I am a newbie both to blogs and to collecting broken boats
Whilst keeping an eye out for a cheap tinny to run a spare motor I couldn't believe my luck when I also spotted a cool looking Caribbean.
I felt like a thief knocking down the price and towing it away. Weird thing was his wife gave me the same 'look' I got from mine when I arrived home! So how good is it to discover your website and find that you are all quiet sane.
So now that I have played a bit of boat Tetris and have them in my driveway I have started pulling them apart.
The Caribbean is mostly complete, chrome, badges and trim is all there and in good shape. The steering wheel cant be original? The Merc 650 apparently runs, engine no. makes it 1963 - I was quite happy with 65hp until I saw the tower of power!
I have read a lot of the posts here and it has given me lots of insight as to what i am in for. Idlehours was a great post.
FYI the previously posted Caribbean Lexington in Swan Hill was on gumtree and has just listed as sold. I WANT that motor, still had the factory inspection stamp visible.
Here is my boat,