Mariners Museum Vintage Film On Chris Craft – MUST WATCH

So simple to drive a child can do it

If you are into Chris Crafts and havent seen this, its 101 MUST WATCH! There is something about seeing people in motion that helps round out the story of our passion. Sorry, your gonna be late today to work, or if you are at work, well.. This will kill 20 minutes of productivity. I have seen clips from this film, and knew it was out there, and maybe even seen it before. But man oh man.

You can have any name painted on!

Its a silent movie

Jay Smith waving

Love the name on the sides! For some reason adds to the importance of it

This is cool as all get out. Which is a reminder that when you are done watching to get out..and get to work.

11 replies
  1. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    Great film! The “mill room” can be recognized as the big storage building at the Algonac Harbour Club we call the “Barn”. Sacred sawdust can still be found in the roof structure of the building. Thanks for sharing with WoodyBoaterville!

  2. Syd
    Syd says:

    It is a great film 1929 promo film I have a copy of it and show it a lot of times at my boating safety classes if there is a DVD player available. Put it on before class starts or run it at lunch time they love it

  3. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    Wow! never seen that entire film before…too many highlights to mention….but:
    The raw power, agility, and speed!!!
    the sharpness of the chisel used to cut off bungs in one swipe!
    I never realized that the lift rings played such an important role in the construction phase either.
    Thanks for posting this gem.
    John in Va…..went boating yesterday!

  4. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P )
    Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P ) says:

    F#(k!n Awesome. It really puts you there.In all areas of building, construction and use. You guys who know more about pre war Chris Craft than I do can identify all the models. I wonder how many are still in existence today. I did notice that none of the factory workers had eye or ear protection on. Men were tougher back then and no OSHA. Thanks for sharing. I have to watch it again!

  5. tom
    tom says:

    Cool film,can only imagine what that fleet must have sounded like.Anybody know how long it took them to build a typical runabout? I don’t think I ever saw one of those V8,s before.Two spark plugs per cylinder?Massive motors.

  6. don danenberg
    don danenberg says:

    That’s the 1929 promotional video.

    I bought my DVD from the Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club maybe 15-years ago for $22.
    Archive Film Series DVD-1

    Two other films are on the same DVD, “The Gray Marine Goes to War” and “Chris-Craft Kit boats, 1947”.

    CCABC may still be selling these and likely others?

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