1956 Chris Craft Continental 
1968 Century Cheetah
Owner is doing own work - Woodies is supplying materials and knowledge
Owner is replacing rotted deck structural support, and white oak ski pole support. Woodies also  evaluated condition of keel and hull penetration reinforcements. (which were fine). Woodies did find where propeller shaft had rubbed and worn away a portion of the shaft log. Click on image to see a page with more photos.




Paul, 

Just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate all of your help in locating the original Carter AFB carburetor for my 1968 Century Cheetah. It really was like finding a needle in a haystack! Not only did you locate the carburetor for me you also engineered the modifications on my new non-original manifold to work with the carburetor. What a difference it has made. My boat starts the first time every time with no smoke or soot and really jumps out of the hole like never before. Woodies Restorations makes boating fun! Thanks again Paul!


1950 Chris Craft Sportsman
1949 Chris Craft Semi-Enclosed Cruiser
This boat has been owned by the same family since new in 1949!
A full restoration is now being considered by 6 grandchildren of the original owner - 
Restoration could include:
New no soak bottom with all new materialsNew cabin sidesNew decksRebuilt MotorRebuilt gaugesNew CanvasNew UpholsteryNew TrailerNew Head w/ purisan treatment
Windshield Brackets for 1959 Core Craft
See the before and after pictures of the brackets - we do buffing of stainless and aluminum.
1954 Chris Craft Sportsman - 20'
This boat was rescued from a renter with a "SPIRITual" problem.  The landlords watched in disbelief and horror as the boat deteriorated from pristine condition to its current state.  The boat was sunk and stored out back in the Cudsew for years before the renter eventually turned it over to the landlords.  Woodies will do a partial restoration with the owner completing the restoration.


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1958 Chris Craft Sportsman  
Full Restoration 
Rebuilt Gauges
Authentic Chris Craft Upholstery
Engine Detailing with Woodies own 550 degree CC blue paint!
Authentic / original blond stain 
Some wood replacement
Custom Trailer Modifications


1955 Shepherd 
Deck re-varnishing
Transport and exhibition at Mount Dora Show




1956 Gray Marine Engine for 1956 Century Resorter
Check condition, re-install intake manifold and re-built carburetors, Paint, detail, test generator,  
align water pump, change pump impeller, test instrument panel, test and tune engine.


Major repairs to keel, gripe and stem
Transom refinished, Custom Swim Platform and mounts Fabricated and Installed.
This boat was purchased on E-Bay by its current owner. He is the third owner, the second owner only had it for a few months. The customer is using our consulting services and purchasing his supplies for the refinishing of this boat.  The hull appears to be in very good shape and only cosmetic restoration is required.  Wagemakers had a very easy to understand model number. This model is a 41454 or model #4, 14 foot,  1954.  This model was called the Super Deluxe. It has genuine Mahogany decks.  Wagemaker made small boats from about 1931 through 1960, closing when the plant burned in 1960 as pretty much everything was lost. The owner will be keeping us updated with progress pictures.
1954 Wolverine Wagemaker 14' Cedar Strip
Paul, 
Let me start by thanking you for your help last Wednesday.  I’m guessing the time we spent talking and your research saved me about $1,500 on this project.  I started working on the boat Thursday, Jan. 11. It is stripped to the spray rails on each side. I have about 10-12 hours of work time in the boat to date.  I tried sending pictures with this message but the file came back undeliverable (must have been too big).  I made contact with Robert Shapton and will order the decals and hat today.  I found out that the motor that came with the boat (1953 Johnson Seahorse 25 hp) is locked up.  However, the man working on it has a power-head from a 1955 that he tells me will interchange.  So, there was some good news with the bad.  If progress continues as it has, I will have the boat in the water by spring.  I will keep you updated.  

 Clark Towery


1952 Duck Hunting Boat
See a 10 minute video of the restoration progress on this boat
Woodies is providing consulting for an 8 person crew that are currently working on this boat. This crew will prepare the boat for a new bottom and we'll go out to Arkansas to help the crew progress towards assembly of the bottom. 
1968 Chris Craft Cavalier Futura
This cruiser hull is in fantastic shape with an essentially DRY BILGE!  This boat is scheduled into our show next week to begin some above the water line rot repair. As you will see in the pictures on its own page, there is just a little rot under the rub rail and some rot in the front deck of the boat under the vinyl. Once the rotted wood is replaced we will paint the entire hull. 

This is a great example of a well maintained boat with great value. The owner has had the engines replaced and we will be performing a tune up on the port engine in addition to the wood work and painting.
Jet Ski
Occasionally we get a request from our good customers to do some work that is outside of our normal comfort Zone.  We have instructed the owners 15 year old son on how to remove decals, wet sand, and use filler to fair out the dings and scratches. We then shot it with a yellow filler primer and a House of Kolor 3 part paint system base sealer coat.  This coat will be lightly scuffed, and a second coat of base applied, then a metallic base coat applied and finished off with several coats of clear coat.  All coats with a flex reducer added to the paint to reduce cracking that results from the hard use these things get.
Chines and planks for 1960 24' Sportsman!
Here we are duplicating chines that had already been removed from the boat by the customer. It is a bit slower process than duplication while installed on the boat, however, when the time and effort to rotate the boat is taken into consideration, this method may save the customer some time overall. 
Pictured are the old chines clamped to the new blanks that have to have the rabbets for the planks completed before shipment. Note the scarf joint in the close up picture.... hard to see the scarf joint?   GOOD!
Jet Ski re-assembled! 

