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by North Woody
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Boat Hoist Options for a 1936 19’ Runabout
Replies: 4
Views: 744

Re: Boat Hoist Options for a 1936 19’ Runabout

here's a place to take it :D Thanks Jim, I wish I could get back up there this weekend but we just got back from 10 days in Eagle River and sadly I've had to return to reality and be at work here in Chicago :(. We're back up for Labor Day, though, so boating season isn't over yet! PS - Pine Isle is...
by North Woody
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Boat Hoist Options for a 1936 19’ Runabout
Replies: 4
Views: 744

Re: Boat Hoist Options for a 1936 19’ Runabout

Closing out this thread, here are a few pics of the set up that we ended up with to accommodate both Lake Girl as well as our ski boat. I opted for the extended canopy to keep her out of harm’s way when we’re not up here and we crank both boats up when we leave (I dropped them both down just for the...
by North Woody
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1940 Deluxe stern pole length.
Replies: 30
Views: 7589

Re: 1940 Deluxe stern pole length.

OK, this weekend yielded both good news and bad news on this .... First, the GOOD News: The #4 x 3/8” round head brass screw is 100% the right screw for the job, and I was able to grab a a pack of 6 at Home Depot. While the screw didn’t seat perfectly all the way in (I suspected that the wood was a ...
by North Woody
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Looking for a Key Blank for my ‘36 Runabout
Replies: 8
Views: 521

Re: Looking for a Key Blank for my ‘36 Runabout

Well, I finally remembered to take a picture of my key switch :). To my eye it looks like “98”, but it’s a bit hard to totally make it out. Here are a few pics to see if I’ve got the number right: B0C52065-7609-4A3D-935B-260216D10CAC.jpeg D8728DA4-A34F-45B1-A588-74D47446F918.jpeg E2A12B3C-C4F0-4CFB-...
by North Woody
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: starboard engine bay tray 41' 17 deluxe
Replies: 15
Views: 3425

Re: starboard engine bay tray 41' 17 deluxe

Fantastic, thanks Don. This gives me a project for the next few weeks :mrgreen:
by North Woody
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1940 Deluxe stern pole length.
Replies: 30
Views: 7589

Re: 1940 Deluxe stern pole length.

Yup, that makes a lot of sense. It is so close to fitting in that I kind of figured I may have to file it down a bit to get it to slide in easily. We're not back up until July 4th weekend so I'll pick up a few of the (correct) brass screws this week and a nice file to get this all sorted out that we...
by North Woody
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1940 Deluxe stern pole length.
Replies: 30
Views: 7589

Reviving this Pre-War Stern Flag Pole Thread ...

I’m trying to use search as my friend on this question, but I came up empty and this seemed the best starting place for my specific question: The stern flag pole on my 1936 19’ Runabout is missing the single “set screw” at the bottom of the pole that slides into the base. I understand that the corre...
by North Woody
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: starboard engine bay tray 41' 17 deluxe
Replies: 15
Views: 3425

Re: starboard engine bay tray 41' 17 deluxe

Super, thanks Don. I'll poke around the archives but if you don't mind shooting over the dimensions as well that would be great. Thanks again for the expert help :)
by North Woody
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: starboard engine bay tray 41' 17 deluxe
Replies: 15
Views: 3425

Reviving this 11-Year Old Thread ...

Gents, I’m looking for info on the battery and tool storage boxes on the pre-war Runabouts and I found this thread that I’m hoping I can revive for some help. I have neither a battery box nor a storage box in my 1936 19’ Runabout, but I’m also not sure if either of them were originally installed on ...
by North Woody
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Advice on trailer purchase
Replies: 9
Views: 756

Re: Advice on trailer purchase

We have been working with Phoenix Trailers for many years and they custom build to order. I am putting a spring order in now and can quote you a new 4 bunk trailer if you PM me. see phoenixtrail.com for pictures. my email is [email protected].com thanks, steve +1 for Phoenix Trailers. I’ve got ...
by North Woody
Tue May 28, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Looking for a Key Blank for my ‘36 Runabout
Replies: 8
Views: 521

