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1955 Chris Craft Capri
| 2 axle trailer, state registered, 2-6 volt batteries, siphon water removal system, all running lights there & working, Hull number: CP 19 008 (On the title the number is listed as CP 18 008), but the Manufacturer's plate says otherwise.
Model year 1955.
Washington Reg. # WN3810LI
Engine: Chris Craft KLC, serial # 65151 I'm guessing that it is a Hercules/Continental with a Chris Craft conversion kit.
The manifold was cast 7/6/54 and the Chris Logo is cast into it.
The marine gear has no markings on it but looks like it might be a Paragon.
The propeller is in almost new shape and the shaft and bearings are tight and true.
The hull is sound, and for an un-restored vessel I would say she is in excellent shape.
I believe all the boat is original except for the wind shield, which was curved Plex-I-glass, and has been replaced with a two piece safety plate monster that has 3 support brackets.
The glass was broken years ago but I have the Brackets and one side of the glass that could be used as a pattern.
The only other non original part that I'm aware of is the replacement of the generator with an alternator and the conversion to 12 volt lighting, however, the starter and ignition remained 6 volt.
The upholstery is in good shape and I think I have all the cast trim that was on her when new.
There seems to be three or at least parts of three carburetors, that were in a box that came with the boat.
I also have an extra full set of gauges that I'll throw in.
The trailer is a 1986 E-Z Loader, double axel with new tires and wheels, installed last year, and have traveled less than 1000 feet, the surge brakes had been removed by the previous owner, but the shoes etc. are still in place.
The trailer scale weight is 1079 so it is rather substantial.
I bought the boat in the Summer of 1997, when I was considering going into partnership on a 120' Charter Yacht, where The Chris would be used as a tender.
The plan at that time was to restore her over the Winter.
Things have a way of changing, and she has been in the garage ever since.
Prior to my purchase the boat was stored in a private boat house on the West Side of Lake Washington.
The roof of which collapsed in an Ice Storm the previous Winter, thus the broken windshield and the deteriorated bright work on her decks and transom.