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    Default Chris Craft Table of Offsets

    Hello all, I just started a restore of a 1932 15.5 Chris Craft model 300 deluxe and can't seem to find a table of offsets for it anywhere, including the Mariners Museum. I am hoping someone here has them or knows where to find them. Thank you for any help!

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    Default Re: Chris Craft Table of Offsets

    Hi, and welcome to the forum
    I am puzzled as to why you need offsets for the restoration of an existing boat.
    Photos would help, we luuurve photos.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: Chris Craft Table of Offsets

    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Hi, and welcome to the forum
    I am puzzled as to why you need offsets for the restoration of an existing boat.
    Photos would help, we luuurve photos.
    If the boat is severely warped out of shape, offsets would help.
    Just think about Leo's Tally Ho.

    There must be a Chris Craft forum or a classic power boat forum to ask.
    Did you check with the Antique and Classic Boat Society in Clayton, N.Y.?
    A quick google search will give the website.
    I got some good info from them years ago when researching an old PennYan.
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    Default Re: Chris Craft Table of Offsets

    Welcome aboard!
    Good luck with your restore, keep us posted.

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    Default Re: Chris Craft Table of Offsets

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    If the boat is severely warped out of shape, offsets would help.
    Just think about Leo's Tally Ho.
    If this boat is that badly out of shape,
    walk away from it. It would be past restoring, it would be a rebuild. Think of Leo's Tally Ho.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: Chris Craft Table of Offsets

    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Hi, and welcome to the forum
    I am puzzled as to why you need offsets for the restoration of an existing boat.
    Photos would help, we luuurve photos.

    Mainly looking for them to make sure I am pulling everything back in the right alignment. The chines are pretty far out of there landings and some of the frames have shifted!!

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    Default Re: Chris Craft Table of Offsets

    Thank you for the reply!! I will definitely check them out and see what they have!

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    Default Re: Chris Craft Table of Offsets

    Quote Originally Posted by Kjon837 View Post
    Mainly looking for them to make sure I am pulling everything back in the right alignment. The chines are pretty far out of there landings and some of the frames have shifted!!
    Block her up and check that she is level side to side.
    The frames will not have shrunk, so pull any open joints closed. String a tight line from stem to stern and check for symmetry. Measure up from a level floor side to side to check for symmetry vis height s and levels.
    If you do find offsets you will need to set up a level floor and cl to measure from anyway, so just use them to check for symmetry.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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