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by tkhersom
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Printable Ballot for 2018 BOD Election
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Printable Ballot for 2018 BOD Election

Even though the formal election does not start until November 25th. We would like to make this link for our printable ballot available for those who will prefer to print and mail in their vote.

Happy Boating! :D

https://chris-craft.org/wp-content/uplo ... Ballot.pdf
by tkhersom
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: 2018 Board of Directors Election - Biographies of Nominees
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: 2018 Board of Directors Election - Biographies of Nominees

DrRot: Scott has now found his voice.
by tkhersom
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: 2018 Board of Directors Election - Biographies of Nominees
Replies: 2
Views: 239

2018 Board of Directors Election - Biographies of Nominees

The 2018 Election of Directors begins November 25th, 2018 and ends on December 10th, 2018. Our Nominating Committee submitted the following names to be considered by our members for serving 2-year terms as Directors of the Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club. - Greg Nieberding (New) - Richard "Scott" Ocke...
by tkhersom
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Z Spar or Epifanes Varnish?
Replies: 13
Views: 4694

Re: Z Spar or Epifanes Varnish?

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. :D
VARNISHADDICT.jpg
by tkhersom
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Trading Dock
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Trading Dock

As of January 1st 2019 Trading Dock will be taken down. The Board of Directors of The Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club have made the decision to shut down Trading Dock due to it's expense vs benefit ratio. The board members and IT are looking into another option to add a classified section to our main ...
by tkhersom
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Laundering Sunbrella fabric
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: Laundering Sunbrella fabric

I was told by a canvas maker to use Oxi-Clean. It didn't seem to do much, so this spring I used Oxi-Clean and Bleach and it seemed to work better. Oddly enough the cleanest spot was where a cat peed on it. Anyone know where you can buy a gallon of Cat Pee? Don't think that would smell too good though.
by tkhersom
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Serving out my term as President, resigning BOD
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Serving out my term as President, resigning BOD

Dear Friends and fellow Chris-Craft Enthusiasts: I am reaching out to all of our members here at the Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club to thank you for allowing me to serve such a great group of people over the last number of years. I am taking this opportunity to inform you that I will be serving out m...
by tkhersom
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Most interesting breakdowns
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Re: Most interesting breakdowns

I REFUSE to use polyprop line! Can't stand the stuff. The first year that we launched American Beauty we were going to have her pulled on the Tuesday after Columbus Day in Damariscotta, Maine. If you know anything about Columbus Day in Damariscotta there is a HUGE event that weekend called "Pumpkin ...
by tkhersom
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Inside storage in Michigan
Replies: 36
Views: 9076

Re: Inside storage in Michigan

IMHO an unheated gravel floor garage is the best option. That being said an unheated cement floor garage is not a bad option either. I kept Yorktown in an unheated cement floor garage for many years. After drying our the bilge for winter storage I would on occasion spread some water under the boat j...
by tkhersom
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS
Replies: 23
Views: 1689

Re: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS

I'm surprised it ran at all timed to #6.
by tkhersom
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS
Replies: 23
Views: 1689

Re: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS

Thanks guys!

I will look next time I run Yorktown.
by tkhersom
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS
Replies: 23
Views: 1689

Re: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS

Interesting thread!
I am having a similar problem with an MCL and I have changed to Pertronix ignition. I have been expecting fuel delivery was my problem.
John where do I look for this coil resistor? Should it be removed or replaced?
Thanks guys! :D
by tkhersom
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Starting issues
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

Re: Starting issues

I was reminded today of another potential problem that can occur. (it happened with one of my WBR's today) :( Sometimes, especially if you have had your carbs rebuilt and have rubber tipped float needle valves, when your carbs dry out your float needle valve can get stuck in the seat and not allow g...
by tkhersom
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Starting issues
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

Re: Starting issues

After having a great deal of trouble with modern condensers I have converted a 6V MCL and two 12V WBR's to Pertronix ignition with GREAT success and am very pleased with the starting and running performance. That being said I think I have the larger distributors. If my memory serves me I think they ...
by tkhersom
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Lil' Plastic Thingy I Found In My Bilge
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Re: Lil' Plastic Thingy I Found In My Bilge

If it really is something of importance Dr. Rot will probably know what it is, be able to give you a part number, and have a new old stock version to sell you. :D
by tkhersom
Mon May 28, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Constellation Bottom Repair - New Member In Need Of Reassembly Advice!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1583

Re: Constellation Bottom Repair - New Member In Need Of Reassembly Advice!!!

