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by tkhersom
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Final varnish coat?
Replies: 11
Views: 455

Re: Final varnish coat?

What a GREAT boat!

Thanks for posting some pics. :D
by tkhersom
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Fuel Additive
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: Fuel Additive

Yes, YES, YES!!!!!!!!!! The fuel we are getting at the pumps is not very good and does not have a very long shelf life. (especially if you are using an ethanol blend.) Personally, I am using PRI-G from Power Research Inc. and use it every time I fill up, not just for winter storage. (I use PRI-D in ...
by tkhersom
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Final varnish coat?
Replies: 11
Views: 455

Re: Final varnish coat?

I have said it before and will again!

Varnish is like a LOVER, you are the only one who sees the flaws. Live with them and DO NOT POINT THEM OUT TO ANYONE ELSE!

:D :mrgreen: :D :mrgreen:
by tkhersom
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Password Reset
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Password Reset

Good to have you back!

It seems that password resets often go to your Spam file. If you are not in the habit of checking Spam you may miss it.

After that if anyone is still having trouble they should send an e-mail to [email protected].
by tkhersom
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Building A Bomb?
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: Building A Bomb?

Costaplenty could turn into Burnaplenty!

Your method sounds reasonable, but wire nuts do not belong on vehicles of any sort.

Keep safe!
by tkhersom
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Final varnish coat?
Replies: 11
Views: 455

Re: Final varnish coat?

Sounds like you are on the right path to me. I tend to use 320 grit for my last coats so the scotch pad should be fine as long as you are breaking the gloss. Final coats are always touchy. If I recall correctly I like to thin to about a nine drip consistency. (Stir with a paint stirrer and lift out ...
by tkhersom
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Bad coil?
Replies: 20
Views: 826

Re: Bad coil?

Precisely!

Matt and I spell finetically. Speaking of which why is that word spelled with a ph? Isn't that against the whole concept? :lol:
by tkhersom
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Bad coil?
Replies: 20
Views: 826

Re: Bad coil?

Glad to hear the problem is solved! FYI: I was always taught that the reason for a coil failing when hot, but working again when cooled is because it is just what it says it is. A coil of wire inside. If the wire has an open in it the flow of electrons will jump the gap when cold and close together ...
by tkhersom
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Mast lights for 57' 1968 Constellaion
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Mast lights for 57' 1968 Constellaion

I would think there should be a white mast light at the top. I don't know what would be in the middle unless it was equipped with Port and Starboard lights on the mast. Don't recall seeing that before, but stranger things have happened. Have you checked with Jim Staib (DrRot) at finewoodboats.com?
by tkhersom
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Fiberglass covered bottom
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: Fiberglass covered bottom

If you are in the stage of "considering buying" I would recommend a very very deep analysis of your cost to restore this boat before you purchase it. The fewer surprises the better.
by tkhersom
Wed May 22, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Post-War Custom Hull ID Numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: Post-War Custom Hull ID Numbers

This does not pertain to your boat, but I find it interesting. :shock: In the Holland plant, where cruisers were built, the parts would be marked and held on the second floor. When the assembly line was ready the part was lowered to the first floor for installation in the appropriate boat. It is not...
by tkhersom
Wed May 22, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Post-War Custom Hull ID Numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: Post-War Custom Hull ID Numbers

The smaller boats were not numbered as frequently as the larger cruisers. To my understanding stringers are usually your best hope. I have also heard of markings up forward under the bow.

Good Luck!
by tkhersom
Mon May 20, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 5200 paint
Replies: 12
Views: 724

Re: 5200 paint

trebot wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 4:47 pm
The boat is trailered , so don't have luxury of soak.
I soak with a garden hose. Spraying the hull inside and out (not filling the boat with water) while on the trailer.
by tkhersom
Mon May 20, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 5200 paint
Replies: 12
Views: 724

Re: 5200 paint

Okay Troy - you win. You must be psychic. Mark Not psychic, just dealing with old original style bottoms myself. One of the challenges with forums is we all give advice from the experience we have and often don't have enough information to give educated advise. Had this actually been a newer 5200 b...
by tkhersom
Sun May 19, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 5200 paint
Replies: 12
Views: 724

Re: 5200 paint

The trouble is not the expansion of the 5200 (IMHO), but when the wood swells it will expand and 5200 does not give so you may end up with buckling or other problems. Most boats under 30' don't need any caulk at all, just some pre-soak to swell the wood before launch. If one does need to caulk one s...
by tkhersom
Sat May 18, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 5200 paint
Replies: 12
Views: 724

Re: 5200 paint

Sounds like it is too late for this comment, but 5200 should not be used as a seam seal, In My Humble Opinion.

