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by jnbailey71
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: water pump grease
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: water pump grease

Thanks for the peace of mind Greg!
by jnbailey71
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: water pump grease
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: water pump grease

Per another suggestion I am using Quicksilver 2-4-C Marine Lubricant with PTFE has anyone had any issues with that grease? I've also seen Classic Boat Connection selling Castrol Pyroplex Gold but my research tells me that stuff isnt made any more.
by jnbailey71
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Windshield to deck rubber 1958 CC 17' Ski
Replies: 1
Views: 607

Re: Windshield to deck rubber 1958 CC 17' Ski

Hey Tony- Check this site out, this was the only place I could find the gasket needed for my plexiglass windshield. The owner wasn't easy to get ahold of but I eventually got what I needed.

http://californiaclassicboats.com/chris1.htm
by jnbailey71
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Fakebook hurting Boat Buzz?
Replies: 27
Views: 3986

Re: Fakebook hurting Boat Buzz?

I personally have stopped using boat buzz as frequently as I was for a few reasons. 1. The general decline of folks posting on the forum, it used to be exciting when I could sign on every day and read and see a bunch of relevant stuff to my restoration. I stopped visiting so frequently because peopl...
by jnbailey71
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull Construction- wood type
Replies: 30
Views: 4042

Re: Hull Construction- wood type

Hi Jim- Thanks for the information, can I ask where you are getting that information from? The wood I pulled off my boat didn't appear to be Ribbon Striped. The only part that did was the engine box. The styling addendum I got from the archives calls out ribbon stripped mahogany on the engine box on...
by jnbailey71
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull Construction- wood type
Replies: 30
Views: 4042

Re: Hull Construction- wood type

Thank you everyone for your information on this topic! Denny- thanks so much for all your detail, it really helped this past weekend at Homestead Hardwoods. If any of you are within driving distance of Vickery, Ohio, this place is worth the trip. I found the wood I needed for the stringers and the p...
by jnbailey71
Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull Construction- wood type
Replies: 30
Views: 4042

Re: Hull Construction- wood type

Should I coat the stringers and plywood I am replacing with CPES. What about the mahogany pieces I'm using for the frame pieces?

How will this change the color of the stain I use? What integrity does it add to the marine specific okoume plywood sheets I am using?
by jnbailey71
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull Construction- wood type
Replies: 30
Views: 4042

Re: Hull Construction- wood type

HA! Honestly my main concern... how soon will i forget that I'm on live stream!!!
by jnbailey71
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull Construction- wood type
Replies: 30
Views: 4042

Re: Hull Construction- wood type

Jerry- I will look into it, I like your idea and it would be great documentation for the memories. Antique Boat Center has this in their shop 24-7, pretty cool to check in on what they are working on!
by jnbailey71
Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull Construction- wood type
Replies: 30
Views: 4042

Re: Hull Construction- wood type

Thanks for the suggestions Jim- it looks like Condon also has the type of plywood I have been looking for. So far I've only been able to find Occume.... and they deliver!
by jnbailey71
Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull Construction- wood type
Replies: 30
Views: 4042

Re: Hull Construction- wood type

Thank you all for the input.

I'm thinking I'll use mahogany for the structural pieces.

John- if Fir is risky- what is a safer option. I don't want to replace stringers again.
by jnbailey71
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull Construction- wood type
Replies: 30
Views: 4042

Re: Hull Construction- wood type

Definitely not a good idea on a planked bottom...
by jnbailey71
Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull Construction- wood type
Replies: 30
Views: 4042

Re: Hull Construction- wood type

Yes- factory fiberglass and yes going to replace with resin over mesh like they did at the factory. Probably the main reason I still have a solid bottom, the condition of the wood underneath is unbelievable.
by jnbailey71
Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull Construction- wood type
Replies: 30
Views: 4042

Re: Hull Construction- wood type

Hey Jerry! I am just too much of a perfectionist I guess! I had pretty bad damage on the starboard side, transom was a mess, port side was rotting by the transom and rotting stringers. so I just went for all of it so it will last my lifetime. Only stuff that won't be replaced is the bottom and most ...
by jnbailey71
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull Construction- wood type
Replies: 30
Views: 4042

Hull Construction- wood type

I am peeling the skins off my Cavalier and replacing. As I come across other structural members I am replacing them as well. My question is- what kind of wood do I use? I was previously told white oak for interior pieces but I assume that isn't the same for structural pieces? What kind of wood shoul...
by jnbailey71
Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Ventilation Pipes
Replies: 6
Views: 1406

Re: Ventilation Pipes

Thanks everyone for chiming in! Good info here, regarding the fuel lines this was how I got the boat back after my dad sold it to a friend that had it for years up until last year. As you all know there are some seriously scary things uninformed folks Rig. I'll be purchasing a rayco tank with ground...
by jnbailey71
Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Ventilation Pipes
Replies: 6
Views: 1406

Ventilation Pipes

The tubes that connect to the air vents on the deck of my 58' Cavalier are all galvanized except for one that is copper. Doesn't really make a difference to me that it is as I'll be restoring them. The two aft vents are seen behind the front seat back. To two vents on the stern deck are hidden behin...
by jnbailey71
Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: When to Bleach?
Replies: 15
Views: 3586

Re: When to Bleach?

