Posted: July 8, 2014 in Chris Craft boats, vintage wood boats


What we have here, boys and girls, is what we call an “Oh S#!t” moment. You see, normally the bow of a boat, below the waterline, would NOT have a hole in that one could put ones finger in.

This new fenestration is the result of the telephone pole sea-wall at the state park at Gun Lake (who hits a telephone pole with a boat, anyway?), a slight miscalculation of water depth and speed, and 60 year old bottom planks.

We were able to use the boat, even leaving it in the water all week, but this is a clear message that we will be starting a major woodworking project. We’ve been putting off putting a new bottom under the Chris Craft for the past several years, but now there are no more excuses. At least until summer is over, and the 3M 5200 I plan caulking up the hole with, lets go…




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