Thompson—Mischief

1950 Chris Craft 22’ Sportsman Powered by a Chris Craft MBL 158 hp

Owned by John & Carolynn Thompson of Marshfield, MO

Mischief is a 1950 22 foot Chris Craft Sportsman (Hull number U-22-1530). She was delivered to Milam Brothers Marine Service, a Chris Craft dealer on Lake Hamilton at Hot Springs, Arkansas, on March 14, 1950.

We purchased Mischief in August of 2012 from Jan and Larry Hinton after their 14 years of stewardship, becoming at least her fourth caretakers.

The owner before the Hinton’s, Ed Stidham, found Mischief in a warehouse in Little Rock, Arkansas in late 1992. Upon seeing the less than water ready boat, Mr. Stidham reports his wife exclaimed — implying what he had gotten into with the purchase of the boat — “You should call it Mischief .”

Mischief was reintroduced to the water on September 10, 1994. It was originally powered by a 130 hp Chris-Craft motor, but now is powered by its second motor, a 1956 Chris-Craft MBL 158 HP motor. Among the improvements made by the Hinton’s were the “new” motor, a middle bench patterned off the 22’ Chris Craft Sedan model, and returning the floor and dash to original.

Home port now for Mischief is on Table Rock Lake, Missouri.

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