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by chris.nackers
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: WI area - wood source
Replies: 12
Views: 503

Re: WI area - wood source

I guess the other thing i'm trying to figure out is how much wood and what lengths to order. In terms of what makes the most sense. I don't think i need anything over 12 feet and all are under 7" wide except for that top strake. I should check the drawings i got from Mariners, can't remember if the ...
by chris.nackers
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: WI area - wood source
Replies: 12
Views: 503

Re: WI area - wood source

We have done a couple of 17' deluxe model Chris craft and always go to 1/2 inch planking. You are only talking 1/16th of an inch and it makes for a stronger boat and you don't have to worry about fairing if you frames are fair. I would go with 6/4 lumber re-sawn in half then plane to 1/2 inch thick...
by chris.nackers
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: WI area - wood source
Replies: 12
Views: 503

Re: WI area - wood source

Dug in my research packet and found a scan of a the wood sizes and things.

Side planks are 1/2"
Bottom is 5/8"
Deck is 7/16"
Transom is 1/2"

At least that was original it looks like. I will still measure to see what was put on the 1st plank.
by chris.nackers
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Side plank seam repair
Replies: 11
Views: 1165

Re: Side plank seam repair

Ah, nice. That bracket wouldn't be too hard to build.
by chris.nackers
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: WI area - wood source
Replies: 12
Views: 503

Re: WI area - wood source

Hey all, looking for recommendations on where people have gotten their wood from around the WI area. I will need to pick up some wood to replace old side planks probably in the next month. Also what is the recommended mahogany? According to Dan's book, looks like 6/4 resawn to 1/2" is appropriate. ...
by chris.nackers
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Side plank seam repair
Replies: 11
Views: 1165

Re: Side plank seam repair

OK, From one garage restorer to another. From what I'm gathering the bottom topside plank is bedded to the newer bottom (which it should be)and hopefully a new plank like the bottom wood. Please tell me yes... I highly recommend replacing all the topside planks since your right there. You can also ...
by chris.nackers
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: 1947 18 foot utility restoration thread
Replies: 1
Views: 367

1947 18 foot utility restoration thread

It's about a boat out of water, so figured this was the appropriate place :) I figured it would be good to have everything in one place, not only for myself but others as well. After hundreds of hours of reading, videos and research, i feel like i have a good game plan for tackling our boat. I've al...
by chris.nackers
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Crack in keel by rudder
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: Crack in keel by rudder

Ok makes sense, thanks for the input, greatly appreciated!
by chris.nackers
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: WI area - wood source
Replies: 12
Views: 503

Re: WI area - wood source

drrot wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:51 pm
Did you try McCormick at Milwaukee and Bryan?
I did not, thank you!
by chris.nackers
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: WI area - wood source
Replies: 12
Views: 503

Re: WI area - wood source

Thanks, a bunch of searching looks like LL Johnsons is the closest "big" supplier around. I called and talked to Edensaw, they were great, but getting the wood all the way back here will be very expensive.

African is readily available, but i didn't figure that would be a good match for the boat.
by chris.nackers
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Crack in keel by rudder
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: Crack in keel by rudder

Epoxy with some filler would be best. Make sure it's cleaned out and dry then mix up some west system epoxy and some 404 filler until its the consistency of peanut butter. Fill the crack completely, let it dry and then sand flat. So instead of routing out and putting a spline, you are saying just f...
by chris.nackers
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Crack in keel by rudder
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: Crack in keel by rudder

chris.nackers wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:24 am
What’s the best glue to use?
Is titebond iii acceptable? Or should it be an epoxy?
by chris.nackers
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: WI area - wood source
Replies: 12
Views: 503

WI area - wood source

Hey all, looking for recommendations on where people have gotten their wood from around the WI area. I will need to pick up some wood to replace old side planks probably in the next month. Also what is the recommended mahogany? According to Dan's book, looks like 6/4 resawn to 1/2" is appropriate. T...
by chris.nackers
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Side plank seam repair
Replies: 11
Views: 1165

Re: Side plank seam repair

So tearing into this, quite literally. My splash rails are bedded in 5200 so removing them pretty much destroyed the planks underneath. Also the main plank I need to repair, which is the 2nd plank after the chine, the bottom edge was bedded in 5200 from the bottom repair whenever that was. That’s cl...
by chris.nackers
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Chrysler Crown M7 engine manual
Replies: 7
Views: 2426

Re: Chrysler Crown M7 engine manual

I was able to work with someone i know at the library (Univ of IL) and they digitized the copy they had:
https://archive.org/details/enginegasol ... 1/mode/2up
by chris.nackers
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Chrysler Crown M7 engine manual
Replies: 7
Views: 2426

Re: Chrysler Crown M7 engine manual

I have an original operating manual and maintenance/parts manual. So if anything needs anything from them just ping me.

