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Old 06-17-2007, 03:25 PM
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Default New guy here, looking at a 1988 Chris Craft Stinger

I know a little about these boats, but not much more than the general stuff about the drives, engines, and steering.

I have also heard about hull problems with the deck separating from the hull.

Problem is, I really like how the old boats look, and the one I have in mind is super nice looking, and would like to know a little more about them. The model that has my eye is a 1988 312.

Here's a pic of the boat:



Thanks in advance for any info,

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Old 06-17-2007, 03:28 PM
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check out the section here under Chris Crafts.. The Stinger is areally popular boat in that circle. You can learn a lot by asking around in there and reading the posts that are already started.. Good luck and welcome!
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Old 06-17-2007, 03:49 PM
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She is very pretty. What motors does it have?
I am re-doing and 86 260. Have not seen any seperation of deck and hull ( knock on wood) but have seen it talked about several times. Also read some stingers have problems with stress cracks in the stringers.
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Yes go to the Chris Craft forum or do a search for 312 stinger.
I remember a thread titled what to look for when purchasing ( or somthing like that)
Good Luck and post those pics if you buy her!
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Nice looking boat, but looks can't replace quality.

Do your homework before you spend your cash.

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get a survey they are worth the money without a doubt. I had an 85 Stinger and loved it, probably one of the best boat i ever had. Chris Craft did have some structural issues on some boats in the late eighties so as said do your homework before plunking down your money.
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Wow, after a brief search on the chris craft section it turns out that the boat's current owner is a member of this forum....Small world!

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Nice to have that kind of first hand on the boat !
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