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1947 CHRIS CRAFT 25 FT EXPRESS CRUISER (RED & WHITE) ROYAL MARINE STRAIGHT EIGHT

LAST CHANCE TO OWN HER! I WILL NOT RE-LIST FOR LESS!

1947 Chris Craft 47-37

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BOUGHT; IN CANADA, TOWED TO SEATTLE FOR RESTORATION. YOUNGQUIST MARINE ON LAKE UNION USING SAME

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Olympia, Washington, United States
 
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Seller Notes: BOUGHT; IN CANADA, TOWED TO SEATTLE FOR RESTORATION. YOUNGQUIST MARINE ON LAKE UNION USING SAME WOODS AND HARDWARE EXCEPT FOR PLANKS AND STAINLESS SCREWS IN SOME APPLICATIONS RESTORED/BUILT THE HULL. WE HAD TO USE MAHOGNY PLANKS INSTEAD OF CEDAR WHICH WAS NOT AVAILABLE. EVERY PART THAT HAD THE BOAT HULL NUMBER SAVED; EITHER RE-INSTALLED OR REPARED AND RE-INSTALLER. THE BOTTOM WAS DOUBLE PLANKED LIKE ORIGINAL AND THE ENGINE STRINGERS WERE REPAIRED AND USED TO INSURE EXACT POSITION OF ALL THE FRAMES. ADDED A 1/2 " MARINE PLYWOOD SHEET ON THE TRANSOM THEN COVERED WITH MAHOGNY TO STRENGTHEN THE STERN IN CASE OF REAR END ACCIDENT. THE FORWARD DECK IS TOUNG AND GROOVE AS ORIGINAL, WITH NEW LAMINATED WHITE OAK FRAMES. THE REAR DECK IS TOUNG AND GROOVE FIR WITH FIR FRAMES. NEW ALUMINUM 60 GAL GAS TANK PATTERENED AFTER ORIGINAL. ORIGINAL STRAIGHT EIGHT CHRYSLER ROYAL MARINE ENGINE; TOTAL RE-BUILD BY DOLFINE MARINE FAIRHAVEN MICHIGAN.
Year: 1947 Use: Fresh Water
Make: Chris Craft Engine Type: Single Inboard/Outboard
Model: 47-37 Engine Make: CHRYSLER
Type: EXPRESS CRUISER Engine Model: STRAIGHT EIGHT ROYAL MARINE
Length (feet): 25.2 Primary Fuel Type: Gas
Beam (feet): 8.3 Fuel Capacity: 51 - 75 Gallons
Hull Material: X-25-154 Hull ID Number: X-25-154
Trailer: Included For Sale By: Private Seller
 

UP FOR BIDS IS A 1947 CHRIS CRAFT EXPRESS CRUISER AK; (THE RED & WHITE). ORIGINALLY DELIVERED; APRIL1947 TO ST LOUIS, MO. (HAVE COPY OF DELIVERY)

 "THE OLDE MANS" SPECIFICATIONS ARE;

MODEL; 47-37

B.S.O.# 8884

BUILT; FEBRUARY 1947

DELIVERED; ST LOUIS BOATS & MOTOR, MARCH 1ST 1947

ENGINE; CHRYSLER STRAIGHT EIGHT ROYAL MARINE TOTAL REBUILD; DOLPHINE MARINE 2006

HORSE POWER; 144 ORIGINAL CURRENT HP ACCORDING TO ENGINE RE-BUILDER 175HP

HULL NUMBER; X-25-154

YEAR BUILT; 1947

YEAR RE-BUILT; 1991/2006

MANUFACTURE; CHRIS CRAFT, ALGONIC MICHIGAN

HULL RE-BUILT; YOUNGQUIST MARINE; SEATTLE WASHIGTON

FRAMES; WHITE OAK

INTERMEDIATE FRAMES; WHITE OAK

FLOOR FRAMES; WHITE OAK

FLOOR; MARINE PLYWOOD

BULKHEADS; MARINE PLYWOOD

MAIIN STRINGERS; FIR

PLANKING; HONDURAS MAHOGONY

CEALINGS; HONDURAS MAHOGONY

BOTTOM; DOUBLE PLANK HONDURAS MAHOGONY

FWD DECK; PHILIPINE MAHOGONY TOUNG AND GROOVE

BEAMS; LAMINATED WHITE OAK (FWD) AND FIR (AFT)

