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Old 02-08-2019, 06:53 AM
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:16 PM
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My Uncles 14 ft aluminum DurCraft with 35 hp Sea King on the right, My Dads 14ft fiberglass Long Star with 40ph electric start Johnson behind his 1959 Ford, Me and my cousin setting on the finder

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Old 02-08-2019, 10:18 PM
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This is the boat that followed the 30 ft Ulrichsen.
A 1950, 46 ft Chris Craft. We had her for 10 years. Summer vacations were three weeks aboard her, alternating years going from the Jersey shore out Long Island Sound as far as Nantucket one year, and up the Hudson though the Champlain canal system into Lake Champlain for two weeks on the lake as far north as the Canadian boarder the next year.
We put a lot of miles under her bottom over the years. Boats were always a whole family thing. We did 100% of all maintenance on them ourselves (ok, except for new keel bolts one year)

For a good number of years we were quite involved in activities that wen on in New York Harbor. For years we were the committee boat for the annual Governor's cup sailboat race in NY Harbor (seen here). We were also the committee boat for the annual Mayor's cup schooner race in the harbor, and we were the official welcome boat for the Bicentennial "Tall Ship's Parade" on July 4th 1976. For these things we would have the commander of Coast Guard Group N.Y., the Deputy Mayor of NYC, and committee chairman and their families aboard for the day. Lots of good experiences growing up.
I was there in 1970. stationed on Governors Island in the harbor while attending USCG electronics school. I did voluntary service on small patrol boats at night and on weekends after classes, when the crews wanted help to let them have fun duty ashore ;-). Didn't need to study, as I was already an EE before enlistment. Just missed Woodstock....dangit!
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:36 PM
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Rats, I have a lot of old photos to post, but once again Internet Brands has prevented me from uploading photos using either method. Maybe later.
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:43 AM
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These sort of go with the post of my family’s 46 ft CC above.
Some neat momentos and a bit of history I guess.


The pennant is about 10 feet long and is the same as was flown by every sail training ship and boat that participated in OP Sail ‘76. Part of our duties was to actually intercept and meet all training ships (tall ships) and official boats coming down the East River before the fourth to make sure they all had their official paperwork and “OP Sail pennant” and to pass them over if they didn’t.
I pretty much spent the whole day on the foredeck with a monkey’s fist and messenger line with a canvas tote tied halfway along it. We would come about ten yards from a boat, I would heave over the monkey’s fist and they would pull over the messenger line with the canvas tote (with paperwork and the OP Sail pennant), and we would then reverse the process and move onto the next boat that wasn’t flying the pennant.
Well, the Federal Government had officially closed the East River to ALL north bound traffic because of all the training ships (tall ships) pleasure boats, military boats, and everything going to NY Harbor for the massive OP Sail parade on July 4th 1976. Well, everyone ,.... except us, .. as we and the dignitaries aboard were the official greeters.
Sometime during the day a USGG 41 ft patrol boat saw us going the wrong way and came flying over to us with the blue lights going and everything. Over the hailer they were all official with we had to turn around, no boats may move north, no exceptions...,...,...and weren’t going to hear about it. Finally we got them to understand we wanted to pass over the paperwork so we move in close and I played the monkey’s fist and messenger tote routine with them. When they received and read the letter they apologized and were all good with it. The funny thing is that off all the boats we passed information to that day the C.G. patrol boat was the only one that didn’t get the idea of using the messenger line to return the canvas tote to us. Once they had the tote and removed the letter they simply threw the monkey’s fist, messenger line and tote over the side so I had to drag it all back through the water. I will say it was a bit humorous, because the second he tossed everything over the side he (and everyone aboard the patrol boat) realized exactly the mistake he made. You could almost hear the comments from the ther coasties simply by the reaction of him and all the other coasties on the boat.
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Lots of good memories...


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Dad owned the Whitecap growing up, 1958 Pacemaker double cabin, wood hull. Gorgeous boat still kicking around in upstate NY. These photos are circa early 1980’s, maybe late ’70’s. The little girl in the photo is my sister, she’s 50 now.






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Old 02-11-2019, 05:22 AM
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This Chris belonged to a lifelong friend of my dad’s. This was 1955 in Manasquan N.J.
He used to tell us the compression was so low in one of the engines that you had to start the other engine and get going, then while under way you would put the second engine in gear and with the bit of extra help from the spinning prop the second engine would spin over fast enough to get going,.... then you were good for the day.
Not like today where so many seem to de worried about things like “I have one cylinder down 5 lbs,... do I need to re power?” Lol!




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Awesome thread....,.
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:56 PM
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This was 1956-57 and my parent’s second boat, a 19 ft “Topper” with a 35 hp Evinrude.

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1956 or 57 on the Jersey shore

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My father at age 14 and his hand-made canvas covered kayak in 1935. His mom wanted him to look more rugged in the photo so she had him strap on her .22 rifle ;-)



Dad's sailboat, Sindbad, an old Keys-style sponge hook boat. Photo in 1964:



Sindbad on the marine ways in 1968 after having the cabin "chopped":



Me at age 15 at the helm of uncle's Chris-Craft (?), circa 1963:

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My dad had a canvas covered kayak when he was 14 in 1938.
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My dad had a canvas covered kayak when he was 14 in 1938.
There must have been some kind of plans or a kit available in a mag like Popular Mechanics in the 30's.
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Someone posted a pic of them with some fish. Well, here is mine. I am the kid with the pole. Of course I caught this tarpon with some help from my sister and cousin, also in the photo ;-) JK. I think I am 7, in 1955. p.s. nice fish on a spinning rod and reel .

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Red Bank NJ 1962......


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