WHO owns this boat??

jb4lcm

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John Butler
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I am the builder of this 18' CC and I sold it to Jason here on BD 20 years ago. He sold it to someone here years ago and now I just want to know if it is still in use? Any photos of it NOW?

Thank you!

JB

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?? fisherman

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The old "Sportn' Wood".... I remember that boat well. Pretty sure Jason sold it to BDer "BPFED" (Chris), and then Chris eventually upgraded to a 21' Parker and sold it to ??
Been wondering for quite awhile now, what happened to Chris...anyone know....hope he is doing ok!

Good luck on your boat search... would be cool to see where she's at now.

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la vida

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Great looking Skiff.
Wood or Fiberglass? And do you still make boats?
 

sealskinner

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Does Chris have any photos of it while he used it?

I'd love to see it today. And I'd love to see where it is now ... Can you introduce me to Chris?? Thank you!
Chris is no longer with us.
Our fearless leader Jason used to own that boat before Chris.
 

Long Beach Bob

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At 50 cents an hour for your time, boat building has to be a labor of love...always wanted to build one but, just couldn't justify the time and labor involved...dang....
 

jb4lcm

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At 50 cents an hour for your time, boat building has to be a labor of love...always wanted to build one but, just couldn't justify the time and labor involved...dang....
Free labor for sure but the end result is pretty satisfying. Not sure I'd do it again. But it does call me from time to time. I think it's my wife that would not allow it as it overwhelms your time. It takes about a year working on it a LOT.
 
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Crystal Meth finally got him fired and although I don't know how he died Meth surely had something to do with it. Good riddance to that dirty BP agent.
He is not dead.


......and you are a douche. Just cause somebody gets a drug problem does not make them a "dirty BP agent". FUCK YOU.

Chris could be an ass, for sure.....but "dirty"? Really? Yeah, see above.
 

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Chris sold it to Ron "Calico". Ron took it to baja and that was the last I heard of it.

It was wet when the wind came up but the softest 18' I've ever been on. Felt like a cork under the foot as it absorbed all of the nastyness tossed at it.

I sold it for a 23' Parker then 27' Worldcat then 31' Innovator and now a 34' Sea Vee and we just picked up a 35' Cabo. I'm done for a while on boats...

Chris caught some fish on it. I have a ton of pics of the rebuild after I got it from you. I don't miss sanding and refinishing those rails every season.

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jb4lcm

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Chris sold it to Ron "Calico". Ron took it to baja and that was the last I heard of it.

It was wet when the wind came up but the softest 18' I've ever been on. Felt like a cork under the foot as it absorbed all of the nastyness tossed at it.

I sold it for a 23' Parker then 27' Worldcat then 31' Innovator and now a 34' Sea Vee and we just picked up a 35' Cabo. I'm done for a while on boats...

Chris caught some fish on it. I have a ton of pics of the rebuild after I got it from you. I don't miss sanding and refinishing those rails every season.

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Please do share some pics ! I'd love to capture the history (again) since I've lost most every photo I used to have.