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jlwestberg
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Trailer

Post by jlwestberg » Tue May 03, 2016 8:40 am

Sorry for what has probably been answered numerous time, but I didn't find the thread.
I am looking for a new trailer for a 1946 Chris Craft U-22.
Any suggestions?

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Re: Trailer

Post by drrot » Tue May 03, 2016 9:00 am

Where are you located?
Jim Staib
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1931 Chris-Craft 26' #898 http://www.finewoodboats.com/1929%20Chris26.htm
1929 Chris-Craft 28' #3107 http://www.finewoodboats.com/1929%20Chris28.htm
1947 Penn Yan 12' Cartopper WXH474611
1950 Chris-Craft 22' Sportsman U-22-1532
1957 Chris-Craft 26' Sea Skiff SK-26-515
1968 Century 17' Resorter FG-68-174

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Re: Trailer

Post by jlwestberg » Tue May 03, 2016 11:59 pm

Northern Idaho.

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Re: Trailer

Post by mbigpops » Wed May 04, 2016 7:56 am

If you are not in an area with a large population of these boats then you will be paying a lot for a custom trailer.

If no one responds from your area then you can try and do as I did and find a base stock inboard style trailer with bunks then hopefully they will work with you on the options that you want:

Number of axles
Swing Tongue
Surge brakes (check your state laws on this)
LED lights
Custom bow stop

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1953 CC Rocket Runabout "Rocket Man"

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Re: Trailer

Post by ice nine » Wed May 04, 2016 8:00 am

I would give Ryan Trailers a call in Portland. Little bit of a hike, but worth the trip. They are well versed in wood boat trailer construction.

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Re: Trailer

Post by maritimeclassics » Wed May 04, 2016 10:19 am

Call Don at McCall Boat Works he is in your area and a great guy to work with. (208) 941-5402
Family member of Chris Craft founder
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Ph# 231-486-6148

Restoration Projects:
1936 25' Gar Wood Custom
1947 Ventnor Hydroplane
1957 17' Sportsman
1948 25' Chris Craft Sportsman Twin
1930 28' Dodge Watercar
1959 19' Sliver Arrow Hull #75
1929 26' Chris Craft Custom Runabout
1947 30' Wilber Ketchum Launch
1940 18' 6 Century Triple

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Re: Trailer

Post by maritimeclassics » Wed May 04, 2016 10:24 am

If for some reason that does not work call me and Phoenix Trailers can build you one and ship it. I'm pretty sure they have the measurements for that boat so it would be fixed and a custom trailer as basic or fancy as you want. They build a beautiful trailer.
Family member of Chris Craft founder
http://www.maritimeclassics.com
Ph# 231-486-6148

Restoration Projects:
1936 25' Gar Wood Custom
1947 Ventnor Hydroplane
1957 17' Sportsman
1948 25' Chris Craft Sportsman Twin
1930 28' Dodge Watercar
1959 19' Sliver Arrow Hull #75
1929 26' Chris Craft Custom Runabout
1947 30' Wilber Ketchum Launch
1940 18' 6 Century Triple

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Re: Trailer

Post by jlwestberg » Wed May 04, 2016 11:17 pm

Thank you all.

I have family in Portland which makes that easy, and I need to contact the McCall folks on some repair issues.

Again, Thanks.

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Re: Trailer

Post by Don Vogt » Sat May 07, 2016 7:39 am

I will second the mention of ryan trailers. We have one for our boat. He does a fantastic job, and has the virtue of being here in the nw. A top quality product.

I dont see you listed as an inland empire acbs chapter member. Can we interest you in joining? a nice group of people who put on an annual show in Sandpoint, the week end after the 4th of July, and numerous other activities. Thanks.
1938 Chris Craft 17' Deluxe Runabout "Jennifer II"

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Re: Trailer

Post by QuickChange » Sat May 07, 2016 9:40 am

EZ Loader trailer in Spokane builds a great woody boat trailer. I have one under my 1959 Capri. Really a class trailer.

Contact me if interested in Inland Empire ACBS. Great group.

Also, Andy Kerfoot at Wood Boat Endevor in Post Falls is a great woody boat restorer. National awards earned.
John Whitcomb
ACBS - Inland Empire
1959 Chris Craft 18' Capri
1948 Chris Craft U-22 Sportsman
1955 Crooks 15.5 Ski
1959 Chris Craft 17' Ski
1964 Chris Craft 38' SeaSkiff SF (sold)

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Re: Trailer

Post by jlwestberg » Tue May 10, 2016 10:29 pm

Don and QuickChange,

I will be joining the IE ACBS.
Short story is that I have U-22-329 bought new by my grandfather. Restored by my parents in the late 60s. Very nice amateur restoration, still in pretty good shape, and used by the family. Not in the water for 10+years.
I also have U-22-252 bought new by my uncle. It has a ventilated hard top. It has some damage due to an interim owner trying to start it by using an air compressor to blow gas from the gas tank to the engine. Looks to me like a very good fixer upper.
I have been distracted by work and have just started to focus on the boat/boats. They will be returned to Priest Lake where they grew up.
Thank you for the input. I expect to be in touch in the future for the guidance that I will need.

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Re: Trailer

Post by Doug P » Wed May 11, 2016 1:13 am

Where are you working on them?

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Re: Trailer

Post by Don Vogt » Wed May 11, 2016 8:36 am

Great. Sounds like you have 2 neat boats and a project. Most of the chapter members will be at the sandpoint show in july, so please come if you can and introduce yourself. I am sure your story would be of interest in the chapter magazine, the Inland Empire Scuttlebutt. Do post some pictures if you get a chance. The U 22 with the ventilating hardtop is not all that common and a neat contrast to the 22' custom sedan of the period.

Looking forward to meeting you.
1938 Chris Craft 17' Deluxe Runabout "Jennifer II"

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Re: Trailer

Post by jlwestberg » Thu May 12, 2016 7:24 am

Doug, I am in the Moscow, Idaho area. We have done most everything ourselves. The damaged boat will need professional work, and we are looking from McCall north.

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Re: Trailer

Post by Doug P » Thu May 12, 2016 10:47 am

jlwestberg wrote:Doug, I am in the Moscow, Idaho area. We have done most everything ourselves. The damaged boat will need professional work, and we are looking from McCall north.
Most in the area will be attending the Sandpoint show the second weekend in July. Good time to get info.

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Re: Trailer

Post by jlwestberg » Fri May 13, 2016 7:32 am

Sandpoint is currently on my schedule. Will have photos and lots of questions.

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