Fellow long time Woody Boater Randy Mueller sent us this killer little Glaspar time capsule. This is exactly what classic boating is about. Right color, right engine, right unique design, right price. All of it is right, except its not right next door. Ahhhhh, its not even right in my area, or region, or right time zone, or right coast line, but if you live out west, its sure right there for the picking. Here is the listing in case its gone.
CLASSIC GLASSPAR PHAETON RUNABOUT
1960 Glasspar Seafair Phaeton. 17′ 6″ with 7′ beam. Rare model built only in 1960-62. Hardtop has a unique upholstered rollback convertible opening above the front seats. Boat is in excellent condition used only in freshwater primarily out of Salem Oregon. All original hardware and wood trim. Includes matching rear cockpit cover. Current Oregon title and registration. A truly beautiful classic vintage boat with the smooth riding Seafair hull design.
Engine is 1974 Mercury 850 4 cylinder long shaft 2 stroke professionally restored by Dr. Frankenmerc in Shelton Wa. The upgraded power trim unit is from a late 1980’s 115 mercury. The powerhead was rebuilt completely with new bearings, rings, seals, pistons and gaskets. All water-jacket surfaces were machined to ensure a water tight seal of the system. All the fuel delivery system was rebuilt – carburetors, fuel pump, lines, and connectors.
New internal and external wiring harness was installed. The battery charging system was rebuilt and a later model regulator was installed to better control voltage output. Ignition system was inspected and components replaced as needed. Lower unit was resealed and water pump was replaced with new parts as needed. Lower unit is correct 2.31:1 ratio for the 850 4 cylinder. Engine was repainted black with professional grade base-clear. New set of decals. There have been only about (10) hours of break-in running time since the rebuild.
Vintage red Mercury gas tank.
1998 galvanized Easy Loader trailer (EZW14-18 # 2100 capacity) is in very good condition. Current WA title and registration.
And the email to craigslist. This was posted 6 days ago, so it may be down by the time you read this.