1960 Chris Craft 17’ Cavalier Powered by a Chrysler K 90 hp Owned by Rafe Hunsucker of Broken Arrow, OK
Irish Mist was a family ski boat purchased by Estle and Vondah Hunsucker back in 1962. She is powered by a 90 hp Chrysler Hercules inline, flathead, 6-cylinder motor.
Irish Mist was restored during 2010-2011 by the Antique Boat Shop in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She is a wonderful vessel with all original Philippine mahogany. All that brought her back to life was getting her stripped, stained and varnished. All of the chrome work was redone. New upholstery was made and we had to replace the windshield.
Lastly, we had her named. Her name is done in gold-leaf with a green clover. She is named Irish Mist to commemorate my father, Estle E. Hunsucker, who was known by many as “Irish”.
Since the restoration, Irish Mist has had a handful of adventures. They include Grand Lake of the Cherokees, Table Rock Lake, and most recently, Beaver Lake.