Mike Wolfe "The River Queen Refit"  2005





HIN: 6838XX

Owner_Occupation: John and Alice Rakestraw

Name_of_Vessel: Calypso

Hailing_Port: Riverboat marina, Islton, CA.

Year: 1968


Years_Owned: 5 years

LOA: 38

Beam: 12

Fuel_Type: gas

Fuel_Cap: 100 Gal.

Propulsion: twin V-8 Chrysler 318's

Trany_Drive_Props: Dana outdrives, 18" props, B/W transmissions


Fresh_Water: 80gal. in 2 tanks

Holding_Tank: Electrasan treatment

E_Mail_Address:  johnrakestraw@yahoo.com

Date: 12/29/2005

Time: 10:57 PM


Trying to keep it original and have re-newed or restored or re-chromed and

re-painted almost everything. Truly a labor of love but a lot of work and


Future Restorations:

dinghy davits, some re-vinyling on the roof

RQR Impressions:

Mike, you are doing it right and I am amazed how good your site is.


Thanks John, Yours is just a wonderful restoration. I like your colors and the aft deck the nicest I've ever seen!

Keep up the good work.  Send us a story if you get the time...   mnw : )

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