So where the boat has been docked over the years there's several scratches …

So where the boat has been docked over the years there's several scratches on the port side especially towards the bow. The kiddo and I have his and her Sanders now. So reduce our learning curve in this painful process!!! We've got a huge box of varying grades of sanding discs from 80 grit to 3000 grit. We've got some spots that are obviously going to need to go to the dent repair shop or something. Is this top layer oxidation? And do I take it all down to bare metal before I start going up in the grit on sandpaper? We are going back to bare aluminum not sure of the finish yet. All paint above the waterline is being removed, the white bottom is staying. #rocket


So where the boat has been docked over the years there's several scratches on the port side especially towards the bow….

Posted by Cindy Chebultz on Saturday, December 1, 2018

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So I've attached pictures of what we have for gauges. the ones on the left …

So I've attached pictures of what we have for gauges. the ones on the left we don't need anymore because it has a different motor on it. The ones on the right we would keep the speedometer and the tach. We're going to cover this dash up with a piece of new aluminum, and right now we don't really need new gauges… but in the future if we wanted to go to something matching or vintage would they be the same diameter? I don't want to cut holes in her new dash that might be a different size then our final gauges. #rocket


So I've attached pictures of what we have for gauges. the ones on the left we don't need anymore because it has a…

Posted by Cindy Chebultz on Friday, November 30, 2018

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It’s got no steering, no guages and no electronics anymore

They took a small break for food … It’s got no steering, no guages and no electronics anymore … New teleflex steering came in yesterday and new wiring is on order. Happy Thanksgiving!!

3 days into owning it and he’s gotten all the wiring and all the steering torn o…

3 days into owning it and he’s gotten all the wiring and all the steering torn out. New teleflex steering going in and marine grade wiring on order. Thanks to my cousin and my dad for helping him while we are visiting. lifeofacaptain.com/category/rocket. Brody Campbell #rocket

3 days into owning it and he's gotten all the wiring and all the steering torn out. New teleflex steering going in and…

Posted by Cindy Chebultz on Thursday, November 22, 2018

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This is our newest addition … Drove 1,100 miles one way to get it and we are h…

This is our newest addition … Drove 1,100 miles one way to get it and we are halfway back to Texas … We bought it as a 1959 Rocket, but the transom shows 1956. lifeofacaptain.com/category/rocket #rocket

This is our newest addition … Drove 1,100 miles one way to get it and we are halfway back to Texas … We bought it as a 1959 Rocket, but the transom shows 1956. lifeofacaptain.com/category/rocket #rocket

Posted by Cindy Chebultz on Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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Seeing if it will start for the second time in close to 8 years #rocket

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Posted by Cindy Chebultz on Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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Gives the boys something to do on a nice day

Gives the boys something to do on a nice day

A boy his Feathercraft and a Kansas Sunset

Kansas sunset … And yes that’s his new boat with his feet sticking up… Cleaning out all the old unused wiring.

Rocket is going in the water

Of course the first day above freezing it has to go in the water

Headed to Pick up Rocket

He’s a happy boy!! 1956 Feathercraft. Heading back home, only 1,100 miles. I haven’t been above freezing since Texas. Crossed the Mississippi. #whatshouldwenameit #lovehim #merrychristmas