Here is a little more red meat for the restoration guys, this one is similar to the first one in this posting, but it is a v-drive boat instead, and this particular restoration took much more of an exhaustive process................the results are almost too good to put in the water.
The shoebox top was removed on this one too, and additionally reinforced and cleaned up cosmetically. This particular restoration was intended from the start to be "the most comprehensive ever done" on this particular model, 100% faithful to original specs except the overall finish of course, which is light years better than Chris Craft could ever afford to produce in a production line product.
Photos compliments of Mike Watson, the owner/restorer; exerpts from my "Restoration" book, now sold out
Projects like these are inspirational, and they not only SHOW what can be done with a beat up old fiberglass hull, they raise the bar and help save more boats too. Not for the faint of heart, and not inexpensive to do either.