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by Captain Nemo
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Transmission slipping/no reverse
Replies: 4
Views: 828

Re: Transmission slipping/no reverse

tuobanur wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:23 am
Not sure if it has anything to do with it but you should be using non detergent oil.
Probably not, but yes, you should be using non-detergent oil unless you have an oil filter
by Captain Nemo
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Seam caulking / filling
Replies: 1
Views: 699

Re: Seam caulking / filling

Really there is no easy way to rake out seams. You need a hooked tool of some sort and some time. What sort of caulking is in there now? You don't want anything in the seams that isn't going to squeeze out. That causes stress on the bottom when it swells.
by Captain Nemo
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Transmission slipping/no reverse
Replies: 4
Views: 828

Re: Transmission slipping/no reverse

How does the lever feel when shifting? Does it pop in and out of gear or does it just kind of fall into position. If it doesn't go in and out of gear with some amount of force, I would start by adjusting the reverse bands and the FWD discs.
by Captain Nemo
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Inside storage in Michigan
Replies: 36
Views: 11488

Re: Inside storage in Michigan

I agree on answer #3. Ventilation is key, a semi enclosed shed is best.
Looking back through this thread I guess I already said that. :roll:
by Captain Nemo
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Newbie Looking for Chris Craft Services in Northern Wisconsin
Replies: 18
Views: 3932

Re: Newbie Looking for Chris Craft Services in Northern Wisconsin

Nice boat, and welcome to our world! Keep us posted on your work. :D
by Captain Nemo
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 224
Views: 46172

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

Great to hear that health issues have been sorted out. Sad to hear that you are being forced to pack up and move in the middle of your work. Elude’s new home sounds like a great facility and an excellent place to finish up your project. We all appreciate your dedication. Looking forward to seeing yo...
by Captain Nemo
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Replacing starboard shaft
Replies: 6
Views: 1569

Re: Replacing starboard shaft

Hi Randy, did the keyway get damaged? If so, is the coupler Ok? Post some pics if you can. Your shaft should be bronze as brass is way too soft. Running a SS shaft on one side doesn't pose a problem, I've done it. I have not had any issues w/ a bronze prop on a SS shaft either. If I were you I would...
by Captain Nemo
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Starting issues
Replies: 10
Views: 2591

Re: Starting issues

Manually priming should be needed after sitting for some time, especially those tri-carbs. I'm assuming you have a manual fuel pump which has a bail (lever) on it that you can move up and down to prime the carbs. Sometimes if the pump is resting on top of the lobe you will have to bump the engine ov...
by Captain Nemo
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Cavalier Futura VXE-30-6003-2 - Italy to down under?
Replies: 4
Views: 1578

Re: Cavalier Futura VXE-30-6003-2 - Italy to down under?

Welcome to the Boat Buzz, The Mariner’s Museum is the place to go for information on your boat. Unfortunately the materials have been put in storage during a renovation and has been for quite some time now. They keep teasing us that the materials will be available soon :roll: . I would try to contac...
by Captain Nemo
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: water pump grease
Replies: 4
Views: 1193

Re: water pump grease

Lubriplate no.115 water pump grease. Calcium based lubricant.
by Captain Nemo
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bottom work
Replies: 7
Views: 1526

Re: Bottom work

Yeah, if you're not finding any delaminations or rot anywhere, I would patch it. Chris Craft used the best quality marine plywood available, back in those days.
by Captain Nemo
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bottom work
Replies: 7
Views: 1526

Re: Bottom work

I wouldn't feel bad about doing it that way. Make sure you glue it well and make some good battens at the seams.
by Captain Nemo
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bottom work
Replies: 7
Views: 1526

Re: Bottom work

Have you considered patching rather than pulling a whole section that might still be good? That is an advantage of plywood construction, you can do that. Cutting out a small part is a lot easier.
by Captain Nemo
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: 1959 Chris Craft Cavalier 23'
Replies: 4
Views: 2341

Re: 1959 Chris Craft Cavalier 23'

Nice. Don't be afraid to ask any questions here. There are some pretty crafty individuals with vast knowledge of all aspects on The Buzz.
by Captain Nemo
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: 1959 Chris Craft Cavalier 23'
Replies: 4
Views: 2341

Re: 1959 Chris Craft Cavalier 23'

