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Bought a "new" Boat 5 months 4 weeks ago #146198

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I bought myself a little 1941 Chris Craft runabout. I figured it was way past time to own a wooden boat that actually runs! It's turn-key, a show winner and needs nothing! Should be a lot of fun. I pick it up at the show in Mt. Dora next month. Maybe I should stuff a big block Chevy in her. (?)

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Bought a "new" Boat 5 months 3 weeks ago #146202

Beautiful...

What's it powered by currently?
Why change it?

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Bought a "new" Boat 5 months 3 weeks ago #146203

very good looking boat. may be a silly question but is owning a wooden boat a lot more work? Having worked in the wood working industry I know that no matter what you seal it with you will get a bit of shrinkage or swelling with moisture. (at least the woods I have worked with) I imagine owning a wooden boat you would have to have the time to frequent the lake to keep her water tight. Or am I overthinking it?

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Bought a "new" Boat 5 months 3 weeks ago #146205

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Larsspar: That was a joke.

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Bought a "new" Boat 5 months 3 weeks ago #146212

Don't you still have something like a V-12 Allison looking for a home?

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Allison? I should be so lucky. No, it's an American-LaFrance V12, 1947. They were derived from the old Auburn V12s. I have a home for it, a 1954 Chris-Craft Riviera 20...if I ever get the time to fool with it.

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Bought a "new" Boat 5 months 3 weeks ago #146215

Jan, sorry late to this was out of town. She looks awesome!!! Can't wait to see her in person!

Lenny, yes you have to swell them, unless it has what's known as a "dry bottom" installed.

Bob

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Bought a "new" Boat 5 months 3 weeks ago #146216

Oh.....
Good one......

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Bought a "new" Boat 5 months 3 weeks ago #146218

I guess it would be kind of a tight fit anyway.:) Also, owning a wood boat becomes more of a hobby than a chore. That being said, all of the comments and admiration you get from onlookers makes all of the work worth while.

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Well, if the boat receives favorable comments, that's fine. I'm just tired of standing on shore watching restored wooden boats cruising around and me telling other bystanders all about the one I'm working on...always working on! Now I'm finally back in the game.

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Bought a "new" Boat 4 months 3 weeks ago #146362

Have seen that boat before. Of course I live by Mt. Dora and boat on the chain all the time anyway.
Will be at the show as well all weekend long. Lesa and I will have one or two boats on display down at the outboard end of the show. Come on down and say hello if you like.

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Bought a "new" Boat 4 months 1 week ago #146399

Crap missed you today also!!!! I was there all day today sitting by Bill Anderson and his buddies Samoan. Was there with my wife and we were walking around alot.

Jan looked for you all day and didn't see you or the boat!

Bob

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Crap missed you today also!!!! I was there all day today sitting by Bill Anderson and his buddies Samoan. Was there with my wife and we were walking around alot.

Jan looked for you all day and didn't see you or the boat!

Bob

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While I was at the show, I ran across a 1948 Century Resorter I really liked but it was "sold." I gave the lady my card just in case. Turns out the guy was a deadbeat. The lady called me three days later and I bought it. Now all I have to do is drive all the way back down to Mt. Dora again to get it.

Hey Bob...want to meet me there and take her on a cruise through the river?

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Bought a "new" Boat 4 months 2 days ago #146453

Great looking Century! Hmmm river cruise sounds intriguing but I couldn't be available until Saturday. Running full tilt all week at work, won't be able to get away.

Bob

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I'm picking it up late on the 13th, shakedown cruise at Mt. Dora on the 14th.

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"Vintage quality beats new junk every time." - J. S. Hadley
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Bought a "new" Boat 4 months 2 days ago #146456

very cool looking purchase!

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Bought a "new" Boat 4 months 2 days ago #146458

Well crap, looks like I miss another one. :(

Bob

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Bought a "new" Boat 3 weeks 5 days ago #146817

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...and ANOTHER one: 1959 Century Resorter, beautiful inside and out but with a cracked block, 283 Chevy...got it cheap. It's kind of a rare bird...has a factory original gas pedal. I just happen to have a new high performance 350 sitting on a cradle in the shop. "Chance favors the prepared mind."





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Bought a "new" Boat 3 weeks 5 days ago #146818

That is beautiful! Do you have to do anything other than engine work?

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No...just pull out the old and drop in the new.

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Bought a "new" Boat 3 weeks 4 days ago #146826

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Nice score! Congratulations.

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Bought a "new" Boat 3 weeks 3 days ago #146829

Beautiful boat!

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