The restoration journal of Barrelback No. 71648, a 1940 Chris Craft Deluxe
Thursday, November 27, 2008
1940 17' Chris Craft Deluxe, No. 71648.
Well, here she is. After two years of studying frame up boat restoration, my new project is in the drive way. And I'm getting ready for 2000 or so hours of restoration work. The 17' Barrelback, manufactured in '40, '41' and '42 is one of the most collectable Chris Craft antique boats, with only 425 made. Even though I'm a woodworker by trade, new skills need to be learned. Steam bending is all new to me. I'll update the blog as I go along with the restoration. Hints and problems will be listed.