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1957 Chris Craft, Capri’s 21’


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Not sure if boats are allowed, I’ll take down if so.

I’m restoring a pair of C.C. Capris for clients. One is a utility and one is a decked runabout. The owner of the utility (which I restored a couple of years ago) wants it as the aft decked configuration, ok.

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I'm interested. I am restoring a woodie station wagon. While I doubt I will ever get an antique wood boat I enjoy reading about them because of my interest in woodworking. If anything is more maintenance intensive than a woodie car it has to be a wood boat. 

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I spy a 57’ chevy there!😄 Guys complain about wood framing on cars, they’re like a walk in the park compared to boats. This difference with our cars is you have two different mediums to work with, wood and steel and many are only good with one or neither so it becomes very intimidating. Great job and love those CC inboard boats. I made a few Dumas RC models of the CC line from the runabout to the cabin cruiser. Keep them coming. 
 

one question: the skins on the rear deck, made out of fiberglass I assume?

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1 hour ago, chistech said:

I spy a 57’ chevy there!😄 Guys complain about wood framing on cars, they’re like a walk in the park compared to boats. This difference with our cars is you have two different mediums to work with, wood and steel and many are only good with one or neither so it becomes very intimidating. Great job and love those CC inboard boats. I made a few Dumas RC models of the CC line from the runabout to the cabin cruiser. Keep them coming. 
 

one question: the skins on the rear deck, made out of fiberglass I assume?

Yes the inner fin is fibreglass the outer is wood, painted.

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Takes me back to Sodus Point in the early 80’s and our 1941 Chris utility. Hercules Flathead 6 Model K.   Thing is, I’m a terrible carpenter but a fair hammer mechanic and blacksmith (5th generation). But I replaced or refastened more than one piece of finished mahogany in that boat. 
 

It seemed to go come apart or go together more like a machine than a house…..

 

Jim Mead

Owego, NY

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