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What Boat Did I Just Buy?

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jfwells@mac.com
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What Boat Did I Just Buy?

Post by jfwells@mac.com » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:39 pm

Hello, I am trying to do some research on the boat that I just purchased. It is a 15' fiberglass boat and it has the Chris-Craft logo on the dash. The title says it is a 1962 Chris-Craft Runabout, but from all the research I have been able to do here on this site there were no 15' fiberglass boats in Chris-Craft's product line in 1962. The person I bought it from repainted and reupholstered the boat. He believes the outboard is a 1967 Evinrude. I would love to hear any and all opinions, or thoughts on how I might be able to find out exactly what this boat is.

Thanks!
Jason
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Greg Wallace
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Re: What Boat Did I Just Buy?

Post by Greg Wallace » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:24 am

Crestliner? Looks like a DelRio (model). The dash will ultimately provide the definitive clue.
Greg Wallace 23 Custom 22166 former Chris-Craft dealer Russells Point, Oh.

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Re: What Boat Did I Just Buy?

Post by Greg Wallace » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:33 am

Correction..Crestliner 15 Chieftain Imperial model 1552. Circa early 1960's
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Re: What Boat Did I Just Buy?

Post by jfwells@mac.com » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:56 pm

Thanks so much! I downloaded the 1962 Crestliner brochure and the dash on the Chieftain Imperial is exactly like mine. Interestingly enough, mine has the fold down seats advertised for the Del Rio:
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I guess now I have to find a Crestliner message board...
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Re: What Boat Did I Just Buy?

Post by joanroy » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:55 pm

Or you could buy Chris Craft to go with your Crestliner. Nice Boat!

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