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Offline KnuckleHead

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Ohio Insanity
« on: June 24, 2020, 12:25:45 PM »
For some reason, I purchased an ant farm disguised as a boat.  In a total moment of impulsiveness, I bought a boat off Craigslist that was listed as a "GT150" but didn't look like it from the pictures.  I'm pretty sure it's a 1971 CV16 but maybe you guys could tell me for sure.  It's my first boat, first boat project, and first grounds for divorce.  I'm sure I'll be asking for a lot of advice, emotional and technical along the way.  The boat was sitting in a farmers field for years in Southern Ohio.  I stuck it in my garage and started to tear it apart almost instantly.  ANTS! Lots and Lots of ANTS!  I didn't realize the boat came with a crew.   Thanks in advance for any answers to my future full of questions.

Offline Plugcheck

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Re: Ohio Insanity
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2020, 12:59:30 PM »
I'll assume big black ants?  Those are carpenter ants, and rotten soggy wood is their favorite.  Good news is they don't eat fiberglass.  Tear out the wood and they will be gone with it.    Not a bad starter boat, perfect size for a  starter restoration project.  There are many threads on this site regarding everything you'd need to know to rebuild her to it's former glory.   Hopefully you have some boat resources locally, such as fiberglas suppliers and marine parts distributors.  Most of all, welcome to boating, and to CGOAMN.   
Michael
1979 CVZ-18 388 CI Vortec Mouse
1980 CVX-16SS 140 Mercruiser
1979 CVX-16 Johnson 175
2002 Bennington 2275CC 90 Mercury
1985 Intimidator project
1989 Lowe 200 Redneck fishin Toon
2001 Godfrey Sweetwater pontoon 115 Rude

Offline Hyperacme

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Re: Ohio Insanity
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2020, 03:02:54 PM »
Welcome to the forum KnuckleHead !

Looks like a 1971 CV16 to me ..

CV16 history ..
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=6918.0

 CV Seats / Dash / Console / etc.
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=7005.0

Glastron, Glastron/Carlson & Hammond emblems
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=8385.0

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

1971 CV16 green vinyl.
Gregg
'76 CV16

Offline KnuckleHead

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Re: Ohio Insanity
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2020, 03:56:43 PM »
Thanks for the welcome and the great resources!

Offline thedeuceman

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Re: Ohio Insanity
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2020, 04:27:03 PM »
Welcome, it will be fun to watch another CV16 resto


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Offline Oldfishguy

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Re: Ohio Insanity
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2020, 07:18:09 PM »

Oh, we all hink we have a few screws loose tackling some of these projects; looks like your past the ugly part of deconstruction.

Here is a short thread of my floor build a few years back on my CV16.

Best of luck.

http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=5298.0
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1973 Chrysler 120