Chris Craft Kit Boat?

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  1. Joe Febonio
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    Joe Febonio New Member

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    Looking for some help identifying my dad's old wooden boat.
    I've been told it's a Chris Craft. It looks like a kit boat from the 50s, 60s.
    This pic is from 60s, early 70s.
    It had an Outboard in a well with a cover, the green box in the back.
    I've been searching online and have seen Christ Crafts with similiar lines, trunk cabin with windshield.
    Any help would be great!
    Thanks
    Joe
     
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  2. Ike
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    I wasn't aware Chris Craft made kit boats. I used to work with a gentleman who had been the Chief engineer at Chris Craft in the 60's and early 70's and I don't recall him ever saying they had kits. It may be a Glen-L. They made a lot of copy cat kits. Any info would be helpful, length, breadth, etc.

    This one looks a lot like the boat in the photo 19' Two Plus - trailerable cruiser-boatdesign https://www.boatdesigns.com/19-Two-Plus-trailerable-cruiser/products/370/ It even has a raised hatch over the outboard motor well.
     
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  3. Joe Febonio
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    I learn something new every day.
    All the old records for Chris Craft are in the Chris Craft collection at the Mariners Museum at Newport News VA.
     
  5. rocco611
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    looks a lot like a boat I inherited from my cousin. the one I have was a kit boat, not sure of the origin though. it was built in the early 50s
     

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  7. Joe Febonio
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    Joe Febonio New Member

    Thanks.
    My father's boat had the outboard motor in a well, with that green cover over it. Same with your boat?
     

  8. rocco611
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    this boat had a 223 ford six with Muncie gear works flexdrive 500 outdrive. the boat is 19' three fuel tanks holding a total of 60 gallons. I found charts in the boat showing routes from long beach to San Diego , Catalina and Ensenada. the boat was built by a machinist that worked for Hughes Aircraft . it is on a really tall trailer for launching off the sand in long beach harbor. navigation was by compass and a sears windup dash clock.
     
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