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by Don Vogt
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Hull Year vs year on boat title
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Hull Year vs year on boat title

Jim G is right. remember we are focusing on model year, not production date, for the purpose of accurately identifying the boat. Even within a series that runs for several years, there are often changes (generally somewhat subtle, but not always) from one model year to the next within the same series.
by Don Vogt
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: thumb screw hose clamps for a k engine
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: thumb screw hose clamps for a k engine

right. my '38 KA used that "flip barrel" too.
by Don Vogt
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: K Series model differences
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: K Series model differences

here is what i know based on research on the 1937-39 cc deluxe runabout. in 1937 they offered the K series engine, and it was billed as 85 hp. in '38 they did a KA (aluminium head) at 95 h.p. . For 1939 the standard K was available at a stated hp of 95. So it appears that from at least '39 on it is ...
by Don Vogt
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: What Shape is the Fuel Dip Stick
Replies: 24
Views: 3160

Re: What Shape is the Fuel Dip Stick

cool!
by Don Vogt
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Newbie Looking for Chris Craft Services in Northern Wisconsin
Replies: 15
Views: 1397

Re: Newbie Looking for Chris Craft Services in Northern Wisconsin

you're welcome. glad you found things of interest. worth the dues just there! this is good wintertime activity.
by Don Vogt
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Newbie Looking for Chris Craft Services in Northern Wisconsin
Replies: 15
Views: 1397

Re: Newbie Looking for Chris Craft Services in Northern Wisconsin

North Woody, this is great. Please don't forget the club archive that has a wealth of material like old sales brochures, engine manuals, etc. that also contain useful information.
by Don Vogt
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Inside storage in Michigan
Replies: 36
Views: 8587

Re: Inside storage in Michigan

i know of a situation where a guy had a thermostatically heated garage (bad enough) for his boat storage. during the winter the
thermostat malfunctioned and the boat baked all winter and ruined the wood. so it can happen.
by Don Vogt
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Newbie Looking for Chris Craft Services in Northern Wisconsin
Replies: 15
Views: 1397

Re: Newbie Looking for Chris Craft Services in Northern Wisconsin

thanks. However, one needs to understand that although the fellow who wrote that book, jerry conrad, formerly worked at the museum, it is not a "bible" and there are a number of errors in it. Yes, many generally refer to this series as the "custom"; however, if one looks at the sales materials here ...
by Don Vogt
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Inside storage in Michigan
Replies: 36
Views: 8587

Re: Inside storage in Michigan

answer no. 3 is correct. if you can remove loose seating, etc. to promote air circulation inside the boat, that is great too. leaving the cover on is not a problem. bilge should be dry for storage. Steve can winterize for you or advise you of the things to do.
by Don Vogt
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Newbie Looking for Chris Craft Services in Northern Wisconsin
Replies: 15
Views: 1397

Re: Newbie Looking for Chris Craft Services in Northern Wisconsin

Great looking boat, North Woody. there are those of us who feel that boats in this period (mid 30's, prior to torpedo styling) represent the height of classic wood boat design, with the natural color mahogany decks with narrow strips of wood, pointed bow, almost vertical stem, slightly crowned decks...
by Don Vogt
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Accessories installataon on our Ski Utilituy
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Re: Accessories installataon on our Ski Utilituy

reinstallation can be a challenge. for others reading this, best advice is to photograph everything before removal.
by Don Vogt
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1965 283 Chevy engine: Generator vs. alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Re: 1965 283 Chevy engine: Generator vs. alternator

You're welcome. How about some pictures of your boat? thx.
by Don Vogt
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1965 283 Chevy engine: Generator vs. alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Re: 1965 283 Chevy engine: Generator vs. alternator

mark, if your gauges are correct they should show whether the generator is charging the battery. there is a cut off switch, so if you are merely idling along, the battery wont be charging. If you have a good battery, the generator is working properly, and you dont have any electrical drains somewher...
by Don Vogt
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Cleaning the hull and deck after a long road trip
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Re: Cleaning the hull and deck after a long road trip

a small amount of mild dishwashing soap in a bucket of water works fine for me.
by Don Vogt
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 18' Riviera
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: 18' Riviera

