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    Fabuglas, anybody know anything about them??
from tx_basser  
3/12/2001 11:33:00 AM

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 Just finished my latest Project Boat and it seems I can't find much out about the boat, except it is mfg in Nashville, Tennessee. The make/model is a 1974 Fabuglas TRI-160, I believe it means Trident 160. It is 16ft with a 85HP Mercury on the back. Looks like an old Bomber style, except it doesn't sit that low to the water. Has a steering console, with Front/Rear elevated captain chairs. I think I read somewhere that they were part of Astroglass at one time.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.


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   Talking about a BLAST from the past..... from John in Tennessee  3/12/2001 11:49:00 AM
 You see one sitting around here from time to time. I think they were pretty well made back then. Of course that was from a time when quality and pride were built into boats. How solid is the transom? I would do a lot of probing with a awl then go for it. Isn't yours a tri-hull? It should beat you to death in rough water...


   Yes, transom is solid, I gave it a good once over pretty good. from tx_basser  3/12/2001 12:09:00 PM
 Boat was garage kept for many of its original years. 2nd owner let it set outside and made a soft spot in the floor, but replaced it and put new carpet down.

It is a trihull so I am sure my kidneys are in for a shock. You are right, it is built like a Tank and looks like a water plow, but with an 85HP I was not buying it for speed. It also has lots of open floor space for my kids to fish over the side, without fear of them falling overboard.

It is a very nifty little rig, when I get the pictures developed I will send you a few.


   Fabuglas from Rob L (206.214.128.108)  3/12/2001 1:07:00 PM
  Hey Tex, always great to see somebody keeping the old ones afloat. Check out the following website. Click on "to the boats" on the lefthand column. Doesn't look like they have a lot on yours, but it's someplace to start. http://www.fiberglassics.com/


   Fabuglas from Craig (129.93.139.135)  3/12/2001 1:13:00 PM
 I also have a 74 Fabuglas which I renovated a few years ago. I mostly use it on small lakes with a 5mph speed limit so ride is not a problem. I changed out the old style pedestals with flush mounted ones to make the decks more fishable. I also added a remote power panel to the bow for the trolling motor and any other accessories.


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