FENDER CLEATS! More On Golden Pond Hardware CSI. We Never Noticed!

Drama last night regarding small cleats and a missing bimini top part now installed!

We are clearly now in the epicenter of the OCD storm at Katz’s marina. Missing parts from Thayer IV have been located and rushed to the chrome shop and the Chrome process was done in ONE DAY!. When we found the boats we never noticed that there were some missing small fender cleats and bimini top brackets. The holes were there, but the parts had disappeared over the years. Either way, they were missing.. In Seth’s quest for detail they have located the cleats and the Bimini top brackets yesterday. Soon to find there place on the boat just like in the picture.. Here are the CSI Images.

You can see in this scene, the now missing fender cleats and Bimini top holders.

Note the small fender cleat from this clip from the film

The day the boat was found.

In the above image from the barn find you can see that the cleats and top holder were missing. This wasn’t noticed by any of us or the over 200 commenters in the peanut gallery. Now Thayer IV U22-1460 is getting all her hardware back in place. here is the latest update from today.. If you sniff the screen you can still smell the varnish!

One coat of varnish over the lettering! Ahhhh, like opening a christmas gift.

Note the tasty Van Ness engine with the interior panes installed. DANG!

Here is the windsheild close up. Notice the tan vinyl panel in the pocket. All original.

Stay tuned for Mariah’s Lettering tomorrow !


14 replies
  1. ARRRGH!
    ARRRGH! says:

    That’s one nifty restoration you’ve got going there, Seth!  The lettering is fabulous!!!  Makes my woody teeth chatter and my mouth drool, it’s so sweeeeet!

  2. Matt
    Matt says:

    I can tell you the grain count on goad 5 on the port side, and missed those darn cleats.. And the top! What the he’ll is that about…

  3. WoodyGal
    WoodyGal says:

    it’z kinda funny when OCD people forget a detail or two! She looks beautiful! Cant wait to see them both at Lake Dora. KUDOS!

  4. BigRed
    BigRed says:

    If I didn’t know better…  I’d think there was more than one movie boat!  Looking great!

  5. Dan Kinnard
    Dan Kinnard says:

    Boats look great! OGP movie is required viewing at least annually. This movie is what restarted it all for me when it comes to IB boats.

  6. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    Wow, that is one nice looking job…..I am varnishing a Whirlwind and my work looks like I did it blindfolded next to that…..
    Oh well….I will just “go boating”…..

    Two weeks to Dora!

    John in Va.     

  7. Randy
    Randy says:

    Now for the last OCD/OGP issue — there has been NO mention yet of the life jacket hooks/life jackets on the front seat backs.

    This should be good for 2 days of panic and discussions.  

  8. Dick Dow
    Dick Dow says:

    Not to mention the lifering hook on the port side behind the seat and the boat cover support “docks” on the top ceiling boards… heh, heh…

  9. Jack Schneiberg
    Jack Schneiberg says:

    So, have you also found the boy with the Sh_t eating grin on his face, and is he going to run the boat around Lake Dora sitting on the seat back?

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