Can't get old copy-picture to come out on this post. Anyway... this is what really began my addiction. If anyone wants to see it. Send email address via PM. Pretty sure I can email the photo of duplicate sister ship.
Often cruising 2 to 4 weeks; NY to Boston and in between - did that in summer for years as family of five - three young boys:
her! Original picts are at brother's in a barn, Thomaston ME.
1948 23' Chris Craft Express. Single 115 hp Chrysler Crown. With light load, cruised in mid teens on full plane and she could scoot in the low 20's at high rpm. Galley with pump-up alcohol two burner stove. Sink with hand-pump faucet... 20 gal water tank. Manual direct flush head (after all it was in the 1950's - lol). "Ice Box", no shower... swim with bar of soap. Tight quarters dinette. V berth with center insert. Full width cushioned rear seat in cockpit. Dad built storage boxes on either side of cockpit with fold up additions to enable cushioned kids-size beds. Full cockpit canvas. Engine box in center between fold down pilot and shot gun seats. Canvas top... pop was 6'4" so standing he saw over windshield and would often flap back his corner of top.
Man - those were just about the tightest family times we ever had. Nothing beats those memories... however, future boat memories while growing up are really
special too!! And, today's forming memories ain't half bad either. Boat addiction can run deep!
Happy Boat-Addiction Daze! - Art