We extend to you a cordial "WELCOME ABOARD !" Come on in, make yourself at home, we are a friendly group of enthusiasts, and we also appreciate the classic Chris Craft Roamer, Corsair, and Lancer boats too , as they are all on the same family tree and share much in common ! Just start by posting a note introducing yourself to the group, that's all it takes here (we don't ask for or retain any personal information here, because our intention is to just "have fun and share information".
According to my wife, I've never met a boat I didn't want. This has plagued me since childhood, and it's not getting any better. RIght now I am tackling the old Corsair. The 1942 barrelback is moving along slowly as is the 1936 Gar Wood.
Regarding your comments about the history...that is very rewarding to me. I love the research, and the feeling that I get saving these old boats. 2 out of the three of my boats would have certainly met the scrap yard within a couple of years. A Chris-Craft barrelback scrapped? It still happens. I am so in tune with the history of these boat that I have been in contact with all of the families that have owned them over the years. They are all cordial and very grateful that their boats are in good hands.
I mentioned to my wife that these boats have such interesting "souls" that I should name them all after their prior owners. In each case, the prior owners had intended to restore the old boats, but just never quite got there. If I carry through with that thought, it would make the Gar Wood Adolph, the barrelback Larry, and the Corsair, Mikki's Bomb!!!