Re: Looking for a Key Blank for my ‘36 Runabout

Super, thanks Jim. I missed this before we left the lake yesterday morning, so I'll have to take a look when we're back up there in 3 weeks. Thanks for the help and hopefully it matches something you've got!
by North Woody
Sun May 26, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Maiden Voyage-ish of Lake Girl
Replies: 7
Views: 474

Re: Maiden Voyage-ish of Lake Girl

Thanks all, it’s certainly been an education, an exercise in humility and a complete kick in the pants all rolled into one! Since getting her on the water Thursday afternoon we’ve had her out a number of times, especially since it was absolutely beautiful yesterday up here in the North Woods. The da...
by North Woody
Sat May 25, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Looking for a Key Blank for my ‘36 Runabout
Replies: 8
Views: 521

Looking for a Key Blank for my ‘36 Runabout

I’m hoping you guys can point me in the right direction on this one, as I’ve struck out finding a source on my own. I’m looking for additional keys for my 1936 CC 19’ Runabout as I only have a single key at the moment. The current key is stamped “ilco”, “Made in Canada”, with what looks like a refer...
by North Woody
Fri May 24, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Maiden Voyage-ish of Lake Girl
Replies: 7
Views: 474

Maiden Voyage-ish of Lake Girl

Well, the day FINALLY arrived to pick up Lake Girl from Steve Bunda and bring her to her new home on Anvil Lake up in Northern Wisconsin. Steve and Laurie had owned and loved her for the last ~20 years and taken fabulous care of her, and after seeing her last August we agreed to take over stewardshi...
by North Woody
Mon May 20, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Newbie Looking for Chris Craft Services in Northern Wisconsin
Replies: 18
Views: 3764

Re: Newbie Looking for Chris Craft Services in Northern Wisconsin

Thanks Don, I’m going to try as we missed last year’s Boat the Blue. In the meantime, here are a few photos now that we’ve reinstalled everything, put on the new CC decals on the side, and finally getting Lake Girl her transom updated :). Steve is gonna fire her up today to make sure we’re all ready...
by North Woody
Mon May 20, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Newbie Looking for Chris Craft Services in Northern Wisconsin
Replies: 18
Views: 3764

Quick Update Re: Newbie Looking for Chris Craft Services in Northern Wisconsin

Since buying Lake Girl from Steve Bunda back in August, and after delving into every forum and book that I could find on the history, maintenance, and restoration of this beautiful boat, we are finally ready to actually take Lake Girl home as the newest member of our family. Steve has done an absolu...
by North Woody
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: What's Your Key Chain of Choice?
Replies: 7
Views: 616

Re: What's Your Key Chain of Choice?

I got my monkey fist key chain this week, can’t wait to get it where it belongs - in the boat on the water! 4750104E-B67C-4AF3-801D-2555BF9863A0.jpeg I did buy a back up key chain that I actually use for my car, but it just doesn’t feel right for the boat :) 0AA66B06-DEA6-492B-816F-EF526AACDD41.jpeg
by North Woody
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: What's Your Key Chain of Choice?
Replies: 7
Views: 616

Re: What's Your Key Chain of Choice?

A monkey fist, it's soft and won't scratch the varnish. I also keep a key hidden by screwing it to an out-of-the-way location just in case I do lose the ignition key. Not that its all that difficult to hot wire the key switch. Thanks all for the great suggestions. And thanks to the glorious interne...
by North Woody
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: What's Your Key Chain of Choice?
Replies: 7
Views: 616

What's Your Key Chain of Choice?

Now that we're getting closer to Spring here in the Upper Midwest with temps approaching the 50's expected for this weekend, my thoughts are inching closer towards finally getting our soon-to-be-fully-restored 1936 19' Runabout on the water over Memorial Day. With the new 5200 bottom and paint work ...
by North Woody
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: So I Went to a Vintage European Car Swap Meet and Ended Up with This ...
Replies: 7
Views: 786

Re: So I Went to a Vintage European Car Swap Meet and Ended Up with This ...

thanks. that's what i call a well stocked office! I am sure steve will do a great job for you. something to look forward to for spring. As you might guess, i am partial to the mid 30's runabouts prior to the barrel- back treatment. more classic in the lines. maybe you can bring it out to coeur d' a...
by North Woody
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: So I Went to a Vintage European Car Swap Meet and Ended Up with This ...
Replies: 7
Views: 786

Re: So I Went to a Vintage European Car Swap Meet and Ended Up with This ...

