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Mr Mike
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:17 pm    Post subject: Talkin' about rare accessories... Reply with quote

the other day was shootin' the breeze with a VW friend.
Got to talking about accessories we read about in this forum.
"You know one thing, thats really rare" sez he.
"Whats that?" sez I.
"One of them boats VW made 'long time ago. Fits right on top
of a bus. I bet an original one is rare as hens teeth."
How 'bout that folks? Never saw anyone in here state
they "scored one". Are they rare? Anyone got a picture? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds to me like he's talking about the riviera campers. I always thought they looked like busses with a boat on top.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen those Type 2 boats. They were made pretty popular when Jeff Walters or Dave Heard wrote about them in the Transporter Talk column of Hot VWs magazine several years ago. They look like a canoe and are the perfect length to fit upside down on a Bus roof.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of these?

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Kinda cool

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 6:55 am    Post subject: Re: Talkin' about rare accessories... Reply with quote

Mr Mike wrote:
How 'bout that folks? Never saw anyone in here state
they "scored one". Are they rare? Anyone got a picture? Very Happy


See, now you've seen a pic.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glenn, they wree called the "Vacation Waterfarer", at least the ones made here in the US were. Of course, they had the name with a big "V" and "W" and it was upside-down on the actual boat, so that when it was mounted on your Bus, it would say " \X/".. here's another little tidbit for you to research, Glenn... the original Vacation Waterfarer boats were made of fiberglass, in, of all places, POWAY... somewhere around Poway, the molds for that boat are probably still floating around... find them, re-work them, give them to Randee, and start making "Vacation Waterfarers" again... Cool Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a shot of a V-DUB boat that I traded off about 5 years ago to Glen in Lancaster, Ca. Fits like a champ!!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now THAT is COOL!!!!! If only they made leeeeeeeetle tiny ones for us bug owners!!

Oh yeah... I forgot our cars are supposed to float!!!! Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i saw one years ago on a bus at a show in princeton nj. woner where that is now?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had one of those. it was awsome. Unfortunatly one night while on vacation In So Cal someone decided they liked it more and stole it. This was about 6-7 years ago. I would love to find another one
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the fit of the first one
I stumbled across the artical a couple of years back and i think the place was in kent or auburn washington that was making them.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've seen trailers that have the same type of removable boat top. are those VW too?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

salone wrote:
i've seen trailers that have the same type of removable boat top. are those VW too?


Neither are VW. The bus with the boat was done by a 3rd company, kind of like Westfalia modifes VW campers, Westfalia isn't part of VW...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that must add heaps of airodynamics Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

salone wrote:
i've seen trailers that have the same type of removable boat top. are those VW too?
Look at first pic behind bus.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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what is the going rate for one of these?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the trailer:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Trailorboat-vintage...dZViewItem
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dieselnut wrote:
Here's the trailer:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Trailorboat-vintage...dZViewItem


That's pretty clever how they mount the outboard motor

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