Thanks John, Matt, and Don for adding to this thread. :D As you all know I LOVE the cruisers! Anyone willing to save one should be encouraged any time they can be. Don: Have you ever used Slick Seam? It is very popular here on the coast of Maine. I think the Interlux seam compound is very similar an...
by tkhersom
Thu May 24, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Deck Maintenance Varnish
Replies: 7
Views: 1112

Re: Deck Maintenance Varnish

Makes sense to me. :D

It sounds like you are going to roll and tip. May I ask what varnish you plan on using?
by tkhersom
Wed May 23, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hercules ML starting issues
Replies: 16
Views: 1843

Re: Hercules ML starting issues

Captain Nemo wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:11 pm

Watched the video, almost sounds like your starter might be turning the wrong way. IDK.
Good catch Nemo! :D

This is what I LOVE about Boat Buzz!
by tkhersom
Wed May 23, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Constellation Bottom Repair - New Member In Need Of Reassembly Advice!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1583

Re: Constellation Bottom Repair - New Member In Need Of Reassembly Advice!!!

Hi Mike: First I want to warn you that even though I own a cruiser I have never completed these kind of repairs, so what I am about to respond is NOT first hand knowledge and I am not a professional restorer, simply an armature. I feel it is important to know where your information is coming from. T...
by tkhersom
Wed May 23, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Deck Maintenance Varnish
Replies: 7
Views: 1112

Re: Deck Maintenance Varnish

Help me out here guys, I do not see the need for covering the interior if you are going to brush your finish. If you are going to spraying it would make sense to me. I guess it would protect the interior from any sanding dust. Maybe I answered my own question. :?
by tkhersom
Wed May 09, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 209
Views: 31128

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

robertpaul:

You are a GREAT inspiration to all of us cruiser guys! Be well!

Troy
by tkhersom
Tue May 01, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Windshield to deck rubber 1958 CC 17' Ski
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: Windshield to deck rubber 1958 CC 17' Ski

I purchased a brown one from Pat Crusse a few years back. http://www.crussenclassics.com/ I did end up purchasing a white one from California Classics. http://www.californiaclassicboats.com/chris.htm I like the look of the white one. Be aware that if you purchase this molding for a 21' Continental y...
by tkhersom
Tue May 01, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: IPad: uploading Video
Replies: 6
Views: 863

Re: IPad: uploading Video

Mark seems to be on to something here!

Any video's that I have done have simply been links to youtube. Give that a try. :D
by tkhersom
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: zapping condensers
Replies: 19
Views: 3455

Re: zapping condensers

GREAT fix! :D

That would be a hard one to find.
by tkhersom
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hello Everybody
Replies: 4
Views: 1284

Re: Hello Everybody

Hi Marco: I would suggest also posing your question on Paul Pletcher's Commander forum. http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840 Paul is a Board Member of the Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club and he and his followers are very versed in these boats. Thanks for becoming a member! Troy Hersom PS: BEAUTIFUL B...
by tkhersom
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: zapping condensers
Replies: 19
Views: 3455

Re: zapping condensers

Had the same trouble with condensers a couple of years ago with my W's. Also had a set of points spring break.

My solution was to change to Pertronix ignition that I purchased from Fine Wood Boats.

Good Luck!
by tkhersom
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??
Replies: 44
Views: 6464

Re: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??

Poor Jacob probably does not know what to think now.

Thanks Guys you put a smile on my face! :D
by tkhersom
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??
Replies: 44
Views: 6464

Re: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??

Now that sounds like the very old Viking procedure for launching a lapstrake boat. Again, from the WoodenBoat magazine, in the letters to editor section. Apparently they shoved the boat off the beach and quickly shoveled ant's nests all along the waterline. The dirt fell to the bottom while the ant...
by tkhersom
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??
Replies: 44
Views: 6464

Re: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??

drrot wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:51 am
Troy,
Sounds like you read "The Boat Who Wouldn't Float" by Farley Mowatt
Haven't read it, but it sounds like I will have to find it.