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    Greetings!

    Hi Everyone,

    I'm about to go buy a 1960 Dorsett Catalina (unless it has major problems the seller didn't acknowledge) Super excited to be joining the classic boat boat club!

    Also if anyone knows where I can get a windshield for said boat, please let me know

    Chris

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    Awesome, welcome to the fun! A few folks on here might be able to help you out, but if you're on Facebook check out some of the classic boat groups. Lots of help there too.
    1958 Skagit 20 Express Hardtop
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    Thanks! It actually has the original windshield PO just took it off because itís cracked a little. Iím super psyched it is all original on the exterior where it matters (to me) and has been redone in the interior in ways that I donít hate and are functionally ok. At some point iíll Probably make the bulk head look prettier but the stuff it needs to look outstanding are within my skill set and shouldnít be too expensive for the most part. Iím going to take it out tomorrow and iíll post pics

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    Welcome aboard..
    Hope you enjoy..Lots of folks just hanging out with not much to say at the moment.

    Submit some pictures of your treasure to see.

    I will be working on opening up the forum for more images to be seen soon..

    Helmar
    Helmar Joe Johanesen
    1959 Skagit 20ft Offshore, 1959 Skagit 16ft Skimaster,
    1961 17ft Dorsett Catalina.1958 Uniflite 17 ft
    Outboards: 2.5 Bearcats, 3 50hp White shadow Mercs
    2 40hp Johnsons, several smaller Old kickers for a total of 12

    Our Sister club
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    Oh, and Where is Robin Hood when you need him??


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    Looking forward to those pix. Enjoy the ride and hope all goes well!
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    dorsett.JPG

    more pics to follow, too busy having fun getting her on the water while we still have this great weather. I love everything about this boat so far, she's beautiful, rides great is super easy to handle and is just the right size for my family. Just realized I'm going to have to investigate the cockpit deck- someone bolted the seats down to the wood deck using lag bolts (with no sealer or anything) which of course allowed water to penetrate and rotted out the wood. I found this out by leaning back on the chair and subsequently falling backwards when the bolts pulled out of the rotted wood

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    Great pic! Bummer about the sole of the boat but cool to see your psyched on it!
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    A new windshield involves heating a new piece, bending and cooling on the inside of the old one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Nelson View Post
    A new windshield involves heating a new piece, bending and cooling on the inside of the old one.
    In my case it involves sending this guy $300

    http://www.theplasticsguy.com/about-us.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissea View Post
    In my case it involves sending this guy $300

    http://www.theplasticsguy.com/about-us.html
    That is for the upper helm windshield ?

    That is a Super Bargain !!!
    Shipping might get a little nuts.

    I might just call this fellow as John Nelson and I have just made the molds for the cabin and helm on a 1957 21foot Bell Boy.

    Lots of the skagit boats among others need this process done and we are loosing any reasonable costs in the Seattle area..

    Here is something you might do if you had a bolt or lag screw pull out.
    It requires a smart phone and Amazon for inspection.
    I have one of those boats only to find the stringers are, well, lets say, needing replaced asap. That will be a big process but with a spinning laser, not hard to do. I can explain when the time comes. I also have a short cut in case the transom needs replacing.

    You have to remember, most of the time nothing has been replaced, just painted over and over.. That wood is over 57 years old.
    Use the boat until you can't would be the way I would go at it.

    Anyway, back to the inspection process. It requires about a 1/2" hole that you can plug when done. (several ways to pull that off too).
    So at Amazon they have what is called a Endoscope. It just blew me away how well that thing works for only a Twenty dollar bill.
    It even lights its own way.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I have used that little sucker for Many things. Just wish its little rechargeable battery would hold a charge longer. I just turn the light down until I need it brighter is all.

    Soak it up out there as Winter is on its way
    Helmar Joe Johanesen
    1959 Skagit 20ft Offshore, 1959 Skagit 16ft Skimaster,
    1961 17ft Dorsett Catalina.1958 Uniflite 17 ft
    Outboards: 2.5 Bearcats, 3 50hp White shadow Mercs
    2 40hp Johnsons, several smaller Old kickers for a total of 12

    Our Sister club
    http://www.goldenstateglassics.com

    Oh, and Where is Robin Hood when you need him??


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