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by maritimeclassics
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Building A Bomb?
Replies: 6
Views: 319

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: 230

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: 314

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: 20
Views: 914

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: 247

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: 407

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: 407

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: 30
Views: 7517

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.
by maritimeclassics
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: New CCABC member, first time question
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: New CCABC member, first time question

So hopefully I read this right but don't really understand. My question is why would it make a difference? I really don't see how there would be any maintenance difference or advantages in working on the engine no matter which way it is pointing but I have worked on mostly boats my whole life. I kno...
by maritimeclassics
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: oil leak
Replies: 6
Views: 355

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: 355

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: 355

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: 30
Views: 7517

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: 275

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: 275

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: 281

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: 276

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: 712

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: 276

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: 383

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: 406

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: 383

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: 489

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: 489

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: 489

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: 714

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: 538

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: 538

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: 1616

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: 558

Re: Horn Relay / Battery disconnect

Tom, good to hear from you. It sounds like your getting close. When can we see some photos?