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17 Feet 1950 Chris Craft Special Runabout

17 Feet 1950 Chris Craft Special Runabout

$28,500 (USD)

Boat ID: 42550

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Boat Summary
$28,500 (USD)
Boat ID: 42550

This boat "Putt Putt"was purchased by me in 1990 and went through an extensive restoration at that time that included a complete new West System Epoxy encapsulated marine plywood bottom to make it lighter and non-soak so it could be trailered easily. The engine was completely rebuilt with new crankshaft, pistons, gaskets, seals, etc and modernized with the addition of a 12 volt electrical system, oil filter, oil pressure safety switch, electric fuel pump. The chrome which is complete was re-chromed professionally the same year. In addition a center mount auto bilge pump was installed. New upholstery and complete new varnish in 2021. Awesome little boat!! We used this boat approx 2-3 weeks a year until about 1995 and then was used very little for the next 26 years but was kept in our garage under cover. In 2021 my daughter wanted to use it as part of her wedding so the varnish was redone (14 coats) and the upholstery was redone and I pulled it 1100 miles to Maine for the 3 weeks we were there. It ran perfectly and is now back in our garage in NC. My estimate is that it has probably has less than 200 hours use since the 1990 restoration. It is a beautiful very functional craft that is great for family activities with the open back which makes it a great watersport boat for skiing, tubing, etc. Carries up to 5 people and I love skiing behind it. The boat came from Lake Lanier in SC originally and I used the boat on Lake Keowee in SC mostly and spent several weeks on Lake Webb in Maine 2 different times. It has always been trailered since I owned it. This boat needs nothing currently except for love and care and routine maintenance. Thank you.

Location:
Weaverville, NC
Views:
6,415
Boat Details
Year:
1950
Manufacturer:
Chris Craft
Model:
Special Runabout
Length:
17'
Beam:
Engine Details
Year:
1950
Make:
Model K 95HP
Cylinders:
6
Hours:
approx 200
Max Speed:
Fuel Type:
Trailer Details
Year:
1990
Manufacturer:
Shorelander
Axles:
single
Capacity:
Brakes:
no
Comments:
Trailer was brand new when I restored the boat in 1990 and was outfitted with the inboard protection kit and a high mount winch which makes loading much easier for a classic boat. Also has spare tire mount.
Other Information
Boat Cover:
Yes
Stereo:
No
Tonneau:
No
Spotlight:
No
Side Curtain:
No
Convertible Top:
No
Fume Detector:
No
Fire Extinguisher:
Yes
Comments:
center mounted automatic bilge pump in addition to the original siphon pump in rear. upholstery and varnish re- newed in 2021 updated 12 volt electrical system. modern oil filter and cartridge mount. electric fuel pump and safety switch added after market water temp switch under steering wheel also have original brass fire extinguisher in additon to modern one.
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