1956 Gale Buccaneer 25 questions

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RCO
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1956 Gale Buccaneer 25 questions

Postby RCO » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:33 pm

I have a 1956 Gale Buccaneer 25 hp 22D11B that belonged to my grandfather. Last summer I brought it home to MN from AL in the back of the minivan on our family vacation (wife was thrilled). I did all the usual coils, condensers, carb kit, impeller, and gearcase reseal. It runs great now. The problem is that at some point it was painted blue with a brush and house paint. I am trying to figure out what the proper color scheme would have been. I have had some similar vintage smaller Gale motors that were brown, and some green/white, and some all greenish blue. Not a lot of info online that is year specific that I could find. I would love to get this restored to original.

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Re: 1956 Gale Buccaneer 25 questions

Postby FrankR » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:45 pm

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Re: 1956 Gale Buccaneer 25 questions

Postby RCO » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:08 pm

That is gorgeous! Ok, so I see on the reprotint site they offer a brown/bronze. What is the accent color? Its hard to tell in the photos, but it looks like a light green.

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Re: 1956 Gale Buccaneer 25 questions

Postby Garry in Tampa » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:47 pm

I played with the color balance . . . 8-)

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Re: 1956 Gale Buccaneer 25 questions

Postby FrankR » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:52 pm

Here is my all original 1956 3hp

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Re: 1956 Gale Buccaneer 25 questions

Postby FrankR » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:54 pm

BTW, the 1956 was a beautiful metallic bronze / brown, whatever you want to call it. 1954-55 was not a metallic paint.

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Re: 1956 Gale Buccaneer 25 questions

Postby 1957evinrude » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:55 pm

My original 56 12 hp
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