"The Legacy" book has become the standard reference guide for the Chris Craft Commander owners
and fans world-wide, and it features all of the early classic models commencing with the
introduction of the first 38' Commander, including models from 19-to-60 feet LOA.
"The Restoration" book will become the standard reference guide for restoring classic
fiberglass Chris Craft boats, large and small. The classic fiberglass boat revolution is
upon us now, boating organizations and enthusiasts have recognized the value and significance
of these solidly built and good looking Chris Craft boats, and the intent of this book is to
provide inspiration and technical assistance so more of them are saved, restored, and properly
maintained. I am honored to have received direst assistance from Herb Pocklington and
Chris Smith during the preparation of this book, and their friendship and committment to saving
these classic Chris Craft boats is invaluable.
The book is intended to give a boost to the FIBERGLASS REVOLUTION that is sweeping the world
of Classic Boats, by showing what CAN BE DONE.
Both books are intended to supplement one another and they are arranged in the same familiar
format. The care given to printing quality has been immense, and I thank my good friend
Michael Schacht, in Winnipeg, Canada, for doing such a fabulous job with all of the nearly
1000 color images contained in these books. Thank you, Michael, Chris Craft boating fans
all over the world will appreciate and benefit from your contribution.
The two books will go nicely together side by side in your library or aboard your boat.
Where "The LEGACY" showcases the Commander line, with all the boats being presented in their
final glory, "RESTORATION" shows all of the dirty little secrets that had to be dealt with in
order to end up with such a great final product like ZON ZON on the front cover of "RESTORATION";
and it also features the classic fiberglass Chris Craft Lancer and Corsair runabouts.
Here is a montage assembled during the preparation and editing phase of the RESTORATION book.