We got this cool 1950 28 ft Chris Craft listing on Carigslist from long time fellow Woody Boater Steve Bunda from Antique Wood Boat Restoration… First off. I have no idea where Cokato is? Yes I can do google earth, and yes its someplace in Minnesota, Heck they even don’t know since their tagline is . In The Midst Of Opportunity. Talk about depressing. Thats like saying “Cokato, Anyone have any ideas on how to save this place?” Or “Cokato, We had problems, but now we have opportunities.” Okay I digress into the abyss of bad marketing.
We are here to talk about this bad aft cool as ship twin screw 28 footer. I love these water suckers. They are in my mind what you might have traded up to from a 25 Sportsman. Not a cruiser, not a utility. just 28 ft of opportunities of fun. They look amazing, and the twins keep it going for sure.
And this of course brings up an even more debatable conversation. Bottom job. Isnt this a cruiser hull? Whats the difference between doing a new bottom of this and restoring it vs a 28 ft cruiser base? Not a thing, yet, it seems less of a job? Which makes no sense rationally, but emotionally because its open like a utility seems like a more returnable restoration.
So. if you are looking for a whopper project, this is it. Expect no financial reward, BUT from a happiness reward. Like investing in Apple Stock in the 1980’s.. UGH, which I could have done.. but restored a boat instead.. SERENITY NOW!