\2009-08-20\1984 Carlson CVX 17 002.jpg
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Post by: Rosscoe on November 17, 2009, 08:30:00 PM
Welcome Jimmy.
It doesnt appear that your pics posted. I know we'd all like to see your boat.
Ross
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Post by: Hyperacme on November 17, 2009, 10:10:48 PM
Hi Jimmy and welcome to the CGOAMN !
If you need help posting your boat pictures let me know ...
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Post by: Tonka Jim on November 18, 2009, 09:21:01 AM
Hi Jimmy - Welcome to CGOAMN
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Post by: not2worried on March 10, 2010, 08:44:43 PM
Hi all. New to the club. Pick up a 85 Glastron SSV 167 last year for the kids ( and me)
One of the best purchases I have made yet!
(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk298/not2worried/DSC_0044-1.jpg)
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Post by: CVX Fever on March 10, 2010, 11:05:26 PM
Welcome! My dad has the same boat w/140 MerCruiser in '86 trim that he's owned since new. Those SSV's are great hulls.
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Post by: ChfBrianB on March 11, 2010, 06:06:19 PM
Great Looking Boat!
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Post by: Rosscoe on March 12, 2010, 10:05:28 PM
Hey Erik
Good to see you made it to the board. Consider coming to the 2010 summer meet. You can bring the wife and kids (if you want). It is family orientated and I'll TRY not to embarrass you :P

Thats my bro's son and he has the bike for sale.
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Post by: j-buck ssv194 on March 15, 2010, 05:39:42 PM
Hi all!
Joe here.  Have seen you group on the missippi and st croix.  Hoping to join in this year.
My ride:
1984 ssv 194 260hp merc stern.  closed bow all origional.
Dual cup holders front and back.  His and hers cigarette lighters. That was the day!
I don't think the engine has been touched.  58mph with a 23p stainless.
I have not figured how to put additional pictures in, but will with some help.
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Post by: Hyperacme on March 15, 2010, 06:15:05 PM
Hi Joe and Welcome !

If you click on "Additional Options" it will drop down and you can "Browse" your computer for your pictures that you would like to post.
Or get a Photobucket account and up load, then post [IMG] links in your post.

http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?action=help;page=post
Scroll down about half the page for info on posting attachments.

If your still having problems ...post a new topic and I'll help .
Nice boat would love to see more pictures of it !
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Post by: j-buck ssv194 on March 16, 2010, 07:28:06 AM
picture test

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Post by: ChfBrianB on March 16, 2010, 10:04:58 AM
Nice looking boat!
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Post by: T-156_TonkaTom on April 12, 2010, 08:07:52 PM
Hello everyone,

My wife & I are the proud owners of a 1976 T-156 powered by a 1978 70 HP Johnson power head/exhaust mounted over our original 1976 70 HP Evinrude lower unit. We've probably have owned this boat for about 10 years or so. We got it when the kids were 'prime tuber age' and really enjoyed how the boat pulled our family together over the summers. We enjoy cruising around Lake Minnetonka & Lake Waconia anytime from a Friday afternoon to a Sunday evening.

Sunday afternoon, April 11th, we pulled the tarp off of the boat & washed the dust off of the seats, etc. & took advantage of the early nice spring weather. We put into Lake Minnetonka at the public North Arm launch & headed over to Forest Lake, a nice spot to let our 3 year old grandson steer the boat under low idle. We were chasing some seagulls around at 1 mph. While we were just sitting there enjoying some quiet time with the motor off we got a visit from your club's administrator, Brian Bergstrom, his wife Lisa, who were the guests of Tonka Jim & one of Lisa's friends, Kristen. They politely introduced themselves & let us know about the club & some of the activities & resources. Well we were pretty impressed that of all the little spots we could have traveled to, we wound up about a couple hundred yards away from the club's administrator.

We're thinking we will enjoy our boat even more now having found some like-minded Glastron enthusiasts. We spent the entire summer, last year, getting some reliable power and look forward to actually boating again, now with some of you good people.

Best regards,
Tom & Neysa
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Post by: Jason on April 12, 2010, 09:48:32 PM
70HP 15' Trihull on lake Minnetonka on a Friday to Sunday pulling tubers sound's intense! You probably looked like this guy: http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=1260.0


Nice looking boat and welcome to the club!
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Post by: sleepy on April 22, 2010, 09:30:48 PM
Hi I am Ray from Winnipeg MB Canada

I am restoring a 1964 Glastron Futura V164 It has a AQ100 Volvo Penta Engine 100 HP and a AQ100 Stern Drive. Iam going to paint and recarpet the boat this June. Have you guy know what paint you use for the fiberglass hull. not sure how to inserta photo

Ray

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p286/Hyperacme/CGOAmn/galstron_3.jpg)
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Post by: Hyperacme on April 23, 2010, 03:52:31 PM
Hi Ray and welcome to CGOAMN !

From the picture you posted your hull looks pretty good, could you buff out the gell ?
 
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Post by: sleepy on April 24, 2010, 07:33:31 PM
Hi Gregg

The Hull has been painted on the bottom  water line with some kind of paint and they made a mess of it
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Post by: Hyperacme on April 25, 2010, 10:14:27 AM
Ray
Is it anti fouling paint ?
There was a guy on CGOA that was redoing a red one, pretty rare Glastron !
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Post by: sleepy on April 25, 2010, 12:07:33 PM
Gregg

It seem to Rare Boat. I just pick up a aq100 spare motor and the top end of the out drive. I tried buffing the gel coat but didn't come back to good. I have some hole to fill and their are some durface cracks on the gel coat has to be fixed but the old girl does 28 mph and run good
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Post by: 74CV16 on May 07, 2010, 06:45:12 PM
Hey everyone,

My name is Paul and I'm a member over at iboats.com and cgoa.com where I met Hyperacme.  I don't live in MN but you guys seem to be more organized and closest to me  ;)

I live in Colorado above 8000 feet of elevation.  I'm an avid bowhunter, outdoorsmen, and family man with a 13 yr old son named Dylan, 12 yr old daughter Ashley, 4 yr old daughter Tess, 2 yr old daughter Ella, and 7 month old daughter Penelope, and a husband to a wonderful wife named Denisa.  I am scheduled for surgery next month....... :o

I picked up this '74 CV16 SS that was cut up and made into an outboard boat for $150 on the trailer.  No interior, no dash, no motor....NOTHING!  I had recently built a '72 Invader SC15 Bowrider with a '73 Evinrude 65hp that was in the same situation.  I had $1000 invested when I was done and sold it for $2000.  This was my fund to build my Glastron! 

I picked up a '76 Merc 1500 for $500 off a guy that was hurting for money.....O.K. so I stole it, I feel really bad!  So I've been lurking around the Glastron Carlson sights trying to get insperation for my build up and advice from the guys that have already done it.  I've decided to build this boat as an OUTBOARD boat since someone already cut it in the first place and I figured it would be better to just go with it.

I need help with how to mount my seats to the floor as the angles of the outboards seem to be the hull itself and inspiration for where to get help with this ratty old windshield, decals, badges, etc......

I hope that I can be welcomed here even though I'm a Colorado boy!


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Post by: Jason on May 07, 2010, 07:11:15 PM
Welcome Paul,

The CV16 is a great boat. I myself have a 1974 CV16SS which I pretty much bought the way it is. Steve (74 Carlson) has a 74 CV16 with a power of tower merc outboard on it. I know he has done more work to his and takes the seats out every winter to keep the mice out so he should be able to help you with your seats. If you need any pictures or have any questions don't be afraid to ask. No Colorado is not too far away and hopefully you get the boat done by August so you can drag it down here so we can get a picture of 3 of these in a row at the annual meet!

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t124/lincolnman1969/Boat/P1020124.jpg)
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t124/lincolnman1969/Boat/P1020163.jpg)
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t124/lincolnman1969/Boat/P1020167.jpg)
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t124/lincolnman1969/Boat/P1020170.jpg)
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t124/lincolnman1969/Boat/P1020173.jpg)
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Post by: 76bayflite on May 07, 2010, 07:12:20 PM
Welcome, I have lots of family out in CO...where do you boat out there?
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Post by: 74CV16 on May 07, 2010, 07:21:09 PM
I go to Pueblo Reservoir half a dozen weekends during the summer and then we go to Lake McConnaughy in Nebraska every year for the 4th of July and the following week.   That's pretty much all the boating I can do in a year!  I'll have my boat on the water in a month........ I'm a disabled vet and I'm not working right now so I do as much work 3 or 4 days a week that my back and left elbow will allow.  I have the motor running great on the stand after rebuilding the carbs and replacing EVERY wire in the ignition, plugs, wires, engine harness, and new boat harness.  I've cut out most of the old wood from the transom and have replaced it with new wood and a cool brace that ties into the floor and keel for added strength for this Merc 1500.   I'm glassing in the floor, transom, dash, and where the exhaust ports were on the port and starboard aft.  Then I'll be painting it.  I know it's green metal flake right now, but since there was so much cut out of the rear of the boat we're painting it a Metallic Purple and going with a 3 tone grey interior.

I'll get pictures posted when we're done in a few weeks.
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Post by: 74CV16 on May 07, 2010, 07:27:19 PM
I could use some picture of where the seats mount to the floor so I can see if the base goes up the transition/hull/outboards.
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Post by: Hyperacme on May 07, 2010, 08:20:21 PM
Welcome CV !
I see ya made it here ...
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Post by: 74CV16 on May 07, 2010, 08:37:41 PM
Thanks Gregg!
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Post by: 74 Carlson on May 07, 2010, 11:25:30 PM
Glad you made it ! I dont have any pics on how the seats are mounted but I'll try to explain, under each cushion there will be aluminum angle brackets that mount to the floor and the seat base, make sure they are posioned so that they srew into the flat part of the floor. Two under each cushion so a total of 8 then the seats are also mounted with two bolts going through the gunnal on the sides. If you need more I'll try to get pics.
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Post by: Jason on May 07, 2010, 11:54:30 PM
I'll get some pics for you tomorrow of the seats but follow Steve's instructions. He's the man!
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Post by: 74 Carlson on May 08, 2010, 12:47:18 AM
One more thing MUST USE STAINLESS STEEL hardware only- very important. There is no place in any boat for steel except motor parts and the trailer or maybe something that is plated chrome
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Post by: 74CV16 on May 08, 2010, 11:09:41 AM
Thanks Jason and Steve,

That clears up a lot of my question.  I'll be heading down to the hardware store and I'll see if I can find stainless angle brackets to bolt the bases to.

Also, how tall are the bases of the seat and what is the overall height from the flat floor to the top of the seating surface?  I know it's a bunch of questions so far but you guys seem to be more involved over here then other sites I've tried to make my home.  I would love to get this put together and come down for the August run for sure.......
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Post by: Jason on May 08, 2010, 12:25:45 PM
Here are some pictures for you. As you can see, Glastron is not as smart as Steve. They used some steel screws. But who knows, maybe they were replaced at some point. Hope you can see all the measurements too. These pictures are all of the Drivers side. passenger side looks to be a mirror image.

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t124/lincolnman1969/Boat/P1050470.jpg)
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t124/lincolnman1969/Boat/P1050469.jpg)
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t124/lincolnman1969/Boat/P1050461.jpg)
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t124/lincolnman1969/Boat/P1050460.jpg)
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t124/lincolnman1969/Boat/P1050459.jpg)
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t124/lincolnman1969/Boat/P1050458.jpg)
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t124/lincolnman1969/Boat/P1050457.jpg)
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t124/lincolnman1969/Boat/P1050455.jpg)
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t124/lincolnman1969/Boat/P1050456.jpg)
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t124/lincolnman1969/Boat/P1050453.jpg)
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Post by: Jason on May 08, 2010, 12:28:30 PM
After looking a those pics I really need to replace my carpet!
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Post by: Hyperacme on May 08, 2010, 01:01:40 PM
My seats are held by the same scrap chuncks of aluminum as your but had SS screws.

"After looking a those pics I really need to replace my carpet!"
Ya sure do ! 
...LOL
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Post by: ChfBrianB on May 08, 2010, 02:30:52 PM
  passenger side looks to be a mirror image.



Not quite a mirror image.  Don't forget about the cut out on the drivers side where the throttle handle is.  That's the only part that is different from the passenger side.
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Post by: 74CV16 on May 08, 2010, 03:40:39 PM
I can't believe I wasted 350 posts between the 2 other sites only to come here and get SOOOO much more help!

You guys are unbelievable.........thank you soooooo much ;D
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Post by: Jason on May 08, 2010, 07:11:07 PM
Frame should be the same though. yea, don't cut two throttle cut out's! unless you want the passenger to control the throttle!
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Post by: 74CV16 on May 08, 2010, 08:52:59 PM
I wish I would have had all this information back before I spent $400 on new back-to-back seats from Overtons........

I'm going to start building some Original style seats to put into the boat in a couple of years.  Now I have all the info I need to make them right!  3/4" Oak base and go from there........

I also know how the OEM seats were mounted so I know how to mount these Overton's Deluxe seats.  Depending on how these Overton's seats go, I may keep them till they're worn out and make the OEM seats for when I tear it down and restore the rest of the boat right!   Or until I find that next CV16 that comes along and gets my attention.........
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Post by: 74CV16 on May 08, 2010, 08:54:44 PM
Here's the seats I bought:

http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?i=72067&pdesc=Overtons_Deluxe_Lounge_Boat_Seat&aID=601C1A&merchID=4006

I got the Charcoal/Grey ones.......
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Post by: Jason on May 08, 2010, 11:15:22 PM
Those seats look nice! They should get you by for a while. Post some pics of your boat when you get a chance.
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Post by: Hyperacme on May 09, 2010, 07:54:37 AM
Paul
Go here to download the 1974 Glastron/Carlson brochure and price & spec sheet .