Catalyst, Yeah, I kinda figured that there would be some cross-over between the vintage car crowd and the CC crowd but this is the first explicit connection I’ve made so far. I’ve owned my 1968 Porsche 911L since 1992 when I bought it from my uncle (who bought it in 1972 as the second owner), and To...
by North Woody
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: New Issue - Logged out on multi page posts
Replies: 8
Views: 1046

Re: New Issue - Logged out on multi page posts

North Woody wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:27 pm
I'm still experiencing these same problems on my PC and two different iPads (the problems are not device-specific). Any fix for this?
OK, I appear to be good to go now as well ... thanks to whoever sorted out the gremlins in the interwebs :)
by North Woody
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: So I Went to a Vintage European Car Swap Meet and Ended Up with This ...
Replies: 7
Views: 786

Re: So I Went to a Vintage European Car Swap Meet and Ended Up with This ...

Hey Don, yeah the tach was a fun and totally unexpected find, but it’s definitely not for my ‘36. Truth be told, I bought it to sit in my office next to the CC model that makes me smile every time I look at it, especially on the bad, deep-winter days like today 😊. Here’s a shot from my office where ...
by North Woody
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: New Issue - Logged out on multi page posts
Replies: 8
Views: 1046

Re: New Issue - Logged out on multi page posts

I'm still experiencing these same problems on my PC and two different iPads (the problems are not device-specific). Any fix for this?
by North Woody
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: So I Went to a Vintage European Car Swap Meet and Ended Up with This ...
Replies: 7
Views: 786

So I Went to a Vintage European Car Swap Meet and Ended Up with This ...

Walking along rows and rows of Porsche, Ferrari, MG and Jaguar stuff at the Fuel Fed swap meet yesterday in North Chicago, I spied this little beauty which was literally the ONLY boat part in the whole meet :). Brought it home to sit on my shelf at work to keep me focused on getting closer to Memori...
by North Woody
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Testing
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Re: Testing

I’m not sure if others are having any problems over the past few weeks, but I have been having problems seeing attachments and replying to posts on different devices. I have logged out and back in but I’m still struggling.

Anyone else having similar problems?
by North Woody
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Fire extinguisher
Replies: 11
Views: 2820

Re: Fire extinguisher

Fantastic, thanks Jim. I’ve seen a few of these floating around on EBay in different states of finish, but none of the sellers were able to confirm which units were correct for my ‘36 CC. Thanks for confirming what I need and I look forward to finding the right one to add along with the new 5200 bot...
by North Woody
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Fire extinguisher
Replies: 11
Views: 2820

Looking for the correct Fire extinguisher for my ‘36 Runabout

Gents, I’m looking to add a period-correct fire extinguisher to my 1936 19’ Runabout (hull #48099). This is just for display in the boat as I have working units on board in case I have an actual problem. While my hull card notes that my boat came with one from the factory, there’s no mention of the ...
by North Woody
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Looking for a Copy of Don’s “Complete Wooden Runabout Restoration Guide”
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Re: Looking for a Copy of Don’s “Complete Wooden Runabout Restoration Guide”

Super, thanks Jim ..... This is now bought and paid for, with proceeeds going to Good Will of Colorado Springs for a true win-win! Thanks for the help, looking forward to using this and eventually passing it on when we wrap up the restoration of my ‘36! Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
by North Woody
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Looking for a Copy of Don’s “Complete Wooden Runabout Restoration Guide”
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Looking for a Copy of Don’s “Complete Wooden Runabout Restoration Guide”

Hi All, I’m looking for a copy of Don’s book to help me with the restoration work on my new-to-me 1936 19’ CC Runabout. These appear to be priced at unobtainium levels on the internet, so I’m wondering if anyone here would be willing to part with a copy at a reasonable price. I’m not asking for anyo...