First, yes I had to google how to spell conundrum. The other day fellow Woody Boater Paul Harrison sent me a simple email. “Here ya go” with this link. must go-1965 Chris Craft 38 ft Constellation – $600 I went to it and thought, dam! $600 bucks is what one would spend driving there to look at this old trusty craft. They say, you make your money back on a boat when you buy it, not selling it. So I started looking at the pictures. The owner is being straight forward the best he can. It is what it is. A major restoration project for a low low price. And then I recalled seeing another cruiser that needs restoration on eBay. Link Here. But it was about a thousand more.
I wonder what could be making one more than the other? Yes there are subtle differences. Both need wood work, engines… with one small difference. Like about 39 feet and several tons! What the hell, is going on here? Ya can get the real thing for a smaller amount of money than the model of it. BOTH A TRAIN WRECK I MIGHT ADD. Ya want a nicer model. Well, that’s another 1K HERE.
I see this all the time in the vintage outboard world. Ya can get a vintage outboard motor cheaper than those little battery toy ones? Dear god man. You can live on the one in Vancuver. Try sleeping on the little model and you will crush it. That’s not a good deal? Try and varnish the little model. What a waste of a can of varnish, you will have about 99& of the can left. Useless old varnish. Where as the larger real one will use every drop of that can…. I just don’t get it?