Sweet Chris Craft Kit Boat – Great Starter Boat.

I love the steering set up!

Socially isolating yourself until this crap is over? Here is a wonderful project that will get you or you kids into the wonderful community of classic boats. This little Chris Craft kit boat is perfect! I have bought boats like this and never regretted it. You can tell from the photos it was loved and ignored. Like a good marriage.

Even the trailer is clean

All this boat needs is a new owner, possibly a son or daughter thing. It needs paint, and some varnish, which to me is the fun part. Maybe a cool Kit boat logo, and you are ready to go to shows. OH? Wait.. Okay, okay. Take photos of it when getting it, and send to us.  We will make a show out of it. We can call it the Kitty Show! Oh boy.. If that isnt Troy bait, I don’t know what is.

Wonderful time capsule outboard

Original once!

I would be all over this thing, but my brackish water would not be kind to the originalness of this. And I would leave it alone other than a normal refresh.

You can start your sweet family adventure just by clicking here. 

18 replies
  1. Kelly Wittenauer
    Kelly Wittenauer says:

    So states used to make people fasten a metal license plate to their boat?! When did that end? I only remember stickers, but my experience only goes back to the Chris Craft dad bought in late ’69 or early ’70.

    • Greg Lewandowski
      Greg Lewandowski says:

      Hi Kelly,
      My collection is from my uncle’s cruiser in Michigan. I think I can remember the plates in the early 60’s but theses are all I have. I did not find them until after he passed away a few years ago, so maybe someone else can chime in with better knowledge.

  2. Don vogt
    Don vogt says:

    Yes they were typically screwed into the transom, at least in Idaho. A new plate every year. (Guess maybe the prisoners didnt have enough to do.)
    Lasted well into the 70’s for sure and maybe early 80’s?

  3. Don vogt
    Don vogt says:

    They had them in Idaho. They were screwed into the transom. A new plate every year. (I guess the prisoners didn’t have enough to do).

    Lasted well into the 70’s for sure and perhaps early 80’s?

  4. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    great starter boat as said…also a nice whirlwind showed up in Va on ebay today.

    John in Va.

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

    I am one step ahead of you Matt. Did I get inside your head? It has been a fun “little one” to play with. Ohio used license plates until the mid-60s then went to stick on that looked like license plates until the late 60s. Wish I still had one.

  6. Kent in Valpo
    Kent in Valpo says:

    Matt, you stirred up good memories for me. I had a similar 14′ CC Kit boat in the middle 1950s. I first had a 5 HP Chris Craft outboard, but graduated to a 10 HP Chris Craft commander. I was hot stuff on the North Channel around Harsens Island. My two younger brothers shared another 14 footer, that my Dad built.

  7. Briant
    Briant says:

    Oswego Lake (Oregon) boats had a metal license plate from 1968 to 1972, when the switch was made to stickers….and they are still a needed regulation to this day.

    Here is Zoomer with her original metal plate.

  8. greg w
    greg w says:

    Ohio issued two plates, presumably to be attached to each side of bow pre-war, and continued with singles to be displayed on stern, still with actual unique numbers for a period after the war. Once permanent registration numbers were issued (sometime in the 50″s) and displayed on the bow then the renewal plates showed only the year of issue. I believe the last year for metal plates was 1960. After that they were stickers but dimensionally the same. I believe the dual stickers to be displayed behind each bow number became the new rule in the early 1970’s and remains as such today.

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