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Post by: 74 Carlson on May 09, 2010, 03:53:55 PM
For the seat brackets I would use aluminum angle instead of stainless, Lighter, cheaper and much eazeir to work with.
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Post by: CVX Fever on May 09, 2010, 09:22:08 PM
Yep that's what I did. One of those brackets fatigued on the rear seat of my CVX16 and cracked. I made two new ones this spring out of aluminum angle I got at the hardware store.

And ditto on using SS hardware. I'm amazed at how corroded some of the hardware was on both my CVX's considering they were fresh water boats. I can't imagine what that stuff would have looked like if they were salt water boats.
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Post by: 74CV16 on May 11, 2010, 02:21:26 PM
Hey Gregg,

That google docs takes me to my google docs!  Can you try to upload what you have and send it here or send it to my email, psholcomb31 (@) msn (dot) com
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Post by: Hyperacme on May 11, 2010, 02:40:35 PM
Go here ...

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Post by: 74CV16 on May 11, 2010, 10:26:21 PM
Thanks for that download Gregg!  What a treat to get....... I ended up rewiring most of my dad's '94 Merc 150hp today.  He kept running it at a slow trolling speed/idle even after the overheat alarm was going off for 30 minutes......the powerhead got hot enough it melted the wiring for the VRO control box and the idle/advance control box!  He's lucky it didn't stop injecting oil and burn up his motor.........

I have to time it tomorrow and I'm done with it so I can go back to working on my boat again.  I'll post some pictures when I get to final assembly.
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Post by: 74CV16 on June 02, 2010, 09:09:40 PM
Hey guys, can you help me find some windshield arm end caps?  I posted over in the Wanted/Classifieds forum......Please Help me
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Post by: Dale L on June 15, 2010, 12:16:56 AM
My name is Dale Littlejohn and a Glastron  and Carlson owner.
I was at the boat show in Muscatine Iowa with my Intimidator and met Jerry.
Very nice guy who told me about this site.
He was rite this is a great site keep up the good work.
 
I have several boats my first boat is a 77 212 sierra that i have had for 28 years and use alot.
Also have a 69 Carlson contender with a 1250 merc.
Also a Glastron Carlson CT15 with a 1500 merc.
And found an Intimidator that needed some work and just got going.
As you know they are great boats and i really enjoy them.

Dale



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Post by: GT150 JEFF on June 15, 2010, 05:30:24 AM
WELCOME DALE
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Post by: Hyperacme on June 15, 2010, 02:50:54 PM
Welcome to CGOAMN Dale !

And please, please post some pictures of your boats ...
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Post by: Tonka Jim on June 15, 2010, 03:15:38 PM
Welcome Dale,

We do like pictures  ;D

We hope to see you at one of our meets soon.
Maybe Minnetonka next weekend, or Red Wing in August.  ???
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Post by: Green with Envy on June 15, 2010, 04:25:11 PM
Isn't Minnetonka in two weeks? (26th or 27th)  We're trying real hard to be there. Already voted for Sunday.
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Post by: Dale L on June 16, 2010, 02:01:04 AM
Thanks but wont be able to make any shows this year maybe next year
Here is the Challenger
Dale

You may have seen the utube of me running it with the megaphones the noise is cool but hard on the ears!!!
1969 Glastron Carlson Gold Boat Goofing Off (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkxibTMr1_o#ws)


(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p286/Hyperacme/CGOAmn/boat_034_Small.jpg)


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Post by: Dale L on June 16, 2010, 02:05:21 AM
Here is the CT15 its alot of fun and rides better than the Challenger.
Dale


(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p286/Hyperacme/CGOAmn/084a.jpg)
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p286/Hyperacme/CGOAmn/poolparty_017_Medium.jpg)
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Post by: Dale L on June 16, 2010, 02:16:24 AM
This is the Intimidator it is alot of fun .
I like it when you outrun the jet skis with 4 people it pisses em off.
It is running 74 gps but im working on that
It was bad when i got it.
Needed stringers - transom - floor - engine - windshield and had no interior but did have the original trailer.
Dale

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p286/Hyperacme/CGOAmn/Picture_dale_042_Small.jpg)

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Post by: Dale L on June 16, 2010, 02:22:21 AM
This is the only good pic i have of the 212 sierra.
This is what happens when the wife is out of town and there is drinking.
Dale

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p286/Hyperacme/CGOAmn/carlson_015_Medium.jpg)
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p286/Hyperacme/CGOAmn/carlson_018_Medium.jpg)


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Post by: MarkS on June 16, 2010, 03:53:21 AM
WHEEEE!  ;D
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Post by: Tonka Jim on June 16, 2010, 08:21:46 AM
Isn't Minnetonka in two weeks? (26th or 27th) 

Sorry, I should have been more clear.
Not this weekend 19/20 but next weekend 26/27.
I'm leaning toward Sunday 6/27, but may move it to Saturday if the weather is better.
 Jim
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Post by: 74 Carlson on June 16, 2010, 05:30:21 PM
That is totally awsome in the swimming pool, nice thing is you don't have to worry about milfoil or zebra mussels.
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Post by: Hyperacme on June 16, 2010, 07:03:07 PM
Thanks for posting your awsome collection of boats Dale !
Though pool shot was a Photo Shop at first ...LOL
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Post by: 76bayflite on June 16, 2010, 07:25:54 PM
Reminds me of the chase scene in live and let die. 
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Post by: Dale L on June 17, 2010, 01:21:06 AM
Thanks guys
We gotta keep the glastrons going.
The great thing about them is how many times the new boat people complement you on how cool they are.

On rhe pool deal it was neat but had a little problem getting it out had to power it and winch it on the trailer.
And one thing i didnt plan on was the river water in the cooling system playing hell with the pool water.
Dale
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Post by: Glastron_GT160 on June 23, 2010, 08:58:03 PM
FYI

Picture was worthy of the special recognition on the home page... 

http://www.classicglastron.com/ (http://www.classicglastron.com/)
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Post by: Dale L on June 26, 2010, 12:01:34 AM
Very Cool !!!!!

Thanks to who sent the pic to Classic Glastron
Dale !
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Post by: Rosscoe on June 26, 2010, 06:58:17 PM
Welcome Dale
Great collection!. If I had a pool I could test my jet!
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Post by: BL1900Glastron on July 04, 2010, 07:59:49 PM
Hi Everyone.
My name is Brad and I have a 1991 1900 Glastron runabout.  It may not be old enough to be considered a classic, but I'm working on it.  I bought the boat when I turned 40 some time ago.  It was a mid life crisis thing.  Anyway, my family has had many memorable days boating on the lakes and rivers of MN.  I rather be out boating than most anything else!! 

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Post by: Rosscoe on July 04, 2010, 08:08:05 PM
Welcome Brad
Hope you can join us at one of the meets through out the summer and maybe Redwing in Aug?

Ross
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Post by: BL1900Glastron on July 04, 2010, 08:10:29 PM
Thanks Ross.  My wife and I are planning on attending the August get together.  We saw the group out and about last summer and it looked like fun.
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Post by: Hyperacme on July 04, 2010, 08:12:25 PM
Hi Brad and Welcome to CGOAMN !
Were pretty flexable about age, having family fun is more important ...
Keep an eye on the " Minnesota Western Wisconsin Events / Meets " for get togathers.
Post some pictures of your boat ..

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Post by: BL1900Glastron on July 04, 2010, 08:24:35 PM
Being a complete newbie to your forum, how do you insert photos?
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Post by: Hyperacme on July 04, 2010, 08:29:03 PM
Click the " Additional Options ... " in the bottom left corner and add your pictures ... IF there not to big ...
Do you have a Photobucket account ?
Makes it much easier.

Or click on my user name for email address and send them to me and i could post them.
Other users like Picaso better then Photobucket, theres a " How to use " posted ...
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Post by: BL1900Glastron on July 04, 2010, 08:41:17 PM
Here are some pictures of my boat.

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p286/Hyperacme/CGOAmn/Boat_Pic_3.jpg)
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p286/Hyperacme/CGOAmn/Boat_Pic_1.jpg) 
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Post by: Hyperacme on July 04, 2010, 08:49:15 PM
NICE !
Is there a V8 under the hood ?
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Post by: BL1900Glastron on July 04, 2010, 08:53:02 PM
I only wish there was!  It is your basic starter boat with a 135 HP Alpha One Mercrusier stern drive.
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Post by: Hyperacme on July 04, 2010, 09:02:09 PM
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p286/Hyperacme/CGOAmn/1900-1.jpg)

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p286/Hyperacme/CGOAmn/1900-3.jpg)

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p286/Hyperacme/CGOAmn/1900-2.jpg)
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Post by: BL1900Glastron on July 04, 2010, 09:11:19 PM
Wow!  That is it.  You must have quite a collection of Glastron literature.
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Post by: Hyperacme on July 04, 2010, 09:14:53 PM
I'll burn ya a DVD with all the stuff I have and put it in my boat.
Don't feel to bad about your 135 HP motor, I only have a 60 HP motor ... LOL
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Post by: BL1900Glastron on July 04, 2010, 09:26:20 PM
Thanks Gregg.  I will look for you August 20 in Red Wing.  You will have to post a picture of your boat so that I can look for it.

- Brad Briggs
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Post by: ChfBrianB on July 05, 2010, 04:37:45 PM
Welcome!  Looking forward to seeing you at the meet!
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Post by: 74 Carlson on July 05, 2010, 10:16:17 PM
Welcome to the group, your boat apperes to be in really nice shape. Nice action shots!
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Post by: Rosscoe on July 08, 2010, 09:09:55 AM
I only wish there was!  It is your basic starter boat with a 135 HP Alpha One Mercrusier stern drive.

Awfully nice "starter boat"!
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Post by: Wildways1976 on July 13, 2010, 04:08:55 PM
I am new to the CGOA and am very interested in finding more people in my area as well as joining other area's as well...

I have a 1968 Glastron V-204
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Post by: ChfBrianB on July 13, 2010, 04:12:59 PM
Hey there!  Welcome to the club! 

Where are you located?  The V-204 is a great model!  We onlt have one other one that I know of in the club, so we are excited to see pictures and to get to know you!

Again, welcome!

Brian
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Post by: Hyperacme on July 13, 2010, 04:15:10 PM
Welcome Wildways !
You've come to the right spot for finding people to go boating with ...
Post some pictures of your V-204 and your self to ..
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Post by: copper on July 18, 2010, 05:25:07 AM
hi im carl i from wales uk a some miles away from you guys but i have had a wonderful welcome so here goes.im from wales uk.im new to this game.i bought a glastron 2000 speedboat built in 1991,its a sterndrive powered by a volvo penta 120hp engine.it was bought in the south of france and currently moored at port barcares.i have only been out in it four times as we live in wales but i adore her .carl
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Post by: Hyperacme on July 18, 2010, 06:48:48 AM
Welcome Carl !
Post some pictures of your boat, we love pictures ...
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Post by: 007glastron on August 26, 2010, 05:17:31 AM
Hello everyone! My name is Rob and I live in Elk River MN. I grew up boating with Glastrons with my dad. He had a GT150, then a GT160, and finally his last one was a CV23 jet drive with the 460. My favorite james bond actor is Roger Moore. I love the fact that those movies used production Glastrons! I came to the 2010 meet at the last minute  :-/ but found that river boating is realy fun! Drove my cv16ss up the river through the lock with my friend who owns a regal, but now wants to sell it to get a Glastron! ;D. And if your wondering... Yes this is Brian's old carlson.
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Post by: Shrom CVX-18 on November 06, 2010, 10:22:56 AM
 Name is Craig Shrom, I am from Lancaster PA. No i am not Amish lol.

I currently own a 79 CVX-18
Past owned A 73 CV-16 witch I had put all new floor and interior in. plus Outboard. I started out with just the hull.
My brother and I are currently in the process of customizing his CV-16 to a I/O. We did new transom, new stringers and floor, custom build area. Currently in it is a 120hp merc 4cyl. will switch to a 140hp merc sometime. We started this project before we even realized that they have already made a I/O cv-16 from factory. But the job is fun to do. and a one off boat when its done. any idea's is welcome. Here are a few pictures of my new boat, old boat and I will get pictures of my brothers boat up too soon
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Post by: Rosscoe on November 09, 2010, 07:40:52 PM
Welcome Craig. Look forward to some pics of your project.
There is a member here who did the opposite and converted a CV 16 I/O to an outboard.
His posts are on here somewhere.
Ross
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Post by: n0ukf on May 12, 2011, 12:14:57 AM
Hello from the Great White North... well, almost.
My name is Elliott Olson and I live near Warroad, MN by Lake of the Woods.

My first boat (20 years ago) was an aluminum (pointed, not square bow) duck boat with 3.5hp Sears OB. I couldn't get it running well at all because it has a bent :P intake reed. I did however get to run it around Bemidji with an electric troller and small oars.

About 8 years ago I got a '64 Glastron Skiflite 142 with 40hp electric-shift Evinrude from my brother. The last time we had run it I noticed water coming up the inside of the transom. The keel has a short crack across it and the transom ply is rotting out. just sitting in the water was fine but running at speed pushed water in the crack to defy gravity and waterline level through the transom. I am now splitting the top off the hull to start rebuilding the transom, and I'll also grind into the keel from the top to glass across the keel crack before fixing the outside. I also need to do some checking on the motor because we could never get it up to full speed. I suspect a missing bolt might be losing crankcase vacuum. The Yacht Club trailer is a little big for it but I can live with it.

Can anyone suggest where I might find replacement lenses for the nav light? The red is broken and severely faded. I actually have two housings (I like them and want to keep the style) but only two green and one (used to be)red lenses. Anywhere I've checked so far has said "no longer available".

(http://www.qsl.net/n0ukf/extra/skiflite-01.jpg)

EDIT: BTW, how far north do any of your get-together's come?

