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Old Aug 03, 2010, 10:25 PM
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CC Constellation planking arrangement

These are photos of a 57' Constellation stored at a local marina. It's becoming harder to spot thses old wooden Connies and I wanted to get some shots of the planking arrangement for future reference. Chris Craft produced quite a few of these Constellations and I understand all the planking was precision cut according to patterns. The side planking is 5 1/2 inches wide for planks above the waterline and 9 inches for planks below. The transom planks are 8 inches wide for those above the waterline and 11 inches wide for those below. I understand the bubbling of the paint occurs when moisture gets behind the planking. You may also notice that the last 10 feet of the hull seems to have sagged. I have never seen a 57 footer where this hasn't happened
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Old Aug 03, 2010, 10:36 PM
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Broadside Photos

Here are some additional shots
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Old Aug 03, 2010, 11:03 PM
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Stern photos

Concluding with some transom photos
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Old Aug 04, 2010, 01:21 AM
Boats on the brain!!
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Thanks for the pics. She is definitely in need of some TLC.
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Old Aug 04, 2010, 01:06 PM
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very useful pictures! thanks for posting!
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