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Chris Craft Cherokee
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Description: Chris Craft Cherokee
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Fri December 27, 1996 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

BOAT DESIGNED BY SPARKMAN&STEPHENS, INTERESTING UNDER POWER!(bUT A GREAT SAILOR)
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Wed January 1, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

This Sparkman & Stephens designed ocean racer is one of only 40 in existance. At 32', her bigger sisters are the Apachee--37'--, and Comanchee--42'--. Collectively the boats are known as the Indian series.

Her low freeboard, tall bow, and sheerline, long overhangs, and tumblehome give her a seakindly motion while offering a fast seaworthy design.

Such features as an overlaping hull-to-deck joint fastened every 3", keel stepped mast, iron keel secured to the hull with 16 3/4" bolts, and heavy layup (by todays standards, but light for the period) make for an incredibly strong craft.

Designed to the CCA rule, her long overhangs reduce wetted surface when upright. However when heeled, the waterline increases quickly.

It is my opinion that the BUC does these boats a disservace by undervaluing them.

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Location: maryland
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Review Date: Fri January 24, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

sparkman&stephens design for the CCA rule of the mid 60's.
Very solidly built with no wood coring used in any deck surfaces or any other structural components.

Boat has very easy motion in a seaway due to narrow (9')beam
and moderate deadrise. Tiller pulls when under power, but I'm told this can be corrected by removing a portion of the
forward part of the rudder.

Boat has wooden interior with no plastic interior cabinetry.
this makes it easy to make modifications to the interior plan.(I added a nav station to mine.)

No hull blistering below the waterline, but the boats I've seen do have blisters above and below the cove stripe. This is caused by filler putty placed behind the gelcoat before the first layer of glass. The gelcoat does not bond to the filler very well. This problem is cosmetic only and is repaired by grinding out the blisters and filling them with epoxy filler before painting the topsides.

All in all, this is an excellant value for anyone looking for good solid,seaworthy,coastal cruiser.
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Registered: July 2000
Review Date: Mon February 1, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

This is a solid boat worth restoring. There is a CC antique
boat club. There is a small but good support group to call
on if you have a technical question. There are two
problems which will probably need fixing if it hasn't been
done already. Some of the backing plates corrode and
need replacing and the hull/keel joint will need recaulking.
Both are doable by a handy person. I love the boat.
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