Oh yeah, I was forgetting another boat, a 15' Wizard I hauled from California when I got a camper-conversion van from Grandma and then found another 40hp Evinrude for $100 to put on it. That OB ran fine after a little ignition work.
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Post by: Rich_V174SS on May 12, 2011, 07:05:10 AM
Welcome! does this light listed below on ebay have the same lenses as yours?

http://cgi.ebay.com/1960s-RED-BLUE-STERN-LIGHT-LITE-BOAT-/150603305945?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2310a813d9#ht_595wt_926 (http://cgi.ebay.com/1960s-RED-BLUE-STERN-LIGHT-LITE-BOAT-/150603305945?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2310a813d9#ht_595wt_926)

My old boat shop used to have a box of old spare lenses, I can check to see if they still have them. I've also seen the same light that your boat has for sale on ebay.

Is this the same light?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Vintage-chrome-boat-Bow-light-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem53e768f384QQitemZ360364700548QQptZBoatQ5fPartsQ5fAccessoriesQ5fGear#ht_500wt_741 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Vintage-chrome-boat-Bow-light-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem53e768f384QQitemZ360364700548QQptZBoatQ5fPartsQ5fAccessoriesQ5fGear#ht_500wt_741)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Vintage-Chrome-Bow-Light-w-Flag-Mount-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem20b89cf316QQitemZ140536247062QQptZBoatQ5fPartsQ5fAccessoriesQ5fGear#ht_500wt_967 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Vintage-Chrome-Bow-Light-w-Flag-Mount-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem20b89cf316QQitemZ140536247062QQptZBoatQ5fPartsQ5fAccessoriesQ5fGear#ht_500wt_967)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CHRIS-CRAFT-CENTURY-BOW-LIGHT-PLASTIC-LENSES-CHROME-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem3a64928dc0QQitemZ250795429312QQptZBoatQ5fPartsQ5fAccessoriesQ5fGear#ht_500wt_967 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CHRIS-CRAFT-CENTURY-BOW-LIGHT-PLASTIC-LENSES-CHROME-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem3a64928dc0QQitemZ250795429312QQptZBoatQ5fPartsQ5fAccessoriesQ5fGear#ht_500wt_967)

Red Lens Only:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1950-s-60-s-Port-Side-Bow-Light-Marine-Boat-Lens-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem35b12ca192QQitemZ230605758866QQptZVintageQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories#ht_1733wt_726 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1950-s-60-s-Port-Side-Bow-Light-Marine-Boat-Lens-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem35b12ca192QQitemZ230605758866QQptZVintageQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories#ht_1733wt_726)
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Post by: n0ukf on May 12, 2011, 11:12:00 AM
The first one, no, the rest, yes. Even just the lens on the last one... OUCH! $$

As another option, I could get by with a clear lens and put a red theatrical lighting gel behind it, or just use red LEDs. Does the USCG require colored lenses or just colored light? maybe I should ask the local USCG.
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Post by: Hot Carl on May 12, 2011, 12:01:23 PM
Elliot -

Welcome to the group! This place is full of genuinely nice people with a wealth of knowledge and admiration for these boats. By the way, my old man is from Warroad. I used make the trek up there a coule times a year to see my late grandparents and love the area...welcome again and try to make it down to a meet if ya can   8)

- Alex
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Post by: n0ukf on May 12, 2011, 12:47:00 PM
What's the farthest north a meet has been held?
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Post by: Rich_V174SS on May 12, 2011, 01:54:21 PM
Quote
As another option, I could get by with a clear lens and put a red theatrical lighting gel behind it, or just use red LEDs. Does the USCG require colored lenses or just colored light? maybe I should ask the local USCG.

As long as you've got red and green and they are visible for up to 2 miles then it doesn't matter how the light is created. The lenses just need to be on the correct side - green to starboard, red to port, like they're shown on the ebay listings.
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Post by: Hyperacme on May 12, 2011, 09:28:21 PM
Welcome Elliot !

Most of us are from the Twin Citys so Miss. Mn. rivers and Tonka.
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Post by: carlsoncvx18 on May 12, 2011, 09:35:05 PM
And occasionally Minnehaha creek and Square lake. LOL
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Post by: Cory on August 05, 2011, 01:53:43 PM
Hello,  My name is Cory.  I was just recently given a 1977 GT-150.  I just got the motor running without a miss, but still need to get the carbs adjusted.  I'm hoping to have that done and be taking it out for the first time this coming weekend. 
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Post by: dorelse on August 05, 2011, 02:08:00 PM
Welcome! 
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Post by: Tonka Jim on August 05, 2011, 02:09:34 PM
Hi Cory,

Hope you can join us for the Red Wing meet the on August 19 & 20.

Jim
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Post by: dorelse on August 05, 2011, 02:16:39 PM

Hi Cory,

Hope you can join us for the Red Wing meet the on April 19 & 20.

Jim

Jim - I think you mean August 19 & 20th...not April.
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Post by: Hyperacme on August 05, 2011, 04:09:24 PM
Welcome to CGOAMN Cory !
Post some pictures of your GT, we'ed love to see her ...
What kind of motor is it ?
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Post by: Tonka Jim on August 05, 2011, 04:28:49 PM

Hi Cory,

Hope you can join us for the Red Wing meet the on April 19 & 20.

Jim

Jim - I think you mean August 19 & 20th...not April.



Thanks - Corrected
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Post by: civil_skier on August 22, 2011, 08:26:00 PM
Hello!
My name is Garrett and just bought my first boat. It's a 1967 Skiflite V-142 with a 2002 50 HP Mercury Tracker outboard on the back. Avacado green with a cream racing stripe. I'm living in Roseville, MN while I attend graduate school at the U of M. I'm looking forward to learning all about my "new" Glastron  :)

Does anyone know a good way to fix minor cracks? I have one on the inner gunwale by the throttle.

Thanks,

Garrett
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Post by: Hyperacme on August 22, 2011, 08:30:28 PM
Welcome Garrett !
You can get gell mixed and color matched from ... can't remember the name now ... but some one will pop in with it ...
can you post pictures of your skiflite ?
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Post by: carlsoncvx18 on August 22, 2011, 08:31:46 PM
Express composites
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Post by: civil_skier on August 22, 2011, 09:20:26 PM
Here she is  :)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-5cSazQqqzf0/TlMMgH78A_I/AAAAAAAAAAk/12oXUfjzVeY/s800/IMG_1008.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-W8W_SyXE5IE/TlMMgS6RLbI/AAAAAAAAAAs/F_-j7CvXrt8/s800/IMG_1010.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YljAeHU8bqU/TlMMgWuSy-I/AAAAAAAAAAo/2IltRRUy8ik/s800/IMG_1015.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-hwKv29CNKaI/TlMMgqV4RgI/AAAAAAAAAAw/FmD02x1rKAc/s800/IMG_1041.JPG)
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Post by: Hyperacme on August 22, 2011, 09:42:15 PM
SWEET !
Rich claims the green one are the fastest ...
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Post by: n0ukf on August 22, 2011, 09:46:18 PM
I'm jealous, I need to rebuild the transom and glass across a transverse keel crack on my '64 Skiflite. I think I also have some ply between the floor and hull that should be replaced. I'll know for sure when I open up the  floor to glass across the keel crack. I'm sure it won't be seaworthy before next summer, if even before the end of fall.
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Post by: Jason on August 22, 2011, 10:11:05 PM
Cool boat! Gregg is right, the green ones ARE the fast ones!


looks like you have one heck of a front yard to cut!
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Post by: Rosscoe on September 07, 2011, 09:52:22 PM
Welcome Garrett
Cool..another 67 in the fold. The gel on it looks like it is in great condition!
Show some pics of the cracks if you can and people will get a better idea as to what is required.
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Post by: rocky boat on August 08, 2012, 09:43:44 PM
Hi I'm Karen from Alaska.  I just bought a 79 Glastron GT 150.  Hope to polish up the hull this winter and will be looking for advice on how to do so.  It's my first power boat, but it was just too cool a boat to pass up.  Has a 90 hp Mercury motor.  Not sure the year, but old.  Everything works, but some sun fading and will redo the seats this winter. Very excited to own this boat - went waterskiing with it last weekend to try it out.
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Post by: dorelse on August 08, 2012, 09:47:32 PM
Welcome!!!
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Post by: Burnin Daylight on August 08, 2012, 09:58:18 PM
Welcome Karen.  Good to see another girl Glastron owner.  Got any pics of your boat to post?
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Post by: rocky boat on August 08, 2012, 10:04:14 PM
I am trying to figure out how to upload a photo from my iphoto files.  I also need to figure how to reduce the images as I took them with my SLR and they are too big.  Help?]
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Post by: Hyperacme on August 08, 2012, 10:05:30 PM
Welcome Karen !
Yep ! we love pictures ...
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Post by: Hyperacme on August 08, 2012, 10:12:58 PM
Looks like ya got it !
I use Photobucket. it resizes for me and I post the [IMG] link.
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Post by: rocky boat on August 08, 2012, 10:17:26 PM
will try and figure that out.  I just forwarded a picture from my blackberry to my iphoto and uploaded. 
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Post by: Hyperacme on August 08, 2012, 10:21:01 PM
Seems to work ...
Keep em coming !
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Post by: ChfBrianB on August 08, 2012, 10:34:59 PM
Hi I'm Karen from Alaska.  I just bought a 79 Glastron GT 150.  Hope to polish up the hull this winter and will be looking for advice on how to do so.  It's my first power boat, but it was just too cool a boat to pass up.  Has a 90 hp Mercury motor.  Not sure the year, but old.  Everything works, but some sun fading and will redo the seats this winter. Very excited to own this boat - went waterskiing with it last weekend to try it out.

WELCOME!  I would think that you are our first ever Alaskan member!  LOVE it!  Congrats on the cool GT150!  Keep those pictures coming.  Even though many of us live in Minnesota, the thought of watersking in Alaska gives me shivers.  Funny...
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Post by: bellj on August 08, 2012, 10:47:28 PM
Congratulations on the boat Karen!!

My wife and I are fairly new to this group as well, but I've owned a 1977 GT-150 since the very early 80's and put more piloting hours in it than I should probably admit to! It's been stored now for about 15+ years waiting on a few repairs - but in it's own way it was one of the most fun boats I've ever owned - in fact I'm still getting used to our more recent purchase partially because it's mannerisms are so much different than that GT "spunkyness" I was so familiar with - not that the CVX isn't spunky in it's own way, it certainly is, just in a different manner, if that makes any sense.

You are in for a lot of fun times ahead with that model GT!!!   :)
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Post by: Bayflite73 on August 09, 2012, 02:15:46 PM
Welcome to the group Karen! These guys and gals know more about our boats than anyone I've ever met. They can diagnose pretty much anything just based on a description!
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Post by: rocky boat on August 09, 2012, 11:14:27 PM
I'm originally from Minnesota and my mother still lives there.  Off to head to the lake this weekend.  A beautiful 70 degree weekend predicted for the Valley north of Anchorage.  Will hopefully be able to attach pics of my Rocky Lake speedster in action.  I should be passing through Minneapolis at least once this Sept.  is there a good marine store where I can get advice and materials for polishing up the faded fiberglass?
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Post by: Jason on August 10, 2012, 06:57:10 AM
Welcome!

We would love to see more pictures of your boat in the water out there too. I think a GT150 on the water with mountains in the back ground would make a pretty good picture!!
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Post by: bellj on August 10, 2012, 07:14:38 AM
Hi Karen,

I should go look since I just purchased some yesterday, but I've always had good luck with a boat fiberglass color brightener and then boat polish that you can get at the Fleet Farm stores. I think Star brite is the brand name and they have quite a few different boat cleaning products. I'll try to check and update this a little later. (Just checked and what I purchased yesterday to get ready for next week's event was Star Brite Sea Safe boat wash, Star brite fiberglass color restorer with PTEF, and Star brite presoftened boat wax)

I don't remember if there are "Fleet Farm" or "Farm & Fleet" stores in the Minneapolis area, but those two chains carry much of the same merchandise. There's probably other similar stores that carry those types of products also.

If any others have had problems with these products or know of some better, please jump in, but so far I've had pretty good luck with what I get from Fleet. I used to use rubbing compound for the difficult stuff, but you have to be real careful not to overdue it on the Gelcoat.

I probably should have done this before even commenting, but one super nice thing about this forum and the ClassicGlastron forums that I love is that if you do a search on something like this, the topic has likely come up before with all kinds of helpful advice! And as you've seen, there are many generous (and far more knowledgeable) people who will try to help in any way they can!   :)
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Post by: rocky boat on August 10, 2012, 10:33:53 AM
thanks so much will take a look at our local West Marine store and wait to hear from others. 
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Post by: Hyperacme on August 10, 2012, 06:54:58 PM
Karen
You should schedule your MN. vacation in Aug. ...

http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=3251.0 (http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=3251.0)

We did three boats this summer and have had great results with this method ...

http://www.classicglastron.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=4569&start=40 (http://www.classicglastron.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=4569&start=40)


(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p286/Hyperacme/CGOAmn/karensGT150-1.jpg)
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Post by: Retro Performance on August 10, 2012, 06:57:28 PM
I'm originally from Minnesota and my mother still lives there.  Off to head to the lake this weekend.  A beautiful 70 degree weekend predicted for the Valley north of Anchorage.  Will hopefully be able to attach pics of my Rocky Lake speedster in action.  I should be passing through Minneapolis at least once this Sept.  is there a good marine store where I can get advice and materials for polishing up the faded fiberglass?
      If you are in the Minneapolis area we would be happy help.......Hannays Marine in St. Anthony, we offer a 15% discount to GCOAMN members.....I think there is a thread in Vendors section?....If you are in the area please stop in....our catalog is also on line and we ship to all states.

