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by maritimeclassics
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: installing new sideplanks
Replies: 13
Views: 1067

Re: installing new sideplanks

I have edge glued the side planks before with thickened epoxy and it works. At some point the boat is going to move and flex from use, change in moisture levels or the vibration of trailering. There is a chance that the plank will crack in the middle of the plank rather then on the seam. It happened...
by maritimeclassics
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1955 17 ft Chris Craft alignment
Replies: 11
Views: 244

Re: 1955 17 ft Chris Craft alignment

There should be a little play from side to side on the bolt going through the engine mounting brackets. Loosen the lag bolts and take a 2X4 wedged between the motor and the stringer and try to move the engine over a bit. It won't take much. Then check it and tighten it down. How are you engine mount...
by maritimeclassics
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull Construction
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: Hull Construction

I agree with Don, and I think plywood inner bottom was on some models and not others. You started seeing it around 1953 but I have restored a few 1955 18' and 21' Cobra's which all had mahogany diagonal inner bottoms on them. Then sometime in 1957 you see every boat with a plywood inner bottom. That...
by maritimeclassics
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Type of planking
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: Type of planking

We use African on the bottoms and frames here.
by maritimeclassics
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Looking for Help Deciphering My Hull Card...
Replies: 12
Views: 435

Re: Looking for Help Deciphering My Hull Card...

I will try to get some pictures of the lights, switch and lock. I have them somewhere in my computer :shock:
by maritimeclassics
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Looking for Help Deciphering My Hull Card...
Replies: 12
Views: 435

Re: Looking for Help Deciphering My Hull Card...

Early boats from Chris Craft had them. The 1930 20' that I restored had one in the engine compartment. The 1929 we are restoring now has 2 in the engine compartment and the 2 1929 28' had 2 in the engine compartment as well. They all came with the same style switch and light bulb socket. It said not...
by maritimeclassics
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: installing new sideplanks
Replies: 13
Views: 1067

Re: installing new sideplanks

We use 5200 to bed the side planks and new bronze fasteners. You only want to do this one time and you want to lessen the plank seams showing up through the varnish. Build it solid and strong.
by maritimeclassics
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Bottom Paints...
Replies: 8
Views: 2606

Re: Bottom Paints...

Good choice, let us know how she hold up.
by maritimeclassics
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Continental wiring diagram
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Re: Continental wiring diagram

Do you have the old wiring to go by for colors? Around the time that boat was built was a transition year for wiring. You may have a mix of cloth and vinyl wire and how it was affixed to the stringer back to the engine. Not sure if you are going for factory original but if you need any information o...
by maritimeclassics
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Rudder
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: Rudder

We use BoatLife to bed running gear in our shop.
by maritimeclassics
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1931 Model 199 Seat Cushion Configuration
Replies: 10
Views: 656

Re: 1931 Model 199 Seat Cushion Configuration

They didn't have a line drawing of the boat? It would show a top view and show the cushions. Also they may say in an advertisement or some paperwork that is seats 4 comfortably which would mean it would take 4 cushions one for every person.
by maritimeclassics
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1931 Model 199 Seat Cushion Configuration
Replies: 10
Views: 656

Re: 1931 Model 199 Seat Cushion Configuration

The Mariners Museum should have drawing of that boat and that should give you the information you need. I believe there were 2 cushions in each cockpit on that boat
by maritimeclassics
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Flax
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: Flax

Its most likely 1/4 inch packing but to make sure you should measure it. Take the diameter of the shaft which is probably 1 inch and the diameter of the inside of the inner packing nut which should be 1 1/2. Then you subtract the shaft from the ID of the nut and you get 1/2 inch divided by 2 that eq...
by maritimeclassics
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1965 283 Chevy engine: Generator vs. alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 763

Re: 1965 283 Chevy engine: Generator vs. alternator

It sounds like the best thing to do is remove the generator and take it to a good starter generator repair shop and have it tested. They can tell you whether it is working correctly and if not rebuild it for you.
by maritimeclassics
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: installing new sideplanks
Replies: 13
Views: 1067

