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by joanroy
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: Gas tank question
Replies: 5
Views: 1246

Re: Gas tank question

Personally I wouldn’t do it. Any time you add a penetration and fitting into a fuel tank you have another potential future leak. Real bad, especially if the leak is in the bottom. BOOM!
by joanroy
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??
Replies: 44
Views: 4310

Re: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??

Don D., Thanks for your reply and also, THANKS so much for taking the time figuring out a way to redo boat bottoms. I’m sure your the reason so many boats survive today. As far as my old cruiser goes, I’ve never used 5200 between the seams. I have used Interlux or Pettit Underwater seam compound hea...
by joanroy
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Buzz traffic has pick way up!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 696

Re: Buzz traffic has pick way up!!!

Took a break from The Buzz while the new format was being worked out. Glad it’s all up and running. Always the best tips and info here on everything Chris Craft!
by joanroy
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??
Replies: 44
Views: 4310

Re: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??

Don D., I know your 5200 bottom method has become standard and has withstood the test of time, but would the same method work on a large cruiser that is let to soak for months at a time or would planks swelling with 5200 between cause push out on the chines. Thanks.
by joanroy
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 181
Views: 23833

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

Glad your back! You've had over 14,000 views on The Buzz and counting. CARRY ON!
by joanroy
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Don D, thanks for posting!
Replies: 3
Views: 694

Re: Don D, thanks for posting!

End of an Era! There are fewer and fewer younger folks interested in anything to do with hands on fix or restore your own boat or fix anything else for that matter. Education has gone another way. There's a severe shortage of skilled tradesmen and it's getting worse. Been in the trades for forty yea...
by joanroy
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: What model and year do I have?
Replies: 9
Views: 834

Re: What model and year do I have?

I'd guess it's a runabout (rocket) 1953 number 99 in a series of 243. Looks like they may have stamped 17 to designate length twice. Not part of the hull number. Nice Boat!
by joanroy
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Bottom Repairs '67 35ft Corinthian
Replies: 5
Views: 505

Re: Bottom Repairs '67 35ft Corinthian

Looking forward to your report. I've never worked on a sea skiff. Will be interesting to see how you go about it.
by joanroy
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1937 Chris Craft 19' Custom Runabout Bottom Woes
Replies: 11
Views: 1142

Re: 1937 Chris Craft 19' Custom Runabout Bottom Woes

You've got a great boat there in really nice shape. Maintenance is easy and fun! Just have to keep up with it and do a little each year. As far as the bottom goes, clean it up and if your recaulking clean the old dried up caulking out of the seams first. You dont want to use a router. Just a scraper...
by joanroy
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1937 Chris Craft 19' Custom Runabout Bottom Woes
Replies: 11
Views: 1142

Re: 1937 Chris Craft 19' Custom Runabout Bottom Woes

Probable had a restoration somewhere along the line. If the bottom is not rotted and the fasteners are good and holding tight I'd caulk the bottom with Pettit underwater seam compound and bottom paint just prior to launch. The seam compound remains flexible and excess will squeeze out. It'll hold up...
by joanroy
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: What's wrong with this picture?
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Re: What's wrong with this picture?

The script in the advertisements didn't always match script used on the boats. Creative license.
by joanroy
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.
Replies: 42
Views: 4641

Re: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.

Very Nice! Your passengers are definitely ready to go for a ride. Happy Boating!
by joanroy
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 181
Views: 23833

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

I agree, if your in fresh water stainless is OK. My 1948 36 Double Stateroom has always been in salt water so bronze would be my only option. Although my boat is 11 years newer, our bottom construction is pretty much exactly the same. The double stateroom didn't change much from prewar to post war. ...
by joanroy
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 181
Views: 23833

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

Looks Great Rob! How will you bed and fasten the planks? I would think you'd want the seams sealed and water tight as plywood doesn't swell much. 5200?
by joanroy
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Searching for Long Lost Chris Craft
Replies: 13
Views: 2485

Re: Searching for Long Lost Chris Craft

Congratulations! That is so lucky to find your grandaddys long lost boat and get her back in the family. Post some pics and have fun with the restoration!
by joanroy
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Gas consumption
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: Gas consumption

