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by maritimeclassics
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: 21' capri deck replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: 21' capri deck replacement

Steve, the saw and router method works for sure but my only concern is one false move and your deck is ruined. I go with the chisel method which probably takes longer but much safer in a couple different ways, at least that's the way I have taught my guys to do it. This method is for someone not sup...
by maritimeclassics
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: 21' capri deck replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: 21' capri deck replacement

We do it by hand with a very sharp 3/4 inch chisel. Lay the old deck out on the floor so you have something to look at when you need to. Then take the windshield and position it one the old deck just to see how it sits there (you may have forgotten if you took the boat apart a while ago) to remind y...
by maritimeclassics
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: wire colors for a 1939 19 ft Barrel Back with a M
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: wire colors for a 1939 19 ft Barrel Back with a M

The engine and year really doesn't matter. They used 3 different sizes of wire but we just use 2 because using a #12 wire in some places just seems a bit light. I have seen the #10 wire to the generator a #10 yellow with red cross stich but that was just one Barrel Back. I have a lot of pictures or ...
by maritimeclassics
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: wire colors for a 1939 19 ft Barrel Back with a M
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: wire colors for a 1939 19 ft Barrel Back with a M

This is the most common way I have seen it. #10 red on top to the generator and #10 yellow next goes to the start solenoid. #14 yellow to the start solenoid from the push button. #14 black to the coil and the #14 yellow all the way back to the stern light. The negative from the stern light is #14 bl...
by maritimeclassics
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1948 Chris Craft Runabout Deluxe Storage Cradle
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: 1948 Chris Craft Runabout Deluxe Storage Cradle

Shipping cradles are just as there are called and where for shipping only because they don't support the boat completely. It would work but I'm not sure I would not support the boat long term or winter after winter that way. The best way is like a trailer is set up with bunks running forward and aft...
by maritimeclassics
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Looking for restoration shops in WI area
Replies: 8
Views: 833

Re: Looking for restoration shops in WI area

Just curious, what would be a fair hourly wage to pay for antique boat restoration work?
by maritimeclassics
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: 1967 57’ connie
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: 1967 57’ connie

That's in my backyard and I didn't even know it was there.
by maritimeclassics
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Driveline vibration, what’s normal?
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: Driveline vibration, what’s normal?

That all depends on the RPM rate on the engine. I don't have a manual for that engine so I can't tell you what that is but you should not exceed that RPM rate. The 12x14 is going to give you more RPM but not by much. The best thing to do is to find out the rating for the motor and then run the boat ...
by maritimeclassics
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Driveline vibration, what’s normal?
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: Driveline vibration, what’s normal?

Yes it should be tight.
by maritimeclassics
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Driveline vibration, what’s normal?
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: Driveline vibration, what’s normal?

Vibrations are usually one or more of 4 things. 1. Miss alignment from engine which can be fairly easy to fix. It should be .003 face to face coupler to engine. 2. Prop is bent or out of balance. You can remove it and send it it for repair. 3. Shaft is bent. 4. Cutlass bearing is worn. To check it g...
by maritimeclassics
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1937 Chris Craft 19' Custom Runabout Bottom Woes
Replies: 17
Views: 4131

Re: 1937 Chris Craft 19' Custom Runabout Bottom Woes

I think 2 quarts may do it and you only need one coat of it now but I would mix it all and use it till its gone to see if you get 2 coats out of it. The stuff dries fast so it should be dry to the touch before coating again. I have had problems with it effecting the first coat if I don't wait till i...
by maritimeclassics
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1937 Chris Craft 19' Custom Runabout Bottom Woes
Replies: 17
Views: 4131

Re: 1937 Chris Craft 19' Custom Runabout Bottom Woes

I have been following this thread and it sounds like you are asking all the right questions and are going to be a great steward for this boat for years to come. You definitely have an original bottom that has not been replaced. Although in fair condition it is as old as the boat and in need of repla...
by maritimeclassics
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Restoring Deck
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: Restoring Deck

They never used plywood on the decks of Riviera. It should be solid 1/2 inch planking.
by maritimeclassics
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1930 Badge Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 777

Re: 1930 Badge Restoration

The proper sheen is to use semi-gloss black and then don't clear it or it will be shiny again.
by maritimeclassics
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1941 K Distributor Cap and Rotor
Replies: 6
Views: 977

Re: 1941 K Distributor Cap and Rotor

I don't have any numbers for the Napa but the Standard number is AL-5661X. It's probably the same box but Napa has there own numbers for some reason.
by maritimeclassics
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Missing Horn
Replies: 10
Views: 731

