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by Matt Smith
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Trading Dock
Replies: 9
Views: 176

Re: Trading Dock

The trading dock for some bizar reason costs a crap load of money to host. And no traffic to it, or uses it. We have the same issue on Woody Boater Classified. Its there, and doesnt cost much for us. But useless. I agree to take it down. Clean up all the loose ends. As to facebook, I also agree, but...
by Matt Smith
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Water pump
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Water pump

Ha! No one was more shocked than me! Great advice bilge rat
by Matt Smith
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Z Spar or Epifanes Varnish?
Replies: 12
Views: 4481

Re: Z Spar or Epifanes Varnish?

This is a personal preferance thing. The katzs Marina finish which is amazing, is Pettit. I have used all of them, and Captains fits me best. But thats me. You need to try them all. You will know when its right. Like running shoes. They wont make you faster or run farther.
by Matt Smith
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Water pump
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Water pump

Hi Jake, mine leak a tad. but a rebuild aint no big thing, and worth doing over the winter. Not worth the risk. You can get kits and do it yourself. Or send to get rebuilt.
by Matt Smith
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Recommendations for Critical Tools in your Onboard Tool Kit?
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: Recommendations for Critical Tools in your Onboard Tool Kit?

THis may sound nuts. But I have found that I use the tool kit that the boat came with. The folks at Chris Craft knew what would happen. HAMMER and a screw driver have been the number one tools used. in your case dont need a philips head. I do carry a set of sockets, but never used them, maybe pullin...
by Matt Smith
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: bottom paint finishing
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: bottom paint finishing

Its common on a mirror finish to sand between coats. One way to go to to sand like said in previous comments, and then roll and tip. Sand again with like 2000 grit. And then buff with finess by 3M. It will get the shine back after the sanding. Its simple if you think of it in grits. 220 is for set u...
by Matt Smith
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull Construction
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: Hull Construction

Another way to tell is sometimes there is a little resedue under the frames that squeezes out. I would say that if the bottom had been done it would have been a huge selling point
by Matt Smith
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull Construction
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: Hull Construction

At some point, and others can chime in, Chris Craft did Plywood inner hulls. My 1960 was that way. And I have seen others. I would assume it was earlier. I will add its better than the plank system and less soaking
by Matt Smith
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Interior color
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Re: Interior color

Can you post a photo of your Hull Card? I think FLAME is Flame red.
by Matt Smith
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: thumb screw hose clamps for a k engine
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: thumb screw hose clamps for a k engine

The most fun is when they are true original. patina and all.
by Matt Smith
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: thumb screw hose clamps for a k engine
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: thumb screw hose clamps for a k engine

And too get Super GEEKY, I would find out who made them. The screw part my be unique to the period, and some have a small stamp in them. Details make a difference.
by Matt Smith
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: thumb screw hose clamps for a k engine
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: thumb screw hose clamps for a k engine

From what I recall, yes. Also are easier to use. The big question is. Are you doing a show boat? Part of the fun for sure is making sure its the way it was delivered. Sounds like you have a 17, I think there are some unique details about the interior, and other cool stuff.
by Matt Smith
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 95 K Oil Leak
Replies: 23
Views: 1532

Re: 95 K Oil Leak

HAHHAHA Ya, I do it ll the time. Has saved me big time, Your eyes, nose and ears are all guages I suppose. I can tell if my carb is off by the way it sounds. I dont know how to fix it. but boy do I know.. HA
by Matt Smith
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 95 K Oil Leak
Replies: 23
Views: 1532

Re: 95 K Oil Leak

Oh! Thats a good point as well. Smell the oil. Stuff happens. This has been the summer of head gaskets..
by Matt Smith
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 95 K Oil Leak
Replies: 23
Views: 1532

Re: 95 K Oil Leak

Yup, I stand corrected. no Seal, and overfill could be the issue. Simple
by Matt Smith
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 95 K Oil Leak
Replies: 23
Views: 1532

Re: 95 K Oil Leak

I am no mechanic. Just a designer, so take with that in mind. I would say a couple drops is kinda normal. But sounds like a seal. I have found that over time these engines kinda get loose nuts. Might be a good idea to just go around and check those. Oil comes out of all sorts of places. I would call...
by Matt Smith
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Zenith carb
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Zenith carb

