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by maritimeclassics
Fri Aug 06, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Pre War Windshield Chrome
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Pre War Windshield Chrome

They are under the rubber bottom gasket. Should be 2 fasteners on each corner, then 2 on the side at the bottom corners then the bottom frame can drop down.
by maritimeclassics
Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1958 Sea Skiff hull number
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: 1958 Sea Skiff hull number

My cruiser is stamped in a couple of places. One is on the hatches for the engine and also look on the bottom of your floorboards. Dig a round, you should find it.
by maritimeclassics
Thu May 13, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Rule bilge pump wiring
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Re: Rule bilge pump wiring

Make sure you have power. It should be hooked directly to the positive battery terminal, then turn the pump upside down and it should turn on. Some pumps though need an external float switch.
by maritimeclassics
Wed May 05, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Small hole repair in hull.
Replies: 4
Views: 893

Re: Small hole repair in hull.

I use West System epoxy.
by maritimeclassics
Tue May 04, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Small hole repair in hull.
Replies: 4
Views: 893

Re: Small hole repair in hull.

Drill it out to make sure you have clean wood on the edges of the hole. Make a plug out of some mahogany and epoxy it in. Fair it out and prime and paint.
by maritimeclassics
Tue May 04, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Vent duct tube
Replies: 1
Views: 923

Re: Vent duct tube

There were a couple of different kinds used. What year?
by maritimeclassics
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Prop shaft packing
Replies: 3
Views: 1291

Re: Prop shaft packing

This is what I do and most of the time it works. Obviously you have put in new packing and when your tightening it on the shaft for the first time do it by hand as tight as you can get it. Then with a wrench give it a quarter turn and most of the time this is the right amount. You will have to check...
by maritimeclassics
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Clum Switch Lettering
Replies: 8
Views: 1218

Re: Clum Switch Lettering

I have used a tooth pick to paint them.
by maritimeclassics
Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Epifanes Rapidcoat
Replies: 2
Views: 1395

Re: Epifanes Rapidcoat

I have used it before and really didn't work for me personally. We go through gallons of varnish here at the shop and I mean literally gallons. I found that it is more expensive to use for one and I loose my place when varnishing because you can not see your wet edge. The first 2 coats work great bu...
by maritimeclassics
Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Looking for some hands on help in northern Illinois
Replies: 1
Views: 932

Re: Looking for some hands on help in northern Illinois

I may be able to help, I can't be at you shop but I am making a series of videos on YouTube that is aimed at helping people restore there boats. If there is something particular that you are looking for I may be able to help you through a detailed video. Take a look at some video's that I have and i...
by maritimeclassics
Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Boot stripe and hull side white gloss or semi?
Replies: 5
Views: 868

Re: Boot stripe and hull side white gloss or semi?

Not sure of the sheen of the paints way back but most of the hull paints today are gloss. It gives better protection if it is gloss and hard like a Pettit Easyepoxy white. That's what we always use and is what on my boat and its been on there for a few years now and looks great.
by maritimeclassics
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: WI area - wood source
Replies: 16
Views: 2396

Re: WI area - wood source

I have never seen a plank layout drawing that would be for your boat or any other that is detailed enough to make planks for a boat. I would go with red meranti mahogany for the material. The best way to get the measurements for the planking is to take the sides off. I am wondering if you have a new...
by maritimeclassics
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: WI area - wood source
Replies: 16
Views: 2396

Re: WI area - wood source

We have done a couple of 17' deluxe model Chris craft and always go to 1/2 inch planking. You are only talking 1/16th of an inch and it makes for a stronger boat and you don't have to worry about fairing if you frames are fair. I would go with 6/4 lumber re-sawn in half then plane to 1/2 inch thick....
by maritimeclassics
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Crack in keel by rudder
Replies: 10
Views: 1931

Re: Crack in keel by rudder

You could if you wanted to but the crack is pretty thin and the keel is fastened to the large transom frame with 2 large screws. Then the rudder log is bolted through the keel into a 3/4 inch block of wood that I believe on that boat is fastened to the stringers so there's no worries of structural f...
by maritimeclassics
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Crack in keel by rudder
Replies: 10
Views: 1931

Re: Crack in keel by rudder

Epoxy with some filler would be best. Make sure it's cleaned out and dry then mix up some west system epoxy and some 404 filler until its the consistency of peanut butter. Fill the crack completely, let it dry and then sand flat.
by maritimeclassics
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: 21' capri deck replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 1466

