|Posted: November 18 2010 at 09:45 | IP Logged
Jack - please re-post this query under the "Constellation" catagory. Welcome aboard! I have owned a 500 for 8 years and Pete has owned one since the Vikings came over. Do yourself a favor and contact Pete Minot (over in the Constellation forum page) and buy his "Connie USB Stick". It contains a compilation of information garnered from forum members and will offer you more information than Chris Craft could have when the boat was new.
Many of us Connie owners (500 AND 460) have made many, many modifications, improvements and repairs to our boats and can (and do) help each other save many hundreds of dollars and man hours. For example: the dreaded watertank replacment was turned into a three day job by myself and a friend (with all parts on hand). This is addressed on Pete's USB drive. The charge is minimal and he put many, many hours into it.
Anyway, please go over to the Constellation page and post there. You will get a proper response to any question you may have.
Capt. G. Emory Shover
m/v "SOUTHERN CHARM"
Eastern Marine Services, LLC
Marine Survey - Yacht Delivery