1959 Chris Craft Ski Boat

Restoration with new bottom.

Hull # K-17-0247

Restoration complete May , 2012.

Removing the old bottom.

installing the new 1/4" inner bottom.

Moved into the main part of the shop.

Installing outer bottom.

Washers to prevent splitting. removed alter.

Bottom painted .

motorbox before re upholstering.

Bleaching the front deck.

Design for the new swim platform...

The beginning of the new swim platform...

Rear side of the front seat with new finish on it.

Bilge painted originally varnished but old framework did not look good enough to re-varnish.

Hull stained and sealed.

Swim platform coming along.

The brackets make the platform removable.

Laying out the upholstery...

rear seat cut out to pattern.

Front seat sewn and installed on seat back.

Seat bottom upholstered.

Working on the motorbox.

Motor box finished.

Assembling the boat.

New custom made ski tow Matches close to factory one. But Stainless steel.

New custom cover.

Launch day 5-19-12

Happy owner getting her photo taken as it gets lowered into the water, 300 yards from where it first hit the water in 1959.

Wet for the first time in many years.

The owner driving.

At its dock.

Swim deck was not finished when the boat was delivered.

Swim deck installation day.

Hull identification plate.

Hull data card.

Hull number stamped into the framework behind the rear seat.

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