The maintenance manual is the full tear down and specs manual.
by chris.nackers
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Looking for restoration shops in WI area
Replies: 8
Views: 1138

Re: Looking for restoration shops in WI area

Talked with a few people. Some places were 4+ hours away so haven't taken the boat there for anything yet. Thus far, i'm intending to tackle everything myself. Planning to strip the boat and refinish and repair what i need to. Pulled the engine this past week to work on rebuilding that as well. I've...
by chris.nackers
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Crack in keel by rudder
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: Crack in keel by rudder

What’s the best glue to use?
by chris.nackers
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Crack in keel by rudder
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: Crack in keel by rudder

Alright here are a few photos, hope this helps. I scraped some of the paint away to try and show it better, i'm repainting the bottom anyway this winter.
by chris.nackers
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Crack in keel by rudder
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: Crack in keel by rudder

For sure, will get a picture tonight hopefully. Will be in the garage to pull the engine. Lots of stress on that point, so not shocked.

It appears to be right with the grain, I'll poke it a bit and see if it seems soft.
by chris.nackers
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Swim/boarding ladder
Replies: 9
Views: 843

Re: Swim/boarding ladder

jfrprops wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:14 am
we are talking two different accessories: swim platform vs boarding ladder....I like the hang over easy to stow types.
John in Va.
Yup, i'm not interested in a platform. That Eez ladder looks nice, but i was really hoping to get the plans and build a folding ladder, but might not be an option.
by chris.nackers
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Crack in keel by rudder
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Crack in keel by rudder

Hello all, I will try to grab a picture once i can get a good shot. But going through a few things, i noticed that i have a small crack in the keel on the very end by the where the rudder mounts. It doesn't leak, and best i can tell it's not all the way through. So question is, is there a way to rep...
by chris.nackers
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Swim/boarding ladder
Replies: 9
Views: 843

Re: Swim/boarding ladder

Wasn’t after a swim platform off the back. Just really liked the look of the folding ladder setup.

But sounds like theFreedom ladder is the way to go.
by chris.nackers
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Swim/boarding ladder
Replies: 9
Views: 843

Re: Swim/boarding ladder

I’ll have to keep this in mind.

I was going to try and redo the front a bit to get some storage in the bow. It’s pretty blocked off right now.
by chris.nackers
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Swim/boarding ladder
Replies: 9
Views: 843

Swim/boarding ladder

I’m looking for plans/specs to build a swim ladder for our sportsman. Saw it in classic boat hardware but they appear to be out of business so was hoping someone may have the plans?

Thanks.
by chris.nackers
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: ClassicBoatHardware still in business?
Replies: 2
Views: 382

ClassicBoatHardware still in business?

Emailed several weeks ago with no response and looks like the website is down now too. Wanted to grab a few things from them.

Since the site is down, not sure on a number to try calling.
by chris.nackers
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Looking for restoration shops in WI area
Replies: 8
Views: 1138

Re: Looking for restoration shops in WI area

Ya? I agree. You get what you pay for. I recall doing a story on this topic. https://www.woodyboater.com/blog/2019/04/12/dont-be-a-dicker-pay-the-sticker-why-spending-more-on-a-classic-boat-part-is-a-good-thing/ Ha nice article. I'm all about supporting the little shops, i have owned a couple small...
by chris.nackers
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Looking for restoration shops in WI area
Replies: 8
Views: 1138

Re: Looking for restoration shops in WI area

maritimeclassics wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:15 am
Just curious, what would be a fair hourly wage to pay for antique boat restoration work?
Oh i have no idea. Hence why i'm trying to find a couple places to talk to and see what they think on the work. I also just want a couple opinions on what needs to be done on the boat. I'm still learning.
by chris.nackers
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Looking for restoration shops in WI area
Replies: 8
Views: 1138

Re: Looking for restoration shops in WI area

Steve Bunda http://antiquewoodboatrestoration.com/about-us Just found that one. First number went to fax, left a voicemail on the 2nd number. Hopefully will hear from him. Looks like he does good work based on the website, and being in Northern WI, i'm hoping the prices are fair, versus some of the...