AFT DECK; FIR TOUNG AND GROOVE

BEAMS; FIR (ORIGINAL)

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM; 12V AC

ALTERNATOR; 12V AC

FWD SUMP; 12V AUTOMATIC/MANUAL

BILDGE BLOWER; 12 V

AFT SUMP; 12 V MANUAL SWITCH

LENGTH;  25' 1"

BEAM; 8' 2"

DRAFT; 2'

SLEEPS;  2

HEADROOM; 4' 2"

WEIGHT DRY; 5,000 LBS

FUEL; GAS

FUEL CAPACITY; 60 GALS

SEATS; 2 FOLDING

INTERIOR CABIN; FINISHED

CUSHIONS; ARTIFICAL LEATHER RED

ENGINE COVERS; ARTIFICAL LEATHER RED

DECK COVERING; CANVAS

TRAILER; 1990 EZ LOADER

THE OLDE MAN GRACED THE COVER OF THE "CHANNEL MARKER" THE ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC BOAT SOCIETY MICHIGAN CHAPTER #89 SPRING  2007.

THE STORY OF THE OLDE MAN "RED, WHITE...AND NEW ALL OVER" WAS FEATURED IN; THE ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC BOAT SOCIETY "RUDDER" SUMMER 2007 WITH A FOUR PAGE SPREAD AND SEVENTEEN COLORED PICTURES.

IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT PURCHASING THE OLDE MAN, BUT HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW HE WAS REBUILT; I HAVE DOWNLOADED PART 1 THE BUILDING OF THE HULL AND PART 2 THE FINISH ON YOU TUBE.

PLEASE GO TO YOUTUBE CHOOCHOO3985 "CHRIS CRAFT THE OLDE MAN RE-BORN" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PsG9xGTK0E

AND ALSO WATCH; THE OLDE MAN RE-BORN PART 2  THE COMPLETION OF THE OLDE MAN


I FOUND THE OLDE MAN NEAR MONTREAL CANADA IN 1989 AND RETURNED HER TO SEATTLE IN MAY OF 1990. THE HULL IS REBUILT; ORIGINAL DOUBLEPLANK MAHOGONY AT YOUNGQUIST MARINE ON LAKE UNION 1990/1991. SHE HAD MANY FANS AS THE HULL PROGRESSED. 1991 TO 2004 BUSY AT BOEING EVERETT ON THE 777 AND OTHER PROGRAMS. SHE SAT IN OUR OVERSIZED GARAGE GETTING LOVE, BUT VERY LITTLE ATTENTION.

SHE HAS HER CHRYSLER STRAIGHT EIGHT ROYAL MARINE ENGINE WHICH HAD THE FOLLOWING DONE BY MIKE MURLEY OF DOLPHINE MARINE IN FAIRHAVEN MICHIGAN. (MIKE IS ONE OF THE LAST OF THE CHRYSLER FACTORY TRAINED TECHNICIANS.) THE ORIGINAL BLOCK HAD BEEN REPAIRED AND DETERMINED UNACCEPTABLE, MIKE REPLACED IT WITH ANOTHER SAME BLOCK VERY LOW USAGE. HE SET IT UP ON ORIGINAL TOOLING AND BORED THE CYLINDERS OUT .030"' OVER FROM ORIGINAL BORE.

USING THE OLD METAL WATER PUMP CASING, MIKE MACHINED IT SO A MODERN RUBBER IMPELLER TYPE WATER PUMP COULD BE INSTALLED. THE ORIGINAL GENERATOR IS SHELLED OUT AND RE-INSTALLED TO GEAR DRIVE THE WATERPUMP. MIKE INSTALLED A NEW DUAL PULLEY ON THE  FLYWHEEL AND A BELT DRIVEN MORPAR ALTENATOR, (THIS ALSO CAN PROVIDE A DRIVE FOR A FRESH WATER SYSTEM IF DESIRED.) MIKE REPLACED THE GIANT OILBATH FILTER SYSTEM WITH MODERN MORPAR SPIN TYPE FILTER. REBUILT BOTH CARBORATORS, INSTALLED A WATER THERMASAT AND MOPAR ELECTRONIC IGNITION. ORIGINAL RUDDER ENLARGED WE ENLARGED THE WATER INTAKE AND EXHAUST FOR ADDED COOLING AND PERFORMANCE. if YOU NEED PARTS ANY MARINE OR MO PAR DEALER CAN GET YOU BACK UNDER WAY.

