Well, we did it, we had our last gasp this past weekend here in Virginia, and decided to run the fun out of old WECATCHEM, which she was happily ready to do. No issues, she just likes to stink up the boat, and looses oil by the quart every two fill ups. So she is headed to Katz’s Marina and Van Ness Engineering to do there magic. We are set to be ready for a fun Lake Dora trip, in the spring. And many fun trips to New Jersey over the winter.
The engine will be completely rebuilt with new custom pistons and rings that have already been ordered. She is to be rebuilt to factory correct appearance and remain a stock “W”. As part of our Prerestoric journey, a reliable engine is a big deal. Thanks to Jim Scott, and Patrick for doing the hard lifting. Stay tuned for other cool boats headed to the restoration world this winter. …and next week, LAST GASP!