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Old 11-07-2011, 10:45 AM
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Nice find... Whata cream puff!
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:57 AM
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If you have the $$ you might want to go with the SEI drives, you can get counter if you like. Have heard good things about them.
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:12 PM
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Way cool. Congrats!
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Old 11-07-2011, 02:48 PM
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i now want one of these really bad
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which it the glastron with t tops from the bond movie?
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http://batboat.blogspot.com/2010/04/...oat-found.html
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:01 PM
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The moonraker boat was a CV-23 hardtop that was modified for the movie. http://www.classicglastron.com/gl-moonraker.html

I also own a GT-150 which was the boat Bond jumped over the bridge in Live and Let Die. It's a project boat that I want to put together to look like the boat in the movie. http://www.classicglastron.com/bondposter.htm

My first boat was a CVX-16 with a 150 Johnson. I've since gotten into Hydrostreams which are much faster hulls but I've always loved the design of the older Glastron Carlsons.

You'll probably see me hanging around the site more since I will undoubtably need help and advice with this boat. I've always been more of an outboard guy.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:23 PM
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Your boat has brought back some good memories and also a mystery.Art had intended to intro the 27 as a 1980 model,but Glastron execs were so excited about the boat that it was introduced a year early as a 1979,available only in brown metalflake.I bought the first one in the southeast as a dealer,supposedly #3.But your 1978 is blue flake,only offered by Carlson in 1977 and 1978 on smaller models,never later,so 1978 makes sense,but I can find no record of a 1978,which you obviously have.That would make it quite rare,possibly hull #1,or a prototype? Would be interested in the hull#.This is the only blue flake 27 I am aware of and is quite interesting.The May 1979 issue of Powerboat mag had a bown boat on the cover when it awarded it Boat of the Year.

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Old 11-07-2011, 07:35 PM
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Don't want to bust your bubble on your clean find, but that boat is not the boat to take on big water. Anything over 2' and you will get it handed to you. The boat is ass heavy with twins and unbalanced. Just don't expect too much out of it and enjoy it for what it is, a clean older boat that you got a deaL on. Remember, you have'nt even ridden in the boat yet, so don't get too excited jus to be let down if it does'nt perform to your expectations. Good luck.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:37 PM
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I'll send you the HIN tomorrow. I have all the papers at my office. I thought it was strange as well. This is the only blue flake boat I have seen. I've seen a couple others that were solid blue and white. I have no idea what the production numbers are but I haven't seen very many.
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