THESE BOATS HAD A ROT PROBLEM DUE TO DESIGN OF THE CEALINGS WHICH WERE SOLID BOARD NOT ALLOWING AIR INSIDE THE FRAME AREA. TO ELIMINATE THIS CONDITION I INSTALLED MAHOGONY CEALINGS AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE PICTURES. THE PORTHOLES ARE ORIGINAL, THE INSTRUMENTS ARE ORIGINALS AND TOTALLY RECONDITIONED, THE NEW INTERIOR CUSHIONS AND ENGINE COVERS WERE PROFESSIONALLY DONE, NOT HAVING ALL OF THE ORIGINAL FLOOR FRAMES OR PANELS I DID COPY THE ONES I DID HAVE AND DESIGNED THE OTHERS.

THE HARDWARE IS EITHER ORIGINAL OR FROM ANOTHER RED & WHITE EXCEPT FOR THE STAINLESS TRIM WHICH WAS ALL CUSTOM MADE AND INSTALLED AND THE CLEATS WHICH I WAS UNABLE TO FIND. THE WITCHES CAP IS ORIGINAL PRE WAR RED & WHITE BUT I THINK IT GIVES THE OLDE MAN A DISTINT LOOK. THE FLAG STAFF IS ALSO PREWAR AND RECONDITIONED WITH A NEW MACHINED ATTACH PLATE AS I WAS UNABLE TO FIND AN ORIGINAL. THE PROPELLER AND SHAFT ARE BOTH NEW, SAME PITCH AND DIAMETER AS ORIGINAL.

 I COULD NOT FIND TRIP RAILS, BUT HAVE THE UNIQUE ATTACH HARDWARE FOR THEM AND THE LOCATOR HOLES ARE DRILLED OUT INSIDE THE CABIN. SNAPS INSTALLED FOR COSMETIC APPEARANCE. ORIGINAL WINDSHIELD FRAMES;  REWORKED AND NEW GLASS CUT AND PROFESSIONALLY INSTALLED. A GLASS PORT WAS INSTALLED IN THE FORWARD HATCH TO PROVIDE MORE LIGHT IN THE CABIN. NOTE THE FRAME IS STAINLESS AND THE BUILDER CHROMED IT BY MISTAKE. NEW COTTON COVERING. BUT FOR A FEW EXCEPTIONS THE CHROME WORK WAS DONE BY QUEEN CITY PLATING IN MUKELTEO, WA. SOME MISC. PARTS WERE DONE IN FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS. 

 I COMPLETED THE THE OLDE MAN THE SUMMER OF 2006 IN FAIRHAVEN MICHIGAN AND LAUNCHED HER AT PEARL BEACH, MICHIGAN ALSO ON THE DIXIE HIGHWAY, JUNE 3RD IN THE NORTH CHANNEL OF THE ST CLAIR RIVER  WITHIN A FEW MILES OF ALGONAC; THE WATERS OF HER PLACE OF ORIGIN. ON HER MADEN VOYAGE HER FIRST PORT OF CALL WAS THE ALGONAC CHRIS CRAFT FACTORY WHERE SHE FIRST GOT HER KEEL WET IN 1947. CRUSING ALONG THE BANKS OF THE CHANNEL WE GOT SO MANY CHEERS AND MANY BOATS CAME ALONG SIDE TO SEE HER.

 SHE MADE HER FIRST PUBLIC APPEARENCE AT THE CHRIS- CRAFT 21ST ANNUAL PLANT JAMBOREE, "WHERE IT ALL BEGAN" JUNE 24TH 2006 AND WAS A CENTER OF ATTENTION ESPECIALLY WHEN I STARTED HER STRAIGHT EIGHT. LATER IN JULY WE TOOK HER NORTH TO THE UPPER PENINSULA AND THE PRESTEGIOUS LES CHENEAUX ISLANDS ANTIQUE WOODEN BOAT SHOW IN HESSEL MICHIGAN WHERE AGAIN SHE DREW CROWDS AND TOOK 2ND PLACE IN THE PRE 1968 CRUISER CLASS. ON HER WAY BACK TO WASHINGTON WE STOPPED IN HOLLAND MICHIGAN AND LAUNCHED HER IN LAKE MICHIGAN. GOT MANY STARES AND CHEERS. ON THE ROAD WE GOT HUNDREDS OF HONKS AND THUMBS UP. EVERY STOP FOR GAS WAS A PLEASURABLE EXPERIENCE AS SO MANY ASKED ABOUT HER. PATS ON THE BACK ALWAYS APPRICIATED.

