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by motherofdog
Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Gar Wood - General Discussion
Topic: 1940 Models 150-155 GarWood
Replies: 1
Views: 2699

1940 Models 150-155 GarWood

Greetings all, I've received my production varification certificate on our GarWood and it seems to have raised more questions than answers! We have a 1940 model 151 does anyone know what the difference in the 150-151-152-153-154 & 155? Tony's book says that there were 20 units made for 1940. I feel ...
by motherofdog
Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: Howdy! Just came aboard!
Replies: 9
Views: 5882

Welcome James! I can't help you on your question but didn't want to pass up the opportunity to say hi. Do you have any photos of your project?

Jerri
by motherofdog
Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Found this 1947 U22.and thinking about purchasing..thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 2470

Being a girl that just can't say no.... I say go for it. We've got 6 boats in various stages of repair and have completely run out of room. But still.. when I spy another, I just have to consider it!

GOOD LUCK!
by motherofdog
Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Sell or Sit On It?
Replies: 2
Views: 1017

I would think if she's in a dry environment, like a barn she could wait longer for the funds to come through. If the engine has been winterized and precautions are taken to keep "critters" away from her. Would be a real bummer to sell her and then get enough cash to finish her. Are there any barteri...
by motherofdog
Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Caulk Removal
Replies: 13
Views: 3798

Hi Gary,

Nothing like the right tool to make the job easier. Maybe you could hint to a few Santa's.... seems like the perfect time. :D
by motherofdog
Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Please read: All about the Brass Bell, all in one place!
Replies: 147
Views: 68204

Steve, What an excellent idea on selling the older issues. I, like you collect boating magazines and love to go back and re-read the articles.

I'm not sure how feasible it is, but I would certainly buy.

jerri
by motherofdog
Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: 1958 CC Sea Skiff newbie
Replies: 7
Views: 3521

Greetings and welcome to the Sea Skiff owner's group. We have a 1962 20 ft. Sea Skiff. She was taking on quite a bit of water at the end of last season. So this is what we did: We took out the flooring to get a good view of the hull from the inside. Then we took her down to the lake and rolled her i...
by motherofdog
Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: Gar Wood - General Discussion
Topic: Gar Wood's Miss America IX News Feature
Replies: 2
Views: 3581

Excellent, excellent footage.
by motherofdog
Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: Gar Wood - General Discussion
Topic: Gar Wood Infromation Resources
Replies: 26
Views: 18766

Greetings guys, I haven't been on the forum for a while. I have some old (1970's - 80's) garwood newsletters and there was mention of the caulking. Not sure what they used, but the article says pre-war the caulk was brown-not white, evidently Gar thought it was richer than the Chris Craft white. The...
by motherofdog
Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Please read: All about the Brass Bell, all in one place!
Replies: 147
Views: 68204

Hi Guys, I'm a little late in this discussion. I absolutely LOVE the printed magazine. So much so that I just bought my dad membership to the club just so he could get the magazine. I would gladly pay more for membership to keep the magazine in my mail box. Being quite old fashioned it saddens me to...
by motherofdog
Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: Gar Wood - General Discussion
Topic: Gar Wood information questions
Replies: 3
Views: 4220

Greetings,

Contact the Antique Boat Museum and put in a request for the hull card. I did so last year and with the response I got further info and clarification. Alas, what we thought was a 1939 was actually a 1940 model delivered January 1940.

jerri
by motherofdog
Sat Jul 02, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: George Kirby Paints
Replies: 19
Views: 6831

Hi Phil,

I think we keep every one of them in business! Each for something different. I like to spread my questions around so I don't sound TOO stupid. You know, they would get to the point of seeing my caller i.d. and saying, "Oh Dear, it's Jerri again".

jer
by motherofdog
Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Chris Craft Buff (It ain\'t Yellow!)
Replies: 16
Views: 7182

Greetings Dan,

If Kirby doesn't still make that color, you can send them a color chip from any brand of paint (even house paint). And they will match it. They did a really great job on a custom color for my SeaMac. And I just LOVE the way the paint flows.

Jerri
by motherofdog
Tue May 31, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: George Kirby Paints
Replies: 19
Views: 6831

Thanks guys, I'm really pleased with the restoration so far, not that it hasn't had it's share of challenges-but I sure learned a lot! The paint is a custom color: Kirby is calling it Carribean blue, it's actually lighter that the photo shows. As for Jamestown, we use them VERY often-so much so that...
by motherofdog
Mon May 30, 2011 7:45 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: George Kirby Paints
Replies: 19
Views: 6831

Oops-wrong photo! That was the dark walnut kingboards!


