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by NOT Firewood
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Winter project
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Winter project

So looking to quite down my 23' 1961 Sea skiff a bit. Currently it has straight pipes for the exhaust. I see that there are various type of mufflers on line can purchase. What should go with? She started life with a 283 she was re powered before I bought her with a 305.
by NOT Firewood
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Gas consumption
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Re: Gas consumption

I should of mentioned that she is 23'. and I did to what you said last week only once so not much of a test and got about 6 gph.
by NOT Firewood
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Gas consumption
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Gas consumption

Can any one tell me what I should expect for GPH for a 1961 skiff with a 305?
by NOT Firewood
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: What the heck happened here?
Replies: 7
Views: 1347

Re: What the heck happened here?

Sorry cant help you but I will be in Regina over the summer some time and wouldn't mind seeing your collection.

Dennis
by NOT Firewood
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Trailer
Replies: 2
Views: 928

Re: Trailer

or a 24' will take good used trailer, within the next month.
by NOT Firewood
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Trailer
Replies: 2
Views: 928

Trailer

Would anyone have a lead on a trailer around Hartford CT that would fit a '59 Sportsman ?
by NOT Firewood
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Silent Paint Remover
Replies: 2
Views: 1208

Silent Paint Remover

Has any one tried or have comments on using a Silent Paint Remover to strip the hull of my skiff?
by NOT Firewood
Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Hull Prep and Paint questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1352

Hull Prep and Paint questions

I am starting to work on my hull of my Sea Skiff I was picking away of the build up of paint and loose "filler" today I have not started to sand yet. Here are my questions. I will need to replace some of this "filler" what is best to use on the hull? The hull has copper paint if it is adhered well o...
by NOT Firewood
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: annual lay-up
Replies: 18
Views: 3024

Re: annual lay-up

What I do is run the engine on the hard until it is warm. Then I take the hose that is in my cooling water and then put it in a pail of RV anti freeze until I smell it come out of the tail pipes. Then I pull the plugs. I has worked for me.
by NOT Firewood
Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: How to lift my Sea Skiff
Replies: 9
Views: 1692

Re: How to lift my Sea Skiff

So almost ready to lift, once I do how many stands should I need and what is the best place to put them?
by NOT Firewood
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Chris-Craft Today
Topic: Macgyver
Replies: 1
Views: 3183

Re: Macgyver

My 11 year old caught it before I did, a proud dad moment.
by NOT Firewood
Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: How to lift my Sea Skiff
Replies: 9
Views: 1692

Re: How to lift my Sea Skiff

Well I think the question do I trust the lifting ring was answered as a no, I don't like if I hear cracking. kind of scares me. :lol: I think I will use a combination of jack and a lifting rig with straps. Now the next question anybody have comments about using a cradle on wheels?
by NOT Firewood
Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: How to lift my Sea Skiff
Replies: 9
Views: 1692

How to lift my Sea Skiff

Well it is time, time to scrape the hull of my old girl. So I am going to attempt to set up my skiff in my garage. A 23' boat in a 24' garage, well with some small modifications. I know it will have a lot of questions over the next 4-5 months but I will start with this one. What is the best way to l...
by NOT Firewood
Sun May 15, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Website Photo Contest
Replies: 24
Views: 4669

Re: Website Photo Contest

Hey is a picture of my 1961 23' Chris Craft on Emma Lake Sk Canada. If I would have to title I it I would call it "A Hard Days Work" I was from July 1, 2015 hence why I was flying the Flag. We pretty much did everything we could this day the kids tubed and we toured for a while and tubed and swam an...
by NOT Firewood
Sun May 01, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: winter blues!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1598

Re: winter blues!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To beat the blues I posted a video to youtube and every time I need a fix I watch the video, my wife thinks I have a problem ( but don't we all?) check it out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaLy0azsJUw I am very happy with the weather this year I open up my Skiff yesterday just to say I open her up...
by NOT Firewood
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Saskatchewan
Replies: 2
Views: 1054

Saskatchewan

Hi all a few years ago I posted to find anybody in the great northern flat land call Saskatchewan. So here it again to see if anybody new has joined.
by NOT Firewood
Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Going to build a shop.
Replies: 12
Views: 2187

Re: Going to build a shop.

