1957 18 ft Chris Craft SeaSkiff $19,900

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Summary: A beautiful 99% original part of history
Overview
Listing Number: ABC-1149
Year: 1957
Length: 18 ft
Manufacturer: Chris Craft
Model: SeaSkiff
Description: She spent the first 3 years that I owned her being lovingly restored to better than original condition. She shows in the "preserved" class as more than 90% of her original wood remains. The original wood includes but is not limited to the lapstrake bottom that does not leak-ever. The wood that was replaced was the windshield frame and at that time the glass was replaced with safety glass.
The engine was overhauled by Drake engines in Rochester, NY. During that process it was discovered that there were no cracks in the block or head and that there was virtually no wear on any of the internal components so it was reassembled with all new "original" size parts.
All wiring was replaced as well as installation of a new electric fuse panel.
12V generator and starter were overhauled to original specs. The only place I deviated from original was the installation of a "Pertronics" electronic ignition. The exhaust elbow is not original but the 2-1/2" full length copper exhaust pipe remains creating a most pleasant tone.

She captures the attention of everyone wherever we go.
Boat Information
Years Owned: 10
Hull Material: Wood
Upholstery Color: Honduras Mahogany
Optional Equipment: Bilge Pump
Other Options: The boat comes with a custom trailer and a complete spare engine and transmission.
I have hundreds of pictures taken during the restoration process and I have the info packet from the Mariner's Museum.
How long for bottom to swell?: does not leak
Boat last in water: 2015
Does the bottom leak?: No
Engine
Engine Manufacturer: ChrisCraft - Hercules
Engine Model: K
Horsepower: 95
Engine Hours: 75
Voltage: 12 Volt
Engine re-built?: Yes
Mechanical Condition: 100% Excellent
Currently Winterized: Yes
Trailer
Trailer Make: Custom fit
Trailer Year: 2009
Trailer Axles: 1
Trailer Roadworthy?: Yes
Location
City: Churchville
State: New York
Country: United States