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Chris Craft production #'s

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Chris Craft production #'s

Post by Oberon01 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:48 am

I am curious to know what the top 5 models most popular produced by CC were, and how many of each were built. Has anyone ever figured that out? If so, could you post the answer? I know boats were often built in surprisingly low production volumes, even boats which we think of as somewhat common.


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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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Re: Chris Craft production #'s

Post by Greg Wallace » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:17 am

I can hear the flutter of pages as the Essential Guide is being checked and the tally taken in the race for the quickest response!

Should we start a pool?
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Re: Chris Craft production #'s

Post by Don Ayers » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:17 pm

I have a Power point that Jerry did years ago for the 2005 symposium. If I could get it in a different format I could post.

It would surprise you
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Re: Chris Craft production #'s

Post by mfine » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:27 pm

I am thinking post war utilities will be at the top. Probably the 17 and 22 sportsman. Eagerly waiting the results.

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Re: Chris Craft production #'s

Post by Peter M Jardine » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:16 pm

I had my suspicions...... and I will take a guess with just a cursory look through the Great Blue Bible.

14 foot runabout deluxe, Kit Boat division.
1950-54

15325 hulls. :mrgreen:

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Re: Chris Craft production #'s

Post by Oberon01 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:19 am

I left my Guide back at home when I left three weeks ago and I am not sure when I will see it again, perhaps not for two months so I thought I'd throw the question up here.
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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Re: Chris Craft production #'s

Post by Thommyboy » Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:56 am

I was at the Jerry Conrad presentation and if I recall correctly and this was a surprise to all, the largest volume boat made by Chris-Craft by far, was the 8 ft pram kit boat.

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Re: Chris Craft production #'s

Post by mfine » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:56 pm

Does a kit really count? They weren't the builder of those boats, just designer and materials supplier.

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Re: Chris Craft production #'s

Post by Peter M Jardine » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:30 pm

Aw come on..... they were all cut out ready to go together... so ..

but we could rephrase the question.... which completed boat was the largest number built.

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Re: Chris Craft production #'s

Post by mfine » Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:26 am

I understand they made the kits, but when the boat was completed and registered, was CC listed as the builder or the person who assembled it? Perhaps it is my aircraft background speaking. In that world it is very clear and very important that the kit manufacturer is NOT the builder.

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Re: Chris Craft production #'s

Post by Peter M Jardine » Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:42 pm

I would argue that cc is the builder.. but otoh some of the kits produced certainly never got built

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Re: Chris Craft production #'s

Post by Greg Wallace » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:20 am

If we are really going to start slicing our peas here, we need to seperate the kit boats delivered to the dealer assembled by Chris Craft from the boats shipped in the box to be assembled by someone else.

For what its worth, I believe kit cars are titled by manufacturer of the kit, not the assembler.
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