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by boatmanscm
Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: silver welt
Replies: 0
Views: 1593

silver welt

I have the silver welt . You can get it from most , Auto upholstery shop , Provided they have it. Or you may have to purchase the complete roll of 250 feet. Be aware it comes in different thickness. I use a 1/8th inch vinyl welt with a sliver core. If you have no luck give me a yell. [email protected]...
by boatmanscm
Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: capri crash pad
Replies: 3
Views: 2202

Re: capri crash pad

contact stanley marshall [email protected] , will help if I can.
by boatmanscm
Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Seat Material
Replies: 5
Views: 2652

Re: Seat Material

The picture looks like a Twlight 56-Crous . it is made by naugahyde a good maker. You can look on line at Burch Fabrics Group, their hospitality /resi/healthcare/marine/recreation vehicles. The page is vin24 . do not use on floor. should work well on any seats. They are very nice and will send a cut...
by boatmanscm
Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:06 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Seat Material
Replies: 5
Views: 2652

Re: Seat Material

I am with Jim . The original vinyl was plain non expanded vinyl. Much thinner than todays expanded vinyls. Been doing upholstery for 40 plus years and it you cover and keep clean it will last longer than vinyls made today. Is there any stamped print on back cloth of vinyl. as a rule American made vi...
by boatmanscm
Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Engine Cover Rehab - U22
Replies: 2
Views: 1814

Re: Engine Cover Rehab - U22

It has been my experience that most thin pad under all Chris Crafts vinyl over wood was a cotton , called coach wadding. I will tell you where to find it very easy . Go to most any HOME SEWING STORE AND ASK FOR BED SPREAD BATTING . It comes in a couple types get the 100% cotton check the size , some...
by boatmanscm
Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Vinyl flooring
Replies: 6
Views: 4148

Re: Vinyl flooring

Try any upholstery shop that buys from keystone brothers they carry a couple styles . most states have a keystone for shops or try their online catalogue then find a shop to make order for you. you can look but only resale customers can purchase. hope this helps.
by boatmanscm
Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Lobster Red vinyl
Replies: 2
Views: 2079

Re: Lobster Red vinyl

I , belive it would be called by another name today , but the color is the important factor . I have had some luck using American beauty ,or torchfire , or cutlass420. I would say you should take a sample of the old vinyl to a auto upholstery shop . See if they have any sample books , should have at...
by boatmanscm
Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Headliner - Foam back or no foam
Replies: 4
Views: 2139

Re: Headliner - Foam back or no foam

Most auto upholstery shop will vary ,or can order from Keyston brothers in most areas. Trinflex has a sample card with about20 colors with matching hidem. Depending on. Application the matching hidem is the most important thing to do
a nice finish.
by boatmanscm
Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:01 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Gasket material
Replies: 5
Views: 3099

Re: Gasket material

I have had some success for boat windows at a glass shop. you could look online for a good substitute . If that has no luck , try a foam web site you most likely need a closed cell foam, I have used the materials from a wet suit on one project .good luck hope this helps you to find what you need .
by boatmanscm
Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: A Flooring Conundrum
Replies: 2
Views: 2313

Re: A Flooring Conundrum

I always used a contact cement using a paint gun with a quart bottle . The only way to attach them was to pull the floor screws and cut small holes in the new covering. then new washers and screws use as few as possible and a good spacing is important .If you leave it loose it will lift , slide and ...
by boatmanscm
Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Headliner - Foam back or no foam
Replies: 4
Views: 2139

Re: Headliner - Foam back or no foam

USE ANYTHING OTHER THAN FOAMED BACK . JUST LOOK IN A COUPLE OLDER CARS AND SEE IT HANGING DOWN LIKE A BALLON. HEAT MAKES THE FOAM ROT AND THEN THE FABRIC SEAPERATES FROM THE FOAM. YOU WILL HAVE AIR QUALITY PROBLEMS LATTER WHEN THE FOAM DUST GETS A WIND . I HAVE BEEN DOING UPHOLSTERY SINCE 1973 AND Y...
by boatmanscm
Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:42 am
Forum: Gar Wood - General Discussion
Topic: loose kapok cushion
Replies: 2
Views: 5860

loose kapok cushion

Does anyone know the thickness , and strap placement's 19.6 barrelback.
by boatmanscm
Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 24 ft holiday
Replies: 5
Views: 2787

Re: 24 ft holiday

The back sits on the frame of the aft seat box .in front of fuel ⛽.you should have a frame under aft cushion.
by boatmanscm
Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 24 ft holiday
Replies: 5
Views: 2787

Re: 24 ft holiday

The aft back rest is a plywood board cut to shape of opening . It rest on the aft cushion riser and hooks over 2 cleats just under deck level . TWO HOLES WILL NEED TO BE CUT OUT TA ACCEPT THE HOOKS/CLEATS .Should be some evidence of the location on the boat inner transom top board. CUT IT SMALLER SI...
by boatmanscm
Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Gar Wood - General Discussion
Topic: 1940 19'6" barrelback
Replies: 5
Views: 4100

