Stem Repair/Replacement on my 1964 24ft Chris Craft

by Wayne Fish
(Huntersville, North Carolina 28078)

I own a 1964 24ft Lapstrake Hull, Chris Craft.

I have sistered 80 % of the frames but want to repair/teplace the Stem in the Bow.

Any Suggestions.

My Chris Craft has ONLY been in Salt Water, never fresh water or lakes.

It is currently laid up on Long Island NY on Private Property.

When repaired will be transported to the Ocean Isle are of NC Atlantic Shore or Key West, Fla.

Thank You,

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Jun 27, 2019
by: geo

before you read below, I meant MY experience was with a TRANSOM, same advice though

Jun 27, 2019
by: George raised on L.I.

Hello !
Hope your restoration goes well !

First and foremost, SALT will not rot wood !
What ? I am glad you asked.

Salt will actually preserve wood.

Fresh standing water is the enemy (keep this in mind when any one is buying a "project" boat).

Anyhows, organism's and the like WILL affect
your wood.

You mentioned the boat is going to florida (where I am now) we have organisms here, nuff said.

Best advice I can give you is to have a marine inspector take a look (a little bit pricey but not nearly as much as one would expext)

Inspect whole boat (yes, you know you need a transom)

HOWEVER, that inspector will know all the local tradesmen that can repair it also :)

For more info search "boatworkstoday" on the web if u are doing the work yourself or curious.
and NO, I am in no way affiliated with them, it's just good info.


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