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by Mark Christensen
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Silicon Bronze Screws Snapping
Replies: 6
Views: 1020

Re: Silicon Bronze Screws Snapping

#8 screw x 2”. I used the tapered bit per the supplier. I set the countersink a little deeper and that seems to have helped for now.
by Mark Christensen
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Silicon Bronze Screws Snapping
Replies: 6
Views: 1020

Silicon Bronze Screws Snapping

I did a few test runs with my taper bit and some SB screws. In the pic you can see the depth I set the bit to. They seem to go in ok without snapping, but as soon as I try and back them out, they snap. This is going into white oak. I believe these are cut thread and not rolled. What am I doing wrong...
by Mark Christensen
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Trailer Legs
Replies: 2
Views: 925

Re: Trailer Legs

Your axle should have no problem supporting the weight long term. The tires on the other hand will get deformed. This product looks like it would work fine on gravel.
by Mark Christensen
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Open bed/hitch Minneapolis to Chicago
Replies: 0
Views: 750

Open bed/hitch Minneapolis to Chicago

I am traveling from St. Cloud, MN to Rockford, IL this Wednesday, March 29th. I have an open bed and an open trailer hitch if someone needs something hauled. I'm driving a Ram 1500 so I have about 9,000lbs of towing capacity and about 1,500lbs of bed capacity. Let me know if anyone needs anything ha...
by Mark Christensen
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 24' Sportsman Rudder Size
Replies: 2
Views: 600

24' Sportsman Rudder Size

I have a '61 24' Sportsman. I love the boat, but I notice that it gets super squirrely when crossing wakes at about 45 degrees. Before I get blasted for crossing waves at 45 degrees, I know, I shouldn't do that, but sometimes it's inevitable. I was talking to another 24' owner and he said that the r...
by Mark Christensen
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: New Hampshire Boat Title/Registration Research
Replies: 9
Views: 1346

Re: New Hampshire Boat Title/Registration Research

Jim,
Would you consider looking in one of the pre 1992 directories under Alphabetical Boat Builder Listings - Chris Craft - 1961 - Sportsman, and see if any of them are located in New Hampshire? I'll buy you a beer.... :)
by Mark Christensen
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: New Hampshire Boat Title/Registration Research
Replies: 9
Views: 1346

Re: New Hampshire Boat Title/Registration Research

That's the problem, I don't have a name unfortunately.
by Mark Christensen
Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: New Hampshire Boat Title/Registration Research
Replies: 9
Views: 1346

Re: New Hampshire Boat Title/Registration Research

That's brilliant. Not sure if it will work, but I'll definitely try! It says it can't force them to do research. I wonder if they'll just give me a dump of all boat registration information they have over the years. It'd probably be easier if they just looked up the hull number. :)
by Mark Christensen
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: New Hampshire Boat Title/Registration Research
Replies: 9
Views: 1346

New Hampshire Boat Title/Registration Research

I'm digging to find the ownership history of my boat. I have the hull number. Here is the rundown so far: 1961 24' Chris Craft Sportsman Hull Number: CUA-24-0007C Hull Card says boat was originally delivered to Chicago, IL - Title Search in North Carolina (where I bought the boat) showed me the owne...
by Mark Christensen
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Looking to borrow a trailer
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Looking to borrow a trailer

I have a guy who bought my 30' connie on ebay and needs to borrow a trailer to haul it from chicago to Maryland. He asked if I knew anyone who would be willing to rent a trailer to him. He would have the trailer brought back after the haul. Anyone interested? The haul would happen before the end of ...
by Mark Christensen
Sun May 24, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Really lost title
Replies: 5
Views: 1338

Really lost title

My buddy bought a Lyman from a restoration shop about 5 years ago. They had bought it from a guy who passed away in '93. They have my buddy a title but no bill of sale. He has since lost the title and never had the title changed over to my buddy's name. My buddy then sold the boat to someone and jus...
by Mark Christensen
Fri May 01, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Need a small amount of Mahogany
Replies: 9
Views: 2587

Need a small amount of Mahogany

I have a '61 24' Sportsman that I'm redoing the hatch on. The wood is shot. I only need some 5/4" mahogany. I need to assemble a 22" diameter circle. Does anyone have some scrap laying around that I could glue up into my porthole? I would pay for shipping and the mahogany. I just don't have any scra...
by Mark Christensen
Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Small Deck Seam Help
Replies: 1
Views: 983

Small Deck Seam Help

Kind of off topic, but I'm throwing my question out there anyways. I'm building a dartboard case, and I want to put white deck seams in. The seams are only 1/16" wide so that poses a problem for getting caulk in there. I thought about filling a syringe with white paint and just filling the gap, but ...
by Mark Christensen
Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 56' Chris-Craft, Dean Martin's - Innamorata
Replies: 9
Views: 10156

