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Proper seat cushion supports for my '42, 17' Special Runabout?

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Proper seat cushion supports for my '42, 17' Special Runabout?

Post by jcpatrick » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:05 am

Hello, I am trying to determine the proper type of seat cushion supports for my 1942, 17' Special Runabout. In my research I have found some with the spring type and others with just planks on an angle that slope down at the rear. The side profile drawing shows planks on an angle. Any comments will be appreciated!

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Re: Proper seat cushion supports for my '42, 17' Special Runabout?

Post by Don Vogt » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:57 am

did you check with the mariner's museum for drawings? generally the runabouts during this period had a box spring with cushions on top. however, i believe the special was an economy model so perhaps they didnt use that arrangement?

if it originally came with a box spring arrangement it would not have plank supports underneath running from side to side as part of the seat framing, just an open area above the bilge with of course some support framing that the box spring seat could sit on. the base of the box spring set up, of course, consisted of side to side planking.

let us know what you find out. thanks.
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Re: Proper seat cushion supports for my '42, 17' Special Runabout?

Post by jcpatrick » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:14 am

Chris Craft Side Profile.pdf
Hello Don, thank you for your reply. I have the Side Profile drawing (attached) and I've seen 2 other '42, 17' SR with this arrangement. I agree the SR was an economy model that may not have coil spring seat bases. Today I will call the Mariner's Museum to see if there is another drawing that may show more information. Regards, Jim
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Re: Proper seat cushion supports for my '42, 17' Special Runabout?

Post by Greg Wallace » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:51 am

Box springs were not spec'd for the 17 special as standard.
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Re: Proper seat cushion supports for my '42, 17' Special Runabout?

Post by jcpatrick » Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:37 pm

Boat Equipment Record.pdf
Thanks for chiming in, Greg. If they were ordered, would they would be mentioned on the Boat Equipment Record? See attached.

Oops, I downloaded the wrong Side Profile in my earlier post. Correct one attached.
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Re: Proper seat cushion supports for my '42, 17' Special Runabout?

Post by Greg Wallace » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:26 am

Yes, I would expect a deviation such as box spring seats to be enumerated on the hull card (equipment record). Some cool extras listed on yours, by the way.
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Re: Proper seat cushion supports for my '42, 17' Special Runabout?

Post by jcpatrick » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:57 am

To Greg & Don, thank you for your replies. With your input, information on the hull card, drawings obtained from the Mariner's Museum and photos of other 1942, 17' SR members boats, I have determined my boat did not come with spring seat supports. Now I am ready to proceed with the interior. Thanks again! - Jim

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Re: Proper seat cushion supports for my '42, 17' Special Runabout?

Post by Don Vogt » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:14 am

glad all that worked out for you. please post some pictures as you make progress on restoration!
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