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by Matt Smith
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Overcharging
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Overcharging

Its a simple adjustment in your generator. Takes nerves of steel the first time and then its old hat. Did a story on it http://www.woodyboater.com/blog/2016/06/21/its-not-the-condenser-or-cut-off-switch-its-the-soul-of-classic-boating/ basecly you are taking a plate off and using a screwdriver to sl...
by Matt Smith
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 17 foot chriscraft barrel back 1941 need HELP
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: 17 foot chriscraft barrel back 1941 need HELP

Send me photos and more info, we can do a story on WB that will reach the masses. Like a What iz it story
by Matt Smith
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1950 U22 Stern facing seats behind front seats - any idea?
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: 1950 U22 Stern facing seats behind front seats - any idea?

Yup and changeable based on need and mood.
by Matt Smith
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Lil' Plastic Thingy I Found In My Bilge
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: Lil' Plastic Thingy I Found In My Bilge

We have now elevated this to the peanut gallery today on WoodyBoater! What could go wrong?
http://www.woodyboater.com/blog/2018/06 ... ody-think/
by Matt Smith
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1950 U22 Stern facing seats behind front seats - any idea?
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: 1950 U22 Stern facing seats behind front seats - any idea?

Jim is right. it was an option and worked.. Thats all we can say good about it. You do have options. 1. Wicker chairs that face aft. There are some out there. Photo is in a 25 Sportman, but the chairs work 2. In the factory accesory catalogs you could also purchase Director folding chairs. Which are...
by Matt Smith
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Seat Cushions
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: Seat Cushions

There is a show in Port Huron this year? Why isnt anyone talking about it?
by Matt Smith
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Seat Cushions
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: Seat Cushions

Here are Slyvia's Seats from Rod Souza in California. Same model and color as yours. As you can see the way he did it had some sort of binding in it. A good cushion guy should be able to set you up.
by Matt Smith
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Seat Cushions
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: Seat Cushions

Ya, those look a tad sad. maybe have them re stuffed with Kapock. Its leather? And that can stretch I suppose. But really not awful, Just a tad loose
by Matt Smith
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Where to find cylinder head for 283
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: Where to find cylinder head for 283

Call Dave VanNess at VanNess Engeneering, he has tons of parts and knows the details. I just got a new pre war K head from him. Rare!
by Matt Smith
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: open seams in new 5200 Bottom
Replies: 5
Views: 662

Re: open seams in new 5200 Bottom

Yup, agree. it should swell up. That west coast dryness is torture on these boats. Talk with the guys at Sierra Boat Co, they deal with this all the time and why so many boats out west are fiberglassed.
by Matt Smith
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: open seams in new 5200 Bottom
Replies: 5
Views: 662

Re: open seams in new 5200 Bottom

If you are on the West Coast its very dry there. If the boat is from the other parts of the country shrinkage can happen. The boats on Lake Tahoe can open up alot in that dry climate. Also if you have the boat on a cement slab it can do the same. Maybe, get moisture on the boat and see if that helps...
by Matt Smith
Mon May 28, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Constellation Bottom Repair - New Member In Need Of Reassembly Advice!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 783

Re: Constellation Bottom Repair - New Member In Need Of Reassembly Advice!!!

John and Troy are right, I love the Boat buzz, but you can get so many opinions that it will make your head spin. Don s advice is clear and makes sense. But what makes the most sense is to focus on one method and focus on that. There are so many solutions that will work, like opinions, one of them i...
by Matt Smith
Tue May 22, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Paint color for ‘48 CC m27 engine?
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: Paint color for ‘48 CC m27 engine?

