A "Connie" for Kids in Need

by Jim

We have a pretty special 1962 36-Foot Chris-Craft Constellation that we now want to prepare the bottom for painting.

If you go to our site, www.prayermama.org you will see that we are using the boat for a great cause and my 10 year old son is actually at the "helm" of this project.

We have a great volunteer crew of professional painters (fiberglass) that are donating the paint job.

But we all have NO experience with a wooden boat bottom and all that needs to be done.

Do you think, after looking at our boat, we can handle this?

Any advise/guidance you can give would be greatly appreciated.

Comments for A "Connie" for Kids in Need

Click here to add your own comments

Dec 23, 2010
on a Connie for kids
by: Anonymous

What a great idea, and a great boat.

I wish you luck and good experiences on her.

I will ask around the marina here and forward this link to friends.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Your Questions and Answers.

Want to add more photos?

If you are having problems uploading Photos or would like to add more click on this link for the Upload Form.

You can upload as many as you like and there is no need to resize them.

You might like these

Recent Articles

  1. Which way grain in oak rib

    Jul 17, 19 02:34 AM

    Should white oak ribs for a small boat show the grain vertically or horizontally at the end of the rib?

  2. Chris Craft wooden boats gather at Port Orchard Marina

    Jul 16, 19 03:12 AM

    Up to 80 Chris Craft wooden vessels gather at the Port Orchard Marina for the 30th annual Chris Craft Rendezvous last weekend. (Robert Zollna | Kitsap Daily News)

    PORT ORCHARD — Sleek, elegant wooden boats — namely, those with the sought-after Chris Craft monogram emblazoned on their hulls — added a look of refinement to the Port Orchard Marina last weekend dur…

    Read More

  3. How Many Coats of Varnish for a Wooden Boat?

    Jul 15, 19 03:46 AM

    The restored Cliona

    How many coats of varnish would you put on a wooden dinghy?
    “Ten if I had the chance,” so Owen O’Connell answered when he told me the story of the Cork Harbour ‘T’ Boats.

    Read more by Tom MacSweeney at…

    Read More