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by Don Vogt
Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1941 17' Barrel Back interior floor boards
Replies: 7
Views: 2703

Re: 1941 17' Barrel Back interior floor boards

Yes the footrest board is screwed in at an angle. I think there should be backing boards that attach to the side frames to support this angle. Not sure what all those other boards are for. There are full length mahogany trim pieces at the lower front of the seat bottoms, that screw into the frames h...
by Don Vogt
Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: My new 1958 Slick Craft
Replies: 17
Views: 4311

Re: My new 1958 Slick Craft

Yes, although i dont know anything about outboards, I suspect that may have been the case.
by Don Vogt
Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: My new 1958 Slick Craft
Replies: 17
Views: 4311

Re: My new 1958 Slick Craft

Interesting about the fins. as far as outboard rotation, i know nothing. However, during those days it was not uncommon to see twin outboards utilized to increase power/speed. I wonder if outboards could be purchased with right or left rotation in order to serve this purpose? Could one mount two out...
by Don Vogt
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: My new 1958 Slick Craft
Replies: 17
Views: 4311

Re: My new 1958 Slick Craft

One of the pictures seems to show some add-on fins? do you know the story there?
by Don Vogt
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: My new 1958 Slick Craft
Replies: 17
Views: 4311

Re: My new 1958 Slick Craft

Neat-o. thx.
by Don Vogt
Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: My new 1958 Slick Craft
Replies: 17
Views: 4311

Re: My new 1958 Slick Craft

Cool. we would love to see some pictures if you would be kind enough to post them.
by Don Vogt
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Ceiling Board Stain Color for 1941 Barrel Back
Replies: 9
Views: 3041

Re: Ceiling Board Stain Color for 1941 Barrel Back

I am not sure how "pure" you are trying to make your boat. They didnt use petit on pre war boats. NW classic boats had the pre war stain chemically analyzed and had it reproduced. I would be very surprised if the ceiling boards were a different stain. I have never heard of that before. (I guess anyt...
by Don Vogt
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Ceiling Board Stain Color for 1941 Barrel Back
Replies: 9
Views: 3041

Re: Ceiling Board Stain Color for 1941 Barrel Back

NW classic boats, auburn, calif. sells the correct pre-war cc stain.
by Don Vogt
Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: I hope this isn't sacrilege
Replies: 10
Views: 2642

Re: I hope this isn't sacrilege

Congratulations! Looks like a super boat. there was a slickcraft dealer in seattle in the 70's. never realized they had made wood before fiberglass. No doubt someone with specific information will chime in soon. As for stickers, if they are on top of the varnish, they should be easy to remove with a...
by Don Vogt
Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: The Brass Bell cover 2016 issue 4
Replies: 5
Views: 21162

Re: The Brass Bell cover 2016 issue 4

Thanks, great eye along with obvious technical skill. thanks for posting the link.
by Don Vogt
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Winterization Proceedure
Replies: 4
Views: 2824

Re: Winterization Proceedure

I see no one has responded to this yet,and you no doubt want some info. I am no expert but there are several threads here that you can search on for help on this. Depending on model there should be some drain plugs in the engine block to remove and a water hose intake to disconnect from the water pu...
by Don Vogt
Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: I'm the new owner of a 38' Commander Sportfisher!
Replies: 15
Views: 4597

Re: I'm the new owner of a 38' Commander Sportfisher!

Congratulations on your purchase. Sounds like your experience would make a great story in the Brass Bell.
by Don Vogt
Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Copper or Plantinum Spark Plugs?
Replies: 2
Views: 1716

Re: Copper or Plantinum Spark Plugs?

interesting question. I have the pentronix, KA engine, and just use the copper. I googled the question and it appears the issue is in general between the two types of spark plugs is longevity vs. conductivity. apparently copper is more conductive but platinum lasts longer. Since I change my spark pl...
by Don Vogt
Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: annual lay-up
Replies: 18
Views: 4670

Re: annual lay-up

good point. I only use non-ethanol gas all the time in my boat. Based on the extensive discussions in boat buzz, the negative effects of ethanol on older engines suggest it should be avoided generally.
by Don Vogt
Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: annual lay-up
Replies: 18
Views: 4670

Re: annual lay-up

I mix a gallon of gas with a qt. of marvel mystery oil and run the engine for about 10 minutes on this stuff. smokes a lot. I suppose that could be coordinated with running antifreeze toward the end thru the engine, but i dont bother with that. Thru whaterver means I think it is desirable to have th...
by Don Vogt
Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: annual lay-up
Replies: 18
Views: 4670

