Active Active   Unanswered Unanswered

Search found 894 matches

by Don Vogt
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1948 16ft Runabout what is it
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: 1948 16ft Runabout what is it

I cant remember how mine was done by the restorer. plugged outside the hull somehow so that interior still had an authentic look. i assume that capping the end of the copper tube would work but best to talk to someone with some expertise as to the best way to do it.
by Don Vogt
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1948 16ft Runabout what is it
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: 1948 16ft Runabout what is it

There have been lots of debates on woody boater.com about the Risks of self bailers.theprudent thing is to do is to disable the thing before you wakeup some morning and find your boat at the bottom of the lake.

I should add that 6 volt bilge pumps are available and highly desirable as a substitute.
by Don Vogt
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Restoring Deck
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: Restoring Deck

If that is all you are trying to accomplish, perhaps you can deck again using mahogany plywood, bleaching the one area and making false seams as you want elsewhere, with live seams as required?
by Don Vogt
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Restoring Deck
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: Restoring Deck

Should add it is mahogany. Also there is considerable debate as to exactly what the bleached areas should look like. This was evident in the Tahoe concours a few years ago featuring blonde deck runabouts. Mike, maybe you have a suggestion here as well. (Some decks end up looking too yellow or somewh...
by Don Vogt
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Pre war Chris Craft welting/Piping configuration?
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Pre war Chris Craft welting/Piping configuration?

The first entry in this category has some good inforMation from don Ayers. Yes there is welting all the way around on at least the front cushions, both on the top and around the bottom. 2 straps per cushion too underneath running from back to front. (Remember they were considered life preservers alt...
by Don Vogt
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Is this a Yale jr. ignition switch
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Re: Is this a Yale jr. ignition switch

No key expert but I think until the later 30’s cc generally used the clum switch and then migrated to the Yale. Calif. classic boats,I think, makes reproduction Yale ignition lock set ups. Probably should add that I think the change to Yale related to changes from instrument panels to individual gau...
by Don Vogt
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL oil quantity
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Re: KL oil quantity

Did you check the archives for an engine manual?
by Don Vogt
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL oil quantity
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Re: KL oil quantity

I am no motor expert but something doesn’t ring true here. What is the source of the “specs” that suggest variable oil capacity from 6 to10 qts. ? I have a prewar ka and it has a 4 qt. capacity. The kL I believe is just a longer stoke version of the k. Maybe 5 sounds right. I can’t imagine a recomme...
by Don Vogt
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: 1939 CC Deluxe Utility wiring diagram
Replies: 5
Views: 644

Re: 1939 CC Deluxe Utility wiring diagram

Thanks for saving another classic. The pre-war utility is a nice model.
by Don Vogt
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Opinions needed on how to repair
Replies: 8
Views: 1124

Re: Opinions needed on how to repair

Are you doing this via the woody boater site? Sometimes it helps to go directly to the ccabc website and do things thru that? Don’t ask me why.
by Don Vogt
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Opinions needed on how to repair
Replies: 8
Views: 1124

Re: Opinions needed on how to repair

Email administrator. Number of posts shouldn’t matter. Picture would be helpful, for sure. Nothing inherently wrong with use of butt blocks.
by Don Vogt
Wed May 13, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1941 K Distributor Cap and Rotor
Replies: 6
Views: 975

Re: 1941 K Distributor Cap and Rotor

I have had pertronix on my ‘38 KA for 10 years without any problem. (Original 6 volt system). I have heard that some people have had issues in the conversion as mentioned in this post. It has the benefit that you don’t have to mess with points, etc. after converting (assuming It works ok). So I am g...
by Don Vogt
Mon May 11, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Polished Stainless Steel Flat Stock
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: Polished Stainless Steel Flat Stock

I am only going on the picture contained in Conrad’s book. Not sure I have ever seen one before, or ever heard of it for that matter. Hard to tell whether there are transom bandsor not? Best to discuss with other owners. The special was apparently made in 53 & 54. Looks perhaps like an economy model...
by Don Vogt
Mon May 04, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Polished Stainless Steel Flat Stock
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: Polished Stainless Steel Flat Stock

I believe all of the sportsmen, except perhaps the special sportsman, had transom bands.

