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    I was just going through some of the crap I've saved as favorite places on my old computer and found this. It's a pretty cool site with info, old ads, and other stuff from 1969 to 1982-
    http://www.classicglastron.com/gl-ca...index-web.html

    I think I'd like to have one of these! Cool boat!
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    Those Scimitars are cool but I'd think they would get muggy as hell being all closed off like that. I'd still take one if I ran across one.

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    I always dug the Intimidators....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cas View Post
    I was just going through some of the crap I've saved as favorite places on my old computer and found this. It's a pretty cool site with info, old ads, and other stuff from 1969 to 1982-
    http://www.classicglastron.com/gl-ca...index-web.html

    I think I'd like to have one of these! Cool boat!
    I don't care what anyone says , i'd rock that boat in a heartbeat! Didn't the dashboards in those have heater vents etc? That is the shyt! Someone find one i'll buy it!

    Found it in the brocure, six way power seat for the driver, Ok...i gotta have it.
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    I've got a 1973 Glastron Carlson CV-19ss. I've got a built 468 Olds in it, and a Berkeley 12-JC. Really good looking boats in my opinion... Heck it was good enough for James Bond to run through a wedding
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    Green Scimitar -

    Glastron setting kilo records the end is worth watching -
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devilman View Post
    I always dug the Intimidators....

    I sold my Century 6 Meter Riviera to a friend of mine that looks very similar. It had a 5.7L merc w/thru-transom exhaust. Here, he was screwing around our houseboat.




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    The Scimitars were way ahead of the times. What made them even more remarkable was the fact that they were not "custom" built, but actually manufactured on a production line. The windshield and the T-Tops demanded incredibly close fit tolerances. A testament to Art Carslon's production crew at the Anaheim plant. The Intimidator model used a slightly modified CVX-20 bottom. The plug boat ran 71-72 mph with a stock MerCruiser 260 HP/5.7L motor/Alpha Drive. When the model went into production, we toned it down a hair and would run 66-67 with just a driver. The crazy Canadian with the 125 mph Glastron Carlson is Andre Robitaille from Quebec who was one of Glastron's distributors in Canada.

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    They come up for sale from time to time saw one on craigslist sacramento about two years ago. Took me a year to find my cvx20 found it on cl.
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    That just brings the memories flooding back. When I was in high school around 74-75 I lived right on Lake Michigan in the Upper Penninsula. There was a boat/bike/snowmobile dealer a couple miles from my parents place. I remember like it was yesterday when the flatbed trailers started rolling in with the brand new Glastron Carlsons. Those were the only boats this dealer sold other than little aluminum fishing boats. We sat there while they unloaded/unwrapped em. The dealer was situated on the river and they launched a couple (presumably demo's). Thought those were about the coolest looking boats ever. Still think that 35 years later. I don't remember seeing the Scimitar, but the CVX20 really caught my eye and remains one of my favorites to this day.

    edit: looks like it must've been 1976 since that was the first year for the CVX20.

    The Scimitar would've been the perfect cruiser for the Great Lakes on those rainy cool days with it's enclosed cabin.

    When you live up there you can't let the weather dictate your plans. Otherwise, you'd never do anything. If it's summer you just hit it.

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    Glastron Carlsons are and will always be my favorite boats. I grew up next door to a guy who had a twin turbo'd CV21 (see youtube link). I used to ride in that boat all the time as a kid. Then of course my boat is a CVX-20 which I love just as much.

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    1979 Glastron Carlson CVX-20, 460 jet w/diverter

    1972 Glastron Carlson CV-21, Twin Turbo 509 ( http://www.classicglastron.com/phpbb...hp?f=34&t=5596 )

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    Turk i have a Century just like yours you sold.Its the family ski boat and i haven't seen very many of them.

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