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by Don Vogt
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Where do I stop with the varnish at the water line
Replies: 33
Views: 10902

Re: Where do I stop with the varnish at the water line

Well, I am not totally sure about that. In our case, a 38, we replaced the original bottom, the pencil lines were still there. When launched the boot stripe was probably a couple inches above the “true” water line. As for varnish, etc. I believe in general the bottom is painted first, and then the v...
by Don Vogt
Sat May 22, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Sparton Vintage Horn In Search Of
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Re: Sparton Vintage Horn In Search Of

Thanks. Looking good!
by Don Vogt
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Clum Switch Lettering
Replies: 8
Views: 904

Re: Clum Switch Lettering

Looks like a great job.
by Don Vogt
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Clum Switch Lettering
Replies: 8
Views: 904

Re: Clum Switch Lettering

a very small brush and a steady hand.
by Don Vogt
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Old subject. Oil recommendations. 'W' motors.
Replies: 6
Views: 805

Re: Old subject. Oil recommendations. 'W' motors.

good advice about not skimping on oil. I have used chevron delo 400 30 weight at the recommendation of my mechanic ever since he rebuilt my 1938 KA engine a number of years ago. Before retiring, Jim McNeilly of McNeillys marine service was a top pre-war engine rebuilder in the country. So I have lis...
by Don Vogt
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Sparton Vintage Horn In Search Of
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Re: Sparton Vintage Horn In Search Of

have to be some "horn" guys in the old auto restoration game. might try to tap into that group. Hershey, Pa. is the main swap meeting I gather for old car parts,too.

how about some pix of your boat?
by Don Vogt
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Rough Condition & Worsening...
Replies: 1
Views: 685

Re: Rough Condition & Worsening...

that's a great looking model. As far as I know, cc never used african mahagony, but only phillipine. Generally african is darker with a more pronounced figurative grain pattern. You can check it out by looking at century runabouts, for example. If it is part of the painted area of the boat it should...
by Don Vogt
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Ignition keys
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Re: Ignition keys

you're welcome. always nice to include some pictures if you are restoring the boat. everyone likes to see those.
by Don Vogt
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1930 26' model 111 CC "Contessa"
Replies: 3
Views: 767

Re: 1930 26' model 111 CC "Contessa"

the a 120 had some design issues. whether you want to include one depends on how serious you are in wanting originality and willing to pay for it and put up with it. Not sure how much sense it makes to use another vintage engine that was not an option and not related to that model boat? a lot of peo...
by Don Vogt
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Ignition keys
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Re: Ignition keys

Yes, cc went to yale after they did separate instruments rther than the instrument panels that typically included a clum switch, etc. California classic boats makes nice reproductions. for the real thing, the best place to look is various car swap meets like hershey, pa. etc. good luck in that dept.
by Don Vogt
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1931 Model 277, Wanderlust
Replies: 29
Views: 10790

Re: 1931 Model 277, Wanderlust

no pictures with post
by Don Vogt
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1948 16ft Runabout what is it
Replies: 6
Views: 1217

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: 1217

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: 1178

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: 1178

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: 1001

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: 1230

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: 1328

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: 1328

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: 1343

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: 2115

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: 2115

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: 1744

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: 1443

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: 1443

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: 922

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: 905

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: 1163

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: 2037

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: 1568

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 ...