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by Denis D
Sun May 19, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Casting number for 1930 model 100 strut
Replies: 15
Views: 691

Re: Casting number for 1930 model 100 strut

The company that did the original castings for CC is still in business. I purchased a replacement strut for my boat from them in 2015 and they were very helpful. Here is their contact info: Algonac Marine Cast, LLC www.algonaccast.com Factory: 9300 Stone Road Algonac MI 48001 810-794-9391 I don't kn...
by Denis D
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Sloppy Steering
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Re: Sloppy Steering

With the boat on the trailer, I would have someone grab the rudder and move it side to side while you watch the linkage in the boat starting at the rudder arm and working forward. That should show you where the play is.
by Denis D
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Shaft Log Hose
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Re: Shaft Log Hose

Jim,

A trick I use in auto restorations is to coat the metal and rubber with dish detergent as a lubricant and rotate the rubber as you force it onto the metal.
Good luck,

Denis D
by Denis D
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1955 17 ft Chris Craft alignment
Replies: 11
Views: 1436

Re: 1955 17 ft Chris Craft alignment

Why not put a shim of the proper thickness between the engine mount and block on one side and just redrill the one hole for the other side.

Denis D
by Denis D
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1956 Continental Crash pad details
Replies: 5
Views: 1132

Re: 1956 Continental Crash pad details

Steve, I would be skeptical of using a vinyl from a retail store. Unless it is sold specifically as a marine vinyl, it most likely won't have the UV resistant properties necessary for the marine environment. You wouldn't want to spend all that time and work only to have it fade and crack in a year o...
by Denis D
Tue May 22, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Changing ampmeter to a voltmeter
Replies: 7
Views: 1769

Re: Changing ampmeter to a voltmeter

That doesn't appear to be the correct wiring diagram, he says he has an alternator and regulator, not a generator.
by Denis D
Sun May 20, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Changing ampmeter to a voltmeter
Replies: 7
Views: 1769

Re: Changing ampmeter to a voltmeter

Can you post the wiring diagram for your boat?
by Denis D
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: fees waived again 2018 NYS Canals
Replies: 17
Views: 2878

Re: fees waived again 2018 NYS Canals

Matt, Opportunity missed, we were just up there for Easter but we will be up again and it would be great to get together. I see you are in Penn Yan also, I drove up there for the day last year to look at an Airplane for sale at the airport. Beautiful country!

Denis D
by Denis D
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: fees waived again 2018 NYS Canals
Replies: 17
Views: 2878

Re: fees waived again 2018 NYS Canals

We did visit the canal in Pittsford a few years ago while attending our granddaughter's graduation from UR. She currently lives in the area and we look forward to exploring the canal more.

Denis D
by Denis D
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: fees waived again 2018 NYS Canals
Replies: 17
Views: 2878

Re: fees waived again 2018 NYS Canals

Last night I saw another episode of the PBS series on the Erie Canal, very well done and makes for fascinating television.

Denis D
by Denis D
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Changing ampmeter to a voltmeter
Replies: 7
Views: 1769

Re: Changing ampmeter to a voltmeter

Are you sure your Voltmeter is calibrated correctly? With the ignition on and the meter showing 8 volts, connect your multimeter to the voltmeter terminals to confirm the reading. If it is 12 volts then your Voltmeter is off, if it is 8 volts then you have a high resistance connection somewhere betw...
by Denis D
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??
Replies: 44
Views: 9978

Re: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??

Hey Don,

Please tell us you will at least keep your forums going to keep us on the right path. Where else could we possibly find all that wisdom?
by Denis D
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??
Replies: 44
Views: 9978

Re: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??

Did you CPES the inner planks before install?
by Denis D
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 5200 Bottom & CPES clarification
Replies: 9
Views: 1658

Re: 5200 Bottom & CPES clarification

I also bought a gallon of the Sandusky 9605 but after painting the stringers, I found it had too much of a purple hue so it did not match the original CC bilge color at all. I took a piece of my boat's interior wood with original bilge paint that had never been exposed to light and had my local Sher...
by Denis D
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 5200 Bottom & CPES clarification
Replies: 9
Views: 1658

Re: 5200 Bottom & CPES clarification

It is my understanding that you do not want a heavy layer of bilge paint so that moisture can still migrate out of the wood. I have been putting just one coat of oil based bilge paint with no primer, as the CPES acts as a primer.

Not sure if that is correct, I would like to hear opinions.

Denis D
by Denis D
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Silicon Bronze Screws Snapping
Replies: 6
Views: 1813

Re: Silicon Bronze Screws Snapping

I add almost a 1/8" additional depth when drilling white oak. Then I dip the threads of the screw in a small cup of dishwashing detergent as a lubricant. That eliminated the snapping problem both going in and coming out.

