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, instruments, varnish – you get the picture! All the hardware is original and either restored or rebuilt as necessary.

Charles Ford built this 1939 Chris Craft Barrelback in his wood shop at his ranch in Texas. Home port is Sunrise Beach, Texas on Lake LBJ. It was built from Ken Hankinson plans purchased from Glen-L. Photo by his sweet wife.


Greg Edwards has started a new boat tour business located at the Ritz Carlton Docks on Lake Oconee (Georgia). His fleet includes a 1986 30-foot Hacker-Craft Triple and a 2003 27-foot Hacker-Craft Sport.

Kathy Crisp (Blue Ridge Chapter) owns this 1928 Chris Craft Triple named Bumblebee.  A professional restoration was completed in 2015 – 5200 bottom with new stringers, frames, and keel. New deck framing and planking. Hull planking refastened with bronze screws. All new interior woodwork. New stainless steel fuel tank. Rare 1951Chrysler 331 hemi…one of the first few hundred ever built and installed in the early 1950s was totally rebuilt with upgraded electronic ignition and Holley carb for flawless operation and performance. Twelve coats of Epifanes varnish and bonded leather finish this boat off nicely. She comes with her original “unrestored” Dietritch sedan top. Lots of colorful history. once used as a rum runner and only 3 previous owners.

This 1990 Anthony 21-foot Gentleman’s Racer is named 4-Today.  She is owned by Buzz and Cheryl Lamb, members of the Adirondack Chapter.  4-Today is powered with a Mercruiser 350.

We would like to see a picture of your boat in the next Tuesday Tour of Classic Boats.

  • email the picture to [email protected]
  • include the boat owner’s name
  • include year, manufacturer, model of boat, and name
  • tell home port and/or where picture was taken
  • give credit to the photographer, if known

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