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Technical Questions / Re: 2007 GT 205 Soft Floor
« Last post by Merlin16 on June 15, 2018, 10:31:34 AM »
to the OP, I don't believe the floor is made of plywood. My understanding is the entire top half of the boat (deck, seat base, floor, side panels) is constructed as one piece from fiberglass and then lowered into the hull. Maybe the spot you are feeling is just the glass structure flexing under your weight.
Is your floor fiber exposed with no carpet? Or do you have snap in carpet?
Technical Questions / RIGHT SIDE WINDSHIELD RAIL 2006 SX 175
« Last post by The Canadian Guy on June 13, 2018, 09:59:18 AM »
I have a 2006 SX 175 and when I got it back from storage the bimini top was damaged.  They backed it into a garage without proper clearance as opposed to taking a minute to lower the bimini.  The bimini will be repaired next week, but I am in need of the railing that attaches to the right side of the boat's windshield to the boat.  This is the outside rail.

I would post photo's, but this website doessn't allow me to do that, so we can communicate by email.

I thank you in advance for any help.

Technical Questions / Re: 2007 GT 205 Soft Floor
« Last post by The Canadian Guy on June 06, 2018, 05:11:43 PM »
Hi Michael,

I have a 2006 SX 175 and just had the hull redone because of osmosis (hull blistering) at a cost of $3000.00 and I am wondering if you have this problem as well.  I was told by a Glastron dealer that Glastron went bankrupt around 2005 to 2008 (he not totally sure of the year) and apparently they skimped on some of their processes to save money back then.  He had heard of other problem with model year 2006 and 2007.  I did contact the dealer I bought the boat from who gave me excellent service until they found out the boat had osmosis and was then given the bums rush.  When I bought the boat the sales man told me the cost of the boat included transferring the hull warranty.  TOTAL BS.  The dealer put me in touch with Glastron who informed me Glastron went bankrupt and they were a new company operating Glastron so no warranty.  I'm on my last Glastron the next one would have been number 4.

Anyway if you have an optical camera (you can buy/sometimes rent at most good hardware stores or if you know a mechanic) hopefully your floor has a cubby in the floor that you can lift up and put a camera in there to see if there are any issues.  It also helps if you use some extra light to brighten up the area if you can.  This should hopefully give you an idea as to what's going on.

I hope I was helpful.

Please keep us in the loop in case someone else has the same problem.
Technical Questions / Re: Wher to install speakers? '07 GT205
« Last post by LSUtiger07 on June 04, 2018, 12:09:03 PM »
I have the same boat and added speakers to the bow. I referenced the GT 225 as a template for placement since they have speakers installed from the factory. Mine are located just forward of the cup holders. Yes, there is foam. I just cleaned out enough to fit the speakers. Also, I ran into a small portion of wood that I assume is used for structural support for that area. It wasn’t much and I don’t think it compromised the  integrity of the boat by any means but still something to think about. However, It might help moving the speakers forward to avoid that. Ultimately, I really love the look and having speakers in the front part of the boat definitely adds to the quality of the sound on the water.

Technical Questions / 2007 GT 205 Soft Floor
« Last post by LSUtiger07 on June 03, 2018, 11:15:48 PM »
I purchased a 2007 GT 205 about a year ago from the original owner and absolutely love it. Prior to purchasing the boat, I had a it evaluated by a service shop where I bought it from before to making the 6 hour drive to look at it. The report came back very positive and the service technician said everything checked out great mechanically and structurally. I also took the boat out on the lake before purchasing just to verify everything. When I got the back back home I scheduled an appointment to have it evaluated by my local service shop that I use on a regular basis and trust their work. Again, everything came back perfect. The boat was kept in a garage all of its life prior to me purchasing it, and I have kept it indoors as well.

During our final outing of the season last year, I noticed that a small area (approximately a 1 foot by 1 foot) directly in front of the captains seat was slightly soft. For some reason, I didn't notice this when I sea tried it, probably because it is so slight. I have done a fair amount of research about VEC technology but can't seem to come to a conclusion regarding the construction of the floors. It appears that there might be marine plywood underneath the fiberglass floor after looking at it, but I'm not positive. Does anyone know more about the construction of the floors for this year of Glastron boats or could help me understand what the potential issues could be. No other areas of the floor are soft and the boat was very well taken care of by the original owner. Could this area just be slightly soft from the weight of the driver standing in the same spot over 11 years?

