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pix, FINALLY

June 12 2012 at 5:08 PM

cwade  (Login wadecon1)


Response to I am BACK!!! :)

And "finally" is the word for today. I "finally" found a new project to mess about with. I "finally" got the photos in the bucket by going directly to their site! So, here we go....

This is where and how I found her. Sitting here for two years, less than 10 minutes from home. I had to drive right past 20 times with out seeing her.
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After looking around a little bit, I starting to trace the #'s, but then just stood up and hit the guy with an offer that would have made Mark Wellar blush. Done Deal!! WPS applied and excepted.
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Let's assume for now that this is the original 6 banger
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Let's also assume for now that there is NO possible way I that I am lucky enough that this hour meter shows the true total hours of operation on this motor.
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Unpainted original gel-coat on the bottom. Pretty unusual for a 39 (let's just say 40) year old boat. Perched on a galvanized steel, fixed bunk, single axle trailer.
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Did you know???? I did not, that the racing strip gel coat on a 17' Chris Craft Lancer is finished with a leather grain texture...The flybridge on my 38' (which was CC factory issue) shared this detail.
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This thingie mounted on the flat part seems customized for extra ventilation, some are known to have completely removed these contraptions....
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Can you say Jim Wynne DEEP-VEE.
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This Chris Craft Transdrive should be in great shape after minimal stress from the 150 hp momo.
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All badging and original hardware seems intact. Some of it is in very good shape, the rest......
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Original dash and steering wheel. We have seen this wheel on a lot of different Lancer models. On the XK 22 the rubber is replaced by Walnut or teak, We might know more about that XK 22 detail tomorrow...............
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So this is it! Time to get my hands dirty. Gotta figure where to apply the teak trim, I need a varnish fix..)
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Yours Truly,
Chris Wade feeling like I just had a first date with a new hottie.

 
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