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by maritimeclassics
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Restoring Deck
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Restoring Deck

They never used plywood on the decks of Riviera. It should be solid 1/2 inch planking.
by maritimeclassics
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1930 Badge Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: 1930 Badge Restoration

The proper sheen is to use semi-gloss black and then don't clear it or it will be shiny again.
by maritimeclassics
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1941 K Distributor Cap and Rotor
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Re: 1941 K Distributor Cap and Rotor

I don't have any numbers for the Napa but the Standard number is AL-5661X. It's probably the same box but Napa has there own numbers for some reason.
by maritimeclassics
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Missing Horn
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Missing Horn

There were 2 major companies that I know of back in the day that provided horns for boats, one being Sparton and the other being Klaxon. They made mostly horns for cars at the time but did provide horns for boats. You can buy a new horn from a couple of sources but what you fill find is that they al...
by maritimeclassics
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Leaking Fuel Pump
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: Leaking Fuel Pump

If its the only way for now I say go for it but like Jim said do it right with a Marine grade pump and with a oil pressure safety switch. You should never run a mechanical fuel pump with out a oil safety switch to turn off the pump when theirs no oil pressure.
by maritimeclassics
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Fuel Line
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Re: Fuel Line

The copper bends easier. I believe that is what they originally used until the later 60's. Remember that in most boats the fuel line is the ground to the fuel tank.
by maritimeclassics
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Blow By
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: Blow By

You may want to check your crank case breather tube that comes off of the valve cover plate to the top of the carburetor. It should be right over the carb spark arrestor so when it sucks its taking the crank case fumes and runs them back through the engine. Also to boat should have good ventilation ...
by maritimeclassics
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Chris-Craft Today
Topic: Where have all the True Experts Gone?
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Where have all the True Experts Gone?

I'm not trying to start something here but I'm noticing a trend that's not good for the hobby. There is a lot of questions that get asked here that do not get the correct answers and it begs the question on where have all of the real experts gone. This site when it started and quite a few years to f...
by maritimeclassics
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Pull switch knobs pre war?
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: Pull switch knobs pre war?

Neither one is right if you are going for factory correct. It should be a small knob with a knurled ring holding it not a hex bolt holding it in the dash.
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by maritimeclassics
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Blond deck stain
Replies: 3
Views: 668

Re: Blond deck stain

Mike Mayer at Lake Oswego Boat Co. has the correct stain you need.
by maritimeclassics
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Screws for rub rail on 1960 Capri
Replies: 5
Views: 1623

Re: Screws for rub rail on 1960 Capri

The correct screw for the rub rails on your boat would be #8 X 1 1/4 chrome plated brass reed and prince oval head. If you use #6 you will find they are sunk into the metal to much and a 3/4 will most likely pop out over time up towards the bow where the bend is. Top Notch Fasteners have the correct...
by maritimeclassics
Thu May 21, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: 1956 Capri - Dash control question
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: 1956 Capri - Dash control question

Throttle but its missing the black knob on the end of it.
by maritimeclassics
Tue May 19, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: New trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: New trailer

We can make one and give you a quote. We made a really nice trailer for a 1953 35' Chris Craft a few years back and its super easy to load and launch. Let me know if I can help, Maritime Classics 231-486-6148
by maritimeclassics
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: A few more “what is it?”
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: A few more “what is it?”

The stud through the frame under the forward deck is for the horn to mount to. The 2 metal clips I don't think where original to the boat and neither was the funky copper pipe which looks like it went to the fuel system. The fuel line would have been 1 piece of 3/8 copper line from the tank shut off...
by maritimeclassics
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Round brass tag?
Replies: 14
Views: 833

Re: Round brass tag?

