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by chris.nackers
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Side plank seam repair
Replies: 12
Views: 1360

Re: Side plank seam repair

I posted a ton of pics in my restoration thread, but i ultimately decided to just replank it. Just easier and not that much money for the wood in comparison to everything else :)
by chris.nackers
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Flipping 23 foot Continental
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: Flipping 23 foot Continental

Looks great!
by chris.nackers
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: 1947 18 foot utility restoration thread
Replies: 9
Views: 594

Re: 1947 18 foot utility restoration thread

Here are my stock gauges back from Mark Clawson all redone, i also picked up a temp gauge. I just had a Stewart gauge, but wanted a Chris Craft one to match. He of course did a fantastic job with the repairs and the faces look brand new. My ammeter gauge never really worked and would jump or get stu...
by chris.nackers
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: 1947 18 foot utility restoration thread
Replies: 9
Views: 594

Re: 1947 18 foot utility restoration thread

Actually this pic shows where the rot was really well.
IMG_3642.jpg
by chris.nackers
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: 1947 18 foot utility restoration thread
Replies: 9
Views: 594

Re: 1947 18 foot utility restoration thread

Here's a few more:
by chris.nackers
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: 1947 18 foot utility restoration thread
Replies: 9
Views: 594

Re: 1947 18 foot utility restoration thread

And the cheek corners, not sure what I all want to do here yet, obviously some repairs were done.
by chris.nackers
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: 1947 18 foot utility restoration thread
Replies: 9
Views: 594

Re: 1947 18 foot utility restoration thread

Here's some of the transom planks removed. I ended up planing those off since everything was bedded in 5200.

Port side is stripped, i need to route the starboard side tonight and then remove the 2nd strake and then that side will be done as well.
by chris.nackers
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: 1947 18 foot utility restoration thread
Replies: 9
Views: 594

Re: 1947 18 foot utility restoration thread

Initial plank removal and unfortunately some rot i found near the sheer where a butt end was. Somone dug it out at some point and just tried filling it with 3m 5200, was a mess.
by chris.nackers
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: 1947 18 foot utility restoration thread
Replies: 9
Views: 594

Re: 1947 18 foot utility restoration thread

Few pics of the engine apart. That's been off at the machine shop since end of December, hope to have it back in a few weeks so i can start assembly.
by chris.nackers
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: 1947 18 foot utility restoration thread
Replies: 9
Views: 594

Re: 1947 18 foot utility restoration thread

Wow time flies, pics long overdue. Here is the engine getting pulled and then once i had all the chrome removed and lifted it off the trailer.

I have a gantry crane on the front and an engine hoist on the back lift point.
by chris.nackers
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: finally removed my engines for the rebuild and seeking advice
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: finally removed my engines for the rebuild and seeking advice

I cleaned my bilge a few times after acquiring the boat. Nothing worked as well as hot water and dawn with a scrub brush. My engine had leaked a lot of oil, so it was a mess, and old leaves etc. I was shocked at how well the dawn worked compared to other things i tried. I had hot water in my garage ...
by chris.nackers
Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: WI area - wood source
Replies: 16
Views: 978

Re: WI area - wood source

This should probably be answered by the professionals so I'm stimulating some feedback from them. I'm not familiar with a documented "plank layout" for these boats. As long as your current planks are not patched/cobbled and the end joints are all staggered, I would keep them the same as they are. I...
by chris.nackers
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: WI area - wood source
Replies: 16
Views: 978

Re: WI area - wood source

Hey all,

So i've made the decision that I will be replacing all the topside planks, just have found enough little things, it's not worth trying to save anything.

Was planning on going with red meranti, but if i'm replacing all the planks, should i be considering anything else?

-Thanks
by chris.nackers
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: WI area - wood source
Replies: 16
Views: 978

Re: WI area - wood source

I guess the other thing i'm trying to figure out is how much wood and what lengths to order. In terms of what makes the most sense. I don't think i need anything over 12 feet and all are under 7" wide except for that top strake. I should check the drawings i got from Mariners, can't remember if the ...
by chris.nackers
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: WI area - wood source
Replies: 16
Views: 978

Re: WI area - wood source

We have done a couple of 17' deluxe model Chris craft and always go to 1/2 inch planking. You are only talking 1/16th of an inch and it makes for a stronger boat and you don't have to worry about fairing if you frames are fair. I would go with 6/4 lumber re-sawn in half then plane to 1/2 inch thick...
by chris.nackers
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: WI area - wood source
Replies: 16
Views: 978

Re: WI area - wood source

Dug in my research packet and found a scan of a the wood sizes and things.

