The Boats – Life of a Captain

I updated the blog to make it easier to follow the updates by boat: Brody's Progress with Rocket (also Marianne's repower in Michigan, The Professor's restoration in Chicago and Ginger's updates in Texas.) https://lifeofacaptain.com/the-boats/

Rocket: 1956 Feathercraft Rocket

Marianne: 1960 50' Constellation

The Professor: 1962 44' Roamer

Ginger: 1967 45' Constellation

The Boats – Life of a Captain

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Lake LBJ and Lake Travis … Think he’s gone through about $50 of fuel this week…

 

Lake LBJ and Lake Travis … Think he’s gone through about $50 of fuel this weekend now that it’s running smooth.

 



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Ready for the boat show … Kiddo worked hard for months rebuilding that motor, …

 

Ready for the boat show … Kiddo worked hard for months rebuilding that motor, but we broke down this week and took it to the shop for some tweaks (something with the Magneto and new spark plug wires)

 



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Took it out for a spin but it kept dying, cleaning the carbs good now. Who can …

Took it out for a spin but it kept dying, cleaning the carbs good now. Who can school the kiddo on any tips or help on setting these carbs properly?? #rocket https://lifeofacaptain.com/category/rocket/


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The boys have been at this all weekend and got up at 6am to get it launched toda…

The boys have been at this all weekend and got up at 6am to get it launched today #rocket https://lifeofacaptain.com/category/rocket/




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They’ve been at this all weekend and got up at 6am to get it launched today #roc…

They’ve been at this all weekend and got up at 6am to get it launched today #rocket




They've been at this all weekend and got up at 6am to get it launched today #rocket

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Last of the upgrades before she gets splashed #rocket

Last of the upgrades before she gets splashed #rocket



Last of the upgrades before she gets splashed #rocket

Posted by Cindy Chebultz on Tuesday, September 3, 2019

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Finished. I thought the group might like to see the rocket inspired panel in its…

Finished. I thought the group might like to see the rocket inspired panel in its completed state. The whole thing is a 4 panel composition, I’ll post a photo of the installed 4 panels in the comments, when it’s in.



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He’s worked so hard to get that motor on with the new steering, with a few hiccu…

He’s worked so hard to get that motor on with the new steering, with a few hiccups of course. Motor holes we’re bored a little different angles. The tilt tube was not threaded far enough up. But we figured out solutions. Steering and throttle are next. #rocket





He's worked so hard to get that motor on with the new steering, with a few hiccups of course. Motor holes we're bored a…

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Kiddo has been making progress with #rocket. Got the seats and new dash in now….

Kiddo has been making progress with #rocket. Got the seats and new dash in now.





Kiddo has been making progress with #rocket. Got the seats and new dash in now.

Posted by Cindy Chebultz on Friday, July 26, 2019

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