Take me to your leader! This may be the clue!
Thanks to fellow Woody Boater Terry Lewis for sending us this puzzle. If you can figure this one out, you are the either smart or have no life, cause all there is, is some grey frames and a rare cool light. WAIT! Oh, no… That and a Greymarine gauge. Oh crap, I think I may know though, I don’t want to be right… So if it helps, here is Terrys email.
Love the trailer. Is that a clue?
Thanks Matt, I saw the boat on Craigslist in the “free” section. You never know. Anyway, the phone number was posted wrong but they posted a map. I went to the address the map provided but no one answered the door and it looked like no one lived there. I saw a car in the driveway of the neighbors house so I took a chance and knocked on the neighbors door. A man answered and told me the former owner and his wife had passed away from cancer and the boat had set ever since. The neighbor let me into his back yard to climb a step ladder to see if I could spot the boat. It was setting on saw horses in the far corner of the yard. I tried knocking on the door again, but no answer as before. I wrote a note and put it in the mailbox. I didn’t received a call that day so I decided to go back the next day. I knocked on the door, but as before, no answer. I moved my note from the mailbox to the front door in hopes it would be seen better. I didn’t receive any calls for days although I did drive by on several occasions. Finally a man called and said he received the note and the boat was available if I could pick it up soon. He was going to chop it up and make firewood. He didn’t know what it was, but knew the original owner was in the process of restoring it when he passed away.
Now I’m doing research to find out what it is and going to restore it to it’s former glory. It’s a double cockpit inboard with a single exhaust. The gauge is a Graymarine which I know Chris Craft used. It’s 14′ and all the framework is in great shape. Here’s some more pictures in hopes of identifying the make and year.
CRAP! It does have a Globe- ish look, and that light? Oh god! I am the guy that has no life.. Anyone got anything better, PLEASE! Prove me wrong.. This is not good for my marriage if I am able to identify a boat from a trailer full of rotten wood.. PLEASE Say it aint so!
Here is some Globe marketing materials.
Please, please tell me I am wrong.. Has my life come to this that one can glance at some snap shots with serial numbers or anything and ID a boat! A rare boat By the way.. This aint no U22, if it is a Globe its beyond rare and designed by one of the top boat designers of the era! Here is a link to a previous story!