I almost feel bad, but I have not had that much to post.  I have been working a fair amount of overtime and not been to the boat much in the last two weeks.  That is no excuse and I am going to start skipping sleeping at night to get some stuff done.
;D

I have received some questions and have some to ask.  First, someone wants to know the number of single level Kingscraft Houseboats built.  I don't know, but a former VP of Kingscraft is working on some information and my hope is to receive that relatively soon and post it here on the site.  I am hoping for production numbers and a history of the company.  If anyone out there has any info I would love to get it and pass it on to everyone.

Next, a question was asked about sacrificial anodes and where to get them.  I have never purchased anodes (remember, I'm a newbie) so I won't suggest a place, but just want to emphasize the importance of checking them on a regular basis.  If you are new to aluminum boats, electrolysis is one of the few threats to your hull.  I would recommend going to houseboatmagazine.com and do a search.  There is a wealth of info and experience there.  Don't be turned off by this subject, it beats wood rot and it's just something to educate yourself on and take the simple precautions.

A question was posted about original price of a particular model year.  Unfortunately, I don't have the detailed, yearly prices, but you can go to the documentation page and find some info there to get a really good idea.  I know I can't afford a new houseboat now, so I am going to guess that back in the day it was a serious deal for a blue-collar family to buy one.  Getting a Kingscraft is a great way to break into this type of boating and have a solid investment that will last a lifetime.  Yes, I said investment, if you buy this boat right and be careful about what you put into it, I believe that should you want to upgrade in the future, you can be on the right side of things.  Buying a boat is expensive, owning one is too.  Having one is priceless (to me).

Now for my question.  Do you have any experience with this company, Foam It Green ?  Please let me know what you think or make suggestions about other similar products.  I would like to benefit from your experiences.  I have come to realize mistakes cost money :) but listening is free!

A quick update:  still getting started on the window tracks, I promise a detailed review and pictures.  I pulled the ceiling panels and am going  to run lights and speaker wiring before insulation.

Does anybody know how many days 'til Spring?  I do, too many.

Sorry for the slow progress.  That was for my wife.

Here's to dreams of sun, water, and fun,

KC55
 

Happy New Year

12/31/2012

 
Hi,

Just wanted to let you know we are still waiting on the window tracks to arrive (not surprised, bad time of year for shipping) and we hope to get back in gear as soon as they arrive.

I wanted to wish you a Happy New Year!  Be safe tonight and watch out on the road.

I plan on doing some minor stuff to the boat tomorrow, I will post some pics and update you if I do.

Best wishes to you and yours,

KC55