Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Finned Continental gull wing with a Lincoln 430 cu in... woody barnfind - "Fin and Tonic"

Found in a warehouse on a Olive plantation. Stored since 1972.

 A employee of the owner had filled the boat to the top for 2 weeks with water and forgot about it. The owner took the boat apart, dissembled the motor, removed the interior, and put into a container.

but as it was found in the below photo, really shows how incredible the condition of it was. Only had 148 run time hours, and had been in a barn from 1972 to 2013... 41 years

1 comment:

  1. ANY wooden not a barrel. They are built to keep water out, not in. Filling with water is a horrible way to swell the seams. The screws holding the bottom planks on are to keep the bottom attached to the stringers, they are wood screws for pete's sake and how many tons of water is in a boatful? During construction in the 60's Chris Craft put 3 coats of varnish on a boat going to a dealer for sale, if it was going to a show as a demo it got a 4th coat. Bottoms had a life expectancy of 5 years before they were redone. Most of the boats in your photo shoot here have at least 15 to 18 coats ov varnish and sanding between each coat. The last couple coats are sanded with 2000 grit. Your hand is rougher than that. Great photos. Car paint is easy.