Sailing Yacht

1957 Chris Craft Restoration





Restoration of a 1957 55′ Chris Craft Constellation – At Final.

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  1. Did you epoxy the boat? Wooden boats ride so much better. You cannot get those complicate shapes out of  concrete weight fiberglass molds!! My little race boat was all wood with I Sheet of cloth and some epoxy and red white and blue paint. 62 MPH in a 12 1/2 foot boat!! I grew up on Long Island in the early 60's. These are the boats you saw. I fell in love with them. We knew all the boat builders. Our fist boat was a 15 foot flat bottom dory. The thing flew with a 33 Evinrude!! It sank at the dock too many times!!

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  2. went all original except for having mexicans do the work this time… should have hired hard working middle class white men to do the work, would have been much less insulting.

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  3. Love the master bed room, and the galley remodel really fit the boat. No microwave to be seen!

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  4. Thanks for this. I loved it. But you need to add some more audio…the engines!!

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  5. I've now given up on finding a Chris Craft "restoration video" that isn't just a long, boring slide show set to "period" music or "boat music" or an actual video that's nothing but the "restorer" blabbing about how much the boat meant to family nobody watching the video knows or knew or clicked on the video to hear about.

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  6. Can the music, give me instruction.

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  7. Job well done.   A lot of work in a short time frame.  Just beautiful!!

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  8. what a beautiful boat !

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  9. The beauty of old Chris Craft vessels is both undeniable and, IMO, unsurpassed. Im curious as to what this cost all said and done, but I think it’s one of those items that if you have to ask, you probably can’t afford it. Thank you so much for sharing the journey with us! I wish you and yours many happy years on this lovely craft.

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  10. I used to retore these for a living. Nice job

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  11. What a boat! I am not a boat person, but I can surely appreciate the quality of both the original and restored work/boat. Thanks for an insight to what it takes to restore a classic like this. I DO realize that this video cannot but begin to tell the time, work and love involved. Thanks!!

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  12. it looks like my uncle hurleys boat did you pick her up near terminal island ? jeez rich people bet it cost twice as much as my house nice boat thou used to love it when he would take us out on it if it is his it out lived him and his niece that was my wife have fun on your boat

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  13. simply put beautiful work that is definitely a head turner when that pulls in the Marina

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  14. Several years ago my wife and I got to "cruise" on one very similar to this one. It belonged to Mr. Evinrude (yes, that one), it was fantastic. Cruising around the Rockport TX ski basin and the Key Allegro subdivision drinking champagne and eating hors d'oeuvres for several hours. It was nice to feel like the other half for a change.

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  15. Some of THE best music of all recorded time…..just – thank you 🙂

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  16. The Engine Room, all i can say, i wish i could have been in on the Experience!
    Very nice and Thank you for sharing!
    Even More, Thanks for keeping yesterday alive.

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  17. What a fabulous video. So much on here is hardly worthy of the click it takes to view, yet I have watched this many times. I salute you and what you have done with this fabulous craft. The workmanship looks to be meticulous; brilliant brilliant brilliant. I wish you health to enjoy it

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  18. Etta James; you know there's talent, and then there's talent… Damn the woman could sing. She's like sex on a microphone!

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  19. These Men clearly have such Skill ,Talent and taste, amazing to watch the systematic re- build & renovation of this Boat Keeping and enhancing the original Beauty of it while giving it contemporary updates and concealing the high Tech features. The amount of work is so daunting.
    The Quality is outstanding , before it wouldn't get a second look now its a new Boat.

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  20. priceless, I will say u did the old C.C.C. PROUD!! in my mind , nothing modern could come close to holding a candle too her. the style, the character unmatched,Great job, and the video and name with Edda, too cool. u've got to be special people.ENJOY  G.I.

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  21. Beauty….. What money cant do……

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  22. This restoration endeavor is a rousing success. The design, application, the rigging is top notch. The Yard and workers are to be commended, as everything looks fantastic. Hats off to the owners' who will enjoy this fine vessel knowing that getting their investment returned someday is probably slim. The value is to be gained now and very well worth it. Bravo on a beautiful boat.

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  23. I grew up on lake Erie on the 1961 version of this boat, Dad bought it new. Wonderful memories till around the mid 70's. Even though Dad was a maintenance nut our family and friends had to become wood artisans keeping the rot in semi control. The boat was sold in 1981 to a not so maintenance minded individual. By 1985 the boat had been stripped and burned in a marina parking lot…a very sad time for our family. Thanks for your video, and dedication to the preservation of this masterpiece. You have brought back very special idyllic memories I have been missing.

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  24. I'm speechless…Beautiful..

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  25. Oh, My. What an amazing job. Thank goodness, too, that such a  beautiful vessel was saved by you and your talented team. Any chance of a video showing her underway?

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