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click to view young lady with Wizard 5 1/2Daughter Jackie with 1958 5 Wizard, Model #OC585, S/N 6011522
Submitted by Rich Johanson.

Rich says 10 year old Jackie is his fishing partner.



The "Maiden Voyage" of Rich's 'new' K5 16 hp.  Rich writes:  "...A buddy took this shot of the maiden voyage with the K-5 on the 1960 Fiberform.  I received it recently via e-mail.  Believe it or not, this was taken during Memorial Day weekend (1999) at Pend Oreille (pronounced pond-or-ray).  It never gets very crowded there.  The weather was fairly nice and we caught our share of fish.  On this particular outing, I got halfway out into the lake and the motor died due to a fuel pump problem.  My buddy came to the rescue and towed me in.  Please hold on to this until I send in the write up.  I hope to send some other photos in the US mail as well..."

Rich has a  restoration article on this motor.  View it.
 


The Chris-Craft Factory - 50 years later.   2000 Beverly, Grand Rapids, Michigan
April, 1998
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click to view Ollie resting peacefully on bench1956 J2 5
S/N J100487
Submitted by Rich Johanson.

Rich writes "I bought it for parts.  Someday I may try getting it going. 

Update:  Since this picture was first added to the Museum in spring 1998, Rich has undertaken a major effort to bring little Ollie back to life.  Rich has spent untold hours (and probably too much money) to accomplish this almost impossible task.  See the great series of articles.  Curator

2 views of Paul Moneski's 1954 Feathercraft 12.5' deluxe runabout.  Ignore the off-brand motor hung on the transom...we believe Paul was simply storing it for a neighbor.

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