||Red, White, & Blue
~ 1937 Chris~Craft Red, White, and Blue Special Raceboat Professionally Converted to a One of a Kind Gentleman’s Racer by the late Steve Thomas, Master Craftsman, and a friend ~
I have full title to boat and trailer
•Hull # 42008, B.S.O. # 1812 Finished Production Date 8-27-1937
•All new PI Mahogany custom decks, cover-boards, cockpit, and transom
•New Marine plywood bottom with 2 layers of 10oz. Epoxy / fiber-glass, bronze
•230 hp Mercruiser V-6 Vortec Engine w/2 hrs. Top end est. 70 mph
•Custom twin Stainless Steel, fuel tanks, (placed P&S sides forward of engine, 50 gal.
•Custom SS exhaust system ~ Halon/Auto shutdown fuel sniffer
•New skeg, (where it belongs), prop shaft, strut, over-sized rudder.
•Engine, wiring, and drive train custom work by John Matzen,.. Master Mechanic, fabricator, and electrician at cost of $30,800.
•Structurally repaired as necessary. Boat is solid and beautifully constructed.
•Gull-wing style hatches, easily removable for engine access. Detailed beneath
•Storage fwd. of engine, under and aft of cockpit seating. I thought of making a removable fwd. hatch and adding secondary forward seating for 2 thrill~seekers
•Beautiful new dash w/circular instrumentation of a domed glass antique style
•Newly re-chromed hardware in keeping with the boat’s ambiance and dating
•Custom wood wheel, w/custom fabricated steering/throttle/shift system
•All custom made, polished brass switch knobs on dash, HD battery switch, twin
•High-rise domed seats aft,
•10 coats Epifanes varnish on bright-work, topsides primed, New, custom trailer w/electric brakes and set up for 4, 4x4 stands to keep her off the floor during storage.
•$85K invested … 80% completed … $49,500. Out the door.
•$45K. If I finish her at a cost of $15K. … * $60K
•Want a one of a kind, thrilling, Beautiful, Very fast Racer … That Looks the Part ? .. Let's talk.
Wood Boat Restoration
13025 Grass Valley Ave. Ste 2, Grass Valley, CA. 95945