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by WoodenRookie
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1961 17' Ski Boat configuration questions
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: 1961 17' Ski Boat configuration questions

I'm with Jim on the bow eye, not standard. I would get the hull card from MM and then decide if you want to restore to original or make it look like your fathers old boat. Step pads, cleats, lights, were all added by the dealers usually if not on the build sheet. It's up to you after you get the bui...
by WoodenRookie
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1962 CC Skier - New to Me
Replies: 9
Views: 326

Re: 1962 CC Skier - New to Me

Welcome aboard, nice project, like Matt said, put on a fake a lake and get motor purring, then get it in the water, lots of instruction on first time soaking in the archives. Work on her pretty later.
by WoodenRookie
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: New Owner looking for manuals
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Re: New Owner looking for manuals

Best place to watch is ebay. There isn't any source for model year and/or engine manuels that I'm aware of. It might take a while but you can find them.
Bill
by WoodenRookie
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Chris-Craft Today
Topic: Where have all the True Experts Gone?
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Re: Where have all the True Experts Gone?

Amen, this site sourced and help me build my boat. I hate it's lack of activity. I understand but....
by WoodenRookie
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: ski pole for 327F
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: ski pole for 327F

search the archives, this subject has been gone over repeatedly. Lots of pictures available.
by WoodenRookie
Wed May 27, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: 1956 Capri - Dash control question
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: 1956 Capri - Dash control question

vernier throttle cable
by WoodenRookie
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Round brass tag?
Replies: 14
Views: 833

Re: Round brass tag?

following, never seen one before
by WoodenRookie
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: carb wedges for chrysler hemi (m 45)
Replies: 4
Views: 716

Re: carb wedges for chrysler hemi (m 45)

And post some pics please
by WoodenRookie
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Sparton Corp. marine horns
Replies: 2
Views: 763

Re: Sparton Corp. marine horns

I smell a WoodyBoater story here!!!!
by WoodenRookie
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Crate 350 engine in a '56 Continental 18'
Replies: 31
Views: 7406

Re: Crate 350 engine in a '56 Continental 18'

What no Motor pics?
by WoodenRookie
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 327F possible wrong dipstick?
Replies: 8
Views: 1343

Re: 327F possible wrong dipstick?

placement as well
by WoodenRookie
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 327F possible wrong dipstick?
Replies: 8
Views: 1343

Re: 327F possible wrong dipstick?

Mine is not between exhaust and the head
by WoodenRookie
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Fuel Additive
Replies: 6
Views: 1322

Re: Fuel Additive

Yes, Sta-Bil
by WoodenRookie
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 cooling question
Replies: 1
Views: 709

Re: 283 cooling question

pictures
by WoodenRookie
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Threaded lifting ring rod
Replies: 3
Views: 1153

Re: Threaded lifting ring rod

mine has been pulled around with both skiing and trailering so that makes my decision easy.
by WoodenRookie
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Threaded lifting ring rod
Replies: 3
Views: 1153

Threaded lifting ring rod

do most of you change out your threaded lifting ring rods for age? Not at my boat but what material are those rods. Upgrade to stainless?
by WoodenRookie
Wed May 08, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 327Q hull clearance 1955 Sportsman
Replies: 8
Views: 1315

Re: 327Q hull clearance 1955 Sportsman

On the shaft I have had good luck with Henry H Smith & co.
by WoodenRookie
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Modern Power with Orginal Floor Shifter
Replies: 7
Views: 1160

Re: Modern Power with Orginal Floor Shifter

Thanks Jim, old dogging here
by WoodenRookie
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Modern Power with Orginal Floor Shifter
Replies: 7
Views: 1160

Re: Modern Power with Orginal Floor Shifter

doesn't all the 59-60's runabouts qualify. 283's ? Mine has the floor Shifter
by WoodenRookie
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: New Issue - Logged out on multi page posts
Replies: 8
Views: 2093

Re: New Issue - Logged out on multi page posts

it's been taking me 6-10 attempts to log into forum. The site has saved my user and PW and I keep hitting it until I get in.
by WoodenRookie
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Propeller
Replies: 4
Views: 1106

Re: Propeller

Bob,
I have an extra 670 you could borrow/test.

Bill
by WoodenRookie
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera
Replies: 19
Views: 4086

Re: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera

Any sources for cleats, Perko has similar at 2" but I think these are 1-3/8" length
by WoodenRookie
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: REAR DECK VENTS
Replies: 19
Views: 5128

Re: REAR DECK VENTS

Dang, now mine are on backwards
by WoodenRookie
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Water Pick Up Scoop
Replies: 2
Views: 1501

Re: Water Pick Up Scoop

Hey Bob remember to double clamp.
Bill
by WoodenRookie
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Replacing starboard shaft
Replies: 6
Views: 2004

Re: Replacing starboard shaft

Henry H Smith, 810-794-4222, very knowledgeable, probably in stock with coupling
by WoodenRookie
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1959 CC Ski 18'
Replies: 13
Views: 4217

Re: 1959 CC Ski 18'

So are we estimating that most of the early v-8 runabouts are being run with the gauge running one side of the engine and monitoring that? I'm not seeing many red lights or second temperature gauges. Bout to launch mine after years and was planning to monitor with a laser spot pistol. Anyone put a s...
by WoodenRookie
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1959 CC Ski 18'
Replies: 13
Views: 4217

Re: 1959 CC Ski 18'

anyone care to share an early 283 picture with multiple temp. gauges. I dont think I've seen one on a single engine. My early 283 had one gauge. Dec 58.
by WoodenRookie
Tue May 01, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Windshield to deck rubber 1958 CC 17' Ski
Replies: 3
Views: 1803

Re: Windshield to deck rubber 1958 CC 17' Ski

Woodies Restoration has it, but get your financial affairs in order before inquiring.

Bill