Chris Craft U22 On Ebay In Alaska! That’s A Whole Lotta Pecan Logs!

Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 9.15.15 AMHere ya go, a good price on a restorable U22. One hitch. You gotta get it, and even more nuts, ya gotta make sure what you are getting. These photos were taken 11 years ago!  It ran when we put it in the igloo barn. How would one outside of Alaska even pull this off? You know it didnt get used alot. Heck Summer will be over by tomorrow.

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Clock on left dash – Photo 10PM

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Rebuilt or repainted!

The good news is if you live in Alaska, its your deal to have. maybe we can some Russians to see it, I understand you can see it from there. Sarah or some of her kids could go look at it for you in between having children or parties. There is one cool thing though that I haven’t seen. A cool location for a clock? Was that a factory deal. Looks like it. But other than that, its just another nice ish restorible ish U22 that we highly recommend you see in person and at least up to date photos. Thats a long angry trip home if its not what the seller is showing. And oh brother, one hell of a colder reception at home if its a mess. That just gives me chills thinking about that conversation.

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Put on your gloves and take the wheel. Note the time of the photo. Almost 10PM. Yikes thats a long summer day. ROAD TRIP!

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Maybe if I pee in a 5 gallon bucket? Is there a southern Route? Does it have a good trailer? Oh god! 70 hours of driving. ONE WAY! How many Stucky’s along the way?


23 replies
  1. Jim Staib
    Jim Staib says:

    Looks like you will be going right by. Stop in, I’ll sell you one of mine. No Stuckeys this way, plan on Tim Hortons over the border. Might as well stop as visit Paul and Karen, Texx, Tyson. What an adventure.

  2. Jack Schneiberg
    Jack Schneiberg says:

    “Hey Honey I finally found that U-22”!
    “Really! Where is it?”
    “Unnh…..Alaska. Gotta go run pick it up.”
    “Is that as far as Minnesota?”
    “Back in a month or so”
    “Don’t bother”

  3. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    Look at that you even get an extra intake manifold. And wait, NO, Is that really. Yes I think that is a retro phone, just like mine!

    Totally worth it!

  4. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    I was in a lot better shape 11 years ago than I am today! I think I would want recent pictures before planning a road trip. Although, if you leave out the boat buying, a road trip to visit Jim and Jaxon, Paul and Karen, Tyson, Texx and whomever else along the way could be real fun. You just better leave soon if you want to get there before winter!

  5. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    OK so I know I am going to be the A**HOLE for pointing it out, but if you head North West from Reedville following Jimmy’s weather vane you will end up at my house. But look at the bright side, it’s only a 12 hour drive.

  6. Rick
    Rick says:

    11 years later is it buried in the permafrost? Does it come with a frozen wooly mammoth? Why are there no recent pictures if you’re trying to sell it? Can it be floated down to CA on an iceberg, which will launch the boat as it melts away from under it? So many questions. I vote we send Texx up on his bike for a looksee. ROAD TRIP!!

  7. Bob Killeen
    Bob Killeen says:

    How about Lisa Kelly from the TV Show
    Ice Road Truckers. I’m sure she’s looking
    for some work this time of the year ? ??⚓️

  8. John Baas
    John Baas says:

    Photo time stamps are goofy. If taken around 10pm it would have been pitch dark in Palmer, Alaska. Sunset on March 14th is 7:59pm. Serious shadows in the photos (although long-ish) suggest the pictures were taken long before that. Even tho it stays light-ish until 8:42pm the time stamp is bogus. Hey, I just retired so I have time to look this stuff up!

  9. Paul H.
    Paul H. says:

    It is roughly 2026 miles from our Shuswap Lake home to this place, not including a short diversion to Langley (BC, not Virginia!) to pick up Tyson where we’d exchange my Denali for one of his ’59 Chev wagons and head on up. It is then 4813 miles to Tavares, where the required work could be done to ready the craft for next winter. Remaining drive back home is only 3082 miles to my place, where I’d be dropped off by Tyson. I don’t mind the odd road trip but this might be pushing things guys. It would be 10,000 miles and somewhere around 170 hours of driving – I hope the trailer is good!

  10. John Baas
    John Baas says:

    Only 62 hours, 3,729 miles from here. I’ve got the time…just need a little help with the estimated $1,220 round trip fuel bill. And the Hemi will be thirstier on the return trip assuming I’m dragging a U-22 home!

  11. greg s.
    greg s. says:

    Strange ……. one photo shows the clock and windshield in place and another photo clearly show them both missing. Seller has little history. “be varwhey varwhey afraid” said Mr. E Fud, 1940’s

    • Bert
      Bert says:

      And the time stamp suggest the clock and windshield are gone row days after all the other pictures were taken. That’s why it’s not 100% complete

  12. Paul H.
    Paul H. says:

    Forgot to mention that well known former ACBS Director, current CCABC Director and former Inland Empire Chapter Pres. B.K. Powell of Spokane, WA has a place in Alaska and is often there – maybe we an dispatch him on a recon mission?

  13. Brian Flaherty
    Brian Flaherty says:

    A wise old boat guy once told me, “there is no such thing as a free boat”… I believe this would apply to this “restorable-ish” U-22. There are so many of these down in the lower 48 that would make it nearly impossible to justify the hassle and expense of getting this one. Unless of course this is actually another OGP boat or has some mythical factory option that was only done once!!

    Otherwise, it’s just another U-22 like the all the rest that are currently for sale around the world.

    However, if one was to plan a trip, it would be far better to come to Bellingham (I’ll take you for a boat ride) then board the Alaska ferry which will take you to Ketchikan and save your vehicle several hundred miles. They’ll even let you bring the boat back on the ferry!!

  14. Jim Staib
    Jim Staib says:

    Jaxon is up for it! He has some relatives up there he has never seen. At 90 degrees here he just might stay. He reminded me to get a satellite phone and join CAA if Paul is going.

  15. Bob Kays
    Bob Kays says:

    This looks like the original movie boat from the 1959 film Alaska Passage. The story of Norman Thayer’s brother Theo. He lives among the bears, salmon and igloos. The dash clock is in one scene only!

  16. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    Good idea Jim! Sat phone, locator beacon, camping gear, food, water and beer for a week if Paul is going.

    Tyson, don’t let Paul borrow a vehicle you like. Don’t even let him ride in it! After 40 years of trouble free service, it only took him a few miles to burn up my factory original bearing grease, and I don’t even think he was driving!

  17. Tyson K
    Tyson K says:

    Haha!! It’s always an adventure with Paul, I know this! But I can only imagine, cruising the Alaskan highway through BC, looking at the beautiful scenery, while Paul teaches me the biggest, least used words in the modern dictionary! ?

  18. Wilson
    Wilson says:

    Just where in Alaska is this beauty ? I have some friends from here flying to Fairbanks next week and then going down to Denali and then to Seward to catch the boat to Seattle..I’m sure Holland America would happily tow this treasure behind their ship.

  19. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    I like this story…especially our man on the CLOCK…..far from being the land of the “midnight sun”…..he correctly points out the something is incorrectly….about the time on the pics…..taken during the land of the midnight noon….crazy. !!! ????

    John in Va

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