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1954 Chris Craft Holiday 4 years 11 months ago #84573

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Just finishing the complete restoration of a 1954 Chris Craft Holiday. She needed a new stem and some planking repair as well as a total refinishing job. The engine got "the treatment" too. Here are a few photos. The first two are before/after shots.









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Re:1954 Chris Craft Holiday 4 years 11 months ago #84576

Outstanding, as always!!!!!!!!!!!

Bob

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Re:1954 Chris Craft Holiday 4 years 11 months ago #84584

Outstanding!! Great looking boat. Skip.

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Re:1954 Chris Craft Holiday 4 years 11 months ago #84586

just maavelous....

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Re:1954 Chris Craft Holiday 4 years 11 months ago #84598

Nice Job !!!!

What did you use to fill the crack in the back corner at the screw bung ?
Did you have to drill and dowel the trim mounting holes ? Or was hole still good ?

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Re:1954 Chris Craft Holiday 4 years 11 months ago #84604

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Another beautiful job by the Nautilus shop Jan, looks gorgeous! I'd almost be afraid to put something that pretty in the water?

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Re:1954 Chris Craft Holiday 4 years 11 months ago #84622

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NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Plastic wood "natural" mixed with a little waterproof wood glue. We packed it in tight, left proud then sanded fair. No, the trim mounting holes were fine but we used longer stainless screw just to be sure to find some "meat" for them to grab.

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Re:1954 Chris Craft Holiday 4 years 11 months ago #84740

Thank you for the tip. It's always nice to learn from the boat masters !!!!

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The upholstery lady showed up with everything finished and ready to install. Tomorrow, the Holiday will be 100% complete with the exception of the name and home port decals which arrive on Thursday. The owner takes delivery on Friday. I'll take a few photos and post them here...and thanks for all the compliments!

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Re:1954 Chris Craft Holiday 4 years 11 months ago #84773

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Looks beautiful! Can't wait for the finished shots.

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Great to be on board.
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OK...Aside from adding the name to the transom (supposed to show up here on Thursday) the restoration is 100% complete. Here are some photos I took in the shop. Once we get her out in the daylight away from the fluorescent lighting and get her nestled onto her new trailer on Thursday, I'll take a few more.















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"Never allow logic to interfere with a boat purchase." - J. S. Hadley
"Vintage quality beats new junk every time." - J. S. Hadley
"Anything supposed to do two things does both of them half-assed." - J. S. Hadley
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Re:1954 Chris Craft Holiday 4 years 11 months ago #84840

WOW ! that is pretty.
I needed sunglasses to look at the pics from the shine !!!
Excellent work !!!!

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