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1949double cabin flying bridge cruiser

Post by 61seaskiff42 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:56 pm

Hi there I am a new owner of a 1949 46' dcfb cruiser. What group does she belong in ???? Or is it a model in its self ?????Any info is appreiated !!!!!Thanks Chris

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Post by jfrprops » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:07 pm

You have come to the right place! Post some pics of that baby!

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Re: 1949double cabin flying bridge cruiser

Post by farupp » Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:42 am

Information of all types for your '49 DCFB cruiser will be in the "Wood Hull Construction" section.
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Post by 61seaskiff42 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:53 pm

I would if i was computer savy !! I have some on my email . Don't know how to forward them.

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Post by jfrprops » Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:20 pm

HA! that would be ME! but somehow even I managed to navigate the post a pic deal....work it out

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Post by High Seas » Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:47 pm

61seaskiff42 wrote:I would if i was computer savy !! I have some on my email . Don't know how to forward them.
Have your grandson teach you the computer! Save the pics from your camera to the computer and then upload from the pics file...

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Re: 1949double cabin flying bridge cruiser

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Re: 1949double cabin flying bridge cruiser

Post by 61seaskiff42 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:57 pm

I managed to figure out the picture thing !!!!! lol She needs some work but is in the water I am going to get her in August to bring her up the Hudson and across the Erie to central New York. Right now she is on long island the north shore. The starboard engine is complete the port is in parts. I will need a long block crusader 350cid 270hp. This is the one style I have always wanted . I got it for the low low price of free.This is the one I have been waiting for I will restore it and retire on it,I sold the other two boats so I can concintrate on the 1949 46' dcfb only . This is the largest wooden boat I have ever owned. I will have some more photos soon, I hope. lol

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Post by joanroy » Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:44 pm

I saw that boat advertised and wondered what happened to it. Now I know. Congratulations! She looks pretty hard but it is floating anyway. I love that model in the post war vintage and she'll be a real beauty when restored. I own a 1948 36 Double Stateroom Enclosed that came from Long Island as we'll. I'm sure they share some history together. Good luck with the restoration and I will look forward to following the progress.

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Re: 1949double cabin flying bridge cruiser

Post by jfrprops » Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:45 pm

This sounds familiar? Did a bunch of guys, multi generational crew, some family some not.....bring that thing up north there in a trip featured on one of these sites? Couple of years ago at most?
Rings a bell and the picture too?


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Post by 61seaskiff42 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:03 pm

The previous owner Rich said he has owned her for 30 yrs he had pictures of the boat from several years ago .

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Post by Capn Taz » Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:06 am

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Post by joanroy » Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:08 pm

Very Nice Taz. The let ski is a brilliant. Makes for a fast getaway if thing go terrible wrong when you fire up an ancient cruiser.

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Post by Capn Taz » Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:42 am

We have added to the flotilla now, we're up to two 3 seaters now! It's to cure my go fast itch while we go slow in our cruiser. They also serve to remind me of my true age rather than the kid I think I still am, we are usually sore the next day from too much hard riding and wave jumping!
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Re: 1949double cabin flying bridge cruiser

Post by Rugger8 » Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:56 pm

john,

You are thinking of me and my boat. A twin to this one, but a 1947 version. Here is the story of that trip. I am on the Hudson 30 miles north of New York city, so give me a shout when you are heading up the Hudson. I can show you what I did with my boat and compare notes. It is a great boat.

http://chris-craft.org/registry/viewboa ... at_id=1200

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Post by 61seaskiff42 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:24 pm

Jeff i look forward to stopping by when we head up the Hudson w/ our Dcfb cruiser . I read your story sounds like a good trip you had. I can not wait to do the our trip we are currently working on our crew I have six of us interested in going . We will leave NortPort Long Island and head up the mighty Hudson to Waterford NY to the great Erie canal all the way to Syracuse area on the Erie canal wich is about halfway on the waterway . I have done the trip before w/ another wood vessal, all my boats where wood except for the roamer.Thanks for the invite Chris.Check out my profile under Lady Mahogony to see more photos.

