Biggest month ever


Just a quick "Thanks!" to all the visitors that made July our heaviest traffic month ever, here at Craft A Craft. It’s neat and very gratifying to see the traffic grow over the years, with all the builders and cruisers checking us out.

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craigslist searching – search multiple sites at once

>>> craigslist searching – search multiple sites at once

I mentioned searching craigslist for a trailer and wanted to point out a tool I found helpful.

Craigslist has lots of neat stuff, but it geared around local area searches. When craigslist started and they only covered a few areas, this made a lot of sense, especially if you are looking for something that would be impractical or uneconomical to ship.

Craigslist has since been growing, and they have separate sites for lots of cities. In my case I was looking for a trailer. I’m willing to drive some distance to find a good deal, so I would need to search multiple craigslist cities for the same thing. Searchtempest will let you enter your search and give a "all within XXXX miles" and then opens a window with the search results for each craigslist citysite that meets your criteria.

Not affiliated in any way, and don’t really know anything more about them, other than that it saved a lot of work performing some searches for me. Might be worth a shot.

Trailer day tomorrow

Well, I think I may have found a trailer. Been checking the used sites (especially craigslist) and found one up a little north of Chattanooga that looks promising.

My in-laws live in the area, so we’re going to go check it out tomorrow and check in on the family.

I’ve talked to the owner and it sounds good. Maybe we can come home with a trailer.

Head door

Step-by-step. Took a quick pass and built a door for the head. Have sills (top and bottom) mounted in the doorway, and its about ready to hang. Nothing fancy, but gives some privacy.


Time = 1 hour

Small Electric Launch




John has quite the nifty little electric launch for sale. Looks like a really nice boat for just getting out a "puttering around" on the lake. I don’t do many "for sale" posts, but this one fit so well with what a lot of us like.

Escape the rat race of one-upmanship in ever more costly and ever more grotesque ski boats. Go green by joining the trend toward restored antique woodies and new as well as old classic launches. Our (one of a kind) custom designed & custom made classic styled launch can carry 2 adults. It is a smaller version of the classic "Gentlemans Launches" so popular in the 1920-1930 jazz age. It is great on smaller lakes, coves, shallow backwaters, and rivers — for fishing in your own shade or for showing off your class around the marina. It can reach speeds of small sailboats but is just as happy at a slow crawl for trolling. The surry convertible top can be raised or lowered by a single person from sitting position. The power unit at rear is pivoted to tilt up for ease of launching and beaching. The passenger seat in front can face forward for touring or to the rear for a wine and cheese picnic lunch. Electric launches can be prohibitively expensive (see web sites for Elco & Beckman) with prices from $30-40,000 up through $80,000 for smaller sizes up to well over $100,000 in the 30ft size range. We are retired empty nesters with too many boats so must sell this loved one. It is presently located in North Carolina but we can deliver anywhere in the Southeast. We will include nearly new ShoreLand’r trailer as well as mooring cover. The trailer can be easily dismantled into 3 pieces which one person can then carry to convenient storage to eliminate sitting in the weather or having to pay for parking.

Contact John for more info.