Denis D
by Denis D
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: project CC on craigs list
Replies: 3
Views: 1788

Re: project CC on craigs list

Looks like a do-it-yourself kit complete with a Danenberg type steam generator :)

Denis D
by Denis D
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: What model and year do I have?
Replies: 9
Views: 1925

Re: What model and year do I have?

Russ, I agree with you that it appears to be a 17' Deluxe Runabout. Somebody stamped a D instead of R which would make the serial # R17-1799. Since they made a total of 1880 of them through July 1950, it would make yours a late 1949 or early 1950. You should have the instruments in the center of the...
by Denis D
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: 1931 Model 199 - Generator Cut-out to Ammeter
Replies: 3
Views: 1105

Re: 1931 Model 199 - Generator Cut-out to Ammeter

Russ, Here is my response to your question on the Danenberg forum, I will add that the purpose of the ammeter in this circuit is to show the current flow between the generator and the battery which is why both wires are +: I would follow the connections described on the label. In your photo you have...
by Denis D
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KLC Engine year
Replies: 5
Views: 1475

Re: KLC Engine year

A lot of CC engines have a casting date somewhere on the engine. I have seen them on the side of the block or on the top of the head or on the exhaust manifold. That will give you an idea when it was manufactured. My KBL engine has dates on the head and manifold.

Good luck,

Denis D
by Denis D
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 224
Views: 43653

Re: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Crui

It looks like tempered Masonite.

Denis D
by Denis D
Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1947 17 ft Deluxe Runabout (R-17 series) Factory Drawings
Replies: 6
Views: 2296

Re: 1947 17 ft Deluxe Runabout (R-17 series) Factory Drawing

Hey Rudy, I took the bottom off my '48 17 DLX in one piece and disassembled them later. Here are a few photos of them. All the holes are in the starboard side, the one closest to the stern is the auto bilge drain and the forward one is the manual drain. The center one with the backing block is the w...
by Denis D
Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Iva Lite wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 2541

Re: Iva Lite wiring

On the exploded view, the ring contact is labeled #50 and the wiper contact is labeled #27. You should print out the exploded view and document on it the sequence and location of each part as you disassemble it. As an alternative, if the wire looks OK right at the bottom of the light, you could sold...
by Denis D
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Iva Lite wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 2541

Re: Iva Lite wiring

The wire on an Ivalite does not go directly from the bulb out the bottom of the fixture. If it did, it would twist when you rotate the light and eventually break. The wire from the power source goes to a ring contact and the wire from the bulb goes to a wiper that rides on the ring. Go to www.ivalit...
by Denis D
Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: 17' Lancer Help Wanted
Replies: 17
Views: 7017

Re: 17' Lancer Help Wanted

hey Greg, there is a pair of these manifolds listed on Ebay now:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1960s-Exhaust-M ... zx&vxp=mtr

Good luck,

Denis D
by Denis D
Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Chris-Craft Today
Topic: Macgyver
Replies: 1
Views: 3892

Macgyver

Anybody see the pilot episode of MacGyver this week. The opening scenes had a new Chris Craft that appeared to be a Capri. After one of the stars arrived at a dock with it, a later scene had it involved in a boat chase. very cool!

Denis D
by Denis D
Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Generator not charging
Replies: 14
Views: 3280

Re: Generator not charging

That sure sounds like a bad cutout relay. You can bypass the cutout with a jumper wire while the engine is running at higher RPMs and the ammeter should show positive current flow. That would pretty much prove a bad cutout. When all is done, you I'll probably have to re-adjust the 3rd brush for the ...
by Denis D
Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Generator not charging
Replies: 14
Views: 3280

Re: Generator not charging

Mark From what I have learned researching the 3rd brush generators, they are constant current devices. That means whatever current output you adjust it to it will maintain no matter what the load or battery condition so you should see a positive ammeter deflection when the RPMs are sufficient. It se...
by Denis D
Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Generator not charging
Replies: 14
Views: 3280

Re: Generator not charging

Mark, Knowing the craftsmanship you put into this project, I suspect you are starting out with a fully charged battery. If that's the case the battery may not draw very much current so the meter probably won't deflect positive very much if at all. At least that's the case with voltage regulator circ...
by Denis D
Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: boat will start- won't stay running
Replies: 11
Views: 2921

Re: boat will start- won't stay running

+1 on the exhaust being plugged, had the exact same thing happen on a car once. Although I am not sure what could plug that exhaust, it is easy enough to check. Just have someone put their hand behind the exhaust pipe when you start and feel for the exhaust pulse.

Denis D