Fiberform motor cruiser range - 1977 catalogue

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  1. Alaska boat guy
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    Alaska boat guy New Member

    I'm still having problems finding out which boat this is

    I cannot find much more information than the plate with numbers on my fiber form. I very much appreciate the catalog but I cannot find the post with the second half of the catalog. Can you shoot me a link? This was my grand fathers boat until he passed in 1993.it at neglected until a tree fell on it at which point I had enough.I asked for the boat and have a full restore in mind.the hull is in great shape as well as the transom.that I knew for sure.But, I still don't know what type of boat it is yet
     

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  2. Commuter Boats
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    It's a 22 foot fiber form, probably mid to late 70s, originally powered with a stern drive and has been converted to outboard with a homemade bracket. Even in our neighborhood it is of questionable value and less the sentimental value is more significant than the need to be practical.

    During the 70s Fiber Form and Bayliner were competing for the same market ( as was Rinnell ), the first time boat buyer market was their mainstay.
    I'm a little north of you and would suggest that you could probably find a better starter for big project.

    Lift up the hatches and attempt to push a screwdriver into the hull stringers and bulkheads.
    Gerald
     
  3. Alaska boat guy
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    Thank you for the information.thus will be the project boat.mute sentimental value than any other object I have.we spent every summer in this boat until he passed from cancer.the final work we had been doing too it when he was diagnosed was that the hull was inspected and find to be good.some stringer work was needed and completed.a complete new transom was installed along with the supported brackets from aluminum beans inside where the old in board had been. He put those motors in brand new from the factory and had run them for 16 hours total before he pulled it out for the last time. He poured marvel mystery oil into the cylinders and a pre sea foam additive into the carburetor then sealed them up for later use. For me it's just the completing of a project that I started with my grandfather as a child.to give my children the same opportunity that he gave me.this boat is the reason I am do passionate about being on the water.it may not be the last ocean boat I ever have but it is a dream I've had in my heart since he passed away on my birthday at 12 years old. This old man my best childhood friend would be proud to see it completed so now I start by getting information. Is there a model name that you see
    Are aware of? Cuddy cabin? I'm just not sure yet
     
  4. Commuter Boats
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    I'm sorry for your loss and can completely understand your need to follow through on the project. I don't know the model name, I was working for the other guys ( Bayliner etc. ) in the mid-70s and didn't pay much attention to the Fiber Form line.

    I'm in Sitka, been in the repair business since the 70s and if there's anything I can do to help, let me know.
    Gerald
    Edited, I was mistaken as to your location, I'm a few hundred miles south of you.
     
  5. bajansailor
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    bajansailor Marine Surveyor

    Further to my original posts, Photobucket are now demanding a ransom of a US$ 500 / year subscription to allow my posted photos to be seen on here, so I shall re-post them now as attachments instead.
    1 - Fiberform 15 Surfrider 001.jpg 2 - Fiberform 16 Columbia 001.jpg 3 - Fiberform 17 Bowrider 001.jpg 4 - Fiberform 17 Waikiki 001.jpg 5 - Fiberform 18 Monterey 001.jpg 6 - Fiberform 19 Islander 001.jpg 7 - Fiberform 19 Monterey 001.jpg 8 - Fiberform 19 Surfrider 001.jpg 8 - Fiberform 1900 Offshore 001.jpg 9 - Fiberform 21 Cuddy 001.jpg 10 - Fiberform 22 Chinook 001.jpg
     
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    Here are the next 10 : 11 - Fiberform 22 Baja 001.jpg 12 - Fiberform 22 Westporter 001.jpg 13 - Fiberform 24 Baja 001.jpg 14 - Fiberform 24 Chinook 001.jpg 15 - Fiberform 24 Cruiser .jpg 16 - Fiberform 24 Cuddy 001.jpg 17 - Fiberform 2400 Bermuda 001.jpg 18 - Fiberform 2425 Bermuda 001.jpg 19 - Fiberform 2450 Bermuda 001.jpg 20 - Fiberform 2475 Bermuda 001.jpg
     
  7. Nicole Lemon
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    Long shot in the dark here. I have googled till I could not see straight and I am having a bit of an issue trying to find more pictures. I just acquired a 1977 Fiberform 2650 Baja CB. Well at least that is what the Original Owners Manual I found on the boat said. But I look at the pictures here and it doesnt seem to match up. The fly bridge has 2 bench seats on it and it has a Head. the overall length of the boat including the swim step is 28'. And its Beam is 10' . It has a single screw and I am sure the engine is newer than the boat since the manual I found was for a Volvo engine and theres a Ford 302 in it now. My husband and I are trying to re-do some of the interior and I can not for the life of me find any pictures of the inside that match up to the configuration we have. Just any specs on the boat period would be nice. Help!!
     
  8. ondarvr
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    Are you trying to rebuild to original, or just get back on the water with an updated boat?

    There's rarely much info on old F/G boats, and for just getting them in good shape again most of the info is useless anyhow, just rebuild it as needed with currently available products and materials.

    I know people are always curious about their old boats, but most of the time the desired info didn't survive over the decades.
     

  9. Nicole Lemon
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    It would be nice to have it redone to original, but I cant figure out which one it is. The manual has the original owners info in it and they wrote in that it was a 2650 baja cb. But what I can see it doesnt seem to fit the specs. like the cut out on the stern to walk on to the boat from swim step, second row seating on the fly bridge.

    Did they do customizing by order on these kind of boats where you can pick and choose certain parts from different models? I mostly want something to compare to when I show family and friends.

    Here are the pictures of my boat. Please ignore the mess we were cleaning it out and trying to clean it up and inventory what there was and what we needed.

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