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Old 16-05-2014, 05:32   #31
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Beautiful boat, Skyemod, and it sounds like she has a good steward. Thanks for posting.

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Attaching pics of a sister boat of mine, moored in Georgia.

The story I have heard from the owner is that he found the boat, next to a drive-in movie theater, with a tree growing right thru her - back in 1983. She is supposed to be nearly original issue inside, like mine is. I am working on obtaining some pictures of her interior, from the owner.
It was quite a surprise to stumble across this boat on a google search - staring at these pictures, unable to believe that another one exists.
Someday, I have to get down to Georgia to see her.
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Old 23-05-2014, 11:31   #34
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There is a wooden boat show coming up June 7 in Corona Del Mar. Brochure shows a 1954 38' Chris Commander, with similar lines to your boat. Look at: www. BYCWOODENBOATFESTIVAL.COM.
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Old 23-05-2014, 14:34   #35
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I caught this one on the news. It is a beautiful work of art, combination of retro styling and modern building tech.

The super-yacht that thinks it’s a fighter plane
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Old 23-05-2014, 14:40   #36
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Sorry I got the wrong link. Here is the one I like. Aeroboat | Claydon Reeves
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Thanks 58 and So Cal.
I have spent a great deal of time, over the last two years, studying the lines of Chris Craft. What is remarkable is - howm from 1938- early fifties - the lines remained almost unchanged.
Some of this was likely due to the interuption of WW2 - they simply started again, after the War, where they had left off.
I am not a good enough student to say exactly when they decided to move forward - I think the early fifties, and they made subtle changes- that are instantly recognizable to Chris Craft afficianados- the Bull Nose, etc.

In my time studying, I don't think I have encountered anything as wonderful as the 30 minute documentary on Fred Hudson, who seems to have been one of the major guys who were able to change Chris Craft - seemingly, in Fred's case- with sheer raw talent.
Fred passed away in 2010, and he looks like he is ill for this 30 minute interview - but, it is one of the most interesting exposures to designing during those times- that I have seen.

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I don't know how far afield of subject is allowable in this Forum - but, one of my fondest memories is Miami Vice - the eighties.

Here is a Chris Craft, in one of the episodes - just way cool, even as time has passed.

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