Buying my first wooden boat
by Eric Voegtle
(Simsbury, CT, USA)
I am looking at purchasing a 50' Chris Craft Constellation.
The last time it was in the water was 2011.
It needs work and I am planning to make it seaworthy over a one year period, but expect that all the improvements,repairs and updates I want to do will take much longer.
I have many years of boating experience with fiberglass and I have experience with classic car restorations, from engine rebuilding to body work.
I also have fairly good carpentry skills from a couple house restorations, kitchen updates, deck and shed building and of course house painting, but I am not a professional.
Is a wooden boat of this size "doable" and can I get any guidance on older wooden Chris Craft boats?