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Classified / Wanted to Buy / Re: GCOTD
« Last post by Hyperacme on July 28, 2021, 10:22:00 PM »
1978 Glasstron carlson  CVX16  /  Hastings, MN  /  $3,000

Nice fast boat..
ran two years ago needs some engine work..
all new trailer compo ents..
comes with two covers, and extra engine for parts..
and extra lower unit..
full windsheild
Classified / Wanted to Buy / Re: GCOTD
« Last post by Hyperacme on July 28, 2021, 10:17:02 PM »
1986 Glastron /Carlson cvx17  /  Dresser, WI  /  $3,500

Fast & Fun!  140hp Johnson that runs great.  Plenty of summer left!  May consider trade.
Spotted Cow orders?   Well heck yes if you're serious.  I'll pay delivery fee as well.  2-12 pack cans please.   
Classified / Wanted to Buy / Re: GCOTD
« Last post by Hyperacme on July 28, 2021, 10:01:33 PM »
1988 X-19  / X-195 Special

1988 Glastron   /  Minneapolis, MN  /  $1,200

New engine when parked
donít have the key
do you have the title.
Will need tires
Does not run do to canít find keys
General Discussion / Re: Glastronjohn18
« Last post by Hyperacme on July 28, 2021, 09:49:02 PM »
Sent you text
General Discussion / Glastronjohn18
« Last post by still_fishin on July 28, 2021, 09:40:19 PM »
Does anyone have Glastronjohn18's contract info?  If you do please don't post it here.  Send me a message with it.

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Classified / Wanted to Buy / Re: GCOTD
« Last post by Hyperacme on July 28, 2021, 08:13:13 PM »
Classic 1962 GLASTRON Surflite 153 w/Hardtop - $21,500 (Cibolo)

Showroom condition, 60 years old classic, mostly original 1962 Glastron 153 Surflite Hardtop in Aqua Blue & White, with original 1961 Evinrude Lark III 40hp outboard motor, and original Gator tilt trailer. I purchased this boat from the original owner who picked it up brand new from Waco Boats & Motors (see decal on back of engine) in 1962. This boat sat dormant in ownerís lake house garage (due to health reasons) from around 1970 until I purchased and picked it up in 2010. It was amazing what I found.

The boat is solid all the way through, to include floor, stringers, and transom. Original fiberglass gel coat finish is smooth to the touch without any crazing, spider cracking or oxidation, and shines like the day it left the dealers floor. Windshield is crystal clear and pivots on ball hinges as designed when hardtop is removed to allow airflow. Interior upholstery is all original without any cuts, tears, or separation of seams. The vinyl is firmer than when new, however itís pliable and very usable. We regularly moisturize the seats with Babeís Seat Saver. The engine starts easy, idles & shifts perfectly, runs strong, and is cosmetically near perfect. This boat was purchased new with the optional Hardtop and Bench seating arrangement. The Hardtop can be removed and boat used without it, to allow the tilt windshield to work. All original hardware is present and in excellent condition to include all badging, mirror and flag stem. This boat stays in my garage with custom cover in place.

I have made many improvements. The engine was serviced by Stone & Sons Marine, Houston TX, who specializes in vintage OMC products. Although the engine was in excellent condition, they did a tune up including points, replaced old hoses, installed new seals & serviced lower unit. I had a two-color custom cover made that includes vented poles, side vents, secure cinch strap runs length of cover under rub rail, Velcro flaps for cleats (so cover can be used at dock), Velcro inserts for light pole, around splash well to for complete coverage, and secure straps to pull cover down to trailer. Also had a custom cover made for the engine. Hardtop liner has been replaced with a Cadillac auto headliner that closely approximates the original liner in same color. Shift and throttle cables were replaced. I installed interior LED lights (out of view) under gunwales. I replaced the bench seat hinges and screws with stainless, painted the wood inside, and remounted in a slightly elevated position to allow any moisture to escape. Originally, the battery sat on 2 thin slats of wood that allowed the battery to shift during use or trailering. I removed those and made a new tray thatís larger to accommodate a battery box and straps to secure it. New positive and negative battery cables were made and installed. Custom Glastron bow flag. The trailer was in excellent condition, but I did touch up the paint, added rollers to prevent any damage when loading, changed lights to LED, added guide poles, and had the wheels (3), wheel fenders and front winch stand powder coated. Custom decals were made to replace originals that had to be removed. Hub caps were re-chromed.

Iím happy to discuss more details in person. This is a one-of-a-kind rare vintage original collector item. However, it can be used and still kept in its current condition if care is taken as we use it regularly. We entered the boat (on the trailer so we didnít put it in salt water) in the 2016 Keels & Wheels Concours díElegance show in Seabrook TX. This is a high dollar car & wooden (mostly) boat show. Won the ďCorinthian Award,Ē in the Judgeís opinion worthy of special mention. I will include with this sale the poster we had made that tells the story behind the boat. This sale is for boat, trailer, engine, cover & one vintage gas can. Clear Texas titles in my name. Located in Cibolo TX. Prefer to find someone who is willing to properly care for and preserve this classic boat.

Link to YouTube video:

Asking $21,500. Serious inquiries only please.
Classified / Wanted to Buy / Re: GCOTD
« Last post by Hyperacme on July 28, 2021, 04:22:08 PM »
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Classified / Wanted to Buy / Re: GCOTD
« Last post by Hyperacme on July 28, 2021, 04:19:57 PM »
1990 Glastron Carlson 23CSS - $13,500 (Princeton / Plano)

***In-person sale only -- no shipping or 3rd party sales***

1990 Glastron Carlson Signature Series 23CSS (day cruiser with cuddy cabin)
Overall very good original condition. Boat has been garaged since new. Second owner.

Mercruiser 350 Magnum 285 hp with Alpha 1 outdrive. Runs well, top end in low/mid-50 mph range. New impeller, lower unit oil, and fresh oil change. Consistently maintained. Engine hours unknown (no meter) but boat used only infrequently over the past 12 yrs. Everything works except trim gauge.

Tires have about 1500 miles on them. Trailer brakes adjusted / bearings repacked a few years ago.

Interior is in good original condition with some deterioration on the sundeck. Has the original canvas top (never used) and a mooring cover.

Boat is all original except new professionally applied gelcoat (not paint) on bottom of hull in 2009 to correct some scratches.

Boat + trailer = 4700 lbs.

1990 was the last year Glastron made this Carlson CV-23 hull made famous in the James Bond film Moonraker. It often draws attention and questions. Hate to sell it, but my kiddo is grown and gone so it sits unused and needs someone who will use and care for it.

Boat is stored near north end of Lake Lavon (Princeton, TX) but may possibly be seen in Plano with prior arrangement.

Feel free to email any questions. Thanks.

General Discussion / Re: BOAT = Bust Out Another Tube (of sealant!)
« Last post by aquamaniac on July 28, 2021, 03:42:14 PM »
3M 5200 is great stuff but it is a strong permanent adhesive. Boat Life Life-Calk remains flexible and won't harm gel. It adheres to fiberglass but can be removed. You can buy it from Hannay's
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