Saturday, November 9, 2013

All she needs is engines and a paint job!

Were the words that came from the broker's mouth. This set in motion an odyssey that's lasted over 6 years and gawd knows how many thousands of boat bucks. I spent the better part of 4 hours today reading about one man's journey to refit a 1969 Chris Craft Roamer.

http://1969chriscraftroamer46.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/1969-chris-craft-roamer-refit/

I laughed and I cried and I sympathized with what he was doing. I cheered him on and reveled at his victories!

Ten years ago or so when we were tossing around the ideas of buying or building we discussed some of the big Chris's and how nice some of them were with great classic lines. When they're well cared for they're majestic. When they're not so well cared for they die a sad horrible death. In reading the blog linked above, this time one gets saved from the junk heap.

One of the nice examples of a well kept Chris Craft Commander we've encountered on our Rideau Canal trips.

Well done Q!  :-)