Thanks to fellow next generation Woody Boater Joey Sauers from Katz’s Marina for sending in some fun shots of the Marinas latest find. Tucked away in a storage facility in upper New York, after a 4 year effort. Candlelight is saved for the future and will be preserved for the Woody Boater world to enjoy again.
She is a one owner boat. Hull # D-17-091 there were 136 rockets manufactured out of the 243, 17′ Chris Craft runabouts manufactured in 1953-54
The very very rare yellow paint is correct and original, the Chris Craft logo on the sides was hand painted when they had the reg #s painted on, so that is not factory. It has it’s original Chris craft KBL engine still in its original finish… Well what’s left of the finish. The original white bilge paint is still visible is many spots but someone had painted red over most of it.
Then the fun part, all cleaned up ready to go.
thanks Joey for sending in the find.