All the boats are tucked away and safe.. As safe as they need to be I suppose.

All the boats are tucked away and safe.. As safe as they need to be I suppose. Tommy calls this piece of art. “Double Decker Boat” This correct craft won’t be in Florida by the way

As reported yesterday, we traveled up to Lake Hopatcong to pick up Suzy and see how things were going. Wow, the clean up is under full throttle. These guys wait around for no one. In true Katzs style, Tommy and the gang have cleaned up and are close to being ready for rebuild. Here are some photos of things cleaned up and ready.

The damage is gone, getting ready for a new restored building.

The damage is gone, getting ready for a new restored building.

From the other side. Gotta love a blue tarp

From the other side. Gotta love a blue tarp

The hard top barnscraft... Sans top. Crushed in the colapse

The hard top barnscraft… Sans top. Crushed in the colapse

That’s pretty much it, it’s clean and nice. Work is going full throttle for boats being prepped for Lake Dora in just 2 weeks! YIKES!

This stunning triple and all her chrome ready to be installed. This boat is magnificent.

This stunning triple and all her chrome ready to be installed. This boat is magnificent.

Jimmy and a fresh restored barrel back. The tones on the bottom are for testing stain color

Jimmy and a fresh restored barrel back. The tones on the bottom are for testing stain color

Alan Johnsons  lettering is amazing, this may look simple. Its not. That bevel takes hours. but well worth it.

Alan Johnsons lettering is amazing, this may look simple. Its not. That bevel takes hours. but well worth it.

 

Suzy ready to travel home to Virginia

Suzy ready to travel home to Virginia

 

Uno the first racer made, and Evoline, one amazing barrel back.

Uno the first racer made, and Evoline, one amazing barrel back. Orange deck seams. Dang, She is slated to be at Dora with Uno

 

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18 Responses to “Update On Progress From Katz’s Marina”
  1. Simon

    Is every story this week going to have just a hint of pumpkin? Love Uno – have you got more info?

  2. don vogt

    Out here we refer to blue tarps as “Idaho siding ” or “Montana roofing”. Only partly in jest. Ha

  3. charleyquimby

    I recently viewed a 1947 low s/n in process of resto near me here in St. Leonard. Great find in New Joisey. More later. CQ

  4. Dick Dow

    Fly into SoCal, the blue in the backyard is a pool, fly into Seattle…

    It’s amazing how quickly they have gotten things moving in a positive direction at Katz’s – and how well so many of the boats came through! Standing ovation!

  5. Mike U

    I’m curious to know the fate of Candlelight, the CC rocket featured on 11/6/13. It was placed above another CC rocket, Reneeshins. Any information on both craft would be appreciated.

  6. donald hardy

    You can only see it here on Woody Boater. The first Chris Craft 19′ Racer, and currently McCall Boat Works has the Last 19′ Racer made, Hull # 503. It is in our clean room right now getting new finishes and new interior.

      • don vogt

        Gosh, Don, you are really getting into the racing runabouts. I am sure it will turn out well. You did a great job on Rainmaker.

        • donald hardy

          Rain Maker, Happy Days, SpinDrift, MoJo, Cherry Float, we do take care of a few. Thanks to Brian Robinson we are able to obtain the correct interiors. Now, if I can keep enough MBL’s in stock.