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Old 09-02-2013, 09:59 AM   #1
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well its fiberglass....

It's fiberglass.. It's for camping.. but it's not a trailer. I just thought I would share my latest project purchase ( like I needed another )

1975 FiberForm Executive 28
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:12 AM   #2
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it's all that and more. Once on a trailer and under tow, you'll fit the definition of All Molded Towable.

Just don't come here and want to talk about leaks

Enjoy your new toy, truly
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:30 AM   #3
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It's a beauty! Get a galvanized trailer frame from Snoozy and you're all set...

Donna, you forgot to remind him to use NO silicone on that baby.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:50 AM   #4
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The price of a trailer for this thing is crazy! And the weight of it is more than double my tugs towing capacity. I will be going the mooring route,That way its usable at will, and also at the dock if we decide not to head out. I live on a really good size lake here in beautiful British Columbia Canada. There are a lot of nice bays where a person can grab a buoy or drop anchor for the weekend. The boat is really clean, just needs a little updating in the interior to suit my taste. No I will not use silicon
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Do you own an oilfield?
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:54 AM   #6
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Do you own an oilfield?
No, what I do own is the ability to see the potential in a beautiful old boat from the 70's. I live in a city that is well known for its arms race to have the latest and greatest. These people turn their nose up at a well built, vintage anything, and go straight out and leverage themselves to death on a brand new x-star, or searay sun dancer. A well preserved piece of history just sits, unloved, on blocks in someone's backyard. This boat does not have bow or stern thrusters, GPS autopilot, or granite anything. What it does have is a good strong hull, and two solid motors. It was paid for with cash in hand, and will be returned to her full glory with the same love we all show our vintage trailers.

The aforementioned rant was brought to you by to much coffee
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:29 PM   #7
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She is a beauty for sure. Thanks for posting.
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:55 PM   #8
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Personally I don't think I would 'update' the interior. Just clean it up real well and run it as the classic beauty that she is. (Maybe a couple modern electronics, but I would be running her offshore in Southern California.) Fair winds to you. That girl looks like she would be a wonderful Catalina Island party girl.
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:10 PM   #9
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I think the highlighted part is important:
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The boat is really clean, just needs a little updating in the interior to suit my taste.
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It ... will be returned to her full glory with the same love we all show our vintage trailers.
So it sounds like the plan agrees with this:
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Personally I don't think I would 'update' the interior. Just clean it up real well and run it as the classic beauty that she is.
Matching current fashion is no more desirable to me than matching some previous fashion - in style, newer is not better, just different enough to drive sales. I like the idea of restoring what you like most and replacing what you like less... with whatever you like, and maybe with what works well with the rest of the vehicle/RV, not what someone is currently trying to sell.

Of course, I don't like getting lost, so I would add GPS...
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:38 PM   #10
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I think you both have exactly my intent pegged. The interior is already very clean, leaving it as is would be perfectly fine. The only problem is my personal pet peave. The cupboards and walls were painted, actually very well, but, they left all the nice chrome headed/washered screws in place when they painted. I can not stand this. If I have to paint a wall that has screws, I remove as many as possible, just leaving as few as I need to hold the works together. If the remaining screws use washers or are in nice shape, I will remove them, and put some small headed temporary screws in while I paint. After painting I replace the nice screws and washers. Although I do really like green, I don't care for the shade that was chosen for this boat, so I have removed the painted screws and will give it a coat of paint. The carpet will be replaced with the same allure I used in my trailer. I have many friends with boats that complain of wet carpet smell. The lake I live on, while a really good size ( 135 x 5 kilometers ) I would have a really hard time getting lost, so GPS would go unused.

And yes, party boat she will be, many a beverage shall be tipped in a nice cove

This was last weekend, my current boat is the one on the far right
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... my current boat is the one on the far right
That's quite the jump in size... are you planning to use the current boat as a dinghy for the new one?
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:19 AM   #12
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Well I figured i would post an update on this project. It was a ton of work! It is to hot these days for trailer camping, so this where we are spending our time.
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It is to hot these days for trailer camping, so this where we are spending our time.
It is nice to have a back-up plan.
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