We extend to you a cordial "WELCOME ABOARD !" Come on in, make yourself at home, we are a friendly group of enthusiasts, and we also appreciate the classic Chris Craft Roamer, Corsair, and Lancer boats too , as they are all on the same family tree and share much in common !
The original engine in this boat was a Chris Craft 283 185 HP. The engine had 20 years of service when the owners decided to overhaul it. The marina operator tried to talk them into a new engine because it was sea water cooled and all the cast iron was ruined but they wouldn't listen. They spent a lot of money on head work and boring the block and when reassembling it they pulled the threads in the block. The boat was set aside and replaced with a new one.
I am replacing the engine with a fresh water cooled Chrysler 318 225 HP. Having fun with the project so far.
P.S. I forgot to mention we live on Salt Water and it shure does eat up metal.