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1955 23' Chris Craft Continental

This boat previously sunk at its mooring and was in very sad shape. Nearly all the planking had soft spots and had to be replaced. The bull nose was also completely saturated with dry rot and needed replacement. The decks were cracked so they were replaced as well. The engine was rusted and frozen up. This was the first year for the Continental and the flagship of Chris-Craft’s utility line that year…truly worthy of a ‘visually’ authentic restoration. We started with an all new 5200 bottom, all new wood on hullsides, transom, and decks. The ceiling boards were in good shape and saved. Gauges were rusted and refurbished to new condition. Also a new interior, complete rebuild of the original MBL, which was converted to 12V w/ electronic ignition. Much attention and effort was given to replicate the visual appearance of the original boat, including the gauges and proper interior.

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