I just now got back from Old Hickory Lake, where I took my two nieces for a 6:00 AM canoe tour of the harbor, and we read off each name of each boat in the harbor. The hardest part of the trip was getting those two youngsters out of the sack this morning at that hour, ha. They didn't really seem to appreciate the fact that the morning is the prettiest part of the day, untill halfway through the trip (when they finally woke up).
A fisherman asked me, "are you getting any help with the paddles this morning", ha ha, and I said "no" with a big smile. They were creating as much drag as they were forward movement, and sometimes they were even paddling in the opposite direction.
It's a haul from Tennessee, but the thought of going through the Orlando Airport again during spring break sort of makes driving more appealing. I'd love to schedule some quality time at Dora in 08, and just kick back and enjoy the boat down there. In any case, if you need any sourcing on your Cortland, New York, product, let me know because I've been through just about everything.
The outdrive (Chris Craft "transdrive") is always questionable on the old boats, but with a little time those can be either repaired or totally replaced with a new one that looks the same. Since there are millions of outdrive boats out there, I think there are lots of options, and one of the huge benefits with outdrive is the fact that you can feather it and beach the boat. Try that in my Skiff with the 36" draft and it wouldn't be good day on the water.
Thanks for the nice note, glad you're enjoying the postings, etc. I am surprised to see a couple other Corsair products popping up now for sale. Like I said, I have NEVER seen one at any boat show anywhere, and I think they would get quite a bit of interest from the boating enthusiasts, fiberglass or not
Regards, all the best,