One thing is for sure that I have found in my quest for a Chris Craft U22. There is no shortage of U22’s… Another thing is that they are priced from the mid $70,000 to $2,000 and there does not seem to be a rational reason for any of the pricing. So here I am on eBay and this one pops up. One owner, old couple, all the things that you want to read. BUT, in the classic boat hobby… words to watch out for. It was all fixed up in 1998…like its new! That was 12 years ago, the life expectancy of these boats from the factory was 6 years. So what that they spent $18,000 on it in 1998. BUT…. again, this nice sweet U22 has something that very few have. Love! And with love , comes history and with history comes stories that are worthy of continuing. I once owned a home in California. On the property were 8 redwood trees. I realized that I did not own the Redwoods. I was only a caretaker. And that is the same with many of these classic boats. They are not cars, they are made by hand and out of a living substance, and therefore in my book, hold emotions. And this boat has all of that. All the scrapes, dings, and stains. Even the location of it’s life is worthy of note.Lake George is a perfect place to have lived ones life as a boat. So? is $6,000 to much for her, since she will need a 25,000 bottom and another $10,000 in misc stuff. Making little Julie here worth, $45,000? I don’t know. What’s a story worth. I suppose we will find out. The reserve seems to be have met. Click here and enjoy.Oh! wait, it comes with spark plugs! All kidding aside, there is a paper trail as you can see in the listing. I would also want old photo’s and such to really make the story complete.
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