Active Active   Unanswered Unanswered

brass bells

If it doesn't pertain to metal, wood, wire or fabric—but it is about vintage Chris-Crafts, ask your question or give your advice here.

Moderators: Al Benton, Don Ayers, Don Vogt

doubleboater
Posts: 189
Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:02 am
Contact:

brass bells

Post by doubleboater » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:30 pm

Just wondering? has anyone started receiving the new magazine yet? Bll said they will be mailed soon was wondering if anyone got theirs yet?although i know when the first couple people get thiers they usually let everyone else know the magazine is on its way!...............checcking mailbox daily

User avatar
Bill Basler
Posts: 1996
Joined: Thu Oct 20, 2005 4:48 pm
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

Post by Bill Basler » Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:47 pm

I have received mine. I get my issues in the mail right long with everyone else. Jeff, I have received calls and emails from about two dozen of you saying issues are received.
Bill Basler

User avatar
Don Ayers
Club Executive Team
Posts: 1681
Joined: Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:05 pm
Location: Oklahoma
Contact:

Post by Don Ayers » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:01 pm

I got my Bell's in today, Edmond Oklahoma

BTW, they look much better in print
Don Ayers
1959 Riva Ariston
www.RivaForum.org
www.barrelback.com

doubleboater
Posts: 189
Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:02 am
Contact:

Brass bells

Post by doubleboater » Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:34 am

Thanks for the replies.... ill be looking in the mailbox..... i know i wont be disappointed. The previous issues ive read wre very good....thanks j.p.

Ozark Kid
Posts: 17
Joined: Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:42 pm
Contact:

Post by Ozark Kid » Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:55 pm

Mine came on the 13th. They look great

Kevin

User avatar
Pete DeVito
Posts: 483
Joined: Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:48 pm
Location: Florida

Post by Pete DeVito » Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:17 pm

Well nothing in Central Florida at my house yet. Sure can't wait to see them..
Past Project 1948 17' Deluxe
Past Project 1957 19' Capri
Future Project 1955 17' Special Sportsman

User avatar
Don Ayers
Club Executive Team
Posts: 1681
Joined: Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:05 pm
Location: Oklahoma
Contact:

Post by Don Ayers » Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:19 pm

Nice pic of you in your 17 D Pete. If I say so myself.
Don Ayers
1959 Riva Ariston
www.RivaForum.org
www.barrelback.com

User avatar
Dale Harris
Posts: 86
Joined: Wed Oct 26, 2005 6:45 pm
Location: Salem, NJ
Contact:

Brass Bell

Post by Dale Harris » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:07 pm

They arrived in Salem,NJ today. Top shelf as always. Thanks for all of your hard work, Bill!
1955 Chris-Craft 29' Semi-Enclosed Crusier "Mon Ami"

User avatar
Chad Durren
Posts: 666
Joined: Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:39 pm
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Contact:

Post by Chad Durren » Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:06 pm

I got one in the mail today, maybe I'll get the second issue tomorrow.
1952 CC 18' Sportsman
1969 CC 19' Commander Super Sport

User avatar
Pete DeVito
Posts: 483
Joined: Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:48 pm
Location: Florida

Post by Pete DeVito » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:16 pm

I received the summer issue today hopefully the mailman gets the fall issue read this week so I can get it soon.

I hear that Knotty '48 is in the fall issue thanks to Don Ayers great photo shoot he did several years ago. I can't wait to see it.

Thanks Bill!
Past Project 1948 17' Deluxe
Past Project 1957 19' Capri
Future Project 1955 17' Special Sportsman

User avatar
Don Ayers
Club Executive Team
Posts: 1681
Joined: Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:05 pm
Location: Oklahoma
Contact:

Post by Don Ayers » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:43 pm

Both issues are supposed to be in the same package.

Houston...we might have a problem!!!
Don Ayers
1959 Riva Ariston
www.RivaForum.org
www.barrelback.com

User avatar
Al Benton
Club Executive Team
Posts: 3549
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 3:41 pm
Location: St. Louis, MO

Post by Al Benton » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:49 pm

Correction, Pete!

The Spring and Summer issues were supposed to be in one package which you should have received. The Fall issue has not been published, printed or mailed yet. The photo that Don refers to is in the Spring 2011 issue.

Pete, did you not receive the Spring 2011 Brass Bell along with the Summer issue? If not, there is most certainly a problem.
Al
Member - Executive Team

doubleboater
Posts: 189
Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:02 am
Contact:

brass bellS

Post by doubleboater » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:12 am

I received BOTH of my mags today. I read one all the way through and was gonna start on the other then i remembered its gonna be a couple months till i see the fall issue. THANKS MR. BASLER and ASSOCIATES it WAS worth the wait.

dhnelson
Posts: 9
Joined: Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:51 am
Location: Annandale Minnesota
Contact:

Re: brass bells

Post by dhnelson » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:13 am

Still waiting[/b]
Don Nelson

User avatar
JohnKadimik
Posts: 454
Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:30 pm
Location: Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Contact:

Post by JohnKadimik » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:58 pm

Brass Bell's just got here, everything has stopped.

dhnelson
Posts: 9
Joined: Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:51 am
Location: Annandale Minnesota
Contact:

Brass Bells

Post by dhnelson » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:10 pm

They arrived, off to the quiet room!
Don Nelson

User avatar
Pete DeVito
Posts: 483
Joined: Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:48 pm
Location: Florida

Post by Pete DeVito » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:03 pm

Well I only received the Summer issue. It was not in a plastic bag as usual and the card that comes with it was in the middle of my mail by itself. I guess I am missing the Spring issue which would never be found because the address card was in the mail.

