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Correct Interior Stain Color

Post by maritimeclassics » Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:03 pm

Can someone give me the stain manufacture and color for the interior of a 1961 25' Constellation? I purchased this boat about 3 months ago and I am replacing a bulkhead and need to match the stain to the rest of the boat. I have seen this color in almost all the Connie's over many years buy I never had a job where I needed to re-stain so hopefully someone out there knows.
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Re: Correct Interior Stain Color

Post by ccmahogany » Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:49 pm

Mike, Look in the Archive - Marketing Literature - 1961 Chris-Craft Full Line Catalog - Page 9 for a color rendering of the interior of a 25-foot Constellation. It shows no stain , but possibly a greenish paint finish on the entire interior including the bulkhead.

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Re: Correct Interior Stain Color

Post by Al Benton » Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:55 pm

Sorry, the previous post was from me. I had just updated an old account and made sure that it was working. Now I'm me and not ccmahogany.
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Re: Correct Interior Stain Color

Post by maritimeclassics » Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:59 am

Al, I just looked at the photo and that must have been an option to paint the interior but my is all original and most everything inside is varnished wood. I was under the impression that they stained the wood on interiors before they varnished. I'm not sure it would look right if I just varnished without applying some color to it. It is odd to me that no one has any information on this with all the cruiser restorations on this site.
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Owner of Maritime Classics
http://www.maritimeclassics.com
Ph# 231-486-6148

Restoration Projects:
1936 25' Gar Wood Custom
1947 Ventnor Hydroplane
1957 17' Deluxe Runabout
1948 25' Chris Craft Sportsman Twin
1959 19' Sliver Arrow Hull #75
1929 26' Chris Craft Custom Runabout
1937 25' Chris Craft Custom Runabout

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Re: Correct Interior Stain Color

Post by dreed » Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:40 pm

Mike,
Take a piece of wood you are trying to match to a Sherwin Williams store and they can match the stain color. I did this with some kitchen cabinets and they matched it perfectly. Good luck. Dan
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Re: Correct Interior Stain Color

Post by Al Benton » Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:20 pm

Mike, all interior mahogany in the 1960, 27-foot Connie that I had was stained a slightly lighter shade than the CC Red exterior bright work. I didn't have need to re-stain any of it in my tenure with her though. I just maintained what was already there. This color may have changed in later models. There was a '62 Connie in the same marina that had a stained interior that was a few shades lighter than mine, but definitely not just varnished mahogany.
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