Tuesday Tour of Classic Boats 7.13.21

This week’s Tuesday Tour of Classic Boats is led by a 1978 Chris Craft 19-foot Lancer named Wise Choice.  Wise Choice  is owned by Bill Wise, a member of the North Coast Ohio Chapter.   Home Again was built in 1932 by Chris Craft.  She is a “300” model 15.5-feet long. The name  Home Again makes you wonder…

The Roaring 20’s

By Daniel Teetor, Michigan chapter Roaring 20’s is a 1929, 28-foot Chris-Craft Model 17 Custom Runabout with the stylish double-upswept deck. The triple-cockpit models represent the top of the line Chris-Craft prewar runabouts and relatively few of these are seen today. This model features the unique torque compensating aft bottom surface. Approximately 6 feet from…

Robusto

By Ken Gimble, Inland Empire chapter ROBUSTO – Name is a series of Cigar shape related boat names owned by a group of us here in North Idaho. 1960 Chris Craft 23-foot Sea Skiff Ranger – One of 51 Sea Skiff Hulls for 1960 and a fewer number of Ranger finished craft. This option included…

Bobby Boat

By Robert Rienzo, Lake Hopatcong Chapter My journey began in 1957 at the age of 9 when my family purchased a 16-foot Thompson Boat with a Johnson 30 HP motor. The boat was docked at Riviera Beach, NJ, several blocks away from our summer home. Several years later a Chris Craft utility was docked along…

She’s Valiant!

This portrait of Valiant is being shared by Bruce Greening. She was manufactured in 2003 by Pete Fish in Queensbury, NY as a 19-foot barrel back replica. Valiant first traveled to California, then in 2010 moved to Texas, then in 2013 was purchased by Kit & Bruce Greening, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. In 2014, the steering wheel…