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by Captain Nemo
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 63 Sea Skiff tachometer cable
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: 63 Sea Skiff tachometer cable

Napa used to have new internal cable kits at one time, not anymore. If you know of a heavy truck repair garage, older trucks have cable driven tacs and speedos. They still rebuild them. You are probably better off getting a whole replacement cable from places like www.classicboatconnection.com or ot...
by Captain Nemo
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Zenith carb
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Zenith carb

The carb number to identify what you have is stamped on a round tag on the carb.
by Captain Nemo
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Self bailer
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Self bailer

Depends who you talk to. I've always had good luck w/ them. They work well IMO.
by Captain Nemo
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Repower or rebuild
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: Repower or rebuild

All very good advice. I have always been a bit of a purist, feel a bit disappointed when I see modern power in a boat that wouldn't have come with such a mill. David is right, when done correctly a repair is permanent. My opinion is that these old flatheads are pretty tough and reliable power when m...
by Captain Nemo
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Self bailer
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Self bailer

Yes, they should have a hole right at the top. It acts as a siphon break. It's pretty small, never measured either. Should be checked periodically to make sure the hole is clear.
by Captain Nemo
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Serving out my term as President, resigning BOD
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Serving out my term as President, resigning BOD

Thank you Troy, You have done a great job. Good luck!
by Captain Nemo
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 190
Views: 25326

Re: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser

Glad to see she made the trip without incident. Looks like a good work area. I too, am fortunate to be in an old school, wood boat friendly yard too. They are getting harder and harder to find. Looking forward to more of your great work! :D
by Captain Nemo
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 1959 17' CC Sportsman Light Colored Wood Surround
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: 1959 17' CC Sportsman Light Colored Wood Surround

Sorry I'm gonna be blunt :shock: but really, there's not a lot you can do once a finish has been compromised to improve it's looks much short of a refinish. I have in the past did topcoats to stabilize, until I got to a restoration. If there are weathered parts on the blond without any finish at all...
by Captain Nemo
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: K Series model differences
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: K Series model differences

The k and the ko are both 95hp. The o in ko stands for opposite rotation (port side in a twin screw installation).
Your kl is a k model with a long stroke producing 105hp.
by Captain Nemo
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Looking for Help Deciphering My Hull Card...
Replies: 12
Views: 226

Re: Looking for Help Deciphering My Hull Card...

I imagine the original light fixtures would not pass today's CG standards as they probably didn't have sealed globes for the engine room. I'm guessing they just used the same ones used for interior lighting on cruisers back then.
by Captain Nemo
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Looking for Help Deciphering My Hull Card...
Replies: 12
Views: 226

Re: Looking for Help Deciphering My Hull Card...

Engine room lights? That seems like a strange option for a runabout to me. I suppose it’s possible. :? Might be handy for changing out a set of points at night.
by Captain Nemo
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: installing new sideplanks
Replies: 7
Views: 685

Re: installing new sideplanks

You should bed the side planks w/ something. I would use a old school bedding compound like Dolfinite, but that's just how I roll. Some may use boat life or Sikaflex or something along those lines.
by Captain Nemo
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Howard feed and wax wood polish and conditioner
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: Howard feed and wax wood polish and conditioner

I agree with Matt and the Bilge Rat. Wax on a finish will cause adhesion problems for any top coats.
by Captain Nemo
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Donation for Chris Craft Lovers
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Donation for Chris Craft Lovers

Sorry to hear of your wife’s troubles. I would start by listing it here on the trading dock. You may find an interested party here.
We all would like to see it find a new home.
by Captain Nemo
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: REAR DECK VENTS
Replies: 19
Views: 483

Re: REAR DECK VENTS

Gallagh59, is that a clamshell vent on the front deck? Looking at your pic the first time I thought it was a rear view mirror. The boat listed on Antique Boat America has a single vent in the middle of the front deck and what appears to be a vented bow light. The pic from the Essential Guide shows t...
by Captain Nemo
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: REAR DECK VENTS
Replies: 19
Views: 483

