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Boot Stripe Colors

Post by Ed Andrews » Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:15 pm

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Ok so I just scored a pristine condition 1951 Chris Craft Brochure from ebay. In looking through it it looks like the Boot Stripe on my model boat is white over some dark color (RED?) then the copper bronze bottom. I had always believed my stripe was just white. Is there some resource or does someone here know what is correct? My boat is a 1951 Chris Craft Holiday 19'. Any help would be appreciated.
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Post by Captain Nemo » Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:49 pm

According to the Essential Guide the waterline on that boat was painted white. On some models they had them painted red and white , as what appears in your brochure.
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Post by Don Vogt » Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:50 pm

I dont know the specific answer to this question, but you have to be careful to avoid taking Conrad totally at face value. he did a tremendous job and deserves a lot of thanks, but in some cases the information either is not accurate or maybe only partly accurate. An example as to boot stripe--he says the 37-39 deluxe runabout has a white boot stripe. I have the shop memo, however, that indicates this and a number of other boats switched to aluminum color in late '36 for the '37 and following on models. So it is one very good resource but not the "bible."
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Re: Boot Stripe Colors

Post by Greg Wallace » Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:18 am

Lower color is red. The red/white scheme was popular with a number of models of the period. I have a vague memory of the colors being switched from top to bottom on some (year) models but without research don't take my word for it. I have never seen an original blonde holiday without two tone stripe. Nice boat, by the way. Ditto comments on Essential guide. Great reference, however, not perfect. Trust but verify.
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Re: Boot Stripe Colors

Post by Doug P » Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:43 pm

Don Vogt wrote:I dont know the specific answer to this question, but you have to be careful to avoid taking Conrad totally at face value. he did a tremendous job and deserves a lot of thanks, but in some cases the information either is not accurate or maybe only partly accurate. An example as to boot stripe--he says the 37-39 deluxe runabout has a white boot stripe. I have the shop memo, however, that indicates this and a number of other boats switched to aluminum color in late '36 for the '37 and following on models. So it is one very good resource but not the "bible."



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Re: Boot Stripe Colors

Post by Kerry Price » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:47 am

I was about to make a new post this morning on this very topic so I hope it is OK to add my inquiry to this thread. I have a 1938 19' Sportsman that has a red bottom and white boot stripe. Both are wrong. The bottom I know should be copper bronze and the boot stripe should be green. I have the bottom paint issue solved but hoping someone out there has some information on the correct shade of green for the boot stripe.
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Re: Boot Stripe Colors

Post by Ed Andrews » Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:09 am

Kerry Price wrote:I was about to make a new post this morning on this very topic so I hope it is OK to add my inquiry to this thread. I have a 1938 19' Sportsman that has a red bottom and white boot stripe. Both are wrong. The bottom I know should be copper bronze and the boot stripe should be green. I have the bottom paint issue solved but hoping someone out there has some information on the correct shade of green for the boot stripe.

Kerry, Fall 2007 BB has an article on this. http://www.chris-craft.org/brassbell/2007/fall/#p=34
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Re: Boot Stripe Colors

Post by Kerry Price » Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:26 am

Ed,
I love this club! Thanks for sending me the the right direction. I just called and ordered a pint of the Robinson Apple Green boot top today.
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Re: Boot Stripe Colors

Post by Don Vogt » Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:43 am

Cool, Kerry. Tell your friends who are not members yet, and please do post us some pictures of your boat once you get it the way you want.
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Re: Boot Stripe Colors

Post by JacobErdey » Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:54 pm

Looks like a good time to revive this thread also. Anyone know the proper boot stripe width and color for a 1947-54 U18??
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