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Discussion in 'Chris Craft Connies, Commanders & Catalinas' started by Jimbo1959, Aug 31, 2010.

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  1. Jimbo1959

    Jimbo1959 Member

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    My partner and I just acquired a 66' Constellation. Hull# CMMA-66-001. She is a little rough. We have received all the info from Mariners Museum we can get, but I'm was wondering if anyone knew a Chris Craft Constellation forum, Dedicated to Connies.
    Thanks Jim
  2. YachtForums

    YachtForums Publisher/Admin

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    Hi Jim and welcome to YF,

    My dad had one of the 65' RPH CC Connie's. It was a late 60's era boat. I believe it was one of only 5 or 6 built built by CC? We kept her in Holland, MI. It's a long shot, but the boat was named the "Pagliacce". Any chance you have ownership records?

    On Connie forums; Google is your friend.
  3. Jimbo1959

    Jimbo1959 Member

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    I believe I have found the original owner here in CA. I was going to write her a letter and try an track down all the owners so I would have a complete record.
    What is the RPH CC Connie??
    Thanks for the reply.
    Jim
  4. ScotL

    ScotL Senior Member

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    RPH = Raised Pilot House
  5. CDA4417

    CDA4417 New Member

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    CC RPH Constellation

    Hello, I was a RPH CC owner the yacht was named La Gitana she was in Huntington Harbour, Calif. She was sold ,the last I saw her, she was in a marina north of Ensenada Mexico named Marina Selena I do have photos of when I owned her if any body is interested, I purchased her from the original owner Charlie P Johnson
    When he owned her she was named CPJ she at that time was located in Fortlauderdale Fl.
  6. Courtship

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    Chris Craft 501 Forum Question

    Hello All - I believe there was a Forum for the 501. Does anyone know if it still exists?

    Thanks!
  7. Jimbo1959

    Jimbo1959 Member

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    Pics

    To many to upload. But if go to facebook and search 66 foot wood boat restoration you can se pictures from the beginning to current.
  8. Chitimacha

    Chitimacha New Member

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    38' 1957 Constellation

    I am new to this forum and wanted some info on the 1957 38' Constellation where can I find this info any help will be greatly appreciated

    Thanks
  9. Chitimacha

    Chitimacha New Member

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    1957 38' Chris Craft Constellation sedan Hull number X65-38-213

    I have attached picture can anyone tell me where I can get back ground info on this boat

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  10. SeaEric

    SeaEric YF Historian

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    Attached is a photo of the page from the Chris Craft The Essential Guide book on your year and model. I hope the info is readable. The book would suggest that she is 1 of 58 hulls built in 1957. If you're a Chris Craft enthusiast, the purchase of this book would perhaps be a good investment. You may also want to consider ordering an Abstract of Title from the US Coast Guard. This boat's Official Number appears to be 982119.

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  11. blacksheep

    blacksheep New Member

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    Connie information

    Hi: On Boat US there is a forum for chris Craft Connies so go the the Boat/US site and click on forums and you will see the site.Hope this helps!You have a great looking Connie.

    I have a nice 38 Commander sedan and it is a fiberglass hull,all glass stringers,etc so no Rot.
  12. Conundrum816

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    1964 46' Chris Craft Constellation

    Hi All,
    I am new to this forum and would appreciate some information about my Connie. I just purchased her, and the bottom paint is dead. Can anyone tell me what would be the appropriate color bottom paint for this year boat?
    Thank you in advance for any help.
  13. icefang

    icefang New Member

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    Restoring a 37' Connie

    I have a Connie in relativly good shape.I know nothing about this boat.My numbers look a little stange compared to other Chris...56 cxb 0045 h. Does anyone know these #s.Going in the water on Tuesday;)

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  14. SeaEric

    SeaEric YF Historian

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    If you can post a better photo, I may be able to help. I need more of a side profile - and I definitely need to see the shape of the bow. Snow melt would be nice too, for photo and launch activities...
  15. icefang

    icefang New Member

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    Thanks Eric,It's a 1961.was breading # wrong 36 CXB 0045.has 2 v8's now not sure what yet.:)
  16. SeaEric

    SeaEric YF Historian

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    On Saturday I went for a boat ride with friends in Ft Lauderdale. We spotted this flawless 57' Connie. She appears to be a 1965 model year. These photos do not do her justice. She is in near perfect showroom condition.

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  18. Jason britt

    Jason britt New Member

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    Hello I am also new and I'm acquiring a 1965 46' constellation and would love to talk because I am also new to the wood boats so this is a huge undertaking for me
  19. CAA450018

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    Hi, i went to to that site, have to sign up to post any thing. Thanks, She needs some work mostly inside.
  20. CAA450018

    CAA450018 New Member

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    Hi Jason, i'm new to this wooden boat but i have a 1960 CAA45 0018TH of 56 made. i go to this site for all information on Chris Craft's. The Mariners Museum Chris Craft, Newport News, Va 23606 right now she is closed for all records. She is moving into a larger place ansd will reopen in 2017.
    There is also a book that shows all CC's along with all the information you need about your model.