Beautiful woodwork ! (let me guess , your going to park beside Dave Ramsey's boat on Preist .)
Love the pics! I was looking for them yesterday evening when I heard on your radio show about this blog. Pics are very important to your blog. Keep on posting them! I love your show, listen to it every afternoon on my way home. And now I can't wait to read about the maiden voyage!!! Be safe out there!!! --Kathy
great boat Phil. we lived in ft. pierce until we moved to tn in 1988. My husband was born in white city. I hope you enjoy your boat it is beautiful. How did you hear about the boat?
Actually, I saw it online but hadn't given it much thought because it was so far away. Then we went to Disney World and I had a free day so I came down here to see it. Fell in love and figured out a way to get it back to Tennessee by water. At least I think I did. That remains to be seen.
I hope it's at least a twin prop. My uncle won a 35' Chris Craft in a poker game back in the 60's, and it was a single prop. Made everyone seasick with all of the yawing. Beautiful Boat - you're gonna need a bigger shark, Phil.
Phil, I knew you succumb to all that "Boat Porn". Congrats! FOP Sheila
More pictures Phil! I will be following your journey, cheering you on the same as I follow your radio show! I know this has been a dream of yours as it has always been one of mine to make a long boat voyage. I pray for a safe and monumentally happy trip home!
I know that you wanted a boat, however I did not expect one this large. Hope you have a good trip home. Would be nice to have a welcome home party for YESTERDAY when you get home.
Sharing your experience with your new yacht brings back memories. Yes, a 57-footer is a yacht; you have gone beyond a cabin cruiser with this one. My father and a business partner bought a late 1950's 55' Connie on Lake Michigan in 1968 to refurbish and subsequently resell. My dad fell in love with the lines and character of Chris Craft and ended up buying and keeping a 1965 37' Constellation. I have many fond memories of both boats, but especially of the 37-footer because I was older and we went everywhere from the Bahamas to Cancun on her. We moored her on the Miami river and went out fishing, cruising, or camping at least a dozen times every year while I was growing up. Don't let the frustrations of fighting with boat issues dampen your love for it. There are very few leisure activities that can surpass the enjoyment of cruising and boating with your family.
Phil, I listen to your show every evening I love it.My question is Will the pole be put in by Friday evening? I laugh every time I hear Who's dancing on the pole. Corny but I laugh every time.Hope you enjoy your boat as much as I enjoy the ski boat I had for 30 years. i have 2 knee replacements now afraid to fall anymore.Trust me I fell a lot. Carry on in safe trip sailor
Wheres the radio equipment you use to broadcast ? show a picture of it too :)
Remember what BOAT stands for... Bring Out Another Thousand!!Good luck she's beautiful!
And a airplane is BOAM, bring out another million
I laughed out loud hearing you on the radio saying the "Governor” stopped you from leaveing port. You seem to have problems with governors where ever you are. I love your show and am puzzled with your Phil-osophy about oversight and control. Finally a governor gets out of your way and you stay put. May I suggest you get the locals to drive by the marina and honk their horns. It worked the last time.I am familiar with Governors being a problem. Years ago, my wife was the subject of the Tennesseans political cartoon picturing Governor Sunquist on the phone giving in to here cause. The artist sent her the original and it hangs in her office as a warning to others not to cross her. So… you should frame the broken parts and hang them in the engine room as a preventive measure. The lesson here is “yes.. We need a governor for our engine to run smoothly.. but, it needs to be reminded from time to time that it, “the governor” works for you.. and will be replaced if it doesn’t do it’s job properly.”
Move it on up to Tennessee and park it right next to Al Gore's boat. I dare you! Change the name to "An Inconclusive Truth." That should go over big. That would be so funny. Do it, Phil. Safe voyage.
I too would like to hear about the radio equipment. Cell coverage on most lakes I've been on (here in middle Tennessee) has been spotty and communication when things go badly can be critical. You can't just throw out a rope and have someone tow you, having a boat (yacht) that size.Also, the BOAT (bring on another thousand) acronym is muliplied by at leat ten with a craft that large.Something I've not seen mentioned is the need to make VERY sure you have more than adequite and appropriate fire extinguishers, anchors and flotation devices. Some of the water could also be too deep for your anchor ropes, so plan ahead - as I'm sure you have. Also some types of waters and their bed types have different type of anchor needs.Then there's also waters that may be too shallow for how deep this boat draws. That's why it's a good idea you had to hire a captain, experienced it this trek, along with the capability to track local depths and understand common waterway markings, such as channel buoys.I did not see where you are planning on mooring this craft when you get back to Tennessee. Closest to me is Percy Priest lake and it is NOT suitable for something this large. Old Hickory, Center Hill, Dale Hollow or Tims Ford Lake are better and deeper, but the major rivers such as the Cumberland or Tennessee River would be more usable and accessable, again for a craft of that size. I guess, considering your location and boat size I would recommend either Old Hickory lake or the Cumberland River for accessabilty and depth.
I've been there , done that many times. It's a great boat. They say you'll spend about 10% every year on what the boat is worth and that is about right. I've made the crossing several times and up the Tom Bigbee. It will be an experience you'll never forget and probably won't want to do again for a while.Watch out for the barges and learn what 1 whistle and 2 whistle mean.Believe me you'll need to know this.Wish I was there!!! Any info you need I'll be glad to help.
what a beautiful yacht, Yesterday is gorgeous, Chris Craft has always made beautiful boats I have admired Chris Craft boats since I was a youngster, enjoy the journey, do not be anxious God is in control, Godspeed
The boat looks beautiful, Phil! I love being on yachts. When I was 8-10 years old my family spent a lot of time on Old Hickory Lake, sailing on several yachts, sailboats, houseboats, and catamarans, all of which were smaller than yours but no less fun! Spending the night on one is like no other! Please show more pictures of the accommodations - I especially love to see the inside of boats!
I think you should name the boat Wet Dream
I so wish you'd put that boat up on Center Hill at Hurricane Marina somewhere close to Spotted Als Boat. But I am not sure if they have any slips available. Of course he is never up there he is too busy out jet setting around the world spreading his bovine scatology and spewing more pollution into the air. Nice looking boat and congrats. I hope you get her going soon. Love the show .
greetings from land locked Sewanee mtn. done that trip a few times u got to stop in Pensacola found my fave bar there in 79 bring in a blow boat from Jamaica its called the Red Carpet Lounge totally FEMALE an a few drunken Sailors Buffet style LOL take care an smooth sailing Capttrinity
Awesome boat Phil! I owned a 1968 C.C. Constellation, but it was only 36 ft. It had a pair of 327 Chevy engines, that cranked out 300 h.p. each!! I lived on my boat for a year after divorce and soon realized I had friends coming out of the woodwork wanting to party half the night!! Would not trade the memories for anything! I owned a 35' snapper boat, then a 26' Chris, and finally the 36 footer. Some of the best days of my life.
I too, once owned a boat.So much for the verse "Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away".LOL, yours are just beginning.
The two happiest days in the life of a boat owner: the day he buys it and the day he sells it.
naw every day on the OCEAN is happy after u get over being sick on the bad weather days LOLCapttrinity
Beautiful Boat! Happy Sailing Uncle Phil!