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by Captain Nemo
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Laundering Sunbrella fabric
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Laundering Sunbrella fabric

I did the light scrubbing as per the website with a touch of bleach in the mix and it really didn't do much for it. By the end of this season it is just as bad or worse. I guess it's worth a call to Sunbrella. Thanks guys.
by Captain Nemo
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Laundering Sunbrella fabric
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Laundering Sunbrella fabric

Just wondering. Has anyone tried putting Sunbrella fabric in a washing machine? I didn't see anything on the website saying you can't. I know I shouldn't put it in the dryer. My mooring cover has some mildew and other stains that I haven't been able to get out with light hand scrubbing last spring. ...
by Captain Nemo
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1955 17 ft Chris Craft alignment
Replies: 11
Views: 538

Re: 1955 17 ft Chris Craft alignment

Plugging and re-drilling the lag holes is a possibility, though I think it may be difficult to get a straight hole with the dissimilar woods in the same area. You might get away w/ carefully heating and tweaking the strut rather than trying to move it. Then you have to consider the alignment of the ...
by Captain Nemo
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1955 17 ft Chris Craft alignment
Replies: 11
Views: 538

Re: 1955 17 ft Chris Craft alignment

I would try it just the same. Another thing it’s good to remove the packing gland and nut from the shaft log so you can see how close to center the shaft is where it comes thru the log. You can check if there is any damage to the strut too.
by Captain Nemo
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1955 17 ft Chris Craft alignment
Replies: 11
Views: 538

Re: 1955 17 ft Chris Craft alignment

You lower both wedges on one side the same amount that you raise the ones on the other. Your mounts are above the centerline of the shaft, that will shift the flange towards the side that was raised. That should adjust the centerline either to port or stb. You may have to adjust the height front or ...
by Captain Nemo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: bottom paint finishing
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: bottom paint finishing

I think you may be able to sand the orange peel out depending on how bad it is. You may end up back down to the 2000e and starting over if it's real bad.
In reality, I don't think the fish will complain about a little orange peel. :lol:
by Captain Nemo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 202
Views: 29832

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

That's a lot of "screwing" around, my tendonitis flares up just thinking about all that. Nice work! :)
by Captain Nemo
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 95 K Oil Leak
Replies: 23
Views: 1551

Re: 95 K Oil Leak

Jim, you say the cover on the oil pump is leaking? Make sure the gasket is installed with the little drain hole towards the bottom. Otherwise the oil accumulates in that area and seeps out around the bail.
by Captain Nemo
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Hull number location
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Re: Hull number location

You should find it stamped on one of the engine stringers or I think if you remove the rear seat back it might be stamped on the edge of the rear deck. It should have a number CL-18-XXX, the X's representing the production sequence number, in between 001 and 484. They built 484 18' continentals from...
by Captain Nemo
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 63 Sea Skiff tachometer cable
Replies: 2
Views: 192

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: 297

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: 506

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: 776

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: 506

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: 471

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: 202
Views: 29832

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: 670

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: 436

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: 643

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: 643

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: 15
Views: 1706

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: 654

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: 293

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: 1287

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: 1287

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: 1287

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: 202
Views: 29832

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: 408

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: 314

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: 408

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.