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    Hello all, Looking for any and all information about Glasply vessels. Mine is a 23' cuddy 1978 vintage, 280 Volvo stern drive behind a AQ225B.
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  • #2
    Welcome to the forum and that is a very nice looking boat.
    1978 Glasply 21ft 5.7l Mercruiser R drive "Sandi's Surprise"
    1981 Glasply 17ft 70hp Johnson & 9.8hp Nissan kicker "Skunked"

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    • #3
      Welcome aboard R2, and that is a very nice 23. Please post your HIN for Socals registry.

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      • #4
        Very nice looking boat, even has Penn downriggers.
        "Joint Venture" 1978 28' twin 2017 Vortec roller cam 383/6.3L 350hp engines - You name it, I've either replaced it, restored it, rebuilt it or repaired it. That's my job now that I'm retired.

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        • #5
          very nice, i am partial to a 23
          1980 2400 Cuddy I/O, 2017 Cummins 4BT coupled to a Volvo DP-SM with F9 Props, and a 2014 Mercury 15HP Pro-Kicker "LOOSE CHANGE"

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          • #6
            Beautiful boat! And looks like a nice King trailer too. (That's an awesome trailer!)

            Welcome aboard!
            -- Tim Taylor

            1979 Glasply 21-foot I/O Overnighter w/ 5.0L Volvo-Penta duoprop (Cardinal)
            1982 Glasply 16-foot runabout w/ 50hp Mercury OB (JV Junior)
            1978 Glasply 19-1/2 foot runabout, project boat (Beer Goggles)


            The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on my list.

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            • #7
              VERY nice! On the subject of the trailer, I am NO expert but compared to my 23' and 2000 King trailer my bunks come much farther forward.

              I assume those are carpet covered bunks? I replaced mine with new Doug Fir and the plastic skids from KingTrailer. I can't tell you how darn easy to load and unload it is now.


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              • #8
                what did the skids cost from king trailer?
                1980 2400 Cuddy I/O, 2017 Cummins 4BT coupled to a Volvo DP-SM with F9 Props, and a 2014 Mercury 15HP Pro-Kicker "LOOSE CHANGE"

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by noluck View Post
                  what did the skids cost from king trailer?
                  I bought them from one of their dealers. I think they were around $100 each. I bought 3 at 20' long. I place the top of the fenders even with the water get out remove safety chain and strap. Get in truck hit reverse move just a couple inches hit brakes and boat slides right off.

                  When loading place trailer same level. Idle boat to trailer it self centers easily and ends up a couple feet short of the roller. Hit the gas a bit and it comes right up close. Hook strap and easily crank it it the rest of the way.

                  I personally spoke to the head guy at King, he was VERY helpful. I originally wanted to talk to him about adding side bunks. He went into great detail about going to these plastic bunks and that I would NOT need the sides.

                  I may be telling you guys things you already know but I just remember loading my Folks 21' GP with a roller trailer and what a PITA it was to get the boat loaded properly.

                  Good thing I did this as my 17 year old bunks were starting to rot. I left the DougFir with no coating of any kind as the carpet held water.

                  I think you can tell I am more than happy!!!

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                  • #10
                    thanks cummins12v98
                    1980 2400 Cuddy I/O, 2017 Cummins 4BT coupled to a Volvo DP-SM with F9 Props, and a 2014 Mercury 15HP Pro-Kicker "LOOSE CHANGE"

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                    • #11
                      Wow, beautiful GP 23' !!

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                      • #12
                        What a beautiful boat and trailer! you'll have fun with that!
                        GlasPly72PDX
                        Play'n Hooky
                        1972 GlasPly 171 Runabout
                        Mercruiser 120 I/O

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                        • #13
                          Welcome aboard, beautiful boat, looks like new... more pics please...
                          1982 2580 "HI-BOY " IN 2 DEEP 5.7LX ALPHA

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                          • #14
                            Welcome, nice boat!!
                            As far as trailers go, myself I prefer rollers but we have to launch in some pretty low water condtions and sliding the boat off a dry bunk trailer can be difficult, when I asked the dealer why all the new trailers were bunks he said it was less expensive to make them and the bunks supported the boat better, which make a lot of sense when you compare the contact spot, we concluded that heavier boats definately need bunks, lighter boats can do either but launching is easier on a roller bed, as long as you undo the safety chain at the bottom of the ramp and not the top............

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Fish View Post
                              Welcome, nice boat!!
                              As far as trailers go, myself I prefer rollers but we have to launch in some pretty low water condtions and sliding the boat off a dry bunk trailer can be difficult, when I asked the dealer why all the new trailers were bunks he said it was less expensive to make them and the bunks supported the boat better, which make a lot of sense when you compare the contact spot, we concluded that heavier boats definately need bunks, lighter boats can do either but launching is easier on a roller bed, as long as you undo the safety chain at the bottom of the ramp and not the top............

                              I am here to tell you the boat slides off VERY easy with just a tap of the brakes. Best part is i can pull the boat onto the trailer then crank up the last foot or so. It self centers every time. Plastic skids are the way to go!!! I remember how much of the PITA it was to get my Folks 21' GP loaded up centered on the trailer with the rollers.

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