Kurts Grandparents Plaid Rocket
Today we are going to milk the Rocket story a bit more. Why? You have to ask? Anyway, we do have some more cool factoids of the Rockets of 1953-1954, an all time fave of Seth of Katzs Marina and of course Kurt Petry, who has a serious drive to find his family Rocket #0011. So here goes.
This is Number 004 The first 48 of the 120 ish made were green bilges, and plaid. After that they came with a white bilge and a more solid seat
#0033 Time capsule featured yesterday – The Green appears to be SPRAYED ON! More to come on that little detail
NO water lines on the first 48. And yes, YELLOW Bottoms – 0033 featured yesterday had one coat of varnish done years ago. The decal faded away from the original 3 coats and a newer decal was placed wrong and then varnished over. Katzs corrected that best could be done.
Back to 0011 Kurts family boat, you can get a hint of the interior
0011 for sure was a well loved part of the family
Ready to Rumble.
Some of Kurts family photos “OLD BOAT”
And one more time. I love me a vintage slide. The gloves were a way to hold the wheel. Mr Petry had authorities and this was the best solution to make sure the wheel stayed in his hands. The siren was an add on.
And here is some info from Katz’s Marina thats been put in a form to be able to get a quick reference of each rocket built from 1953-1954. Its cool to see all these and note how each boat was special. Including #0032 a special show boat with a Copper Bronze bottom.
001-0014 in red is Kurts family boat?
Time capsule Number 0033
Note 049 gets Red interior – And also a white bilge. The red and green would have been a color clash. This is just one year – 1953-1954
Hopefully this illustrates how fluid design changes were made even during one year or based on a dealers order. Not to mention what the dealer would have installed ether when they received it or per a customer. We all can agree that dealers made more profit from installed equipment. And from a Judging perspective. Should be considered and not a deduction. Possibly with some paper trail to acknowledge any additional dealer installed stuff.