Retro Performance

Link to Hanneys web site ...
http://www.hannaysmarine.com/ (http://www.hannaysmarine.com/)

Link to discount coupon ....
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=2886.0 (http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=2886.0)
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Post by: Retro Performance on August 10, 2012, 07:09:15 PM
Once again, those of us who are computer challenged (me) needing some help. LOL    

Thanks again  Hyper
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Post by: Hyperacme on August 10, 2012, 07:14:47 PM
Friendly helpful people, great parts dept. and 15 % off ....
What more could you want !
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Post by: rocky boat on August 11, 2012, 11:47:58 AM
Thanks for the posts and advice.  I will definitely be in Minneapolis sometime in September and since my Mom lives downtown will check out your store and get instructions.  I will try and post action photos from this weekend in Alaska.  Will use all of your advice to fix up my boat this winter.  Right now I am just enjoying trying it out. Only a few weekends left for us before it's too cold to boat.  (besides things freeze by October). 
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Post by: rocky boat on August 19, 2012, 09:38:12 PM
I have my "79 Gt 150         tied to the dock.  It appears to be leaking through the stern area soemwhere.  Pumped it out and the water came back to the same level -just the transom area right away.  It looks like someone tried to calk the rubber ring around the boat and did a lousy job.  Was thinking that it may be leaking thru or around that strip on the stern as it seems to sit just under the water when the boat is tied up.  (I did check the drain plug and it seems tight - also water does not run out while the boat is running.  Is this possible? I figure I will figure this out when I take the boat out of the water for the winter in a few weeks.  Thanks.
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Post by: Hyperacme on August 20, 2012, 09:12:10 AM
Pull it out and let it drain and dry out, then put it back in and see if you can find where water leaks are.
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Post by: Westgunn on October 17, 2012, 02:47:29 PM
Hello from Texas!

Didn't know this site existed, but I'm sure glad it does! Got a small project on my hands and in the search for parts, I stumbled across this place.

I've got a 1986 Carlson Intimidator that's been in my family for a little over 20 years. My dad bought this boat when I was about 10 or 11 and he recently has allowed me to make the necessary repairs to get it back on the water. I guess it's not entirely necessary to say, but I love this boat. It's the one I learned to ski behind, the one that I learned to drive, and now the one that I get to learn how to fix up. Not sure I'll be able to get it back to looking brand new (probably not), but it's already water worthy with the exception of a little trim issue that I'm working on. Got a trim motor and adapter on order, and I really hope they fit properly.

The lower unit went out on it the better part of a decade ago, and in the back of my dad's place it sat for that time. The windshield is history, and it will need some small fiberglass touch ups in the future, but that's about it. I hope to have the trim working again in the next week so that I may be able to take advantage of the end of the boating season before winterizing. We'll be enjoying time out on Lake Dunlap here in New Braunfels, TX...just about the best wakeboarding one could hope for in this area or any other. I'm sure I'll be driving out to Canyon Lake as well, since my kiddos will probably want to do some tubing....not cool on Dunlap.

I got it running again a little over a month ago, and I have to admit, I like just listening to this old engine even it's just sitting in the driveway. lol

Anyways, hello to all....and of course, happy boating!

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Post by: WetRaider on October 17, 2012, 02:58:05 PM
Westgun, Hello!

I lived in New Braunfels for several years.  By far, Canyon Lake was my favorite water in the area.  You'll find a ton of help here.  Maybe we can talk you into draggin' that baby up  to southern Iowa for our summer kick-off - Run On Rathbun. 

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Post by: Jason on October 17, 2012, 04:42:24 PM
Welcome! Sounds like a great boat and one definitely worth saving!
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Post by: dorelse on October 17, 2012, 04:44:07 PM
Welcome.  We have another Texas member, 'Catchnedge' who is very very close to you as well.  Intimidators are great boats and definitely worth saving!
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Post by: Westgunn on October 19, 2012, 11:07:55 AM
Thanks for the welcome! I'll try to get some pics to share next time I'm on the water. Hopefully soon!
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Post by: catchnedge on December 04, 2012, 10:12:28 AM
Westgunn, welcome!  Sent you a PM. 
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Post by: Gentleman017 on December 09, 2012, 04:51:52 AM
Hi to all,

I'm a new 'kid in town'. My name is Stefan, 41 years old and live in the Netherlands/Europe. My Glastron is a 1972 V-164 with a VOLVO PENTA AQ130C and a 270 heckdrive. My wife and I have been looking for a good Glastron for almost a year and three months ago we found our current boat; a good barnfind.
The Glastron has been sitting in the barn for more than 30 years and is in good shape. Original gelcoat, no anti-fouling, the upholstery is still pretty good (only two minor cuts) and I'm just missing a few parts; steering wheel inserts, Glastron emblems (the small metal ones) and three interior stickers.
The motor is still good but I will take him out and give him a good tune up.

I hope I will get the boat ready for the summer of 2013 so that we can enjoy the good life on the water.
It is good to know that there are still a lot of enthusiastic Glastron people all over the world.
The problem in Europe is that the availability of parts is pretty dried up; that is why I search the internet (ebay,..) looking for Glastron parts. Not only for me but also for the Glastron community. To preserve and sustain the classic Glastron.

In Mai next year we have our first Glastron get together in Rotterdam/the Netherlands with a total of +/- 30 boats. I'm looking forward to that!
It would be great (only very expensive) if one day we could set up a worldwide Glastron event. I dream on...ok?

Greetings, Stefan
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Post by: Hyperacme on December 09, 2012, 05:40:27 AM
Welcome to CGOAMN Stefan !
Looking forward to seeing pictures and progress report on your V-164.
Stickers/decals are easy to find, members might have some of them and you could get a local sign shop to make the interior ones.
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Post by: tk on March 11, 2013, 05:39:15 PM
Hi Brian,

I am a first time Glastron owner.  I grew up with them in Northern North Dakota spending summers on Lake Metigoshi skiing, fishing, and finally driving an old Glastron.  After all of these years away from the Glastron pruduct, I finally had to have one.  lol 

I just purchased a 1 owner 1971 v156 w a matching year 65 Merc w trim.  I have had a few boats, from fishing to large cruisers, and know my way around the local lakes and rivers, but couldnt be more excited to finally own something that I grew up with, my first Glastron!!

Its a nice little boat and cant wait to put a shine on her in the Spring.  I am looking forward to learning more about the club.  Please advise.

thks,

tk
 
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Post by: dorelse on March 11, 2013, 05:47:35 PM
Hi Brian,

I am a first time Glastron owner.  I grew up with them in Northern North Dakota spending summers on Lake Metigoshi skiing, fishing, and finally driving an old Glastron.  After all of these years away from the Glastron pruduct, I finally had to have one.  lol 

I just purchased a 1 owner 1971 v156 w a matching year 65 Merc w trim.  I have had a few boats, from fishing to large cruisers, and know my way around the local lakes and rivers, but couldnt be more excited to finally own something that I grew up with, my first Glastron!!

Its a nice little boat and cant wait to put a shine on her in the Spring.  I am looking forward to learning more about the club.  Please advise.

thks,

tk

First, welcome!

Beautiful lake country up there!  I have family all over that state.  Welcome to the club, it would help to know where you're at...but, we have a lot of group outings planned, read up, ask questions!  The 'big' meet is in Red Wing in August, and our kickoff meet is in southern Iowa in June.  Enjoy your boat!
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Post by: carlsoncvx18 on March 11, 2013, 05:59:26 PM
Tk

Welcome to the CGOAMN group of Glastron lovers.  Glad that you could pick up a old glastron and live out your younger years.

If you can make one of the meets it would be fun meeting you.  There is a member that lives in Grand Forks (Grinder, screen name) that is going to try to make the Red Wing meet this year. 
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Post by: Hyperacme on March 11, 2013, 06:24:48 PM
Welcome to the CGOAMN !
Post some pictures of your V-156 ...
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Post by: eta1091 on April 12, 2013, 08:36:22 PM
Hello fellow Glastron Members.
My name is Eugene Alden and I live in Wasilla Alaska. I am married to "the lady who lets me live with her" Vicki for the past 20+ years. We have 5 children from the ages 23 to 14. I have worked in the Telecom industry since I was a kid. I have lived in Alaska since early 70's.  I recently purchased my first and only Intimidator in may of 2012. My dad owned the boat when it was new, when he died it got handed from my mom to my sister. My sister used it for a year or so and parked in outdoor storage where I found it 10 years later. I have always wanted this boat. I went with my dad to pick it up at Montgomery wards marina in Anchorage Alaska. he had a choice between the gold Intimidator or the Gold Scimitar. I can remember pulling up to the store and seeing that boat, it was a Lamborghini made for water. I feel like I paid top dollar for the boat, but the truth is I didn't care what the price was, I wanted my dads boat. I drug the boat home on the original trailer and I began the quest to get her going. I knew this boat was a one of a kind and has a long history along with the other Carlson's. Looking for help and ideas I cam across olered.com and that gentlemen has helped me since the day I decided to pull her apart(Robert). he pointed me this direction and here I am. I hope I can be as much help and inspiration to others as you have been to me. Thank you for the wonderful website and community. I hope to meet others up here in Alaska who share the same enthusiasm for a great American boat the Glastron Carlson.
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Post by: Hyperacme on April 12, 2013, 08:48:40 PM
Welcome to CGOAMN Eugene !

There's another member from Alaska,  rocky boat  ... http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?action=profile;u=1788 (http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?action=profile;u=1788)
Maybe you guys can get together and start a chapter ...
 
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Post by: rocky boat on April 14, 2013, 11:28:32 PM
Hi - I'm Karen - way west of all of you in Anchorage, Alaska.  Never owned a power boat before.  (I own lots of sea kayaks).  bought a lake place, has a lovely dock and just the right size for water skiing  so I went on craigs list and ended up with a 1979 gt-150 by luck knowing nothing about them.  From Minnesota originally so found this site last fall to try and figure out how to shine up the outside and fix the shoebox seam leak.  We may only get 3 months of boating time - the lake is still way frozen --but I intend to be coolest old chick on the lake with my Rocky boat. 
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Post by: eta1091 on April 21, 2013, 11:04:19 PM
hey Karen is there a HP limit on rocky lake? its our family's favorite camp ground, been going there for 10 years. we enjoy big lake to but it gets kind of hairy when the 3 day weekends come around. I've never put a boat in rocky lake and am anticipating your reply, because that's where I will be heading to get my boat in operating condition again.
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Post by: uncle buds CVX16 on June 01, 2013, 02:24:07 PM
Hello,

I'm Benson, I own a 1978 CVX 16 Deluxe.  It's a work in process, I inherited the boat from mu uncle after he passed away 2 years ago.  Hoping that I can finish the interior this summer!  Currently reside in Lakeville.

-Benson
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Post by: carlsoncvx18 on June 01, 2013, 04:10:33 PM
Where in Lakeville?
 I live just south of 160th off of Highview.
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Post by: uncle buds CVX16 on June 04, 2013, 09:26:46 PM
I live right over by city hall, south side of 50 between Holyoke and Dodd.
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Post by: PeterJ on June 06, 2013, 08:11:06 PM
Hello!

I'm in Ottertail County, in west-central MN.  I have a '74 SV184 (not completely sure abut the "S") with a 188hp Merc Ford 302 I/O.  Bought it back in '96 after it sat "out to pasture" over the winter in a field on the route I take to work.  I have kept it running right all of these years and our kids have many good memories of the times we had with the old boat.  Other than a slightly faded gel coat and some splits in the drivers upholstry, everything else works top notch.  It has a really efficient stainless steel prop that gets the big boat right out of the water, holds awsome in the turns, and will push mid 40s with the whole crew on board.   

I would like to get a better ladder system for the back.  We have always used the top of the drive to step up onto the ladder.  I'm also looking for new ventilation louvers.


New to forum,
PeterJ
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Post by: Hyperacme on June 06, 2013, 08:22:11 PM
Welcome to the CGOAMN forum Peter !
Your boat would be a V-184, not sure where to find a ladder or vents but others might know.

Could be listed here...
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?board=7.0 (http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?board=7.0)

Brochures are here ... With a good picture of ladder and swim platform ...
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=2908.0 (http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=2908.0)

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Post by: PeterJ on June 06, 2013, 09:39:10 PM
Thanks Hyperacme,

Yes, that is the boat I have.  I have the two step ladder.  Problem is getting up to the bottom step.  The only way to do it is off of the drive unit.  I have traction tape on it and instruct people carefully to place their foot across the lower unit.  No climb in issues in 17 years, but it is difficult for guests to master.

I have viewed the CG site several times over the years.

I think SLP has some vents that are designed for snowmobiles that would be very close to the original vent louvers, but I haven't chased down the exact measurements.  I just run the fan alot.

I take some pics when I pull the old boat out and post them!

PeterJ
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Post by: Hyperacme on June 06, 2013, 10:02:33 PM
Get her out ... Clean her up ... Hall her down to Red Wing in Aug.
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Post by: Jason on June 06, 2013, 10:33:55 PM
Cool boat!
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Post by: Freshwaterboatparts on June 10, 2013, 10:55:24 PM
I just picked up a 1974 CV-16SS I own Freshwaterboatparts.com This was a barn find this boat has grown on me and we will have it at the run this year.If any one is looking for parts I have tons of volvo,merc,and omc stuff after reading all the storys I would like to get the boat done and pass it down to my kids they don't make them like they used to.

Thanks Matt
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Post by: Hyperacme on June 11, 2013, 03:16:27 PM
Welcome to the CGOAMN forum Matt !
Are you local ( MN, WI.) ?
Can you post some pictures of your CV ?
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Post by: PeterJ on June 11, 2013, 08:38:33 PM
Ya Matt!  Let's see some pics!

