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19 Feet 1949 Chris Craft Racing Runabout

In 1948 Chris Craft introduced their 19 Foot Racing Runabout. The boats were built to go fast and had larger engines which produced more speed. The boat was a hit and Chris Craft made a total of 503 of them during the time from 1948 through to 1954. This is a beautiful Chris Craft Racing Runabout - Hull # 229. I have owned the boat since May of 2007. This boat was purchased from a boat broker in Minnesota, delivered to Idaho and underwent a professional keel-up restoration from Retro Natique in Bear Lake, Idaho over the course of several years. She was used extensively in Jackson Lake and Palisades Lake near Jackson Hole, Wyoming until being moved to Newport Beach, California in 2015. The boat was originally equipped with a KBL 131 HP triple carburetors which is the reason for the chrome bubble on the hatches. The broker in Minnesota re-powered the boat with a Chevy 350. In July of 2019, a new Chevy 350 motor was ordered from JEGS in Columbus, Ohio and shipped to California where is was modified for marine use and professionally installed. The Chevy motor is new, dependable and easy to get parts for. She has been shown at the Lake Arrowhead boat show as well as the Balboa Yacht Club Wooden Boat Festival and always turns heads and attracts a big crowd. She has been stored on a trailer and always covered. The boat comes with all of the lines/ropes, life vests, paddles, and “boat gear” and is a “turn key” boat.

17 Feet 1947 Chris Craft Deluxe Runabout

This is Hull Number R-17-302, built early in 1947 before Chris Craft’s Engineering Change No. 1328 that moved the instruments to the center of the dashboard. In 2006 it was purchased in rough condition by the previous owner who restored much of it over the next six years, including a new 3m 5200 Bottom with white oak frames to replace old oil-soaked frames, new fir stringers, and a new aluminum gas tank with electric gauge (many photos documenting this process are available upon request). At that time a model K flat-head 6 cylinder Chris Craft engine was professionally rebuilt by CDs Engine Service in Hudsonville , MI, and modified for 12 volts (invoice available upon request). All original gauges were restored by Kocians and modified to 12 volt, all chrome fittings were rechromed, and the seats were re-upholstered in red leatherette to match the original color. Between 2012 and 2016 the boat was stored in a dry enclosed garage. The present owner had the restoration completed between 2016 and 2018, including installation of the rebuilt engine, with new electric fuel pump; rewiring with modern Coast Guard-approved marine wire and fastenings; replacement of topsides mahogany planks where needed, refinishing topsides and deck, and installation of a new crashpad (an extensive documentation journal with many photos is available upon request). Miscellaneous original accessories are included, such as original fire extinguisher and flag poles.

19 Feet 1937 Gar Wood Runabout

I acquired this boat in 1987. It was in good shape with almost all of the original hardware. The engine as received was a Chrysler Crown with several problems. I found the original engine and restored it with a new balanced crank, new Egge pistons, and balanced the moving assembly. A new bottom of Okume plywood using darting technique to get a complete sheet with no butts, except darts, was installed and new bottom planking matching original shoveling was installed. All bottom frames, intermediates, intermediate supports, chines and keel were installed plus new transom planks of matching width to the originals. All new wiring installed and instrument cluster restored by Pat Powell.The trailer is tandem custom made by Ryan trailers in Portland. Gar Wood personally delivered the boat to the first owner as they were friends. A spare engine, 1936 Gray A244, goes with the boat plus several parts, original seat backs and ceilings. The first owner used the boat for two years and sold the boat. The second owner used the boat for two more years and then put it into storage where is stayed for forty years. The third owner revived it and sank it. The fourth owner replaced the engine – an interesting story – and sold the boat to me through Boyd Mefferd. I have an expanded history and other information available. It went into storage at my home then and spent the next 10 years being restored. The original engine was found, it went thru restoration along with the boat. It took 3 years to find another crankshaft, but bearings had to be specially made along with pistons and rings. Many additional parts came out of a Gray Marine engine distributor’s dusty shelves of old engine parts. Under four layers of upholstery was all of the original upholstery material from when the boat was new. The original boat came with red synthetic leather except for the seat cushions, which were leather. Because of the leather cushions the simple term “leather upholstery” was used in the Gar Wood merchandising material. The original cushions were lost when the boat sank on Lake George. When the throttle is opened up to about 3600 rpm the speed is just over 43 mph. I suspect without seats and minimal floorboards and a 5-gallon bucket for a seat the boat would go over 45 and I have never tried getting an additional 400 rpm out of the engine because preservation is more important. The transmissions on the 1937 Grays had only a forward detent. Reverse requires almost a two-handed effort to be engaged and must be held to keep reversing: Not an easy task. The ride is very smooth, crossing wakes is not a problem.

33' Feet 1921 Robert Yandt Gentleman's Racer

Take Greyhound into it's 100th year in it's hometown by brining it to the 2020 International Boat Show being held in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho. Greyhound was built on the site of the present day Coeur d'Alene resort Hotel in 1921 by Robert Yandt for RC Dillingham of Spokane who owned a summer home across the lake in Casco Bay. Mr. Yandt was well known in the area for building fast speed boats and had been building boats since about 1910. This boat was built to a John L Hacker design and powered by 1041 CID 6cyl Sterling dolphin engine of 225hp. Lightly built of cypress, oak & mahogany she was capable of speeds close to 40mph and in the early 1920's was one of the fastest boats on Lk. Coeur d'Alene. She was the champion on the lake 1921-22. She not only raced, but was also used by the Dillinghams as a family runabout for many years. In 1940 they decided to have "Greyhound" remodeled to a more contemporary configuration. The work was done by Robert Yandt and his nephew Paul Yandt. The boat was made into a 4 cockpit mahogany runabout with forward steering & windshield. In the early 1950's Robert Yandt Jr. purchased "Greyhound" from the family after Mr. Dillinghams death and used as a water taxi on the Lake for many years. After Robert sold her, she eventually came to rest blocked up in a field where she weathered for many years. In 1989 Keith Williams purchased "Greyhound" and had her moved his home in Wenatchee,WA. Being a historian, he gathered up as much information as he could on the boat, including photos. He always dreamed of bringing her back to life, but beyond building a fine garage to protect her, he was not sure where to start on such a major project. In 1998 Keith gave "Greyhound" to Alan Thomle, owner of Alan Thomle Boat Works of Stanwood, WA under the agreement that she would be preserved and eventually restored to her original splendor. With the help of friends, work began in Oct. 2007 and was completed Sept.2008. The boat was completely rebuilt to her original configuration and has been used and shown extensively in the NW and has won many awards in all of the last ten years. The modern power makes this boat very usable and it is a very smooth & solid ride. We have used it on all the big lakes in the NW and I can honestly say its the best boat I have ever used in my 62 years of boating. Take this boat into it's 100th by bringing it to the 2020 ACBS International Boat Show in Coeur d'Alene , Idaho.

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