chris craft engine paint 2Sometimes the best part of classic boating is sitting in the boat house with some tunes and just laboring on your boat. And that’s exactly what I did yesterday morning before a nice cruise. I had ordered a quart of Post war Blue Engine paint from Van Ness Engineering which showed up earlier in the week. I never do the spray, something about the control of the brush and ability to lay it on thick.

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Now, I am not fooling myself here, the W is going to need to be rebuilt this winter, so in a way I am just making her look nice, and also if its clean, I can spot issues quicker. Small leaks and blow by show up on a cleaned up engine. Not to mention, we live in brackash water and its always a good idea to keep things clean and covered.

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Its just gotta last another month

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Post war blue is lighter than pre war blue. Not sure what the engine color is? At some point the engine was redone in the 70’s I dont think the red type is stock

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A little here, a little there. And she is looken good.

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Looks like it was rebuilt in an hr! I know better.

This upcoming week, WECATCHEM will be seen by throngs of hundreds at the Reedville Classic Boat Show.  But first we will get a little cruising in. And of course your wondering about Kelsy and her Costalamel Tank Top.

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Murphy and Kelsey in a Costalamel Tank top. Just say how much you like it. Alot!

While I labordayed on the Engine, Kelsy who is a model in New York, Atlanta and other places, represents Costalamel Tank Tops and loves the brand. So if she is wearing it, she is in a sense also laboring on Labor Day! See, everyone labored in a way. Except Murphy. And clearly Oreo, who slepted the entire trip!

Ham Kesey, Suzy

The Boatress  and Kelsy chatting it up on a nice slow cruise while Ham  takes the helm.


Suzy Kelsey

Oreo and Murphy also had a great time. It must have been the engine paint.


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9 Responses to “Pre War Chris Craft Engine Paint And Kelsey’s Costalamel Tank Top. Labors Of Love!”
  1. Troy in ANE

    That is such an AWESOME boat!

    I love W’s and tank tops of all kinds (on women that is).

    Matt: are you considering fresh water cooling (enclosed system) for your W? I still want to do the W’s in American Beauty and have most of the details worked out, just a few things left.

  2. Matt

    Thanks Troy, I will have a fresh water flush. Its easy to install and after a run you just flush out the system. The issue is space. I love that W. Our plan is to rebuild this winter. Which will be a very cool story on how to do it right. I am looking forward to it actualy.

  3. m-fine

    Costala-what? Do their tank tops say Woodyboater, Woodiesforboobies, Varnishers, or Sons of Varnish, or are they just plain old boring tank tops?

  4. Ben Lasher - New England Lyman Group

    Has there ever been a more perfect Labor Day weekend (at least in the Northeast)?

    I know it’s not over yet, but WOW.

    • m-fine

      As nice a Labor day weekend here on Keuka as you can get. Air is hot, water warm, boats are all working and the grill is grilling.

      • John Rothert

        Bacon on the grill I presume?
        Glad you made it to that finger lakes boating museum….I went a month ago..neat but a work in progress….great location though.
        I only stayed with my Keuka (Branchport) friends for one night on the lake and then rest of trip at their hunting camp in Allegaheny Co……or I would have called…..cruiser trouble/decisions on my end….always something….
        John in Va.

        • m-fine

          Zweigles red and white hots, and burgers. Some of the burgers did happen to be a mix of ground beef and ground bacon but I had nothing to do with it as I was not cooking this evening.

  5. m-fine

    Also, the museum is definitely going to take time to hit its stride, but they usually do. I took a bunch of pictures, but I still haven’t pulled the card out of the camera to look at them and see what I got. Just hoping to have enough to give Matt & Texx a filler story for the slow months between the ACBS International and Tavares.