Mike, Linda and Karen riding in Whisky Tango
From this chance encounter we developed a friendship this summer. Last month Mike sold one of his boats (a sexy 18' vintage Donzi) and as part of the sale he took in trade a 57 Glasspar.
1957 Glasspar at home docked behind Schotzi.
Mike and Linda (and friends) doing a flyby.
This Glasspar is an all white boat and features a very distinctive split windshield. Mike and Linda told us they think the boat needs a name and a pop of color.
My suggestion is to add a little color while tying in the existing white exterior and grey interior and silver motor colors. With a nod to the 55 Chevy, my thought is to create a 50's-ish side panel using the silver from the motor and trim it with a bold colored arrow stripe that follows the side lines of the hull. The finishing touch would be to customize the motor with a matching side panel graphic and stripe. This would give the boat a little extra visual flair and could all be done with vinyl.
Inspired by this... only it floats.
A friend of Mike's suggested the name Trixie. So using that as a working title, here's my take on a color scheme.
Speed Racer's Trixie... girl power!
How about a Atomic Age theme? It matches the motor.
Joe Cool? The sunglasses match!
It'll be fun to see what they end up doing but no matter what, it's a really cool boat!
Mike and I at the helm. Trixie is a hot rod, see the dash?
Obligatory harbor cruise sunset picture.
Check out the film Glasspar Zombies with the 1957 Avalon.