Chris Craft 1942 17' Runabout...

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Blog entry by cc194217 posted 07-17-2009 04:06 AM 1792 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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#1 posted 07-17-2009 04:17 AM


-- David,

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#2 posted 07-17-2009 04:21 AM

great project !
keep us informed ,
and welcome .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 07-17-2009 04:46 AM

I love these boats looks great

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#4 posted 07-17-2009 04:50 AM

Beautiful…can not wait to see the finished boat. Like Jim…I love these old boats !!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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#5 posted 07-17-2009 05:46 AM

A link to the past is priceless, thanks for sharing and good luck and most of all thanks for sharing…Blkcherry

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#6 posted 07-17-2009 05:57 AM

Nice boat. I know you must be having a blast restoring it. The old Chris Craft runabouts are a classic and have so much more character than the new fiberglass boats.

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#7 posted 07-17-2009 01:08 PM

Hey CC194217,
Please use a lot of TLC when working on this vessel… will really reward you…..take your time.

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#8 posted 07-17-2009 02:51 PM

thanks for the comments… this is a labor of love…. My father found this boat quite a few years ago. It was sitting in an old barn for about 20 years. It even had a tree growing threw the bottom. He restored it and about 20 years later gave it to me. I had it on the water for about 6 years and decided it needed some serious work done on it. Since the top was still stable I did that first. Then started on the starboard side. removed all the planking, then the battons and put new ribs in. Then new batton and hand fitted all the boards…now working on the port side… FYI,,, 250 screws on the top and 500 screws per side…. only putting bungs on the sides… top I used a oak wood filler…more contrast…. will post as I go along…. my only rule… – if tired – stop.

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#9 posted 07-19-2009 01:18 AM

oops… moved pic’s in PhotoBucket…

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#10 posted 07-19-2009 01:21 AM

spend last two days cutting ribs and braces… applied two coats of GitRot.. waiting a full day to soak in…

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