https://www.woodyboater.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/IMG_1611.jpg 267 400 Matt http://www.woodyboater.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Woodyboater-Logo-White.svg Matt2009-08-26 06:40:002011-12-21 10:03:4922ft 1951 Chris Craft Sedan….Things Are Not Gonna Be Still At Stillwater Boat Company!
22ft 1951 Chris Craft Sedan….Things Are Not Gonna Be Still At Stillwater Boat Company!
Fellow Woody Boater Steven Gray of Stillwater Boat Company, located in Kentucky has undertaken the restoration of this eBay beauty. A 22ft 1951 Chris Craft Sedan. “She is rotten from stem to stern” so I suppose we will hear from him from time to time…to time…to time……He plans on keeping it….. Dear lord! Thats alot of 5200 and varnish. But well worth the effort, these Sedans are stunning when done. What amazing lines and a true classic look. As one of Stevens pal said, ” We are blessed to have the skills to return these boats to there original condition”. We are all glad that Steven is using his skills for good.
I saw one of these in Muscatine, Iowa, the "That Was Then, This Is Now", boat show. They are indeed stunning classics. It's good to see one more being saved from the burn pile.
I'd LOVE to have the 25' sedan shown earlier at the Flathead lake show. There is another 22' on EBAY right now. The boat at the Muscatine show is local to the Chain-O-Lakes here. Owned by Ted&Cindy Cartner. It is kept for a show boat as he has a 28' Semi-enclosed he uses regularly.
I concur – great to see another sedan being saved. Perhaps they are beginning to get more respect out there- who knows. All I know is that I hope so, as I am about halfway through restoring my '46 Gar Wood 22'6" Sedan and can only say that one does not undertake the salvage of one of these with any hope positive economic remuneration. Boy, this one looks tough, but in reality it probably needs no more than mine did, which was just about everything (oh- the engine box was still good!).
Matt is right about the lines though – these post-war Sedans really look tremendous – in my view more interesting than the boxier pre-war Sedans.
I have a 50’s semi enclosed for sale or trade