Category: Plumbing

The “correct” fire extinguisher for the Chris Craft manufacturing years.

Source for information below is from the Chris Craft Accessory catalogs/price list from the various years. If shown in the accessory catalog, with picture, it is stated by the extinguisher model as AC. Another form of verification were the Chris Craft New Boat Catalogs. Extinguishers on the new boats could be found in the back ground of certain shots of the larger Chris Craft cabin rooms and galleys. These will be designated next to the extinguisher model with a CCC.
Be aware that Chris Craft often used old stock photos for their catalogs. This has been cross checked against the manufacturing dates of the General fire extinguishers for accuracy. The last patent date mentioned, refers to the earliest date possible that extinguisher could have gone into production
Overlap years: This pertains to the Chris Craft model year change (August) and possible conflict from General or Pyrene supplying the inventory needs for Chris Craft. I have tried to be as exact as possible regarding the “correct” model for the Chris Craft production year. By designating a particular year as an overlap year, it should allow or compensate any change in a new model fire extinguisher introduced which didn’t exactly fit the Chris Craft model (August) physical year change. This should also compensate for any “in stock” fire extinguishers that Chris Craft had in stock and simply put on the next years model. In that Chris Craft would have ordered in bulk to receive a discount, this is more than likely possible.
Until a Chris Craft Engineering Change and/or a Shop Memorandum surface designating a specific hull # with a new style extinguisher mounted on it, I feel it is best to allow some leeway as to letting two models be available for a year in question. Currently, there are just too many variables to be that specific. See the “General” or “Pyrene” pages for further detailed information and photos on the different model changes and year of production.

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