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    First this year.
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    Boating season officially over.
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    So does this mean that during 'The Off Season' that you'll just working on the minor things that 'Should have been fixed' but still allowed the owners to use their boats? Or is there more of the major Aw Craps to come?
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    The brunt of winterizing is done. We'll still get a few calls for winterization, but from here out its about taking care of our winter projects. ( floor and transom replacements, engine overhauls, boat shows, time consuming things, ect.)
    We'll only work 1/2 days, and only a few days a week, after thanksgiving. All goes back to normal in the month of April.
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    Chris Craft/ 1960s
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    Very cool Mike!
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    I lived down the street from their plant in Holland Mi
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    Cool pictures of the boat. Please explain the controls.

    Is the middle lever a shifter or throttle. I think I see the choke but the 3 under the hand hole on the right????

    The gauges would be engine related such as a tach and pressure I again assume.
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    About 30 years ago my buddy Ski took me out on his boat and at the marina there was a very nice mahogany boat with a flat head ford engine. The engine looked like it had the Offenhauser aluminum heads and also looked like dual 2 barrel aluminum intake. It sounded like it was cammed and the guy at the helm was really enjoying watching people oh and aw as he was taking it out.

    Wish I had a picture of it to share.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 32t View Post
    Cool pictures of the boat. Please explain the controls.

    Is the middle lever a shifter or throttle. I think I see the choke but the 3 under the hand hole on the right????

    The gauges would be engine related such as a tach and pressure I again assume.
    To be exact, its a 1953 Chris Craft.

    The long lever in the floor is the shifter. (F N R). The lever in the center of the steering wheel, is your throttle. The big white triangle, is a manual operated, air horn. The choke is the knob you can see pulled out, in the third pic.

    The rest are nav lites, bilge pump, bilge blower, and accessories..

    I see these old boats around here quite often, they even do a parade on Portage lakes, each year. Lots of wooden boat history.here in Ohio. Lymann and Thompson, to name a couple.

    The construction is a mere work of art, and were all hand built from mahogany, with double lapped hauls.

    You had to soak them in water to get the wood to swell, and seal the joints, each spring. Practically a thing of the past, with today's urethane finishes, compared to the shellac from days of ol'

    Beautiful boats, a ton of work to take care of.


    The three under the hand hole, are cleats, for hanging your docking lines, so things stay neat, and aren't laying on the floor to trip over.
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    53 CrisCraft was one of our group's ski boats. Owned by a friend and docked at our place.
    Later models were Just a mahogany sheathed plywood bent to shape. Lost a lot of the lines and quality.
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