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    Default Chris Craft Sea Skiff info.

    I'm looking for the specs. (beam, displacement, etc.) for a 1962 Chris Craft 23 ft. Sea Skiff with a 283 inboard in it. Mostly importantly I need the displacement. Need to know so I can figure out what to lift it with.

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    You've looked on the web? There is a Sea Skiff owners group out there.

    Do you mean lift it in a lift, or on a trailer?

    Interesting boat. Too much engine, but that was the way of the time.

    Good luck.
    So many questions, so little time.

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    I looked on the owner's assoc. web site but they don't give specs. on the boats. By lifting it I meant, I need to pick it up and possibly turn it over to repair the bottom, plus put it on a trailer. I have the hoists in our shop that I used to turn over a Chris 22ft Sportsman. I just want to make certain it can handle the Sea Skiff. I have not yet bought the boat so I don't want to spend the money yet to order the specs./hull card from the Mariners Museum in VA.

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    In addition to the Chris-Craft Sea Skiff specific group, there is a discussion forum for Chris-Craft in general: http://www.chris-craft.org/discussion/index.php

    Post your question there.

    Andreas

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    I have a '56 26 footer, it weighed 3300 lb. shipped from the factory with the 130 hp. engine. Figure ~400 lb. less for yours.

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    Dale,
    Here you go:

    1962 23" Sea Skiff Sportsman:

    HIN# Series: SUE-23-001 to SUE-23-180
    Beam: 8' 4"
    Draft: 24"
    Height: 7' 5"
    Weight: 3162-3222 lbs.

    If that HIN series doesn't match your boat, let me know and I'll re-look. However, all of the 1962 23' Skiffs were within 150# of the above weight.

    Hope this helps,
    Ethan

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    Default Visit www.mariner.org

    and go to the Chris-Craft Collection. They'll have complete specs. and shop drawings for your boat. Here's a direct link---

    http://www.mariner.org/library/chriscraft/index.php





    Jerry Conrad is the curator, and may be reached at (800)565-6846 (last I called). His assistant is Katie. Both are helpful.

    Good luck.

    Best,

    Alan

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    Default Re: Chris Craft Sea Skiff info.

    If it's the Ranger, it's 8'4" x 3422#

    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Genther View Post
    I'm looking for the specs. (beam, displacement, etc.) for a 1962 Chris Craft 23 ft. Sea Skiff with a 283 inboard in it. Mostly importantly I need the displacement. Need to know so I can figure out what to lift it with.

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