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by rannamy
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Threaded drain plug...
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Threaded drain plug...

I’ve misplaced the threaded drain plug for our 33’ DE Cruiser. I thought it was a normal NPT 1/2” t(read, but it appears to be a finer thread. Anyone know of a source or work around other than a complete replacement of the fitting? Thanks everyone! I hope this finds everyone healthy and busy.
by rannamy
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Bottom Paints...
Replies: 8
Views: 4751

Re: Bottom Paints...

This is what I ended up doing here... 4 coats of CPES, 5 coats of the E2000, 2 coat of Petit’s Hydrocoat... time will tell.
by rannamy
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Replacing starboard shaft
Replies: 6
Views: 2231

Re: Replacing starboard shaft

Thought I would send a closing reply to this issue so’s others can benefit... On closer inspection of the othe rbronze shaft, I was uneasy with some of the scoring that I saw where the packing nuts had been, so I de died to replace both shafts with SS. The prop shop I used suggested I bring in the c...
by rannamy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Replacing starboard shaft
Replies: 6
Views: 2231

Re: Replacing starboard shaft

So this is what I have gleaned from the Google Machine, so far... Repairing may be possible, but “by whom”is the larger question. Quotes for a (new) replacement look to all be in the $500 range and the material quoted was SS(Aq19) Still tbd is the potential troubles arrising from running with bronze...
by rannamy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Replacing starboard shaft
Replies: 6
Views: 2231

Replacing starboard shaft

The starboard shaft(1 1/4” x 82”) on our ‘49 CC Cruiser has been spun at the coupling, making it impossible to lock onto the coupling. I am unaware of any repair possibility , so I’m looking for an appropriate supplier for a replacement. The shaft it’s replacing is bronze(is there a way to confirm i...
by rannamy
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hercules ML starting issues
Replies: 16
Views: 4510

Re: Hercules ML starting issues

What I meant, are the plug wires in the right sequence for the direction the distributer is turning. I saw where someone installed the plug wires on the port side same as the stb engine. Port engine obviously didn't run. Watched the video, almost sounds like your starter might be turning the wrong ...
by rannamy
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hercules ML starting issues
Replies: 16
Views: 4510

Re: Hercules ML starting issues

Based on what you have said the engine valves appear to be closing (compression 90-110 in each cylinder). Valve / engine timing may be an issue (when firing the engine exhausts through the carb, might be firing on the exhaust stroke or when the exhaust valve is partially open); I would check to mak...
by rannamy
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hercules ML starting issues
Replies: 16
Views: 4510

Re: Hercules ML starting issues

Captain Nemo wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:08 pm
Check the firing order? Remember, the port engine is opposite rotation.
1-4-2-6-3-5
by rannamy
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hercules ML starting issues
Replies: 16
Views: 4510

Re: Hercules ML starting issues

Based on what you have said the engine valves appear to be closing (compression 90-110 in each cylinder). Valve / engine timing may be an issue (when firing the engine exhausts through the carb, might be firing on the exhaust stroke or when the exhaust valve is partially open); I would check to mak...
by rannamy
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hercules ML starting issues
Replies: 16
Views: 4510

Re: Hercules ML starting issues

Hahaha, like I said, the only way to get her to fire was to inject fuel into each cylinder, replace plug, and hit it! There is pressure exiting the carb as it cranks. If I close the choke, fuel is spitting out the vent tube for the reservoir of the carb. There is only that one burp and then she just...
by rannamy
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: IPad: uploading Video
Replies: 6
Views: 2538

Re: IPad: uploading Video

So the answer to this question is...NO YOU CAN’T! I’m sure it’s because of the cost of bandwidth and all, so what we need to do is create an account on another internet site, upload the video, pic, etc. to that site, copy and paste the associated link for said media into the body of your CCABC post ...
by rannamy
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: IPad: uploading Video
Replies: 6
Views: 2538

Re: IPad: uploading Video

Linking to Dropbox only works when the viewer already has a Dropbox account. :oops:

Anyone have any suggestions that work for them? Or maybe a pointer to where I can learn how to do this?
by rannamy
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: IPad: uploading Video
Replies: 6
Views: 2538

Re: IPad: uploading Video

Thanks Mark! I wonder what those limits are. Perhaps I can somehow link it to my Dropbox account “public” file.
by rannamy
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hercules ML starting issues
Replies: 16
Views: 4510

Re: Hercules ML starting issues

A previous owner swapped out the K’s for M’s,, they must have done as you stated, because they each have one carb. These engines are physically way too large for the boat, but it’s what I have to work with. If only $’s grew on trees...
by rannamy
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: IPad: uploading Video
Replies: 6
Views: 2538

IPad: uploading Video

I’ve spent an hour searching how to upload videos and to no avail. Is the problem IOS related or just my weak brain? Any help would be awesome...
Thanks,
Randy
by rannamy
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hercules ML starting issues
Replies: 16
Views: 4510