Any chance of getting another issue?
Past Project 1948 17' Deluxe
Past Project 1957 19' Capri
Future Project 1955 17' Special Sportsman

User avatar
Al Benton
Club Executive Team
Posts: 3549
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 3:41 pm
Location: St. Louis, MO

Post by Al Benton » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:00 pm

Pete,

It's amazing that you got either issue with the card. The package must have broken open at your local post office being that at least one of them was put in your mail box with no address on it. Sure hope this isn't a wide spread problem. Mine hasn't been delivered yet. Hope to see them soon (in an unbroken package).
Al
Member - Executive Team

User avatar
Chad Durren
Posts: 666
Joined: Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:39 pm
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Contact:

Post by Chad Durren » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:34 pm

Here's my CSI report.

My Summer issue was in the plastic sleeve, with the card, but without the Spring issue. The adhesive strip was partially intact but the sleeve was ripped and the magazine was damaged at the top corner. The combined weight of the 2 mags must have been too much for the sleeve to contain. There is very little friction between two Brass Bells rubbing against one another. Thus allowing the perfectly bound corner of one of the magazines to pierce the plastic when dropped or mishandled.

Either that or my mailman stole one issue. I'll interrogate that shady s.o.b. tomorrow.
1952 CC 18' Sportsman
1969 CC 19' Commander Super Sport

doubleboater
Posts: 189
Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:02 am
Contact:

bell (s)

Post by doubleboater » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:01 am

Dont go to wild on the postal worker. You know what they say about thier tempers. But personally i think they enjoy GOOD reading too, if you have a female carrier i wonder if you would get a cosmopolitan or redbook mags later. (Just kidding if theres any carriers reading this) chad and others, I do hope they return your other copy....... when they're done.

User avatar
JohnKadimik
Posts: 454
Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:30 pm
Location: Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Contact:

Post by JohnKadimik » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:21 am

My plastic sleeve was also half way open,but the Bell's were in there and ok.

Thommyboy
Posts: 188
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2005 5:11 pm
Location: Minneapolis
Contact:

Post by Thommyboy » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:36 am

Rec'd my copies 18 Jan west of Minneapolis. Plastic sleeve completely open at the end but both copies were in there.

Minneapolis Boat Show starts today!

Andreas

User avatar
maritimeclassics
Posts: 657
Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:35 pm
Location: Traverse City, Mi
Contact:

Post by maritimeclassics » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:59 am

Nothing yet up here in Northern Michigan, although we are in a blizzard with 30 mph winds and possible 3-6 inches of snow. If the mailman is stuck in a snowbank I know what he is reading and it isn't Cosmopolitan.
Family member of Chris Craft founder
Owner of Maritime Classics
http://www.maritimeclassics.com
Ph# 231-486-6148

Restoration Projects:
1936 25' Gar Wood Custom
1947 Ventnor Hydroplane
1957 17' Deluxe Runabout
1948 25' Chris Craft Sportsman Twin
1959 19' Sliver Arrow Hull #75
1929 26' Chris Craft Custom Runabout
1937 25' Chris Craft Custom Runabout

User avatar
Al Benton
Club Executive Team
Posts: 3549
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 3:41 pm
Location: St. Louis, MO

Post by Al Benton » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:21 pm

I saw the bulging mailbox as I returned from the marina to check out the cruiser and the mail carrier had stuffed it with 2 sets of Spring & Summer Brass Bells. Both wrappers were open at one end but both issues were included in each package.

They are both amazing with great content.
Al
Member - Executive Team

User avatar
Chad Durren
Posts: 666
Joined: Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:39 pm
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Contact:

Post by Chad Durren » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:28 pm

I'd be happy to buy a Spring issue from someone. Once they're done reading it, of course.
1952 CC 18' Sportsman
1969 CC 19' Commander Super Sport

User avatar
Bill Basler
Posts: 1996
Joined: Thu Oct 20, 2005 4:48 pm
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

Post by Bill Basler » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:25 pm

Chad and Pete, I will forward you replacement Spring issues. I hope this problem is isolated.
Bill Basler

User avatar
Al Benton
Club Executive Team
Posts: 3549
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 3:41 pm
Location: St. Louis, MO

Post by Al Benton » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:23 pm

Bill, one of mine broke open, the self adhesive strip pulled loose on the other.
Al
Member - Executive Team

1964chris
Posts: 29
Joined: Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:27 pm
Location: Canandaigua, N.Y.
Contact:

No Bell as of yet.

Post by 1964chris » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:46 pm

I got the "No-Bell" prize again today. Patiently waiting in Upstate N.Y.
Jim
1960 17' Ski Boat "Charlotte Elnora"
1953 Mirro "Walleye Oughta"

User avatar
Pete DeVito
Posts: 483
Joined: Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:48 pm
Location: Florida

Post by Pete DeVito » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:10 pm

Bill,
Thanks much for sending another Spring issue out to me.
As you can tell we could not wait to get them.
Pete
Past Project 1948 17' Deluxe
Past Project 1957 19' Capri
Future Project 1955 17' Special Sportsman

User avatar
Stovebolt
Posts: 268
Joined: Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:48 pm
Location: Langley, BC, Canada
Contact:

Post by Stovebolt » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:24 pm

I'll let you guys know in May when we get ours up here in Canada......... :D :P
1961 Chris Craft 17' Ski Boat
1973 15.6' Hourston Glasscraft

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests