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by Don Vogt
Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: Gar Wood - General Discussion
Topic: evolution of gar wood design
Replies: 20
Views: 18119

evolution of gar wood design

Some of you may have seen the series of pictures in the current issue of classic boating about the evolution of chris craft design during the 30's from raised deck thru to the torpedo style. I am wondering if gar wood went thru any similar design evolution? Also who did the design work for gar wood?
by Don Vogt
Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:46 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: New CC owner - 1956 42' Express Cruiser!
Replies: 8
Views: 4527

corsair

Best wishes to you!. According to jerry conrad's book, chris-craft the essential guide, the 42 corsair was made for three model years, 1956-1958. Series Cr-42-601--612, was the 1957 model. (11 made in 56, 4 in 58, for a total model production of 27.) Chris model years were like car models, so it is ...
by Don Vogt
Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Boat insurance
Replies: 15
Views: 7223

insurance

I agree completely with the hagerty recommendation and the timing.
by Don Vogt
Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: What the heck is a Clipper Bow?
Replies: 25
Views: 21139

clipper bow

This is a great line that I just stumbled into. It raises the question in my mind why we dont have a separate section on "design" or aesthetics. There are sections for engines, electrical, wood, etc. but I was surprised to discover that there was not a section specifically devoted to design matters....
by Don Vogt
Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Research Related
Topic: 1962 16' Corsair
Replies: 17
Views: 22724

1962 16' corsair

This is way cool. Sorry you are letting it go. Please let the new owner know that we would be thrilled to have them involved in the club if they are not already a member.
by Don Vogt
Wed May 14, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Hull Registry Now Online!
Replies: 10
Views: 10185

hull registry

great job. sure would be helpful, however, if we could search by year, too.
by Don Vogt
Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1942 Special Runabout
Replies: 5
Views: 3677

1942 special runabout

I might add that the hull sequence you referenced was for the deluxe runabout series. But i suspect the change was made around that time for all runabouts as a result of new coast guard ventilation requirements. since the 1942 special runabout would presumably have had production start around july o...
by Don Vogt
Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1942 Special Runabout
Replies: 5
Views: 3677

1942 special runabout

according to jerry conrad's: chris craft, the essential guide, there were 241 hulls built, from serial nos. 17-100 thru 17-340.
by Don Vogt
Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Pre-war life jackets
Replies: 12
Views: 5163

pre-war life jackets

Thanks for the clarification. Yes I would be interested. Given the limited storage in my boat, having them coast guard approved, if that is feasible, would allow them to serve two purposes.
by Don Vogt
Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Pre-war life jackets
Replies: 12
Views: 5163

pre-war life jacket

bill, this is a very nice jacket. However, I still would be interested in knowing how it relates stylistically to some known pre-war jackets.
by Don Vogt
Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Pre-war life jackets
Replies: 12
Views: 5163

pre-war life preservers

Well, I guess my preference would be to find an example of a common pre-war life jacket, and then use that as a model, but with modern materials, etc. but maintaining the "look" of a vintage jacket.
by Don Vogt
Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Hot Tip on Custom Trailers for Chris Crafts
Replies: 20
Views: 14419

hot tips on custom trailers

I can second the comment on Ryan trailers. They are really superior to anything else i have seen out there and they can be completely customized to suit your needs and desires, such as custom colors,etc.
by Don Vogt
Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Pre-war life jackets
Replies: 12
Views: 5163

pre-war life preservers

yes, I guess the civilian ones may have been different. There is a merchant marine life jacket photo in the website for the national world war 11 museum; also I think the ones issued to the navy and the air force seemed to have an inflatable chamber on either side of the front and hence I think thes...
by Don Vogt
Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Pre-war life jackets
Replies: 12
Views: 5163

pre-war life preservers

funny coincidence, isnt it, Bill? they look nice but my recollection is that the front part consists of 2 more cylindrically filled pieces, one on each side, rather than a series of smaller tubes in a vest arrangement. I will try to see if i can find a picture of someone in the navy during the war t...
by Don Vogt
Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:15 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Pre-war life jackets
Replies: 12
Views: 5163

