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Arrowhead -- Fall 2023 12 Oct 2023 22:59 #127131

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My upholstery lady just made me a beautiful top for my Clipper based on an original. BTW love our bimini on our Vagabond on a hot day. It folds down perfectly behind the rear seat and barely  noticeable when not in use. AND Ray... those are perfect Feather Crafts
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Arrowhead -- Fall 2023 12 Oct 2023 18:59 #127130

Feather-Fanatic wrote:
"I enjoy the pictures, but those biminis…..they’re burning my eyes! I get the “happy wife, happy life”, but there’s a limit! It’s hats only and the nice Feather Craft looks for my boat, and yes, my wife will be alongside me for nice long boat rides. And while I’m complaining, can someone explain the story behind a Cougar badge on their boat? Why wouldn’t they rock the Feather Craft name?"

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Show us your perfect Feather Craft, some of my Feather Crafts have tops, some don't. ;-)



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Arrowhead -- Fall 2023 12 Oct 2023 17:39 #127129

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And while I’m complaining 

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, can someone explain the story behind a Cougar badge on their boat? Why wouldn’t they rock the Feather Craft name?
 








Jim isn't active on the forum but he did explain the 'Cougar' thing to me. He meant the name in the way you might apply it to an attractive older woman, which I'd have to agree that his beautiful Clipper most definitely is.

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He does have a couple of my Feather Craft emblems on there too.
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Arrowhead -- Fall 2023 12 Oct 2023 14:41 #127128

My first 50 or so years in Feather Crafts were without tops or windshields. A couple dozen trips to the dermatologist and enough stitches to cover a sail and the top starts to make sense ;-)
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Arrowhead -- Fall 2023 12 Oct 2023 13:35 #127127

"To each his own."
Jim Parnell names his boats. Off the top of my head I can't remember what he named his Vagabond.
Mike
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1955 Alumacraft FD on a Gator trailer
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Arrowhead -- Fall 2023 12 Oct 2023 13:03 #127125

I enjoy the pictures, but those biminis…..they’re burning my eyes! I get the “happy wife, happy life”, but there’s a limit! It’s hats only and the nice Feather Craft looks for my boat, and yes, my wife will be alongside me for nice long boat rides.

And while I’m complaining 

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Arrowhead -- Fall 2023 08 Oct 2023 22:14 #127098

These are the last photos I have. These are from the arrival day Sunday evening dinner cruise to the Crows Nest at Blue Springs Marina. Modern motors, higher hp.





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1950 Skipper on Holsclaw Boat Roadster trailer
1954 Skipper w/ ’54 Johnson 10hp
1954 Deluxe Runabout w/ ’54 Johnson 25hp
1954 Vagabond w/ '57 Johnson 35hp
1955 Alumacraft FD on a Gator trailer
1956 Alumacraft FD

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Arrowhead -- Fall 2023 08 Oct 2023 14:20 #127096

Last from Friday and my last of the week. I may have a few more on my phone.











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1954 Skipper w/ ’54 Johnson 10hp
1954 Deluxe Runabout w/ ’54 Johnson 25hp
1954 Vagabond w/ '57 Johnson 35hp
1955 Alumacraft FD on a Gator trailer
1956 Alumacraft FD

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Arrowhead -- Fall 2023 08 Oct 2023 14:18 #127095

More Friday











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1954 Skipper w/ ’54 Johnson 10hp
1954 Deluxe Runabout w/ ’54 Johnson 25hp
1954 Vagabond w/ '57 Johnson 35hp
1955 Alumacraft FD on a Gator trailer
1956 Alumacraft FD

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Arrowhead -- Fall 2023 08 Oct 2023 14:16 #127094

From Friday











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1954 Skipper w/ ’54 Johnson 10hp
1954 Deluxe Runabout w/ ’54 Johnson 25hp
1954 Vagabond w/ '57 Johnson 35hp
1955 Alumacraft FD on a Gator trailer
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