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by matthew.smith
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: 327F with Paragon 1 to 1
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Re: 327F with Paragon 1 to 1

For gods sake man, post photos!
by matthew.smith
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL idle
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: KL idle

Manafold leaks can effect all sorts of stuff. Drives me nuts because the way to tell was water in your oil, but not the case. I just replaced the exhaust manifold on my W and it changed everything, smooth running, less smoke, no rough idle. I am not a mechanic, nor an engine expert, or even an engin...
by matthew.smith
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: New Guy With a '65 Super Sport 18'
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Re: New Guy With a '65 Super Sport 18'

Hi Chuck, sorry for the delay. You have one of the last woodys and they are fantastic. I would get the hull card from the Mariners Museum in Newport News. That will tell you any special differences. Yours sounds normal with vinyl. Variations are not part of how they did things. It was mass productio...
by matthew.smith
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Needing sage advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1622

Re: Needing sage advice

See the attachment in orange at lover bottom next to options. Click that, Make sure the photo file is not to large, it will reject it and not tell you. Look forward to seeing it
by matthew.smith
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1962 CC Skier - New to Me
Replies: 9
Views: 635

Re: 1962 CC Skier - New to Me

Welcome Eddy. Very cool boat, and one of the last of the woodys, so worthy. Where you are located is an amazing area and has a wonderful classic boat community. Looks like you will have some fun working on your boat, and it will certanly need to soak up. My wife always asks me when I get a new old b...
by matthew.smith
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Chris craft club burgee repo still for sale?
Replies: 2
Views: 846

Re: Chris craft club burgee repo still for sale?

Bill Basler did the project and had to order a bunch to get the co to make them. They pop on ebay. But with that said, Staibs are very nice. He does it right. The only difference is the graphics on the band.
by matthew.smith
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Sportsman folding top?
Replies: 1
Views: 1794

Re: Sportsman folding top?

Sorry you have had to wait for an answer. Shame on us. Try the Mariners Museum, they will have a photo. And or even specs. If not, let me know and I will do a shout out on Woody Boater for photos. WE LOVE US SOME TOPS. BTW, you may not really like it after you get it. But its great to have all the p...
by matthew.smith
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: New Owner looking for manuals
Replies: 2
Views: 540

Re: New Owner looking for manuals

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-1960s-Chris-Craft-185-HP-Model-283-V8-Marine-Engine-Brochure-Specifications/124253952176?hash=item1cee1cd8b0:g:drcAAOSwIwtfB0Hn https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-CHRIS-CRAFT-OPERATION-MANUAL-INBOARD-V-8-MODELS-283-283M-COLLECTIBLE/133453558314?hash=item1f1273b22a:g:0~0AAO...
by matthew.smith
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 16' special race boats
Replies: 7
Views: 1675

Re: 16' special race boats

I have owned both. a 19 Barrel Back and currently a 16 Racer. The ride is rougher in the 16 but if you speed up, its fine. The 19 is kinda better, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE my 16. It is what it is, For a smooth ride, a U22 or my other boat is a 25 Sportsman, and after a ride in the 16 makes the 25 feel l...
by matthew.smith
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: ski pole for 327F
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: ski pole for 327F

As I recall Jim Staib has one NOS. You may want to reach out to him. Finewoodboats.com
by matthew.smith
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Chris-Craft Today
Topic: Where have all the True Experts Gone?
Replies: 8
Views: 1372

Re: Where have all the True Experts Gone?

The Glitches killed me. I am not an expert by far. The crap fest on Facebook is insane. This is a safe place and I do trust the experts here. I just renewed and had to start over. I was the 3rd member to join back when this was started. In a way it helped start WoodyBoater and have met some amazing ...
by matthew.smith
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Blow By
Replies: 4
Views: 694

Re: Blow By

Its sadly normal. I had a 19 barrel back with a M and did the same. Its annoying and can overwhelm you. Its what Greg said. Does it on my W and K as well. I have been thinking of putting in a blower. The smell is finding its way out, right under your nose