The standard placement was on the hull sides with about 1/4” or so space between the band and the end of the hull sides. Nothing on the “corner” or the transom.
by Don Vogt
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: ‘41 16ft runabout: Anchor guide fairlead?
Replies: 1
Views: 556

Re: ‘41 16ft runabout: Anchor guide fairlead?

hi Joe, a couple of suggestions for you. if you havent yet, i think it might be useful for you to join acbs.org. they produce a directory that includes a listing of people who have your model. most likely there is someone nearby who can help you with the many questions you will likely have. also the...
by Don Vogt
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Hello from FL newbie ‘41 16ft runabout
Replies: 1
Views: 537

Re: Hello from FL newbie ‘41 16ft runabout

welcome, Joe. that's quite a project there. the 41 '16 footer is a neat little runabout. please post pictures as you work thru the restoration.
by Don Vogt
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: 1941 18' Deluxe Utility Gauge Installation
Replies: 1
Views: 758

Re: 1941 18' Deluxe Utility Gauge Installation

Hi al, sent you a pm.
by Don Vogt
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Need pattern for 38 CC deluxe runabout windshield
Replies: 3
Views: 1484

Re: Need pattern for 38 CC deluxe runabout windshield

I made new ones for mine based on the originals that came with my boat. if you dont resolve it before then, i can furnish a pattern in the spring. my boat is currently in winter storage at our summer place. Do you have the original deck and know the places for the windshield brackets? if not that is...
by Don Vogt
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Spark plug wires
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

Re: Spark plug wires

restoration supply should have the brass nuts. brian robinson can give the latest thinking on the preferred wire to be used. the prongs or loops (latter of which i think he prefers) would need to be attached to the wires as well as the fittings on the other end that go into the distributor. I think ...
by Don Vogt
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Fire extinguisher bracket fasteners
Replies: 2
Views: 1099

Re: Fire extinguisher bracket fasteners

earlier on there was this fellow dan sarkas, who restored and sold these. there was an article on him and all the correct fire extinguishers in a given year either in the brass bell or acbs rudder a few years ago. not sure if he is still around? my '38 bracket had slotted round head brass screws. No...
by Don Vogt
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Fuel Additive
Replies: 6
Views: 1565

Re: Fuel Additive

yes, and it helps to stay away from ethanol in the gas. the theory of the full tank is it limits water condensation inside the tank during storage. Not sure if anyone has actually studied that?
by Don Vogt
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Rubber flooring
Replies: 4
Views: 1131

Re: Rubber flooring

well that may be. cc got sort of goofy there for a while with odd deck stripe colors, etc. Look for example at the lapkin foto in this last sunday's (aug. 10, '19 )woody boater main shot. it shows the cracked ice instrument panel, 5 spoke steering wheel, and the traditional "packard" flooring. not s...
by Don Vogt
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Rubber flooring
Replies: 4
Views: 1131

Re: Rubber flooring

I believe it is the so-called "packard" rubber. there are flat areas and then a repetitive pattern of ribs followed by another flat area, etc. Restoration Supply Co., among others, carries it. called wide rib rubber. held down by a few screws with finishing washers. One of the restorers should be ab...
by Don Vogt
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Proper seat cushion supports for my '42, 17' Special Runabout?
Replies: 7
Views: 1572

Re: Proper seat cushion supports for my '42, 17' Special Runabout?

glad all that worked out for you. please post some pictures as you make progress on restoration!
by Don Vogt
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Proper seat cushion supports for my '42, 17' Special Runabout?
Replies: 7
Views: 1572

Re: Proper seat cushion supports for my '42, 17' Special Runabout?

did you check with the mariner's museum for drawings? generally the runabouts during this period had a box spring with cushions on top. however, i believe the special was an economy model so perhaps they didnt use that arrangement? if it originally came with a box spring arrangement it would not hav...
by Don Vogt
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Looking for a Key Blank for my ‘36 Runabout
Replies: 8
Views: 1915

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

I believe the number is on the hull card, as well, if memory serves me correctly.
by Don Vogt
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1937 17' Deluxe strut
Replies: 8
Views: 2160

Re: 1937 17' Deluxe strut

How are you posting pictures? many of us are having no luck in that regard. they look great btw. thks.

what are the extra holes on the rear deck for?
by Don Vogt
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: starboard engine bay tray 41' 17 deluxe
Replies: 15
Views: 5171

Re: starboard engine bay tray 41' 17 deluxe

North woody, the battery box measures about 8 7/8 x 12, and 5 and 1/2 deep. wood is 3/4. the bottom board covers the whole box. the sides run the full length and the narrow ends nest inside the sides. in the middle of the sides there should be about a 1 and 1/2 inch folded over strip of upholstery t...
by Don Vogt
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1937 17' Deluxe strut
Replies: 8
Views: 2160

Re: 1937 17' Deluxe strut

Hi it looks like mine is 1645. a bit hard to read. I got mine from classic boat connection. you can call them and they will know which one has the 45 degree to port layout. also when i had mine restored, we had to get a new exhaust nut. unfortunately only the post war ones were available. the origin...
by Don Vogt
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1937 17' Deluxe strut
Replies: 8
Views: 2160

Re: 1937 17' Deluxe strut

If you dont get an answer sooner, i will be pulling my boat out of the lake in aug. to take to a show and can give you the info then. all my gear is original. I will check the exhaust number shortly and pass that on to you.