Buy This Boat, Or It Will Die!
It’s fate is in your hands. Actually just one finger. That finger that presses the enter button on your computer. This very nice 1949 Chris Craft Cruiser…Yes, she needs a ton of work.. Yes it will require some sort of work to get it home. BUT! If not, its the chain saw and some some lighter fluid.. If you have a barn with a space in it.. Own an old airport hanger? She is looking for a home. She lost her storage, and needs to go.. NOW… I have spoken to the owner and he just wants her to go to a home of someone that appreciates her glory. Anyone…. Anyone….. Jim? Chad, come on.. You can caller Big Lilly, Pat, call her Thayer 45… Bill, it’s right down the street from you…. come on.. just a couple corn fields away…. You can use that finger here on eBay, and if the sale is over.. Contact Rick the owner here. if not.. watch this…
Went right by it on Saturday. Trailer was full. Send the You Tube to Keokuck And I'll go pick up the pieces.
Would that work for mother-in-laws too?
I saw this boat on E-Bay and thought the same as you – probably could be saved by someone with both ability and sentimentality, not to mention space and a bit of dough. I hoped someone would get it, and I am glad to see it on here today. I am up to my you know what in sedan's at the moment, so it is out of the question for me. Lets hope someone can grab it at a sensible price and give her a chance. However, I think these things are practically donations to posterity in the current market, as cruisers needing work seem to have little value, even at salvage. Thnkfully this is not bigger than she is and can still be trailered much like any common boat. If she was much bigger, she'd be doomed.
Oh, I can appreciate her glory. But I also appreciate a good bonfire.
I'm just a middle-class working stiff who acts like a retired, wealthy playboy.
My wife would hang me by my nuggets if I dragged that beast home.
What's the reserve? Is all the hardware intact? Jim, can I hide it in your barn?
Keokuk is not far from me. In fact my wife's family is from the area. I know of a 1928 24-foot triple Model 12 Sedan that's hangin' around the area as well. If I had a bigger building, I would try to convince the owner that a donation is better than cutting her up.
Chad's wife is very reasonable. I think he's the best bet. Maybe have another child quick, and name the boat after #2. It worked once, right?
Hey Wait I think I saw some usable pieces in the pile at the end. Luckily I have tripled up on my varnish & sand mood stablizer and eveything is fine the way it is. I have enough boats.