1952 Chris Craft Riviera 18′ Project Update

Yes, the date is last week … YouTube had a glitch and two clips did not actually upload…

My 1952 Chris-Craft is getting so close to her debut and sea trials that I can almost taste it!

She is now laying comfortably on her brand new, four-bunk, tandem-axle, 5,400 pound GVW Sea Lion trailer, purchased where I source all of my trailers, the Trailer Outlet in Tilton, NH.

All the hardware is back from New England Chrome Plating in East Hartford, CT, and all of it save for the rub and splash rails has been installed bedded in Dolfinite.

Dale Kocian, Kocian Instruments, Forest Lake, MN, has preserved her gauges both mechanically and cosmetically. His work has no equal in our experience.

Dick Sligh, Iva-Lite, Holland, MI, completed an excellent mechanical and cosmetic preservation of her original Iva-Lite.

We are waiting for a few more ancillary parts before we can bench run her 131 HP KBL engine.

So close… Waiting is truly difficult!