Welcome, looks like a fun project you have there. 8) Cavaliers are fairly easy to work on, being a little less complex than some. Keep us posted with your progress. What does she have for power?
by Captain Nemo
Tue May 29, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Marianne's first 700 mile leg of the Great Loop
Replies: 4
Views: 1950

Re: Marianne's first 700 mile leg of the Great Loop

I imagine so, she was Westbound for Chicago. I got an up close look at the fuel dock.
by Captain Nemo
Sun May 27, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Marianne's first 700 mile leg of the Great Loop
Replies: 4
Views: 1950

Re: Marianne's first 700 mile leg of the Great Loop

I just saw Marianne stopped for fuel today in Lyons. She is quite beautiful. Talked with the Captain for a moment, nice guy. He described the hull as all original except for the chines, excellent shape. I love the custom wet bar on the aft deck.
Truly a fine example. 8)
by Captain Nemo
Wed May 23, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Deck Maintenance Varnish
Replies: 7
Views: 2443

Re: Deck Maintenance Varnish

It’s not overkill. I can’t even open a can without making a mess. :roll:
by Captain Nemo
Thu May 17, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Cockpit floor stain
Replies: 3
Views: 1081

Re: Cockpit floor stain

Cockpit decking on cruisers were either douglas fir or teak, the difference is obviously the teak is the much harder of the two. Neither was stained. I varnished over the caulking because I wanted to tone down the seams for a patina look, just a preference. I would post a picture but it appears I no...
by Captain Nemo
Sun May 06, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 224
Views: 46172

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

Very sad to hear of your issues, hope they get resolved. We have enjoyed and admired your craftsmanship. Wishing you the best.
by Captain Nemo
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hercules ML starting issues
Replies: 16
Views: 2861

Re: Hercules ML starting issues

Yup, your port engine should turn clockwise as viewed from the front. I’m happy to have helped. :)
by Captain Nemo
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hercules ML starting issues
Replies: 16
Views: 2861

Re: Hercules ML starting issues

What I meant, are the plug wires in the right sequence for the direction the distributer is turning. I saw where someone installed the plug wires on the port side same as the stb engine. Port engine obviously didn't run. Watched the video, almost sounds like your starter might be turning the wrong w...
by Captain Nemo
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hercules ML starting issues
Replies: 16
Views: 2861

Re: Hercules ML starting issues

Check the firing order? Remember, the port engine is opposite rotation.
by Captain Nemo
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: fees waived again 2018 NYS Canals
Replies: 17
Views: 3137

Re: fees waived again 2018 NYS Canals

Let us know when you are passing thru. Sure would like to get a look at the Matthews. 8)
by Captain Nemo
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: fees waived again 2018 NYS Canals
Replies: 17
Views: 3137

Re: fees waived again 2018 NYS Canals

mfine wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:10 pm
I am in Pittsford, and I believe Captain Nemo is a few locks to the east and 61skiff is a few locks to the west. Let us know when you visit and we can meet up for a Canal side lunch and or drinks.
Sounds Like fun, count me in.
by Captain Nemo
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: fees waived again 2018 NYS Canals
Replies: 17
Views: 3137

Re: fees waived again 2018 NYS Canals

We are requesting that they extend the season also. I expect we should see some sort of action.
by Captain Nemo
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: fees waived again 2018 NYS Canals
Replies: 17
Views: 3137

Re: fees waived again 2018 NYS Canals

Just an update, I have been working w/ my state senator, assemblyman, and my town supervisor. The have all penned letters to the canal corp. I have also circulated a petition. Hopefully some political pressure on the powers that be will change things. It is too bad that they think they can marginali...
by Captain Nemo
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Rejoined after haitus
Replies: 7
Views: 2032

Re: Rejoined after haitus

If you scroll down to the bottom of the Boat Buzz page, click on “contact us”. There you can send a message to the administrator.
by Captain Nemo
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: Gas tank question
Replies: 5
Views: 2407

Re: Gas tank question

I agree w/ Joanroy, That is the reason the went to a pickup tube thru the top of the tank. Any hole in the bottom of a gas tank intentional or unintentional is asking for big trouble. :shock:
by Captain Nemo
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Rejoined after haitus
Replies: 7
Views: 2032

Re: Rejoined after haitus

I just heard from Troy and he fixed my account. I informed him of your problem, hopefully soon you'll get fixed too. :)