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by Don Vogt
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1965 283 Chevy engine: Generator vs. alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 3165

Re: 1965 283 Chevy engine: Generator vs. alternator

mark, if your gauges are correct they should show whether the generator is charging the battery. there is a cut off switch, so if you are merely idling along, the battery wont be charging. If you have a good battery, the generator is working properly, and you dont have any electrical drains somewher...
by Don Vogt
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Cleaning the hull and deck after a long road trip
Replies: 2
Views: 1958

Re: Cleaning the hull and deck after a long road trip

a small amount of mild dishwashing soap in a bucket of water works fine for me.
by Don Vogt
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 18' Riviera
Replies: 8
Views: 3605

Re: 18' Riviera

Good question, speed demon. a lot of people struggle with this. First off, there are a lot of factors to consider in deciding what you might want to do to the boat, but creating a lot of value is problematic. Most important is what you want to accomplish with the boat, and what resources you are pre...
by Don Vogt
Tue May 01, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Fire extinguisher
Replies: 11
Views: 4479

Re: Fire extinguisher

There was this fellow Dan Sakas, who restored and sold them. wrote a great article about the different, mainly pyrene, fire extinguishers used in prewar days. It would have appeared in the Brass Bell about 12 years ago or so. Try searching for it in the archives. I believe there was an overlap of mo...
by Don Vogt
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1950 Riviera 20 interior pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 2302

Re: 1950 Riviera 20 interior pictures

welcome, archman. A nice model. Do post some pictures of your boat.
by Don Vogt
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1941 C/C buckskin vinyl
Replies: 5
Views: 2494

Re: 1941 C/C buckskin vinyl

Yes, macatawa's "pigskin" is about as close as one can get to the original. Not inexpensive, however.be prepared for that.
by Don Vogt
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1941 C/C buckskin vinyl
Replies: 5
Views: 2494

Re: 1941 C/C buckskin vinyl

Bill, i just checked the cabin interior section of the buzz and there are extensive discussions there. Might want to peruse all of that, including the one titled "Russaloid?" Good luck. I definitely suggest you find an original (ideally out of the sun) part of the original pigskin to use to match an...
by Don Vogt
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1941 C/C buckskin vinyl
Replies: 5
Views: 2494

Re: 1941 C/C buckskin vinyl

Generally speaking, i think the '40 had the pigskin russaloid, while the 41-42 had the aquamarine. (Do you have your hull card?) For a long time, the pre-war russaloid was not available, so people tended to use leather of the corresponding color if they wanted the correct look. I think i read somewh...
by Don Vogt
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1957 Chris Craft Sedan
Replies: 1
Views: 1501

Re: 1957 Chris Craft Sedan

congratulations and welcome to the buzz. I am sure you will find it most helpful. According to Jerry Conrad's book, Chris craft, the essential guide, there are 2 1957 24' "sedan" models, if you will. one is the semi-enclosed cruiser, with serial numbers starting at SE-24-001 and following, and the o...
by Don Vogt
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: floor mats
Replies: 10
Views: 4451

Re: floor mats

Cool, mike, a beautiful job. also looks like you have a very interesting group of boats you are currently working on.
by Don Vogt
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: floor mats
Replies: 10
Views: 4451

Re: floor mats

Thanks, Mike. I see you are working on a '61 continental hardtop. cool boat, not many around. How about some pictures if you are to a point where the boat is taking shape again?

One of the last ones i remember being restored was Paul Harrison's, which i think was sold? "Over the top".
by Don Vogt
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Replacement Fuel Tank
Replies: 17
Views: 7972

Re: Replacement Fuel Tank

good points. My thought was that the main issue is to go to non-ethanol. Unfortunately, as I noted, it usually only comes with a higher octane rating. this may not be "needed" and of course costs more, but getting away from ethanol is the main benefit.
by Don Vogt
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: floor mats
Replies: 10
Views: 4451

Re: floor mats

not sure these days. might check restoration supply co. the boat restorers should know, like brian robinson or one of the other main restoration shops.
by Don Vogt
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: floor mats
Replies: 10
Views: 4451

Re: floor mats

here we go with the pre war floor covering.
08 tahoe pictures, etc 075.jpg
by Don Vogt
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: floor mats
Replies: 10
Views: 4451

Re: floor mats

cant seem to attach the photo now. will work on it.
by Don Vogt
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: floor mats
Replies: 10
Views: 4451

Re: floor mats

actually, i found that i have a picture of the floor mat handy.
by Don Vogt
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: floor mats
Replies: 10
Views: 4451

Re: floor mats

I believe it is the "packard" rubber, with the five or so narrow ribs close together, with intervening spaces between the sets of ribs.. dont have a picture handy but can get one if you need it.
by Don Vogt
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Replacement Fuel Tank
Replies: 17
Views: 7972

Re: Replacement Fuel Tank

usually the ethanol free gas comes only in the higher octane ratings. As i understand it, the higher octane just means that the gas all explodes at the same time. I am not aware that this creates any problems?
by Don Vogt
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Best way to secure transome to trailer?
Replies: 22
Views: 6527

Re: Best way to secure transome to trailer?

