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Bottom work on Chris Craft Sportsman

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One of our current projects in the shop is Tecumseh, a 1946 22 foot Chris Craft Sportsman. She came in this summer in need of a new bottom. We proceeded to remove the old bottom and assess the underlying framework. Unfortunately much the wood had passed its expiration date, as...

Woodwork and refinish on INXS

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INXS is a quick little Racing Runabout that came into our shop needing a bit of sprucing up. The starboard cover board had taken some damage and needed to be replaced, as well as a split plank on the aft deck. She then needed a fresh refinish on the deck, as well as some spot...

Some TLC for a 13′ Lyman

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Recently purchased by a customer of ours, this cute little Lyman is here for some much needed finish work! Keep an eye out for more photos as we make progress.

Eric Sojka’s Boat Show Photo Posters

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Well-known local photographer Eric Sojka has made these photo prints available for sale here at RunaboutRestorations.com. Eric has been taking photos at all the local boat shows for many years and has some great pictures. In these posters he showcases some of this favorites....

1939 Lightning sailboat “Splash”

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In the shop is a beautiful little sailboat, a 1939 Lightning sailboat named “Splash”. Her owner is very fond of her and brought her in for some work, both major and minor. The original transom was beginning to rot, as were the planks on the port side right at the...

1929 26′ Chris Craft Upswept “My Fair Lady”

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My Fair Lady came to us after having sunk to the bottom in shallow water. We inspected the bottom and determined it had problems in many areas, it was beyond repair and needed to be replaced entirely. The boat has been in the family since shortly after it was made, and has been...

1954 Chris Craft Kit Boat

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In our shop currently is a great little Chris Craft Kit Boat, built in 1954. Unfortunately the old plywood transom had soaked up lots of water over the years and was completely rotten out. We removed the old transom and proceeded to clean up the mating surfaces on the hull,...

30′ Hacker Craft “Serene”

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In our shop is a beautiful 30′ Hacker in need of some work on the transom. This is a beautiful boat with a great layout, which no doubt makes for a great day out on the lake. With the boat being as long as it is, the transom exposed from under the canopy to the hot sun, much on...

17′ 1947 Chris Craft Runabout “Wood Duck”

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The ‘Wood Duck’ came to us after the 2013 boating season needing a re-finish job. We noticed that the finish on the boat looked a little odd, we didn’t know either what stain was or what type of finish what used. As we started stripping we realized that the boat had been...

22′ Chris Craft Sportsman “Mary Cloud”

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“Mary Cloud” came to us needing some refinish work as well as some plank replacements on the hull sides. We began by drilling out the old planks and prepping the frames and battens for the new mahogany planks. Luckily most of the framework below the planks was in good...
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