S: Last Dance 1948 19ft Chris Craft Red & White Racing Runabout Owned by Dennis Naylon
FC: 1948 19' Chris Craft Racing Runabout Owner: Dennis Naylon
1: Dedication This 6 year project has finally come to an end. Thus, the name! I will do no more! However, I dedicate the completion to 3 really important people in my life. Kathy Her Support and encouragement more than anything completed this boat. Kathy is truly my First Mate. Tom Last Dance would still be in a barn somewhere if it was not for my buddy Tom. I never could have completed this project without his expert help, guidance, and pushing me beyond myself. Skeets Tom's wife and my land lord for my many nights I spent at their home while working on Last Dance in Tom's shop. Many meals were held up as Tom and I would "be there in a minute"! Her patience and understanding make her a saint to put up with us. Special thanks go to Joe and his Boat Craft crew that took on the job of painting and final assembly when I became ill in January of 2008. Their workmanship is beyond reproach
4: The Search
5: The Find!
7: Purchased from David Ashley Syracuse New York
8: IN NEED OF A REBUILD
9: REFEREENCE PICTURES
14: BOTTOM DONE IN 1 DAY WITH BUDDIES HELP
18: BOTTOM ALMOST DONE. 1000 SCREWS!!
19: sURE hOPE tOM MEASURED RIGHT!!
20: bottom done, now working on top sides
21: Original Wiring and Gauges
24: new dash and wires
25: dash installed all circuits fused
26: before painting bilge
31: working on shelf
34: getting ready for chrome
36: deck work begins
50: first time in water 6/10/08
53: first boat rides
56: together at first boat show