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Wooden Boater
...on the Auglaize, Maumee & Tiffin Rivers
Port of Defiance, Ohio
Chris Craft Pennant
18' Riviera
Hull No. 18-R-660
Garwood Pennant
16' Ensign
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The "History" behind the Restoration of our 18' Chris-Craft Riviera...
Marrying into a family of wooden boaters...
  • Pops has a 1940 19' Chris-Craft "Custom" Barrelback
  • Heidi an 18' Riviera just like ours (1951)
  • Dude runs a 1957 Sportsman
  • Synda and Gary have a 40 something Deluxe
  • The "Family" boat is a 26' Chris-Craft Sea-Skiff
  • There's a Lyman up the cottage...
We needed our own Chris-Craft...

Feelers were put out...

Pops contacted ? with a description of what we wanted. (the what...) We received photos of several boats in various stages of rot and finally settled on the boat pictured to the right.

The boat was looking more antique than classic, but most of the boat appeared to be there...

We found her hull number stamped on a couple of the frame members and on the forward surface of the aft deck beam. Then we contacted the Mariner's Museum and requested their "research package" on this boat. They have all the old Chris-Craft data archived and have prepare research packages tailored to a specific Chris-Craft boat based on its "hull number." The "research package" contained all the literature to give us an accurate picture of our boat's original styling and specifications.

Marilyn J is

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