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1961,42' NEW OWNER/PROJECT MANAGER NEEDED IN CLEVELAND,OHIO

Post by cpn frank » Tue May 28, 2013 9:49 pm

ASTOUNDING BOAT! Probably the only one left of its kind anywhere in the world. Got in over my head with this project and need someone to bail me out. I am still available to work on her for another year, but can no longer afford to own her. Call me, Frank Dzurik, at (216) 965-2401. Save this whale!

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Post by JohnKadimik » Wed May 29, 2013 6:12 am

Got any pictures Frank ?

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Post by cpn frank » Wed May 29, 2013 7:17 am

Got plenty pix. I was looking for where/how to insert photos. Please advise.

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Post by tkhersom » Wed May 29, 2013 6:50 pm

When you post a reply down below the "Preview" "Submit" there is a tab that says Upload attachment.

That is where you upload pictures.
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Post by cpn frank » Thu May 30, 2013 6:22 am

Thanks for the advice on uploading attachments!
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Post by tkhersom » Thu May 30, 2013 7:17 am

VERY COOL :!:

Way more than I can even think about.

If you don't have any luck here try Bone Yard Boats. They may be able to help find someone for you.

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Post by Grant Stanfield » Thu May 30, 2013 8:42 am

Thanks for sharing photos of this very significant model!

This is the first one I've seen outside of the evocative cover-art of the '61 Sea Skiff catalog (available to browse in Archives/Marketing Materials on CCABC website). A really gutsy move from Chris-Craft, and really worth efforts to preserve it. I can imagine the crowd it would draw at classic wooden boat shows. If you have time, I'd love to see some shots of the cabin...the '61 Skiff catalog has a cutaway illustration of the interiors with a really sleek, open Midcentury Modern/Jetsons vibe.
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Post by Grant Stanfield » Thu May 30, 2013 9:05 am

If anyone got a chance to see the cover-boat of the '61 Sea Skiff catalog mentioned in my previous post, look carefully at all the clever details Chris-Craft worked into this precedent-shattering design: The reverse-curve is echoed in the factory bow-pulpit; all the reverse-rake upright windshield and window-frame members are at identical angles and are repeated in the stern railings; the curtains in the cabin are pinned back at the same angle, too! (this would involve a bit of work at your boat shows to get the right effect)...and my absolute favorite detail- the MAST! Look at the way the mast grows from a simple swelling of the windshield's center post, through the bridge roof, and juts FORWARD to the flying-saucer masthead light fixture, while the yardarms sweep BACKWARD like most other CC cruiser masts, and the guy-wires rake BOTH directions, at complementary angles, to form a Modernist sculpture-in-the-round that Alexander Calder would be proud of.

This design is mind-blowing- a shame it didn't catch on. I can see echoes of North Sea fishing trawlers and exploration vessels in the reverse-slant bridge theme, can't you?
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Post by cpn frank » Thu May 30, 2013 4:15 pm

Grant; here are some interior shots for you.
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Post by Peter M Jardine » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:14 pm

Hope you find her a new home, a very worthy boat. It was a radical design in it's day.

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Post by jfrprops » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:00 pm

yes truely a worthy boat and radical layout and design. Bet she is good in a big sea.

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Post by evansjw44 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:11 am

Wish I was 20 years younger and $500,000 richer. Its a great boat. There was one here in MI that found a new home a few years ago. It was painted the original 1962 Charcoal Blue. The hull has the same lines as the early 40' trunk cabin form '56 or '57.
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Post by 61seaskiff42 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:58 pm

I am the new owner as of 10/25/2013 Chris bulla :D

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Post by jfrprops » Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:11 pm

Great! Buying a big Cruiser and letting us know on Pearl Harbor day.......don't let this project sneak attack you....take it easy and don't bite off big chunks at the same time...space them out and enjoy the ride.

Wishing you good look and godspeed, a lottery win, and patience.

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Post by tkhersom » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:33 am

Congratulations Chris!

What a cool boat.

Please keep us informed with pictures and stories as you progress. :D
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Post by boat_art » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:22 am

Chris....welcome to the cruiser world! Congratulations and keep us informed and keep the photos coming!
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Post by 61seaskiff42 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:23 pm

Hi everyone . ShouldI paint the sea skiff the origanal color sceme (like in the original ad I have ) or paint it the way she is now??The original blue may be hard to reproduce .What is the opinion out there????

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Post by Doug P » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:32 pm

61seaskiff42 wrote:Hi everyone . ShouldI paint the sea skiff the origanal color sceme (like in the original ad I have ) or paint it the way she is now??The original blue may be hard to reproduce .What is the opinion out there????
The darker the color, more the defects will show.

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Post by 61seaskiff42 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:02 pm

Well it's almost spring I guess I need to finallize plans to get the 42 seaskiff floatable so I can tow it back to Syracuse to start restoration work .I was going to side tow it w/ the roamer through the canal. I am going to paint it the original paint scheme and I am going to put the 390s in here to be close to original power. She will take a couple of years to restore !!!!Then I will save her for retirement to travel and live aboard. I am nervous about such a large resto I have alot of work to do !!!!We will have alot of fun w/it so here goes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D Another woodie saved yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by boat_art » Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:07 pm

Sweet! Best of luck and keep us posted!
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Post by jfrprops » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:11 am

Yes keep us posted! I think you have a great plan for the future...

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Post by evansjw44 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:18 am

As to the color choice. The commoent about dark colors showing defects I would suggest that the original colors were flat or what you might call "egg shell" low gloss. A high gloos paint surely will show defects but the low gloss hides them. I used CC charcoal blue on my '58 30' Sea Skiff Express for years to hide the grainy plywood and the surface checking. In gloss white that hull looks really terrible.
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Post by jfrprops » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:59 am

yep, Jim Evans is right.....gloss shows all.....for years I let my paint guy use a marine paint, oil based, gloss, on my seastrake and I am going to switch this year to non gloss house paint above the water line....marine paints are too damn hard and brittle when the set up to be good for wooden boats....in my opinion anyway....after years of the "other".....

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Post by evansjw44 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:32 pm

The CC low gloss charcoal blue and midnight blue were very soft paints. They didn't check very much even on plywood. I think the majority of CC cruisers leaving the factory had low gloss or flat paint. Gloss it too hard except for the very best surface.
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Post by robertpaul » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:22 pm

Get the boat out if the elements as soon as you can.
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Post by whamm511 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:47 pm

One of the rarest of all Chris Craft designs. Too radical for most of the public to buy. Hence you have a very rare boat! Best to you on your restoration!
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Post by PaulK » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:33 am

So what brand of paint do you all recommend for the Low Gloss look?

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Post by whamm511 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:43 pm

Interlux
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Post by boat_art » Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:44 pm

Agree with Interlux... I use britside with flattening agent for low gloss
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Post by evansjw44 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:30 pm

You can get CC paints at Sandusky Paint Co. in Sandusky, OH. www.sanpaco.com 419.626.2461
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