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by Captain Nemo
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: What is this adjustment knob on water pump?
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: What is this adjustment knob on water pump?

Hi Jim, that is a grease cup. If you unscrew that cap, you keep it packed with water pump grease and turn it on a few threads. Before you go out for a day of boating, you tighten the cup a turn to push a little grease into the pump to keep it lubed.
by Captain Nemo
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Self bailer vent hole
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Self bailer vent hole

I would drill the hole in it in case you forget to shut off the valve. It will operate without the siphon break, but for safety you should drill it out. It is a small hole, 1/16 maybe?
by Captain Nemo
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Very old Shepherd - any ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Very old Shepherd - any ideas?

Congrats on your recent acquisitions, you must be very ambitious. :) You could start your Shepherd research with www.shepherdboats.com looks like a good place to start.
by Captain Nemo
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Casting number for 1930 model 100 strut
Replies: 15
Views: 689

Re: Casting number for 1930 model 100 strut

Is it possible to use a different strut other than what was originally on the boat? This boat is getting new stringers and a 283 engine. You will need a strut with the same angle to line up with the shaft log. Unless you will be replacing the keel and drilling a new log, it will need to be very sim...
by Captain Nemo
Sat May 18, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Original paint colours for 1955 Capitan
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: Original paint colours for 1955 Capitan

Yes, pictures. :)
by Captain Nemo
Fri May 17, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Original paint colours for 1955 Capitan
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: Original paint colours for 1955 Capitan

Welcome! Congratulations on your acquisition. Here is the page from The Essential Guide. It gives a little info on colors and equipment. Feel free to ask any questions here, there are some pretty knowledgeable individuals here.
by Captain Nemo
Sun May 05, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 95hp "K" Blowby around Spark Plug
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: 95hp "K" Blowby around Spark Plug

Did you pull check if the plug is loose? They don’t have to be torqued too much though. Pull the plug to see if the washer is intact.
by Captain Nemo
Sat May 04, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bottom Plank Replace
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Re: Bottom Plank Replace

Hi, When you go to replace two adjacent planks, make sure the butt ends don’t fall too close together. I like to see the ends at least two frames away from the adjacent ends. You may end up replacing more than two feet of one of them, depending where the others fall. All sides of new planks should b...
by Captain Nemo
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Distributor cap
Replies: 9
Views: 510

Re: Distributor cap

I have to get down to the boat tomorrow. I have some spares, some might be NAPA. My K’s have the same distributors. I’ll get some numbers if someone here doesn’t beat me to it.
by Captain Nemo
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Distributor cap
Replies: 9
Views: 510

Re: Distributor cap

If you have the number off the distributer, I'm sure someone here has a cross reference book.
by Captain Nemo
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bottom plank caulking
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: Bottom plank caulking

It shouldn’t be necessary to caulk the seams in fact, it can cause damage to fasteners and framing when the boat swells up if you do. Chris Craft designed them to not need it. I would check the fasteners in a few places for loose or broken ones first before deciding to do them all, it may not need i...
by Captain Nemo
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: What's Your Key Chain of Choice?
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: What's Your Key Chain of Choice?

Anything that floats. :)
by Captain Nemo
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Proper prop for 19' BB with K engine
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: Proper prop for 19' BB with K engine

I would think the 12x12 cupped wheel should perform about the same as the original 12x12 1/2. The extra cup makes up for the 1/2” less pitch.
by Captain Nemo
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Another boat that needs ID help!!
Replies: 6
Views: 453

Re: Another boat that needs ID help!!

Hi Brian, I looked at the pics and can say with certainty that the hull is not Chris Craft. It looks to be more like a homebuilt job to me. They made an attempt to replicate the bullnose bow from the fifties. As you said, the engine stringers are a bit crude and they should run about 3/4 length of t...
by Captain Nemo
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Exhaust hole -rebuild
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Re: Exhaust hole -rebuild

Hi Bill, When I seal around an exhaust, I use some rope seal used for wood stove doors and some caulking like Lifecaulk. You can also use some caulking cotton instead of the rope. As for the bottom repairs you describe, you might try to post some pics of the areas. We might be able to assess that a ...
by Captain Nemo
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Do I need 4 wheel drive?
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Re: Do I need 4 wheel drive?

