Descanse II

by Larry
(Indiantown, Florida)

docked at previous owners home

docked at previous owners home

docked at previous owners home under way during better times our first Christmas with her

Descanse II is a 1968 CC Constelation that will be rebuild over the next few? years.

Any help / advise is welcome.


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More about the Connie
by: Larry

I forgot to mention the engines are Detroit Diesel,8V71N and run great.

They have about 1500 hours and the Onan 15Kw get set also runs and has about 200 hours, if I remember correctly.

The master stateroom has center Queen size bed and the VIP has 2 new custom made pillow top mattresses.

Email at the address listed and I can send pictures and other info upon request.





57' CC Constellation
by: Larry

Our 1968 57' Chris Craft Constellation is still up for adoption.

I have continued to work on her for the last year and have finished the keel and repaired or replaced all the lower frames.

The bottom has new fir plywood in place and have about half of the next layer of okume installed.

I will continue to work on her for a little longer, but I don't know how long my wife can hang on.

I have never quit a project before, and I hate to quit on this one, but my wife's health and happiness take priority.

Along with Descanse II you will be getting a 13 foot Boston Whaler with 35hp and 40hp outboards.

All tools including 10" folding table saw, 10" compound miter saw, Band saw. air compressor, sanders, circular and recip saws. As well, 55 gal 1105 epoxy with 20 gallons slow hardener, 66 sheets of 3/8" Aquatek Plywood, 200 yards Kevlar plus about 200 yards glass cloth.

Also included is a new windlass never installed. Ground tackle, spare NEW Morse controls, I think 3 sets and many other spare parts.

My wife's health is not good and she just can't go on. If I could, I'd stay and finish, but that just is not possible.

Any reasonable offer will be considered.

She sits in a boatyard in Beaufort, NC, USA.
email at larryrjohnson_22@msn.com





Final chapter
by: Larry

It breaks my heart to have to write this, but we have to let her go.

Along with Descanse II you will be getting a 13 foot Boston Whaler with 35hp outboard.

All tools including 10" folding table saw, 10" compound miter saw, Band saw. air compressor, sanders, circular and recip saws.

As well, 55 gal 1105 epoxy with 20 gallons slow hardener, 66 sheets of 3/8" Aquatek Plywood, 200 yards Kevlar plus about 100 yards glass cloth,

Also included is a new windlass never installed.

Ground tackle, spare NEW Morse controls, I think 3 sets.

My wife's health took another bad turn and we just can't go on.

Any reasonable offer will be considered.

She sits in a boatyard in Beaufort, NC, USA.

We have been living on her for 4 years and love her, and dreamed of better days.

Have too go before I cry...........





Looking for Sam
by: Larry

Sam, you asked about Descanse a while back. Give me a call at 970-361-4643





Back to work
by: Larry

This has been a touch and go project, but we have recovered from ills and are back to work on the rebuild.

Thanks to all that have made offers on Descanse, but we will be keeping her and hope to be back in the water this year.

Those who have asked about buying her, might want to look at our 1961 36' Connie that will be listed here soon.




Is your wonderful Descanse II still available
by: Lynda

I do love the old CC.

Is this beautiful boat still available.

Where is it located.

lease call me if you can and let me know if available 706-994-7698.

Thanks Lynda




BOAT PURCHASE A.S.A.P.
by: Anonymous

Larry call me I own and operate s/w Florida's largest indoor boat and hull restoration shop in Naples FLA Jim boat and body company precision restorations 6266 janes lane naples fla 34109 would like to talk further I am a serious person to talk to as used to own one of these Jim 239-293-9070 looking for another one




the boat
by: dale

Hi, I wanted to know if you still have the boat?

I need a good size boat but need cheap as possible.

How much are you wanting?

I would like to make a deal if all possible please email me at dalewilson69@att.net or text 3214203953 thank you







cc constelation
by: Anonymous

Hi Larry!

Do you still have the boat and were are you now?




locatoin
by: Larry

I forgot to add that we are now in Savannah, GA





Almost free to good home
by: Larry

Any Offer on Descanse II?

She can be so beautiful, but we have to give her up and need someone to take her over.

My wife's health is going fast and we need to get off the boat.

I hate to quit but I don't see any other way to take care of my wife.





Connie
by: Larry

We have moved to Jensen beach Marina.

She needs refastened and chaulked with about 10 planks also needing replaced.

I have 55k invested but would concider 33k




Great old boat
by: Doc

Has this boat been sold?

Wondering what kind of work is needed, how much you are asking, and is it located at Indiantown Marina?

Thanks




Sams
by: Anonymous

She needs a few years of TLC and not pressure to be a sailing ship, she did that already and will again but must have attention first...



How much?
by: Sam

I just want to know how much for this craft, I want to use my resin and wood working to make this a happy ship again if I can.


Next Question Please
by: Larry

When we purchased Descanse I was under the "understanding" that these 'Connies' were planked with mahogany, but the more I dig into her, the more I am convinced that it is something else.

Several planks need to be replaced, and the wood seems too light colored to be mahogany.

Does anyone know what I might be looking at?

Spruce, Fir, white or yellow pine?

What is a good AFFORDABLE wood for planking?



insurance
by: Anonymous

This may be too late to help.

BOAT US will sometimes do a "temporary" policy on a boat I think they call it 'in port' or something.

We got one for one year liability only coverage after getting a survey.

They might accept a in water survey for something like that.

I noticed Wooden Boat had a recent ad for a insurance co offering agreed value policies sometimes with no survey.

We have liability only on an old glass boat with Boat US but it cost us a 500 dollar survey...

Right now we have a marina that is aware of our lack of insurance and is choosing to over look it.
Maybe if you talk to them and give them some sort of a 'deposit' or sign a waiver they'll work with you?????

I'm interested in insurance solutions to this problem for old woodies too...


The hardest thing about old wooden boats is...
by: Larry

OK, so we bought "Descanse" and took her to a TIY boatyard/marina...now comes the real work, finding insurance.

We can't haul out in our back yard even if we had one, so we go to the marina.

They won't haul without insurance and we can't get insurance without an out of water survey.

Does anyone have a suggestion on this.

It's no wonder I see so many of these old boats falling into such disrepair.

We are stuck in a catch22.



Rebuilding a "Connie"
by: Mike

Hi Larry,

Just wishing you all the best with "Descanse II's" rebuild.

She is a great looking boat.

The best bit of advice when starting any rebuild or restoration is to begin by making her seaworthy.

Then and only then, start work on the interior, the home comforts and all the moldings and trim that makes those Constellations so special.



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