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by Don Vogt
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Shows, Museums, & Event Locations
Topic: 2017 Coeur d' Alene Classic Boat Festival
Replies: 1
Views: 14847

Re: 2017 Coeur d' Alene Classic Boat Festival

earlier boat show at the resort.
by Don Vogt
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Shows, Museums, & Event Locations
Topic: 2017 Coeur d' Alene Classic Boat Festival
Replies: 1
Views: 14847

2017 Coeur d' Alene Classic Boat Festival

This year's show is this week-end at the fantastic boardwalk at the CDA resort on beautiful Lake Coeur d' Alene. Saturday, aug. 26, from 10 to 5 and sunday, aug. 27, 10-3. Over 70 boats are expected to attend. Weather forecast is 84 sat and 91 sunday as part of the continuous run of fabulous weather...
by Don Vogt
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: white stripe width for 1956 21"capri
Replies: 4
Views: 1821

Re: white stripe width for 1956 21"capri

congratulations! what a wonderful end to your years of hard work! how about some pictures? thanks.
by Don Vogt
Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: New posting icon, engines and power train subject
Replies: 7
Views: 2375

Re: New posting icon, engines and power train subject

how are we currently getting notices of new postings?

I should add, that is, posting where one isnt a direct commenting participant.
by Don Vogt
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Voltage Regulator
Replies: 3
Views: 1784

Re: Voltage Regulator

Why bother to convert. A 6v system works just fine. There are several threads discussing this here.
by Don Vogt
Fri May 12, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Fakebook hurting Boat Buzz?
Replies: 27
Views: 7925

Re: Fakebook hurting Boat Buzz?

troy, there was formerly a feature on boat buzz that alerted one to all of the postings when made, not just specific sites that one had posted on. I think that fell by the wayside in the course of migrating the site away from the previous system. Actually, there werent all that many so it was not ov...
by Don Vogt
Thu May 04, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: windshiels for my 39 BB
Replies: 8
Views: 2360

Re: windshiels for my 39 BB

No one seems to have replied to this yet. My understanding is the correct glass for this is the same as pre war auto laminated safety glass. If so, i think you could probably get some thru a reputable old car restoration company in your area that has a connection to an appropriate glass supplier.
by Don Vogt
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: previous owner search for documented boat?
Replies: 4
Views: 2142

Re: previous owner search for documented boat?

gosh, i dont know, when i checked they had a number of districts around the country. so i would start with the district where you think the boat might have been registered to see. Who knows, there may be different policies in different districts? good luck.
by Don Vogt
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: previous owner search for documented boat?
Replies: 4
Views: 2142

Re: previous owner search for documented boat?

I tried in the early 80's to do that here in seattle and they had thrown away all the old paper records a few years before that, so there was no way to trace pre-war boat numbers in this district, at least. but no harm asking.
by Don Vogt
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Gas tank restorayion
Replies: 15
Views: 2963

Re: Gas tank restorayion

well, won't you know.
by Don Vogt
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Gas tank restorayion
Replies: 15
Views: 2963

Re: Gas tank restorayion

I would say amen to that. the ensign tank must be like 1947? or so. God knows that after the war they used anything they could get their hands on to make boats after early postwartime shortages of metals, etc. Why risk it?
by Don Vogt
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1/2 round and stuffing
Replies: 5
Views: 2609

Re: 1/2 round and stuffing

In the minor detail department, the half round in the front has seams on each side more or less where the crash pad turns the corner from the sides to the front. Contra-intuitively, the upholstery fabric from the sides overlaps that from the front at that point, rather than the other way around. The...
by Don Vogt
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Changing of the Guard.
Replies: 9
Views: 20796

Re: Changing of the Guard.

When a group of us took over the Club a few years ago, it was on the verge of collapse. Of course, the membership is the key element of the club. The membership list was in disarray, there were hundreds of people who hadnt paid dues for years, but were kept on the rolls, it wasnt clear who had been ...
by Don Vogt
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: 1941 17' Barrel Back Wiring
Replies: 16
Views: 5355

Re: 1941 17' Barrel Back Wiring

Yep, that's how it was done, Steve, believe it or not. That is the way mine is wired, too.
by Don Vogt
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Looking for a 1940ish 3 spoke steering wheel
Replies: 10
Views: 2347

Re: Looking for a 1940ish 3 spoke steering wheel

well, and the spoke shape is not correct, either, fwiw. Al's are the real deal.
by Don Vogt
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Looking for a 1940ish 3 spoke steering wheel
Replies: 10
Views: 2347