PeterJ
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Post by: PeterJ on June 16, 2013, 02:32:13 PM
Cover off!  Just might make it to the lake today.
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Post by: swanlakeIL on August 28, 2013, 10:53:23 PM
My name is Kelvin.  I live in West-Central IL.  I have a 77' Carlson 16.5 ft with the 77 Johnson 115 outboard.  I am like the third owner. The boat is basically stock/original with the exception being the original owner (who bought it new and sold it in the late 90's) replaced the floor/carpet/etc... after many years. It still looks original to me (just re-upholstered) from the pictures I have studied. They also added a ski tripod/mounting system that is removable/stowable.  All electronics works except the MPH. 

I have loved Glastron's since I was a little kid.  I like the classic speedboat look.  I grew up on the Mississippi (Savanna IL) and have been around water/boating/fishing my entire life.  I consider myself a recreational boater.  I am not a mechanic by any means - but I try to do most easy stuff myself (changing lower unit/power trim fluids, spark plugs, etc...). 

My boat runs pretty strong and sounds good.  I have friends who still like to tube and I can throw them all with ease  ;) and have no issue pulling up skiers.  I have a lot at a private lake with horsepower/size restrictions so I was kinda limited in what I could buy.  Bought this boat from a High School buddy - who promised me he would sell it to me before asking anyone else (2 yrs ago) and here I am.  I found the forum when searching for Glastron related stuff.  I have looked at some of your boats and I am supremely envious. 
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Post by: dorelse on August 28, 2013, 11:26:26 PM
Welcome Kelvin!  We love pictures, feel free to post some!

There are a couple other IL boaters on the site as well.
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Post by: hv.drenth on March 16, 2014, 04:48:36 PM
Hi All !! Im new here !  Nice forum , to communic over the Carlsons 


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Post by: hv.drenth on March 16, 2014, 04:57:36 PM
I m now resto a Glastron trailer . A aluminium tandum trailer whos for sale in germany via Ebay . Its a totaal resto programa wheels alu chassis repaint new bearings see the pict . Will pouth my V 194 xl 79 on it its a trailer built for a V114 79 . Big boat (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/17/tu2yzete.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/17/y7evetah.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/17/6u5ytuqa.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/17/u6ajadum.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/17/netuse6u.jpg)


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Post by: Hyperacme on March 17, 2014, 08:35:20 AM
Welcome to the CGOAMN forum hv. !
Very nice Glastron trailer, will you have to add the extension on the rear ?
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Post by: ems on March 25, 2014, 01:07:27 PM
hey,

My names Ian Anderson, I have rescued my families boat from the land of craigslist where it was destined to end up last fall.
shes a 72 cv16 s/s with a cracked block and a cracked head. but after some searching i found a B20 aq130 vovlo penta and am ready to drop it in to restart her heart.  The boat has been in my family since 1971 thanks to my Grampa (Ol Coot) where it lived on warner lake and then made its way up to hayward on big round. It was the first boat i remember riding in and hopefully the last.  I cant think of any shape or style of floating device id rather be on.. (well a good water chair is pretty sweet, but it must have a sturdy beer holder.)  But truthfully I am honored to be in posession of the boat and will be sure to pass it along to my kids one day.

I will see you all on the river when i get a chance ill post up a good pic.

things im looking to learn.
gelcoat oxidization repair
and the horn differences of the boats, some of you have a giant black horn on the bow, mine is non-existant not sure why.
Gold carpet. (interior was redone cream which looks fantastic, but the carpet is de threading)
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Post by: Hyperacme on March 25, 2014, 01:12:38 PM
Welcome to the forum Ian !
Hope you can get her back in shape by summer ...
Hopefully we'll have a summer ...
We love pictures, so post as many as you can ... LOL
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Post by: ems on March 25, 2014, 01:52:46 PM
Shorty (jon petterson (80 intimidator)) is my really good buddy he told my to tell everyone hi
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Post by: ems on March 25, 2014, 02:08:06 PM
here's my pops runnin it last summer.
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Post by: Jason on March 25, 2014, 02:39:52 PM
That is a sweet shot of the boat! I also have a CV16SS and love it. HA! Have not heard from Shorty in a while. Miss seeing him. Tell him Jason says hi. The oxidation does not look bad. A good wet sanding should bring it back. SOME TIME we will get a step by step thread going on bringing on the wet sanding and buffing process.
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Post by: ems on March 25, 2014, 03:49:31 PM
ha! im on the phone with him now. he says hi.
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Post by: Hyperacme on March 25, 2014, 11:42:43 PM
Say Hi to Shorty from all of us !

I know some guys that will wet sand, compound, FI2 and wax your CV for coffee & donuts ... or was it pizza & beer ?
Should clean up nice ...
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Post by: ems on March 26, 2014, 06:56:40 AM
ha, Coffee N donuts usually turns into beer and pizza on the weekend! love it. ill bring her out after i drop and test the new motor and let every take a peek and maybe figure out a strategy.
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Post by: dalybe@aol.com on May 26, 2014, 09:06:25 PM
Hi Brian,
I'm an old member but just got updated and have had my boat (62 Jetflite)
for 46 years....That must be some kind of record.  I am looking to sell her
this Spring, complete with Spartan trailer, 68 Merc 35 HP and the boat (red &
white) as I have only been able to take her out a few times each year and it
is time for me to sell her to a good home.  The engine has been tuned and works fine, the lights need to be fixed, but other than that she is a sound boat.  I am
asking $2,500 for her.  Please pass this along to anyone who might be interested.
Thanks

Bill
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Post by: dorelse on May 26, 2014, 09:27:03 PM
Hi Brian,
I'm an old member but just got updated and have had my boat (62 Jetflite)
for 46 years....That must be some kind of record.  I am looking to sell her
this Spring, complete with Spartan trailer, 68 Merc 35 HP and the boat (red &
white) as I have only been able to take her out a few times each year and it
is time for me to sell her to a good home.  The engine has been tuned and works fine, the lights need to be fixed, but other than that she is a sound boat.  I am
asking $2,500 for her.  Please pass this along to anyone who might be interested.
Thanks

Bill

You'll want to post this in the 'For Sale' section Bill.
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Post by: Rivers Revenge on July 17, 2014, 02:33:08 PM
Hey ,

     New to the site but not to boating. Named my boats too. Wife said i couldnt have a girlfriend....so I picked up a CVX16SS (1978) and named her My Girlfriend. Needed something else in my life so.... picked up a GT143 (1971) called her The Other Woman. Recently had the itch again. so..... picked up a Slick Craft SS195 (1976) called her The Neighbor Lady.   enjoy the summer all!!!!
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Post by: Hyperacme on July 19, 2014, 02:49:54 PM
Welcome to the forum Rivers Revenge !
Funny story ...
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Post by: Pat78CV23 on August 08, 2014, 12:53:35 AM
Hey there, just recently bought a 78 cv23 with the jet and a 460, love that there are forum like this with folks that share my interest in these beautiful old boats!
I live in northern Alberta so our boating community leaves a little to be desired as our lakes are far and few between.
My boat is all original and is pretty cherry , found a real survivor and she still turns heads at the marina,
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Post by: dorelse on August 08, 2014, 01:02:43 AM
Hey there, just recently bought a 78 cv23 with the jet and a 460, love that there are forum like this with folks that share my interest in these beautiful old boats!
I live in northern Alberta so our boating community leaves a little to be desired as our lakes are far and few between.
My boat is all original and is pretty cherry , found a real survivor and she still turns heads at the marina,

Welcome!  I'm curious how far North is Northern Alberta? I'm always amazed how far these boats have traveled!
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Post by: Hyperacme on August 08, 2014, 07:27:37 AM
Welcome to the forum Pat !
With the amount of members getting CV23's lately, this might turn into a CV23 forum ... LOL
Would love to see some pictures of your CV, if you have trouble posting them let me know and I'll help.
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Post by: Soundguy0421 on August 31, 2014, 04:25:45 PM
Hey all,

Jason here, from Wisco, but I have been having the darnedest time trying to find a Glastron club in my neck of the woods. Your forum has helped me on fixing up and identifying my 1972 V-164! I promised the kids we would be on the water b4 snowfall... Jamming everyday on it I can!
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Post by: Hyperacme on August 31, 2014, 05:48:50 PM
Welcome to the forum !
Can you post some pictures of your V -164 ?
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Post by: Jason on September 01, 2014, 10:19:43 PM
Hey all,

Jason here, from Wisco, but I have been having the darnedest time trying to find a Glastron club in my neck of the woods. Your forum has helped me on fixing up and identifying my 1972 V-164! I promised the kids we would be on the water b4 snowfall... Jamming everyday on it I can!


Wisco is Wisconsin right? What part? I am in Hudson but find myself boating in all corners of WI.
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Post by: ems on September 05, 2014, 12:18:55 PM
Sound guy?....Sound engineer perhaps?


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Post by: Easthaven on October 01, 2014, 05:16:16 PM
Adam & An 1979 CVX18... Just got the boat in July, been wanting a cv16 or 18 for 7yr and its been at the shop since 4days after I got it. Got into a wreck with drunk driver and boat was thrown, so now in shop getting hull gouges fixed and new gel coat. Pics are before accident. Cordova, Tn
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Post by: Steve Rose on November 18, 2014, 05:55:14 PM
I'm new to this site, but I have a Glastron.
It's a 1989 Glastron Carlson 19CSS. I've had it for 17 years.
It may be time to get another.
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Post by: Hyperacme on November 18, 2014, 11:38:13 PM
Welcome to the forum Steve !
Your in Brainerd, MN. ?

The only thing better then a Glastron / Carlson is .... TWO Glastron / Carlson's !
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Post by: Steve Rose on November 20, 2014, 09:36:11 AM
Yes, Brainerd. How'd you know?
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Post by: Hyperacme on November 20, 2014, 10:07:44 AM
Spammer's can sneak in sometimes ... so I check IP's of all new members.

Have you seen the threads about the Red Wing event ?
Please post more pictures of your 19CSS ... we love pictures !

 
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Post by: davidt on April 22, 2015, 07:59:15 PM
Hey guys  cvx 20 just  purchased and trying to gather all the knowledge I can to fix her up and use her this summer super excited about the boat everything I hear is great about  The performance and handling
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Post by: gpjeep1974 on June 02, 2015, 04:50:50 PM
hi, mike from western NY! my first boat, 1967 skiflite v-142 w/ 1978 evinrude 35 hp engine! It's been a fun project so far and I still have a ways to go with it! I can say the glastron Carlson owners have been very helpful and resourceful!
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Post by: carlsoncvx18 on June 02, 2015, 04:55:29 PM
Welcome aboard Mike have fun with your new Glastron.

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Post by: dorelse on June 02, 2015, 07:49:06 PM
Welcome Mike!!!
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Post by: Little orange buddy on June 06, 2015, 09:16:28 AM
Howdy! Mike here from hudson wi. I have a 72 GT 140, just purchased a couple weeks ago from my neighbor nick ( search old posts here as he loaded a bunch of pics in 08' when he purchased it)

I live a couple hundred yards from the Croix near the ferry landing. I've been fishing and recreating on this river for 30 plus years, including quite a few years guiding out here. I'm a bit of a boat junkie, my other boat is a Towee skiff, TN made flat bottom with a 15 Merc mounted on a panther fixed jackplate. Runs about 25 with 2 guys and gear, in 6" of water. Will eventually add a 25 jet for shallow water muskie fishing.

We love the 140, despite its diminutive size, runs great on the river, turns heads everywhere we go and gets me and the gal out to enjoy the water, she's not too interested do in fishing but digs boat rides. Looking forward to seeing some other old boats out, if anyone has any questions about the river, or access, beaches etc don't hesitate to ask!
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Post by: thedeuceman on June 06, 2015, 09:40:16 AM
Hi mike...
That was me in front of you pulling out of the river last night at Hudson
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Post by: Jason on June 06, 2015, 01:40:50 PM
Awesome boat. I am in Hudson too. We'll have to meet up sometime.
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Post by: dockrash on June 10, 2015, 10:32:30 AM
Hey all, my name is Ric..  New guy from Western Washington.  I've been lurking this board for a few years and got drug into the 'just the bow' thread..  Anyway we live in a small fishing town just west of Tacoma called Gig Harbor.  Our boat is a '88 cvx-20 sprint with the same year 200 hp Evinrude.  Most of our boating is done on salt water as we have 5 free ramp within 10 miles of our house.
Some pics.
My wife and I
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(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v215/dunerash/CVX%2020/c449b263-1045-4690-8b63-ce6f62551355_zpsb3f69662.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/dunerash/media/CVX%2020/c449b263-1045-4690-8b63-ce6f62551355_zpsb3f69662.jpg.html)
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Post by: thedeuceman on June 10, 2015, 10:51:24 AM
Welcome
looks great
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Post by: Hyperacme on June 10, 2015, 11:17:55 AM
Thanks for posting pictures of your CVX !
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Post by: Rosscoe on June 18, 2015, 06:33:02 AM
Thats a beauty. I bet that is a fun ride.
Welcome Ric
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Post by: gusdavjil on August 09, 2015, 11:02:43 PM
All,

New to this website attaching in honor of my father-in-law's passing, a picture of his GX-150 with my son driving it a number years back.  His cabin in Northern WI. gave our family a lot of wonderful memories.  This one still has less than 100 hrs. on it.  Hoping to perhaps take it to Glastorn events in the future.   Time spent in this area resulted in our two sons (now in their 40's) to love fishing and now participate in Musky tournaments.  They each have Ranger boats. Keep up the good work.  Enjoy reading all the postings.

Regards,
Gus

   
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Post by: dorelse on August 09, 2015, 11:23:20 PM
Welcome Gus!

We have yet to see a GX-150 at our meet...your father's looks great!
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Post by: higgins on August 19, 2015, 05:01:38 PM
Hello everybody, my name is Brad and I have a '79 GT-150 with a Merc 115.  I rebuilt both.

