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Chris Craft runabout


patches in port side

This 17' runabout, built in 1950, has been rebuilt to a certain extent. The bottom has been replaced, the engine rebuilt. The current work mostly involved replacing the planking screws in the topsides. They were either corroded or broken. The planking itself wasn't too bad although a few patches were installed at the butts.

rot in transom




The transom area was a bit soft as you can see.

new framing




We replaced some of the transom framing and scarphed in repairs to the aft ends of the engine stringers.

steam bent plank




New transom planking had to be steam bent over a form.

completed transom




It all came out quite nice.

view of varnished boat




Topsides all varnished. White and red yet to be done.