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 can be seen in the photos below. We deemed the following to need replacement:
- All frames & knees
- Both chines
- Lower transom frame
- Strut block
- …and a host of other minor repairs
Soon we’ll be moving on to cutting and fitting the intermediate frames, followed by an “enhanced traditional” bottom.
More photos of the project to come.