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by maritimeclassics
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: oil leak
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: oil leak

No it should be copper on both sides which is soft and helps seat the gasket. Also there is an up and down side to the gasket so you need to make sure its on right.
by maritimeclassics
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: oil leak
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: oil leak

I would really look at the old gasket and see if it has any indications of why it happened. Also look at the block and the head to see what the deal is.
by maritimeclassics
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: oil leak
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: oil leak

Seems to be the head gasket problem.
by maritimeclassics
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1940 Deluxe stern pole length.
Replies: 28
Views: 7278

Re: 1940 Deluxe stern pole length.

Like you said brass would have been correct. What we have to do is alter the screw a bit to fit sometimes. First, orientation is important so when your pole slides in and turns your ensign is pointing aft. The other thing you may have to do is file the top of the screw a bit so it fits in the bottom...
by maritimeclassics
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: 1958 Continental white paint
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: 1958 Continental white paint

OK after reading your post again use the white SikaFlex for the seams if your going to paint it white. We use mahogany color on deck seams where the boat is stained mahogany it helps hide and inconsistencies that the seams may have.
by maritimeclassics
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: 1958 Continental white paint
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: 1958 Continental white paint

We use SikaFlex lot291 mahogany color to fill our seams. Then when its good and dry we paint them with Pettit white enamel paint
by maritimeclassics
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Rebuild or Repower
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Rebuild or Repower

If it was my boat and I was going to cruise I would put in two 4 or 6 cylinder Yan Mar diesels engines. It would extend your range greatly and have good cruising speed as well. It would take some engineering but be totally worth it.
by maritimeclassics
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1956 Capri Windshield
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: 1956 Capri Windshield

Good to hear. Don't tell him I said he was 97 :lol:
by maritimeclassics
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Advice on trailer purchase
Replies: 9
Views: 518

Re: Advice on trailer purchase

We are a Phoenix Trailer dealer and located in northern Michigan. If it makes sense let us know if we can help. They really are the best trailers I have ever seen, I personally own one and love it.
by maritimeclassics
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1956 Capri Windshield
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: 1956 Capri Windshield

It's possible that Al at California Classic Boats can make it for you. He has made the whole windshield in the past. He turned 97 a couple weeks ago and goes to work everyday. Pretty awesome.
by maritimeclassics
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Interior
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: Interior

Good choice, that's what we use as well.
by maritimeclassics
Tue May 28, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: ZENITH CARB LEAKING
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: ZENITH CARB LEAKING

You may get lucky and find one at a good hardware store. We have an Ace Hardware that has a great nut and bolt selection and also has fiber washers. Really that is all it is and you may find one that fits. Good luck.
by maritimeclassics
Wed May 15, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Interior
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: Interior

Depends if it is leather or vinyl.
by maritimeclassics
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Fender cleat location
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Fender cleat location

Or you could put it about an inch behind the toe rail. This way the line would not go over the toe rail and mare up the varnish.
by maritimeclassics
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Fender cleat location
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Fender cleat location

I believe yours has a toe rail up front so the forward on would go aft a bit closer to the windshield bracket maybe about 4-5 inches and just inside the toe rail about an inch.
by maritimeclassics
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Fender cleat location
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Fender cleat location

Most of the boats that I have done has 6. One seems to be always in front of the windshield about a foot forward of the windshield bracket, you should be able to reach it from the drivers seat. The other is midship and the last one is a bit tricky. You should not have it so far back so the bumper ca...
by maritimeclassics
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Sloppy Steering
Replies: 8
Views: 622

Re: Sloppy Steering

I'm thinking its the linkage. Have someone turn the wheel slowly and inspect the linkage at the rudder (I think its at the rudder) and then the linkage at the steering gear. Something is definitely loose. It is a very simple system that has stood the test of time for many many years. I heard once th...
by maritimeclassics
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Exhaust hole location
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Exhaust hole location

The blonde on the transom in the middle is 1 11/16 from the bottom of the transom edge and then the corners are 3 7/16 from the bottom edge.
by maritimeclassics
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Exhaust hole location
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Exhaust hole location

Jim, we are working on the restoration of a 1955 19' Capri so hopefully this helps. It looks like the hole is 4 inches from the edge of the plank. Let me know if you need anything else.
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by maritimeclassics
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: New Owner 1963 17' Chris-Craft Ski Boat
Replies: 14
Views: 1365

Re: New Owner 1963 17' Chris-Craft Ski Boat

Congratulations on your purchase. It looks to me that it's a 16' the hull numbers are CUA-16-001 to CUA-16-250 they made 250 hulls and all were in 1962 but if some of the hulls were made after July 1 it would be considered a 1963. they all see to have came with the 283 V8 which would be around 185 h...
by maritimeclassics
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Horn Relay / Battery disconnect
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: Horn Relay / Battery disconnect

Tom, good to hear from you. It sounds like your getting close. When can we see some photos?
by maritimeclassics
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Horn Relay / Battery disconnect
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: Horn Relay / Battery disconnect

I would use one and put one in all of the boats I restore. If you don't one of the wires are going to be hot to the touch or burn through from being grounded out. How do you know that they started using them in 1935? I have seen them in boats from 1929-31 but maybe someone installed them after they ...
by maritimeclassics
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bed decks and covering boards?
Replies: 12
Views: 1327

Re: Bed decks and covering boards?

We bed all deck planking with 5200. To me its a bad idea to build a boat with the thought of taking it apart. We have had to do repairs on decks that were 5200 in and were able to remove them with a multi tool or if needing to replace one we router out the plank. Then make a good pattern for the new...
by maritimeclassics
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Cold weather varnishing
Replies: 7
Views: 858

Re: Cold weather varnishing

Not really, it was about 50 when it was applied so it skimmed over so there really wasn't difference. It just took longer to fully cure.
by maritimeclassics
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Cold weather varnishing
Replies: 7
Views: 858

Re: Cold weather varnishing

Working on big cruisers in Portland Oregon I had to varnish in cold weather. I used epifanes varnish at the time and on a regular basis varnished in 50 degree weather it then got colder after dark. I would have really good results with the flow and flattening out because it had more time to settle a...
by maritimeclassics
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams
Replies: 44
Views: 2700

Re: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams

Dick then kicked the judges shoes into the water. He was not happy, but it was fun to watch.
by maritimeclassics
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams
Replies: 44
Views: 2700

Re: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams

Don Vogt here is a couple of pictures of your boat at the same show in 2008. I judged the boat and was very impressed so I took a few pictures.
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by maritimeclassics
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams
Replies: 44
Views: 2700

Re: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams

Here is the boat from the 2008 International Show. Paul and Karen bought the boat I believe in 2008 after Dave restored the boat a few years before that which would have been the second time for Dick Werner and that is when it received the orange deck strips.
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by maritimeclassics
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams
Replies: 44
Views: 2700

Re: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams

The boat above was the boat that sunk and was only down for about 12 hours and then removed from the lake. It was then shipped to Dave Jerome's shop in Portland OR where it was restored for the second time. Dave restored it the first time for Dick Werner and then it was sold to Paul and Karen Harris...
by maritimeclassics
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams
Replies: 44
Views: 2700

Re: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams

Well way to be picky. This boat sank at the dock in Canada a few years back, you may remember that event. When Dave Jerome went through the boat it was discussed that the deck be replaced. The owner at the time decided not to do it because they were all the original planking and you could still see ...