Go Woody Boating on a sea of marble!

Go Woody Boating on a sea of marble!

Yes, you could buy a cruiser for the 900 bucks they are asking for this sucker, but, and its a big Bertha Butt Boogie but. This is very nice. Its got all the goods.. Including a need for a new bottom. But isn’t that part of the fun. So it costs 900 Benjamins, at least you will save on the cost of 5200 and planks, and about 2 grand on screws.

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That hurt.

The engine is fine. It ran when they parked it on the mantle 20 years ago!

The engine is fine. It ran when they parked it on the mantle 20 years ago!

 

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Send these off to Kocian and he will get them right back to ya! MBBW has the exact matching leather seats BTW

 

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Graves Plating will be glad to redo the chrome.

 

Just think, you can restore this sucker all winter, go out in the garage with your tweezers and 0001 paint brush and have it ready for Lake Dora.. Heck you actually could bring this by airplane. You can start your winter project by just clicking here!

And for those of you not interested in a boat, and would rather boogie.. We have this classic for you!

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23 Responses to “One Cool Winter Doable Project Boat On Ebay,”
  1. Troy in ANE

    You find the coolest stuff!

    If I kept my office in order I would want this somewhere in there.
    Not so sure about the 900 bucks though.

    I agree with Cliff, Nice Header!

  2. Steve Moreau

    I think i would upgrade to a 12 volt electrical system as well.

    WOW the weather man is talking about a polar vortex! The low Friday will be 33′ and Monday it will be a dreadful 30′. So much for global warming. I wonder what Al Gore thinks about that! Well at least he still has “I’ve created the internet” still working for him. Oh yea made the beard as well.

    • brian t

      Steve – Global Warming is the incorrect term – actually it is Climate Change – which perhaps can help explain why you buggers are getting hit with a polar blast this early.

      I know this to be true because I read it on Dubya’s Internets – Al Gore may have created one of them but it was that Mission-Not-Really-Yet-Accomplished Bonehead that informed us all that there were more than one.

      No doubt he ticked off the Illuminati by letting that cat out of the bag….

      • Steve Moreau

        Sorry Brian we don’t get the news to often down here. I guess the new name is so those that need to have a double meaning will still have a purpose! And for the Interned we don’t have any records of this Dubya fellow. We just got Gore”s internet 2 years ago, I told you it was slow down here. We did here about a internet but we all though is was a new commercial fishing device!

  3. Wilson

    Always wanted a U-22 like the one in the header to tow behins a WWII Jeep in the Veteran’s day parade. Found one in Maryland once but let it get sold our from under me….Have never heard of it since….always wondered where it went.

  4. Sean

    As November 11 is Remembrance Day, and we thank all of those that served (and are currently serving) it is interesting to remember that boat manufacturers like Greavette, Minett-Shields, Grew, Hunter and ten other manufacturers up here in Canada produced 80 “Fairmile” motor launches for the WWII Allied war effort.

    These boats were 112′ mahogany hull convoy escort boats (others were employed as sub-chasers) that displaced 85 tonnes while achieving a top speed of 23mph. Fairmiles were built to British plans and produced in several commonwealth countries. Some even served in the US navy.

    Q089 in photo, was built by Greavette.

    • brian t

      Sean – do you know if any of these crafts still exist today?? We have locally the only still up and running PT Boat and I can tell you that that baby is a fascinating trip back to the past. At our last local boat show, I learned a bunch about how a simple torpedo was designed and functioned. We take so much for granted until one listens to a Veteran talk for an hour about a torpedo.

      • Sean

        As far as I know none are restored and running. Several boats still exist although they are being used as “houseboats” in the UK or as tour boats. I have read two separate groups are attempting to acquire and restore one.

        • Sean

          Fairmile Q105 was procured in 2007 and lifted on to the hard in Sarnia, Ontario by a group looking to restore her. As it turns out the group suffered from infighting and a lack of funds. The stripped hull still sits on the shore and as of June 2013, looks destined to be cut up for firewood.

  5. John Baas

    Thank you Veterans!
    Header boat should be a Higgins today, though. This is Randy and Judy Wagner’s ’46 this summer. PT boats and landing craft for D-Day came from Higgins in New Orleans.

    • Troy in ANE

      John as I understand it many of the landing craft used on D-Day were built by Chris Craft from Higgins plans. Chris Craft was actually able to improve the maneuverability of the craft while saving the government millions.

      You should read the excerpt
      from Chris Smith in “Building Chris Craft in the Factories” from a soldier that survived because he was in a Chris Craft built boat. It will make your blood run cold.

      • Steve Moreau

        Yea John a Higgins would have been nice! Troy I don’t know about that. But Not to get into a who has the best facts, there were many boat manufacturers, and manufacturers that did their part and more to help win WWII. And yes talk to a veteran of any war or deployment and the stories are bone chilling. When i was a auto mechanic i had a customer that was a WWII vet and the stories that he would tell me would make all of my emotions run the full scale. The man was good as gold and lead a full and happy life one of the proudest Americans I’ve had the honor of knowing, he also had a really cool Buick Wildcat.

        Anyhow thank a vet today great bunch of men and women!

          • Troy in ANE

            Very Cool!

            I know very little about Higgins and his boats, but “he drank whiskey like a fish” at least we have something in common.

            The fact that he purchased all the mahogany in order to be prepared for the war effort is amazing! Gotta respect that kind of forethought.

  6. Greg Lewandowski

    A huge thanks to all of our veterans that sacrificed so we can enjoy our WoodyBoating lifestyle in this great country. The video below is a tribute to those that made the ultimate sacrifice. We should also remember their families and loved ones.

    http://www.youtube.com/embed/c_VGxfmDmEo >

  7. Gary

    Torpedos are fun. One day while running one on the range it locked onto our chase helicopter instead of the underwater target. You then have a torpedo launching itself out of the water trying to get the helicopter! Back to the design board.

  8. Texx

    1941 Chris-Craft Press Release, US Army U-22 Crash Boat (Note the huge search light and custom military windshield).

  9. John Rothert

    Mfine is right on again…..for that money you can get a least 9 REAL cruisers ….best to buy fewer though….save some for the co-pay when going to get you head examined…a must office visit for all us cruiser guys.

    GREAT HEADER….thanks to all Vets!

    John in Va.

  10. floyd r turbo

    There were 326 PT boats made by ELCO versus 199 Higgins PT Boats. Huckings only produced about 15. I doubt Eisenhower ever knew Chris Craft made thousands of LCVP’s but LVTs (landing vehicle tracked) were preferred beach assault vehicle after the experience with D-Day which saw thousands of soldiers killed exiting the ramp only to be nearly drowned if they weren’t in the scope of German soldiers . LVT’s were basically amphibious tanks that were able to traverse reefs in the south Pacific where LCVPs foundered. LVT’s could get on the beach and deploy their troops over the sides on land with drowning the soldier or allowing the enemy troops to zero in on the ramp to pick off soldiers as they disembarked.

  11. floyd r turbo

    correction — “without drowning the soldier” as happened to many exiting LCVP’s either over the side to avoid enemy gunfire or off the ramp when the operator dropped the ramp in deep water.