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New Owner

August 10 2008 at 11:35 AM
Herman Vess  (no login)


Response to 1966 (fiberglass) Sea Skiff ( rare brochure scans !!! )

Just a line as I purchased the 1966 ( fiberglass) Sea Skiff from Jack on August 12, 2008. I have been looking at the information you sent him. I looked at my hull after reading your note that your are working on the 20 footer. My 18 footer has hull number GUAZ 18 0004. I assume by this number that I have the 4th boat produced in 1966? The pictures you posted give me an excellent information on the exterior restoration but I need some help witht the actual look of the interior. Do you have any interior information. I know the floor is a beaded white wood which I do not like and I want to install a new Teak floor. Will this effect the value of the boat not being original? I am looking so forward to total restoration of this boat. When I was 16 I use to hang out at Hundly Boat Company on Lake Dallas and admire the Chris Craft Boats and always said some day, I would have me one. Any informnation you might have would be of great value. I am going to enjoy my membership in the Chris Craft Antique Club. I don't like to change a boats name so have modified it somewhat. It was named Christy II it will now be " MY CHRISTY TOO"

Respectfully,

Herman Vess
Hvess@prodigy.net

 
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