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Constellation Double Planked?

Post by bobbystone » Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:52 am

I just had a potential buyer for my 1958 Chris Craft Constellation ask me 2 questions that I didn't know the answers to. 1. Is the hull double planked? and 2. What's the gross Weight?

Anyone have the answers? Much obliged..
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Re: Constellation Double Planked?

Post by drrot » Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:50 am

Bobby
According to the bible 23350-25250lbs no idea on the double plank.
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Re: Constellation Double Planked?

Post by Doug P » Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:01 pm

bottom is

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Re: Constellation Double Planked?

Post by Jim Bell » Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:46 pm

All Connies are double planked, but not the way you may think. The inner plank, about 2" wide, is secured to the frame with the outer planks secured with each seam located over the inner plank. Search the construction detail of the CC Constellation to see a diagram of the construction detail.

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Re: Constellation Double Planked?

Post by tkhersom » Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:53 am

Jim Bell wrote:All Connies are double planked, but not the way you may think. The inner plank, about 2" wide, is secured to the frame with the outer planks secured with each seam located over the inner plank. Search the construction detail of the CC Constellation to see a diagram of the construction detail.
Jim I am searching this subject now and am not coming up with the diagrams you are speaking about. If you have a link can you please post it here. I am sure American Beauty if diagonally double planked on her bottom, single planked on the top sides, and triple planked in the stern where the "shingles/wedges" are located. :D
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Re: Constellation Double Planked?

Post by tkhersom » Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:13 am

Bobbystone if you look in your engine compartment and look at the seams of the planks, they should be running at about a 30-45 degree angle to the keel. The outer planks should be parallel to the keel. (ie diagonally double planked)
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Re: Constellation Double Planked?

Post by Al Benton » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:16 pm

Beginning with the 1959 model year most Chris-Craft boats received plywood inner planking in lieu of the solid mahogany diagonal inner planking. This is fairly true for all except the 17' Sportsman, which received the plywood inner layer beginning in 1953. All received thicker outer mahogany planks that ran parallel to the keel. So Yes - double planked, being a '58 model the inner planking is with diagonal mahogany strips.
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