Kern Fischer
Hello All,

I am attempting to get information about any of the 1961-1963 Glastron V143 JetFlites that may still exist.  You can get a look at what they are by going to:  http://www.classicglastron.com and looking at the catalog images.

I am interested in information on anything out there, whether functional or just sitting somewhere rotting away.  Thus far I have found 3 1961s and 1 1963 besides the 1963 that I have.

If you find one, let me know at:  kern@satcarracing.com, and tell me where you found it.  Pics would also be nice.

Kern Fischer
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bruce
143V I saw one day scrounging around.  Northern Calif. Click image for larger version - Name: 143V.jpg, Views: 322, Size: 26.17 KB Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_0689[1].JPG, Views: 324, Size: 668.85 KB Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_0690[1].JPG, Views: 323, Size: 766.54 KB
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Kern Fischer
Bruce,  thank you for posting the pics.  This boat is a later JetFlite.  The 1961-63 versions had different hull styling and were flat bottoms.


I read an article at http://www.classicglastron.com many years ago about how Bob Hammond negotiated with the designer of the V-hull concept in the late '50's or early '60's to use the design in his production boats but it took years to get the tooling ready and seems like '64 with first released model in '65 ?   I have a skiflite from '70 with this similar hull that according to the articles was essentially the same boat from '65 to 71 with just a few cosmetic alterations each model year.  Apparently Glastron was always looking for a hot-hull design to swing a deal on (as with Carlson)  Bob
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Finless Bob
Here's a link to a real pretty one for sale.

http://collectorboats.com/boats-for-sale/
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