Well Fans, I couldn't hold the boatitus at bay any longer. Tonight I have added a 1973 17' Lancer (as titled anyway) to the fleet of "Thee Forum". I think the hull # is ORKZ 17 2037V. My eyes could have been tricking me though. Engine # is 363216. A CC V6, with a Chris Craft 280 transdrive. The hull and bottom, which has never seen a paint brush, along with the deck stripe are a funky goldish color over an off white that appears to be the same Wimbledon White as the early Commanders on the deck and interior and boot stripe. The gold looks like a 1973 Frigidaire. Or even more, the delicious brown mustard at Cleveland Browns Stadium. That means this little gal will have to do something memorable to keep from being named "HotDog" hahaha...
I am dying to share pictures, but I haven't resolved the photobucket upload issues. I am working with the PB support site, but no answers so far. After browsing and opening a picture file, I hit the upload button and the photobucket box is refilled by a connection reset message in the same box.....HELP so I can show off the new boat!
I am absolutely ecstatic that I can be more than an observer here again. I welcome all ideas and info while I plan a strategy for this resto. Starting with confirmation of the #s from someone with an "Essential guide" handy.
Regards and a huge smile to all.
1940 15'6" CC RB
1973 17' Lancer Custom (I think)