Re: 21' capri deck replacement

Steve, the saw and router method works for sure but my only concern is one false move and your deck is ruined. I go with the chisel method which probably takes longer but much safer in a couple different ways, at least that's the way I have taught my guys to do it. This method is for someone not sup...
by maritimeclassics
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: 21' capri deck replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 1466

Re: 21' capri deck replacement

We do it by hand with a very sharp 3/4 inch chisel. Lay the old deck out on the floor so you have something to look at when you need to. Then take the windshield and position it one the old deck just to see how it sits there (you may have forgotten if you took the boat apart a while ago) to remind y...
by maritimeclassics
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: wire colors for a 1939 19 ft Barrel Back with a M
Replies: 3
Views: 1206

Re: wire colors for a 1939 19 ft Barrel Back with a M

The engine and year really doesn't matter. They used 3 different sizes of wire but we just use 2 because using a #12 wire in some places just seems a bit light. I have seen the #10 wire to the generator a #10 yellow with red cross stich but that was just one Barrel Back. I have a lot of pictures or ...
by maritimeclassics
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: wire colors for a 1939 19 ft Barrel Back with a M
Replies: 3
Views: 1206

Re: wire colors for a 1939 19 ft Barrel Back with a M

This is the most common way I have seen it. #10 red on top to the generator and #10 yellow next goes to the start solenoid. #14 yellow to the start solenoid from the push button. #14 black to the coil and the #14 yellow all the way back to the stern light. The negative from the stern light is #14 bl...
by maritimeclassics
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1948 Chris Craft Runabout Deluxe Storage Cradle
Replies: 2
Views: 1156

Re: 1948 Chris Craft Runabout Deluxe Storage Cradle

Shipping cradles are just as there are called and where for shipping only because they don't support the boat completely. It would work but I'm not sure I would not support the boat long term or winter after winter that way. The best way is like a trailer is set up with bunks running forward and aft...
by maritimeclassics
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Looking for restoration shops in WI area
Replies: 8
Views: 1950

Re: Looking for restoration shops in WI area

Just curious, what would be a fair hourly wage to pay for antique boat restoration work?
by maritimeclassics
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: 1967 57’ connie
Replies: 5
Views: 1424

Re: 1967 57’ connie

That's in my backyard and I didn't even know it was there.
by maritimeclassics
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Driveline vibration, what’s normal?
Replies: 11
Views: 2044

Re: Driveline vibration, what’s normal?

That all depends on the RPM rate on the engine. I don't have a manual for that engine so I can't tell you what that is but you should not exceed that RPM rate. The 12x14 is going to give you more RPM but not by much. The best thing to do is to find out the rating for the motor and then run the boat ...
by maritimeclassics
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Driveline vibration, what’s normal?
Replies: 11
Views: 2044

Re: Driveline vibration, what’s normal?

Yes it should be tight.
by maritimeclassics
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Driveline vibration, what’s normal?
Replies: 11
Views: 2044

Re: Driveline vibration, what’s normal?

Vibrations are usually one or more of 4 things. 1. Miss alignment from engine which can be fairly easy to fix. It should be .003 face to face coupler to engine. 2. Prop is bent or out of balance. You can remove it and send it it for repair. 3. Shaft is bent. 4. Cutlass bearing is worn. To check it g...
by maritimeclassics
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1937 Chris Craft 19' Custom Runabout Bottom Woes
Replies: 17
Views: 5989

Re: 1937 Chris Craft 19' Custom Runabout Bottom Woes

I think 2 quarts may do it and you only need one coat of it now but I would mix it all and use it till its gone to see if you get 2 coats out of it. The stuff dries fast so it should be dry to the touch before coating again. I have had problems with it effecting the first coat if I don't wait till i...
by maritimeclassics
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1937 Chris Craft 19' Custom Runabout Bottom Woes
Replies: 17
Views: 5989

Re: 1937 Chris Craft 19' Custom Runabout Bottom Woes

I have been following this thread and it sounds like you are asking all the right questions and are going to be a great steward for this boat for years to come. You definitely have an original bottom that has not been replaced. Although in fair condition it is as old as the boat and in need of repla...
by maritimeclassics
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Restoring Deck
Replies: 4
Views: 1402

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: 1698

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: 2012

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.