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by Chad Durren
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Chris chraft dealer service trucks
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Re: Chris chraft dealer service trucks

Here's some shots of the trucks from the Hundley Boat Co.
by Chad Durren
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: 1946-48 20' Runabout
Replies: 7
Views: 1540

Re: 1946-48 20' Runabout

Gorgeous model, Bob. Nice work!

Love the details.
by Chad Durren
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Jabsco water pump
Replies: 5
Views: 872

Re: Jabsco water pump

Had the same symptoms with the Jabsco on my K a couple years ago. No water coming out after I installed a new impeller. Saw that the pump shaft wasn't spinning so I pulled it. Discovered a crack on the notched collar (?) on the shaft. The notch mates up with the shaft that spins the distributor. Had...
by Chad Durren
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Fuel tank measurements
Replies: 8
Views: 1272

Re: Fuel tank measurements

I had one made at Kehrig for my '69 19' Commander SS. I still have the original tank if you think the dimensions are the same. You are more than welcome to it. http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/q583/mcdurren/1969%20CC%20Commander%20SS/Fuel%20Tank/EE0B7852-0FD0-44DD-9E00-14CFCF14C365_zpsdl9zmd0v.jpg
by Chad Durren
Thu May 18, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Finishing a new, bare wood stern pole.
Replies: 15
Views: 1845

Re: Finishing a new, bare wood stern pole.

Sorry, one more tip... I refinished a raw wood pole years ago that had not been finish-sanded. I went right to stain and varnish. They are simply knocked-out on the lathe and may have scratches from being sanded with course grit sandpaper while spinning. To remove the scratches, sand the the pole le...
by Chad Durren
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Changing of the Guard.
Replies: 9
Views: 18893

Re: Changing of the Guard.

Thanks Al!
by Chad Durren
Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: Are there any XK 19 out there for sale?
Replies: 4
Views: 1383

Re: Are there any XK 19 out there for sale?

Check with Vince.

He has 2 XK19s listed on Craigslist. Both needing full restorations.

http://capecod.craigslist.org/boa/5936552709.html
by Chad Durren
Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Trailer Guides
Replies: 15
Views: 2289

Re: Trailer Guides

Clever idea. I'm always launching at unfamiliar ramps. Launching and retrieval is often hurried so I wrapped my guide posts in pipe insulation for extra protection. The rubber caps on the guide posts are glow-in-the-dark so I can see them in the dark.
by Chad Durren
Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Trailer Suspension Question
Replies: 31
Views: 3599

Re: Trailer Suspension Question

Looks like they are attached the same. The left side just looks to be more compressed than the right side. Nothing too complicated about leaf springs, adjust them so the boat sits level. The bolts could be loose or the boat just settled on the trailer unevenly over the years. Easier to adjust when t...
by Chad Durren
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:53 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Ski Pole Setup
Replies: 10
Views: 9934

Re: Ski Pole Setup

Hey Brian, any progress on the fabrication or drawings?
by Chad Durren
Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Shows, Museums, & Event Locations
Topic: Algonac Brunch Cruise
Replies: 8
Views: 23730

Re: Algonac Brunch Cruise

Cool video, Andy. Thanks for sharing.
Has me a little excited as we share the same engine and cam. Hopefully, mine will sound as mean as yours.
by Chad Durren
Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Floor Drain
Replies: 5
Views: 1638

Re: Floor Drain

It appears we are in the same boat regarding rear seat framing. Mine were shot and will need to be rebuilt. My boat is in current in the bodywork phase of restoration. Once that's complete, I'll start putting it all back together. I can share a few pics of seats from other's boats that I have been c...
by Chad Durren
Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Floor Drain
Replies: 5
Views: 1638

Re: Floor Drain

The Doug Fir and mahogany combo should work great, especially if sealed well. Some of my framing was fir as well. They were dry but not rotten. I snugged up all flooring seams tight when I cut the new flooring, trying to make the seams split the thickness of the frame below. As long as I can get a s...
by Chad Durren
Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Floor Drain
Replies: 5
Views: 1638

Re: Floor Drain

I've got the same flooring set-up in the '69 Commander Super Sport that I'm restoring. What type of wood did you use for the framing under your floor? If you used mahogany, then you should be OK with keeping the floor seams as they were originally. My frames were in good shape. I coated the pieces i...
by Chad Durren
Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: What does V/T mean on the Hull Card?
Replies: 10
Views: 1945

Re: What does V/T mean on the Hull Card?

