- May 11, 2008
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We bought ours brand new in 1972
Maybe I'll just buy that 43ZR down there, then I won't have to tow mine all the way out there. Oh, wait, I need to find $250,000 laying around to go buy it. How'ya doin' Scott? Wondered how long it would take for you to bust me with your boat, haha. Long live the Dragon Craft! Hey, Get this, I was talkin to Bob Leach (owner of Eliminator) last week and I was tellin him about your Dragon, he had a funny story to tell about the owners. I'll have to tell ya some time.Wow, that boat looks really familiar. That is some interesting landscape for Indiana......
When is the Donzi going to make it to Mead Tom?
Cool! We go down to Needles a couple times a year, we will have to meet up sometime. Ours is a 468 BBC too, we've had it 39 years.My name is Rich I'm new here I've own a 1970 Dragoncraft 468 BBC for 9yrs love it,came from Ca.now in AZ.Fort Mohave love the River and Parker I'l try to post pictures of mine,but on steering I tighten cables so theres only a 1'' play from engine stringer boat holes straight .Hope this helps
We put a 8 degree shaft with a Menkens gear box with a whirlway with a three blade prop. Looks like you still have the factory set up, 12 degree, after about 400hp that will give you to much lift because of the angle, that's why we switched.sounds good I do want to ask you about your boat is it a true flat if so what degree casale do you run engine placment from transom and what prop size do you run also 2 or 3 blade,I've been working a lot on mine to take a set
I run a stellings 2 blade 11 1/4x15 but I think it gives to much tail lift. Thanks for any infor. Rich
Cool! That where we bought ours, in Bellflower off of Roscrans. The original owners were a group of firemen, they sold it to a company or group of people around '72 and it only lasted a couple more years. I've heard over the years that the molds where around, last I heard they where in a pasture in central Cali somewhereThe molds showed up at Advantage boats back in maybe '88 or so. I can't recall the guys name but it seems I remember him being a potato farmer from Idaho (?) and he owned or at least had in his possession the molds and over one slow winter we built him a bare hull. Never saw him or the hull again. I have some pics of the hull and molds (split hull mold if I remember) somewhere. It was cool because when I was a kid Dragon Craft was just up Lakewood blvd on Rosecrans.
I'm have no doubt you're right on the molds where a bouts. For some reason Idaho sticks in my mind but we had several customers from there, one of them a one legged guy that the salesman failed to tell us he had no right leg. Of course we rigged the thing with a right foot pedal and when he came to pick it up he was more than a little pissed. The salesman went into hiding. How do you fucking forget something like that?Cool! That where we bought ours, in Bellflower off of Roscrans. The original owners were a group of firemen, they sold it to a company or group of people around '72 and it only lasted a couple more years. I've heard over the years that the molds where around, last I heard they where in a pasture in central Cali somewhere
I owned this boat from 1980 to 1989. Would love to have it back.My first boat was a 69 Dragoncraft. Bought it less motor and thought i'd having it running by the first weekend. Boy was I surprised!!! But a few months later when I got it going I had a blast in it. I would love to have another flat to f..k around in. I'll try to scan some pictures of it.