Restored ChrisCraft

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A cousin’s family owns this beautiful, restored ChrisCraft. All I really know about it is that it was restored in Michigan by a person who does it professionally.



Beautiful boat.


To put in my family plug here, check out Deah’s marketing agency if you get a chance… I’m sure her work is as nice as the boat 🙂

Kalakala – The World’s First Streamlined Vessel

>>> Kalakala – The World’s First Streamlined Vessel

Another interesting Navagear post recently included some pictures of the now defunct and abandoned Kalakala (scroll down part way). From there I found the web site of the ship itself, with lots of pictures of her from her heyday.

A luxuriously appointed ferry, in an "art deco" style with streamlined hull and superstructure, it’s just a really neat looking ship. Sad that it seems to be rotting away now. I don’t know if the efforts to save it are still active or not, but might be worth checking out.

Vintage Boat Plans

>>> Vintage Boat Plans

A recent comment points us to a site with some more free vintage boat plans. Might be worth a look and see if they have anything you are interested in.

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Here, you’ll find many of the old boat designs of days gone by. Cabin cruisers, rowboats, skiffs, dorys, kayaks, paddle boats, john boats, hydroplanes, sailboats and more. These old plans usually include materials lists, dimensions and instructional text. Each set of plans is in ONE file so you don’t have to download multiple image files of different sizes and deal with sizing and printing them correctly. Some plans were compiled by others and they didn’t improve them at all. All the plans I compiled myself were completely digitally restored and enlarged, improving the quality at least 100%. Old brown pages were restored to a crisp white to save expensive ink when printing. This process was extremely time consuming.