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    1962 Chris Craft Holiday 20’ bucket list resto

    Ok KC, so the transom had the grooves cut into the planks . Took me a few minutes to figure out how to re-create them . Opted for an 1/8” router bit and my elcheapo plastic router table . I think I achieved the look ok ..
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    1962 Chris Craft Holiday 20’ bucket list resto

    So both port and starboard planks installed except for the last plank at the gunnel top or cover plank . Working on the transom battons and planks now ..I’m leaving the top planks off till after we flip back over . I don’t want to cut those planks in if I’m going to replace the the top cover...
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    Just thought I'd share a nice photo.

    Another shot from Ingrams Marina
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    Just thought I'd share a nice photo.

    From last night at this weekends AOMCI get together on Lake Talquin in Quincy Fl ..
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    1962 Chris Craft Holiday 20’ bucket list resto

    Stoke level is high in the garage along with the temps . Got the first side plank permanently installed . Picked up a nice Fuller countersink and plug cutter combo for it .
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    1962 Chris Craft Holiday 20’ bucket list resto

    Also had our Bi-annual Suwannee River AOMCI get together this weekend . River was at flood levels and a ton of crap floating down stream . That made the boating a little sketchy but we made the best of it . Only one sheared pin out of the lot of us luckily..
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    1962 Chris Craft Holiday 20’ bucket list resto

    Small update .. Just nipping away at it . Had the boat show in Tavares a few weeks back . Somehow Miss Lily managed to bring this home . 🙂 That makes 2 from the Dora show . Don’t know how that happened but it’s pretty cool ! Meanwhile been fabricating the side planks and temporarily fastening...
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    Hull finish

    Yours is the plylap hull right . Maybe they did varnish those . I’m not sure .
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    Hull finish

    This was my 62 Holiday before the dismantling…
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    Hull finish

    All the CC I have seen in those years was the red bilge paint . The earlier boats I believe was a grey paint . Sandusky mahogany bilge paint is what most use .
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    1962 Chris Craft Holiday 20’ bucket list resto

    Super busy lately guys and a week long visit from my 1 year old grandson … Still chipping away though . I got new plywood backer for the fiberglass fins installed and started installing new battons . Just finished up steam bending the port side into the bow .. That was actually not the easiest...
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    Repair and Moving '57 Chris Craft from Oregon to Texas

    Welcome ! Nice CC ! Capri? If original bottom it may swell up enough to slow any leaks . My experience is limited to just my current CC project . If the crack is just localized I believe you might can do a Dutchman’s patch ? A lot of YouTube stuff out there good and bad . I guess your just...
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    2024 Super Bowl !!

    Kelce has some anger issues it seems … Taylor may want to monitor that … 🫣
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    Just thought I'd share a nice photo.

    Not really . I have a few short vids that my son took but need to get them from his phone .
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    Just thought I'd share a nice photo.

    Daytona Beach . Not my pic .. Just thought it was awesome!
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    Just thought I'd share a nice photo.

    Nice day down in Scotts neck of the woods ! Our AOMCI chapter had a cruise down the Bradenton river in Fl .
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    Voting for 2023 Splash of the Year!

    Really great job by all you guys ! Thanks for sharing your restorations !!!
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    aquasport 175 osprey

    Congratulations Mickey ! Well deserved SOTY !!!
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