View Full Version : Baby has a big brother! Hornet on it's way home !

11-16-2012, 08:43 PM
Hornet on it's way for a deck of restoration in Pittsburgh PA.
Ken, Linda, Aaron, Ben and Dan of wwwynotyachts.com know
what to do and I expect it to be done for next summer. I can't
to ride in the Baby's big Brother.
We will keep you up to date as it progresses. 73673

Rob M
11-16-2012, 08:45 PM
Very cool. Congrats Bert.

11-16-2012, 08:55 PM
The boys, Ben and Aaron are so excited about this boat and I don't blame them. We spent the summer in Thousand Islands with the Baby and they so enjoyed that boat that they are loving life about this one.
They have several beautiful boats and I am pretty sure this one will be the most used from now on.
I have to say this will be our boat just like my boats are theirs.

11-18-2012, 07:39 AM
19 Hornet hull #31
Stringers and deck solid. Complete hardware included. Boat formally owned for 28 years.
Here is original build sheet.73677

11-18-2012, 08:10 AM
My '67 Ski Sporter (hull #420)was invoice # 839 on 5/27/67.
Always great to reconstruct the timeline and original documentation is forever.

Congrats on the boat and keep us posted on the resto.

Greg Guimond
11-18-2012, 08:51 AM
Wow Bert, I can't imagine that there are many original build sheets left out there. It is very cool to see the old school handwritten paperwork.

11-18-2012, 09:16 AM
Missed this boat by hours...good luck with it!

Maybe my luck will change.......someday


11-18-2012, 09:41 AM
it is great when the heritage and the history are documented and honored on a project and not lost in the resto process.

11-18-2012, 12:37 PM
How cool is that? Congrats! Looking forward to hearing more...

11-18-2012, 01:08 PM
Awesome!...wish I could have acted on that one.

I look forward to seeing it done right!...:)

11-18-2012, 08:44 PM
I can't imagine that there are many original build sheets left out there. It is very cool to see the old school handwritten paperwork. you might be surprised how many build cards like that still exist.... I would say hundreds, I personally have seen a couple-three thousand....

11-20-2012, 03:39 PM
It it weren't for LGDCC there would be no build cards, am I correct?

Scott Pearson
11-20-2012, 05:52 PM
The built cards are not ever with the title or the books. These were both furnished to Mario by the LGDCC.

11-25-2012, 10:46 PM
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Congrats Bert! Will hope to see you at Mount Dora again this Spring. We will have room in the Continental if you want to run the St. Johns! Maybe get that Fino out and running!

11-28-2012, 01:29 PM
Here is what we have so far. Almost certain we will be going back to V drive.

11-28-2012, 01:46 PM
It it weren't for LGDCC there would be no build cards, am I correct? not thats not correct, the build cards were around for light years before the LGDCC got ahold of them. There are also a TON more that they don't have, including anything after 1988, the Chris Craft, and AMH years, and up to 2007ish... which the .org board was able to recently purchase. There is only ONE set of originals in circulation, but there may be quite a few scanned copies...

Scott Pearson
11-28-2012, 02:28 PM
Who cut the ski locker out and why?

And we have all the Donzi Cards also...and they arent kept secret....just ask for them.

11-28-2012, 03:16 PM
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Do you mean, you have one for my 18 2+3?

11-28-2012, 03:36 PM
What are these 7392373924numbers?
Outside for a pressure cleaning today.

12-02-2012, 08:43 PM
I like the color combo, kinda like a reverse Sunoco blue and yellow

would look street rod cool with dark blue interior too, and no boot stripes

and LSX power.. :cool:

12-02-2012, 08:48 PM
Stringers and deck core (foam) good and strong. Deck will stay on. Will be a V drive again.
Lives next to another V drive.

12-02-2012, 08:54 PM
Looking great, what color combination will you go with? What size engine did the boat come with? Looks so cool! I WANT ONE!

Rob M
12-02-2012, 09:15 PM
Two very cool boats. Is the XK-19 in the family too?


12-02-2012, 09:23 PM
Ford GT Gulf blue.7395273953

12-02-2012, 09:37 PM
Ski locker out to get tank out. Tank out, ski locker goes back in.

12-03-2012, 02:27 PM
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Sam, That a 19 Commander Super Sport, Not an XK-19. 352 original hours one owner boat. That one is now going on the back burner till the Hornet is done.

12-03-2012, 03:02 PM
I LOVE GT-40 in those colors.


12-11-2012, 06:06 PM
bert so good to see old yeller in the shop getting worked on and sitting next to the super sport its funny i have had the same blue 1969 super sport for 23 years and it spent the winters sitting next to the yellow hornet so im sure she feels right at home now . they have to be two off the best looking boats made in 60s, i will never part with mine i hope to see more pic off the hornet,s resto and very happy you will keep her a vdrive cant wait to see her done i hope to start on my red hornet soon and get it in water some time in 2013 will see good luck and thanks much


12-20-2012, 02:04 PM
Ok, this boat has the raised vents. We also found these numbers on a board under the seat.
Any thoughts?74151

12-20-2012, 05:35 PM
Love the gulf raciing color scheme! I have been secretly dreaming up a Shelby type look but in gulf racing colors for my 22 down the road....

03-11-2013, 10:39 AM
The dash and a progress report.

03-11-2013, 11:35 AM
The dash and a progress report.

The dash looks fantastic! Those SW gauges have a nice vintage look and feel to them similiar to the old Teleflex gauges. I take it you are re-locating your light switch and ignition.


Do you have model or PNs for the SW gauges or were they custom made or refurbished.

03-11-2013, 12:06 PM
Those gauges are awesome! Perfect for a restored classic boat. I would love to throw some in a musclecar instead of the belly-button autometers that everyone uses.

So what other shiny bits have shown up?

03-11-2013, 12:18 PM
Never mind the question on the gauges. I found them and SW is VERY proud of them.

Stewart Warner Performance Custom Deluxe Green Line Analog Gauges


05-24-2013, 08:50 AM
Where we are at today. Our goal is to be at the Clayton boat show end of July.

05-24-2013, 11:33 AM
The Hornet looks great! You have a lot of fairing / painting ahead of you, and not a lot of time to do it... Fill up the beer fridge and get to work!

05-24-2013, 07:56 PM
looks great im sure glad its getting done if you are going to make it to clayton for sure let me know I will be there for a ride I know were most off the rocks are up there love the red seats

05-25-2013, 04:58 AM
That bench seat is coming along nice! Is that the original windshield assembly or did you make it from scratch? I am looking for one for my 66 bench seat Hornet. If you know of a source PM me. Again nice work!

01-25-2014, 11:16 AM
Over for the second time. Getting close to My Dora (Tavares) this year?
This or the Super Sport next to her. The race is on!!
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