Good question, speed demon. a lot of people struggle with this. First off, there are a lot of factors to consider in deciding what you might want to do to the boat, but creating a lot of value is problematic. Most important is what you want to accomplish with the boat, and what resources you are pre...
by Don Vogt
Tue May 01, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Fire extinguisher
Replies: 8
Views: 1335

Re: Fire extinguisher

There was this fellow Dan Sakas, who restored and sold them. wrote a great article about the different, mainly pyrene, fire extinguishers used in prewar days. It would have appeared in the Brass Bell about 12 years ago or so. Try searching for it in the archives. I believe there was an overlap of mo...
by Don Vogt
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1950 Riviera 20 interior pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 709

Re: 1950 Riviera 20 interior pictures

welcome, archman. A nice model. Do post some pictures of your boat.
by Don Vogt
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1941 C/C buckskin vinyl
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: 1941 C/C buckskin vinyl

Yes, macatawa's "pigskin" is about as close as one can get to the original. Not inexpensive, however.be prepared for that.
by Don Vogt
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1941 C/C buckskin vinyl
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: 1941 C/C buckskin vinyl

Bill, i just checked the cabin interior section of the buzz and there are extensive discussions there. Might want to peruse all of that, including the one titled "Russaloid?" Good luck. I definitely suggest you find an original (ideally out of the sun) part of the original pigskin to use to match an...
by Don Vogt
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1941 C/C buckskin vinyl
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: 1941 C/C buckskin vinyl

Generally speaking, i think the '40 had the pigskin russaloid, while the 41-42 had the aquamarine. (Do you have your hull card?) For a long time, the pre-war russaloid was not available, so people tended to use leather of the corresponding color if they wanted the correct look. I think i read somewh...
by Don Vogt
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1957 Chris Craft Sedan
Replies: 1
Views: 480

Re: 1957 Chris Craft Sedan

congratulations and welcome to the buzz. I am sure you will find it most helpful. According to Jerry Conrad's book, Chris craft, the essential guide, there are 2 1957 24' "sedan" models, if you will. one is the semi-enclosed cruiser, with serial numbers starting at SE-24-001 and following, and the o...
by Don Vogt
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: floor mats
Replies: 10
Views: 1677

Re: floor mats

Cool, mike, a beautiful job. also looks like you have a very interesting group of boats you are currently working on.
by Don Vogt
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: floor mats
Replies: 10
Views: 1677

Re: floor mats

Thanks, Mike. I see you are working on a '61 continental hardtop. cool boat, not many around. How about some pictures if you are to a point where the boat is taking shape again?

One of the last ones i remember being restored was Paul Harrison's, which i think was sold? "Over the top".
by Don Vogt
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Replacement Fuel Tank
Replies: 17
Views: 2625

Re: Replacement Fuel Tank

good points. My thought was that the main issue is to go to non-ethanol. Unfortunately, as I noted, it usually only comes with a higher octane rating. this may not be "needed" and of course costs more, but getting away from ethanol is the main benefit.
by Don Vogt
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: floor mats
Replies: 10
Views: 1677

Re: floor mats

not sure these days. might check restoration supply co. the boat restorers should know, like brian robinson or one of the other main restoration shops.
by Don Vogt
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: floor mats
Replies: 10
Views: 1677

Re: floor mats

here we go with the pre war floor covering.
08 tahoe pictures, etc 075.jpg
by Don Vogt
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: floor mats
Replies: 10
Views: 1677

Re: floor mats

cant seem to attach the photo now. will work on it.
by Don Vogt
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: floor mats
Replies: 10
Views: 1677

Re: floor mats

actually, i found that i have a picture of the floor mat handy.
by Don Vogt
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: floor mats
Replies: 10
Views: 1677

Re: floor mats

I believe it is the "packard" rubber, with the five or so narrow ribs close together, with intervening spaces between the sets of ribs.. dont have a picture handy but can get one if you need it.