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How many of us Classic Boaters own a modern Chris-Craft??

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How many of us Classic Boaters own a modern Chris-Craft??

Post by Don Ayers » Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:45 pm

Do you own one or know of someone who owns both a classic and a modern.

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Post by Oberon01 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:49 pm

I have a lot of classics and one modern - a 2002 Harris Kayot 27' Pontoon. And a Sea Doo. Like and use both new ones, but prefer the old stuff. The neswedt glass boat I ever owned was a 1973.
1926 Mullins 16' Outboard Special
1940 CC 19'Custom
1946 Gar Wood 22' 6" Sedan
1946 16' Peterbrough Falcon
1947 CC 16' Special Runabout
1947 Chris Craft 22' Sportsman
1948 CC 25' Sportsman Sedan
1959 Feather Craft Islander Express Cruiser
1961 CC 21' Continental
1965 Glastron Futura 500 V -164
1965 CC Sea Skiff 24'

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Post by Brian Robinson » Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:34 pm

Don, Steve Caplan and Paul Mehus both own new and old Chris-Craft's on Lake Tahoe.
1923 Hackercraft 23' Dolphin #03
1938 Gar Wood 22' Streamliner #6256 Empress
1952 Chris~Craft 19' Racing Runabout #363 Thunderstruck
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Post by mattbyrne » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:52 pm

Not a CC, but I own a Supra Launch Wakeboard boat. Its a blast to drive and the kids love it.

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Post by Thurley » Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:38 am

I have to admit I own a Cobalt..and a PWC!!!!

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Post by Bob B » Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:53 am

1948 17' CC Deluxe---for great boat rides dawn and sunset
2001 23' Caravelle Interceptor---for ski and all the toys

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Post by SJHanson » Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:31 am

I am one of the "Two Chris Craft" owners. 1958 Sportsman and 1993 Chris Craft 238 Concept Cruiser. Love 'em both here on the Columbia River . SteveH

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Post by Stovebolt » Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:24 pm

I don't know what they are worth down south, but the prices in Canadian are way to far out of reach for the average boat lover. But I understand why........look at them! :shock:
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Post by drrot » Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:36 pm

I own a *&@^#?#&
Sorry can't bring myself to admit it.
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Post by jfrprops » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:27 pm

I know it is off topic..but to complete the direction of the thread:

Back in my youthful CAR DAYS, I once traded a 1930 Model A five window, rumble seat, coupe....for a
c o r v a i r.....the car dint't kill me...but when I think back on the deal I almost die....

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1954 Whirlwind deluxe dual ckpt 16'
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Post by Tom Gruenauer » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:48 pm

1928 Chris Craft 24' Triple Cockpit
1989 Ski Supreme 21' Sierra Supreme open bow
Inboards Only!!!!

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Post by quitchabitchin » Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:14 am

I just have the one '69 Chris Craft, but if I had the funds, my modern day boat of choice would be a 25' Chris Craft Launch.
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Post by gbraker » Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:07 pm

I have several just like Jim Staib has.

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Post by Captain Nemo » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:49 pm

I will admit that I am a wooden boat snob. No 'glass for me, sorry.
Boats are to be made of wood, otherwise, God would have grown fiberglass trees.

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Fiberglass boats

Post by Wilson Wright » Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:03 pm

Now that I've seen the 20' Chris Craft Silver Bullet, I wonder why God doesn't make fiberglass trees.
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Post by quitchabitchin » Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:06 pm


The Silver Bullet is an outstanding boat. My personal favorite is the Lancer GT Concept from a few years back. I never went into production, just did the show tour like SEMA, etc. It is Ferrari red with a Ferrari like camel interior and is the inspiration for my current project. You can find images if you Google it.

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Re: How many of us Classic Boaters own a modern Chris-Craft?

Post by ClassOf56 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:03 pm

I have to admit that I have a small Navy, but since the cottage is on an island all by itself, you sort of accumulate things that go in the water. My first boat that I bought new was a 1990 21' Chris Craft Concept 198. I still have it and LOVE it. It is an OMC 4.3L V6 that has been bulletproof reliable, sips gas, and runs 45 MPH. I just recently aquired a '56 18' Continental in probably the worst deal of the century, but once I put my retirement savings into, I will love it forever, I am sure. The other 'notable boats' are:

1963 Thompson Thomboy 16'
2013 Harris Flotebote pontoon
1979 Hobie 16
1950's? Wood Peterborough 17' runabout (rotting)
2009 Lowe 12' Jonboat
3 old aluminum row boats
1 old aluminum canoe with sailing rig
1 paddleboat
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Re: How many of us Classic Boaters own a modern Chris-Craft?

Post by NOT Firewood » Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:49 pm

Along with my Sea Skiff, I have a New 1996 Glastron, this one is just to keep the better half happy!!!

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