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by suesailor
Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: A love affair with Lancers and saving one from the scrapyard
Replies: 10
Views: 6811

Re: A love affair with Lancers and saving one from the scrap

We just trailered our 23' Lancer to Cabrillo Beach (near Los Angeles), launched there, and ran the 23 mi. over to Avalon on Catalina Island. Spent a week cruising the island. What a nice reward for our couple years of work bringing "Cheers" back from the leaf-infested hulk it was when we bought her ...
by suesailor
Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Lancer 23' Gear shift/throttle control source
Replies: 5
Views: 3781

Re: Lancer 23' Gear shift/throttle control source

We've done a little investigating on having parts re-chromed and we got some very costly quotes back here on the West Coast. For instance, the original chrome bronze bases for the bow rail were going to be about $80 each. Needless to say, we bought brand new stainless steel ones for about $8 to $15 ...
by suesailor
Sun May 12, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Monkey Fur Removal/Replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 7578

Re: Monkey Fur Removal/Replacement

As part of the process of epoxying our crazed deck, we decided the 40 year old monkey fur had to go. We purchased an off-white ivory carpet-like hull liner from Sailrite. It has a little stretch to it so goes around the curves of the overhead where the glove box is. We put it on with 3m 77 spray adh...
by suesailor
Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Lancer 23' Gear shift/throttle control source
Replies: 5
Views: 3781

Lancer 23' Gear shift/throttle control source

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Here's another item we want to replace. The saltwater sure does it's work on these chrome-plated things on our boat.
by suesailor
Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Lancer 23' Bow Light replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 2141

Re: Lancer 23' Bow Light replacement

Thanks, Jim, for the links. There is a Red/Green Attwood light of polished stainless that we will probably have to go with.
by suesailor
Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Lancer 23' Bow Light replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 2141

Lancer 23' Bow Light replacement

bowlightsmall.jpg Since we run our boat in saltwater we need a light that won't corrode like the currently offered "chrome zinc" fittings that we are replacing. Here is a photo of the light that needs replacing. It is about 7" long and 3" tall. Anybody know where we could find either a chrome bronz...
by suesailor
Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Old Magazine Ads - 1935, 1936, 1947
Replies: 2
Views: 1484

I found a couple other magazine articles and ads. I love the title of the one in the May 1939 "Yachting". It is "Oh boy - now dad can afford a Chris-Craft. If anyone wants high-res copies of these let me know. Susie http://s21.postimage.org/m7yniwfeb/Rudder_Feb19350001.jpg http://s21.postimage.org/q...
by suesailor
Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Old Magazine Ads - 1935, 1936, 1947
Replies: 2
Views: 1484

Old Magazine Ads - 1935, 1936, 1947

I have a wonderful volunteer job helping in the library at the Spaulding Wooden Boat Center in Sausalito, CA. It is so tempting to thumb through magazines as I am archiving and shelving the magnificent collection that Myron Spaulding kept from 1930 onward thru the '80's. Just for fun I scanned 3 ads...
by suesailor
Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Hull Construction
Topic: Source of Steering Cable Clamp for Lancer
Replies: 2
Views: 2634

Here's a couple photos of the old steering clamp. It virtually disintegrated getting it out of the boat. We have purchased a Teleflex ($70) clamp that we're going to be able to make work.
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by suesailor
Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Hull Construction
Topic: Source of Steering Cable Clamp for Lancer
Replies: 2
Views: 2634

Source of Steering Cable Clamp for Lancer

Ours broke yesterday while powering along at 20+ knots. We thought the rudder might have fallen off. Anyway, turned out the steering clamp had broken and we were able to fix it with wire, duct tape, a stick of wood and limp on home. Looking at Teleflex and Morse clamps online they are made to bolt t...
by suesailor
Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Hull Construction
Topic: Interior decking /Hull paint HELP
Replies: 3
Views: 4072

Lancer Seats

It looks like your seats might be savable. Ours were beige and orange, and I found a spray paint made by Sem that is specifically for painting leather and vinyl. We sprayed our seats with this paint using an off-white color following their directions exactly and you can't tell they have been painted...
by suesailor
Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: Crazed Gelcoat Deck - 23' Lancer
Replies: 4
Views: 3169

Gorgeous!!!
Is that the original wind screen? Ours is so corroded and possibly has a couple deck leaks. What's the trick to taking it off without breaking it?

Cheers,
Susie & Lon
by suesailor
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: Crazed Gelcoat Deck - 23' Lancer
Replies: 4
Views: 3169

Crazed Gelcoat Deck - 23' Lancer

The deck on "Cheers" has really suffered through the years. The original white gelcoat is crazed wherever the deck can flex. The right way to fix it would be to grind off all the gelcoat, reinforce from underneath where necessary, and do an extensive fairing with epoxy primer coats and gelcoat. We w...
by suesailor
Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: There's a nice looking 23' Lancer on Sacramento Craigslist
Replies: 0
Views: 1936

There's a nice looking 23' Lancer on Sacramento Craigslist

Here's a link. http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/boa/3076077915.html

It's a 1972 with V8 straight inboard, looks very clean in the pics.
by suesailor
Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1966 Chris Craft Cutlass Cavalier with Twin V-8's For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 2123

1966 Chris Craft Cutlass Cavalier with Twin V-8's For Sale

I just saw this listed at the Spaulding Wooden Boat Center in Sausalito where I volunteer. Maybe somebody here knows a potential buyer. Here's a link to the listing for it. http://www.spauldingcenter.org/boatfinder/2012/03/04/my-loss-may-be-your-perfect-solution/ http://s16.postimage.org/aq8ngx3r5/H...
by suesailor
Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Labels for Switches on '74 Lancer Dash
Replies: 1
Views: 2900

Labels for Switches on '74 Lancer Dash

I'm hoping someone in this wise group has found a source to replace the round labels on the switches: bilge pump, blower, wiper, horn, anchor, etc. Ours are just barely legible after almost 40 years.

