Art’s Art Is Back, And She, Is O-So-Beautiful.

It’s a work of art, for art. Yes there are going to be a weeks worth of Art art jokes today.

Well, that was fast, and well done. Molly O is back in the drink and ready for some more trips down memory lane. Watch out for that exit to Reedville, its a tourist trap. I don’t think its funny yet, but we will keep swinging for the fences, as long as Art doesn’t swing at me!

Will Art make a different sort of art of his art Molly -O? We call this CHOCK ART

This Sportsman is just perfection in it’s life on the water. Her water. Built there in Algonac and never has left the area. Even a picture taken just a day ago looks like it could have been in a catalog back in the day. WOW.

TIMELESS HARSEN’S ISLAND – Look at that registration number! Oh hell to the 0007


Lettered by a Chris Craft factory lettering guy back in the day.

And some real sweet new varnish! SNNNNNNNIIIIFFFFFF! Drugs make art better. Just sayn..

Anyway, huge shout out to Art, and Molly -O. It’s a true work of, of, Craftsmanship?

9 replies
  1. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    Molly-O looks Great!!!

    Catching up on my reading this morning. It is good to see that so many got out on the water this weekend. We got on the boat Friday afternoon and will be getting back home today.

    Melody at Harbor Island, Maine

  2. Kelly Wittenauer
    Kelly Wittenauer says:

    Great to see Molly-O looking ship shape again. Beautiful work & quick too. That’s a rare combination!

  3. ART
    ART says:

    No Matt, I’m just Art and I just took the photos. You on the other hand are the ARTIST who manipulated, presented and captioned them…..BROVO my friend.

    As you know Molly-O is back in her boat house all fixed from her adventure in Reedville. It took a record 3 weeks and 2 days to do the following: Repair the monkey rail, remove all of the running gear up to the engine, send it to the prop shop where they not only checked the rudder, skeg, prop, and prop shaft, but they had to create a new prop shaft (it had a slight wiggle in it), obtain a new bow light (thanks JM) and chock, 3 coats of varnish over the entire boat, restripe the decks, paint the bottom, and realign the engine/shaft.
    Well this morning I had a bonus with my morning cup of varnish….. The smell of varnish and bottom paint. I’m loving it AND FEEL VERY BLESSED!!!
    Alan and John Mackie not only went overboard so to speak, but they were a pleasure to deal with……THANKS GUYS.
    Now to the other part of this adventure…….TRUE FRIENDS. You know who your true friends are when they stick by you when you are stuck in the weeds. Matt, Wayne, George, Bob (of Owen), and Kevin (my neighbor and the first rescue boat on the seen) …….THANK YOU-THANK YOU-THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

  4. ART
    ART says:

    “Look at that registration number! Oh hell to the 0007”

    Well Matt of course there is story behind it toooo.
    Our Michigan ACBS Chapter petitioned the State of Mi
    back in the 80s to have a “MC” registration number that was similar to the Automobile Historical registration license plates. Molly-O was the 7th HW (Historical Watercraft) registered in the state of MI. And since she was one of seven built for the CC family I was fortunate enough to get MC OOO7 HW. An additional perk is that it only cost 1/3rd of a normal boat registration fee every 3 years.

  5. Floydrturbo
    Floydrturbo says:

    That’s a great rundown of the repairs and maintenance art. That’s an amazing timeline for repairs that included three complete varnish coats. Well done Alan and John. Hell, I’ve spent 3 weeks scratching my head over what to do about replacing my Sherwood pump or rebuild as the summer marches on. What a fabulous boat an history to follow and have in your possession. PS why do they call it the monkey rail? I’ve always known it as the toe rail. There must be another back story.

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