Re: annual lay-up

by pulling the plugs to drain the water out of the engine and then making sure you go up and down a good sized hill or two on the way to storage you can be sure all the water will be out of the engine. at least for the K.
by Don Vogt
Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Info wanted on hull U-22-1052
Replies: 28
Views: 7258

Re: Info wanted on hull U-22-1052

while looking up the info on the cabin, i ran across a 47 price list and i believe it showed a couple engine options, one was a chrysler. dont remember the other one but can look up if you like. not sure of the relevance of what was done in '53 as to your boat but of course it was not a v8 in any ev...
by Don Vogt
Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Info wanted on hull U-22-1052
Replies: 28
Views: 7258

Re: Info wanted on hull U-22-1052

joanroy, a quick search found a couple of things in the ccabc archive. Check out the 1941 cc fleet brochure, p. 11 for a picture of the pre war ventilating cabin on the utility. also the 1947 cc catalog has a picture of the 25' sportsman cabin on p.31. I think you will see why packard8's cabin is a ...
by Don Vogt
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Info wanted on hull U-22-1052
Replies: 28
Views: 7258

Re: Info wanted on hull U-22-1052

my earlier response seems to have been lost in cyberspace. there was a discussion on the buzz a while back mainly between me and brian robinson about comparing the u22 option and the top of the custom sedan. they are different but somewhat similar. I will see if i can find that discussion and whethe...
by Don Vogt
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Info wanted on hull U-22-1052
Replies: 28
Views: 7258

Re: Info wanted on hull U-22-1052

that's the custom sedan, where the hardtop is integral to the boat. the u22 with the optional ventilating cabin has more of an add on look than the custom, but they are somewhat similar in overall appearance.
by Don Vogt
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Info wanted on hull U-22-1052
Replies: 28
Views: 7258

Re: Info wanted on hull U-22-1052

unless the hull card indicates a custom hardtop, it would be a later add on. that is definitely not the ventilating cabin that was optional with that model.
by Don Vogt
Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Special Race Boat Replica Project
Replies: 47
Views: 15384

Re: Special Race Boat Replica Project

Fabulous job! Congratulations
by Don Vogt
Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Factory Plate Location
Replies: 9
Views: 2529

Re: Factory Plate Location

that's super.can't remember exactly but early on the 19' was just a runabout. Around the 38 model year they started referring to it as the 19' custom runabout. fwiw.
by Don Vogt
Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: 1950 Rivieria Gauges
Replies: 9
Views: 3095

Re: 1950 Rivieria Gauges

Presumably if there are gauge options your hull card would indicate if they were put in your boat. Might check our archives here to see if there is a 50 catalogue. Sometimes there are dash pictures.
by Don Vogt
Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: 1950 Rivieria Gauges
Replies: 9
Views: 3095

Re: 1950 Rivieria Gauges

check with clawson or kocian instruments repair guys. they might even have some or know of a source to get them. Presumably the dash holes should give you this info too?
by Don Vogt
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Instrument panel
Replies: 14
Views: 3989

Re: Instrument panel

Yes, my instruments and the panel were in bad shape but he did an amazing job. I think he was a retired stewart warner guy, living in the midwest somewhere.
by Don Vogt
Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Factory Plate Location
Replies: 9
Views: 2529

Re: Factory Plate Location

They very well may have been lost and can be reproduced. But the key is the hull no. which is stamped in many places in the innards of the boat.
by Don Vogt
Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Factory Plate Location
Replies: 9
Views: 2529

Re: Factory Plate Location

Actually, the plate is on the inside of the port engine hatch, i believe. I can get you a picture if you like. there is a '36 here in the inland empire chapter.
by Don Vogt
Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Instrument panel
Replies: 14
Views: 3989

Re: Instrument panel

Pat powell did my original instrument work and clum switch many years ago. First rate. I am sorry to hear that he is no longer with us. The instrument panel is super Did you find that the panel was used in any cars? a variation of my sw 4 gauge panel with the engine turned plate, that was in the lat...
by Don Vogt
Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Larry Jamieson - Vice President
Replies: 5
Views: 20161

Re: Larry Jamieson - Vice President

service on the board/as an officer/ is a labor of love. Jim really put in a lot of quality effort on behalf of the membership, capping it with his willingness to take on the big task of editing the Brass Bell for a time. He deserves thanks from all of us!