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by Wilson Wright
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: 2017 Board of Directors Election - Biographies of Nominees
Replies: 7
Views: 12624

Re: 2017 Board of Directors Election - Biographies of Nomine

While I did not withdraw my expression of interest in serving, I non the less congratulate the committee on its selection in reaching out to a younger member of the boating community...An act which is long overdue. Hopefully he can bring more younger people into the fold.
by Wilson Wright
Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Very Sad News:
Replies: 10
Views: 24845

Re: Very Sad News:

Jim: As close as I thought Bill and I were, he never let on to me there were "other editors" for The Brass Bell. It was obvious that there were contributors although as I know from my own experience and to hear Bill tell it, it was sometime like pulling teeth to meet deadlines. All that aside, I am ...
by Wilson Wright
Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Very Sad News:
Replies: 10
Views: 24845

Re: Very Sad News:

Bill Baldwin was an exceptionally talented individual. As Jim pointed out he was an accomplished science fiction writer but very modest, referring to his days with Xerox by saying, "I was just a simple programer." Although he lived in Dallas I think Lake Chatauqua was really home to him. As he told ...
by Wilson Wright
Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Reproduction Duplex oil cans
Replies: 12
Views: 4485

Duplex Oil cans

Contact Jim Hastings. The cans are not your standard one gallon size. Jim had all the dimensions and labeling and was going to reproduce them but nobody seemed to be in need of the 1000 that were required for a minimum order. I loaned an original to Terry Fiest for Single Malt. It may still be in th...
by Wilson Wright
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: The Brass Bell, Volume XXXVIII, Number 1
Replies: 62
Views: 106922

Brass Bell 2012 Issue #1

Brass Bell arrived in Tallahassee today...Content and layout look great...Look forward to getting into it tonight
by Wilson Wright
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Chris-Craft Today
Topic: New Chris-Craft 20ft. Vertical Bow for 2013 - NEEDS A NAME
Replies: 62
Views: 33121

New Chris Craft

I personally thought Riviera but Bill Baldwin's group voted for Constellation after I addressed them.

Y'all see the references to the new 36' in the current Boating magazine and to the new 32' in the current Boat US magazine...Good work Kirsten !
by Wilson Wright
Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Chris-Craft Today
Topic: How many of us Classic Boaters own a modern Chris-Craft??
Replies: 17
Views: 17003

Fiberglass boats

Now that I've seen the 20' Chris Craft Silver Bullet, I wonder why God doesn't make fiberglass trees.
by Wilson Wright
Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club Business
Topic: Fall 2011 Brass Bell
Replies: 41
Views: 3586

Brass Bell

Brass Bell arrived in Tallahassee July 16...I took it on the mini St. Johns River cruise last week...Several oohed and aahed.

Nice work..good to see things are bacl on track.
by Wilson Wright
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: Shows, Museums, & Event Locations
Topic: Chris Craft Corp dealers meeting Sarasota FL
Replies: 4
Views: 2617

C.C. Owners meet and dealer conference

It was a great weekend. Silver Bullet runs like a scalded dog and 22' Corsair rides like a dream...and then there is the new 36' Corsair with every imaginable option. It is always good to be with Steve and Stephen but a plus to be there with Don and Patti. As Don says she is a sweetheart...Perhaps m...
by Wilson Wright
Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: New Forum Idea
Replies: 21
Views: 6306

OX 5

Bill:

OX 5 ought to be a Brass Bell story. Forget the Dodge part.
by Wilson Wright
Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Al Benton's 3,000th POST!
Replies: 13
Views: 3821

3000th entry

Al: Congratutions on your 3,000th entry and thanks for the kind words about what I did as the club's manager. Listbot and MemberClicks seem so long ago now.
by Wilson Wright
Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Looking for information on 16ft Chris-Craft for article
Replies: 22
Views: 5071

16 foot boats

As Al Benton points out I had a 16' Riviera. I was thrilled at the time to read in Bob Speltz Real Runabouts that she was "rare" and then took her to one of the early Mt. Dora shows when they were held over at Sanford, Fl and found more 16' Rivieras than any other model. Rare ??? We figured the 16' ...
by Wilson Wright
Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Chris Craft Antique Boat Club Decals?
Replies: 23
Views: 4974

Chris Craft Antique Boat Club Decals and history

Go to the archives and look for the Winter 2000 (I'm pretty sure of the date) Millenium issue. I contained a capsulized history of the club up to that time..
by Wilson Wright
Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Chris Craft Antique Boat Club Decals?
Replies: 23
Views: 4974

