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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 06 Jun 2016 17:08 #61758

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looks great, nice to see its all there.............have fun
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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 06 Jun 2016 16:38 #61753

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Can the windshield be cleaned and rubbed out? It looks different from other windshields that I have seen.

The 1955 Vagabonds are my favorite, of course I am a little partial, but it is the boat that launched a website...

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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 06 Jun 2016 16:30 #61751

jmhyatt wrote: Nice catch! A gallon of bleach and she'll look like new! I wish my hull looked that good. I want the steering pulleys and drain...

I tried to bring my boat/trailer home on a U-Haul too, but I made the mistake of attempting to rent their car-hauler. The morning I was going to get my boat, they started asking me for all these details at the counter about the car I was going to haul with their trailer. I was lying through my teeth:

"1964 Ford Falcon"
"Convertible or hard-top?"
"Convertible"
blah blah blah...
"4-cylinder or 6-cylinder"
"6 cylinder"
"That car is too heavy for this trailer"

So then I tried to come clean: "OK, I'm really planning to put a small aluminum boat with its trailer on your trailer, to pull it home."

That didn't go over very well with the [expletives deleted] behind the counter. She wouldn't rent me the trailer, so I ended up taking my chances and pulling it home on its own trailer (which I considered much more dangerous than using the U-Haul). I got lucky...



Wow!!! thats a funny story..lol. The 6'x12' open trailers are only $29.99 per day... so its not bad at all.. i went ahead and booked it for two days so I didn't have to worry about getting it back so early the next morning.

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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 06 Jun 2016 15:54 #61743

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Looks great.

Congratulations!
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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 06 Jun 2016 15:53 #61742

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Nice catch! A gallon of bleach and she'll look like new! I wish my hull looked that good. I want the steering pulleys and drain...

I tried to bring my boat/trailer home on a U-Haul too, but I made the mistake of attempting to rent their car-hauler. The morning I was going to get my boat, they started asking me for all these details at the counter about the car I was going to haul with their trailer. I was lying through my teeth:

"1964 Ford Falcon"
"Convertible or hard-top?"
"Convertible"
blah blah blah...
"4-cylinder or 6-cylinder"
"6 cylinder"
"That car is too heavy for this trailer"

So then I tried to come clean: "OK, I'm really planning to put a small aluminum boat with its trailer on your trailer, to pull it home."

That didn't go over very well with the [expletives deleted] behind the counter. She wouldn't rent me the trailer, so I ended up taking my chances and pulling it home on its own trailer (which I considered much more dangerous than using the U-Haul). I got lucky...

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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 06 Jun 2016 15:10 #61740

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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 06 Jun 2016 15:09 #61739

Thanks to "Wet Willie" for spotting this and posting it on the site....Dad and I got it home this weekend and everything looks great..it does have two cracks in the stringers that ill post later...

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