Radiants scare me, reason being if something quits at -40 Degrees C (or F they are the same at this temp) for any amount of time then I have a heck of a mess, and the cost also scare me. So I think my best option is to have a full cement floor with insulation underneath and have a humidfyier as well...
by NOT Firewood
Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Going to build a shop.
Replies: 12
Views: 2187

Re: Going to build a shop.

Half of the shop willl be for storage of my skiff and the other half will be a project area/parking of my truck. It will be heated all winter long. What is the best humifyier to use? Are you saying that I should pour the entire floor with insulation underneath?
by NOT Firewood
Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Going to build a shop.
Replies: 12
Views: 2187

Going to build a shop.

We are dry where I live so I will need to keep the Humidity up in the shop I am going to build. I have read that I could only pour half of the shop with concrete and leave the other half gravel so that the shop is naturally humidfiyed Is this true?
Thoughts?
by NOT Firewood
Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Tachometer cable lube steps
Replies: 1
Views: 969

Re: Tachometer cable lube steps

Same thing happened with my Skiff this summer. It is easy pull out the tach and take the cable /gearing off the tach and a few drops of oil will do in the gearing and put back together.
by NOT Firewood
Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: RATS.... Need another prop
Replies: 5
Views: 1572

Re: RATS.... Need another prop

Great Jim I will email you.
by NOT Firewood
Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: RATS.... Need another prop
Replies: 5
Views: 1572

RATS.... Need another prop

Well here I go again, As you may remember I was looking for prop eariler this year, well Jim at Fine Wood Boats hooked me up. I got it on and it worked great for about 3 hours of drive time then I hit a log so I figure, I was in 22' feet of water see pic. I tried Jim again but he is sold out of what...
by NOT Firewood
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Brass Drive Shaft
Replies: 2
Views: 805

Brass Drive Shaft

The question I have is... why did they make the drive shaft for my 1961 Sea Skiff out of Brass and not stainless steel? If I am to replace this shaft is the perfered stock metal to use?
by NOT Firewood
Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Prop
Replies: 1
Views: 616

Prop

Where can a guy find a good used prop I am needed a 14RH12 to fit 1-1/4" shaft
by NOT Firewood
Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Transmission Problems
Replies: 10
Views: 1332

Re: Transmission Problems

Stut is solid, I can put the transmission in foward and Reverse. I guess pulling the shaft is the simplest thing to check first.
by NOT Firewood
Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Transmission Problems
Replies: 10
Views: 1332

Re: Transmission Problems

I have some new scrapes on the prop (wheel). the strut looks ok, when I grab the shaft I there is a bit of play in the cuttless bearing, how much is too much play?
by NOT Firewood
Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Transmission Problems
Replies: 10
Views: 1332

Re: Transmission Problems

What do you mean by wheel?
by NOT Firewood
Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Transmission Problems
Replies: 10
Views: 1332

Transmission Problems

I hit a rock with my prop and my transmission did not like it. After I hit it it did not seem to move me at all, once I got it out of the water my on lookers said that the prop was spinning when I put it gear but It now vibrates bad. Where do I start looking to fix this.. I am hopping it has a "cott...
by NOT Firewood
Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Family Connections On the Water
Replies: 8
Views: 2334

Re: Family Connections On the Water

Very well done, I can see the pride.
by NOT Firewood
Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Open Bow Conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 1931

Open Bow Conversion

I have a 1961 23' Skiff, I have been thinking about opening up the bow and adding seats to it. Has any body, done or seen this yet? Thoughts?