https://www.woodyboater.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Screen-Shot-2012-08-14-at-8.35.29-AM.png 388 512 Matt http://www.woodyboater.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Woodyboater-Logo-White.svg Matt2012-08-14 08:40:452012-08-14 08:40:45Cool 1963 Chris Wood On eBay!
Cool 1963 Chris Wood On eBay!
Every now and then on eBay, ya sit there and think.. That would be fun as hell to tear up the neighbors beaches with. This cool racer on ebay is just that sort of boat. Just click here and enjoy.
That is cool! Not a cris Craft guy but this would be the exception!
Man that is one hell of a boat and buy!
Thank God I have too many now.
I could sell all the ones I have, buy that one, be even, and ready to blast off! Tempting. thanks for the link.
John in Va.
Good find Matt
Definitely a VERY Kool CC version of the jersey skiff.. Also discovered some additional resto pics of same boat at http://finewoodworkingnj.com/antique_wooden_boats_gallery#Next Including some lapstrake love
Figure a minimum $20,000 in parts and wood to rebuild the boat, with labor thrown in, gratis…$6,000-plus to bring the engine up to this level (tho “original” it ain’t if the boat was actually built in ’52)…another couple grand in that refurbished trailer (gotta love the mahogany running-board treatment)….
So there you have it — around $30,000 invested in a lovely home-built woody, and it may bring half that in today’s stinking market.
OK then…that makes it a legit woody investment!
looking (drooling) over the pics again…that boat has no ass end character at all? Maybe that was the original design but I would bet she handles like crap on anything but a straight line on a calm day? Have to wonder?
John in Va.
I agree with your observation, but IMHO its not the rear end that would cause problem, it’s the fact that E3 is not a lapstrake hull.The design of E3 is based on the jersey speed skiff (check google images) minus the requisite laps and while it looks kool as all get out and clearly “goes like stink” I expect that the ride, stability and turning ability would be somewhat compromised