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…

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…

Tuesday Tour of Classic Boats 5.18.21

This week’s Tuesday Tour of Classic Boats is led by a 1941 Chris-Craft 19-foot Custom Barrelback, The boat is owned by Rob Wilkinson, Pacific Northwest Chapter. Rob restored the boat is his carport over the past twenty-two years with a new bottom and a few planks here and there plus a thousand other projects, wiring,…

Tuesday Tour of Classic Boats 5.11.21

This week’s Tuesday Tour of Classic Boats is led by a 1969 Lyman 22-foot hardtop purchased in 2013 from the estate of the original owner on Lake St Claire, Michigan. Wood Stock was restored by Chris Cushman of Androscoggin boat Co. in Maine. Her main port is Halls Boat Co. on Lake George, NY. She…

Old Glory

By Rich and Joan Garvin, Michigan chapter My wife Joan and I both learned to water ski behind a mahogany Century and after going to the wooden boat show in Hessel Michigan in 2016, we decided to keep an eye out for a Chris Craft or Century boat. As is usually the case, according to…

1960 Lyman Runabout

By Jeff Hamilton, North Carolina Coastal & Piedmont Chapter The family history with Lyman Boats began when my Grandfather bought a 13-foot Lyman just after WW2. We used that Lyman (which my sister currently has) and our 1969 18-foot model up at our family cottage on the Upper French River in Ontario Canada. About 10…