Dig it out before it dries if you can.
by tkhersom
Wed May 01, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Leaky bilge
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: Leaky bilge

I am with Bilge Rat on this!

Slick Seam is a great product to help fend off water while the planks swell, but if swelling is not preventing the water infiltration it sounds like it is time to start pulling planks and see what is really going on under there.
by tkhersom
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Distributor cap
Replies: 9
Views: 644

Re: Distributor cap

Keep in mind that there has been a "rash" of bad condensers over the last several years. They work out of the box, but not for the whole season. :(

I know some don't like but I have changed all mine to Pertronix ignition without any problems at all. :D
by tkhersom
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bottom plank caulking
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Re: Bottom plank caulking

This size boat should not need caulk. On our 21' Continental I use a hose to spray the hull inside and out a few times a day for about one week before launch (she is double planked without the plywood). This will help the planks swell before launch. It is also a good idea to let them set in the wate...
by tkhersom
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Vapor barrier under berths
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: Vapor barrier under berths

I also think a vapor barrier is going to cause more problems than it will solve in the long run. In the south people run their air conditioner to reduce moisture in their cruisers. Living in the north and being on a mooring where I am not hooked up to electricity I use DampRid products. I have had t...
by tkhersom
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Refinishing 30' Sea Skiff and have questions
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Re: Refinishing 30' Sea Skiff and have questions

Here is a story about my experience with paints.

https://www.woodyboater.com/blog/2018/0 ... -a-bikini/
by tkhersom
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Messed up ID!
Replies: 1
Views: 368

Re: Messed up ID!

I don't have any experience with Mercury's but here is a story that Texx did in 2013. https://www.woodyboater.com/blog/2013/08/09/crazy-bout-a-mercury-im-gonna-buy-me-a-mercury-and-cruise-it-up-and-down-the-lake/ And another from 2012. https://www.woodyboater.com/blog/2012/09/22/the-ventnor-challeng...
by tkhersom
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Historic Archive Help?
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: Historic Archive Help?

Yes

I actually looked at them this morning.

Thanks!
by tkhersom
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Restoration assistance/mentoring
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Re: Restoration assistance/mentoring

Hi Alan: Welcome aboard! :D You are surrounded by one of the most active ACBS chapters that exists, The Sunnyland Chapter. https://acbs-sunnyland.org/ Many of it's members are also CCABC members including one of our former Presidents Terry Fiest. Make contact with someone in the Sunnyland organizati...
by tkhersom
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Historic Archive Help?
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: Historic Archive Help?

Have you posted any pictures of your boat on Boat Buzz?
by tkhersom
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Historic Archive Help?
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: Historic Archive Help?

Hi Brian:

It is working again! :D :D :D
by tkhersom
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Historic Archive Help?
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: Historic Archive Help?

Hi Brian:

I don't think you are doing anything wrong. I just tried and could not get it to work either. I will send a note to IT.
by tkhersom
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Do I need 4 wheel drive?
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: Do I need 4 wheel drive?

In most cases you should not need the 4wd, but that one time that you are on a steep slippery ramp and can't pull your boat out without having someone with a tow strap hooking up to your truck to pull you up the ramp it will be worth whatever you have to pay for it. Of course these situations always...
by tkhersom
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Testing
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Re: Testing

More testing! :D
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by tkhersom
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Testing
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Re: Testing

Hi Thomas: Yes and no. The book is still available, but that address will do you no good. Go to the main site (chris-craft.org) and make the appropriate donation. In the comments note that your donation is for a book, dvd, hat, or whatever you are choosing. I would recommend that you also follow up ...