You may want to contact Dave VanNess at VanNess Engeneering. He has remade the correct paint for all these engines, Pre War Blue , Post war Blue and this, the Chysler engines. Worth a call.
by Matt Smith
Tue May 01, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Fire extinguisher
Replies: 8
Views: 874

Re: Fire extinguisher

Found a photo and the one on ebay is the one I had. The one on ebay is insane perfect. Only puts out vintage fires! HA. And about 70 bucks more than they go for, but its flawless.
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by Matt Smith
Tue May 01, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Fire extinguisher
Replies: 8
Views: 874

Re: Fire extinguisher

There used to be a website on the topic that had all the catalog info. Its litterally different every two years. Someone may have a screen grab of that chart. It was well done and now a dumb plumbing site? UGH. If you can score a ACCSESORY catalog from 1941 there will be one photo in there. I might ...
by Matt Smith
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Chris chraft dealer service trucks
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: Chris chraft dealer service trucks

I was thinking of doing the same thing with my 1958. I saw on the Irving Files video we posted they had several in Red. But slightly different than these. I would image the only thing that was asked of the dealers was that the logo was right. I would also consider that they used a Certain Yellow, wi...
by Matt Smith
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Research Related
Topic: Chris Craft name plant Font
Replies: 3
Views: 673

Re: Chris Craft name plant Font

If you are looking for the Chris Craft logo font, as much research as we have done, we cant find a font. True logos use unique fonts, especially back in the day. There are several evolutions of that logo on the post war font as well. With that said, that boat is around the 1970's and it would make s...
by Matt Smith
Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: 1930 48' Commuter FREE
Replies: 7
Views: 3191

Re: 1930 48' Commuter FREE

For free its priced right.. Would put in new engines anyway.. After the million bucks in wood!
by Matt Smith
Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:07 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Search for lost family boat
Replies: 2
Views: 1333

Search for lost family boat

We need your help finding a special , special Sportsman. If you could go look under the bed or in your barn, it might be the Lost Sportsman. Link is here http://www.woodyboater.com/classic-boats/in-search-of-the-lost-sportsman-calling-all-woody-boaters/ One odd feature is a deluxe sterring wheel, bo...
by Matt Smith
Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Shows, Museums, & Event Locations
Topic: NEED BOAT FOR PHOTO SHOOT MONDAY AT TAHOE!
Replies: 0
Views: 19811

NEED BOAT FOR PHOTO SHOOT MONDAY AT TAHOE!

We have a photo shoot that we are helping a photographer out on. His work is amazing and is one the nations top lifestyle photographers. He is shooting on Lake tahoe on Saturday, and Monday. He needs a boat to shoot on Monday. A Runabout is perfect. Custom? Triple? Riviera? Got a cool boat and want ...
by Matt Smith
Fri May 31, 2013 4:59 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: My First Wood Chris Craft (1958 15' Cavalier)(K Engine)
Replies: 27
Views: 6478

Re: My First Wood Chris Craft (1958 15' Cavalier)(K Engine)

Welcome to the crazy fun world of classic boating. The great news is that on Lake Tahoe you will NEVER be alone. The good folks at Sierra Boat Co, are a fantastic resource for you if you need professional help. We all need proffesional help by the way. Yes that kind.HA.. someone will comment on your...
by Matt Smith
Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:40 am
Forum: Chris-Craft Today
Topic: Carina Meets Her Grandparents!
Replies: 1
Views: 1973

Carina Meets Her Grandparents!

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by Matt Smith
Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Barn Find
Replies: 11
Views: 2832

Its worth what you are willing to pay for it. The trailer is nice! The rest is a what you know it will cost to do. You make your money on the purchase not the sale!
by Matt Smith
Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 13
Views: 3858

HAHAHA! Look out below!
by Matt Smith
Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 13
Views: 3858

No worries, if its Canadian it will sink regardless of how much restoration is done!
by Matt Smith
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 13
Views: 3858

Oh, wait, he is one of you hockey beer drinking pucks! I take it all back. You are doomed!
by Matt Smith
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 13
Views: 3858

We are all newbies! Welcome to the crowd. This is a fantastic place to get advice and help and when you get worn out. Encouragement.
by Matt Smith
Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Boat on a lift - soak or no soak?
Replies: 13
Views: 4830

Drive down to the Antique Boat center in Ohio and go sit in some. They have about 70 boats there and you can feel and touch and ask. then you know more. Also Mertaugh Boats up in Hessel is a fantastic resourse. You are in Woody boater heaven up there. Should have no problem finding a cool boat.
by Matt Smith
Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Boat on a lift - soak or no soak?
Replies: 13
Views: 4830

HA, Jim I almost said the same thing. It needs a cover, the bottom soaking will be the least of the problems. That sun will fry a coat off in a week. the cover will also help it stay moist.