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JETSTREAK 1959 (LEFT PHOTOS)
After a labor-of-love restoration, I wanted to share some photos of my
1959 Crestliner Jetstreak. When I got it, it had a nice paint job and plywood transom, but it was an empty shell. I made the windshield myself
out of one-eighth-inch-thick Lexan, rerigged the rope and pulley steering
system, and installed seats, lights, a pump, vintage gauge, and controls.
— Brian Thomason, Newport, NC
I’ve wanted to update my 1996
Carver 300 for some time.
Most of the interior is teak, so I
chose cherry to complement it
and replaced the white formica
cabinets. I settled on an Internet
company called Raw Doors and
received the entire order, including cherry cabinet doors and
self-stick veneer, in about two
weeks. Stained and finished, with
the addition of rolltop doors and
an LED lighting strip, they were
stunning when completed.
— Tom Durant, Ypsilanti, MI
On first sight of this 1992
Riviera 33 Flybridge, it was
engine parts and rust, inside
and out (including the brightwork and cockpit decks).
Within nine weeks, Relentless
had a total makeover — new
lighting, finishes, custom seating and upholstery, modern
lights, and electronics — and
set out for her maiden voyage
to Catalina Island.
— Alex Mitchell, Dana Point, CA