1940 Chris-Craft 25′ Express (Red and White) “Old Paint”
I have owned this boat for nearly 25 years. It still has it’s original Chris-Craft “M” engine (130 HP) which has been rebuilt twice. The boat received a new bottom in 2000 and has been featured on the cover of the Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club magazine, The Brass Bell. I was going to name the boat “No Varnish” because there is none but my wife came up with “Old Paint”. That is a reference to the faithful horse in an old cowboy movie that always brought it’s rider home safely. “Old Paint” has cruised several times on the Tennessee River, lakes in Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri and Lake Dora in Florida.
This boat was delivered new to Austin in 1940 and I am the second owner.