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".
Great going! Glad you decided to keep the Lancer. A great boat and a great project. Your moral support (and others') for my Corsair project had the effect of helping me justify the time and money I've put into it (so far), and, as Paul points out, we encourage each other as we tackle these worthwhile projects. Some critics might say we are an obsessed tribe of enablers, but I like to think this obsession is actually good for our health! In fact, I know it is.
Three cheers for your change in course, and we all look forward to seeing the well-deserved finished product!