 Just in case you see clouds in the paint in the picture to the far left..... you're right!  Now look at the picture to the immediate left..... TREES and CLOUDS IN THE SKY! is what you are looking at!  AND OH BY THE WAY, that is my reflection while taking the picture above the red arrow!
Trailer for 1968 19' Thompson outboard
This is a trailer that came in held together with rust.  This little jewel is complete with tilting section and working tilt mechanism.  The trailer and wheels were sandblasted, and painted.  A new light wiring harness was also added. This is a less expensive alternative to a new trailer when the appearance of the old trailer is objectionable, but the functionality is fine.
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1951 Sportman
Parts Duplication - Woodies will be duplicating parts for this 1951 Sportsman that is being completed by another restorer. Many deck parts and planks will be duplicated.
Swim Platform
When the platform was damaged by a worker moving a boat in a local boat shop.  They called on Woodies Restorations to make it right!
Just in from Belize! 
Chrysler 318 Marine engine for 1950 Chris Craft 22 foot Sporstman!
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A new cutwater for the 1950 Sportsman. The original is in the center The new one is made of 316 stainless steel. Far superior in salt water resistance to the original material ... 304 stainless steel. The cutwater on the right is for a sister to the 1950 that was used to confirm the pattern was correct.
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Completed Work
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1946 Chris Craft Runabout
2000 Hacker 
D'Angelo Memory Build
1965 Century Resorter
Tupperware Chris Craft
1947 Runabout
1958 Sportsman 
1966 33 foot Chris Craft Cavalier
basic bow shots showing before and after results
1961 Chris Craft Ski Boat
This boat was found in a JUNK YARD and rescued!  
Pictured is the owner removing chrome to be re-chromed
Scope for this boat includes:
New upholstery Strip and refinishDetail EngineRebuild engine peripherals - generator, starter, carburetor etc. Rebuild GaugesRe-seal and repaint bottomPolish all stainless steelNew Plexiglas windshield panelsTrailer refurbishment
1959 Chris Craft Ski Boat
1968 Grand Prix
1953 Nunes Brothers 40' Motor Yacht

Woodies Restorations is indeed privileged to be selected  to restore this fine example of boating History. There were only FOUR Silver Arrows before this one, and according to the Mariners Museum,  TWO of them were prototypes, The first production hull (SA-19-001) was shipped to a Motorcycle Company in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the second (SA-19-002) was shipped to the Algonac Lions Club in Algonac Michigan. Could this have been for a raffle? . Therefore, this is THE THIRD PRODUCTION SILVER ARROW SOLD. Hull SA-19-003 was originally shipped to a boat dealer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Work to be completed includes

1946 Sportsman
We will be completing the proper restoration of this boat for the owner. Current plans are for bottom replacement, strip and refinish, a little chrome work and possibly some upholstery work.
Celebrity Frozen Snot
Left is before and right is after buffing process. 
1941 Chris Craft Deluxe Runabout
1956 Feathercraft Ranger III
   Port of Los Angeles, CA
1965 Century Resorter
1999 St. Clair
1955 Century Coronado
1967 Chris Craft Super Sport
Port of Henderson, KY
Port of Lexington, KY
Port of Somerset, KY
Port Of Houston, TX
Port of Columbus, OH
Port of Lexington, KY
Port of Guntersville, AL
Port of Vallejo, CA where the work was performed.

Port of New York, NY
Port of Lexington, KY
Port of Indianapolis, IN
Port of Memphis, TN
Port of Lexington, KY
Port of Nancy, KY
Port of Indianapolis, IN
Port of Somerset, KY
Port of Lexington, KY
Port of Crossville, TN
Port of Vallejo, CA
Port of Nashville, TN
Port of Birmingham, AL
Port of Clarksville, TN
Port of louisville, KY
Port of Smyrna, TN
Port of Indianapolis, IN
Port of Memphis, TN
Port of New York, NY
Port of Lexington, KY
Port of Louisville, KY
1965 Century Resorter
WINNER! Of the 2012 International ACBS Boat Show Best Classic Chris Craft
1955 Wolverine Wagemaker
1957 Mac Bay - owned by a descendent of the Mac Bay Company owner!
Port of Bloomington, IN
1956 Custom Build
1973 Starcraft
1957 Partee Celebrity Deluxe 16'
1959 Thompson
1935 Gar Wood
1949 Chris Craft Racing Runabout
1964 Chris Craft Super Sport
1963 Highlander
Sailboat
1958 Silver Arrow
Chester, VA
The Scope of work is still being finalized, but at present it appears Woodies Restorations will be providing
1965 Century Resorter
1957 North American
Hydro-Mite Racer 7&1/2'
1957 Chris Craft Capri
1955 Chris Craft Holilday
1954 Century 
1946 Chris-Craft 22' Sportsman
1968 Chris Craft Futura 
1956 Chris Craft Sportsman
1960 Chris Craft Sportsman Seats 
1966 Chris Craft Ski Boat
1957 Chris Craft Caviler
1983 Grandcraft
1953 Chris Craft Rocket 
1951 Chris Craft U-22
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1965 Century 21' Resorter
port of Sag Harbor, NY
New owner has relocated the boat to Sag Harbor.
1964 Chris Craft Super Sport 21'
1978 Riviera Minicruiser, 
"Yellow Fever"
1962 16ft Chris Craft Ski Boat 
1957 Chris Craft Sportsman
1966 Chris Craft SuperSport
1958 Chris Craft Sportsman
1959 CC 18' Open Sea Skiff
1958 CC 17' Sportsman
1955 Chris Craft Capri Interior

Shipped to Iceland!
​1956 Chris Craft Continental 23'
1961 Chris Craft Ski 17'
1950 Chris Craft Sportsman 17'
1959  16 foot Century Resorter
1957 Chris Craft Sportsman
1946 Sportsman