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1955 Chris Craft Sportsman 17

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Contact Name: David
Phone: 415-378-6170
Please call owner David at 415-378-6170.

Boat Location: Vallejo, California.

This lovely vintage mahogany runabout is a classic beauty that seats six and will top 40 mph.

A perfect lake boat.

All Mahogany above waterline: planking, frames, deck clamps beams, decks, keelson, stem, floor timbers.

The original mahogany hull to waterline replaced with safer practical Higgins-design bottom a fiberglass hull and a new cutwater.

Powered by a 250 hp Pontiac V8 gasoline engine -- this powerhouse replaced the original engine.

Fasteners: Bronze screws.

Single bronze rudder.

No standing or running rigging.

No winches or sails.

Upgrades: new fire suppression system, new bilge pumps, upgrades to engine marine hoses wiring, etc.

Exhaust is water cooled, has flame arrestor fuel filter.

Reduction gear is standard for this engine.

Tailshaft prop reported to be good.

Aft steel fuel tank, 20 gallons, deck-fill.

All fuel lines approved type and vented, electrically bonded, with shut-off valves.

One 12-volt DC battery, marine type wiring.

Has 12v lighting.

One fire extinguisher, warning signal horn, flares, life ring, 4 life jackets.

Ground tackle is a 13 Danforth anchor with rode.

Navigational equipment: running lights, horn.

Boat is in good working order, has been stored indoors.

Cushions for cockpit, split windshields.

Trailer included.

Last surveyor's report: "This is a very nice classic Chris-Craft I could not find any problems at this time." In 2001 before hull modification, the Market Value of this boat was $16,950.

Replacement Value was $45,000 to build this boat at that time.

This would be a great boat for use on any of the local lakes.

Basic Information
Type:Classic Power
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Engine:Pontiac V8
Engine Count:1
Engine Hours:
Hull Material:wood
Beam:6' 6"
Draft:1' 6"

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