The 25th Chris Craft Annual Rendezvous In July, Register Soon, Come On Get the Lead Out!

It's wood, it's got Chris Craft on it! mahogany?

It’s wood, it’s got Chris Craft on it! Mahogany?

Today was supposed to be a wonderful story on the Chris Craft Rendezvous about to take place in the Pacific North West July 10th –  13th.  Stunning photos of amazing cruisers. Wonderful folks all coming together to take part in the worlds largest collection of classic cruisers at one time, over 80 boats..

The Chris Craft Rendezvous.

The Chris Craft Rendezvous.

That was supposed to be the story of the day.. All about how registration is now open. BUT! This amazing item showed up on Ebay, and I know everyone wants to get a chance at it. It’s a 1967 Chris Craft pencil to be specific according to the seller. Has it been documented? I wonder if Don Ayers has factory info on it? Brian Robinson I am sure will note that its a later pencil?

Just look at that Eraser!

Just look at that Eraser!

It clearly e\used. And not by a good speller noting the half used eraser.. If only it had Chris Smiths teeth marks in it.. It could make the perfect detail in your show boat.. just place it casual like next to a note pad with stuff written on it from the time.. Like, Pick up a six pack of TAB Cola, and some Ding Dongs..

From Florida! Wow!

From Florida! Wow!

And to think we were going to just do a story on 80 stunning show cruisers being in one place at one time! I suppose if you want to see more, you can click here, And pencil in the date of the show on your calendar. July 10-13

Just a taste of mahogany splendor up in the Pacific Northwest! Bring your new pencil with you!

Just a taste of mahogany splendor up in the Pacific Northwest! Bring your new pencil with you!

and if you want the amazing 1967 Chris – Craft pencil stub.. Click here.

15 replies
  1. Troy
    Troy says:

    This pencil should be in the pocket of the “jump suit” you featured last year.

    Bet they get some traffic now.

  2. Rick
    Rick says:

    If it had Chris Smith’s teeth marks there might be some residual saliva and thus DNA. With a ripe ovum we could clone our own Chris Smith!

  3. Matt
    Matt says:

    And for the record today’s header boat a 1956 Connie. Is insane and on the top 5 boats of all time for me. Dang dilliea dang dang. Man oh man perfect!

    • Sean
      Sean says:

      Agreed! That header boat is spectacular!

      However, it should be illegal to take cruiser pictures like that as it gets one to thinking… “If only I could own a boat like that”.

      This leads to finding their own “free” project cruiser on the hard at a local marina, spending a fortune, getting divorced, spending all your time and another fortune working on it and finally having to live on said project boat (still on the hard) eating scraps from the chip truck at the marina for the rest of your life.

      Friends don’t let friends buy cruisers. 🙂

  4. Randy
    Randy says:

    … they say you only live once, but with a WoodyCruiser you get to live TWICE!!!!!!

    Matt, maybe you need to introduce a line of WoodyCruiser clothing to get people fired up here.

    Ref.: Martinique Life Experience!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Al Benton
    Al Benton says:

    The Chris-Craft facility in Bradonton Florida didnot exist in 1967. It was acquired in 1978 to produce sportboats. Later the corporate headquarters were moved from Pampano Beach to Bradonton. The pencil would be 1978 or newer. Still very cool!

    Not as cool as going to the Chris-Craft Rendezvous in July. Wish I was going, but…

  6. floyd r turbo
    floyd r turbo says:

    There’s a special place in heaven for those who own and maintain cruisers. I think its called the poor house. Here’s how to make a million dollars owning a cruiser…start with $5 million and, if you’re careful, you might escape with one left (rim shot – Henny Youngman, 1968).

  7. Ronald
    Ronald says:

    Matt you are too funny, my wife says at her mother’s job for lunch the the women had Tabs and nabs/peanut butter and crackers for lunch.

  8. Bill Hammond
    Bill Hammond says:

    Sean says; “Friends don’t let friends buy cruisers. “When you buy a cruiser you find out who your real friends are!

    When you finish and launch your Cruiser you’ll have ‘friends’ and ‘relatives’ coming out of the woodwork! It’s like winning the Lottery!

  9. TommyHolm
    TommyHolm says:

    Bucks= bucko ( in my spell checker ). Bucko meaning one without enough bucks to afford a real runabout .

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