Simply put, I am ruined on what I want in a watercraft. My relationship with motorized watercrafts has never been great. While I love them, I also hate them as I always seemed to have engine troubles at the most inopportune times. It may have played into my decision years ago to go completely non-oil on the lake. I love simplicity and love my Stand Up Paddleboards.
That being said. Each time I am taken out for a cruise in a classic boat like a Chris Craft or a Gar Wood, my opinion is altered. It was altered again last night and I think my next boat purchase will be a Chris Craft. Last night, friends of mine, and business partners, that live on Lake Darling picked me up for a cruise on Darling and also Lake Carlos (see video below). It wasn’t my first rodeo on a woodie but it once again pushed my needle closer to “this is the only way” marker. Be advised if you are drinking the same Kool Aid as me, talk to an owner first to learn about the requirements to care for one of these beauties.