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by JimF
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Casters for boat cradle
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Casters for boat cradle

I have four 6" inch swivel casters that you can have for shipping expenses. The only downside is that none of the wheels has a brake so if you lean aggressively on the boat the cradle might move. I am sure you could rig up some tiny wheel chocks. These are not steel wheels but are some sort of hard ...
by JimF
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: slow leak at transom and hull join
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: slow leak at transom and hull join

One method I have had some success with is very old school for boats in the water. Place a handful of fine sawdust in the area of the leak on the outside. The theory is that incoming water will bring in the sawdust and clog up the leak. This actually works!
by JimF
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Dry Rot
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: Dry Rot

I hope that is a typo and you meant 2"x8" instead of feet. If it is feet that would be about 1/4 of the side. Even if it is inches that is a tough repair. You could cut out a nice rectangle to remove the rot plus a little more and then cut a "dutchman" out of a piece of mahogany to fill the hole. Th...
by JimF
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: should I install new side planks, then paint the bottom
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Re: should I install new side planks, then paint the bottom

I usually paint the actual bottom while the boat is upside down and then roll the boat. I don't bother painting the chine plank until after the sides are stained and varnished. That way you do not have to worry about accidental drips on the paint.
by JimF
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Type of planking
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: Type of planking

Outer planks would have been Phillipine mahogany. Sometimes it is hard to find. I don't see why the easier to find African would not work on a bottom repair that is going to be painted.
by JimF
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 1939 cc barrelback minor dock damage to wood
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: 1939 cc barrelback minor dock damage to wood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unqX1IyNaSU

This is a video from Antique Boat Center. They sell the superglue and accelerant on their website in the classified section under materials.
by JimF
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 1939 cc barrelback minor dock damage to wood
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: 1939 cc barrelback minor dock damage to wood

You can fix this yourself. If there is bare wood in the gouge, apply the correct stain. Just dab it in with a small artist brush and wipe off excess. Let dry. Now apply super glue into the gouge. Try not to get any on the area around the gouge. You might mask off with blue tape. Let superglue dry an...
by JimF
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: still have buzz issues?
Replies: 66
Views: 8471

Re: still have buzz issues?

Very interesting. I can click on Jim Staib's screen shot and it enlarges but when I click on the original 3 boat picture I get nothing.
by JimF
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: still have buzz issues?
Replies: 66
Views: 8471

Re: still have buzz issues?

If I right click on the three boats I get no response. Left click also does nothing. On the side hull shot I get the same rotation as Jim.
by JimF
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Ask Hagerty
Topic: What Insurance is Required?
Replies: 5
Views: 1885

Re: What Insurance is Required?

If you have Hagerty insurance, the trailer is insured seperately from the boat.
by JimF
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Best way to secure transome to trailer?
Replies: 22
Views: 3628

Re: Best way to secure transome to trailer?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AS ... UTF8&psc=1

I just ordered these. Looks like they will work. Apparently I will have spares!
by JimF
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Best way to secure transome to trailer?
Replies: 22
Views: 3628

Re: Best way to secure transome to trailer?

I just had my lifting ring re-chromed as it was a little beat up from using just the metal hook from the winch strap. Does someone have a source for a short (2') piece of strap or line with an eye on each end that I could put through the ring and then connect to the winch strap? I have looked on lin...
by JimF
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Research Related
Topic: Correct paint for a silver arrow
Replies: 3
Views: 1748

Re: Correct paint for a silver arrow

Make that ynotyachts.com
by JimF
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Research Related
Topic: Correct paint for a silver arrow
Replies: 3
Views: 1748

Re: Correct paint for a silver arrow

Contact yknotyachts.com They just finished a beauty!
by JimF
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Tolex red,blue,white
Replies: 2
Views: 1525

Re: Tolex red,blue,white

Try Paul Cundiff at Woodies Restoration in Kentucky.
by JimF
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: still have buzz issues?
Replies: 66
Views: 8471

Re: still have buzz issues?

Funny you mentioned the avatar. Mine has not been working for weeks and today it reappeared.
by JimF
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: still have buzz issues?
Replies: 66
Views: 8471

Re: still have buzz issues?

I have a Mac desktop. For a while I was missing many pictures on our website but now they are back. Now I can not search on the hull registry to do my Boat of the Week. I wonder if it is my computer or it is that way for everyone. Would someone try doing a search on the registry and let me know if i...
by JimF
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Natuolex Vinyl flooring
Replies: 5
Views: 1432

Re: Natuolex Vinyl flooring

I think Paul Cundiff at Woodies Restoration in Kentucky was making this. If not he should. He has been making a lot of other materials.
by JimF
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: How to keep Varnish looking shiny when on the water
Replies: 7
Views: 2552

Re: How to keep Varnish looking shiny when on the water

Another important thing is to dry the boat off after every use to avoid build up of water spots. I use a mop with micro fiber threads. That makes it easier to do the sides. I am fortunate that my boat is kept on a lift and I can walk on both sides but any thing you can do will help.
by JimF
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Ceiling screws
Replies: 4
Views: 895

Re: Ceiling screws

That's what I was wondering. Chrome, brass or that dark bronze color?
by JimF
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Ceiling screws
Replies: 4
Views: 895

Ceiling screws

I am freshening up my 1930 Model 100. What would be the correct screws to use to install the ceiling planks?
by JimF
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1938 "Chris Craft Utility" decal
Replies: 8
Views: 1547

Re: 1938 "Chris Craft Utility" decal

"Decals" which are now peel and stick are available from Classic Boating magazine and the Classic Boat Connection.
by JimF
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Can you identify the model?
Replies: 2
Views: 877

Re: Can you identify the model?

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1946 25' Sportsman
by JimF
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Motorfunding
Replies: 1
Views: 745

Re: Motorfunding

I believe the engine stringers would be the same no matter which engine was installed. The shaft would also be the same although there might be a difference in the propeller. I know nothing about the diesel engine but I don't see why it would not work. Do not worry about the shaft. Just align the ne...
by JimF
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1938 "Chris Craft Utility" decal
Replies: 8
Views: 1547

Re: 1938 "Chris Craft Utility" decal

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Here is my 1942 Deluxe Utility
by JimF
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Stewardship Award Winner
Replies: 2
Views: 12727

Re: Stewardship Award Winner

We have another Stewardship winner. Steve and Patricia Minor of McCall, Idaho took their 1959 Continental to the Inland Empire show and came home with the prize. Congratulations to them!!
by JimF
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Stewardship Award Winner
Replies: 2
Views: 12727

Stewardship Award Winner

A report from Bob Rice, the Head Judge at Lake Hopatcong; At the Lake Hopatcong Show on June 24, 2017 we were proud to present the award that the CCABC sponsored.....the "Stewardship Award". I have been a proud member of CCABC going back to the late 70's with my earliest Brass Bell dating to 1978. W...
by JimF
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: 1946-48 20' Runabout
Replies: 7
Views: 1669

Re: 1946-48 20' Runabout

Go to the hull registry on the website. Use the search. Select Chris-Craft, then Custom, then the year, then the length. The camera icon indicates that there are pictures. There is usually the owners name.
by JimF
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Boat of the Week
Replies: 0
Views: 15080

Boat of the Week

If you would like to see your boat featured for a week on the website, get your Hull Registry photos and information up to date with good photos. Who knows? Your boat might be the one! Email me at ccabcjim@gmail.com