Re: Looking for a 1940ish 3 spoke steering wheel

I believe al schinnerer sells reproductions at calif. classic boats.
by Don Vogt
Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: 2017 Officers
Replies: 1
Views: 16589

Re: 2017 Officers

thx. troy for the update and thanks everyone for agreeing to put in time for the benefit of all of us! It is appreciated.
by Don Vogt
Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Prewar master parts 1936 t0 42
Replies: 27
Views: 6769

Re: Prewar master parts 1936 t0 42

unfortunately, steve, it is cumbersome, and that is why it is being revamped. I wish I knew how to bring the page up and post it. If someone else can do it that would be great. There is really a wealth of info in the archives. One of the many problems is that there is no way to separate all the bras...
by Don Vogt
Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Prewar master parts 1936 t0 42
Replies: 27
Views: 6769

Re: Prewar master parts 1936 t0 42

Who needs unpleasantness coupled with unhelpfulness? Steve, If you go to the archives and search 1939 Chris-Craft Full Line Brochure, there is a table that shows the default options for the various models. As to seating, the 19' custom indicates leather. Some other models use the period term "leathe...
by Don Vogt
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Prewar master parts 1936 t0 42
Replies: 27
Views: 6769

Re: Prewar master parts 1936 t0 42

Steve, please check out the archives here. there are typically catalogues for the various models going back into the 30's and they list the standard equipment. Yes, i believe the K was the standard engine (although i think most came with a larger M engine.) I dont believe i have ever heard of one co...
by Don Vogt
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Prewar master parts 1936 t0 42
Replies: 27
Views: 6769

Re: Prewar master parts 1936 t0 42

Steve, somehow my recent reply didnt seem to make it into this thread. Lost in cyberspace? In any event, what i said was that, as greg notes, I believe the 19 custom came standard in leather. when i restored my 38 17 foot, it had originally used spanish grain maroon russaloid like your pocket pictur...
by Don Vogt
Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Prewar master parts 1936 t0 42
Replies: 27
Views: 6769

Re: Prewar master parts 1936 t0 42

My sense is some of the earlier 1930's runabouts may have had a solid one piece of upholstery seat back? but i think by the mid 30's they were 3 pieces of upholstery material sewn together, with the possible exception of the small entry level models? Don't know for sure. Perhaps it is dangerous to o...
by Don Vogt
Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Prewar master parts 1936 t0 42
Replies: 27
Views: 6769

Re: Prewar master parts 1936 t0 42

steve, i am not the expert here but consider this. the upholstered items come presumably from the upholstery shop, ready to plop in. the battery tie down strap, the map pocket lining, and the slings holding up the wiring, etc. are done in the course of boat construction. A question in my mind is whe...
by Don Vogt
Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1939 19ft CC barrel
Replies: 18
Views: 4027

Re: 1939 19ft CC barrel

I think the individual springs are generally available. they need to be put together with an external metal frame. if i can find a picture i will post.
by Don Vogt
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1939 19ft CC barrel
Replies: 18
Views: 4027

Re: 1939 19ft CC barrel

interesting. Dave Lobb's experience in pre-war boats is that he never ran across copper tacks used in the seat upholstery. He uses them to avoid the obvious rust problem. So i guess i stand corrected there. so the great copper vs. steel question continues.
by Don Vogt
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1939 19ft CC barrel
Replies: 18
Views: 4027

Re: 1939 19ft CC barrel

Well, greg, getting down to brass tacks, so to speak. I had originally posted copper but got to thinking they had some additional alloy in them as I didnt remember them being quite as soft as they might be if 100% copper, so I changed it. Now I have changed it to copper based, and can correct furthe...
by Don Vogt
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1939 19ft CC barrel
Replies: 18
Views: 4027

Re: 1939 19ft CC barrel

right you are. If doing it as original, dont forget that the tacks are copper-based.
by Don Vogt
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1931 Model 277, Wanderlust
Replies: 25
Views: 8972

Re: 1931 Model 277, Wanderlust

what a fabulous project. Echoing Joanroy, thanks for the update!
by Don Vogt
Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: What to do with old engines after repower?
Replies: 8
Views: 2176

Re: What to do with old engines after repower?

You could list them in our Trading dock. that engine was used for a time in some of the runabouts, too, so perhaps there would be someone out there wanting them for parts if nothing else.
by Don Vogt
Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1941 17' Barrel Back interior floor boards
Replies: 7
Views: 2605

Re: 1941 17' Barrel Back interior floor boards

I might add that the floor boards go in after the ceiling boards are in place. Also there is trim, at least in the 37-39 model 17' boats, all the way around the front seat back as seen from the second seat. perhaps some of those pieces are for that purpose?