Re: installing new sideplanks

We try to plank the sides when the boat is upside down. It is also much easier to fair the hull in the upside down position.
by maritimeclassics
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 18' Riviera
Replies: 8
Views: 1230

Re: 18' Riviera

If the engine has not been run in a while it would be a good idea to put a new impeller in the water pump. Then you know its good. Like Jim said go through the fuel system and start it. If she fires up I would then do a full tune up then if she runs but not so good you may have to re-build the carbu...
by maritimeclassics
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Seat Cushions
Replies: 10
Views: 1215

Re: Seat Cushions

I'm thinking mid August if that works for you. That way you can use it and then we will have time before the show.
by maritimeclassics
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Seat Cushions
Replies: 10
Views: 1215

Re: Seat Cushions

Tom, we can do it, my upholsterer has Kapock on hand. Good call Matt, we can just add some to the inner bag.
by maritimeclassics
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1959 CC Ski 18'
Replies: 13
Views: 1373

Re: 1959 CC Ski 18'

I have never seen 2 temp gauges in a runabout but my 1961 25' Chris Craft Constellation has a factory 283 with 2 temp gauges and 2 sending units on the engine.
by maritimeclassics
Tue May 29, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: installing new sideplanks
Replies: 13
Views: 1067

Re: installing new sideplanks

We don't, you don't want any to be visible when you sand and then stain the hull. You can see the 5200 in the seams and the stain won't stick to it.
by maritimeclassics
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 5gallon pail of 5200
Replies: 6
Views: 1283

Re: 5gallon pail of 5200

We just get it a bit warm and don't use a tip and you can empty a tube real quick.
by maritimeclassics
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Finishing deck
Replies: 2
Views: 730

Re: Finishing deck

When you varnish roll in the same direction of the grooves. If you go across them with the roller they will fill up. When we get ready to caulk the seams we always run a piece of 80 grit folded up so it is tight in the seam and clean them all out. Best case is that you have bare wood on each side of...
by maritimeclassics
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1941 C/C buckskin vinyl
Replies: 5
Views: 793

Re: 1941 C/C buckskin vinyl

If you looking for the pigskin leather you could try Macatawa Bay they may have some. I can have some made from my supplier if you want to go with leather. It really isn't pig skin because they use cow hide and color it and then give it texture to mach a pig hide. Do you have the hull card because I...
by maritimeclassics
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??
Replies: 44
Views: 5611

Re: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??

Thanks Don, that's a good explanation and the way it should be done.
by maritimeclassics
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??
Replies: 44
Views: 5611

Re: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??

I really think you should have the seams tight on the inner bottom. The outer bottom you could have 1/8 seam gaps but not the inner. I know you are following the Don Danenburg method and I am pretty sure his inner bottoms are tight. You shouldn't have to fair the inner bottom. Plane the inner planki...
by maritimeclassics
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??
Replies: 44
Views: 5611

Re: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??

I think I am reading this right. You have spaces between you inner diagonal
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planking? I would think you want your inner bottom tight and then the outer planking with a seam gap.
by maritimeclassics
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: floor mats
Replies: 10
Views: 1690

Re: floor mats

Thanks, we finished "Over the Top" a couple of years ago. It turned out really nice and then sold to someone in Minnesota. I haven't changed the project list in a while...I should probably do that.
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by maritimeclassics
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: floor mats
Replies: 10
Views: 1690

Re: floor mats

Don Vogt wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:19 am
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.
That is were we get it from.
That is were we get it from
by maritimeclassics
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??
Replies: 44
Views: 5611

Re: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??

Chris Craft never had gaps between there bottom planks on a runabout when new from the factory. It seams silly to me that someone would do that when the planks are not going to move that much and your just going to create more problems down the road. If you bed a planks completely with 5200 the only...
by maritimeclassics
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Deck toe rail on 16' Garwood
Replies: 12
Views: 1636

Re: Deck toe rail on 16' Garwood

Yes, but with 5200 you would never be able to get the toe rail off without ripping the wood deck apart.