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    as far as i know Cadillac never made or used a 283.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadillac_V8_engine

    GM /Chevy 283 but not cadillac. if real Cadillac then same as was used in a majority of the ChrisCraft Cobras. Not a 283.


    http://www.boydsantiqueboats.com/boats/index.html

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    That's why I'm here too. I have two plastic sailboats but have recently aquired a 64 Chris Craft Cutlass that is little more than firewood at this time. Lapstrake construction with a good old American V-8 engine.
    It will be a long time rebuilding, but it all starts with research.

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    It's spring time here in South Louisiana.

    Here I am on the boat last weekend on Blind River in S. LA.

    Click on the picture for video.


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    Quote Originally Posted by neal debonte View Post


    Here's my baby, List Best, during sea trials in Chatham. Pease First Light #00001- trying to get a cross between the Sea Bright Skiff and some salty New England lines.
    Damn, that is a nice looking boat. The forefoot is distinctive; gives it a traditional flavor.

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    “Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of those rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs."

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    Thank you very much for the compliments, and thank you for posting the link... didnt want to cross any forum rules, but the experience throughout the design/ build/ delivery and follow-ups was very rewarding.

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    Speedboat Thread - great idea!

    I'm restoring a Scripps powered Riva Tritone.
    Pix to come later.

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    I am confused by your post Tritone.

    I was under the impression that the Tritones were not made until the late 50s or in the 60s long after Scripps went out of business and that they used either ChrisCraft or Chrysler V8s X2 for a total of 16 cylinders pumping out HP.

    Please pictures and elaborate for me, If my info is wrong I need to update my files. What model Scripps? An odball leftover as a custom one of a kind motor installation by Riva. It would not suprise me if they did build one. I Recently sold (for a friend) a realatively unique 1954 Hacker with the 26 ft optional layout suffed into a modified 22'4" hull.

    Chase

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    Bump
    When they really ARE out to get you, Paranoia is simply Smart Thinking !

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    My favorite entry in this category are the Jersey speed skiffs. A friend of mine owns this original 1960's racing skiff that had its restoration/rebuilding completed just last summer.


    This was her a couple of years ago, and is what my friend bought from the previous owner who "started to restore her".

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    Quote Originally Posted by James McMullen View Post
    Count me in as supporting a separate category for speedboats. . . .though mostly because it will make it real easy for me to ignore threads about these stupid, goddamn noisy, pollution-spraying, chump-barges. Please take your own section of the forum, your own lakes, your own sections of the river, and I'll happily take my kayaks and other small craft to somewhere else where you'll not be. A speedboat is as welcome on a canoeing river as a motorcycle is on a hiking trail--let's keep them separate to improve everybody's enjoyment!

    Holier than thou kayakers...gotta luv 'em. Especially when they pull their plastic or plastic sheathed kayak off of a smoked out Toyota and proceed to lecture you about how pure they are.

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    Pat, you own an Oselver with a sprit rig. You are one of us. Face it, row and sail is your destiny.

    Decades of powerboat repair never changed you. You cannot deny it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeadon View Post
    Pat, you own an Oselver with a sprit rig. You are one of us. Face it, row and sail is your destiny.

    Decades of powerboat repair never changed you. You cannot deny it.
    Oh, you won't get much argument there. I like speedboats...no doubt about that. But some of the best times I've had on the water have been in small boat...maybe the best times.

    One must admit that kayakers are a breed apart. They do tend toward the supercilious twit side of things. They spend 800 bucks on a kayak and they think they own the water. They are the pigeons of the maritime world.

    Speedboats are what I do for a living; one should not extrapolate from that. Would one presume that a proctologist?....well...enough said.

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    pcford how about some pics of some of the ones you have worked on?

    Also I am wondering if there is anyone else interested in V drives and Surface drive/surface piercing propeller systems?


    CHase ( a thinly veiled bump of sorts)

    Just got to thinking about it again is all really.

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    just an excuse to bump maybe but was re-reading some of the early posts on this thread.

    This is a Five cylinder Audi on a 4 wheel dynomometer. We are talking horsepower at the wheels not BHP on a test stand with nothing attached.

    1288 PS at the wheels.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXPyY...eature=related

    gotta love it

    chase

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    Any answers from the owners with regards to this initial question?

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    shamless bump
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChaseKenyon View Post
    P.S. Bill plans to have the 22 at the Mt. Dora show so if you are in FL go see it. I believe it is available.

    Chase
    Hi All,

    Yes, I had my boat at Mt. Dora, and Yes, it's still available.



    The Mt Dora show was a "bust" for me.. had to be the windiest and dustiest place in Florida for the days of the show. I enjoyed talking with many nice boaters but only had one serious inquiry.

    While I'm dying to use my boat (only had it out twice) I want to keep it as new as possible.