Re: 56' Chris-Craft, Dean Martin's - Innamorata

Can anybody repost the pics? The link is dead.
by Mark Christensen
Tue May 27, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Replacement gas tank
Replies: 25
Views: 4340

Re: Replacement gas tank

I was able to get the pickup off with brute force. Everything came off nicely. Unfortunately the bottom of the strainer looks totally fine. I did notice though that my shutoff valve when "open" was blocked by the nut for the fuel line causing my shutoff to be ~10 to 15 degrees from "totally on." I l...
by Mark Christensen
Wed May 07, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Replacement gas tank
Replies: 25
Views: 4340

Re: Replacement gas tank

The best bet is to drain the tank, take it out of the boat. Then leave the cap on and the valve turned off to heat the valve. Is an impact wrench ok to use on the fitting? i'd worry that if it's brass or copper that it would snap? Or is an impact wrench better than gorilla'ing an adjustable wrench?
by Mark Christensen
Tue May 06, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Replacement gas tank
Replies: 25
Views: 4340

Re: Replacement gas tank

I tried removing the pickup from the top of the tank but I'm worried about snapping it off. It was really stubborn. Any ideas? I'm sure I have that angled pickup. There wasn't any rust in the tank, just what looked like sand.
by Mark Christensen
Mon May 05, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Replacement gas tank
Replies: 25
Views: 4340

Re: Replacement gas tank

I would like to buy a new one, just curious where some good places are that are reasonable cost.
by Mark Christensen
Mon May 05, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Replacement gas tank
Replies: 25
Views: 4340

Re: Replacement gas tank

I have a good fuel filter, but the problem is there is a screen on the bottom of the tank that gets clogged by the stuff in the tank. So my fuel pump is getting starved -> causing engine problems.
by Mark Christensen
Sun May 04, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Replacement gas tank
Replies: 25
Views: 4340

Re: Replacement gas tank

I run only premium. So I think the ethanol issue is minimal.
by Mark Christensen
Sun May 04, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Replacement gas tank
Replies: 25
Views: 4340

Replacement gas tank

I have a '61 24' sportsman. I chased engine problems all summer only to find that it was my gas tank (I know I know. Should have been the first place I looked). Anyways I had a local radiator place clean it out but I don't think they got everything because i still have the same problem (albeit much ...
by Mark Christensen
Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Name this Outboard Cruiser:
Replies: 2
Views: 1818

Name this Outboard Cruiser:

I am doing research for a buddy of mine who wants to move on from his in-progress '56 18' Lyman Runabout to an outboard cruiser for his young family (anyone interested in a lyman?) He came across what seems to be a 1952 Evinrude film advertisement that has been segmented for a charitable college fun...
by Mark Christensen
Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Show Prep
Replies: 8
Views: 1928

Re: Show Prep

Where can you get the imperial hand glaze? walmart? auto parts stores? Can I do this the morning of the show and do it on my topsides and deck? Thanks for the help guys.
by Mark Christensen
Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Show Prep
Replies: 8
Views: 1928

Show Prep

Just curious what everyone here does to prep their boat for shows, especially regarding varnish. Any good products that give it a good 1 or 2 day shine? My varnish is in pretty good shape, but would like to polish it up for the show this weekend.
by Mark Christensen
Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Shows, Museums, & Event Locations
Topic: Lake Geneva 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 21220

Re: Lake Geneva 2013

I'm slip 114. Thanks Matt!
by Mark Christensen
Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Shows, Museums, & Event Locations
Topic: Lake Geneva 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 21220

Lake Geneva 2013

Who all is going to be there? I will be there with my 24' Sportsman and a project hydroplane. Does anyone know I'd there are power hookups at the Abby docks?
by Mark Christensen
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Wrong Carb for Marine Use?
Replies: 15
Views: 3781

Re: Wrong Carb for Marine Use?

well it sounds like my carb isn't so hot. I found what I think to be a decent replacement:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HOLLEY-4160-600 ... e7&vxp=mtr

Anybody have any thoughts on this?

Mark
by Mark Christensen
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Wrong Carb for Marine Use?
Replies: 15
Views: 3781

Re: Wrong Carb for Marine Use?

how do I know which one will fit my engine? I'm mechanical, but carbs are the bane of my existence... I really appreciate the help guys.
by Mark Christensen
Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Wrong Carb for Marine Use?
Replies: 15
Views: 3781

Re: Wrong Carb for Marine Use?

Good point Jim. I'll post photos this weekend when I'm at the boat.

Mark