Pre-war life jackets

anyone have a good source for authentic style pre-war life jackets, like a "mae west" or whatever? thanks.
by Don Vogt
Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: 6 Volt trickle chargers
Replies: 4
Views: 3338

On the hard. I wonder if anyone has found a specific brand to be particularly reliable. thanks.
by Don Vogt
Sat Mar 29, 2008 6:57 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Orange Deck Stripes
Replies: 2
Views: 2454

orange deck stripe

don ayers or brian robinson may be helpful here.
by Don Vogt
Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: All about the 20' Custom 1946-49
Replies: 90
Views: 40316

all about 20 ft. custom

Actually, earlier than that. my 38 deluxe runabout has them. they are wedge shaped to make the step pad flat against a sloping edge of the deck.
by Don Vogt
Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:28 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KBL Exhaust Elbow
Replies: 4
Views: 2374

try checking chris-craft parts.com, too.?
by Don Vogt
Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Goverment Number
Replies: 15
Views: 6656

As far as the coast guard numbers that were issued prior to the states issuing numbers, (which is different from having a "documented vessel", I checked in the late 80's here with the seattle coast guard and they had thrown out all the records for them in this district, at least. You could check you...
by Don Vogt
Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: 6 Volt trickle chargers
Replies: 4
Views: 3338

6 Volt trickle chargers

Does anyone have a recommendation as to 6 volt trickle chargers for winter time use? I see a number of different brands listed. thanks.
by Don Vogt
Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Factory Original Tool Kit
Replies: 29
Views: 12652

tool kit

I guess what would be helpful for me would be a list of what exact tools were in the little bag don gave us a picture of. Some of the pictures contain quite a few tools. thanks.
by Don Vogt
Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Factory Original Tool Kit
Replies: 29
Views: 12652

tool kit

Thanks much! We now have several pictures with different items. were they all part of the pre-war kit, such as spark plug remover, 4 wrenches, etc? Anyway, as to the manufacture of the tools. A little history. Starting in the later 50's, inexpensive japanese products like cigarette lighters, small t...
by Don Vogt
Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Factory Original Tool Kit
Replies: 29
Views: 12652

tool kit

Mine doesnt have the pin but otherwise looks like the one in photo 3.
by Don Vogt
Sat Feb 09, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Factory Original Tool Kit
Replies: 29
Views: 12652

tool kit

thanks, don. this is great.
by Don Vogt
Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Factory Original Tool Kit
Replies: 29
Views: 12652

factory original tool kit

funny you should ask. I have a 38 deluxe runabout (71277)and I have the original crank. I dont have any of the other tools, do you? I understand they were basic like a screwdriver and wrench, etc. but not sure what else. would you like a picture of it?
by Don Vogt
Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Six volt vs. twelve volt?
Replies: 10
Views: 6784

If you want a boat that is historically correct, then you need to go for the 6 volt. It is not that much different in performance. However, if that is not an issue for you, the 12 volt will give you a little more oomph.
by Don Vogt
Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:11 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Clum Switch Keys
Replies: 17
Views: 10689

sometimes you can find old clum switches at auto parts swap meets. they were used in cars, primarily.
by Don Vogt
Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:09 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Clum Switch Keys
Replies: 17
Views: 10689

pat powell the instrument guy does a great job repairing clum switches.
by Don Vogt
Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:18 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: steering wheel recasting
Replies: 11
Views: 9597

steering wheel recasting

I can recommend jim ellis of backwards unlimited, poulsbo, wa. He has done 2 for me. Many of his customers are car people showing cars at pebble beach. His quality is top of the line and his prices are, compared to some, quite reasonable. For example, I think my banjo steering wheel, which was littl...