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1956 Lone Star Cruisemaster CRAZINESS! 28 Aug 2015 12:56 #51087

GREAT STORY AND BOAT.
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1956 Lone Star Cruisemaster CRAZINESS! 28 Aug 2015 12:01 #51086

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Great story, and beautiful boat!
Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

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1956 Lone Star Cruisemaster CRAZINESS! 28 Aug 2015 03:04 #51085

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Wayne,

Sweet looking boat.

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1956 Lone Star Cruisemaster CRAZINESS! 28 Aug 2015 02:53 #51084

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I think you glossed over the details on fixing that POS trailer on the side of the road 1800 miles from home, with the Texas Sun melting us into the pavement.

The tires didn't hold air long enough to get around the block...

The Wheels didn't fit the hubs... wtf ... they didn't fit over the centers and the wheels wobbled like a shriners circus clown car.

The Wheel bearings were blown out, and they were from who knows front hubs of some 60's car, Managed to figure out the dimensions of the inners and locate 2 from 2 Autozones and an O'Reilly. Had to reuse everything else, grease it up and pray....

Took 2 AutoZones and the O'Reilly to come up with enough wheel studs to fit the wheel spacers to stop the wobble.

Fortunately after the repairs we were able to drive a tank of gas between air pit stops to refill the New tires.

Good times... best smoked rib sandwich ever in the parking lot of AutoZone. Laughed like hell when the guy drove away with the smoker on fire...
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1956 Lone Star Cruisemaster CRAZINESS! 28 Aug 2015 02:25 #51083

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Locomotion wrote: Cool boat and great adventure! What's the dimensions on that thing?


21' long not including the outboard bracket. 88" at midship.


Wayne
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1956 Lone Star Cruisemaster CRAZINESS! 28 Aug 2015 02:07 #51080

Hey, that's just crazy! :)



I gots me a Cruisemaster, too.
"So shake the dust off of your wings and the sleep out of your eyes." Townes Van Zandt

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1956 Lone Star Cruisemaster CRAZINESS! 28 Aug 2015 01:55 #51077

Cool boat and great adventure! What's the dimensions on that thing?
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” Maya Angelou

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1956 Lone Star Cruisemaster CRAZINESS! 28 Aug 2015 01:32 #51072

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Russ wrote: Nice looking ship Wayne! What are you going to power it with?


I'm leaning toward a pair of 1960's Johnson 40 hp motors with 1958 Super Seahorse cowls. Simply for quietness and parts availability. This is a big deal considering how much I dislike the look of a fibreglass cowl.
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1956 Lone Star Cruisemaster CRAZINESS! 28 Aug 2015 01:31 #51071

Great story,adventure and boat ! Thanks Wayne.

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1956 Lone Star Cruisemaster CRAZINESS! 28 Aug 2015 01:24 #51070

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Nice looking ship Wayne! What are you going to power it with?
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