Looking for Info (55 Chris Craft Continental)

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by brockmt, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Tahoerover
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    Tahoerover Junior Member

    WOW what a reach! Have you ever owned a woody? My boat is used a few times a week It does not sit in a barn but a hyrdo hoist in my backyard.

    Hard bottoms change the whole way the boat preforms and is very hard on the rest of the fasteners holding on the "soft" planks.
     

  2. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    No you're right Tahoerover, I don't know much about wooden boats at all. How many concours shows have you won with your well used woody? So, what percentage of wooden boats do YOU think are concours show boats? I personally have won several and have restored several (show winners) for clients and currently maintain finishes for several active show circuit boat owners. In fact, I can tell you who will win and lose a lot each season, because the shows start right here, each season and I'm one of the first to see what condition each of the "usual suspects" is in good form, and which have been "let down" buy their owners.

    Again, these boats aren't anything more then, restoration fund recovery techniques, used for the sole purpose to boosting an implied value, for a potential buyer. If the potential buyer is going to also show the boat, then it has some merit, but if not, it's meaningless except at the local yacht club where they can brag about how their boat once won a show. Of course it couldn't win on in it's current state, but it did once!

    As to your last sentence, I'll let this slide as your understanding of the engineering is obviously limited, judging by it's content.
     
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