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Offline Surfdude

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Hello from the Netherlands
« on: July 24, 2021, 02:53:23 PM »
Hello guys,

My name is Chris and live the Netherlands.
Since this week I'm an owner of a Glastron SSV 163 from 1984 in an original state as far as I know.
Still have some electrical stuff to check/ repair but what a quality boot was this for the 80'

Thank in advance for if I need some help from you.

Kind regards,

Chris


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Re: Hello from the Netherlands
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2021, 07:56:20 PM »
Welcome to the forum Chris !
Nice looking SSV !

Some Glastrons were built in USA and imported, some were built under contract by "LaRaYa" in Spain.
And a few were built by "Rodger Clark" in England.

Look on the right hand side of stern, just under rub rail for a "HIN" cast into hull.
If it has one, it was built in USA and imported.
If there isn't a number, it was built at LaRaYa or RC.

How to read USA built HIN ..
Hull identification number
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=5964.0

Look here for Glastron info ..

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

Glastron (USA built) brochures ..
https://www.glastron.com/us/catalogs-and-product-information

Glastron Owners manual ..

Mid 80's ..
https://www.glastron.com/uploads/2017/3/80-OB-GL-MANUAL.pdf

Mid 70's ..
https://www.glastron.com/uploads/2017/3/Glastron-Manual-70s-OB.pdf

Early Glastron history ..
http://www.classicglastron.com/gl-reflt-index.htm

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Re: Hello from the Netherlands
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2021, 07:57:48 PM »
1981 LaRaYa / Glastron SSV163

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Re: Hello from the Netherlands
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2021, 08:00:44 PM »
1986 LaRaYa / Glastron SSV163

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Re: Hello from the Netherlands
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2021, 08:14:06 PM »
1980 or 1981 were the last years Glastron made SSV163's in USA ..

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Re: Hello from the Netherlands
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2021, 08:26:24 AM »
Thanks for the information and a lot of reading it seems my boat is imported from USA, the number is on the right hand side starring with GLAA573780A :)
« Last Edit: July 25, 2021, 08:57:38 AM by Surfdude »

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Re: Hello from the Netherlands
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2021, 01:05:07 PM »
Your SSV163 was built in August of 1980.
Wood rot is biggest problem with any brand of old boat.
Soft spots in floor and rot around any holes drilled into transom, like speedo pickup tube, ladder & motor mount holes.

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Re: Hello from the Netherlands
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2023, 08:53:22 AM »
Hi,
Just wondering if someone knows how to align my steering wheel?
I Removed the cover and the the big nut but I still see no way to remove and align the wheel.

Thanks in advance.
//Christiaan

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Re: Hello from the Netherlands
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2023, 10:32:48 AM »
Your steering wheel is on a keyed taper shaft .. Only adjustment would be at motor ..
Could be wrong, but that was only way I could do mine.

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Re: Hello from the Netherlands
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2023, 01:30:48 PM »
Thanks, didn't think about it to make the change on the engine side, will see if this will work.

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Re: Hello from the Netherlands
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2023, 02:20:45 PM »
Your helm / rack aren't teleflex, or at least don't look like any teleflex I've ever seen.
Look into brand and model .. might be some kind of adjustment at rack.

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Re: Hello from the Netherlands
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2023, 04:12:30 PM »
Welcome to the world of glastrons.  Know of a few of them over there. Detlef  Ranke and Hans Van Drenth.
1987 CVX18.     1968 Glastron alpha sail boat
1977 GT150
1986 CV23
1984 Intimiadator
1981 CV27
1969 V-180 fundeck

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Re: Hello from the Netherlands
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2023, 06:14:42 PM »
.. And don't forget our friend .. the flying Dutchman ...

https://www.facebook.com/frank.marcus.3572/videos/1917535515068094

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Re: Hello from the Netherlands
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2023, 10:07:07 AM »
Unfortunately I can't make any adjustment on the engine side and did take som photo's from the part number but couldn't find anything on the web

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Re: Hello from the Netherlands
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2023, 07:47:46 PM »
Nice-mooie

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Re: Hello from the Netherlands
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2024, 10:17:38 AM »
Finally got my steering wheel off and I was wondering if some one knows if the mental part can be removed so I can put the wheel in the right position?

Thanks in advance.
//Christiaan

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Re: Hello from the Netherlands
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2024, 11:21:12 AM »
Pretty sure that part can't be adjusted.

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Re: Hello from the Netherlands
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2024, 02:26:35 PM »
Ok thanks, need to find other options to put it straight or even deal with it.