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    soo its been a long time dream for me(and my father whos in his 70's) to own a 40-50's chris craft wooden runabout..i would love to own one once my boay sells but im nervous as well to owning such a beautiful boat and how how much work it would been to keep it a beautiful boat...what do you guys think about them
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    I think they are beautiful expensive boats which require a lot of money and upkeep🚤🚤
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    Perfect retirement boat for someone that is absolutely committed to owning one. Otherwise I think they're too much work to own one while you have other priorities cluttering your life. I wouldn't even consider it right now, after I think about how much work it already is to own a fiberglass boat. Just my two cents, interested to hear other opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpetty3023 View Post
    I think they are beautiful expensive boats which require a lot of money and upkeep����
    ^^^^^ Yup ^^^^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by motosno963 View Post
    ...what do you guys think
    I think you bounce from one toy idea to the next like a highly caffinated, nervous, ADD cat in room full of rockers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by KSmith View Post
    I think you bounce from one toy idea to the next like a highly caffinated, nervous, ADD cat in room full of rockers...
    Lol. There are companies that make new wooden boats I would imagine have the same ride and feel but with new technology and less upkeep

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    I am in the same boat. I would love to own one. Someone in my area owns one and I see it on the lake from time to time and it is beautiful. Everyone in the boat thinks I am looking at a HBB but it is a showroom Chris Craft. I mean the boat looks new inside and out. I wish mine looked that nice. Anyways It would be a full time job to keep it looking like new and something for when you retire and can no longer wakeboard/surf. Just my 2c.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KSmith View Post
    I think you bounce from one toy idea to the next like a highly caffinated, nervous, ADD cat in room full of rockers...
    Yikes!!! Bwahahaha
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    Hmm Chris craft with 3k lbs of ballast... Awesome

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    great place to find the one you want:

    http://www.antiqueboat.com/categorie...runabouts.aspx
    Drew
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