SINCE THEN SHE HAS GRACED THE WATERS OF LAKE WASHINGTON AND LAKE UNION IN SEATTLE. WHEN DOCKED SHE BECOMES A POPULAR BACKDROP FOR FAMILY PICTURES.

NEVER IN SALT WATER.

AS A TOTALLY DISABLED VETERAN I CAN NO LONGER GET IN OR OUT OF HER AND WANT HER TO BE USED. I THINK THE HOBBS METER HAS ABOUT 110 HOURS ON IT. SHE IS LOCATED IN OLYMPIA WASHINGTON WHERE SHE IS NOW OUTSIDE, BUT CAREFULLY COVERED AND WATCHED EVERYDAY. THE TRAILER TIRES ALL FIVE WERE REPLACED WITH NEW IN 2012 BECAUSE OF AGE NOT WEAR AS THE 1990 EZ LOADER TRAILER BUILT SPECIFICALLY FOR THE OLDE MAN HAS LESS THAN 15,000 MILES ON IT AND IS IN GREAT SHAPE. 

I HAVE HUNDREDS OF VIDEOS AND PICTURES; YOU CAN SEE HER RUN ON YOUTUBE @ CHOOCHOO3985 THE OLDE MAN

INITIAL MARINE SURVEY DONE BY GLOBAL MARINE SURVEY OUT OF LAKE STEVENS, WA. 18 MAY 2005. STILL IN WORK VALUED THEN AT PRESENT DAY MARKET VALUE APPROXIMATELY; $35,500, ESTIMATED VALUE UPON COMPLETION; $90,000, PRESENT DAY NEW BUILDING COST APPROXIMATELY; $195,000

HER COMPLETION SURVEY DONE AT PEARL BEACH PRIOR TO SETTING OUT REPEATED THE INITIAL SURVEY RELATIVE TO QUALITY OF GOOD SHIPYARD PRACTICE AND INSTALLATION OF ENGINE ELECTRICAL, COOLING, FUEL, INSTRUMENTS AND SYSTEMS, COAST GUARD EQUIPMENT...HE ALSO VALUED THE OLDE MAN AS THE INITIAL ESTIMATED VALUE, $90,000.

 PLEASE ASK ANY AND ALL QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE AND I CAN ALWAYS CHANGE SOME OF THE PICTURES TO ANSWER ANY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS. PLEASE GO TO YOU TUBE AND SEE HER AS WELL. choochoo3985 THE OLDE MAN May 20, 2011.wmv

 THANKS FOR LOOKING AND GOOD LUCK. NOT A BUYER? CAN YOU HELP?

THE REASON I AM PARTING WITH THE OLDE MAN IS BECAUSE I HAVE BECOME TOTALLY DISABLED AND CAN'T STAND TO SEE IT NOT IN THE WATER...

PS; IF YOU'RE AWARE OF THE PHOENIX VA CRIMES AGAINST US DISABLED VETERANS AND WANT TO KNOW MORE PLEASE VIEW THE VIDEO'S ON MY CHANNEL I PLACED THERE IN 2011.

LIKE MANY I AM IN THE 10TH YEAR OF MY CLAIM AS THE PHOENIX VA HOPES I WILL GIVE UP OR DIE. THE MOTTO OF THE VA; "OUT LAST OR OUT LIVE, NEVER GIVE"!

 THE DAV IN PHOENIX IS IN BED WITH THE VA AS WELL. LIKE THE MANAGER OF THE PHOENIX DAV TOLD ME, JANUARY OF 2011; "YOUR PROBLEM IS BETWEEN YOU AND THE VA AND I'M NOT GETTING INVOLVED". THEN HAD THE PHOENIX POLICE ESCORT ME OUT OF THE BUILDING.

NOTE; Please be aware like any company the majority of the people at the Veterans hospitals and Administration Centers are dedicated to serving the veterans and as helpful as the VA brass will allow. They (medical staff) were the ones that informed me what the MOTTO is.

Also be aware that I personally went to the Phoenix FBI with evidence of violations of Section 38 of the US CODE against me only to have the agents refuse to accept the evidence of even look at any of it. Not once, (2010) not twice (2011) but three years in a row. (2012)












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