Large cabin cruiser boat, measuring 25 feet.
Although this section describes the building of a sedan cruiser, this particular hull, with a few changes in the cabin construction, is readily adaptable to a sport fisher, express cruiser or utility boat.
Ideal for use on large lakes or rivers, and fully seaworthy for offshore ocean cruising, the "Sea Craft" is a smart cabin cruiser designed with an eye toward simple, low-cost construction for the inexperienced boatbuilder.
During World War II, the original boat was given severe tests for seaworthiness when it was used by the United States Coast Guard to take highranking officers from ship to shore.
The boat has an over-all length of 24 ft, 7 in., and a breadth at sheer of 7 ft. 8 in. A converted Chrysler "75" auto engine easily pushed it along at a cruising speed of 15 knots. However, any marine or converted auto engine of similar horsepower may be used.
The cabin design of Sea Craft was selected because it offers one of the best all-around accommodations. Its open cockpit is large enough for fishing, lounging or sun bathing and the roomy cabin provides comfortable living quarters on a long cruise. It is equipped with a fresh-water tank, sink, cooking stove, toilet and two bunks.
Two additional upper bunks can be fitted to sleep a total of four. In addition, there is plenty of cabinet and stowage space for gear.