A Chris Craft Restroration: (click on any photo to enlarge)
It is amazing what you see driving down the road if you are looking. I found a new friend who is in the middle of his Chris Craft Restoration. I was on my way to have a couple of new tires installed on my hot air balloon chase vehicle when I looked out of the corner of my eye and thought that I saw an old wooden boat in a guys garage. I thought to myself, no that could not be. I flashed back when I first got into hot air balloons (more than 35 years ago) when every thing I saw driving down the road was a balloon in the air. I remember going around a curve and seeing what I thought was a balloon only to find out when I got closer that it was just a water tower. But this time it was a different feeling so pulled over to the side of the road and turned around. It really was a wooden boat. Those of you who know me well, know that I am not shy about stopping to say Hi to a stranger. I am glad that I did. Dale McCann of West Bloomfield, Michigan is in the middle of restoring his Chris Craft and I was very impressed with his workmanship and knowledge. Dale took time from his project and made me feel very welcome. It is always great to meet new boat enthusiasts who are willing to share their experience. I invited Dale to stop by when he has an opportunity and take a look at my build. I will try to keep in touch with Dale and keep you posted on his project. I have attached a few pictures of his boat status here so you can see the progression of his re-launch.