Pre War Chris Craft Engine Paint And Kelsey’s Costalamel Tank Top. Labors Of Love!
Sometimes 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Great story and pics as always. Looked like a great day for cruising.
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.
Costala-what? Do their tank tops say Woodyboater, Woodiesforboobies, Varnishers, or Sons of Varnish, or are they just plain old boring tank tops?
Has there ever been a more perfect Labor Day weekend (at least in the Northeast)?
I know it’s not over yet, but WOW.
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.
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.
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.
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.