Thread: Glastron Molinari Restoration
12-09-2010, 09:27 PM #151
12-10-2010, 02:46 AM #152
02-17-2012, 09:47 PM #153
WOW thanks for posting the pic. #37 was my grandpa Ron Traen he passed many years ago now. It was great to see thank you so much.
02-18-2012, 07:20 AM #154
Glastron Molinari Restoration Update
It has been far too quiet on our restoration program for my own satisfaction...but sometimes business has to be put before fun.
At any rate, we are getting back to the restoration of Dick Sharp's Glastron-Molinari 18-footer.
Running her at Clayton this August is the goal.
The new transom is in and we are getting ready to install new strongbacks to give the hull/transom joint more strength.
Jeff Ettinger is starting on the Evinrude KC13R and most of the old hardware has been found and cleaned up. (Throttle pedal, steering components, Keller speedo, OMC tach).
We do need some info on is the fuel tank...which isn't to be found.
What did they most likely run in the boat when set up for Marathons? Any photos out there?
Any input would be appreciated.
02-18-2012, 05:03 PM #155
Sure hope to see you at Clayton. Looks like we might have a good group of OPC size outboards there this year. I know that Ted Boyd has his wing ready and that John Tiger should have his Seebold /OMC V4 done by then. Have heard that Jack Beatley is considering bringing the #250 Molinari/T2x. I certainly plan on being there with my O'Berry Marine Molinari / Johnson RS. Too soon to say whether some of the others will show: Brian Pitt - Molinari / Merc V6, Scott Rotharmel - Molinari / CCC, Rich Luhrs - Switzer Wing / S3000's, Ken Fornwalt - Allison / Merc, Steve Larkin - Velden / OMC V4, Bud Clarke - Molinari / I-6 and Arnie Rubinstein - Switzer / I-6.
>>>>>>>> Now that would be a heat of OUTBOARDS!!!!! <<<<<<<< We'll just pray for calmer waters.
Last edited by RogerH; 02-18-2012 at 06:08 PM.
02-18-2012, 06:56 PM #156
One way or another I'll be there.
Hopefully with the Galstron-Molinari and the DU that Allen Blide is putting the finishing touches on.
I know the DU will be done....the Molinari has just taken way too long...and I have nobody to blame but myself.
Hope to see you in August, if not before.
02-18-2012, 07:21 PM #157
Joe & Roger...I hope to be bringing 2 boats - the wing and the glastron molinari should be done (may not be running though) -joe -check your pm's for one from me
02-19-2012, 12:06 PM #15820 Foot Switzer Wing 2 X S3000 (Dust'n the Wind II)
18 Foot Switzer Wing 2 x 1250 BP's (Miss Diablo)
15 foot Powercat 15C (2 X Merc 1500) (The Ghost)
(Single engine boats are lacking something)
!7 Ft Molinari Evinrude CCC (Gold Dust)
(The exception proves the rule)
Obsolete and Proud of it
02-21-2012, 05:56 PM #159
Up here in the Pacific Northwest, in the late '60's & early '70's, for a fuel tank, we were using used aluminum "beer kegs!" We simply cut a hole in the top (when lying on its side) for filler cap & rigged a fuel line (with shut off) out of the back bottom! We then built a custom glass/wood cradle & used numerous strong straps, to secure! Looked cool, worked good! But, first we had to drink all the beer, in the keg! LOL
02-22-2012, 06:06 AM #160
So far, I like your suggestion best.
I presume I should use a 'Lite' beer keg to keep the wieght down....both the driver's and boat's.
02-22-2012, 06:20 PM #161
03-10-2015, 10:57 PM #162
I have one of the old Glastron Molinari tunnel hulls. I purchased it a long time ago, best guess 1982 or '83. It was stored indoors for 25+ years. The storage building was torn down and the boat has been sitting outside for the past 3 or 4 years. It has a plywood transom and balsa core for the hull. I always planned on restoring it. I Registered it as home made as there was no identification tag, or other identification on it. If anyone is interesterd in the boat let me know.
03-15-2015, 07:54 AM #163
If you look in the middle of the picture, awaiting the start of the 1972 Havasu race, boat #44 is me with a Sid-Son tunnel from a lofted Molinari provided by Jack Leek.
05-07-2015, 12:21 PM #164
I have read this thread with interest (and a few flashbacks). Somewhere in the back of one of my closets is a yellow with black stripes Glastron/Molinari racing jumpsuit. I should go find it and send it to you guys...
05-07-2015, 12:49 PM #165