by Dave N

I received this great might be one of a kind, Chris Craft 45 1960 Constilation.

The past owners were restoring her but gave up.

My friend and I acquired her and now finishing the restoration work.

I'm trying to keep her as original as possible including the painting.

This vessel came with all original equipment.

So far I have acquired some information on her and we are re-doing the fwd state room.

Cleaning, prepping her for the bilge paint.

If any one is interested on her hull number, its CAA-45-0018A.
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Jun 25, 2016
MY Chris Craft must go.
by: Dave

Hello every one.
My Chris Craft restoring project is at its end.

I must let her go by the 3rd of next month unless I can find her a new home.

The place where she is, is inside a barn out away from the elements.

I have done some work in the fwd berth, head, bilge, I had to take the wall coverings off and take the bunks and frames out.

Took the closet doors off and all the shelving in the room.

Took off the old insulation on the floor, the head and all piping, then I scraped and cleaned every thing.

I put a coat of Grey bilge paint in there and on the walls like CC had. If I had the time and money to continue, I would,but I don't.

If any one knows any one or even a CC club that can take her, that would be great.

I had talked to the owner 3 yrs ago, and he said the last place for her would be in his back hoe bucket.

I really hate to see that.
OK Thank you and every one that looked at my page here..

Aug 10, 2015
by: Dave

just to keep it updated, I finally started to paint the fwd state room and bilges, this part is done.

Now I'll be installing a new thru hole, then re-wire.

Install heater lines and sockets.

This past 2 yrs been a really trying time, but its getting better.

More time for more work.

Apr 25, 2015
by: Dave

Hi to all.

It's been a while since i wrote here.

I haven't been working on my Connie for awhile now.

Things been going on and couldn't get work done.

I have been checking on mechanical items and finding about them.

From original items to whats on her now, are definitely different things.

Like both props were 23x23x1-3/8 R25 1923-1922.

Both Eng's were 430 Chris Craft Crusaders and are standard.

Both transmissions change prop rotation.

So I've been researching mostly.

Thanks for looking and keeping in touch.

Nov 25, 2014
by: Anonymous

I am buying a century and was wondering if you knew of a repair shop anywhere in western wash.

I do get up to anacortes often.

May 29, 2014
Saying Hello
by: Laura

Hey! How is your boat coming? Let us know!


Feb 14, 2014
by: CC Ranger


Jan 23, 2014
by: Mike

Hi Dave,

Looks like you and your friend have a real gem.

Best with her restoration,


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