It’s official, one of our favorite boats “Pumpkin” the orange Chris Craft jet boat is now an official Woody Boater boat. Woody Gal and the late ARRRRG wanted us to have some fun with her. And of course we are happy to supply some insanity. John Freeman shipped her from Oklahoma to here in Virginia over the past couple weeks. The sad part, other than ARRRG is boating in a much better place is that Pumpkin’s 454 is shot. Some sort of issue happened when she sunk because of some other issue. Thats all we really know.
The deal from Woody Gal, was, lets get her running and have some fun. So that’s the plan. Now, her 454 only had 10 hrs on her from a fresh rebuild, then sunk, then was gone through, oil changed twice, ran and then stopped running.
We are going to tear it down to make sure its not something easy, heads etc….. But planning on the worst. No huge rebuild, this is a fun boat. Not a money pit we hope. Can we do it on a budget of nothing? The deal was if the boat is to be sold off, all the money goes to having a party! All part of the fun of Woody Boating,…These boats are not big money boats as to value sadly. but big on fun. So, anyone got a suburban or truck that is rusted out but runs? 454? Ambulance? Some old piece of crap? We don’t want to have to rebuild, just pull and drop it in. We got all the new marine parts, manifolds etc to make it work. We will be glad to get the motor out of your yard, maybe even throw in a tshirt. Ya thats it, A t shirt for a 454? Seems fair? Maybe a hat too? You get to drive it.