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Post by higginsman » Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:25 pm

Can anyone tell me the weight of a 24' 1930 model 205 chris craft with a chrysler royal for power---please don't guess if you dont know----also has anyone ever figured out the center of gravity for this hull? thanks :?

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Post by Bill Basler » Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:51 pm

I do not see a Model 205 for 1930. There was a 205 in 1931 however.

Unfortunately no overall weights are listed, just engine weight. In the 1932 catalog, a Model 306, 25-foot Custom with a 6-cylinder Chrysler is listed at 3,800 pounds. Engine weight is 925 pounds.

I know, I know, this is just the guess that you didn't want. I don't see how the Model 205 would vary from this more than 200-300 pounds though.
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Post by dbwllc » Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:15 am

I have found that most all Chris Crafts can be lifted in the middle just in front of motor. It takes a little work but you can get it close.

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Post by Al Benton » Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:56 am

Mike,
The Essential Guide lists the weight at 3100-3275 lbs. The extra 175 lbs. would have to be for the optional Sedan cabin top. So the runabout should weigh in at 3100 lbs. with the original Chrysler engine.
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Post by Arnie » Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:12 am

Mike,

The Chrysler Royal straight eight is listed at 1074 lbs with the straight drive: 1167 lbs with the 1.43 reduction: 1194 lbs with the 2.03: 1211 lbs with the 2.52: 1223 lbs with the 3.17: and 1409 lbs with the 4.48 reduction gear.

This data is from the Chrysler Royal data sheet that came with my research packet from the MM for my 1947 R & W Express.

Not the complete answer, but at least some correct data to help in your quest.
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Post by Bill Basler » Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:23 am

Follow up to Arnie's post, with the Royal, weight differential could be higher. I'll do some digging to see if we have any other 1930-31 materials.
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Post by higginsman » Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:37 pm

Thanks guys found the engine weight at 1125 according to chris craft---but the hull is still and unknown---youre right bill its a 31

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Post by Bill Basler » Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:03 pm

I would say your hull would be within a couple of hundred pounds from the 1932 25 Custom. These specs were for a 925 pound engine. Up that engine weight to 1125 gives you a difference of 200 pounds as well. So my best estimate would be 3,800-4,000 pounds.

A little less weight due t the 1 foot shorter hull, a little more weight due to the Royal.
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