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by motherofdog
Mon May 30, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: George Kirby Paints
Replies: 19
Views: 6831

Let's see if I can post this photo. The Kirby paint is dry, varnish is wet. The is before I polished the paint with perfect-it.


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by motherofdog
Mon May 30, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: varnish polishing
Replies: 14
Views: 4758

This weekend I polished the paint as per Phil's instructions and the little Sea Mac looks great. I hope to have photos in the next day or two. The polishing is well worth the time (it really didn't take long at all). Phil, you're right about making sure there is not to much water on the pad... slung...
by motherofdog
Mon May 30, 2011 7:33 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: A little gold leaf action!
Replies: 10
Views: 2959

Absolutely LOVE it! Will we see it at Lake Norman (Charlotte) in September?
by motherofdog
Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: varnish polishing
Replies: 14
Views: 4758

Phil, Thank you so much for the update. We ordered the Makita this week, but didn't order the finess-it so your timing was perfect! I finally sanded down enough of that lifecalk so it cured and I got a coat of paint on the bare spots. I should be to coat #3 just about the time the buffer comes in. T...
by motherofdog
Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: varnish polishing
Replies: 14
Views: 4758

I have a dear friend who says the key to a good finish is to get nekkid and hose down the boat barn to remove all dust from the barn and lint produced by the clothing. I'm still waiting for him to invite me to a varnishing party! :lol: :lol: Seriously, I've heard that buffing with 320 grit wet after...
by motherofdog
Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Shows, Museums, & Event Locations
Topic: Lake Hartwell Boat Show
Replies: 9
Views: 3845

Just got our registration form. We will have to put the pedal to the metal to get ours finished in time.

Farupp, are you going?

Jerri
Paramour
by motherofdog
Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Hey Alan! Got another question
Replies: 0
Views: 1600

Hey Alan! Got another question

Hi Alan & Faye, It was great seeing you in Hartwell last weekend. We asked Alan a question about sealing leaks-but alas it was after a few glasses of wine.... can't remember what you said you & Chris used to stop leaks. Could you humor me at tell me again! (If I get it in print, I won't forget! :rol...
by motherofdog
Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Replacing Planks
Replies: 5
Views: 2643

Follow up. We took the boat out to the lake today and found that one major leak is in the transome, where 2 boards meet...... easy fix. Another looks like a bung has opened up. I've got a couple very small leaks in between planks. We've "sounded' the planks and they seem solid. nothing sounding off ...
by motherofdog
Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Replacing Planks
Replies: 5
Views: 2643

GREAT information! We sistered a number of ribs last winter... rotten all the way through. It never occured to us that the ones that looked good and solid might not be. We sistered because we couldn't get a new steam bent rib in, now we can kill 2 birds with one stone. We've taken the floor and side...
by motherofdog
Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: An enthusiastic division of our very own
Replies: 7
Views: 3766

We'll be in Hartwell.... can't wait to see it.
by motherofdog
Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Replacing Planks
Replies: 5
Views: 2643

Thank you, thank you! DH ordered the fein multi-tasker and we're going to try to get most of the flooring and basketweave siding off so we can take it to the lake and watch where the water comes in. I bet we'll find more areas that need attention as we start pulling things off!
by motherofdog
Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: An enthusiastic division of our very own
Replies: 7
Views: 3766

Peter,

Will you show photos of your progress - would love to see them.

Jerri
by motherofdog
Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Replacing Planks
Replies: 5
Views: 2643

Replacing Planks

Greetings Sea Skiff experts. This winter we are going to need to replace some below the waterline planks on our skiff. I've got Don Danneberg's book and we'll be following that on how to do it. Though, does anyone out there have some special tips to make the job less challenging and the end result m...
by motherofdog
Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Big Skiff -- Yes??
Replies: 3
Views: 2196

Oops, sorry..... Jim! :oops: :oops: :oops:
by motherofdog
Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Big Skiff -- Yes??
Replies: 3
Views: 2196

Hi Evan, Isn't this GREAT! a forum just for us. I bet your Skiff takes Lake Michigan very well, better than a lot of other older boats out there. Ours is a 1962 20 footer that we purchased summer 2009. She is such an easy boat and, as Alan said- can take a real beating. Do you ever get down to the s...