1978 MFG Gypsy 15

tallcanadian

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Here's my contribution. I just picked up this sweet ride this weekend. It was worth the five hour drive. It looks to be all original, including the paint, interior and top. Both the boat and trailer are 1978 and the motor is a 1976 Mercury 650, 65hp. The trailer is a Holsclaw model and it tows very good. I was impressed. The guy that had it, kept it stored in his shed. It's dusty but in very pristine condition.


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Jon Sob

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Re: 1978 MFG Gypsy 15

Great find .... that's a good looking boat.
 

sphelps

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Re: 1978 MFG Gypsy 15

Wow TC !That thing looks brand new! Whats the length ?
Jon this one is ready for the calender pic now! :cool:
 

*EdC*

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Re: 1978 MFG Gypsy 15

Tat dar.. is a good on'
 

tallcanadian

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Re: 1978 MFG Gypsy 15

Thanks guys. She's 15'2" with a beam of 76"....There's a calendar???? :D:D
 

sphelps

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Re: 1978 MFG Gypsy 15

No calender yet. Jon Sob started a thread on it a while back . Most of us are in the middle of our restore's so we are not quiet ready. Hopefully we can put one together soon! :)
 

sphelps

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Re: 1978 MFG Gypsy 15

Welp TC I guess ya gotta make it ugly before you can make it pretty !:D
 

yanks21

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Re: 1978 MFG Gypsy 15

Hey TC, you gonna remember how to put that back together?
Good luck, we look forward to seeing the progress over the winter!
 

tallcanadian

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Re: 1978 MFG Gypsy 15

I'm taking lots of pictures in case I do forget. lol. I'm hoping to have it put back together by winter, hoping. Another weeking of grinding out the stringers and transom then I can get back at reconstruction.
 

tallcanadian

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And here we are two years later. Different motor, now an 85hp Mercury outboard that I had painted and installed new decals. Boat is put back together and has been floated. I'm still tuning on the motor and will hopefully work out all the kinks by years end.





 

sphelps

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Very nice TC ! Hope ya get all the kinks worked out on the merc ..
How long before it starts getting cold up there ?
 

tallcanadian

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Very nice TC ! Hope ya get all the kinks worked out on the merc ..
How long before it starts getting cold up there ?

It's started. The daytime isn't too bad, usually between mid 60's to mid 70's. But the nights are dropping to the 50's. The sun is getting lower in the sky and it gets dark now around 830. I'm hoping to keep boating until mid October. We will see.
 

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And here we are two years later. Different motor, now an 85hp Mercury outboard that I had painted and installed new decals. Boat is put back together and has been floated. I'm still tuning on the motor and will hopefully work out all the kinks by years end.







Excellent job TC! I am very happy for you and she looks GREAT!

Ryan
 
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