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  1. #21
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    My neighbor has a 50's wooden Chris Craft. You have to keep them wet so the wood doesn't dry out and shrink. They kept it in an floating boat house and didn't check on it over the winter and found it sunk the next spring. Sent it somewhere in New England for restoration and got it back 2 years later. Could buy several G23's for what they have in that boat but what the heck, they live on trust funds.
    2005 Mobius LSV

  2. #22
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    Default "New" Woodies

    Quote Originally Posted by ga-lsv05 View Post
    Lol. There are companies that make new wooden boats I would imagine have the same ride and feel but with new technology and less upkeep

    2005 mobius lsv 2900lbs ballast
    A couple of times I have seen new woodies at shows - typically they have a very thin clear fibeglass coating which they say makes it maintenance free (or lower) but only time would tell - I have heard there is a problem covering wood with FB but don't know. The boats seemed to start at 50K when I first saw them 10 years ago.

    I LOVE the woodies too but don't think I'd enjoy the upkeep
    Richard (LakePerson1952)
    2010 Moomba Outback - Loving it!

  3. #23
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    i have found some nice original CC woodies for about 15-30
    2004 Outback Blue/white w/5.7 indmar 350, Direct Drive
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    there's a huge woodie boat show in mccall up here every year. beautiful boats to look at, but that's really about all you can do with them is look at them. 95% of the owners here are hovering in mid-60's and just putt around the lake. not really sure what else you would do with one.
    I guess I'd rather have a boat that you can get a family on, recreate behind, and not have to put in the time and efforts maintaining the wood. now if i was in a 7-figure income bracket, might have one as a second boat to enjoy, but otherwise, they seem like a major expense for a reminder of days gone by.
    '06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten

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    Just like my Aunt Tutie's Model A. I've heard my whole life about how she has one but I've never seen it. Not sure she has either. It's not like they go ride around in it.
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
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    maybe they do, it's just you haven't passed the "privelege test" yet
    '06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten

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    We got a hackercraft thats a few years old. Drive it like any other boat . Extremely cool boat to cruise in. Not cheap though. I'll dig up a pic


    Last edited by lsvboombox; 09-05-2012 at 06:46 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsvboombox View Post
    Extremely cool boat to cruise in. Not cheap though.
    A big YEAH on both those statements!
    Drew
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    Quote Originally Posted by lsvboombox View Post
    We got a hackercraft thats a few years old. Drive it like any other boat . Extremely cool boat to cruise in. Not cheap though. I'll dig up a pic


    Plus one on the hacker craft.

    We have a classic boat show on the water every year and all the woodies come out, great fun to watch cruising by.
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    Joe V
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    Beautiful! That's what I'd like to do-- go see a show full of woodies! Did I just type that?
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
    2008 LSV
    2000 Outback LS (sold)
    Exile Tunes
    PWI
    LLTR!!!!!!!!



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