Re: 1940 19'6" barrelback

would you know if the cushion bas is done like the Chris Craft . with leather along the nose of cushion base and 7" back it is canvas. Then the loose cushions over top.
by boatmanscm
Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: Gar Wood - General Discussion
Topic: 1940 19'6" barrelback
Replies: 5
Views: 4100

Re: 1940 19'6" barrelback

thanks I just found it. disregard latter request from me. Stanley Marshall
by boatmanscm
Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: wire article, Old Magazine
Replies: 0
Views: 1287

wire article, Old Magazine

Thought there might be some interest . I posted more ITEMS under ODD AND ENDS. page 2,3 1
I had difficult posting but I got her done ." AS THE LARRY THE CABLE GUY SAYS."
HOPE IT IS OF INTREST.
by boatmanscm
Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1940 19'.6" Gar Wood upholstery
Replies: 0
Views: 1551

1940 19'.6" Gar Wood upholstery

I have a project , barrelback , have the Spanish red leather . Just need to finalize the style of seat upholstery. The seams and loose cushions . this ones seat burnt in a fire. someone remade them in pleats with all foam padding. I know that's not correct, if anyone has a photo of the seats it woul...
by boatmanscm
Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Magazine PHOTOS
Replies: 0
Views: 1327

Magazine PHOTOS

Well a couple more ,Starting to see double , maybe laptop is not the best tool .
Let me hear if any interest in more. boatmanscm
by boatmanscm
Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: old magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 1560

Re: old magazine

I just started the task of going through the books I only get one folder at a time due to the fragile condition. current folder is 1939-1942. I would guess they go up to at least the 60's I wish I had some way to scan each page but too fragile to remove from binder. If there is any interest I will c...
by boatmanscm
Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Gar Wood - General Discussion
Topic: 1940 19'6" barrelback
Replies: 5
Views: 4100

1940 19'6" barrelback

I am restoring a Garwood and was hopping to get a picture of the correct upholstery style. It is a small run and rare boat , if anyone could help with any information or who might know that would be great. thanks 1940 19'6" barrelback Spanish red leather not sure on the style of seams and pattern fo...
by boatmanscm
Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: old magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 1560

old magazine

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A close friend came into passion of a ton of old books and magazines . he let me go through them and still doing so . Thought I would share some articles and advertisements.
Have many more not sure if this was the correct place to post.
by boatmanscm
Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: silver piping/hide'em for seats
Replies: 8
Views: 4048

Re: silver piping/hide'em for seats

1-HPIM2277.JPG I did a Chris Craft for a customer and found the silver welt under the many layers of upholstery it was silver but had no plastic covering I saved it and it is the same style seat as shown I have even made some for other customers. I purchased the welt with the plastic covering it do...
by boatmanscm
Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: silver piping/hide'em for seats
Replies: 8
Views: 4048

Re: silver piping/hide'em for seats

You might check out SMS out of Oregon they carry or make a lot of special items . It takes some time but my best guess would be them. the silver welt what size did you get? example 5/32" .
by boatmanscm
Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: sterring wheel
Replies: 0
Views: 1438

sterring wheel

Can anyone tell me the size of Chris Craft steering wheels , I BELIVE THERE ARE 3 DIFFERENT SIZES. . NOT WORRIED ABOUT YEARS BUT THAT IS HELPFUL. thanks.
by boatmanscm
Wed May 21, 2014 2:33 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Hidem Install
Replies: 1
Views: 1723

Re: Hidem Install

Hidem, is best installed when warm and the trick is to pull the hidem rather than lay it in corners . Since the inside curve is smaller than the outer you must pull the hidem a bit to compensate for the gather at inside edge. Also put two rows of staples inside at corners pushing the welt cords apar...
by boatmanscm
Tue May 13, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Upholstery Tacks
Replies: 1
Views: 1609

Re: Upholstery Tacks

I do not know who sells that style . But i do know the original boat tacks for American boats were blue tacks just every day tacks. they will hold up just fine in your boat if any concers once in place wipe with a oil rag then hang seat. I have redone boats after 80 years and the tacks were fine, so...
by boatmanscm
Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:54 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1956 Capri "Carpenter Special Flame"
Replies: 9
Views: 3987

Re: 1956 Capri "Carpenter Special Flame"

The search can be long , but it may surprise you it may still be out there. Maybe not the exact color , but that can be changed easy. the problem I have found is looking for samples . one way is to cross reference the material to a year auto if possible , the hard to find petiflute was used in 64 no...
by boatmanscm
Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:29 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: top Color Material
Replies: 1
Views: 1223

Re: top Color Material

If you have a photo of old top or something to start with could be more exact. if a cloth or a vinyl. I belive they were a off white or cream in color but have not seen very many. the ones I have seen new are toast in canvas. some older ones had vinyl and a good replacement for those ate Aqualon mar...
by boatmanscm
Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:13 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Need help with final touch on Capri Interior
Replies: 14
Views: 5138

Re: Need help with final touch on Capri Interior

Oh , some problems arise when the vinyl is cut in the wrong direction from the roll. The vinyl has more stretch across the roll than up the roll. CUT THE CRASH PAD UP THE ROLL OR RAILROADED. All the vinyl for crash pad is cut in the same direction up the roll. this allows for more stretch to get aro...