Yes! That is the same conversation I saw on woody boater, so I sent Frank a Facebook message. I am probably just being impatient but didn't hear anything back for a few days so I thought I would reach out to the club.
by jnbailey71
Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: When to Bleach?
Replies: 15
Views: 3586

Re: When to Bleach?

Who has vermillion stain? I have been back and forth with Sandusky and they need a sample to make it up. I also reached out to the gentleman that prompted the woody boater article referenced and haven't heard back from him. Any help?
by jnbailey71
Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: My 18' Sportsman hull ID was mis-numbered
Replies: 6
Views: 2040

Re: My 18' Sportsman hull ID was mis-numbered

My hull I'd is V15-970, this is stamped on my engine box plate and in the keel between the shaft log and the bolts for the strut. But on my bow much like yours the hull id is different and is stamped as V17-970. V"x" denotes the length, mine is a 15' but I always thought it was unique that the bow h...
by jnbailey71
Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Original Fiberglass Bottom on Cavalier
Replies: 5
Views: 1476

Re: Original Fiberglass Bottom on Cavalier

Thank you Al and Robert for the information.... I think Al's option is the one to go with, seems like the best compromise. Is the west system Resin the stuff to go with? Would I just shave the existing fiberglass on the hull down to the fabric roughly 5"-6" from the edge then use a 6" wide strip of ...
by jnbailey71
Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Original Fiberglass Bottom on Cavalier
Replies: 5
Views: 1476

Re: Original Fiberglass Bottom on Cavalier

I haven't had it surveyed but I think it is in really good shape. Everything is solid except for the port side stringer which is starting to show rot. I'm going to use a product to keep the rot from spreading.
by jnbailey71
Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Original Fiberglass Bottom on Cavalier
Replies: 5
Views: 1476

Original Fiberglass Bottom on Cavalier

I am restoring a 1958 15' Cavalier Utility- Previously I have posted about the options I have to replace a gnarly crack on the starboard side of the boat....from the wealth of information and opinions I have received I decided to replace both sides, transom and decking. I want this boat to last the ...
by jnbailey71
Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: My First Wood Chris Craft (1958 15' Cavalier)(K Engine)
Replies: 27
Views: 6769

Re: My First Wood Chris Craft (1958 15' Cavalier)(K Engine)

I would like to revise an earlier statement I had made that some of the runabout Cavaliers did not have the white band at the rub rail. After more investigation of my boat I have found that it did have white at one point but was changed. Crazy of me to think no one touched the boat from 58'-77'. Tha...
by jnbailey71
Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Chris Craft and Quality Control
Replies: 37
Views: 5489

Re: Chris Craft and Quality Control

Best place for your pencil in my opinion Steve A- Same place I keep mine!
by jnbailey71
Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: My first water test
Replies: 3
Views: 1073

Re: My first water test

Nice Jerry! Sounding good- has to be a good feeling.

Did you get your new Rayco tank yet?
by jnbailey71
Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Opinions for a few minor fixes on a K
Replies: 12
Views: 2129

Re: Opinions for a few minor fixes on a K

Hahahahaha thanks again Jim
by jnbailey71
Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Opinions for a few minor fixes on a K
Replies: 12
Views: 2129

Re: Opinions for a few minor fixes on a K

Jim- Thanks a lot for the tip with grinding down the wrench, it made this job super easy. Got all surfaces cleaned up and I am feeling pretty good that both the manifold to block and manifold end cap gaskets needed replaced. The end cap gasket was original and there wasn't a whole lot left, was a re...
by jnbailey71
Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Pulled the engine tonight
Replies: 12
Views: 2307

Re: Pulled the engine tonight

George- WOW!!! What a gorgeous job restoring that looks just like I want mine to. My Dad said and Grandpa still says that she was a real fast boat.... Judging by how light the hull is without the engine I can't imagine otherwise. I am going to send you a PM, I hope you can help with some of my quest...
by jnbailey71
Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Opinions for a few minor fixes on a K
Replies: 12
Views: 2129

Re: Opinions for a few minor fixes on a K

cc-woodboats- thank you very much for taking a look. I was hoping things weren't leaning that way, one thing I was thinking about- shouldn't there be oil or water also leaking if exhaust smoke is getting through? I am not seeing anything except for this faint smoke coming from the flywheel end of th...