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by Tom Gruenauer
Sat Nov 06, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1928 paddle & boat hooks
Replies: 0
Views: 4043

1928 paddle & boat hooks

I just installed my paddle & boat hooks in the anchor locker of my 1928 24’ triple. The question is how are the paddle & hook positioned underneath the deck. I have dimensions of them from a 1935 accessories catalog.
by Tom Gruenauer
Thu Aug 19, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Varnish over gold leaf
Replies: 4
Views: 4100

Re: Varnish over gold leaf

Thank you for getting back to me with your information.
I use the roll and tip method also.
Just waiting for the weather in WNY to get in to the lower 70"s to apply over my artwork.
85degrees and 85% humidity does not work for me.
by Tom Gruenauer
Tue Aug 17, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Varnish over gold leaf
Replies: 4
Views: 4100

Re: Varnish over gold leaf

Did you roll or brush over the completed leaf?
by Tom Gruenauer
Tue Aug 10, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Varnish over gold leaf
Replies: 4
Views: 4100

Varnish over gold leaf

Looking for advise on varnishing over gold leaf. It was recommended to make sure I remove ALL of the tiny specs of gold left behind. Very nervous about varnishing over the artwork.
Thanks
by Tom Gruenauer
Tue Aug 10, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: 1930 Model 100
Replies: 2
Views: 2269

Re: 1930 Model 100

My 1928 used #6 x 3/4 oval head slot.
Some people use stainless steel and polish the heads like chrome.
by Tom Gruenauer
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Clum Switch Lettering
Replies: 8
Views: 4456

Re: Clum Switch Lettering

Thanks :D
by Tom Gruenauer
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Clum Switch Lettering
Replies: 8
Views: 4456

Re: Clum Switch Lettering

Here is the finished product. Testers modeling paint put in with a toothpick slightly over filled. At 55 F it took 35 minutes to slightly dry enough to wipe the surface with a very small amount of thinner without pulling all the paint out of the indentations. After wiping once I let it setup again f...
by Tom Gruenauer
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Clum Switch Lettering
Replies: 8
Views: 4456

Re: Clum Switch Lettering

Thank you both for you help. I should probably do this before I do a plumbing repair in the house! :roll:
by Tom Gruenauer
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Clum Switch Lettering
Replies: 8
Views: 4456

Clum Switch Lettering

Looking for suggestions / help painting the white letters on my Clum Switch.
I watched a few youtube videos, looking for someone who has done.
Thanks
Tom
by Tom Gruenauer
Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Chrome Plating
Replies: 1
Views: 2859

Chrome Plating

I'm looking for a chrome plater within driving distance of Buffalo, NY?
Any one have any experience with Qual Krom or Advanced Custom Chrome both out of Erie, PA?
I really don't want to ship.
Thanks
Tom
by Tom Gruenauer
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: 1958 17' Custom Runabout exhaust pipe wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 2594

Re: 1958 17' Custom Runabout exhaust pipe wanted

Left over from a CC project (2.750 OD), as a last resort you can take 2 1/2 copper pipe (2.625) outside diameter pipe and slide it into the 2.750 and silver solder together to make something that may work.
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by Tom Gruenauer
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: What are you working on during lock downs?
Replies: 12
Views: 4928

Re: What are you working on during lock downs?

1928 Chris Craft 24' Flat deck Runabout. Installing the ceilings, floors and seat frames now. Engine went in this summer (1928 Chrysler Imperial 6cyl), wiring is complete. Varnish on the decks is done (15 coats), to cold in Buffalo to finish varnishing the hull sides (10 coats).
by Tom Gruenauer
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Paragon Trans
Replies: 4
Views: 3037

Re: Paragon Trans

Ron, Thank you for the info. I contacted Great Lakes and they were very helpful. HF-7 is a bit older than the P-31. Same internals. Same power capacity. Parts availability is a bit better for the P-31, and they have some parts and will sell to the public. Thanks again. Tom PS I searched the club web...
by Tom Gruenauer
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Paragon Trans
Replies: 4
Views: 3037

Paragon Trans

Does anyone know what the difference is between a HF7D-R and a P-31-R?
Both are 1:1 and right hand rotation.
Both came off CC 327 F.
The only difference I see is the ski pole mounts easier to the HF7D-R
Any help would be great.
by Tom Gruenauer
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: 1954 26’ Sea Skiff not going up to speed
Replies: 13
Views: 5619

Re: 1954 26’ Sea Skiff not going up to speed

A quick check to see if the distributor is advancing. Remove the cap and see of the rotor will rotate and spring back, if not the distributor is not advancing.
by Tom Gruenauer
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Navigation / Anchor Switch Wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 4569

Navigation / Anchor Switch Wiring

How do you wire the switches for separate navigation and anchor lights.
See photo.
Thanks Tom
by Tom Gruenauer
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Plank ID
Replies: 17
Views: 7648

Re: Plank ID

Here are some photos:
PVC and camp stove and turkey roaster forward 1/3
Insulated foam with duct tape with clam/corn steamer for the transom planks 12" plus in width.
Both got the internal temp over 212F
by Tom Gruenauer
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Plank ID
Replies: 17
Views: 7648

Re: Plank ID

Jim, I will give everyone a good laugh. Years of camping taught me that a propane camp stove boils water really fast. A two burner propane camp stove with a large turkey roasting pan covers both burners. I cut a hole the the lid of the roasting pan (know one uses the lid) at least that is what I tol...
by Tom Gruenauer
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Plank ID
Replies: 17
Views: 7648

Re: Plank ID

Don't be surprised if you have to steam bend the forward part of the sheer batten to get it to lay right. I had to on my 24' Chris.
Compound bend and twist.
by Tom Gruenauer
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: ski pole for 327F
Replies: 4
Views: 4081

Re: ski pole for 327F

I'm looking for the same drawings, I agree lots of info but not for the 327F.
by Tom Gruenauer
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KLC carb schematic
Replies: 4
Views: 2585

Re: KLC carb schematic

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The fuel may be getting past the seal at the top of the accelerator pump (brass radius / cast Iron C'bore).
My 2 cents.
by Tom Gruenauer
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KLC carb schematic
Replies: 4
Views: 2585

Re: KLC carb schematic

http://www.carburetor-blog.com/manuals/ ... manual.pdf
Not sure if this is what you need.
Tom
by Tom Gruenauer
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Dwell Angle for KLC
Replies: 11
Views: 7294

Re: Dwell Angle for KLC

You could remove the dis. cap, then rotate the rotor see if it moves and if it "springs back", That will tell you if the dis. is advancing.
My two cents.
by Tom Gruenauer
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Oil pressure drop
Replies: 3
Views: 2213

Re: Oil pressure drop

Fuel pump leaking into the block thinning out the oil? Friend had the same issue.
What weight oil are you using?
by Tom Gruenauer
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Insulated Staples
Replies: 2
Views: 2289

Re: Insulated Staples

Thanks Jim, I ordered a box!!
Tom
by Tom Gruenauer
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Insulated Staples
Replies: 2
Views: 2289

Insulated Staples

I'm 1/2 done with my wiring and ran out of these staples.
Does anyone have some like the photos they would be willing to sell me?
Let me know.
Thanks
Tom
by Tom Gruenauer
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Do I need 4 wheel drive?
Replies: 5
Views: 3238

Do I need 4 wheel drive?

Thinking about replacing my Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3 with locking rear differential 2 wheel drive pick up. For the last 10 years I have launched /towed my 21' glass inboard (4000 lbs) with no problems. Hoping to finish my 1928 24' flat deck triple (5000 lbs) in the next few years. The question is do...