Technically, I don't have this yet, but will tomorrow. I have wanted a classic inboard ski boat for a long time, and I regularly check CL for old Ski Nautique/ Correct Craft listings. Not sure why I never searched for a Century, though I guess I usually think of wood boats when I think of them. Found this one today and am very excited to get it tomorrow! Looks to have all the fittings and trim, so I look forward to the restoration.
This one will have to wait, as my daughter Alaina is starting the work on her boat. Once hers is done we will dig into the Century!
Any thoughts/opinions on the Century?
I sent the Century Club guys an email. I am not on Facebook, so I don't have that opportunity.
I have searched multiple ways to find all that I can online, but there isn't much out there about the Cheetah. It's a neat looking boat. I would like to find out the "negative" reviews of the boat to try to address the shortcomings when I redo it.
For now it is tucked safely away in the barn waiting its turn.
Cool, it will be a fun project. I wasn't on facebook either until I got the Century and joined the club so I could discuss the restoration questions I had/have. There's also a Yahoo group but I haven't used it in a long time. Also I don't know if you saw but all the Cheetah's came in Green, yours has obviously been painted.
So I will need to do a compete rebuild on this motor. Any ideas of who does a good job or should I just shop around locally?
I can't find much info on the velvet drive trans. They look pretty simple, so I am guessing the rebuild should be straightforward there.
Here are some thoughts I have for now, subject to change..
I think since my top deck is cracked in each corner I might consider replacing it with wood. I know I can fix the fiberglass, but I kinda like the idea of a wood top, fiberglass hull boat. I have seen a few of the Cheetahs that have been done up this way. Any reason other than originality to not do this?
I can't use the original color. Just can't. Sue me for departing from original, but at least this boat will live on another 50 years.
Lastly, I don't think I have the original windshield. I haven't seen one like this in pictures. It has the Taylor made red dot on the passenger corner. Ideas?