Re: Hercules ML starting issues

Thanks, BR! I will try to post a video(again), but this doesn’t look like a backfire because there is no flame. The carb only has one choke that I’m aware of, so I’m not sure of the other choke you spoke of. I still can’t upload the video that shows this. I wonder if it is a limition because I’m on ...
by rannamy
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hercules ML starting issues
Replies: 16
Views: 4510

Hercules ML starting issues

After sitting for ~20 years, I’m trying to get my port engine running (with the intent of rebuilding the starboard after she’s in the water). After that re-rebuilding the port engine. (Very difficult to pull engines while in my shop because of height restrictions). Hercules ML (1955?). (engine was r...
by rannamy
Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Rebuild, replace or re-design diesel...
Replies: 8
Views: 2377

Thanks! I'm listening, guys. I too hate the smell of diesels. You are confirming my original plans/goals. Now, for a practical way to acheive them...
by rannamy
Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Rebuild, replace or re-design diesel...
Replies: 8
Views: 2377

Thanks Ryan ans Pete, I too, have had great luck w/ ML's , A friend mentioned that perhaps I should expand my list of options to include a diesel replacement. This will come down to $ vs hassle, the story of my life, lol. I will be making a decision by the end of the MD Show for sure.
by rannamy
Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Rebuild, replace or re-design diesel...
Replies: 8
Views: 2377

Rebuild, replace or re-design diesel...

The last(large) duty to be completed on our cruiser is to deal with her power. So here is the breakdown... Boat: '49 33' CC DE Cruiser Power: Unmatched set of ML's w/ paragon's Condition of Port: Has about 100 hrs post rebuild, has sat now for ~ 15 years(oiled well) comp. test shows ~55psi on each c...
by rannamy
Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Boat dolly
Replies: 2
Views: 1961

Look at the Spring 2009 issue of The Brass Bell, page 27 or... http://www.chris-craft.org/archive/browse_doc.php?1327839687&f=acWpkxb03Yul1Pf0rov0C2pmQ5eJPTfbPjd7cEIzpHN7Hc5mV3cHlSf7AZh%2BLUjU3c519OhB6oOqVj5XQPsDxJoMEtxigN1JLGoEzJ91q3gPd6ZOWMBbkd9reeF8D6v3%2B%2BXybTQKiXIE8HfQovwzyQUXyGgLDOtu If the ...
by rannamy
Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Roller covers
Replies: 2
Views: 2240

cenger wrote:Try using the West System Epoxy rollers. I used them with the Interlux Perfection 2 part expoy and they held up fine.
Thaks Chris, I'll give them a try and report back.
by rannamy
Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Roller covers
Replies: 2
Views: 2240

Roller covers

I am having a tough time locating a roller cover that does not delaminate when used with 2 part epoxy finishes. I tried the solvent resistant covers (yellow) from JT Dist's, but they delamed in about 15 seconds. All suggestions greatly appreciated...
Thanks,
Randy
by rannamy
Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Caulk Removal
Replies: 13
Views: 4355

The answer depends on a few different factors(imo), such as what type of caulk, where is it located and the condition of the surrounding wood... as well as how patient you may be.

Randy
'49 33' CC Deluxe Enclosed Cruiser
by rannamy
Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Please read: All about the Brass Bell, all in one place!
Replies: 147
Views: 74024

I've recently cancelled my printed subscription to National Geographic, instead choosing to read, or should I say experience it, on my Ipad. I will still financially support NG as always, but now I recieve a considerably richer experience from their great work because of the Ipad. I will not be incl...
by rannamy
Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:25 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Bottom Paints...
Replies: 8
Views: 4751

Bottom Paint

Thanks for the input Al. I had a discussion with the owner of our local X-Line office and learned the following; They prefer to do the work in their facility, it cost $8-$10 /sq ft, they have no data or experience with woodies, the product stops all water intrusion(he said that the rhino type produc...
by rannamy
Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Bottom Paints...
Replies: 8
Views: 4751

Micron extra

Thanks for the input Jeff. Was this a similar application? plywood, salt/freshh water, cpes, etc.?

Randy
by rannamy
Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Bottom Paints...
Replies: 8
Views: 4751

Bottom Paints...

Just spent about 2 more hours searching for answers as to what is the best bottom paint to use... and I'm still not sure, so I decided to just ask. :roll: The boat's bottom ('49 33' CC Deluxe Enclosed Cruiser) is 60% new with the remaining 40% just sanded plywood, all has recieved multiple coats of ...
by rannamy
Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:40 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: repairing rot on combing below scupper
Replies: 6
Views: 4002

repairing rot on combing below scupper

Is the combing board out of the boat? No By your photo's you have a leak and just putting a dutchman in will not solve the problem. The circular hole above the damage is a window scupper. (or you could look at it as a leak that can't be fixed) :wink: This is a common problem associated with the (so...
by rannamy
Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:20 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: repairing rot on combing below scupper
Replies: 6
Views: 4002

repairing rot on combing below scupper

Thanks for the reply Al. The technique you described is the same way I would normally approach this. I was hoping that someone had a more "sure-fire" way of assuring that the "fit" would come out precise. I've included a picture to better describe this common challenge to repair vs. replace. As for ...