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    fisheatingbagel,

    I am absolutely up for a KC website. Hopefully you, JT and I can start posting some of the material we have collected. I am interested in what you have in mind and how to implement it. I have been trying to figure out the best way to make the stuff I have available. I will PM my email to you and JT and we can get this started.

    On a side note, Thursday I drive up for the sea trial on the Ebbtide 190 Catalina, I am very confident it will go well and we will have it in our garage Thurs Nite. Unfortunately, the houseboat is still on hold until the hauler gets the situation worked out on a different boat he is working on. It will probably be a little chilly for an early evening boat ride Thursday in central Indiana, but I am really excited about it. I don't know if this is the best place to talk runabouts, so when I find a good forum to discuss it, I will put up a link to it and put one there coming back to here.

    If you can't tell, I am ate up with this stuff Also, a buddy of mine is a professional mechanic (commercial diesel manufacturer test mechanic) and when I told him about the KC and the twin 318's he was actually excited and said we would get them and the genny in tip tip shape when it got here. I can get by when it comes to mechanical work on motors, but this was awesome as this guy is a serious mechanic and WANTS to work with me on the engines. I think he and his wife want boat rides but this is cool as we hang out together and play cards already. Now, if I gould just find a source of free gasoline......

    Later,

    KC55
    Last edited by KC55; 10-30-2012 at 01:32 PM. Reason: spelling etc.
    1974 Kingscraft 55x15
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    A quick KC post - for sale

    I am not in any way associated with either of these boats, but as a Kingscraft fan I was interested to see these boats advertised, one because of its price and the other because it seems to be somewhat unique.

    I hope you enjoy looking at these if you have not already seen them ( I would LOVE to have the 36' it would be a blast in my opinion) here they are:

    http://gulfport.craigslist.org/boa/3348923610.html

    http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/boa/3368563885.html

    Let me know if you have any trouble using these. It's pretty bad when I still surf craigslist for KC's even after I have bought mine. I guess I have gotten into such a habit, it is hard to break.

    Good day,

    KC55
    1974 Kingscraft 55x15
    1987 Ebbtide 190 Catalina Open Bow w/Mercruiser V8


    http://www.kingscrafthouseboats.com

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    That 36 is quite interesting - looks like an armoured landing craft!
    and that 55...interesting. Wish there were more pictures. "Needs refurbishing" can mean a lot of things

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    [QUOTE=fisheatingbagel;760]That 36 is quite interesting - looks like an armoured landing craft!
    and that 55...interesting. Wish there were more pictures. "Needs refurbishing" can mean a lot of things[/Q
    i would be nervous if it said "needs refurbishing" and didnt show any interior photos or engine compartment.i do have to admit i like the diesels.
    Last edited by 42gibson; 10-30-2012 at 02:48 PM.

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    JT

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    The fries are cold so we gave you extra.

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    Quick Post

    Just got home with the 19' Ebbtide, love it. It ran out fine, easy start, a real pleasure. We will be finding out the new ETA on the Kingscraft. Hopefully by next Friday.

    Long, long winter ahead

    KC55
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    I don't see a message from you OHB.

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    Try again

    You too KC55
    The fries are cold so we gave you extra.

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    The latest

    Our houseboat is scheduled to be picked up late this week and delivered first of next week. It seems like months since I've seen her.

    We plan on going out on the new (to us) runabout this weekend. It is supposed to get into the low 70's here. This will hopefully be the beginning of a long happy story for us. I will be winterizing it after this weekend.

    I have not forgotten my promise to post the Kingscraft documents I received with our KC. I want to get a web site and do it right. Maybe I can make some progress this weekend.

    OHB - thanks for the heads-up on the previously posted info.

    KC55
    1974 Kingscraft 55x15
    1987 Ebbtide 190 Catalina Open Bow w/Mercruiser V8


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    Another delay

    Well... once again there is a new delay. I agreed to put off getting delivery of the Kingscraft until approx the 19th so my hauler can pickup a new trailer. He agreed to give us a slight discount for the wait. I will get it soon enough, it just seems like forever right now.

    A question, how important do you think the second head (1/2 bath, toilet and sink) would be on our 55' boat? We are considering opening up the galley to the salon, and we are not sure the second head is really that useful. Main head if shower, toilet, and vanity/sink. I would really appreciate your input.

    Later
    1974 Kingscraft 55x15
    1987 Ebbtide 190 Catalina Open Bow w/Mercruiser V8


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