1962 Chris Craft Holiday 20’ bucket list resto

sphelps

Supreme Mariner
Joined
Nov 16, 2011
Messages
11,443
Well guys I told myself if the right boat came along , specifically an inboard wooden classic , I was gunna jump in it . Bucket list you could say .. This is not the rarest of rare but I absolutely love the lines of this boat . It’s small enough to pull with our Durango but big enough to be comfortable in . The open or utility style cockpit makes it nice to move around in .
It’s has the 283 CC / Chevy inboard in it . The structure is sound but does have a few issues to deal with . I need to replace 1 main stringer where it has some rot at the motor mount location . From everywhere I have poked and prodded on the hull she seems pretty tight . The stem beam seems ok from what I can tell . There was one cracked rib that someone scabbed a repair piece on . The interior needs complete redone and the original steering wheel is toast .
I’m sure it’s gunna take a few years to complete .. Ok here is some pics !
 

Attachments

  • 4CCE51B7-DEAE-4682-BA90-937F4E9D18BD.jpeg
    4CCE51B7-DEAE-4682-BA90-937F4E9D18BD.jpeg
    119 KB · Views: 100
  • C2FF3FB3-F22C-4472-8110-69FCD0BFC918.jpeg
    C2FF3FB3-F22C-4472-8110-69FCD0BFC918.jpeg
    117.9 KB · Views: 96
  • 9605F350-22D8-49A2-BB66-0EE96BE93739.jpeg
    9605F350-22D8-49A2-BB66-0EE96BE93739.jpeg
    78.6 KB · Views: 95
  • 46F20C99-82D6-4CB5-B934-1D8B4D6CF658.jpeg
    46F20C99-82D6-4CB5-B934-1D8B4D6CF658.jpeg
    102.1 KB · Views: 98

kcassells

Fleet Admiral
Joined
Oct 16, 2012
Messages
8,630
Well guys I told myself if the right boat came along , specifically an inboard wooden classic , I was gunna jump in it . Bucket list you could say .. This is not the rarest of rare but I absolutely love the lines of this boat . It’s small enough to pull with our Durango but big enough to be comfortable in . The open or utility style cockpit makes it nice to move around in .
It’s has the 283 CC / Chevy inboard in it . The structure is sound but does have a few issues to deal with . I need to replace 1 main stringer where it has some rot at the motor mount location . From everywhere I have poked and prodded on the hull she seems pretty tight . The stem beam seems ok from what I can tell . There was one cracked rib that someone scabbed a repair piece on . The interior needs complete redone and the original steering wheel is toast .
I’m sure it’s gunna take a few years to complete .. Ok here is some pics !
You DOG! Nice boat Sam.
 

mickyryan

Rear Admiral
Joined
Apr 18, 2016
Messages
4,214
cant wait to see ya digging in , i might even have to drive up to see this beauty in person :)
 

Scott Danforth

Grumpy Vintage Moderator still playing with boats
Staff member
Joined
Jul 23, 2011
Messages
48,018
Nice boat Sam

check over that SBC. after this many years, there will most likely be some significant rust in the water jacket.
 

kcassells

Fleet Admiral
Joined
Oct 16, 2012
Messages
8,630
That's awesome Sam. Post some interior pics, just to drool over. I'm sure you
have been scouring the internet to review and you may have seen this.


 

sphelps

Supreme Mariner
Joined
Nov 16, 2011
Messages
11,443
Yeah KC , I have seen those . The inside is gutted out atm . Not much to see . I definitely will check out all the images that are available to try and restore as close to original as possible . Color will change though in the vinyl . It’s Florida . No way I’m installing black as per original… LOL !
 

zool

Captain
Joined
Aug 19, 2012
Messages
3,432
Nice Sam!, gonna enjoy watching this one. You'll love the rumble of the inboard with water running thru the transom exhaust. I start mine at the slip once in a while just to sit and listen, with a cigar and bourbon of course ;)
 

sphelps

Supreme Mariner
Joined
Nov 16, 2011
Messages
11,443
Anyone see this vinyl on any of the sights ? It’s like ribbed white and alligator Hyde . The black will be changed but I would like to find the same pattern . I looked at sail right from the link Zool posted over on KC ‘s thread but didn’t see anything similar.
31533297-A6C6-4719-BE49-AC89F902110C.jpeg
 

zool

Captain
Joined
Aug 19, 2012
Messages
3,432
They use the word suede in the description title, so not sure if it would be weather friendly. It doesnt look like suede tho, maybe order a small batch to see what its like?

scratch that, suede is the color lol.

 

sphelps

Supreme Mariner
Joined
Nov 16, 2011
Messages
11,443
Hmm , that’s interesting…
I’d like to try that on the MFG seats . They mold really fast ..
 

Scott Danforth

Grumpy Vintage Moderator still playing with boats
Staff member
Joined
Jul 23, 2011
Messages
48,018
I would look at the sunbrella horizon lines as they have the best warranty against pinking
 

kcassells

Fleet Admiral
Joined
Oct 16, 2012
Messages
8,630
Ebay has a load of them;

ETSY


This is marine grade and looks good
 

garbageguy

Lieutenant Commander
Joined
May 8, 2012
Messages
1,551
That's awesome Sam. Post some interior pics, just to drool over. I'm sure you
have been scouring the internet to review and you may have seen this.


Wow! Those are so cool! Looking forward to following the progress on this one. I 've been thinking about those boats for years - same birth-year

And, thanks for sharing. Great winter Sunday boat pics for conjuring-up great memories, and launching into other rabbit-holes, Looking forward to your progress
 

sphelps

Supreme Mariner
Joined
Nov 16, 2011
Messages
11,443
KC , looking to change the black to brown . A lot of black is out there . Unless I go original colors . Still debating , and still plenty time , on my decision.. It’s actually a pretty tough choice . Black would be so dang hot down here ..
 
Top