This is an INCREDIBLE FULLY RESTORED 1959 Duracraft DuraGlas 16' Classic Fiberglass “Day Cruiser” Hard Top Boat with Restored 1964 Mercury 850 85hp Outboard Motor. This is RARE boat, built by Duracraft of Monticello, Arkansas under their “DuraGlas” line of fiberglass boats. With the unique deep bow and hull design this amazing classic provides smooth ride even in choppy water with the “Clipperline” styling. The original hard top keeps you cool on hot summer days. The restoration took about 15 months to bring this classic to like new condition. It began deep with new stringers and floor. The fiberglass was restored and meticulously finished. It features all new wiring with each function fused, new battery, new old stock Airguide speedometer and pitot assembly, and new upholstery with high grade marine vinyl. new windshield was fabricated using the original as template (it has very unique windshield) by The Plastics Guy in California, who is probably the best marine windshield craftsman for classic boats in the country. The old pulley-style steering system was replaced with Seastar Solutions NFB 4.2 system which provides increased safety and smooth easy turning. New snap-in custom made clear vinyl “windows”and back cover keeps the boat protected and clean. Take them along in the boat and if you happen on shower snap in the “windows”and back cover and enjoy the sound of the rain drops on the hardtop. The vintage boat trailer has also been fully restored with new paint, wheel hubs, bearings, wheels, wiring,lights, coupler, Attwood safety chains, winch/strap, bunks, spare tire and rack and new Kenda Road Star tires. New BoatBuckle G2Transom Tie Downs makes securing the boat snap. The 1964 Mercury 85 100hp has also been fully restored. This motor was professionally restored by Darrell Van Eck of Classic Mercury Outboards of Hayward, Wisconsin. This is Classic Mercury Outboard's Restoration Process from their website: Paint Restoration Process In order to refinish the motor properly full dis-assembly is necessary. Powerhead is removed. Center section is then separated from the lower unit, swivel assembly. All parts are either sand-blasted or sanded clean, depending on condition of the parts. All parts are primer coated in urethane based two part epoxy primer.The primer is then wet sanded flat and prepared for paint. All parts are base coated in the specified color, and then clear coated in urethane top coat. The paint is then wet sanded and buffed for perfect finish. Mechanical Restoration Process All items are removed from the power head. The power head is dismantled and internal parts are inspected. Necessary parts are replaced or serviced as needed. The block will be serviced as necessary. Carburetors will be dismantled and soaked for cleaning and reassembled with the use of new gaskets,seals, and needles seats. New fuel hoses will be installed. Distributor will be either over-hauled and re-wired, or serviced depending on what type of distributor and year of the motor. News park plug wires, ends, and boots are installed. Fuel pumps are serviced with new gaskets, diaphragm's, and valves. Main wiring harness is repaired or replaced depending on its condition. New gaskets are used in re-assembly of the powerhead. The motor is then timed and tuned. Lower unit is completely dismantled, all parts are checked and replaced if necessary. complete re-seal kit is used in the re-assembly process. Each motor that Darrell completes is testament to his integrity and commitment to excellence. Check out their website: Classicmercuryoutboards.com! The motor's control box has been fully restored as well with new ignition switch, new neutral safety start switch, new internal shifting lever and new control cables. It has new original sound insulation and new propeller. The motor is EASY to start, fast and it doesn't take long to appreciate the job the that Classic Mercury Outboards did on this motor. With the full restoration this boat,motor and trailer should provide many years of enjoyment as long as it it maintained! Two restored gallon fuel tanks (with new quick connect bulb/fuel line) are included.When considering the purchase of classic boat, with full restoration to the boat, motor and trailer,take into account what the cost of new boat or used boat in this condition would be. In most cases, the value to price of fully restored classic far exceeds what one would pay for used boat in the same price range with little to no depreciation.This boat is being sold due to health issues that makes this boat impractical for our use and we want it to go to Buyer that will be thrilled with it and enjoy it for years to come!TERMS: non-refundable deposit of $500 is due immediately at the time of purchase thru the eBay system. The full remaining balance is due within days either via wire transfer or Cashiers Check. (Restrictions apply regarding Cashier's Checks.)The Buyer is responsible for arranging shipping/transport but we will gladly assist. We recommend Uship. Obviously, pickup in person is best. If pickup in person is not possible, and if interested, we can provide list of the steps taken in the sale and transfer process to insure the Buyer's safety. A video of this boat has been uploaded to YouTube. It is titled "1959 Duracraft Duraglas w/ 1964 Mercury 850 85hp". The number of photos here on eBay is limited, so if you desire additional photos please note the video and/or request the areas you would like to see and photos will be sent to you via eBay Messages. NOTE: Given the current travel situation we are totally flexible on pickup. If "Best Offer" is accepted payment is due within 24 hours or item will be relisted. "Best Offer" will only be accepted after confirming with Buyer via eBay Messages.
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