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Post by evansjw44 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:32 am

A good friend of mine had a 1947 DCFB back in the 60s. Very nice boat. He re-powered with 285 HP Chrysler 413s and that made that boat into a serious cruiser. Easy 19 mph cruise on about 22 GPH. We even water skied behind it one afternoon it was that fast. We used to cruise with them in our 30 and later 34 ft Sea Skiff cruisers.

SO I think I get to claim the cruiser maddness as I have a 1967 35ft Sea Skiff Corinthian here on Lake St Clair, not far from Captn Taz. I've had her for 26 years. You can't beat her for the perils of Lake St Clair.
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Post by 61seaskiff42 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:58 pm

I think I am infected with cruiser madness . I was raised as a child on a wooden cruiser . I owned my own first wood cruiser a 1929 ACF 28ft as a teen ager . There has been many large wooden cruisers over the years sometimes two at a time ,recently I owned three at one point. I definently have the cruiser bug bad . I will admit the latest 1949 46' DCFB is probally one of the last if not the last one!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Rugger8 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:33 pm

Well, it is a great size boat, perfect for living aboard. If you fix her up, she will be all you need. And once you get her to protected waters, it will be a perfect river and canal boat. Best of luck with her and stop by when you pass by Stony Point!

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Post by 61seaskiff42 » Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:22 pm

Looks like we are waiting till spring for the big trip up the Hudson river . I have gotten sick so I had to put my trip on hold wich sucks but what can you do. i will keep you all updated as spring approaches.

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Post by tkhersom » Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:17 am

Good luck and keep us all posted!

Where did the '61 42' Sea Skiff end up? That thing is a wild looking boat.
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Re: 1949double cabin flying bridge cruiser

Post by 61seaskiff42 » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:22 pm

I gave it to a gentelman in the Cleveland Ohio

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Re: 1949double cabin flying bridge cruiser

Post by Peter M Jardine » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:35 pm

joanroy wrote:Very Nice Taz. The let ski is a brilliant. Makes for a fast getaway if thing go terrible wrong when you fire up an ancient cruiser.
Yes indeedy, We cruiser folk are an optimistic bunch. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Nice boat BTW, best of luck with her. Not too many left.

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Re: 1949double cabin flying bridge cruiser

Post by 61seaskiff42 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:04 pm

Should i stay with the 350cid crusaders or try to find original factory six chris crafts or does it not matter for my restoration that begins this summer ???Just tossing the idea around I still needb the archive packet for the specs. Give me your oppinions guys???? Thnx Chris

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Post by joanroy » Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:56 pm

It would have been great if my 1948 cruiser had its original perfectly restored Chrysler Crowns still in it when I bought it, but it didn't. She had twin 350 Marine Power engines in decent condition and nicely installed. If I blow an engine or repower, I'll stay with the reliable and common 350's. The Chrysler Crowns are long gone.

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Re: 1949double cabin flying bridge cruiser

Post by tkhersom » Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:49 am

Don't know what she had to begin with, like you say, I would have to research the hull card.

W's are getting hard to find parts for. If it has something in it that works, I would stick with it.
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Post by evansjw44 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:21 am

Your '49 DCFB was probably launched with a pair of W six cylinder engines. '49 is before the strengthend WB. Still, a WB is only 200 HP and not really enough to get the hull to perform. It will be a lot more acomodating as a cruiser with a pair of 300+ engines.
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Re: 1949double cabin flying bridge cruiser

Post by Al Benton » Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:28 am

The Essential Guide lists twin WR's or Chrysler RM8's in the originals. If she has 350's now, it would be much more practical to stay with them. Although it may be nice to have original power, it's doubtful that it would add much to her value in the future.
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Re: 1949double cabin flying bridge cruiser

Post by 61seaskiff42 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:41 pm

I am thinking at least i can get anything i need for the 350crusaders . I have a crusader dealer locally and that means a saved boating weekend or vacation should an engine goes down. They are 270hp each that should be plenty of power (at least that is what I am thinking) :D :D :D I am thinking also ease of maintnence n practicality they are closed water cooled.

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