One of the most fun things to do here on Woody Boater is to help folks find there long lost loves. Fellow Woody Boater Jim Raugh from Michigan reached out to us before Florida and asked if we could help find his dads 1961 21′ Chris- Craft Continental. James Dad bought the boat in 1960 at Master Boat Works on Walloon Lake Michigan. 13 years later he sold it for a Float Bote. James lost track of it , but is sure it did NOT stay on Walloon Lake.
Sadly James pop passed away in 1988 and that August Jim and some pals went to Hessel for the antique Boat show. While taking a tour of Mertagh Boat Works, by shear accident spotted what appeared to be there old Continental. He checked inside and found a ring outline were the fish finder used to be installed on the floor board under the dash. He checked and was told that the boat now called “Buckwheat” used to be on Walloon lake. It had been sold to someone in Coldwater, Michigan and was being shipped there the next day. Buckwheat was featured in the book, Legends of Chris Craft pages 216-217.
James tried to the trace the new owner through an auction house, in Saline, MI, years later and was told it had been sold again to someone in Canada in the province of Ontario. There are several other details that might help locate the boat. The light may still be there. Any trace of the fish finder ring. And the fact that the boat has been featured and named. We dont have a serial number that I know of. Just the photo and history.