Chris Craft Antique Boat Club decals

The decals like the ones found on the windshield of your boat were made by the company for the club in the 1970's before I inherited it from Howard Hallas. When I was asked by Jim Irwin and Gene Vincent ( whom I thought were elected by the club members but were in fact appointed by Chris Craft Indus...
by Wilson Wright
Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Choosing the correct engine oil
Replies: 35
Views: 8464

Engine oil

Somebody asked what oil to use in a 327 Q but I never did see a specific answer.
by Wilson Wright
Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Shows, Museums, & Event Locations
Topic: West Marine Poster/19 Ft Red & White Racer
Replies: 2
Views: 2040

West Marine Poster/19 Ft Red & White Racer

While at West Marine this morning I noticed a poster, I'd never seen althought the salesman said the poster had been there fro some time. It is a 19' Chris Craft ( 1946/'47) Red & White racer with what looks like a Lake Tahoe background and California registration CF 4382 BM. Looks like Lipstick but...
by Wilson Wright
Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Boating article on Lake Rabun in North Georgia
Replies: 1
Views: 1076

Lake Rabun

Lake Rabun is a fun place...Back in the '80s my little 16'Riv. had her maiden voyage there after restoration...For outsiders, they really gave us a friendly welcome...Just don't mention it if you are a Gator, the place is full of Dogs. The Lake Rabun Inn is a great place, but be sure and get the bri...
by Wilson Wright
Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bungs
Replies: 9
Views: 2448

Bungs and Norman Blackley

There was a story about Norman in the recent news clips where he recalled about record Mississippi River levels. Maybe it will make it into the next Brass Bell
by Wilson Wright
Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Need Help Identifying runabout
Replies: 16
Views: 3243

Help Identifying a boat.

Forgot to say that while the little Riv was cute, a 16 ft mahogany boat with a 60 hp Hercules Model B engine was grossly underpowered and wouldn't get up on a plane with more than one person in it.
by Wilson Wright
Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Need Help Identifying runabout
Replies: 16
Views: 3243

Help identifying a runabout

Al: Reminds me of when I had a 16' Riviera. Bob Speltz book said it was "rare" but when I went to boat shows there more 16s than the others. We figured it was small enuff to be left in the garage or get tucked in the corner of a warehouse and be saved.
by Wilson Wright
Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:15 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Tags
Replies: 4
Views: 1944

Boat Buzz support

Bill:

I''ll bet the reason you haven't heard much on tags is that you are way over the heads of many of us. For instance, I still can't figure out how to connect a tag to my laptop or vice versa and I have no idea what a cricket is or how to use it.
by Wilson Wright
Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Winter 2011 Brass Bell
Replies: 28
Views: 6601

Brass Bell

Mine's here in Florida...Looks even better in print than on line..No pages falling out.
by Wilson Wright
Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: 1967 Chris Craft Corinthian
Replies: 6
Views: 4901

Corinthian

Sorry I missed the last line, first time around.

It was Sea Strake
by Wilson Wright
Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Boat Weight - actual
Replies: 14
Views: 2622

Nan Marie

Perhaps you will report your findings to the Mariners Museum, in the event corrections can be made if there is ever a reprint of Jerry's book.

Meantime I wonder if there is a way for Bill Basler to report them in the archives.

I will print your findings and insert them in my book.
by Wilson Wright
Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Boat Weight - actual
Replies: 14
Views: 2622

Boat weight

Where in Florida ???
by Wilson Wright
Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: 1967 Chris Craft Corinthian
Replies: 6
Views: 4901

Corinthian/Sea Skiff

They made two hybrids, one like yours with planked sides and a Sea Strake with lap sides and a planked bottom.
by Wilson Wright
Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Cal Connell passes
Replies: 1
Views: 3934

Cal Connell

Brian:

Maybe, if you have enough info, you could do an obit for The Brass Bell if Bill agrees.
by Wilson Wright
Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Club activity
Replies: 6
Views: 2363

Club activity

Great to receive yesterday's club news letter....Looks like a lot of activity going on...New Brass Bell looks great and message about Boat Buzz improvements to come sound very interesting. Good work Bill !
by Wilson Wright
Tue May 17, 2011 7:00 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Anybody need boat shipping between Seattle and New York?
Replies: 16
Views: 4104

Boat shipping/Seattle & NY

DAve Roberts in Fl says he didn't buy the boat in Oregon so doesn't need one towed East
by Wilson Wright
Sat May 14, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 10 Best Places to Live & Boat
Replies: 42
Views: 9493

10 best boating sites

Winterizing sounds like hi jacking the topis....But now that we've done that...Why is it we winterize in North Florida and you don't in N.C. Also got the magazine today...Columbia S.C. a great boating site ???....Sounds highly unlikely...Now I can speak for Destin which is why we have a place on the...