I would go with 4wd. Retrieving a boat that size up a slippery ramp will require it. On very steep ones, it’s good to have the option of using the low range in 4wd too. Yes, go w/ the Chevy. I don’t know about the new ones but, my ‘05 has served me well. :wink:
by Captain Nemo
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: remove motors
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: remove motors

Hi GB, sounds like a sad situation you have. In retrospect, going ahead and getting the Detroit’s cleaned out and running right away probably would have been better. I don’t know if the 20k is going to go far enough. If you can post some pics of where these beasts reside someone may help w/ ideas on...
by Captain Nemo
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Looking for the best 19' Chris-Craft Custom Availible
Replies: 9
Views: 1109

Re: Looking for the best 19' Chris-Craft Custom Availible

Sounds like you found exactly what you were looking for. I'm happy for you. Hope you have many hours of enjoyment. :D
by Captain Nemo
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: New Issue - Logged out on multi page posts
Replies: 8
Views: 875

Re: New Issue - Logged out on multi page posts

Everything seems to be working for me now.(iMac, iPad devices)
by Captain Nemo
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: New Issue - Logged out on multi page posts
Replies: 8
Views: 875

Re: New Issue - Logged out on multi page posts

Still having issues w/ not being authorized to view attachments.
by Captain Nemo
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: New Issue - Logged out on multi page posts
Replies: 8
Views: 875

Re: New Issue - Logged out on multi page posts

I have noticed the same issue. I also have to login a second time to post a reply now. This seems to have just started within the last day or so.
by Captain Nemo
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bed decks and covering boards?
Replies: 12
Views: 1353

Re: Bed decks and covering boards?

I would use a little Dolfinite, not so much that it comes out the live deck seams. It's got enough stickiness to dampen movement and it helps seal against moisture intrusion.
by Captain Nemo
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Looking for the best 19' Chris-Craft Custom Availible
Replies: 9
Views: 1109

Re: Looking for the best 19' Chris-Craft Custom Availible

Welcome Niel, to the Boat Buzz. Just looked around quickly and found an example the Antique Boat Center has www.antiqueboat.com - it’s a ‘39. It has a 292 Ford Intercepter installed in the 50’s. It might not meet all of your descriptions but could be worth a look. Best of luck in your search.
by Captain Nemo
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Rebuilt carb issues M27
Replies: 6
Views: 940

Re: Rebuilt carb issues M27

Yuh welcome :). You seem to have the tank clean enough and have gone thru the fuel system. The idle jet screw adjustment seems to be a clue. I think it might be a good idea to check back w/ the rebuilder, he should be able to sort this out. It's hard for anyone to diagnose something from this side o...
by Captain Nemo
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Rebuilt carb issues M27
Replies: 6
Views: 940

Re: Rebuilt carb issues M27

73 views, no responses. I'll take a stab at it. 1000 rpm's in neutral is about where you want an idle. How much fuel is in the tank? Check for any water or stuff in the Tank? Your pickup tube is on the Portside I think. So, standing on the Portside with an empty tank might float something towards th...
by Captain Nemo
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Recommended KBL Engine Oil
Replies: 18
Views: 1655

Re: Recommended KBL Engine Oil

First you can rule out any synthetic oils because they are too slippery for the reverse gear to operate as it shares oil w/ the crankcase. I would recommend using a non-detergent oil if you are not running an oil filter. A characteristic of a detergent oil is to suspend all the gunk and stuff to car...
by Captain Nemo
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Laundering Sunbrella fabric
Replies: 5
Views: 1054

Re: Laundering Sunbrella fabric

I did the light scrubbing as per the website with a touch of bleach in the mix and it really didn't do much for it. By the end of this season it is just as bad or worse. I guess it's worth a call to Sunbrella. Thanks guys.
by Captain Nemo
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Laundering Sunbrella fabric
Replies: 5
Views: 1054

Laundering Sunbrella fabric

Just wondering. Has anyone tried putting Sunbrella fabric in a washing machine? I didn't see anything on the website saying you can't. I know I shouldn't put it in the dryer. My mooring cover has some mildew and other stains that I haven't been able to get out with light hand scrubbing last spring. ...
by Captain Nemo
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1955 17 ft Chris Craft alignment
Replies: 11
Views: 1429

Re: 1955 17 ft Chris Craft alignment

Plugging and re-drilling the lag holes is a possibility, though I think it may be difficult to get a straight hole with the dissimilar woods in the same area. You might get away w/ carefully heating and tweaking the strut rather than trying to move it. Then you have to consider the alignment of the ...
by Captain Nemo
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1955 17 ft Chris Craft alignment
Replies: 11
Views: 1429

Re: 1955 17 ft Chris Craft alignment

I would try it just the same. Another thing it’s good to remove the packing gland and nut from the shaft log so you can see how close to center the shaft is where it comes thru the log. You can check if there is any damage to the strut too.