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by tkhersom
Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: state registration versus USCG documentation
Replies: 10
Views: 3124

Re: state registration versus USCG documentation

Fishing boats are commercial and would be exempt in NY as well, here is a section from our DMV, other states likely to be different... What if my boat is documented by the US Coast Guard? You must register the boat in NYS if: the boat is not used for commercial purposes in NYS, and the boat will be...
by tkhersom
Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: state registration versus USCG documentation
Replies: 10
Views: 3124

Re: state registration versus USCG documentation

Thanks for posting this! I have been wondering the same thing for my 38'. I am pretty sure in Maine it is one or the other you do not have to do both. I did see something on the USCG site that stated that you have to put the boats name on the bow (where the numbers would go) but I am not sure if tha...
by tkhersom
Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:55 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: New Boat Buzz
Replies: 21
Views: 23589

Re: New Boat Buzz

Love It!

Keep up the good work.
by tkhersom
Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1955 Chris Craft Corvette 37'
Replies: 37
Views: 12968

I feel very Blessed to be living the life of Riley up here. Can't wait to get the Connie wet. Found out this weekend that I may have more mechanical work than I had hoped. Rumor has it that they burned one of these Corvettes a couple of years ago up here in "our" Portland. A friend was telling me la...
by tkhersom
Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1955 Chris Craft Corvette 37'
Replies: 37
Views: 12968

USJeff wrote:It just sold for a little less than 5K. Someone is in for a great adventure up there.
Darn was looking forward to the "Jose".

Oh ya, have some in the cupboard.

ALL IS GOOD!
by tkhersom
Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Distributor Rebuild
Replies: 12
Views: 3678

Any input on the Ignitor VS the Ignitor II. My first thought is that they upgraded to the II for a reason. Spoke with "Classic Boat Connection" this morning and they only use the original Ignitor system, didn't even know there was a II offered. Troy PS: If anyone knows of a supplier of internal part...
by tkhersom
Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Roamer Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Its lonley here.
Replies: 5
Views: 4098

Wow! With all that going for it I may need to start searching for a Roamer. :P Ok, you want a rust story. One time I was scraping paint off a steel boat...oh never mind! Nice paquet of boats Tom, Are you using rosin paper to mask off? where do you get it. By the way, to my delight, these Roamers are...
by tkhersom
Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1955 Chris Craft Corvette 37'
Replies: 37
Views: 12968

Hey Jeff:

If you decide to buy it you can use my UPS account to ship me the bottle of Jose I see in one of the pix. Looks full.

Troy
by tkhersom
Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Distributor Rebuild
Replies: 12
Views: 3678

Thanks Guys!

You have helped confirm my what I suspected.

I think it will be even more valuable around the salt water.

Are you running a regular dist. cap or a funky one like in the video from Trick414?

Troy
by tkhersom
Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Distributor Rebuild
Replies: 12
Views: 3678

Thanks for the Video.

Are you happy with the way it is working?

Troy
by tkhersom
Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Distributor Rebuild
Replies: 12
Views: 3678

Distributor Rebuild

I am in the process of rebuilding the distributors on my 1958 WBR engines. Have any of you had any experiance with the Pertronix upgrades? I am not concerned about show points, just reliability and value. Part of me thinks these engines have been runing this long with points, why mess with it, and a...
by tkhersom
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:40 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Tango Uniform
Replies: 1923
Views: 343613

The black hull is very sharp looking!

I don't expect I will ever change mine to black, but if it was black when I bought it I probably would not change it back to white either.
by tkhersom
Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: '56 Connie 47' Hull restore
Replies: 67
Views: 26597

I am glad!

I think they add a uniqueness that makes her stand out, and that is better than being original.
by tkhersom
Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: '56 Connie 47' Hull restore
Replies: 67
Views: 26597

Are you keeping the stairs?

I like them, even though they are not original.
by tkhersom
Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: '56 Connie 47' Hull restore
Replies: 67
Views: 26597

Wow! You make me feel good about my Connie find. Since I was unsuccessful in convincing my wife to make a last minute trip to Dora, I spent yesterday getting to know "American Beauty" better, while preparing my "To Do" list. I was thinking "I have so much work to do before she splashes", but now aft...
by tkhersom
Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Tango Uniform
Replies: 1923
Views: 343613

Huge learning curve! Fortunatelly I have been boating since I was about 3 years old. (about 47yrs) Bought my first boat when I was about 15. A wood open boat that I put a 1953 25HP Johnson on. (Wish I still had that one.) Have owned a few boats since (mostly glass), have been caring for my mothers '...
by tkhersom
Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:04 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Tango Uniform
Replies: 1923
Views: 343613

I am new to the Cruiser world also, but found my Hull Number right where MM said they would be. "•Stamped into the aft surface of the forward header of the engine hatch on single engine models, and stamped into the aft surface of the forward header of the port engine hatch on twin engine models." Si...
by tkhersom
Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Ask Hagerty
Topic: What would you do to earn someone's business?
Replies: 10
Views: 9714

Re: What would you do to earn someone's business?

Here is a picture of Hagerty rep Michael Hor taking one for the Hagerty team. I am not sure if you've ever seen someone do a 180 in a 1948 Chris Craft Racing Runabout, but it is quite a sight to see. As the front and rear ends swap places, about 50 gallons of water washes over the inside of the rea...
by tkhersom
Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Ask Hagerty
Topic: Public Service Petition to the wake board manufacturers ??
Replies: 24
Views: 17555

I remember one time as a kid when a property owner complained, in the local newspaper, about the noise of classic wooden boats (about 6 of them) out for a midnight ride. The boaters (my Dad included, in his '57 CC Continental) got together one night and paddled their boats, enginges off, in front of...
by tkhersom
Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Wiring a Connie
Replies: 7
Views: 2294

Yes! Thank You for putting that out there. I do not intend to go original, I am planning on breakers, battery switchs, and a great deal of upgrades. I still wanted the original diagrams as a map in case there is uncertainty. I was given a link by my surveyor to make sure it is done up to spec. This ...
by tkhersom
Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Wiring a Connie
Replies: 7
Views: 2294

does the MM not have your wiring diagram? I have obtained them for some of my CC projects. It seems I was not offered a diagram because they do not have the exact one for my Connie (X-38-305) but they do have one for X-38-320 which I have ordered. Should fill in any gaps. Thanks for sending me back...
by tkhersom
Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Wiring a Connie
Replies: 7
Views: 2294

Did not receive any indication that they did in my convesations, but I realize I did not ask specifically for it, so I will call them tomorrow. Thanks.
by tkhersom
Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:05 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Wiring a Connie
Replies: 7
Views: 2294

Wiring a Connie

I plan on replacing most of the wiring on a newly acquired 1958 38' Constellation with WBR engines and Chris-O-Matics this spring. I have received the info package from The Mariners Museum and plan on purchasing an engine manual and maybe some of the other manuals offered, but I don't know where to ...