1959 Chris Craft Kit Boat( The Barracuda )

by Bill Mowatt
(Spanaway Washington State)

Just brought home a 14ft 1959 Chris Craft Kit Boat called the Barracuda.

Has a 1959 Starflite 50hp V-4 the Golden Jubilee for the power plant.

I plan on restoring the top deck.








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1959 CC Kit Boat (Barracuda)
by: Anonymous

I just got a 1958 14 foot CC kit boat Barracuda Model with a 18 h.p Evinrude Outboard and original Alloy Fleet Master Trailer.

About 3/4 of the rear deck on mine needs replacing.

The foredeck seems salvageable.

The deck has three sections.

There were many ways to configure the decks when building these kits.

The typical Barracuda had a front cockpit with the steering wheel and controls on the right, and a split seat.
Sort of like a Runabout or other Chris Craft boats.

Behind that was a bench seat, that folded down for storage access under the small back deck.

The front cockpit was typically open underneath for storage as well.

To see a typical Barracuda like ours log on to youtube and type in Chris Craft Barracuda or kit boat, and you'll see what I'm talking about.

Enjoy, these are highly collectible, fun boats to have, easy to restore and maintain.
Dave

Restoration help
by: Dave

I plan on restoring a 1957.

Does anyone have any good pics of what the inside is supposed to look like, regarding the seating,dash etc?





CC Barracuda
by: Anonymous

I have one also.....1958 model.





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