Great, just great, I have spent the last week looking Lost Sportsman parts like rebuilt KLC’s engine numbers, steering wheels, thinking , Maybe if I just find a part, one part would tell me a story. A sad story, but at least we would know more. Crazy. Every Special Sportsman could be it with a simple wheel change.
So if you have one, or know of one, let us know, we will check with the hull number. Sadly it may be in someones garage under a pile of old books and decapitated barbie dolls. So we are asking you to dig. dig deep.
Check with your local ACBS chapter. Anyone you may know that has a box of parts of a 17 sportsman. We are guessing its in the Mid Atlantic, PA, Ohio Virginia , Maryland area? maybe…
The owner may not even know what it is. So we are going to show others so you can compare. Here is some basic info on the Special Sportsman from the ACBS By the numbers web site. Link here.
By extending the bow and front deck of the 16′ SPORTSMAN, Chris-Craft created the new for 1950 17′ SPORTSMAN which was produced through 1952. Again, powered by only a “B,” this 17′ SPORTSMAN represented the last evolution of Chris-Craft’s original 15-½’ utility first offered in 1933. 260 were built from 1950 through 1952, with an all-new 17′ SPECIAL SPORTSMAN introduced for 1953.
So dig deep, look harder, we would love to help Jeremy find his family boat!