I live in Des Moines but I grew up on the shores of Devils Lake, ND.  I currently have a cabin on Whiteface Reservoir (35 miles north of Duluth).  I've gained a ton of information from this site.
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Post by: MarkS on August 21, 2015, 10:58:03 AM
Welcome Brad, glad to have you join us here.  We'd love to see some pics of your GT & Merc!
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Post by: redfury on August 29, 2015, 09:00:21 AM
My name is Mike and I was invited to this group years ago apparently, but never made it over here until I was going through my resto thread and saw the link again.  Someone had reminded me that the group did the river run and it probably had happened already ( it did! ) and I just got my boat on the water for the first time since owing it for 9 years.  It's a V178 with a 125hp Force and though it's not complete, it at the bare minimum runs, is registered and has faired well on her first sea trial.  She ran straight and true, no porpoising and a half an hour of putting it through its paces ate up about 3 gallons of gas!  :P I'm going to have to get used to that!  Usually I can spend half the summer on 6 in my 25hp 14 ft fishing boat....but baby, this ain't no fishing boat!

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Post by: Hyperacme on August 29, 2015, 09:05:19 AM
Welcome to the forum Mike !
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Post by: dorelse on August 29, 2015, 10:22:48 AM
Welcome Mike!!
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Post by: Jason on August 29, 2015, 12:48:03 PM
Cool! That's the same boat? Wow, what a transformation. Can't wait to see her in person.
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Post by: redfury on August 30, 2015, 12:17:34 PM
Yeah, I'm looking forward in participating in a river run, though it's a bit of a trek from Isanti down to where you guys usually boat.  Just have to make sure the hubs are lubed up well and check the tire pressure.  I still have the entire interior and wiring to finish on the boat still.  I'm hoping to get some stuff done over winter, since sewing and such won't stink up the house like fiberglass work and painting does.  Currently working on a new fiberglass dash...just pulled the glass off of the old plastic dash and have started the finishing work, which is going to take a while.
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Post by: Hyperacme on August 30, 2015, 02:01:21 PM
Hope you can make it to the 9th Annual Glastron Classic, August 18-21, at Treasure Island ...

Mike's start to (almost) finished thread ...
http://www.classicglastron.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=2844&sid=aca919ea1d4d798fb3dbb68c7b3e10ff (http://www.classicglastron.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=2844&sid=aca919ea1d4d798fb3dbb68c7b3e10ff)
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Post by: dorelse on August 30, 2015, 08:38:18 PM
Cool!!!
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Post by: RolandRock on September 08, 2015, 09:37:57 AM
Hello everyone ,

My name is Rock and I am now the proud owner of a CV 23 jet . Yeh ... I am originally from Northern Illinois and am now stuck in Central Florida   :-/  I love old hand laid bass boats and merc towers of power ... Especially when they are combined in one solid unit . So my attraction to Carlsons / Glastrons is real easy. I acquired / rescued this latest project with the drivetrain removed and the hull stripped . Its like getting a puzzle and not having the picture to go by . When I say stripped I mean the top and bottom shells only no stringers, cleats, bulkheads, controls ... nothing . So this will be a ground up full restoration . I hope to be starting with composite stringers and aluminum engine rails ... no wood under the floor with foam dampening where needed. I might even get bold and convert it to an open bow rider  ....  Maybe .

Seeya on the flipside , Rock
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Post by: Hyperacme on September 08, 2015, 01:22:06 PM
Welcome to the forum Rock !
Looking forward to your restore thread ...
Sounds like you have a big job ahead of you !
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Post by: LongLakeJessC on September 22, 2015, 03:19:34 PM
Jessie Crane here.  I just registered a couple of weeks ago and have been a boat owner since the week before that! I have never really even driven a boat so I am trembling in fear, anticipation, and excitement. I purchased a '77 SSV77 Glastron with 140 Mercruiser. Right now it is sitting in a friends yard while I am trying to get all my ducks in a row. I want to fix a couple of chips on it, get in winterized and figure out exactly where to store it for now. Oh, and trailer lights need to be worked on and also Craiglist shopping for lifts. So, I have read more info on boats and watched more U Tube  in the last couple of weeks than I knew was even out there. I do own a cabin on Long Lake in Washburn County, Wisconsin, but live in Rochester, MN. Whew! Winter is going to come way to fast.
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Post by: 75starflight on September 22, 2015, 03:40:30 PM
Welcome Jessie! Got any Pictures of your SSV?
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Post by: RolandRock on October 10, 2015, 04:42:56 PM
C'mon back Jess , we brethren in the south will keep feeding cannon fodder throughout winter .
 
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Post by: John Deurr on February 20, 2016, 11:05:45 AM
I just met Brian yesterday and found out about this group.  I do not own a Glastron, but my interest stems from having been an Design Engineer with Larson/Glastron, when the company was purchased and moved to Minnesota.  I worked on many of the newer Glastron projects in the early 90's.  I was fortunate to meet and become friends with Art Carlson, while working on the prototype tunnel hull project in late 1990's.  i am still an engineer with another boat company and am still very interested in the Glastron line. I hope to find and restore one some day.  Anyway, thanks for allowing me into this group.  I'll watch from the sidelines for now, but hope to see some of these boats in person this summer.
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Post by: Hyperacme on February 20, 2016, 11:31:51 AM
Thank you for joining our group John ...
We met a woman at the boat show who was also a long time employee of Glastron ( Linda Ackerman ).

Watch here for G/C's for sale ....    http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=1077.0 (http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=1077.0)

and check out our meet pictures ...

2015 meet ...
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=6147.0 (http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=6147.0)

2014 meet ...
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=5445.0 (http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=5445.0)

2013 meet ...
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=4576.0 (http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=4576.0)

2012 meet ...
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=3456.0 (http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=3456.0)

2011 meet ...
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=2503.0 (http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=2503.0)

Earlier year event here ...
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?board=6.0 (http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?board=6.0)
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Post by: WesMann on May 17, 2016, 09:46:43 AM
Hello I'm new to the Glastron Carlson family just bought a new to me cvx 16 :) Luckily it just needed some motor work, interior gut and a gel refresh. really looking forward to working on the boat and getting it on the water soon. Live in northern Florida 45 mins outside Jacksonville. If you have any great places to boat feel free to send me a must see list. I am also looking for a few parts for my cvx 16 and pics of the center console and its mounts so I can build one for mine :) thanks for having me!
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Post by: Glastronjohn18 on May 17, 2016, 12:47:08 PM
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Welcome aboard WesMann. That's a good lookn' CVX it shouldn't be a difficult project.
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Post by: MrDMarshall on June 19, 2016, 08:45:31 PM
Greetings! My name is Dave. I'm 62 yrs old and I'm a first time owner of a boat. I purchased a 1988 Bayliner last week and now I'll be trying to get it ready for launching. I started the engine and it ran beautifully. All the lights and controls work as well. I do have a problem. There's a leak. It appears the motor wasn't raised when the boat was brought in and that resulted in the fiberglass cracking at the lower bolts. How do I repair that?
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Post by: Hyperacme on June 20, 2016, 01:42:12 PM
Welcome to the forum !
Is it an outboard or I/O ?
Any pictures of problem area ?
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Post by: Heat treat Pete on July 05, 2016, 01:09:32 PM
Hi, my name is Pete. I've owned a few boats in the past but I worked on them more than enjoyed them. I was done with boats until I saw my 1980 Glastron CVX 16. Orange metal flake, shag carpeting, inboard 2.5 Iron Duke motor.  I love this boat. I've had it out a couple of times since I bought it and every time someone has come up to me and asked me about it. That's cool. I live in the Chicago area so there are plenty of rivers to explorer.
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Post by: Hyperacme on July 05, 2016, 01:24:24 PM
Welcome to the forum Pete !
Can you post some pictures of your CVX ?
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Post by: Futura 500 on August 10, 2016, 05:48:52 PM
Hi my name is Jeff and my significant other is Marva we live in Peqout lks we have a 1964 futura 500 all original we are looking at coming to the meet in August at treasure island need info on how to register we are newbies to your organization looking forward to meeting you wonderful folks any help would be great fully appreciated.                            Thanks Jeff Marva
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Post by: carlsoncvx18 on August 10, 2016, 06:13:33 PM
Welcome to the group Futura500 look forward to meeting you.

If you go to the general section under save the date all the information is in the thread.

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Post by: Futura 500 on August 10, 2016, 08:26:21 PM
Thanks for the help I would post a pic of our Glastron but i am not sure how to do it not real savey at this stuff.              Jeff
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Post by: dorelse on August 10, 2016, 08:52:34 PM
Welcome Jeff!

Really, its pretty simple, just call the number listed in our 'Save the Date' thread, if there are hotel rooms left in our block of rooms, you may still get one.  Otherwise, if you're campers, there's tons of room at the campground!  There are other hotel's in the area as well.

Just com'on down, and drive to the marina at Treasure Island and we should be able to help!
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Post by: Hyperacme on August 11, 2016, 09:29:01 AM
Welcome to the forum Jeff !
Hope you can make it to this years event ...

Treasure Island set aside a block of rooms for us, not sure how many are left.
Tell them you are with the CGOAMN group. I think we also get a discount on rooms.

We could never fill all the camping spots, so no problem if your camping.

Some info / pictures of Treasure Island's layout from last years event ...
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=5740.0 (http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=5740.0)

Info on this years event ...
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=6696.0 (http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=6696.0)

A question & answer thread, If you have any questions ... Post here ...
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=6732.0 (http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=6732.0)
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Post by: 80 cvx 16 on March 04, 2017, 10:39:02 PM
Hi Glastron Classics! Last spring I found a neat ski boat, a 1980 Carlson CVX16. The perfect river runner. I am always happy to trailer out to the water and enjoy it. I find myself on the lookout for a project Carlson on craigslist. One to ride and one to bring back to life. Hope to get to know you fellow enthusiasts...Paul from Eau Claire 
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Post by: thedeuceman on March 05, 2017, 08:50:55 AM
 Welcome Paul
Do you run on the Chippewa, we went to Eau Claire to pick up a trailer last month, and as we were going over the Chippewa I wondered if it was good boating.
We spend almost all of our water time on the rivers here in the Twin Cities, but always looking for a great place to go boating with cool people


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Post by: Hyperacme on March 05, 2017, 09:44:53 AM
Welcome to the forum Paul !
Looking forward to meeting up on the water this summer.
We also do some "Breakfast meets" during the winter months.

Keep an eye on this section for meets / get together's ...
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?board=2.0 (http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?board=2.0) 

Please post more pictures of your CVX ... We love pictures !
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Post by: Jason on March 06, 2017, 09:42:05 AM
Welcome Paul
Do you run on the Chippewa, we went to Eau Claire to pick up a trailer last month, and as we were going over the Chippewa I wondered if it was good boating.
We spend almost all of our water time on the rivers here in the Twin Cities, but always looking for a great place to go boating with cool people


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Welcome. I'd also be curious to hear if you boat the Chippewa.
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Post by: Hyperacme on March 06, 2017, 10:35:19 AM
"I'd also be curious to hear if you boat the Chippewa."

Same here ...
I know around Durand WI. you see a lot of air boats, assumed it was shallow with wing dam's and sand bars ?
Also few small fishing boats.
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Post by: Capt SkUnK on July 23, 2017, 11:41:47 AM
Figured I've been around here for a little bit since acquiring our 1st boat last fall and now that the family are hooked on boating don't see myself going anywhere in the near future.

I'm Andy I'm 35 years old and we are based out of Alberta Canada , this is our 1st season as a new boating family.  We have a 1983 Glastron SSV-151 with an 82' Evinrude 90HP out back.   I'm a back yard mechanic who likes & enjoys wrenching in my spare time and workong on my own projects as much as possible.  Other activities we enjoy are Jeeping although the boat like has taken over and out trail jeep is currently sitting idle.  We have 3 jeeps  And currently looking for another Grand Cherokee to replace our 2000 grand Cherokee so we can turn it into a family off road vehicle as the TJ is a little small to haul the whole family around with.

Other than Jeeping and our new found boating hobby.   We enjoy the out doors greatly weather it be spear fishing, or fishing with a rod and reel, Camping, hiking and of course caving and tracking down old abandoned mines and adits in the British Columbia mountains.  We also enjoy snowboarding and spend most of our winters in the mountains of Banff Alberta shredding up the slops.


I have bitter sweet feelings about winter that will be fast approaching.  Will be the end of boating season but over the winter I hope to find the time to redo the interior of our Glastron SSV-151.  Mainly new fabric and have been trying with the idea of changing the seat layout into an L shaped bench with a driver seat.  Have Also been toying with the idea of upgrading our engine to a different powerhead found a company out of Denver Colorado that offers Evinrude V4 powerheads with higher horsepower ratings.

 Still have a good 2 months of boating weather so still trying to figure out what the past is for winter wrenching this year.

Look forward to learning from everyone off this forum and maybe one day we will be in a better position to do some traveling and maybe make it out one year for a meet.


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Post by: HerbJetflite on August 05, 2017, 10:23:19 PM
Hello Glastron Forum.  1962 Glastron Jetlite 1961 Evinrude Starflite III  Bought new in 1962. Not used for over 15 years. Engine restored by Gordy's boat repair,1517 Cable Street Ogilvie, MN 56358 320-272-487
 See you at the 2017 get-together.
Herb and Karen
Andover MN
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Post by: Hyperacme on August 06, 2017, 12:20:07 AM
Welcome to the forum Herb !
Looking forward to meeting you and Karen at T.I.
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Post by: carlsoncvx18 on August 06, 2017, 09:23:18 PM
Welcome see you in a couple weeks.
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Post by: Jason on August 07, 2017, 09:12:19 AM
Welcome Herb!
Looking forward to seeing your boat and hearing the story behind her!
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Post by: HerbJetflite on August 10, 2017, 02:19:59 PM
Thanks for the greetings. We plan to arrive on Wed, Do the lunch run, Pizza, etc on Thursday. Have to depart on Friday.
We are staying at TI hotel. Looking forward to meeting many Glastron folks.
Herb and Karen
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Post by: Mangycat on September 27, 2017, 07:36:02 PM
Thanks for the add! CVX 16, really interested in a event with you folks
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Post by: spimer on October 10, 2017, 10:13:08 AM
Hi everyone,
New here and am looking for info on how to identify what Glaspar we have. From all my searching online I still cant find pics of any Glaspar's with the 3rd row bench seat.
Nor can I find any Data Plate on the boat. Can anyone tell me where to find the data plate and if this was a popular boat. Im new here and will post pics of our boat as soon as I can get them on.
Mike
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Post by: Hyperacme on October 10, 2017, 11:06:53 AM
Welcome to the forum spimer !
This is a Glastron forum ...