    My website ( http://mahoganyrunabouts.com/ ) shows photos (too many) and videos (time lapse as well) of most of my build. I call her the Yon'e 22, "A modern Mahogany Runabout". Inspired by the Riva Ariston, and the modern day Chris Craft Lancer 22.

    Ive shared my plans with several interested builders, all from Australia, maybe it will have a "sister" someday.

    Bill
    Last edited by Bill Yonescu; 05-04-2009 at 01:31 PM.

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    nice photos Bill

    bump and check out the latest photos of my dream boat.

    http://www.woodenboat.com/forum/show...t=63771&page=7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Yonescu View Post
    My website ( http://mahoganyrunabouts.com/ ) shows photos (too many) and videos (time lapse as well) of most of my build. I call her the Yon'e 22, "A modern Mahogany Runabout". Inspired by the Riva Ariston, and the modern day Chris Craft Lancer 22.



    Bill
    Bill,
    Nice boat but there are problems with the path to your wmv files. Check it out.

    Also...WMVs work better if you use a wmx to point to the wmv. Check it out.

    http://all-streaming-media.com/faq/s...MI-PLS-M3U.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChaseKenyon View Post
    I am confused by your post Tritone.

    I was under the impression that the Tritones were not made until the late 50s or in the 60s long after Scripps went out of business and that they used either ChrisCraft or Chrysler V8s X2 for a total of 16 cylinders pumping out HP.

    Please pictures and elaborate for me, If my info is wrong I need to update my files. What model Scripps? An odball leftover as a custom one of a kind motor installation by Riva. It would not suprise me if they did build one. I Recently sold (for a friend) a realatively unique 1954 Hacker with the 26 ft optional layout suffed into a modified 22'4" hull. Chase
    WOW! talk about a BTT.....over a year later......Sorry I missed your post tho..;-) If you have not come across it yet, see my blog of Perlita at www.esse-group.com/LTCB/
    That will explain it all.....or PM me for more.........

    Tritone

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    TTone we gotta talk shop


    Call me sent you a PM.
    bet we know some same folks and have seen some of the same boats that have "Vanished".............
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    Is this what's called a bump? no idea, but I'm new here and have been pointed to this by Chase, so let me say I'd love to see a section for speedboats, etc. We are generally not represented on the internet as much as you lucky Yanks have shows for them. In England we don't even have the boats, never mind the shows. We don't have anywhere to use fast boats except a couple of expensive ponds and one remaining hydroplane venue.
    So, you see..when an Englander gets keen on speed, he gets it bad for the American runabout. Ain't no alternative.

    Cheers,
    Goldcupper

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    Yes, this is a bump. Well done.
    They kept me up all night, but in the morning, they fed me BACON.

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    Right, well, while in bump mood..has anyone seen this excellent woody blog, soon to be website?
    http://woodyboats.blogspot.com/searc...max-results=50

    Updated daily and currently at Clayton Show.
    Regards,
    Goldcupper

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    Oh yes. The guy who writes that blog seems to simply travel around the country from one boat show to another. What a life!

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    Hello everybody.

    For the last ten years, i work on my own classic boat desing. You can see my boat on: www.proclassiq.com

    Give me you comment. Bye Yves Bouchard.

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    Yves, none of your links work.

    Goldcupper

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    Here's a 16 footer hot out of the computer. I don't think any have been built yet. Be the first on your block.
    http://www.bateau.com/studyplans/RB1....htm?prod=RB16
    There are 12 and 14 footer hulls in this family as well.
    Last edited by Cuyahoga Chuck; 08-09-2010 at 07:09 PM.

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    Cute boat Chuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Ross View Post
    Cute boat Chuck.
    Jacques Mertens is a European and I think that gives him a good eye. But he is constrained by the 4 x 8 plywood module. He tries to keep the amount of plywood to a minimim and scrap to about 15% which sometimes effects the appearence of the final product.

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    Coupl' of Sande Aces and my Wizbang at Hood Canal a few weeks ago.

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    I love Mercs of the vintage of that white one and the ones just preceding it. It is a major challenge to get the points and the reversible stater set just so on one of the Sixes without gear shift.

    However when you master the setup It is a sweet motor with an exhaust vent that when would out to 6000 rp0m on a G3 or similar it sounds like a Ferrari 12 cylinder screaming down the lake.

    Goldcupper I have not forgotten you just been busy trying to get my VA increase in time to save the Bankruptcy and the house.
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    Chase, take your time, mate. get the important stuff sorted. I ain't going nowhere!
    Got a house full of grandchildren this week.
    Bless their little cotton socks<G>

    Cheers,
    Goldcupper

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    Chase have you discovered this site yet? http://www.fiberglassics.com/
    There's a section for wooden boats of the type you seek (doesn't that sound posh ) Stacks of beautiful boats, knowledgeable people and great ideas- like this place. JayInOz

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