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by jim g
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Mercruiser 5.7L Competition Ski Powertrain
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: Mercruiser 5.7L Competition Ski Powertrain

You will probably need to cut a hole in the hatch for it to fully close.
by jim g
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Paragon Manual Gearbox HP rating
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Paragon Manual Gearbox HP rating

The stock Paragon 25XE manual gearbox will handle up to a stock 350 which is around 270hp at the crank. Anymore then this you should have the drum machined out to add another set of plates.
by jim g
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1959 CC Ski 18'
Replies: 13
Views: 553

Re: 1959 CC Ski 18'

Not all of the 283 fwf boats had 2 temp gauges. Most had one temp gauge for one cylinder bank. The other cylinder bank had a red warning light on the dash. Originally there was a sticker silver with black writing that had WATER TEMP printed on it. In the wye's between the cylinder head. One side had...
by jim g
Thu May 03, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Filling Top Plank Seems
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Re: Filling Top Plank Seems

You coild route them out with an 1/8" bit then glue in a cedar spline. The cedar is so old I doubt the seams would swell closed so you should not end up with the planks cupping. Tha other more correct option of how to do it would be to remove the planks. Clean up the backsides, seal with cpes, fill ...
by jim g
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Need a new engine
Replies: 8
Views: 732

Re: Need a new engine

Any small block Chevy will fit in place of the 283. All the parts will bolt on. There will be some minor mods you will have to make. Anything more then a 283 you will have to do a little grinding on the inside edge of the oil pan as 2 or 3 rods will hit it. If you have the manual gearbox you will ha...
by jim g
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Windshield to deck rubber 1958 CC 17' Ski
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: Windshield to deck rubber 1958 CC 17' Ski

It think A&A marine have it. There the Century boat parts place. I know California Classic has it but its in white.

Or call the Miklos They might have it or can tell your were you can find it.
by jim g
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Converting Ampmeter to Voltmeter
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: Converting Ampmeter to Voltmeter

Hello Rocket Man Thanks for the help I ran a wire from the ignition switch ON position to the Voltmeter positive post and a wire from the main ground to the negative post on the gauge I have 8 volts showing on the gauge when I turn inthe ignition switch Gauge reads 8 volt and not 12.6 BUMMER Batter...
by jim g
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Research Related
Topic: Chris Craft name plant Font
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Re: Chris Craft name plant Font

Can you post a picture of the boat? I'm curious if its the same style as the one I just recently sold.
by jim g
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1941 C/C buckskin vinyl
Replies: 5
Views: 566

Re: 1941 C/C buckskin vinyl

My 1941 17' delivered may 1, 1941 came with Russo Blue according to the hull card.
by jim g
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Replacement Fuel Tank
Replies: 17
Views: 1615

Re: Replacement Fuel Tank

mfine wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:55 am
Nope, no need for seawater if there is ethanol in the fuel.
Which is why everyone should be running non ethanol in there boats and old cars. Along with fuel treatment at each fill up.
by jim g
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: zapping condensers
Replies: 19
Views: 1933

Re: zapping condensers

Sierra is junk. They rebox the cheapest parts they can find.
by jim g
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Replacement Fuel Tank
Replies: 17
Views: 1615

Re: Replacement Fuel Tank

mbigpops wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:24 pm
Here is a good article on brass and aluminum:

http://www.boats.com/reviews/keep-alumi ... pI5KHNOnZE

Mark
The last paragraph of the article states it very well.

You got to have seawater. i.e. Salt Water.
by jim g
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: zapping condensers
Replies: 19
Views: 1933

Re: zapping condensers

Are you sure you have the right condenser for your distributor? They are not a one size fits all and most parts places are not going to have a listing for yours.
by jim g
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Electrical Systems
Topic: Ammeter shunt
Replies: 10
Views: 1204

Re: Ammeter shunt

Like everything else.The 60's and 70's gauges were made cheaper. Without the shunt and the correct length of wire. Not only will it not read right but it will also fry the gauge inside.
by jim g
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Types of material for custom cover
Replies: 6
Views: 1041

Re: Types of material for custom cover

It can be done either way.
by jim g
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Types of material for custom cover
Replies: 6
Views: 1041

Re: Types of material for custom cover

drrot wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:00 pm
Look in to Sunbrella
With a felt or the grey cover cover material for a liner.
by jim g
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Original Dash For 1939 CC 19ft. Barrelback
Replies: 5
Views: 805

Re: Original Dash For 1939 CC 19ft. Barrelback

If I remember correctly. Not all of the 39 6 hole panels had the switches on them. Some were mounted on the dash.
by jim g
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Short block (350) installation in our '59 Ski Utility
Replies: 10
Views: 787

Re: Short block (350) installation in our '59 Ski Utility

Take a measurement from the front mount hole to the first rear mount hole on the stringer. See if it matches up to the mounts you have on your engine. Then you will know which rear mount you need to use. They are not interchangeable with the hole placement.
by jim g
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Hull decal installation
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Re: Hull decal installation

You don't need to varnish over the decal.
by jim g
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Short block (350) installation in our '59 Ski Utility
Replies: 10
Views: 787

Re: Short block (350) installation in our '59 Ski Utility

Preview: Re: Short block (350) installation in our '59 Ski Utility Mystery mounts.JPG Terrific help guys, thanks. I see how the rear (longer) blue mounts go and, from your photos, the apparent assembly of the front ones with NO blue mounts. What I am unable to determine is where these 'blues' (phot...
by jim g
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Waterproofing for canvas cover?
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Re: Waterproofing for canvas cover?

Sunbrella make a waterproofing to reseal there canvas.
by jim g
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: New engine update
Replies: 21
Views: 1529

Re: New engine update

It just dawned on me when mfine mentioned a compression test. What I would highly recommend doing is hooking up a vacuum gauge to a port on the intake. This is one of the best forgotten about diagnostic tools for carb engines. I'd seen one many years ago when I first started working on cars. About 1...
by jim g
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1937 Chris Craft 19' Custom Runabout Bottom Woes
Replies: 11
Views: 971

Re: 1937 Chris Craft 19' Custom Runabout Bottom Woes

I would use Boat Life Life Caulk. It should take around 3 tubes for a caulking gun. https://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=2770 Clean the seams when the boat is dry and caulk them. Then swell the boat up. You can then go back and slice the squeeze out off with a razor b...
by jim g
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KBL Intake
Replies: 1
Views: 383

Re: KBL Intake

All it takes is for a leak in the engine box for water to go down the carb. But it is possible to have a water leak there in the intake tube. I will say based on experience that this is how KBL's usually get water in the intake. With that much evidence of water I would pull numbers 5 and spark plugs...
by jim g
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Utility vs. Sportsman??
Replies: 7
Views: 710

Re: Utility vs. Sportsman??

Sportsman is just a fancier way to say utility for marketing.
by jim g
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: New engine update
Replies: 21
Views: 1529

Re: New engine update

Did you ever find out anything?
by jim g
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Generator
Replies: 6
Views: 728

Re: Engine Generator

It will come out and go back in with no problems. You will probably need to get some gasket material to make a new gasket. You should be able to copy the old one. If you don't have one on your engine. You still need one.
by jim g
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1957-58 18' Holiday.
Replies: 6
Views: 1044

Re: 1957-58 18' Holiday.

I am working on a 1957-58, 18' Holiday that is throwing me a couple of unknowns. First, the hull number is a little odd. With the Mariners Museum's research dept. still closed, I'm not able to get info from them. The back seat frame is stamped with 18-HY-262. Hull markings on other Holidays seems t...