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by maritimeclassics
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams
Replies: 29
Views: 456

Re: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams

I don't. I looked through all of my memorandums from 1939 and 40 but didn't see it documented anywhere. Chris Craft got there steering wheels for a couple of manufactures over the years so it may be hard to find that out for sure.
by maritimeclassics
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams
Replies: 29
Views: 456

Re: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams

Here is the best example of a 1940 19' Custom Runabout that I know of. We have been taking care of this boat for many years. I worked on this boat with the late Dave Jerome back in the late 90's. The boat retains its original decks with the factory writing still on the planks on the undersides of th...
by maritimeclassics
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Looking for the best 19' Chris-Craft Custom Availible
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: Looking for the best 19' Chris-Craft Custom Availible

I think you are looking for one like this, this boat is in Michigan and we take care of the boat. I have worked on this boat for 3 owners over a 20 year period. I know them well and will keep my eye open for one. This boat is not for sale but there are a couple of them out there you just need to mak...
by maritimeclassics
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Bottom paint dry time
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Bottom paint dry time

That stuff stays pretty soft for a while. We apply 2 coats in one day and then let it set for about 5-7 days.
by maritimeclassics
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera
Replies: 19
Views: 1438

Re: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera

This is of a boat we are restoring now. On post war boats using phillips or reed and prince screws there is really no correct orientation to the screws. Even with straight slot from the factory they didn't worry about orientation it's something we do now for aesthetics.
by maritimeclassics
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera
Replies: 19
Views: 1438

Re: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera

The cleats should look like this.
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by maritimeclassics
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera
Replies: 19
Views: 1438

Re: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera

They are on there but there's only 4. If you click on the photo it will in-large and click on it again and it will zoom. On this boat there is only 2 on each side and that's the way I would do it if the boat was mine. There is one just in front of the windshield and then one just behind the hatch. I...
by maritimeclassics
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera
Replies: 19
Views: 1438

Re: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera

Here is a 20' that we did a few years back.
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by maritimeclassics
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera
Replies: 19
Views: 1438

Re: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera

Not sure I ever saw a factory cover. Do you have any pictures of the cover using the fender cleats?
by maritimeclassics
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera
Replies: 19
Views: 1438

Re: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera

The cleats were fender or bumper cleats and not for the cover. The cover was nothing really different then the ones we have made today other that the material back then was some kind of canvas and today we use sunbrella. I have a few pictures of the fender cleat location if you need that information.
by maritimeclassics
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: installing new sideplanks
Replies: 15
Views: 2260

Re: installing new sideplanks

We go back and fill any imperfections covering all seams and bungs with Fomawood natural filler or Ace hardware brand natural filler. It excepts the stain very well.
by maritimeclassics
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: installing new sideplanks
Replies: 15
Views: 2260

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: 848

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: 771

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: 466

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: 909

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: 909

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: 15
Views: 2260

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: 2845

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: 569

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: 514

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: 1070

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: 1070

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: 560

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: 1212

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: 15
Views: 2260

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: 1675

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: 1570

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: 1570

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: 1974

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.