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by Chips
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Which plan to emulate a Chris Craft Capri?
Replies: 46
Views: 2779

Re: Which plan to emulate a Chris Craft Capri?

jenko wrote:Haven't seen the two together before.
The Monaco is the better looking boat ,imo :)


I do love the look of the Monaco but my main desire is to have a single cockpit so that occupants are not separated by a noisy engine or have to slither over a slippery deck to move fore or aft.
by Chips
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Which plan to emulate a Chris Craft Capri?
Replies: 46
Views: 2779

Re: Which plan to emulate a Chris Craft Capri?

I like the idea of taking a stern or V drive design and giving it the appearance of a classic runabout. Perhaps as suggested by TomB, an 18.5' Roustabout. It looks very straight on the sides so it should be possible to form a tumblehome with the sheet plywood that the plans call for while maintainin...
by Chips
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Which plan to emulate a Chris Craft Capri?
Replies: 46
Views: 2779

Re: Which plan to emulate a Chris Craft Capri?

Thanks for all the replies. This is all extremely useful.

One question I have; how did Chris Craft manage to pull off this configuration? It looks like the stern is wider than the barrelback designs, but is that it? They didn't even move the fuel tank forward, it sits right in front of the transom.
by Chips
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Which plan to emulate a Chris Craft Capri?
Replies: 46
Views: 2779

Re: Which plan to emulate a Chris Craft Capri?

I should also mention that 19' is about as much as I can get in my garage and still have space to work around it. For this reason I was originally considering the Ski King lengthened to 16.5', but I think it's just about impossible to achieve the layout I want with a hull that short.
by Chips
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Which plan to emulate a Chris Craft Capri?
Replies: 46
Views: 2779

Re: Which plan to emulate a Chris Craft Capri?

I just did a quick mockup with the Monaco Utility plan. It's not dimensioned, but it looks like the engine would have to move aft about 2 feet. Is this feasable or will it totally screw up the balance? There is a chap on here who has a Tahoe with a sterndrive which is right at the back, but his boat...
by Chips
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Which plan to emulate a Chris Craft Capri?
Replies: 46
Views: 2779

Re: Which plan to emulate a Chris Craft Capri?

BayouBengal wrote:A V6 would provide plenty enough power and save you about 5" of length. Is there any particular reason that you have to have a V-8?


I'm in love with the sound of a V8. If I didn't have that noise I think I'd regret it.
by Chips
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Which plan to emulate a Chris Craft Capri?
Replies: 46
Views: 2779

Re: Which plan to emulate a Chris Craft Capri?

Out of those two, the Monaco looks to have a similar hull shape to that of the Capri. But is there enough space and beam to safely move the engine back to achieve the Capri cockpit layout?

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by Chips
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Which plan to emulate a Chris Craft Capri?
Replies: 46
Views: 2779

Which plan to emulate a Chris Craft Capri?

I finally have the space to build a boat and I think my woodworking skills are up to the job. I've rebuilt cars in the past and done plenty of home renos and furniture restoration. I've loved the look of classic runabouts from the 50s and 60s after accidentally walking into a Riva Aquarama gathering...
by Chips
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Cantley, Quebec
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Hello from Cantley, Quebec

Hi folks. Long time lingerer from Scotland, now living in QC. Finally decided to join and ask a few questions, which I will put in the appropriate forums.

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