Chattanooga? First Letter - Identifies Division: C - Chris-Craft D - Canadian Chris-Craft (CC Type) F - Fiberglass (CC Division) G - Fiberglass (Skiff Division) H - Houseboat J - Sailboat K - Fiberglass (Cavalier Division) O - Corsair Fiberglass R - Roamer S - Sea Skiff T - Thompson U - Canadian Chr...
by Chad Durren
Wed May 04, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Valve covers and intake manifold for 327
Replies: 15
Views: 2256

Re: Valve covers and intake manifold for 327

Here's a pic of the Q intake manifold. This will be a bit tougher to find than a set of valve covers. :D
by Chad Durren
Wed May 04, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Valve covers and intake manifold for 327
Replies: 15
Views: 2256

Re: Valve covers and intake manifold for 327

Takes this style valve cover, Jim. Go dig a set out of your barn!
by Chad Durren
Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Towing tubes/skiers. 1961 CC Ski Boat
Replies: 11
Views: 2286

Re: Towing tubes/skiers. 1961 CC Ski Boat

It is NOT advised. Like you mentioned earlier, it is a lift point, strengthened and connected to the keel for vertical support. Towing puts horizontal stress on the ring and can cause damage to your deck.
by Chad Durren
Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Special Race Boat Replica Project
Replies: 47
Views: 11396

Re: Special Race Boat Replica Project

Looking good. Can't wait for you to help with my project. ;-)
by Chad Durren
Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: De-Winterizing XK19 After Five Years
Replies: 22
Views: 3908

Re: De-Winterizing XK19 After Five Years

Thanks, Andy. I love drilling holes with my bit brace. An old family friend gave me an antique set of Irwin spur auger bits when I was a kid. Nothing better. As for the flooring supports, my floors were supported by blocks of ply set in a glob of resin. Crude but effective. I used scraps of mahogany...
by Chad Durren
Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: De-Winterizing XK19 After Five Years
Replies: 22
Views: 3908

Re: De-Winterizing XK19 After Five Years

I replaced the floors in my '69 Commander SS with 1/2 inch marine ply, like the original. I cut out the floors at the edges with a multitool, leaving an inch or so of glass attached to the hull so I could slide the new floors under the lip and glass them in like before. I've added additional floorin...
by Chad Durren
Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: where to find info about my 1953 sportsman deluxe
Replies: 13
Views: 2478

Re: where to find info about my 1953 sportsman deluxe

Congrats on acquiring SOB! I was wondering who was going to find her.

Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have about the model.

I have U-18-1013 (1952)
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by Chad Durren
Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Lost my head...
Replies: 6
Views: 1737

Re: Lost my head...

by Chad Durren
Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Now I know why they painted it
Replies: 14
Views: 2337

Re: Now I know why they painted it

I would think a chemical stripper would do the least amount of damage to your already delaminating ply. Are you after a finished "bright" hull side? You probably won't get the best results by stripping the ply, and then you run the risk of sanding right through the ply getting down to clean wood. My...
by Chad Durren
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Now I know why they painted it
Replies: 14
Views: 2337

Re: Now I know why they painted it

Famowood is a great filler and also stainable. It appears the prior owned repaired with expoxy filler (or similar) along the stem, which is totally fine because ended up painting the entire hull anyway. Not sure what Cavalier model you have. Some of them were painted hulls and some just had the top ...
by Chad Durren
Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: What Shape is the Fuel Dip Stick
Replies: 24
Views: 3522

Re: What Shape is the Fuel Dip Stick

Mine is mahogany (factory scrap?) It was dry, brittle and faded when I found it in the boat (I almost tossed it). It did not appear to have any finish or stain. But who knows? Years of dipping it in gas could have stripped it clean. I wiped it with some thinned varnish and mahogany stain so I could ...
by Chad Durren
Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: What Shape is the Fuel Dip Stick
Replies: 24
Views: 3522

Re: What Shape is the Fuel Dip Stick

My 1952 Sportsman has it's original fuel stick. It's shaped like a yard stick. Not sure what they used on other length boats and tanks but this one is accurate for an 18' boat and 20 gallon tank.

The lines are actually shallow kerf cuts into the wood. The numbers are stamped.
by Chad Durren
Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: The Red and White
Replies: 15
Views: 3513

Re: The Red and White

Great find, congrats!
Here's another one available with twin engines.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/boa/5193039659.html
by Chad Durren
Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: comander SS
Replies: 2
Views: 1243

Re: comander SS

Welcome to the club and congrats on the rare find! I own the same model boat (hull #28). Mine is in project condition and the gas tank has been removed. I can tell you it is not an easy tank to reach. You have to remove the seats and cockpit trim, to remove the vinyl, to remove the screws that hold ...