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by 48chris
Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Alternative Wood Sealers?
Replies: 8
Views: 3296

Alternative Wood Sealers?

I’m restoring a 1948 Chris Craft with new wood frames, keel, chines, bottom planking, etc. I'm installing the inner bottom now. Been using CPES to this point, but I’m looking for an alternative product primarily due to the solvents it off-gases. I don’t have a separate shop, so the restoration is ha...
by 48chris
Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Chris-Craft Today
Topic: New Chris-Craft 20ft. Vertical Bow for 2013 - NEEDS A NAME
Replies: 62
Views: 30888

I like 'Riviera' or 'Capri'

The styling and lines are beautiful, but the stem looks awkward. Not a fan of the abrupt transition (sharp corner) where the forefoot and stem meet at the chine.

But then again, maybe it will grow on me...
by 48chris
Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:16 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Makes you wanna cry.
Replies: 12
Views: 8171

That's not a U-22 hull

The lines are not right. The hullsides on the U-22 have considerable flare towards the bow, where that boat has none. The U-22 hullsides are curved (barrel) at the transom, and the transom itself is vertical from top to bottom.
by 48chris
Fri Nov 17, 2006 10:01 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bottom planking species & grade selection
Replies: 10
Views: 5512

Thanks guys!
by 48chris
Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bottom planking species & grade selection
Replies: 10
Views: 5512

Brian,
I was planning on selecting pieces that were quarter-sawn, or close to it - not for visual quality (obviously) but to reduce potential cupping of the planks. Does that make sense?

Thanks,
Randy
by 48chris
Thu Nov 16, 2006 11:31 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bottom planking species & grade selection
Replies: 10
Views: 5512

It seems I'm somewhat at the mercy of my local hardwood dealer when it comes to what species I'm actually purchasing. What does Dark Red Meranti (Philippine) look like? The stuff my local dealer has labled as "Philippine" is the same wood you'd see used for interior trim, shelving, etc. in the home-...
by 48chris
Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:38 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bottom planking species & grade selection
Replies: 10
Views: 5512

Al, Here's a photo of the original bottom planking. I plan on sending a sample to the wood lab for identification, just to satisfy my curiosity. To be safe, I'd like to stick with the species that other restorers are using. http://upload4.postimage.org/1661498/Dscn2797400_733617.jpg I've read somewh...
by 48chris
Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:22 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bottom planking species & grade selection
Replies: 10
Views: 5512

Bottom planking species & grade selection

In the previous planking thread, the Jim Blake article in the latest Brass Bell was mentioned. It's a great article, and I've read it several times. However, he addresses selection of Philippine for topsides planking, decking, and the like, but makes no mention of bottom planking species or selectio...
by 48chris
Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:03 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Avatars Now Working
Replies: 9
Views: 10162

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