Paul and The Forumators:
I had to condense these thoughts and ideas into one random thread in and effort to conserve some bandwidth. HA! Never......
1) Paul, in reference to the monthly update, thanks for your contribution to the hobby. As always, you are the man! This place is invaluable to those of us temporarily and/or happily on the outside of the asylum looking in at boatnuts and their Commanders, Lancers and other C.C.
2)The video of varnish being applied seems to illustrate that even Carlo was somewhat profit driven. A fortune spent on the facility, but not an ACBS caliber painter to be found on the staff...Seriously though, awesome vid. I think everyone benefits from seeing that interesting historical moment in the birth of a Riva!
3)Nice to hear from Steve Smith of "Smith's C.P.E.S. Developing an email rapport with him the last couple of days, after running into him on "Thee Forum"
4)Watching Jerry add another CCC to his fleet makes me realize just how rich with friends I am . You have all heard the saying, "I don't need a boat , I have a friend with a boat". Well, I have a friend.....he has so many Commanders nobody knows for sure just how many he has. Especially Nadia....kidding, believe it or not, she has a short leash on Jerry otherwise he would own the whole dang marina and even more Chris Crafts!
5)Finally the last thing to share...I have been lamenting the lack of Commanders within an 80 mile radius of my home base to work on. (I'm hoping in the future to change that!) And then along came something interesting. The proprietor of a local woodworking store that I know has started a reproduction build of a step-hull hydroplane Gold Cup racer!! I have volunteered to help him bend the chines and sheer clamps in a week or two. That should quench my thirst for nautical activity for a while. Man, I hope he lets me help varnish!!!!
Thanks Forum, CW