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Old 05-18-2021, 07:04 AM
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New to the forum, new to Chris Craft. My new project is a 1987 230 Limited that needs a little work...everything wood above the stringers is dry-rotted or just not there, engine is long gone, seats missing, swim platform is full of screw holes, lower unit has a 1/2" cavitation burn above the prop shaft, prop is gone, starboard windshield glass is missing, forward hatch is broken. BUT...the hull, stringers, bulkheads, deck and transom are solid and dry, Alpha upper seems okay, and it only cost me two trailer axles, four hubs and the wheels and tires off our old jeep to get it home. Living on an island in the Caribbean is a logistics nightmare for parts, but South Florida is only a four-day cargo ship ride away, and I work for a major shipping company, so all is not lost. Pictures coming when I'm able to post; wish me luck!
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Old 05-19-2021, 07:25 AM
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Welcome to the board! Not many actively posting Chris Craft guys left it seems. Get up to ten posts and lets see some pictures of her!
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Old 05-19-2021, 07:18 PM
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yep ! share the love !
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Thanks guys. I'm trying to take pictures as I do things to show before and after. Hoping to get all the old wood and glass out and repair any stringer issues in the next couple weeks before my new used engine arrives.
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What engine are you installing and what horsepower?
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Its a Merc 5.7, 260hp, carbed, fresh water cooled.
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Update: bought a transom assembly off eBay, picked up a pair of Alpha 1 drives here on island, engine made it to Florida and hopefully aboard the ship. I have pretty much stripped the interior of the boat. Everything wood in the cabin was either dry rotted or eaten by termites. Seat cushions and pillows in surprisingly good shape, as was the carpet and headliner. Floor in the cockpit had been replaced but not sealed underneath, so that's all gone. Transom will need work. Transom assembly is full of holes. Bottom edge of Y pipe outlet is gone, so I'm thinking about thru transom exhaust. Pictures soon come.
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I have a couple of Alpha Y pipes that I bought years ago, brand new if you're interested. $75.00 CDN plus the ride
Get your count up so you can get some pictures posted!
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need four more posts to put up pictures
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