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09-05-2012, 12:28 PM #21Senior Member
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- Sep 2005
- Claytor Lake, VA
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
09-05-2012, 02:46 PM #22
I LOVE the woodies too but don't think I'd enjoy the upkeepRichard (LakePerson1952)
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09-05-2012, 04:46 PM #23
i have found some nice original CC woodies for about 15-302004 Outback Blue/white w/5.7 indmar 350, Direct Drive
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09-05-2012, 05:31 PM #24
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
09-05-2012, 05:43 PM #25
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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09-05-2012, 06:41 PM #26
maybe they do, it's just you haven't passed the "privelege test" yet'06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten
09-05-2012, 07:41 PM #27
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
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09-05-2012, 10:58 PM #28
09-05-2012, 11:14 PM #29
09-06-2012, 03:05 PM #30
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!
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