Re: REAR DECK VENTS

I see in the pic that your boat doesn't have the vents on the front deck so I would face them FWD If the side vents are facing aft as they should. I still think a FWD facing vent will pick up air like a scoop as the boat moves along. Interesting dilemma. Maybe if we can get some wind tunnel testing ...
by Captain Nemo
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: REAR DECK VENTS
Replies: 19
Views: 483

Re: REAR DECK VENTS

I'm looking at a photo in the Essential Guide, it shows three vents on the hull sides facing aft. Are these the ones you are referring to? It doesn't show any vents on the rear deck. The photo looks correct to me as there are two large vents on the front deck for intakes and the vents on the sides w...
by Captain Nemo
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 190
Views: 25326

Re: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser

Hope she has a smooth trip, good luck. :)
by Captain Nemo
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Transmission slipping/no reverse
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Transmission slipping/no reverse

tuobanur wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:23 am
Not sure if it has anything to do with it but you should be using non detergent oil.
Probably not, but yes, you should be using non-detergent oil unless you have an oil filter
by Captain Nemo
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Seam caulking / filling
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Re: Seam caulking / filling

Really there is no easy way to rake out seams. You need a hooked tool of some sort and some time. What sort of caulking is in there now? You don't want anything in the seams that isn't going to squeeze out. That causes stress on the bottom when it swells.
by Captain Nemo
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Transmission slipping/no reverse
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Transmission slipping/no reverse

How does the lever feel when shifting? Does it pop in and out of gear or does it just kind of fall into position. If it doesn't go in and out of gear with some amount of force, I would start by adjusting the reverse bands and the FWD discs.
by Captain Nemo
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Inside storage in Michigan
Replies: 36
Views: 8165

Re: Inside storage in Michigan

I agree on answer #3. Ventilation is key, a semi enclosed shed is best.
Looking back through this thread I guess I already said that. :roll:
by Captain Nemo
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Newbie Looking for Chris Craft Services in Northern Wisconsin
Replies: 15
Views: 975

Re: Newbie Looking for Chris Craft Services in Northern Wisconsin

Nice boat, and welcome to our world! Keep us posted on your work. :D
by Captain Nemo
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 190
Views: 25326

Re: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser

Great to hear that health issues have been sorted out. Sad to hear that you are being forced to pack up and move in the middle of your work. Elude’s new home sounds like a great facility and an excellent place to finish up your project. We all appreciate your dedication. Looking forward to seeing yo...
by Captain Nemo
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Replacing starboard shaft
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Replacing starboard shaft

Hi Randy, did the keyway get damaged? If so, is the coupler Ok? Post some pics if you can. Your shaft should be bronze as brass is way too soft. Running a SS shaft on one side doesn't pose a problem, I've done it. I have not had any issues w/ a bronze prop on a SS shaft either. If I were you I would...
by Captain Nemo
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Starting issues
Replies: 10
Views: 871

Re: Starting issues

Manually priming should be needed after sitting for some time, especially those tri-carbs. I'm assuming you have a manual fuel pump which has a bail (lever) on it that you can move up and down to prime the carbs. Sometimes if the pump is resting on top of the lobe you will have to bump the engine ov...
by Captain Nemo
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Cavalier Futura VXE-30-6003-2 - Italy to down under?
Replies: 4
Views: 508

Re: Cavalier Futura VXE-30-6003-2 - Italy to down under?

Welcome to the Boat Buzz, The Mariner’s Museum is the place to go for information on your boat. Unfortunately the materials have been put in storage during a renovation and has been for quite some time now. They keep teasing us that the materials will be available soon :roll: . I would try to contac...
by Captain Nemo
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: water pump grease
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: water pump grease

Lubriplate no.115 water pump grease. Calcium based lubricant.
by Captain Nemo
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bottom work
Replies: 7
Views: 751

Re: Bottom work

Yeah, if you're not finding any delaminations or rot anywhere, I would patch it. Chris Craft used the best quality marine plywood available, back in those days.
by Captain Nemo
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bottom work
Replies: 7
Views: 751

Re: Bottom work

I wouldn't feel bad about doing it that way. Make sure you glue it well and make some good battens at the seams.