Michael, good to hear from you and we are pleased you enjoyed the Custom feature. This is the most extensive database of one specific model published to date. It is wonderful to see all of that information laid out in one view.
Brian Robinson wrote this feature article. I should also note that the 20-foot Custom has also been researched extensively over the years by member Neal Satterly, and ongoing by member Kerry Price.
Also, thank you for adding your information on #334 to the Hull Registry. This is a very important tool as others go to research their boat.
Given your ship date, your hull would fall into the part of the calendar year when Chris-Craft was working on, and delivering hulls for the next model year. Some of these went to shows. Other went to dealer stock. Others went to private parties who missed the cutoff for the prior year, and thus the order was fulfilled as a next model year build.
My assumption would be that your boat is actually a 1949. Perhaps some of the 20-foot Custom guys can determine based on one specific detail that differentiates the 1948s from the the 1949s.
Your boat looks like an excellent largely original boat.
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