Every boat is different even if their the same. Fill your tank, go for an hour long cruise at your preferred cruising RPM, fill the tank again and see how much she burned per hour. What ya get is what ya get. I burn ten to twelve an hour depending on sea conditions in my 36 with twin 350's at 2800 R...
by joanroy
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Rolled
Replies: 5
Views: 680

Re: Rolled

Congratulations on your successful one man flip. What's your bottom plan? Take your time, have fun and keep us posted!
by joanroy
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Throttle control
Replies: 5
Views: 826

Re: Throttle control

Sounds like the starboard cable is slipping at one of the connections. With the engine stopped push both throttles full open and check at the carbs to see if their both all the way opened. If not the cable is slipping in either the end connections or the cable jacket clamp connections. Another possi...
by joanroy
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1954 Riviera 20'
Replies: 11
Views: 923

Re: 1954 Riviera 20'

Beautiful Boat! I suspect when she was restored the original bottom was still in great shape or a new bottom was done as original. It'll probably swell tight after she's been soaked for a couple days without having to use caulking. If the boat is to be trailored and used occasionally a no leak botto...
by joanroy
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: Progress with the Commander
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: Progress with the Commander

Craig, I've had good results with roll and tip urethane paints, but I'd agree that a perfect sprayed finish is the best. In my experience, either way you chose to apply a high gloss paint, the finish will only be as good as the the fairness of the substrate. How bout a photo?
by joanroy
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 48609 Preserve Plan
Replies: 4
Views: 587

Re: 48609 Preserve Plan

Steve, I just think it's so interesting and rare to find a CC from 1939 in unrestored original condition. Must be a great story to go along with it? Glad she's being preserved. Thanks for the photos!
by joanroy
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 48609 Preserve Plan
Replies: 4
Views: 587

Re: 48609 Preserve Plan

I always chose preserved over full restored unless the boats just gone past the point of preservation. I'm an old guy and I like old boats that look old. The perfect restorations are great but kinda boring to my eye next to a user vintage original. Love the old patina! Takes many years to get that l...
by joanroy
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Oil for the new engine
Replies: 10
Views: 785

Re: Oil for the new engine

I'd go with what the builder recommended just in case of a warranty issue. Anything with Marine stamped on it is always twice the price. Usually marinized products are of a higher quality and more suited to a harsh environment. Fire that baby up! Good Luck!
by joanroy
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: New Engine arrival
Replies: 7
Views: 959

Re: New Engine arrival

Wow! That's a purdy nice looking engine you've got there. Can't wait to see it bolted onto those new stringers. Looking Good!
by joanroy
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 181
Views: 23833

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

Rob, I noticed in your photo of the frame repair the back side of what appears to be your interior covering paneling. Do you know what that stuff is called and what Its made of?
by joanroy
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Transmission teardown
Replies: 8
Views: 837

Re: Transmission teardown

Sorry, can't help. I'm afraid rebuilding transmissions is beyond my mechanical capabilities. Still interesting to kinda see how it's done. Thanks for posting!
by joanroy
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Tach drive technical advise
Replies: 5
Views: 720

Re: Tach drive technical advise

My distributors turn the same way in my counter rotating 350's. I think some do and some don't. I'd check with your engine supplier.
by joanroy
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Hull Construction
Topic: UH-OH!
Replies: 14
Views: 1780

Re: UH-OH!

Looking Good! I don't envy you the grinding of the glass part of the job. Did a lot of that back in the 70's when I built glass sail boats. I'm still itchey. Carry On!
by joanroy
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Hull Construction
Topic: UH-OH!
Replies: 14
Views: 1780

Re: UH-OH!

The difference is in the design and the intended use. A ski boat is built to go fast over relatively smooth water and a Comander is built to take some pounding through the chop. Both well built boats.
by joanroy
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Hull Construction
Topic: UH-OH!
Replies: 14
Views: 1780

Re: UH-OH!

I've done some glass work, but not enough to say I'm good at it. Hope you'll continue to post photos as you go along so we can see how you go about it. Nice Fiberclassic! Good Luck!