You can find some info on Glasspar's here ...

http://www.fiberglassics.com/ (http://www.fiberglassics.com/)

http://www.fiberglassics.com/library/index.php?title=Glasspar (http://www.fiberglassics.com/library/index.php?title=Glasspar)


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Post by: Whitefish on January 27, 2018, 04:30:12 PM
Hello cgoamn Members...
I've been watching numerous YouTube videos of lots of beautiful Glastrons the last few days.  Thought I'd explore the cgoamn site and joined this forum.  I own a 1978 Glastron Carlson CVX 20 that I run on the Whitefish Chain near Crosslake, MN.  I've attached a couple of pictures to share.
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Post by: Hyperacme on January 27, 2018, 04:42:42 PM
Welcome to the forum rmorphew ...
Beautiful CVX20 !
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Post by: 75starflight on January 27, 2018, 04:57:41 PM
Welcome to the group. Beautiful CVX20!
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Post by: Oldfishguy on January 27, 2018, 05:03:55 PM

Welcome.

Awesome machine!
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Post by: carlsoncvx18 on January 27, 2018, 05:53:22 PM
Welcome and beautiful boat!!!!
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Post by: Capone690 on February 17, 2018, 11:09:59 AM
TYVM I am new yes, just acquired a 1974 Glastron more information yet to be secured pictures and real information to come soon in Michigan no garage lots snow.
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Post by: Hyperacme on February 17, 2018, 11:15:53 AM
Welcome to the forum !

Check here for all years.
http://www.cgoamn.com/12.html (http://www.cgoamn.com/12.html)

Go here to find models for 1974.
http://www.cgoamn.com/30.html (http://www.cgoamn.com/30.html)
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Post by: dorelse on February 17, 2018, 01:06:44 PM
looks great!  welcome!
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Post by: Stevecvx20 on February 20, 2018, 11:34:33 AM
Hi. My name is Steve. We have a place on Forest Lake, in Forest Lake, MN. My parents got a brand new 1978 cvx16 when I was 5 years old. We grew up waterskiing and cruising the lake. About 5 years ago we bought a 1977 cvx20 with the original Johnson 200 hp motor. We mainly use it for cruising now, since the kids arenít as interested in water sports and I had a knee replacement. Iím torn between keeping and selling because we just donít use it much anymore. On the other hand, I LOVE the boat. Nice to meet you guys and your cool boats!
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Post by: Hyperacme on February 20, 2018, 11:48:40 AM
Welcome to the forum Steve !

Might get more uses if you went out with other G/C owners.
Keep an eye on this section for trips to the rivers & lakes.

" Minnesota Western Wisconsin Events / Meets "
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?board=2.0 (http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?board=2.0)

Check out the Breakfast meet on March 3ed. at 9 AM at the Perkins in Arden Hills.
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=7611.0 (http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=7611.0)
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Post by: Oldfishguy on February 20, 2018, 01:25:25 PM

Welcome.

I think we are going to need a pictures of that machine. :)

Is it the Silver/Gray or Orange/White?  And I always wondered what that machine topped out at?

David
Clearwater, MN
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Post by: CVX 20 Down under on March 05, 2018, 03:48:44 AM
Hi there, I'm a newbie here, and have been reading through a lot of information on here, which is absolutely amazing.
Middle of last year we purchased a CVX 20 jet, such a cool boat. However I'm not sure what year it is and how to spot the differences 76, 77 or 78?
I'm sure someone can help me out.
Regards, Janvier & Sue
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Post by: Hyperacme on March 05, 2018, 09:36:59 AM
Welcome to the forum Janvier & Sue !
Look under swim platform on right side for serial number.
Should start with GCV ... last number will be year.


Hull identification number
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=5964.0 (http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=5964.0)
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Post by: CVX 20 Down under on March 06, 2018, 05:45:11 AM
Well, I'll be... thank you Greg, I never noticed that under there, turns out she's a '76.
Certainly draws a small crowd when launching the boat, then their eyes pop when it fires up.
Thank you again, really appreciate all your knowledge.
Cheers, from down under.
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Post by: redneckgearhead on April 23, 2018, 06:40:15 PM
Hey everyone, my name is Scott Brown.  I am just shy of 40  :o (when did that happen), I am a transplant to central MN, originally from a small town in SW MO and lived in Tulsa from 01 until December 31 of 2014 when we moved to MN (moving to MN in the winter is NOT a good idea btw).  I grew up on a small farm, hunting and fishing in the fields and ponds I could walk to.  Since moving to MN I have rekindled that love of hunting and fishing with my amazing wife encouraging me the entire time (anything to get me out of her hair lol) I have never owned or even driven a boat, but hopefully the weather holds and I can pick up my first boat in a few days, a 1979 HPV 165.  I have a 7 YO son that can't stop talking about the boat and how many fish we're going to catch now.  Thanks for everything so far.     
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Post by: dorelse on April 23, 2018, 08:04:27 PM
Hey everyone, my name is Scott Brown.  I am just shy of 40  :o (when did that happen), I am a transplant to central MN, originally from a small town in SW MO and lived in Tulsa from 01 until December 31 of 2014 when we moved to MN (moving to MN in the winter is NOT a good idea btw).  I grew up on a small farm, hunting and fishing in the fields and ponds I could walk to.  Since moving to MN I have rekindled that love of hunting and fishing with my amazing wife encouraging me the entire time (anything to get me out of her hair lol) I have never owned or even driven a boat, but hopefully the weather holds and I can pick up my first boat in a few days, a 1979 HPV 165.  I have a 7 YO son that can't stop talking about the boat and how many fish we're going to catch now.  Thanks for everything so far.     

You're going to love all the lakes around...depending on where you're at, folks will be to point you to some great lakes!  Welcome!
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Post by: redneckgearhead on April 23, 2018, 08:19:34 PM
You're going to love all the lakes around...depending on where you're at, folks will be to point you to some great lakes!  Welcome!

We really do love it here.  So many in MO/OK said I wouldn't make it through the first winter here.  My friends have shown me some great lakes ice fishing.  I am looking forward to discovering some more when the ice comes off.  We are in Sauk Centre.   
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Post by: cliff150 on April 24, 2018, 12:09:08 PM
Hi im cliff im from Ireland im new here
 
im being working on for the last year on restoring Glastron GT 150

many thanks cliff
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Post by: Jason on April 24, 2018, 12:40:15 PM
Hi im cliff im from Ireland im new here
 
im being working on for the last year on restoring Glastron GT 150

many thanks cliff

Welcome Cliff!
I think you are the first member from Ireland but there is a good following in Europe in General. Cool GT150. Looking forward to seeing your progress. Keep us updated. I love Ireland. Once you get her done you'll have to take it for a ride out to the Skellig Islands!
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Post by: cliff150 on April 24, 2018, 03:00:22 PM
Hi  i hve some pic of the work on the boat i strip out the floor stringers and put new ones .I use one of the old stringers as template.

cliff
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Post by: Hyperacme on April 24, 2018, 03:52:05 PM
Welcome to the forum Cliff ...
Keep up the good work !
Looking forward to watching you rebuild her ...

On your emblem ... Is there a "LaRaYa" on bottom (Red Circle) part ?
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Post by: melinprov on April 25, 2018, 08:59:35 PM
My names Mel. I have been posting elsewhere on my rebuild of a 1973 v179.I have found this forum extremely helpful. I have had a few boats before but never had to get in to it like on this one.  I also ran a small boat in the US Army at one time. I live in Northern Utah which has weather somewhat like  Minnesota. We often have long winters ( up to nine months and our record low in the mountains was -63 in 1985 )-I live in a mile high mountain valley with several streams and lakes nearby. Camping Fishing and outdoors are a passion and I also gold prospect and rock hound. I also keep a pretty good size garden each year.Im still exploring the forum for hints and ideas when I can.Here is a picture of my home town which I love
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Post by: Hyperacme on April 26, 2018, 07:45:05 AM
AWESOME picture Mel !
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Post by: 75starflight on April 26, 2018, 08:07:13 AM
That is Just Beautiful Mel!
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Post by: Ttmech on April 29, 2018, 11:50:49 AM
New today, Iíve been a member but new phones , emails and passwords , so I started all over , from Bloomington Mn , owned a beautiful 1975 Glastron Sierra V-212 that I lost in a storage fire , I replaced it with a 1973 Sierra V-212 and have making it beautiful again , currently for sale but love being back here





Larry
1973 Sierra V-212
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Post by: cliff150 on May 04, 2018, 03:18:19 PM
Hi i got pic of the emblem on GT 150 you see what it say  .

many thanks cliff
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Post by: Hyperacme on May 04, 2018, 04:52:07 PM
Thank you ..
Though it might be a Glastron / LaRaYa emblem.
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Post by: frequentflyer on June 05, 2018, 09:28:16 PM
Good evening everyone!

My name is John Collier, originally from Trinidad in the Southern Caribbean and now residing in Fort Lauderdale, Fl.

After significant efforts and searching, I scored my 1977 T166 and sheís undergoing a complete re-fit.  Iím not hands on with the project due to time constraints and lack of expertise.  However, Iím intimately involved in the project details (ohhh, and paying the bill ;)

Really glad to be on the forum and hope to add value.  Any tips, suggestions on the rebuild- please, please, please feel free to share.

Cheers!

2014 Contender 28S
1999 Contender 25
1977 T166 Glastron
1965 Daytona Classic 41 (Bobby Sherbett)
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Post by: V-163 baby on June 18, 2018, 06:55:31 AM
Good morning all:

Kathy form upstate New York..

I just took on a project boat. Help! I know nothing about it.

1971 Glaston v-163 with a tailor and a 50hp mercury.

I am looking for manuals, original parts, info on checking the ob to see if it runs. Any and all info would be greatly appreciated.

Happy boating!
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Post by: dorelse on June 18, 2018, 09:16:24 AM
Welcome Kathy!!!
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Post by: Hyperacme on June 18, 2018, 09:38:48 AM
Welcome to the forum Kathy !
Most of what you want can be found here Ö

Vendor and Repair Resources
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?board=7.0 (http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?board=7.0)


eBay / Craigslist / Facebook Glastron groups are also good places to find parts.
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Post by: patrinhaha on August 07, 2018, 08:51:13 AM
(http://)Hey Folks: I am Tedd. Purchased the GT 150 in 1975. Spent last 2 years restoring. Not finished but making progress. Would like to know where you find items to restore. Found some from Poland. Would appreciate any suggestions. We were skiing this weekend and the GT is a great boat for it!
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Post by: Hyperacme on August 07, 2018, 12:43:01 PM
Welcome to the forum Tedd !
What do you need ?

Have you looked thru here Ö
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?board=7.0 (http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?board=7.0)

Are you going to Red Wing ?
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Post by: thewillets on August 16, 2018, 01:41:10 PM
Hello All !

My name is Neil and I live in southern MN near Mankato.

I grew up in Northern MN on the water and my parents had a 1965 Glastron Futura 500 (110hp Mercruser I/O).
My father was very particular that we put the boat on the lift (with cover) and hose off the hull every time we were done for the day.
Before my father died last year he gifted the boat to my son and he now has become a serious Glastron fanatic.

From what we can tell, this boat is quite rare and probably the only one that is all original including the fully adjustable aluminum trailer.  My son has spent a ton of time on this site and insisted that we attend the summer gathering.

We are both looking forward to spending the weekend with fellow Glastron enthusiasts.

Neil & Blake
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Post by: thedeuceman on August 17, 2018, 07:43:20 AM
Welcome
We look forward to meeting you guys, that is a great 3 generation Glastron story.


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Post by: Darco on April 23, 2019, 01:05:18 PM
Hi all, I am a new memeber to this forum out of Helena Montana.  Wondering if there are any CVX owners in Montana and if so maybe reach out.  I travel the state for work and would like to get to know some folks.  Thank you
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Post by: Hyperacme on April 23, 2019, 03:09:00 PM
Welcome to the forum Darco !
Hope you can connect with some one and meet up ..
Don't forget to take and post some pictures.
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Post by: TylerCV19 on July 07, 2019, 05:27:06 PM
Hey guys my name is Tyler, I just picked up a 76 Cv-19 with a 460 and a 12JE. I live up on the Whitefish Chain and would love to see some of you up here and check out some islands! Big fan of Glastron Carlsons, excited to see your boats and meet some of ya!
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Post by: Hyperacme on July 07, 2019, 07:28:05 PM
Welcome to the forum Tyler.
SWEET CV19SS !
You should come down and visit us in Aug.

12th Annual Classic Glastron Meet Red Wing, MN August 15-18, 2019
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=8082.0 (http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=8082.0)
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Post by: jbriggs on August 20, 2019, 09:46:15 PM
Apparently I spend all my time on the Facebook group and not here, since I've just discovered that I've never posted here before.

