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liaison
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74 years old
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An old, ugly, bald-headed, white guy with a cute boat.



roy123
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26 years old

Marcus Stong
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40 years old

Charlie H
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Piet
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61 years old
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Carlton
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Bob Ponton
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71 years old
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I live at Lime Lake. My dad bought a new Custom Craft with a 40hp Evinrude in 1960. I now have the same model back on Lime Lake



RDM_47
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43 years old
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The Project:

I recently have been given a Custom Craft kit boat from a family friend to restore.  The boat needs a lot of work, but I am hoping to get started this spring and see if the restoration will be feasible.  The kit was purchased in 1947, and the build was completed in 1952.  I am told, that at that time, it was the fastest boat on Flagstaff lake, Maine.  I would love to one day have this boat on the water again.

If anyone has any info on Custom Craft Packaged Kits from this time period, I would greatly appreciate any information.

Best Regards,

Ron




Danny
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I recently purchased a 1954 Custom Craft wood Model PB-29-D 14'Seagoing Runabout with a 1959 Mercury Kiekhaefer Mark 35A manual start. I was lucky in that I purchased it from the original builders daughter. She shared her memories and original snapshots of her dad the day the crated boat arrived by freight, pictures in the construction process, a dated photo showing the boat and trailer going to the lake behind their 1956 ford without an engine just to check for leaks. Other pictures of the family in the boat on Keuka lake with a barrowed engine. He purchased the present 35 hp. Merc outboard from the Wayne Trading Post in 1959. The boat was used for a couple years than he desided to take up a new hobby getting his pilots license. He cleaned the carbs, squirter some oil in the cylinders on the motor and placed the boat and motor in the family garage where it remained covered from about 1962 till June 2016. I also received some of the items that appear in the photos. Water skis, boat ladder, 2 vintage fishing poles, a homemade ski rope made of hemp and a homemade anchor made from a baking soda can filled with cement and two cross bars. The original Mercury Kiekhaefer fuel tank and hose that appears almost new as does the motor. The only damage was minor varnish damage on the deck from being stored in the hot garage for 55 years. My problem is getting the paperwork in order dut to the fact that the boat was never licensed or registered and has no Hull ID. # because in 1954 kit boats wern't assigned such numbers by the factory and my state is giving me greif with trying to prove ownership even though I have paperwork from the estate attorney. Will submit pictures as soon as I figure out this site!



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cosmic12
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65 years old
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old enough to know better but I don't.

Been around boats all my life and have owned so many I have lost count from wood row boats, wood cruzers,way to expencive offshore really stupid boats and now that I have settled down on the river I grew up on I am rediscovering my love for the 50s/60s classic glass.

I restore cars in my own shop along with just about anything anybody brings me. I am also heavily envolved in Custom and street carsas long as its pre computer.



Dahatman
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Dan D
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59 years old

Bob
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69 years old

StephenInOntario
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64 years old

Benjamin Sorkin
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26 years old

Bob
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allseasonhydro
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51 years old
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Eric
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I enjoy my summers boating, fishing and life on the Chesapeake Bay in the Northern Neck of VA.


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