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Bruce Reynolds
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Seasport 16 Gull Wing questions

Post by Bruce Reynolds » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:31 am

G'day all,

I am the lucky owner of a 1972 Chris Craft Seasport 16 Gull Wing, and am trying to find out where it was built, and anything else there is to know about these Seasport 16's.

On the Starboard side of the Transom, moulded in the Fibreglass is ORCZ 16 2114V.

On the Port side of the Transom on an aluminium tag, Pop-rivetted to the hull is CCVAA1140674.

The vessel is powered by a 155HP Buick V6, with an OMC Stern Drive.

Thanks in advance,

Bruce Reynolds,
Tasmania,
Australia.

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Post by Chad Durren » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:25 am

Congrats Bruce. Nice looking boat!

Hopefully, one of our "glass gurus" will chime in here to help you out with info on your new boat.

A lot of the answers to your questions can be found by purchasing a Hull Card & information packet from the Mariner's Museum. Your hull# is the ORCZ 16 2114V number.

http://www.marinersmuseum.org/library/f ... quest-form

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Post by Bruce Reynolds » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:13 pm

G'day Chad,

Thanks for the reply.

I have just sent in for the Hull Info, and we will see what eventuates.

I believe that my vessel could be the only one of its' type here in Australia.

Bruce.

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Post by Thommyboy » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:09 am

She was most likely made at the Cortland, New york plant.

The Gullwing molds and tooling were purchased by Bob and Ted Thompson for Chris-Craft from Outboard Marine Corp. (OMC) circa 1971. Everything was moved from Illinois to Cortland, NY. I don't think Chris-Craft changed much from teh OMC (Evinrude and Johnson) days other than the name badge on these boats.

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Post by Thommyboy » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:13 am

According to the Jerry Conrad book "Chris-Craft: The Essential Guide", your boat ORCZ-16-2114V is a 1973 or 1974 model year boat. There 490 of these models made between 1971 and 1974.

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Post by Chad Durren » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:49 pm

Here's a snapshot of that page.
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Post by Bruce Reynolds » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:06 pm

That is some good news, and I can't wait, but I will have to, for the Museum to get back to me.

From the info on that page, mine would be one of the last few built.

Bruce.

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Post by Chad Durren » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:36 pm

Another one just popped up in Milwaukee.

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/boa/2974334919.html
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Post by Bruce Reynolds » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:52 am

The ones I see have all had the Chris Craft name and Gull Wing moniker up front, and mine is down the back, plus, mine is not White.

The plot thickens.

Bruce.

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Post by Bruce Reynolds » Mon May 07, 2012 8:10 am

Well, my information arrived today, and my vessel is now a 1974 model, but still having trouble figuring out the colour, as all the information says it should be two-tone, with the main hull colour as white, but mine is Mustard, single colour, with no boot-topping, and an OMC Stern Drive.

The information said it should have a Volvo Drive so I will have to investigate further.

But, when did Chris Craft move the Chris Craft name and Gull Wing badge to the rear quarters?

Bruce.

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Post by Thommyboy » Wed May 09, 2012 7:34 am

Colour could be a custom order. Or maybe never made it into a brochure or price sheet. Sames goes for the descrepancy of the logo locations on the boat. Changes were made all the time in production and they did not necessarily get into print.

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Post by Don Ayers » Sat May 19, 2012 4:19 pm

Andreas;

I sent you a PM but not sure you got it.

Looking for help about my Dad's first boat, a 1958 Fiber-Flite.

Can you send me a personal email at

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