Time Stands Still In A Classic Boat!
I was out on WECATCHEM this weekend and was looking around at what will surly be a winters labor of love. Mostly an engine rebuild. But as I was looking at the beautiful Chelsea Clock on the dash that will need restoring, since it’s stuck, it dawned on me that in a strange way, the clock stopped is a metaphor of what we are doing when out on our classic boat. All the worries of of ever changing planet go away. The speed of it all is daunting, yet when I am out on my classic boat, it all slows down. So why fix the clock?
Maybe the varnish gods from above are trying to tell me something, maybe, just maybe they are saying. “The clock is working fine. Time stands still while you are with your varnished time machine, you have your dam iphone now if you need to know what time it is dumb ass!” OUCH, who knew the varnish gods could be so harsh, and for that matter knew about Iphones?
Listen to the boat, Matt!
Very true Matt, very true.
Very true grasshopper…. listen to the clock.
And take heart that the clock is correct twice each day…and maybe a woody boat is correct once each lifetime!
The clock stands still to balance out the fuel gauge’s rapid movement toward “E”.
good one, still laughing.
There is a real nice drone video of the woods and water show on the ACBS website newsletter. Also on YouTube.
I have one of those, but I really have the day ahead of me.
Been thinking for years about getting her fixed. Now maybe not?
This one actually works.
Bought it off this.
To put on this.
i have a clock on my sailboat that needed a battery.
instead we pulled the battery out ant set it at 5:00 and like the song its 5 o clock somewhere, hand me a beer.
Carpe diem ! What a beautiful photo, Matt. Can’t see the engine rebuild from here 🙂
I have turned down offers to install a nice ship’s clock on my Lyman even though it would look nice. When I’m on the water, I don’t want to be reminded of time, schedules, appointments, meetings, places that I must be and the like.
If I have to know the exact hour (and I am unable to accurately judge from the position of the sun-I do my boating in sometimes un-sunny upstate NY), I can rely on Verizon to remind me that time unfortunately does not stand still for long.
Troy in ME, could you tell me the year of your boat in the picture and what motors might be in it? I might have found one very similar. Thanks
The floating boat is a 1958 38′ Chris Craft Constellation Express Cruiser with original twin WBR’s in her.
Here are a couple of links about her.
Thanks Troy, I believe the one I’m looking at is the same model only a 35′ with twin MCL’s
MCL’s are GREAT engines too. Have one in Yorktown. 175HP
I know where there is a great ’48 34′ express with twin MCL’s. Needs some work, but could be bought right. Twin helm too.
1.21 Gigawatts !
They say I’m old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast! – Dr. Suess
Set the clock at 3:45, if anyone ask you the time tell them, quarter to four don’t ask me no more.
I like your logic Tuobanur!! Actually makes me wish my ski boat had a clock… My 3 year old is just getting into Dr. Suess, so those references would also go over with a laugh!! Maybe I’ll start carrying great grandpa’s old pocket watch that don’t tick no more?
This old Telechron GE Shop clock is just for show, works sometimes when plug in.
I have a similar clock on “Thisuldu”. It works just fine. I don’t wind it. Whenever I hop on a boat, my mind switches to “Island Time”.
Mike K and I think alike – “It’s Five o-Clock Somewhere”… 🙂
what is an Iphone?
John in Va.
I got one somewhere but who restores them?