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Topic-icon Tri-Five Avalon original Glasspar engine brackets

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2 years 6 months ago - 2 years 6 months ago #29777 by Jayarrgh
The Avalon front seats are done and ready to be installed after the interior is painted. They bolt to the cockpit floor, the hull sides and the back attaches to the inside of the deck coaming. Instead of an aft seat, I will put a storage box in it's place. I always seem to have more stuff to stow than I have places to put it. This old Avalon has a bare interior so a box fits my needs better than a rear seat.

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3 weeks 5 days ago #29826 by Jayarrgh
My old Avalon has been finished for about a year now. The last issue I had to deal with was the windshield. I made one to resemble the original "goggle eye" two piece version. It is made of marine plywood, glassed in the corners for strength and with acrylic (plexiglass) panels mounted with SS bolts. The proportions are generally similar to the Glasspar unit but it is taller to fit my height. Another unusual choice I made was to mount the engine on a bracket like the original models had. At the time I had no picture of the brackets offered but I took my best SWAG and got something that works good. The engine is a Honda BF40 that I moved over here from another boat of mine.

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3 weeks 5 days ago #29827 by Jayarrgh
Some time after I had built my own Avalon engine bracket, I came onto some photos of the original versions. These were only installed on a few early production boats in the '55 model year, then they were deleted in favor mounting the engine directly onto the transom. There were two versions of the brackets, a single engine model was standard and a twin engine model was available for $20.

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