Side planks are 1/2"
Bottom is 5/8"
Deck is 7/16"
Transom is 1/2"

At least that was original it looks like. I will still measure to see what was put on the 1st plank.
by chris.nackers
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Side plank seam repair
Replies: 12
Views: 1360

Re: Side plank seam repair

Ah, nice. That bracket wouldn't be too hard to build.
by chris.nackers
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: WI area - wood source
Replies: 16
Views: 978

Re: WI area - wood source

Hey all, looking for recommendations on where people have gotten their wood from around the WI area. I will need to pick up some wood to replace old side planks probably in the next month. Also what is the recommended mahogany? According to Dan's book, looks like 6/4 resawn to 1/2" is appropriate. ...
by chris.nackers
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Side plank seam repair
Replies: 12
Views: 1360

Re: Side plank seam repair

OK, From one garage restorer to another. From what I'm gathering the bottom topside plank is bedded to the newer bottom (which it should be)and hopefully a new plank like the bottom wood. Please tell me yes... I highly recommend replacing all the topside planks since your right there. You can also ...
by chris.nackers
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: 1947 18 foot utility restoration thread
Replies: 9
Views: 594

1947 18 foot utility restoration thread

It's about a boat out of water, so figured this was the appropriate place :) I figured it would be good to have everything in one place, not only for myself but others as well. After hundreds of hours of reading, videos and research, i feel like i have a good game plan for tackling our boat. I've al...
by chris.nackers
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Crack in keel by rudder
Replies: 10
Views: 1067

Re: Crack in keel by rudder

Ok makes sense, thanks for the input, greatly appreciated!
by chris.nackers
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: WI area - wood source
Replies: 16
Views: 978

Re: WI area - wood source

drrot wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:51 pm
Did you try McCormick at Milwaukee and Bryan?
I did not, thank you!
by chris.nackers
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: WI area - wood source
Replies: 16
Views: 978

Re: WI area - wood source

Thanks, a bunch of searching looks like LL Johnsons is the closest "big" supplier around. I called and talked to Edensaw, they were great, but getting the wood all the way back here will be very expensive.

African is readily available, but i didn't figure that would be a good match for the boat.
by chris.nackers
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Crack in keel by rudder
Replies: 10
Views: 1067

Re: Crack in keel by rudder

Epoxy with some filler would be best. Make sure it's cleaned out and dry then mix up some west system epoxy and some 404 filler until its the consistency of peanut butter. Fill the crack completely, let it dry and then sand flat. So instead of routing out and putting a spline, you are saying just f...
by chris.nackers
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Crack in keel by rudder
Replies: 10
Views: 1067

Re: Crack in keel by rudder

chris.nackers wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:24 am
What’s the best glue to use?
Is titebond iii acceptable? Or should it be an epoxy?
by chris.nackers
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: WI area - wood source
Replies: 16
Views: 978

WI area - wood source

Hey all, looking for recommendations on where people have gotten their wood from around the WI area. I will need to pick up some wood to replace old side planks probably in the next month. Also what is the recommended mahogany? According to Dan's book, looks like 6/4 resawn to 1/2" is appropriate. T...
by chris.nackers
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Side plank seam repair
Replies: 12
Views: 1360

Re: Side plank seam repair

So tearing into this, quite literally. My splash rails are bedded in 5200 so removing them pretty much destroyed the planks underneath. Also the main plank I need to repair, which is the 2nd plank after the chine, the bottom edge was bedded in 5200 from the bottom repair whenever that was. That’s cl...
by chris.nackers
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Chrysler Crown M7 engine manual
Replies: 7
Views: 2519

Re: Chrysler Crown M7 engine manual

I was able to work with someone i know at the library (Univ of IL) and they digitized the copy they had:
https://archive.org/details/enginegasol ... 1/mode/2up
by chris.nackers
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Chrysler Crown M7 engine manual
Replies: 7
Views: 2519

Re: Chrysler Crown M7 engine manual

I have an original operating manual and maintenance/parts manual. So if anything needs anything from them just ping me.

The maintenance manual is the full tear down and specs manual.
by chris.nackers
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Looking for restoration shops in WI area
Replies: 8
Views: 1242

Re: Looking for restoration shops in WI area

Talked with a few people. Some places were 4+ hours away so haven't taken the boat there for anything yet. Thus far, i'm intending to tackle everything myself. Planning to strip the boat and refinish and repair what i need to. Pulled the engine this past week to work on rebuilding that as well. I've...