1960 Chris craft sportsman restoration project

by Bob Tuttle
(Santa Cruz,CA)

flipin it over...scary!!

flipin it over...scary!!

Guys, I'm new here, but have been working on this 17' CC sportsman for a year.

It was stored in a storage garage near the California delta and was found on craigslist.

I bought the boat for $1900.00 and started right away... first challenge was to flip it over.

With the help of some friends I managed to get flipped with no problems.

I began ripping the old bottom off to see what I was in store for.

Three cracked frames needed replacing as well as the inner ply and all the bottom planking.

I now have the bottom re-planked and getting ready to prime and paint the bottom.

The boat came from the factory with a 283 chevy V8.

Take a peek at a condensed version of the last year at the shop...

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Jul 16, 2012
1960 CC sportsman
by: Bob Tuttle

Thanks Rob, It's been quite an adventure to say the least...

The most difficult was steam bending new chines.

They are 1-1/2" x 2" x 16' long and took 3 tries to get it right!

Thanks for your interest!

Jul 16, 2012
Lookin good
by: Ron Gaiser

The boat looks great!

You have done a fantastic job on her.

I can't wait to see her in the water!

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