The Paper Wake Of A Chris Craft Triple Ride Boat
Hold on, I have been waiting on the mail man to deliver the mail. Yes the Milk man is waiting on the Mail man. And so you are waiting. Thankfully The Wallace man knows how to text.. Thanks man.. Anyway, jokes are now out of the way. We have a wonderful paper trail… Wake, from the purchase and sale and service of the 1941 23 Barrel Chris Craft Triple sold as a ride boat thanks to Greg and his amazing collection of paperness. Enjoy!
So what is this Triple. Well, 1941 23 barrel triple delivered May 2, to Detroit/gGross Pointe 1941.Hull no. 22217. Mrs Burns… So this is what is interesting. It was one of the last triples sold before war production. And at some point during the war, Mr Burns passed away. War? Old? But, clearly the Schuler marine folks needed a triple near the end of the war. now think. COVID supply chain stuff. NO boats were being made, so how do you find a boat? Well clearly Mrs Burns had some sort of relationship with Chris Craft. Who gets a triple at the end of production, lives in Gross Pointe, and so on, So this was a I know someone kinda deal.
Now for those of you out there wanting to know where possibly one of the three known Ride boats, the last known to be surviving on lake Rabun GA. Name 23 Skidoo. If we have any readers from that area that may know more of 23 Skidoo. This could be a wonderful moment of giving that owner some history of their boat.
Looks like Mr. Blum didn’t know the location of the stumps in Indian Lake!
Cool paper trail! In that Indian Lake Boat Landing picture, that bench on the right looks very similar to one that I restored for my wife. Cast masonry with wood boards, been in her family for over 100 years. Was made here in Rochester, NY by a precast concrete company when they decided to branch out into outdoor furniture.
Picture of the bench.
I blowed it for you Mr Rat
I know these were different times (before I was even born) but really?!?!
1950 – “Went to landing and fixed” $2.50 Really?
1951 – “Hoist and Repair” $3.75
1956 – “Hoist and Repair” $15.00 ($10.50 prop repair, must have hit hard)
According to the online inflation calulator, its around $45 Which considering it was right there.. ?
For those interested. Here is a link to do the Inflation thing. https://www.usinflationcalculator.com/
For example the 3,000 paid for the Barrel in 1944 is $50,000 in todays numbers
Matt, I think you may have stumbled upon a current photo of the boat we are discussing today!! I have a notation in my files indicating the 23 was restored with a (non original) red leather interior. The one in your posted photo sure looks to be sporting a red interior,
Another cool story. I kept looking for my Mom and Dad in that dock shot. That is about the time they used to go to Indian Lake. One question, Is the last picture the same 23 triple that was bought from the Burns?
You slipped that in on me Greg You answered my question before I asked. Lets hope that is the same one. Now all I have to do is find a young Bob and Alice in the dock shot.
Mark, I think I saw them standing with Ted and Carol. 🙂
I saw that boat on Lake Rabun in the early 90’s.
If anyone wants to look it up in the ACBS directory. Lake Rabun is in Lakemont, Ga.
Picture is probably from the July 4th parade where most people decorate their boats and themselves.
22217 is currently on Lake Rabun. Name when it left the factory was Snookie (missed opportunity, Matt?)