Dianne Shelly of Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, owns this 1949 Chris-Craft 14-foot Kit Boat named Li’l Bit whose port of call is Long Lake, New York.
Li'l Bit

When Li’l Bit was built, she had a simple configuration of one seat in the midships, a bow deck of 11.5 inches, and was pushed along by a 10-hp Evinrude outboard engine. The boat is presently powered by a 1973 65-hp Mercury outboard engine. It has two sponsons to compensate for the larger engine,
Li'l Bit
The present deck, as shown, has a blonde mahogany king plank, which was added, along with a steering wheel, carpet, dashboard, windshield, and a location for the gas tank.
Li'l Bit
The hull is mahogany plywood, as called for at the time of building, which was covered with fiberglass in 1949. At that time, fiberglass was not at all common.
Li'l Bit

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