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Paul and all,The funny thing about your boat, is the fact that I saw it for sale and tried to buy it, but the web site that was hosting the for sale photo was some sort of a deep sea fishing site and they had so many frigging rules about how many postings you had to do before you could do this and that, i finally gave up. I got a politically correct note from their web master and felt nauseaus, thought oh well guess i better look elsewhere. The guy would not give me the phone number or contact info for one of his people who was trying to sell a boat, what a pri*k. You did a better job finding the seller, for sure.
As a matter of fact, the ad is still there and here is the photo, just picked off the site now
http://www.stripersonline.com/t/487040/ ... aft-lancer
In any case Glenn, you got a good one and did an even better job at it than I would have. Congratulations, you turned this one into something you could take guests to after a ballgame and go for a ride in, and that is a far cry from where it was sitting a few years ago. WELL DONE, this is what classic fiberglass boat restoration (and ownership) is all about. Regarding the change of name, I think the ceremony was totally appropriate and hopefully there was someone off camera doing the Chris Craft version of the Roamer Dance, lol.
The unveiling is a hoot too, ha, first time I've ever seen or heard about doing that but very cool.
Thanks for sharing all of this good stuff with us,
Hi Cris, I just ran across this forum and saw that you use to own the 38' feelgood. Anyway, I purchased it the end of last summer. I was kind of neglected for a few yrs. great seeing pics on here of when you had it and all the hard work you put into it. this winter i have to redo the floor in the back of the boat, im thinking of just using the same floor you used, looked nice and not too pricey. So far I replaced both 350 engins with 2 new merc 383 strokers and it moves along pretty fast now. last year it was like a sea turtle. I also put a new ac unit in and windlass anchor. and rebuilt trans. Now i just have to get it back into shape cosmeticly. I had a question for you, you know that 4 x 4 stud under the bow pulpit that i seen in one of your photos, that is nothing supporting is it? when they put the anchor in,they cut it out to fit the rope. it just looked like it might have a purpose. thanksHi Glenn, Very nice marina, dad kept our 1962 28' Connie there around 1970. It is much bigger and better now. That is a nice campground and a short walk away. If you get the opportunity, check out the Gem Beach Marina and community. That is where I docked my boats for about ten years. It is one marina up the harbor toward the big lake from Foxhaven. That entire area is packed with marinas full of cool boats. You should be able to spot over a dozen Commanders the first hour. Happy hunting and have fun!
Love the Ford tractor too!All,
Here is a couple pictures of my new valve covers (tight fit) and my new Pertronix Ingnitor II Marine Billet Distributor.
Speaking of tractors. Here is my Ford.