I have never seen anything like that. Not saying it couldn't be from the factory but we have done a lot of bottoms and restorations for almost 30 years and Iv'e never come across one. The open end of the self-bailer should be over the top of it because that's where it would have been from the factor...
by maritimeclassics
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: K engine - no spark (1954 Sea Skiff)
Replies: 12
Views: 1220

Re: K engine - no spark (1954 Sea Skiff)

I would check it with a multimeter with on each side of the coil. If you have spark there I would pull the number on plug and and attach it to the plug wire, set on the engine block and see if there is spark at the plug.
by maritimeclassics
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Deck Striping
Replies: 17
Views: 4547

Re: Deck Striping

We do that so if there is any imperfections in the seams it blends into the deck color better. That way when we paint our lines we can make then nice and straight and even, even know the seam may not be.
by maritimeclassics
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Deck Striping
Replies: 17
Views: 4547

Re: Deck Striping

We clean out the deck grooves with a piece of folded up 80 grit (they get full of varnish in some places) at coat 15. Then we use mahogany colored SikaFlex in the grooves and making sure to give the compound a slight scallop to them. After the SikaFlex is good and dry we then sand the deck with 320 ...
by maritimeclassics
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1949 Chris Craft Custom
Replies: 8
Views: 1883

Re: 1949 Chris Craft Custom

I agree, I have restored a couple of 20' Customs and during testing found they have a very smooth ride. I believe all of them came with the large MB or MBL so they go pretty good but not fast. They had some unique history to them as well, they were the first blonde deck boat made by Chris Craft and ...
by maritimeclassics
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Stencils for post war painted on CC logo?
Replies: 7
Views: 1531

Re: Stencils for post war painted on CC logo?

I would definitely paint it in red. We paint all the white sided U-22 in red at the shop. Every white sided hull card that I have seen was red paint. I could get a stencil for you from my artist but not sure what he would charge because they are all hand done, but I could ask if you would like.
by maritimeclassics
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1950 U18 rub rail trim
Replies: 6
Views: 1122

Re: 1950 U18 rub rail trim

Jim Thorpe may do it 208-215-5736
by maritimeclassics
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Cut tacks
Replies: 2
Views: 1355

Re: Cut tacks

They should be 3/8 and are sold by the pound at Jamestown Distributing NCT3/8 is the number. The tack spacing varies a bit from about an inch apart but get closer together around the corners to help hold the hydem down around the bend.
by maritimeclassics
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Building A Bomb?
Replies: 6
Views: 1326

Re: Building A Bomb?

You would never find a wire nut in a boat made at the Chris Craft factory. They even went to lengths of soldering connections in some places to make sure they would last due to the vibrations. It is a very bad idea in my opinion to use wire nuts in a boat, they just don't have there place in a marin...
by maritimeclassics
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Rubber flooring
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Re: Rubber flooring

What size is the boat and can you give us the hull number?
by maritimeclassics
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Fuel fumes.
Replies: 6
Views: 1130

Re: Fuel fumes.

Its most likely from the fuel tank vent. I'm not sure your tank is vented but in 1960 it should be but I would definitely find the source.
by maritimeclassics
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KLC Numerous Issues
Replies: 30
Views: 4052

Re: KLC Numerous Issues

Sounds like you need to pull the water pump and rebuild it or at least inspect the impeller and the passage ways. You should also rebuild the fuel pump and make sure your gaskets are properly seated and in place. I would then check the firing order set the engine on #1 top dead center, check the rot...
by maritimeclassics
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Preserving deck wood
Replies: 2
Views: 934

Re: Preserving deck wood

It sounds like your going to have to strip it to bare wood anyway. I would tarp it or put up a shelter to put it under. You could do shrink wrap with some vents if you can find a guy and the cost would be about $300.
by maritimeclassics
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Dwell Angle for KLC
Replies: 11
Views: 1768

Re: Dwell Angle for KLC

OK so that's super confusing. Standard brand part number CU-14 it says its a 6 volt and that's what I have on the shelf. I even went online and ordered from summit racing and came up with the same thing. But Napa a uses a IC-14 as a 12V So I guess it depends on the brand.
by maritimeclassics
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Dwell Angle for KLC
Replies: 11
Views: 1768

Re: Dwell Angle for KLC

UC-15 is a 12V coil and UC-14 is the 6V coil.
by maritimeclassics
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1940 Deluxe stern pole length.
Replies: 31
Views: 9570

Re: 1940 Deluxe stern pole length.

It sounds like you may need to file the screw head a little more to make it slide in and out a bit easier. On the wood end I would fill all of the holes and reassemble the metal sleeve and put the screw back in.