Archive for November, 2014

Chris-Craft 10-foot Utility Racing Pram Kit Boat Restoration Begins

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Stripping 60 Years of Paint

Stripping 60 Years of Paint

I have started the restoration of my Chris-Craft 10-foot Utility Racing Pram Kit Boat.  The pram was built by a Boeing engineer and my dad bought it in the early 60’s.  We called it the lake boat because we took it fishing at Sun Lake Park Resort in Eastern Washington.  The first step was to take it out of storage and get it to the RiversWest Boat Shop.  Most of the paint has been removed and the pram has been bright red, blue, white, yellow and ivory in its lifetime.  The last color scheme was ivory with brown trim.  I am thinking the paint scheme will be white or ivory with brown trim to bring it back to what it was just before the restoration.

I plan to power it with my 1967 Johnson 6hp and later try to find a Johnson or Evinrude 1950’s 5.5hp.  I plan to use it on the Willamette and Columbia rivers and the local lakes.  I think that it will be a blast.