|Make: Chris Craft Boats|
|Model: 24 TRIPLE COCKPIT|
|Length: 24 ft. 0 in.|
|Location: Laconia, NH|
|Type: Antique & Classic Boats|
|Total Price: $61,400.00|
24 Triple cockpit Chris Craft, vintage 1931. Hull #2623.
Original straight 8 Chrysler engine replaced in 1995 with a 270 hp V-8 engine, With 250 hours. Work was done by Mark Mason of New England Boat & Motor.
In 1998, a new double planked bottom was installed by Ivan Phelps with 3M marine sealant between the two layers.
Wood is dynamic, not static. In 2002, after winter storage, the hull had warped slightly so that the boat porpoised at speeds over about 30 mph. A thin shingle was added to the bottom across the stern to perform the same function as mechanical trim tabs, and since then there has been no recurrence of porpoising up to full throttle (40+ mph).
The boat was purchased from Mike Whalley, a motorsports dealer and later NH Legislator. He had used the boat on Lake Winnipesaukee for a number of years. Since 1992, the boat has been in the water summers in a boathouse, and stored by Irwin for the balance of the year.