Re: Missing Horn

There were 2 major companies that I know of back in the day that provided horns for boats, one being Sparton and the other being Klaxon. They made mostly horns for cars at the time but did provide horns for boats. You can buy a new horn from a couple of sources but what you fill find is that they al...
by maritimeclassics
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Leaking Fuel Pump
Replies: 12
Views: 919

Re: Leaking Fuel Pump

If its the only way for now I say go for it but like Jim said do it right with a Marine grade pump and with a oil pressure safety switch. You should never run a mechanical fuel pump with out a oil safety switch to turn off the pump when theirs no oil pressure.
by maritimeclassics
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Fuel Line
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Re: Fuel Line

The copper bends easier. I believe that is what they originally used until the later 60's. Remember that in most boats the fuel line is the ground to the fuel tank.
by maritimeclassics
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Blow By
Replies: 4
Views: 696

Re: Blow By

You may want to check your crank case breather tube that comes off of the valve cover plate to the top of the carburetor. It should be right over the carb spark arrestor so when it sucks its taking the crank case fumes and runs them back through the engine. Also to boat should have good ventilation ...
by maritimeclassics
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Chris-Craft Today
Topic: Where have all the True Experts Gone?
Replies: 8
Views: 1382

Where have all the True Experts Gone?

I'm not trying to start something here but I'm noticing a trend that's not good for the hobby. There is a lot of questions that get asked here that do not get the correct answers and it begs the question on where have all of the real experts gone. This site when it started and quite a few years to f...
by maritimeclassics
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Pull switch knobs pre war?
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Re: Pull switch knobs pre war?

Neither one is right if you are going for factory correct. It should be a small knob with a knurled ring holding it not a hex bolt holding it in the dash.
Correct Knobs - Copy.jpg
by maritimeclassics
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Blond deck stain
Replies: 3
Views: 856

Re: Blond deck stain

Mike Mayer at Lake Oswego Boat Co. has the correct stain you need.
by maritimeclassics
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Screws for rub rail on 1960 Capri
Replies: 5
Views: 1794

Re: Screws for rub rail on 1960 Capri

The correct screw for the rub rails on your boat would be #8 X 1 1/4 chrome plated brass reed and prince oval head. If you use #6 you will find they are sunk into the metal to much and a 3/4 will most likely pop out over time up towards the bow where the bend is. Top Notch Fasteners have the correct...
by maritimeclassics
Thu May 21, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: 1956 Capri - Dash control question
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: 1956 Capri - Dash control question

Throttle but its missing the black knob on the end of it.
by maritimeclassics
Tue May 19, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: New trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Re: New trailer

We can make one and give you a quote. We made a really nice trailer for a 1953 35' Chris Craft a few years back and its super easy to load and launch. Let me know if I can help, Maritime Classics 231-486-6148
by maritimeclassics
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: A few more “what is it?”
Replies: 2
Views: 604

Re: A few more “what is it?”

The stud through the frame under the forward deck is for the horn to mount to. The 2 metal clips I don't think where original to the boat and neither was the funky copper pipe which looks like it went to the fuel system. The fuel line would have been 1 piece of 3/8 copper line from the tank shut off...
by maritimeclassics
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Round brass tag?
Replies: 14
Views: 1173

Re: Round brass tag?

I have never seen anything like that. Not saying it couldn't be from the factory but we have done a lot of bottoms and restorations for almost 30 years and Iv'e never come across one. The open end of the self-bailer should be over the top of it because that's where it would have been from the factor...
by maritimeclassics
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: K engine - no spark (1954 Sea Skiff)
Replies: 12
Views: 1544

Re: K engine - no spark (1954 Sea Skiff)

I would check it with a multimeter with on each side of the coil. If you have spark there I would pull the number on plug and and attach it to the plug wire, set on the engine block and see if there is spark at the plug.
by maritimeclassics
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Deck Striping
Replies: 17
Views: 4991

Re: Deck Striping

We do that so if there is any imperfections in the seams it blends into the deck color better. That way when we paint our lines we can make then nice and straight and even, even know the seam may not be.
by maritimeclassics
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Deck Striping
Replies: 17
Views: 4991

Re: Deck Striping

We clean out the deck grooves with a piece of folded up 80 grit (they get full of varnish in some places) at coat 15. Then we use mahogany colored SikaFlex in the grooves and making sure to give the compound a slight scallop to them. After the SikaFlex is good and dry we then sand the deck with 320 ...