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May 29 2012 at 7:21 PM
Brian Tait  (Login btait)

Last year we purchased a summer home on the back side of the Rahobeth Bay DE. We have 50' waterfront with 28' dock. Beutiful water, good fishing and lots of crabs. Water is kind of shallow and I dont want to put The Real Deal in salt water. So weve decided to keep her in NJ behind our primary. This brings me to my question Paul. We bought a 1987 Chris Craft 23' Amerosport which I'm trying to whip into shape. Figure she will make a nice little bay boat and it wont break my heart if she takes a little wear. She is well equiped and has a nice cabin with adequite amentities. She has a 350 Chevy with OMC Cobra power. I'm currently painting her cause the gel coat was beyond polish on the upper. I have it pretty well disasembled and have been pretty impressed so far with her construction. That being said I know shes not a real CC but who really built these boats and where? Still cant figure out photo bucket by the way.

On another note The Real Deal is not in yet either. I am installing that custom swim platform I built over the winter then going in.

Too many projects:-)

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