I would post a photo, also with carb numbers. Even if it says the KL comes with a certain carb, yours could be others. Stuff like this was changed all the time. Call Dave VanNess and VanNess Engeneering, he sells the kits and will help you diagnose which kit you need.
by Matt Smith
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Repower or rebuild
Replies: 8
Views: 770

Re: Repower or rebuild

Brian is a great guy and you are doing the right thing. Although I understand the debate for sure
by Matt Smith
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: HULL CARD - BILGE PUMP
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Re: HULL CARD - BILGE PUMP

by Matt Smith
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Repower or rebuild
Replies: 8
Views: 770

Re: Repower or rebuild

This is one of those questions that like a loop. There is no right answer for all. Just for you. I assume the real question is MORE POWER. A K is a very reliable engine. Also, the paragon transmission is really the hero. Makes driving a pleasure and docking. You will miss that big time. But the extr...
by Matt Smith
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: REAR DECK VENTS
Replies: 19
Views: 1277

Re: REAR DECK VENTS

Dang! And yes, this is like a true drama, Its always fun to learn something that will haunt you for the rest of your life, knowing that you will really never need to know it again. HA. 99% of my life is that way.
by Matt Smith
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 1959 17' CC Sportsman Light Colored Wood Surround
Replies: 9
Views: 666

Re: 1959 17' CC Sportsman Light Colored Wood Surround

Thanks, i understand, but the site is also here for others to ease drop and add to the chain. This way you get the collective experience of the crew. There are some great restorers that will jump in here that know the specific color. Its just a simple stain. The bleaching part is to create an even l...
by Matt Smith
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: K Series model differences
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: K Series model differences

Depending on your boat? What year, style? What did it come with? The K engine had lots of evolution like Don said. I also in 1937 have an H the pre-curser to the K. 75HP. Slight differences. The later models are more refined. L stands for long stroke and is usually associated with more performance. ...
by Matt Smith
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 1959 17' CC Sportsman Light Colored Wood Surround
Replies: 9
Views: 666

Re: 1959 17' CC Sportsman Light Colored Wood Surround

Oh! Egh, ugh, OUCH, ya. Strip, bleach, stain and varnish. Do it right and will want to rub your body all over it. YA, I said it. HA. Its gonna be winter. You can do it. And it will make the boat look like a bazillion bucks for very little
by Matt Smith
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Looking for the Photo Archive ...
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: Looking for the Photo Archive ...

Go to the Home page of the CCABC, in the nav bar you will see RESEARCH, That will open a tab, ARCHIVE. Or just click here. Its a little wonky so sometimes you may want to seach a two word term with "Quotes" https://chris-craft.org/historic-archive/
by Matt Smith
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 1959 17' CC Sportsman Light Colored Wood Surround
Replies: 9
Views: 666

Re: 1959 17' CC Sportsman Light Colored Wood Surround

See below the orange Attachments after you hit reply, Click that. it will ask to upload image or something like that. You may need to say something, and generally large images are rejected to help server space and page loading time. So try under 1 mg files. 1500 PX max. No need for anything larger a...
by Matt Smith
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: What Shape is the Fuel Dip Stick
Replies: 24
Views: 3403

Re: What Shape is the Fuel Dip Stick

Congrats! I have them and they are fantastic details. On Stinky which is a Prerestoric boat, I dirt stained the stick so it looks old and ratty to match the boat. Looks fantastic.
by Matt Smith
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: General Error
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Re: General Error

We used to have this same issue at WoodyBoater. It was a server issue. To save money the site may be sharing space on servers. When it spikes for any reason, it kicks it off. This becomes an issue and the site should be upgraded or moved to another server host that monitors it better. This can be fr...
by Matt Smith
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Howard feed and wax wood polish and conditioner
Replies: 4
Views: 650

Re: Howard feed and wax wood polish and conditioner

NO! NO! And NO! Anything on that finish will be a beast to refresh which is really what you need. Some folks use 3M Finesse, its a very fine buffing material. Its used to polish up the varnish. But its end of the season, so get two coats on her over the winter. If you let it go too long, it will get...
by Matt Smith
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1956 Continental Crash pad details
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: 1956 Continental Crash pad details

Hi Steve I wonder if there will be a perfect one in Port Huron next week at the big show. Then you can ask folks in person. The guys at Woodies Restorations might have a kit and they do have the knowledge-http://www.woodiesrestorations.com/divisions.html