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 !
I just received two of my rechromed potmetal clamshell ventilators for my 1968 CC Corsair Sea V from Custom Plating Specialist, Inc. of Brillion Wisc. They did an excellent job and charged less than a third of some plating companies I reviewed. The TWO ventilators were $148 ($74 each) plus shipping.
My ventilators were in good condition to begin with, but the chrome was fading and there was some very minor pitting. I suspect chromed potmetal with more advanced problems might result in higher cost to have them rechromed, though I don't know.
Here are some before and after pics:
Before--- (taken with cell phone, but an accurate image)
After--(visible specs on chrome are dust particles and "ghosts" are my finger prints))
Here's Custom Plating Specialist, Inc's web site: customplatingspecialist.com