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by maritimeclassics
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Fender cleat location
Replies: 6
Views: 159

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: 159

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: 159

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: 238

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: 311

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: 311

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: 984

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: 286

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: 286

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: 1040

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: 687

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: 687

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: 2105

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: 2105

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: 2105

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: 2105

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: 2105

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 ...
by maritimeclassics
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams
Replies: 44
Views: 2105

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

I don't. I looked through all of my memorandums from 1939 and 40 but didn't see it documented anywhere. Chris Craft got there steering wheels for a couple of manufactures over the years so it may be hard to find that out for sure.
by maritimeclassics
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams
Replies: 44
Views: 2105

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

Here is the best example of a 1940 19' Custom Runabout that I know of. We have been taking care of this boat for many years. I worked on this boat with the late Dave Jerome back in the late 90's. The boat retains its original decks with the factory writing still on the planks on the undersides of th...
by maritimeclassics
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Looking for the best 19' Chris-Craft Custom Availible
Replies: 9
Views: 854

Re: Looking for the best 19' Chris-Craft Custom Availible

I think you are looking for one like this, this boat is in Michigan and we take care of the boat. I have worked on this boat for 3 owners over a 20 year period. I know them well and will keep my eye open for one. This boat is not for sale but there are a couple of them out there you just need to mak...
by maritimeclassics
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Bottom paint dry time
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: Bottom paint dry time

That stuff stays pretty soft for a while. We apply 2 coats in one day and then let it set for about 5-7 days.
by maritimeclassics
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera
Replies: 19
Views: 1937

Re: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera

This is of a boat we are restoring now. On post war boats using phillips or reed and prince screws there is really no correct orientation to the screws. Even with straight slot from the factory they didn't worry about orientation it's something we do now for aesthetics.
by maritimeclassics
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera
Replies: 19
Views: 1937

Re: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera

The cleats should look like this.
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by maritimeclassics
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera
Replies: 19
Views: 1937

Re: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera

They are on there but there's only 4. If you click on the photo it will in-large and click on it again and it will zoom. On this boat there is only 2 on each side and that's the way I would do it if the boat was mine. There is one just in front of the windshield and then one just behind the hatch. I...
by maritimeclassics
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera
Replies: 19
Views: 1937

Re: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera

Here is a 20' that we did a few years back.
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by maritimeclassics
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera
Replies: 19
Views: 1937

Re: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera

Not sure I ever saw a factory cover. Do you have any pictures of the cover using the fender cleats?
by maritimeclassics
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera
Replies: 19
Views: 1937

Re: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera

The cleats were fender or bumper cleats and not for the cover. The cover was nothing really different then the ones we have made today other that the material back then was some kind of canvas and today we use sunbrella. I have a few pictures of the fender cleat location if you need that information.
by maritimeclassics
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: installing new sideplanks
Replies: 15
Views: 2868

Re: installing new sideplanks

We go back and fill any imperfections covering all seams and bungs with Fomawood natural filler or Ace hardware brand natural filler. It excepts the stain very well.
by maritimeclassics
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: installing new sideplanks
Replies: 15
Views: 2868

Re: installing new sideplanks

I have edge glued the side planks before with thickened epoxy and it works. At some point the boat is going to move and flex from use, change in moisture levels or the vibration of trailering. There is a chance that the plank will crack in the middle of the plank rather then on the seam. It happened...
by maritimeclassics
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1955 17 ft Chris Craft alignment
Replies: 11
Views: 1129

Re: 1955 17 ft Chris Craft alignment

There should be a little play from side to side on the bolt going through the engine mounting brackets. Loosen the lag bolts and take a 2X4 wedged between the motor and the stringer and try to move the engine over a bit. It won't take much. Then check it and tighten it down. How are you engine mount...