(West Branch, Michigan)
1962 Chris Craft Sea Skiff Melody before
Just retired, thought it would be a good idea to buy an old wood boat that needs a little TLC.
I've got a place on a small lake (750 acres)in mid Michigan.
The good news is it's got a 2 1/2 car HEATED garage with a drain in the floor.
1962 Chris Craft Sea Skiff 18 ft. 283 Chvey V8 185hp.
Bought it in October of '09, as of today it's been just about completely disassembled except the engine, etc is still in place.
At first glance it may appear that the "Before" and "After" photos have been reversed.
Actually, the "before" was taken just prior to the disassembly of Melody.
The "after" of course is after the disassembly or as my wife likes to call "the destruction phase".
My goal is to have Melody in the water by the spring of 2011.
More photos and updates to follow...donations of labor, good luck wishes, moral support are always welcome...
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