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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 09 Dec 2018 21:44 #91856

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I read Marks thread back when i first signed up....3 1/2 yrs ago....today i reread it all again......the inspiration i felt back then was refelt again today.........only difference this time was i now have faces to put too most the names who joined in.....( commerodity was alive).......what a gang......makes me want too drop what i am doing right now and pull the DR in.....Mark, thank-you....next reread will be Ray's Flyer (1950 Flyer) rebuild....I thank-you both, Oscar would not be here today not bin for both your guys inspiration and advise.........
Ray noted, all new comers should read this, i believe along with Rays thread as well.....this is the real stuff that puts these boats back from being scrapped too being restored........sweat, elbow grease, and engine-uity .............cheers my friends.......all new comers and old, dont let these two threads pass you by........:arrr:
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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 05 Dec 2018 18:39 #91731

Brunswickian wrote: 2426948 - They aren't easy to discern.

Looking at the numbers made me have to see the boats ugly handles which were obviously not put there by the manufacturer. I wouldn't mind having a look at what the stock handles looked like. Maybe something can be done.



I don't want to clog up Marks thread but I would like to see photos, have you posted any photos anywhere on the forum?
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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 05 Dec 2018 14:03 #91722

2426948 - They aren't easy to discern.

Looking at the numbers made me have to see the boats ugly handles which were obviously not put there by the manufacturer. I wouldn't mind having a look at what the stock handles looked like. Maybe something can be done.

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 05 Dec 2018 13:37 #91721

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A year younger ,,wound love see those serial numbers .

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 05 Dec 2018 12:52 #91720

This thread makes me appreciate my own Vagabond which is a year younger. The guy who restored and sold it to me gave me a photo.of what the boat looked like when he found it. It wasn't much different than Mark's. It almost makes me feel guilty to be enjoying his work given how little he was paid for his effort. It's a good thing that there are guys like Mark around willing to devote their time and their talent to bringing these boats back to life. It allows lazy slugs like myself to have something they couldn't have produced for themselves or could not have afforded to buy if the compensation for doing the work wasn't, as Mark once noted, ten cents an hour.

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 04 Dec 2018 12:05 #91694

Locomotion wrote:

BigBadJon wrote: Finished re-reading this thread last week. I'm still in awe of the transformation. Not too cobby Mark !!!


This thread should be required reading for new members, it is an inspiring piece of work.


Ray thanks for the tip on this thread. I will start from the beginning this weekend.

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 04 Dec 2018 03:26 #91688

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Thanks guys. Hope to sell in the spring.
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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 04 Dec 2018 00:15 #91682

BigBadJon wrote: Finished re-reading this thread last week. I'm still in awe of the transformation. Not too cobby Mark !!!


This thread should be required reading for new members, it is an inspiring piece of work.
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1956 Golden Rocket, Sawzall Special

Day 1 1947 Vagabond 03 Dec 2018 01:29 #91652

Finished re-reading this thread last week. I'm still in awe of the transformation. Not too cobby Mark !!!

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 02 Dec 2018 14:04 #91632

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