Hi, I'm Jason.  I live in Appleton, WI.  When I'm not boating, I run the I.T. department for a small broker/dealer.  I currently have a 1976 CV16 that's been in the family it's whole life.  So far, I've been to the 10th Anniversary meeting and the recent 12th annual.  An absolute blast. :)
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Post by: Hyperacme on August 20, 2019, 09:53:59 PM
Welcome to the forum Jason !
LOL ...
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Post by: Kbamm on November 12, 2019, 04:40:29 PM
Hi y'all, My name is Kevin and i am over in Maine. Thanks for letting me in, haha. Just recently acquired a CV23 that is undergoing a restoration from ground up.  I have just learned so much from this forum and members and looking so forward to getting the '79 back in Sebago Lake for 2020. This next summer I  really want to make a trip to upper mid west rally or ride and check out some new waters.
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Post by: Hyperacme on November 12, 2019, 05:57:27 PM
Welcome to the forum Kevin !
Post pictures and info on your restro.
Colors look like 1985 style.
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Post by: dorelse on November 13, 2019, 09:28:33 AM
Hi y'all, My name is Kevin and i am over in Maine. Thanks for letting me in, haha. Just recently acquired a CV23 that is undergoing a restoration from ground up.  I have just learned so much from this forum and members and looking so forward to getting the '79 back in Sebago Lake for 2020. This next summer I  really want to make a trip to upper mid west rally or ride and check out some new waters.

Welcome!!!
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Post by: carlsoncvx18 on November 13, 2019, 06:29:28 PM
Kevin glad you found us welcome.
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Post by: thedeuceman on November 14, 2019, 06:17:21 AM
Welcome Kevin, and as Gregg said please post some pictures.


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Post by: ahedin on January 27, 2020, 03:59:07 PM
Hi, I'm Andy from central Minnesota and am working on bringing back this 1980 CVX20 Intimidator. Just finished overhauling/installing the engine and am moving on to exterior finishing and some interior repair.
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Post by: Diamond Chad on January 27, 2020, 04:15:15 PM
Welcome to the forum. We have at least 2 other Timi's being restored.   Be sure to start a thread on the General category section and post pictures so we can follow your progress.
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Post by: carlsoncvx18 on January 27, 2020, 04:27:20 PM
Welcome to the forum Andy. I am in the process of a total restoration of a 1984 intimadator..

You mention your from central Minnesota where about are you located?
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Post by: Hyperacme on January 27, 2020, 04:28:39 PM
Welcome to the forum Andy !
YA !   Ö Start a thread with more pictures !
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Post by: ahedin on January 28, 2020, 12:11:56 PM
Welcome to the forum Andy. I am in the process of a total restoration of a 1984 intimadator..

You mention your from central Minnesota where about are you located?

I'm in Hutchinson  :D
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Post by: carlsoncvx18 on January 28, 2020, 12:20:09 PM
Your close to the twin cities. Hope you will be able to attend the glastron meet in August. 

Quite often they the summer several people will meet on the river on a Saturday. Most often somebody will post that there going out.
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Post by: ahedin on January 28, 2020, 12:46:55 PM
First focus is to get the boat ready, but I have been lurking here for at least two seasons watching the pics and stories from the meetup.

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Post by: Holymoses on March 10, 2020, 07:49:35 PM
Hey. I am Harby. Since I was 13 I have wanted a glastron Carlson. I have looked for years to find the one that was perfect. Several weeks ago I thought I had found it. This boat was described as perfect and from all the pictures it looked it. So for the first time in my life I bought something from someone I didnít know and that I hadnít seen. Needless to say it was not as described. It is a 1973 CV 19 jet with a 455 olds engine. I think the bones are good but I paid too much for a project. Neither the carburetor or distributor are correct and I have ordered new. Compression is good all around so I think I have something to work with. The interior looks good but needs some work to make it right. The gauges are there but donít work. With all that said I look forward to getting everything fixed and would appreciate any help.
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Post by: Hyperacme on March 10, 2020, 07:56:23 PM
Welcome to the forum Harby !
Can ya post a few pictures of your CV19 ?
We have all been in the .. "Needs more work then first thought" .. situation ..
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Post by: carlsoncvx18 on March 10, 2020, 08:25:33 PM
Welcome to the forum.

Even if we think there perfect they all need work.
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Post by: Holymoses on March 10, 2020, 08:38:16 PM
I will post pictures over the weekend. I am from South Carolina by the way thanks for the welcome.
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Post by: Hyperacme on March 10, 2020, 08:43:09 PM
Some people are trying to get a meet together this summer around you.
Hope you can meet up with them.
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Post by: Johnjx7 on March 11, 2020, 06:23:41 PM
Hi, I am Jay Johnson Johnjx7. New to the group today and THANKS. Grew up on lake Winnebago in Wisconsin .Currently in Illinois. I do not have a Glastron at the moment but am looking for ONE.  My current project is nearly complete. 1974 Sea sprite 15 ft Cougar with 72 Mercury 650. Replaced transom, floor, stringers, interior. All that is left is water pump and take for a ride. Thanks to all in the group.
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Post by: Hyperacme on March 11, 2020, 09:06:37 PM
Welcome to the forum John !
Post some picture of your boat ..
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Post by: dorelse on March 11, 2020, 09:16:04 PM
Hi, I am Jay Johnson Johnjx7. New to the group today and THANKS. Grew up on lake Winnebago in Wisconsin .Currently in Illinois. I do not have a Glastron at the moment but am looking for ONE.  My current project is nearly complete. 1974 Sea sprite 15 ft Cougar with 72 Mercury 650. Replaced transom, floor, stringers, interior. All that is left is water pump and take for a ride. Thanks to all in the group.

Welcome!
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Post by: carlsoncvx18 on March 11, 2020, 09:56:29 PM
Welcome aboard John!
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Post by: Lokoseena on May 05, 2020, 08:06:23 AM
Hey ! Happy to be a new member here from Montreal. Purchased a CV23HT (I think) and looking forward to getting to work on it. Saw some amazing threads on rebuilds but I don't believe I will be taking it that far. Previous owner put a clear coat over the gel with a paint brush so I'll have fun taking care of that and will probably need to reupholster the seat. Haven't started it yet but was winterized properly. Looking forward to the summer!
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Post by: hemi RT on May 05, 2020, 08:30:48 AM
can we see a picture of the CV23HT, what year is it? OH - welcome to the forum.
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Post by: dorelse on May 05, 2020, 08:58:02 AM
Welcome!!!
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Post by: Lokoseena on May 05, 2020, 10:48:20 AM
can we see a picture of the CV23HT, what year is it? OH - welcome to the forum.

Not sure of the year but I have the serial number if that can help. I'll get some pictures up shortly!
GCV10253M78C
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Post by: Hyperacme on May 05, 2020, 12:16:40 PM
Welcome to the forum Lokoseena !
Please post some pictures of your boat ..
By HIN .. your CV was built in Oct. for model year 1978.
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Post by: Lokoseena on May 06, 2020, 09:00:17 PM
As requested here are some pictures. I'll start a thread as I'd like to get some help on a few items and have some questions.

Let me know what you think!
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Post by: Hyperacme on May 06, 2020, 09:41:50 PM
VERY NICE !
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Post by: dorelse on May 07, 2020, 10:25:18 AM
@Lokoseena  Very nice!
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Post by: Jason on May 07, 2020, 09:12:34 PM
Very nice. Not many CV23HTís out there. Interesting how big the flotation boxes are in the back compared to a regular CV23. Barely any storage room. Wonder why that is.
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Post by: ChiefKC on May 11, 2020, 09:13:59 AM
Hey all,

I'm Jay and I live in Dodge City, Ks.

Just bought my 1st Glastron 1986 HPV 175.
Getting on here to find information on restoration of it. 

The previous owners did not take of her, the great thing is the engine has less the 200 hrs. 



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Post by: Hyperacme on May 11, 2020, 12:03:55 PM
Welcome to the forum Jay !
Don't think we've had a HPV restore here.
Boat's are boat's so should be the same as other Glastrons.
Can ya post some pictures ?
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Post by: Scott Favro on June 08, 2020, 09:05:27 PM
HEY,my name is Scott I live in the heart of the Adirondack mountains,Saranac Lake.
My home is actually accessible by boat or snowmobile only. I'm 4 miles up the lake on a waterway that is 14 miles long with two sets of locks. My Glastron is a 1986 CVX 18 with a 350 in it 260 horse. I've owned a couple other Glastron thru the years started with a GT 150 with 70 on it had a tri Hull also don't remember the model of that jumped up to a Switzer with a 235 on it then went to a checkmate tri mate ll with a 150, currently have for boats in the water including an airboat. My very first boat I bought when I was 13 had a10 Merc hurricane on that one totally wasted the motor but I do still have the boat which I am currently rebuilding  it is an 11 foot Runabout. IM RETIRED AN JUST HAVING FUN.
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Post by: dublinbu on June 11, 2020, 11:48:32 AM
Hi folks!

I just picked up my first boat - a 1975 V179 with the Volvo AQ130C inboard/270 outdrive.  No seats, remaining upholstery is a mess, the original gelcoat is tired (needs a reaaaaaaal good polish), and the motor was partially disassembled by the previous owner a year or so ago, but it was $300 and it floats.  I'm partially excited for this project, but wondering if I bought off more than I can chew since in the past 3 days I've been unable to find any rebuild kits for the motor or people willing to work on these boats.  I've registered the thing, but waiting on spending any more money until I find one of those two things.  Hoping to get a classic back out on the water, so any help y'all can offer is welcome!

John (Wichita Falls, TX)
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Post by: Hyperacme on June 11, 2020, 12:05:58 PM
Welcome to the forum John !
Have you tried GLM ?
https://www.glmmarine.com/

Any soft spots in floor ?
Most 40 plus year old Glastron's need floor, transom & stringers.
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Post by: dublinbu on June 11, 2020, 05:54:37 PM
I checked for leaks this morning and thankfully the hull is solid, but I also found 2 soft spots on the floor near the engine.  Unless I find some more economical options to fix the engine, I'll probably be passing the boat off and looking for one in better condition...  :(  I'd love to make this classic run again, but it's looking pretty bad right now.  Finally found one guy who could work on it, but I'd be looking at 2K+ for a rebuild or engine swap.
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Post by: Jason on June 11, 2020, 09:30:40 PM
Welcome John.

Glad you got the itch for an old Glastron. Sounds like you got quite the project. The V179 is not uncommon and pretty easy to find. You can find a pretty nice original one for not much more than $2k so paying for a rebuild is probably not worth it. There is nothing wrong with the Volvo set up other than parts are harder to find and I donít think you get power trim. The Mercruiser 140 is also offered in those boats. Much easier to find parts. Iíd look for something else and now you know what to look for. And bring a screwdriver to poke the transom and check for soft spots as Gregg mentioned. A wet sand and polish will go a long way to bring the finish back.
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Post by: Waternut on July 27, 2020, 02:51:41 PM
New member to the club. Old member to Glastron. Own/ed at least 10 with 2 CVX 20's currently.  I'm always looking for good conversation and information on CVX's.  I live in northern WI so I hope to personally meet some of you at one of your next outings
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Post by: Hyperacme on July 27, 2020, 03:43:43 PM
Welcome to the forum Waternut !

Any plans to attend ..
2020 13th Annual Classic Glastron Meet Red Wing, MN August 13 - 16
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=8452.0

There is also talk of a meet in central WI. on one of the Glastron FB groups.
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Post by: Waternut on July 29, 2020, 09:28:32 AM
I may come down for a day to check things out but it is during a busy time of work for me. Plus my wife probably will not let me go see all the Glastrons... I have bought the last three I have seen!   8) Some may call it a sickness.  I say SO!  leave me alone!
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Post by: srondo on September 10, 2020, 09:36:15 PM
Hello, All:

Steve here. I live in Chisago City and just picked up a lovely and well-maintained 1974 GT-150 with the original trailer and original Evinrud 70. All were well cared for by the previous owner who bought it from the original owner in 1981. The engine was completely gone over with new pistons, rods, and various other parts in 2016, with very few hours since then. Iíve had it out so far on Prior Lake with my daughter, who couldnít stop smiling and loved driving it, as well as on the Whitefish Chain, putting in at the Corps of Engineers campgrounds on Cross Lake. Immediate plans are to keep it available for use as long as possible this fall, then do some minor work over the winter to clean up the motor mount.

As you all know, these things are like go-karts for the water, and itís been fun getting ďthumbs upĒ from other boaters old enough to remember...looking forward to many more years of acting like a kid again!
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Post by: Hyperacme on September 10, 2020, 11:15:48 PM
Welcome to the forum srondo !
More pictures please ..
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Post by: dorelse on September 10, 2020, 11:50:03 PM
welcome @srondo  !!!
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Post by: thedeuceman on September 11, 2020, 03:34:37 PM
Welcome to our forum, hopefully we can connect some time. We live in North St. Paul and mostly go out on the river.


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Post by: Thunderjet on October 04, 2020, 09:39:04 AM
Hello, I'm Griff from Selkirk Manitoba Canada eh. About 15 miles north of Winterpeg. Spend my summers on my 1968 Chris Craft Commander Express 31'. Love old '60's boats and motors and especially Glastrons!! So far have a '65 Futura V150, 2 '65 Thunderjets, a '67 Futura SS and a '69 Skiflite. All are fixer uppers with the '67 SS being this winters project, came with a nice running '67 Merc 95hp. Have a few other collectable boats as well. Love Mn and came down 14 years straight for Back to the Fifties. Been a streetrodder my whole life. Hope to some day bring a boat down to the meet!! Thanks.
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Post by: carlsoncvx18 on October 04, 2020, 09:55:46 AM
Welcome to the forum Thunderjet

Very nice collection of boats you have.

Hope you are able to make the meet sometime 2 yrs will be our 15 th year should be a good one.
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Post by: Hyperacme on October 04, 2020, 03:48:11 PM
Welcome to the forum Griff !
Cool collection of boats ..
Hope you can make it to the meet some day.
The one is a OMC stern drive .. is the other a Lake & Sea ?