Any information is appreciated.

Technical Questions / Water on Cabin Floor
« Last post by thomas46 on May 22, 2018, 11:52:12 AM »
Hello: I’m new to this club, having recently found out about it.  Six months ago I bought a used GS-249 cruiser, 2012 model.  I have started experiencing water on the lowest cabin floor after heavy rains.  I am hoping to get some advice as to how to correct the problem.

As a background, the prior owner had kept all the canvas up while the boat was stored on a trailer.  I chose to keep the boat in the canal behind my house.  Due to a low fixed bridge, I removed all of the camper canvas, just keeping up the bimini top, which can be easily lowered.  For the past few months there had been very little rain in South Florida, but a couple weeks ago we started to experience some very heavy rains.  That’s when I began to notice the carpet was wet in the lowest section of the cabin floor, the section roughly 2-feet square in front of the companionway step.  I have had to sponge out excess water a couple times now.

I’ve checked the windows, hatches, sinks, toilet, etc., and concluded that no rain water was entering the cabin through them.  The scuppers are all free of leaves, etc., and appear to be draining properly.  The sump is empty.  Very little standing water was in the bilge under the engine, and the bilge pump would only run for 15-20 seconds. 

I suspect that the water may be entering from the cockpit area.  Although I can’t see a problem, there could be a crack around the scupper piping, which would allow water to drain directly into the bilge under the cabin floor.  Also, I notice that the helm station is designed that it tilts backwards, so that rain water could accumulate in front of the instrument panel and could eventually flow over the lip and into the bilge.   There might be other locations where water could seep from the cockpit area into the bilge and flow forward to the cabin area instead of aft to the engine room.

If anyone has experienced a problem like this, or has any suggestions that could help me find the leak and stop it, I would be very grateful.

Tom U.
Hollywood, FL
General Boating / 1973 17' Deep V Glastron with stern drive
« Last post by crowleypeter on May 08, 2018, 02:12:59 AM »
Hello to all,
I am new to forums so please be gentile.  So here is the deal, My family, (extended family) has put me in charge of selling my late grandfathers 1973 Glastron.  The family wants to get $5,000 for it (with the trailer)

I don't know what specific model it is so if someone can help me figure that out that would be the first obstacle cleared. 

Second question is, the boat has not seen water, or to my knowledge even been turned over since 2005, the sentimental part of me wants to fix it up and keep it, so what maintenance should be done to the motor (I believe it is a 140 hp merc inboard)  I will be bringing it home in a couple of weeks so I can get more specifics and pictures.

any help is appreciated.
Technical Questions / Removing stuck seat pedestal screws from deck
« Last post by BrewNdrink on May 03, 2018, 04:39:13 PM »
Hello all,

I'm attempting to replace my seat pedestal. I can not get the screws loose that are securing it to the deck. Does anybody have any suggestions? I've even tried a using an impact driver with no luck.

Thanks in advance for any help.
General Boating / Re: transfer warranty to new owner??
« Last post by The Canadian Guy on April 30, 2018, 04:58:23 PM »
I have a 2006 SX 175 and was told by the salesman at the Marine Store, the price included the tranferring of the hull warranty.  My boat got osmosis (blistering of the hull) and it cost me $3000.00 to have it fixed.  Before I got it fixed I contacted Glastron who informed me that Glastron went bankrupt and there was no warranty for my 2006, so there will be no warranty for your boat either.   The dealer informed me that sales person is now retired so they can't ask him about it.  Lost a customer for life.  I am trying to work on something with the Marine store because I gave them 19,000 for this boat and the salesman was either untruthful or ignorant, neither of which is my problem, but became my $3000.00 problem.

If you buy a boat and it's used or new anything they tell you, write it on the contract or walk away.
Technical Questions / Re: wet carpet
« Last post by The Canadian Guy on April 30, 2018, 04:41:19 PM »
use the cup holder so you don't spill your beer.

Seriously, there is probably a seal that is leaking.
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