Glastron Carlson CV 19 SS (1974)

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Re: Glastron Carlson CV 19 SS (1974)

Postby broompisces » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:23 am

What a balloon I am.........! The file size was correct but the dimensions weren't - attached is the upholstery sample together with the original piece. It is a far better match "in the flesh" than it appears here.
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Re: Glastron Carlson CV 19 SS (1974)

Postby broompisces » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:26 am

Fresh from Iowa, USA - new crankshaft with bearings etc.
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Re: Glastron Carlson CV 19 SS (1974)

Postby Alacrity » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:00 pm

Looks good, glad you are sorted.
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Re: Glastron Carlson CV 19 SS (1974)

Postby Rapier » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:32 pm

Nice upholstery match and local too. Keep posting pics, am getting pleasure from your progress, having chickened out on my CVX-16SS...
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Re: Glastron Carlson CV 19 SS (1974)

Postby Rapier » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:11 pm

Not sure if you found someone in interim months...email got lost in my contact's inbasket, however he came up trumps with the upholsterer who does american classic cars:-

Eric at Trimania 0118 9324200, his workshop is in Wokingham Berks.

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Re: Glastron Carlson CV 19 SS (1974)

Postby broompisces » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:39 pm

Hello Nick,

Thanks for the contact details.

I think I may have sorted it locally (I'm in Scotland) by sourcing the vinyl from the manufacturer and getting a chap in Scotland to re-upholster.

If that plan falls apart i'll get in touch with your contact.

Many thanks.
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Re: Glastron Carlson CV 19 SS (1974)

Postby broompisces » Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:43 pm

It has been a while since I posted on here.

The refurbishment has stalled a bit since I have been working on getting my Broom Pisces back to full health following the engine rebuild.

The images below will be familiar to many an owner of a 70's Glastron that has tackled a refurbishment - the removal of the foam buoyancy material.
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Re: Glastron Carlson CV 19 SS (1974)

Postby broompisces » Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:14 pm

After a good jet washing today, the bilges are nearly ready for painting.
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Re: Glastron Carlson CV 19 SS (1974)

Postby broompisces » Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:21 pm

Over the years, successive owners have "personalised" my boat by adding features that they deemed essential - extra cleats, additional lights, horns, grab handles, etc, etc..

I am removing these to get back to as close to original as I can.

This gives me a dilemma; do it fill the holes they have bored and try to match up the metal flake gel coat or do I go for a full metal flake respray?

Whilst I originally shied away from a respray, I have seen images of some impressive work done in the USA.

Can anyone advise on this from personal experience?

Also, does anyone know of a place that has experience in this type of work?

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Re: Glastron Carlson CV 19 SS (1974)

Postby Rapier » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:57 pm

I sold my CV-16SS to a guy in Derbyshire who has already ordered the bronze metal-flake paint from the US by the time his driver came to pick it up - let me know if you want to go the full respray route (which I would have done in hindsight, as mine was faded and dull) and I'll try to find his email address to pick his brains.

I've often just put a raised stainless csk into the holes - especially where 100s of cover fastenings have been used..somehow the eye isn't drawn to them quite like many slightly off looking gel repairs - see the Green Goddess below...would have been a nightmare trying to match that!
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