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by [email protected]
Thu Nov 11, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1956 17' Sportsman 5200 Bottom
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: 1956 17' Sportsman 5200 Bottom

Thanks for the confirmation of epoxy for the glue joint. The plan is for a 5200 bottom. I have watched a couple of your videos. They are helpful. Thanks, Greg
by [email protected]
Tue Nov 09, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1956 17' Sportsman 5200 Bottom
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: 1956 17' Sportsman 5200 Bottom

Thanks for the feedback. I will do as you suggest with one exception. I have done a little research and the consensus seems to be that the thickened epoxy is the best choice for the glue joint.
Greg
by [email protected]
Mon Nov 08, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1956 17' Sportsman 5200 Bottom
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: 1956 17' Sportsman 5200 Bottom

I'm having difficulty finding 17' planks for the Chines. The longest planks I can find are 16'. I'm thinking about using Sapele for the replacement chines and scarfing two pieces together somewhere toward the aft of the hull where the bend is very gentle. Has anyone made their chines out of two piec...
by [email protected]
Mon Nov 01, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1956 17' Sportsman 5200 Bottom
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: 1956 17' Sportsman 5200 Bottom

Hi Mark,

I am also in Massachusetts. Who is your supplier or sawmill?

Thanks,
Greg
by [email protected]
Mon Nov 01, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1956 17' Sportsman 5200 Bottom
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: 1956 17' Sportsman 5200 Bottom

Thanks for the input. That's good to hear. I guess I spoke too soon about the Chines being in good shape. Starboard Chine has a crack at a frame around the dash board. Now, what to do about it? I'd prefer not to replace the whole Chine, but I want to do the right thing. StarboardChine.jpg StarboardC...
by [email protected]
Mon Nov 01, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1956 17' Sportsman 5200 Bottom
Replies: 10
Views: 756

1956 17' Sportsman 5200 Bottom

Hi All, I bought a 1956 Sportsman that the previous owner started to restore in 2001. He passed away in 2012. I acquired the boat from his daughter so there is limited knowledge of the restoration process. There was a West system bottom on it, but many of the bottom planks were cracked. I have remov...
by [email protected]
Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1956 Sportsman 17 K Engine Prop shaft length
Replies: 7
Views: 723

Re: 1956 Sportsman 17 K Engine Prop shaft length

Here are some pictures of what I have. I have never seen how the motor mounts are bolted to the stringers in a Chris Craft. Do you have any pictures. Does the motor mount bolt go through the stringers or just into the wedged blocks. If they go through the stringers, I don't understand how you would ...
by [email protected]
Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1956 CC Sportsman Rudder Removal
Replies: 4
Views: 928

Re: 1956 CC Sportsman Rudder Removal

Thanks guys. The bolt was steel with highly corroded had and nut. I cut the head and nut off and had to drill it out. Not fun!
by [email protected]
Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1956 Sportsman 17 K Engine Prop shaft length
Replies: 7
Views: 723

Re: 1956 Sportsman 17 K Engine Prop shaft length

Jim, Thanks very much. This presents an issue of knowing where to position the engine in the boat. Since the K engine was not in the boat when I received it and the mounts that were in the boat were for some other engine, I'm going to have to figure out where it should be positioned in order to dete...
by [email protected]
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1956 CC Sportsman Rudder Removal
Replies: 4
Views: 928

Re: 1956 CC Sportsman Rudder Removal

Thanks. I was referring to the horizontal bolt when i asked if it was threaded into the arm or if it was just a through bolt with a nut. I could not loosen the bolt so I had to cut it and drill it out. Still working on it.
by [email protected]
Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1956 Sportsman 17 K Engine Prop shaft length
Replies: 7
Views: 723

1956 Sportsman 17 K Engine Prop shaft length

I recently purchased the boat. The owner, who has since passed, bought a K engine and had it rebuilt. It has never been in the boat. There was no engine in the boat when I bought it, but the motor mounts were not Mounts for a K engine. The prop shaft was in the boat, but I suspect it was from a diff...
by [email protected]
Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1956 CC Sportsman Rudder Removal
Replies: 4
Views: 928

1956 CC Sportsman Rudder Removal

Hi All, I'm new to the Chris Craft Club. I have a 1956 17' Sportsman. I am trying to drop the rudder, but I can't release the steering arm from the rudder post. I assume there is a bolt that closes the arm around the rudder post. If in fact it is a bolt with a nut on the end, I will cut the bolt if ...