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 ! Just start by posting a note introducing yourself to the group, that's all it takes here (we don't ask for or retain any personal information here, because our intention is to just "have fun and share information".
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.