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    Cool It's wood...

    not your typical woodenboat forum boat...
    but pretty cool...
    in my neck of the woods if you're interested...

    https://cleveland.craigslist.org/boa...309196293.html

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    Default Re: It's wood...

    Is that the prop shaft running right under the skipper's seat?

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    Default Re: It's wood...

    Yes. The owner is getting old and certain bits are dangling hence the health forces sale.
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    Default Re: It's wood...

    If you operate that boat same as a typical jet skier are you also a jerk or do you get a pass because it is cool wood?

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    Default Re: It's wood...

    Quote Originally Posted by sailnstink View Post
    If you operate that boat same as a typical jet skier are you also a jerk or do you get a pass because it is cool wood?
    Who pissed in your Wheaties?
    ​​♦ During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act
    ♦ The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it
    ♦ If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear
    ♦ George Orwell

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    Default Re: It's wood...

    Quote Originally Posted by sailnstink View Post
    If you operate that boat same as a typical jet skier are you also a jerk or do you get a pass because it is cool wood?
    That's a 26 foot boat and can hardly be operated like the typical jet ski. Of course, there are any number of other ways to be a jerk in it, like any other boat.

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    Default Re: It's wood...

    Nice vintage hydro. Nothing at all in the 'jet ski' world about that! That's easily a nice 100+ mph race boat.
    You don't take her out on a Saturday afternoon, she's a 'show and vintage race boat circuit' boat. Becoming more and more popular.






    Chesapeake Lady J-12
    owner Gordon Jayne
    drivers Gordon Jayne, George Diering
    location Mentor, Ohio
    hull info / class original 7 Litre, Division II hull designed by Sooy and built by Sooy / Diering
    (1969 raced in primer w/o cowlings)
    LOA / beam 20' 6" / 8' 6"
    launch crane
    motor 1970 Chevy L-88 427 650+HP
    The J-II class was the "stock class" except for safety issues we are running the boat just the same as George ran it. The only exception is we added the lettering to the hull and replaced the Holly carburetor with a new Holly. George always kept 3 L-88's at the ready when he was running a full season and we acquired all 3 along with the spare parts, so the Chesapeake Lady will live out her time with us as an all original boat.
    power transfer Hall-Craft gearbox (running ratios: 17-25%)
    propeller mfg / size multiple props 11-12"
    years raced / history 1969-1990
    Region 4 High Points 7L Div II Champion - | 1978 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | George Diering.
    1969 to March 2009 - George Diering
    March 2009 to current - Gordon Jayne
    Always ran as Chesapeake Lady either in J-II or H class (Vintage class since 1990).



    Last edited by nedL; 04-22-2021 at 12:00 PM.

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