One of my favorite places on the planet earth

Yesterday in the comment section several readers mentioned a certain lust for Jimmys Barn. Well, as it turns out, I was there working on replacing a gauge.

Okay, Jimmy replaced the gauge while I took photos

The Oil Pressure gauge sometime during the summer got stuck and the good Folks at Kocian sent us another one so we could switch it.

The New Gauge

Why? because I was terrified that I would forget the wiring on the back. Yikes that gauge has a bunch of wires going to it.

Getting the old gauge out

Jimmy had a safe word if things got a little out of hand under there.


The hole

Yikes! All back in

But you don’t care about that, you want a couple more shots of Jimmy’s Barn. And yes, its everything you dream of. Heated, a two bedroom apartment attached to it, and lots and lots of classic boat goodness.

okay, okay, here is some more barn pics

The new Super Sport is such a cool boat

The Super Sport is the Big Sister of Termite Terror. A 17 Cavalier

The Van Ness “W” out and ready to be cleaned up and looked over

Getting WECATCHEM ready to come back to her barn in Reedville. That Katzs finish still looks brand new

Its paradise even with a new dash board ..guage!

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19 Responses to “Gauge Replacement And More From Jimmy’s Barn?”
  1. Mike K

    can you add me to the waiting list???

    what kind of heat and humidity systems are used here? i always thought we should be in cold storage with gravel.


  2. Matt

    We move the boats to gravel and non heated barns and covered areas after working on them.

  3. steve in the woods

    Chandelier in a toy box? Take your shoes off and wash your hands, before entering!

  4. Troy in ANE

    I think Bob “Have I got a calendar for you” Kays could do one on just Jimmy’s Barn!

    Waning Shameless Plug Coming!

    BTW, Bob is one of the newest members of the Chris Craft Antique Boat Club Board of Directors along with Allen Mackin.

  5. Ranger

    Wait a minute…
    That’s Jimmy all contorted up in your boat, right?
    So let’s see…his barn, his tools and he does the work for you…
    Tom Sawyers got nothing on you, Matt!

    • Matt

      Jimmy is “Jimmy” like “Bono”, Texx, Or Drake, Elvis, you get the idea. And his Barn is in Woodyboaterville.

  6. floyd r turbo

    I’d be afraid one of those suspended water skis would fall and spear my deck but the vintage collectibles add a homeyness and old school vibe for sure. Barn envy. Which brings me to a little story traveling back home to Maine w/family in my van packed with 2 of my 9 bikes. One, my hi mod carbon fiber road bike wrapped in a packing blanket on top of all the luggage. I;ve never found a bike rack to suit me. At one fuel stop I’m checking out this car with the best bike carrier I’ve seen but the driver is the hottest driver I’ve ever seen with a very revealing outfit, if you know what I mean and I;m doing my best not to stare. And my 15 year old son wanders over and says “rack envy??” LOL

  7. Terry H.

    What’s the deal on the shifter?
    I thought all post war Sportsmen had Pistol Grip shifters?

  8. Matt

    my guess regarding the shifter is so somone could sit in the center seat. I have become a fan of it.

    • Wudzgud

      Matt, the pretty girl with the short shorts sits in the center seat and I put the boat in reverse a lot. Oops, I guess I went back to the article on the 9th. WOOHOO.

  9. Cameron

    I really like those new fangled wires that bunch up. Never seen anything like it here?