Thanks,
Lon & Susie

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by suesailor
Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Hull Construction
Topic: Battery Placement
Replies: 3
Views: 3652

Battery Placement

Our batteries are in the back under the hatch below the rear seat on a raised platform. Here's a photo:
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Do you have the original lovely orange and white upholstery? We're just changing ours to white with some blue accent stripes.

Susie
by suesailor
Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Hull Construction
Topic: Interior decking /Hull paint HELP
Replies: 3
Views: 4072

Whink Rust Stain Remover

We use Whink. It works great on rust stains on fiberglass, paint, cloth, etc. It is powerful. I have bought it at Ace Hardware and other places that carry cleaning supplies. It comes in a small, plastic brown bottle, not very expensive. Your boat looks almost as bad as ours did when we got it last y...
by suesailor
Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Electrical Systems
Topic: Where to get Stebel Nautilus Horn Repair Parts - '74 Lancer
Replies: 3
Views: 5035

Signaltone Fultone Horn Parts located!

Ron, you are a gem! Yesterday, before I got this msg I mailed the broken parts to Bill Randall and he was going to see what he could do to make new ones. So this morning I called Carquest in Cadillac, MI (231-775-9772) and Ralph, their horn guy, had 16 of these repair kits for the dual trumpets! The...
by suesailor
Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Electrical Systems
Topic: Where to get Stebel Nautilus Horn Repair Parts - '74 Lancer
Replies: 3
Views: 5035

Where to get Stebel Nautilus Horn Repair Parts - '74 Lancer

Don't know if this horn was original on our '74 23' Lancer or not. It works, but the plastic diaghram has small tears in it and also the plastic covers over the diaghram are cracked. Thus the sound is not very loud. Can these parts be found or is a new horn on the horizon? Thanks, Susie http://s4.po...
by suesailor
Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: Corsair Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Lancer 23' 1977 on Craigslist- damaged
Replies: 0
Views: 3202

Lancer 23' 1977 on Craigslist- damaged

http://annapolis.craigslist.org/boa/2496161169.html What a sad story. Hopefully, when the shrinkwrap is removed and the shock has worn off, the damage can be assessed and there is new hope for the boat. What a shame! http://s4.postimage.org/2vg3vb0ro/lancerannapolis.jpg http://s4.postimage.org/2vj1p...
by suesailor
Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Lancer 23' Fish Tub Drain or Not
Replies: 4
Views: 4323

Lancer 23' Fish Tub Drain or Not

We're having such fun putting our 1974 Lancer back into shape and this forum is a wealth of knowledge. So glad we found it. The fish tub, or ice chest that is installed on the aft deck with the teak covered hatch is a bit of a problem. Rain water can enter this tub, but no drain was ever installed. ...
by suesailor
Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Lancer Interior
Replies: 3
Views: 3628

Lancer Interior - Keyston Bros

Keyston Bros. carries a pleated vinyl called Cutlass Soft. It comes in white as well as colors. Not sure about the camel grain you mention, but they have quite a few to choose from with various textures.
by suesailor
Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: Corsair Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: 1977 23' Lancer on eBay
Replies: 0
Views: 3083

1977 23' Lancer on eBay

Nice looking Lancer on eBay with straight inboard. New York location. Nice trailer.

http://bit.ly/i9mkGa
by suesailor
Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: '74 Lancer 23' Bilge Paint
Replies: 3
Views: 3918

Interesting what you say about the fiberglass construction in the bilges and storage areas and the women "lammers". Every time I reach my hand in beyond the stringers to pull out handfulls of leaves and crud, it comes back bloody.
by suesailor
Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: '74 Lancer 23' Bilge Paint
Replies: 3
Views: 3918

'74 Lancer 23' Bilge Paint

We are on our quest to bring this old beauty back to life. Just had the hull awl-gripped oyster white, added a swim platform, replaced the banged up rubrail, repaired all the hull damage below the waterline, and are now turning to the interior. We don't think the bilge has been touched in 40 years. ...
by suesailor
Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: LANCER 23' Hull Emblem Source?
Replies: 0
Views: 1895

LANCER 23' Hull Emblem Source?

Our 1974 23' Lancer needs a new Shield emblem on the hull sides. We're getting the topsides repainted next week (goodbye Rally Orange) and would like to find a source for the emblem - either in metal or a graphics file so we could have a vinyl emblem made at a sign shop. The Lancer image I have atta...
by suesailor
Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Trucker Recommendation for East to West Haul of Lancer
Replies: 10
Views: 2672

Trucker Recommendation for East to West Haul of Lancer

Thanks for all the recommendations. I've contacted them all. Wayne Kraft can do the job in December, John Freeman and Turner are going to call us back, the others weren't available. Has anyone used All Coasts Transport out of Southern California? They are a truck broker, and seem to have good online...
by suesailor
Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Trucker Recommendation for East to West Haul of Lancer
Replies: 10
Views: 2672

Trucker Recommendation for East to West Haul of Lancer

Hi, We just purchased a 1974 23' Lancer on Long Island and are now looking for a trucker to bring it to California. It's trailer won't make the trip - too old, rusty and bad tires. So we need a trucker that can load the boat and trailer onto a flatbed and make the long haul, possibly with another sm...