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 !
Growing up on Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania, it soon became evident to me as a kid between the age around 8 to 16 that the Century boats had something different going on. The Chris Craft boats were all cool, I loved the sounds of the flatheads, but the Century boats had something rather wicked about them, and it was the sound of the motors. Century had a reputation of using big V8 power and this 352 is an example of a husky engine with lots of torque.
It is funny what you remember as a kid, but I remember hearing the Scripps V12 of MISS CONNEAUT running on the opposite shore on a foggy morning, and then I also remember a certain Century Raven, black hull lapstrake, that had some kind of a hot V8 motor and that was one of THE fastest boats on the lake. I always wondered what it had for power. At the time it could have been a 427 but more likely a hi-po 390.