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Finless Bob

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Crewe looks like a nice rural town, not unlike our location.  I'm just glad you don't live in Midsomer where nearly everyone's been murdered.

Do you have the OWENS clear name plaque for the dash?  If not I'll get the measurements so you can have one made. They're pretty simple with vinyl cut printers.

Here's the brochure link.  ( I did lot's of retouching so you can print it for display )

If you have any problems with the archive.org download, I'll email the pages to you.

https://archive.org/details/1959OWENSBrochureSideB

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Hi Bob

Thank you for the down load of the Owens brochure, its great thanks, no I do not have the clear plaque for the Owens, if you can tell me the sizes and how is it fixed to the boat ? I will make one. When I restored my Owens there was no marks or signs of a plaque. Thanks for the kind words about my town.

Thanks again Carl.   
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pic of dash

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The clear plexi bar is 5cm x 56.1cm and 6.35mm thick.  The logo which is the same as their chrome logo but in plain white caps  OWENS - is about 21.9cm centered.  The O is larger as in the standard logo.  The height of the logo is not full height of the plaque, with small space above and below. 

The first time I saw one of these was on John Gambill's award winning 
CUTTER DeVille which was the similar Stevens design.  John is a hardware maven.  He knows all the great things you can do with bits of hardware store fittings.  I think I asked him about the mountings and believe he fabricated 2 small mounting cradle holders for the plaque that don't require drilling the plastic.  Ill get a photo of the plaque holding it in place sometime soon.  Not sure if I have mounts yet.

The original plaques had silk-screened letters, a very simple process but today, vinyl letters would do just as well, since most screen inks are vinylized anyway.

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Hi Bob,

I've been waiting to find out what was wrong with my new (to me) tow truck. It has a blown head gasket so I am unable to do any boat buying for now. Good luck to you as you list them.

I was thinking your Owens boat could be fit to do a few wet meets this year with out to much work. The Hydrocon is getting a major, floor, stringers, transom, ect. Progress has been slow. I will try to post pics in the projects forum later.

I may just bring the 1955 Shell Lake G45 to the meets this year.

Thanks much for taking the time to reply, Gene
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Hi Bob

Just some pic,s of the plexi bar I made for my Owens.
Thanks for your help Carl.

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Plaque looks great. Original lettering was white so as to be less distracting from the Stevens dash design. Putting the radius corners on it was wise and a harmless modification. Looks like you solved the mounting challenge well. Makes me want to keep our OWENS but we'll be offering it online soon. My computer was zapped by voltage surge - so these responses are tough on a mini keyboard and old tablet. Have fun and I hope your English Summer doesn't come to the Midwest for our Show.

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