Judge1948, thanks for the pictures and the story. Another good place that would be interested in a posting is the ACBS website if you are an acbs member. (If not, please consider joining.). Maybe you are familiar with their site? but in any event they feature member boats every tuesday. Also you hav...
by Don Vogt
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Best way to secure transome to trailer?
Replies: 22
Views: 6527

Re: Best way to secure transome to trailer?

thanks. this works if the hook at the end of the winch strap will pass thru the ring. mine is too large, so this strap idea would work great.

thx. for the pic.
by Don Vogt
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Best way to secure transome to trailer?
Replies: 22
Views: 6527

Re: Best way to secure transome to trailer?

yes, something like that would be great. currently i have to fold my winch strap in half as I wrap it around the lifting ring so it stays under the "wing" associated with the ring. a nuisance. for those with post war round rings, i would think there would be a problem using this strategy since the s...
by Don Vogt
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Best way to secure transome to trailer?
Replies: 22
Views: 6527

Re: Best way to secure transome to trailer?

Good luck. Neat to have this boat in the family all this time. Please post a couple more pictures.
by Don Vogt
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Best way to secure transome to trailer?
Replies: 22
Views: 6527

Re: Best way to secure transome to trailer?

Well, this post raises an issue discussed here a few years ago about trailer pulling. Many suggested they were pulling their trailers at 70-75 mph. By going slower, one provides a much greater margin for maneuver, to avoid the slamming of brakes or swerving, two of the major causes of boat shifting ...
by Don Vogt
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Best way to secure transome to trailer?
Replies: 22
Views: 6527

Re: Best way to secure transome to trailer?

There are a number of ways to make sure the boat is secure but only a limited number of ways that dont involve potential damage to the finish or other elements of the boat. your picture indicates possible rubbing of the finish on the transom via the strap. a no no. the strut is bolted thru the keel,...
by Don Vogt
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Best way to secure transome to trailer?
Replies: 22
Views: 6527

Re: Best way to secure transome to trailer?

Should have said will "prevent the boat from sliding forward on the trailer... etc."
by Don Vogt
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Best way to secure transome to trailer?
Replies: 22
Views: 6527

Re: Best way to secure transome to trailer?

08 tahoe pictures, etc 015-001.jpg Mark is correct. In that regard you should attach your back straps to the sides of the trailer as far back from the strut as possible, forming a "V". When tightened this will prevent the trailer from sliding forward and damaging the bow. It is best to make sure no...
by Don Vogt
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1939 Barrelback 19 ft CC with West System Bottom
Replies: 8
Views: 3160

Re: 1939 Barrelback 19 ft CC with West System Bottom

Welcome, Mark. Greg and drrot are giving you good advice.
by Don Vogt
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: What model and year do I have?
Replies: 9
Views: 3357

Re: What model and year do I have?

Looks like you have a nice boat there to work on. Welcome to the CCABC!

If you are in wash. and not yet a member, please consider joining the antique and classic boat society. Western washington is pnw chapter. they have a web site. There will be lots of people to help you.
by Don Vogt
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1937 Chris Craft 19' Custom Runabout Bottom Woes
Replies: 17
Views: 4126

Re: 1937 Chris Craft 19' Custom Runabout Bottom Woes

I believe both the 35 and 36 19' runabouts had the 4 spoke plastic wheel. generally, i think the '37 wheel was the banjo.Perhaps there was a switch to it sometime during the model run in'37? If this were the case, then perhaps your grandparents later switched out the 4 for the banjo? That may be why...
by Don Vogt
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1937 Chris Craft 19' Custom Runabout Bottom Woes
Replies: 17
Views: 4126

Re: 1937 Chris Craft 19' Custom Runabout Bottom Woes

there is an extensive discussion here about epoxy vs. 5200 bottom. Dont be too hasty about a 5200 bottom without reading that discussion. imho epoxy has the best of the argument. As for the steering wheel, i cant tell by the pictures what you have , but i believe the correct wheel for the '37s was t...