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by chrisfpdx
Tue May 24, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Peg Board for inside cabin of 1960 Constellation
Replies: 0
Views: 942

Peg Board for inside cabin of 1960 Constellation

Hello! I am in a quest for peg board (Masonite) that is used on Chris Craft Constellations around 1960. One of my boards is damaged. The four hole pattern is 1/2 versus the 1" I am finding. 4' x 4' sheet or remnant is needed. Your help is appreciated.
by chrisfpdx
Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:31 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Constellation Stove
Replies: 2
Views: 1346

Re: Constellation Stove

Yes, most had two-burner alcohol stoves that sat directly on top of the counter. Converted mine to a propane cooktop when we redid the counters a few years back. In terms of the countertops, I attempted to duplicate the same laminates but nothing could be found in a laminate that looked the same so ...
by chrisfpdx
Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:25 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1960 Chris Craft Constellation Cabin Interior Upholstery
Replies: 9
Views: 5973

Re: 1960 Chris Craft Constellation Cabin Interior Upholstery

My 1960 Constellation was delivered 5/1960 and has a forward berth is perforated painted wood with the bullheads aft and forward near the chain locker varnished mahogany. Your boat's cabin configuration is very different than mine in that the galley on my boat is in the aft portion or the cabin adja...
by chrisfpdx
Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Shows, Museums, & Event Locations
Topic: 6th Annual Maritime Heritage Festival
Replies: 0
Views: 20430

6th Annual Maritime Heritage Festival

MARITIME HERITAGE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE St. Helens, Oregon Public Docks MOST EVENTS ARE FREE JULY 25-26, 2014 People's Choice Boat Show (registration required) WWII PT Boat, 220-Ft Paddlewheeler PORTLAND, Art Show, Food, Live Music, Beer Garden, Demonstrations & Displays, Kids Boat Building, Kids Game ...
by chrisfpdx
Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Horns for 1960 36-ft Chris Craft Constellation
Replies: 2
Views: 1005

Horns for 1960 36-ft Chris Craft Constellation

Hello! I am looking for either exact replacements or a resource to rebuilt the twin horns for my 1960 Constellation. We tested switches, electrical and both units are getting power, but not working. These horns are integrated mounts on both wides of the lower portion of the mast so replacing with an...
by chrisfpdx
Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Constellation Enthuasiasts
Replies: 12
Views: 3114

Re: Constellation Enthuasiasts

These posts are old, but I have often wondered if there was a Constellation group similar to the Commander group. I have a nice 1960 36-ft Constellation hull number CXA-36-138H which is on the Chris Craft Antique Boat Club Hull Registry...Any more information on a Constellation group? Chris Finks Po...
by chrisfpdx
Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1955 Semi Enclosed Repower
Replies: 29
Views: 5365

I kept the 283s in my 1960 Constellation which were original and they are sweet performers and not too thirsty. They offer a "vintage look" and may be found reasonably too.
by chrisfpdx
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Chris-Craft Today
Topic: New Chris-Craft 20ft. Vertical Bow for 2013 - NEEDS A NAME
Replies: 62
Views: 30016

2013 Vertical Bow

Custom for sure.
by chrisfpdx
Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1960 Constellation Cabin Interior Upholstery
Replies: 2
Views: 1659

1960 Constellation Interior Upholstery

Cotton canvas was used in the day sunbrella is a acrylic and not made till late 50's or so. older boats used a cotton duck of even vinyls. Good luck. Thank you for your reply. My boat was delivered May 6, 1960, so maybe the Sunbrella is just fine (although it has been back ordered for quite some ti...
by chrisfpdx
Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1960 Constellation Cabin Interior Upholstery
Replies: 2
Views: 1659

1960 Constellation Cabin Interior Upholstery

What was the upholstery material listed as 1036? I am about to pull the trigger on ordering Sunbrella in the correct colors, but unsure of the type/texture of material used.
by chrisfpdx
Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Mast Hardware
Replies: 9
Views: 2899

Mast Hardware

I have a 1960 36-foot Constellation that has the mast/yardarm and "wings", Jetson light, base and horns intact and in good repair. It is however missing all of the rigging/line and eyelet hardware for each side (port/stbd) of the top of the mast and 1/2 of the way down. I assume it was a stainless e...
by chrisfpdx
Mon May 23, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1960 Chris Craft Constellation Cabin Interior Upholstery
Replies: 9
Views: 5973

1960 Chris Craft Constellation Cabin Interior Upholstery

I am working on my mostly original and nice Constellation and researching upholstery materials and colors. My cabin interior was light green and ivory (turquoise and ivory in color) material was listed as 1036. I do not have any of the original material for reference and using brochures from 1960, i...
by chrisfpdx
Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:34 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Twin 283s wanted for my 1960 36-foot CC Constellation
Replies: 33
Views: 8140

283s in 36-ft Constellation

Oh man! I mistakenly posted GPM, when I meant GPH (gal per hour) My fat fingers= typos. Yikes! As to the speed, I cannot remember the RPMs, but do remember our two GPS reading the same land speed of right around 25 mph. For a brief time anyway. Frankly, I was stunned but my friend got the same numbe...
by chrisfpdx
Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Twin 283s wanted for my 1960 36-foot CC Constellation
Replies: 33
Views: 8140

Aww John. I would never say I ran her for extended periods at that speed, but we did give it a shot a couple of times with most of the time treating her gingerly. The boat's a grand old girl, tight and plan on keeping her that way. Still impressive. And, you're right about having a tanker on call......
by chrisfpdx
Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Twin 283s wanted for my 1960 36-foot CC Constellation
Replies: 33
Views: 8140

283s in 36-ft Connie

Wow, yet another fellow get REAL SPEED numbers out of SBC's! And on a 36 footer! Old John in Va. still says NO WAY! lol. John in Va. Hello John in Va. According to my GPS and that of my co-pilot that day, we clocked the boat at just over 25 mph or 22 knots or so. Not the first time either. She's a ...
by chrisfpdx
Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Twin 283s wanted for my 1960 36-foot CC Constellation
Replies: 33
Views: 8140

283s in 36-ft Constellation

I am happy to report that I have received a voicemail from the marine mechanic that said the engines a running well and should be fine. Rebuilt the carbs, starters and alternators. So hopefully those engines will remain fine! It's nice to have the original engines remain with the boat, especially si...
by chrisfpdx
Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Twin 283s wanted for my 1960 36-foot CC Constellation
Replies: 33
Views: 8140

283s in 36-ft Connie

Wow, yet another fellow get REAL SPEED numbers out of SBC's! And on a 36 footer! Old John in Va. still says NO WAY! lol. John in Va. Hello John in Va. According to my GPS and that of my co-pilot that day, we clocked the boat at just over 25 mph or 22 knots or so. Not the first time either. She's a ...
by chrisfpdx
Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Twin 283s wanted for my 1960 36-foot CC Constellation
Replies: 33
Views: 8140

Engines

Thanks to everyone for their thoughtful responses. Apparently, the message left by the marine mechanic "we have a significant issue to chat about" was not about the engines as they turned fine and he suspects when they run tomorrow, we likely will be okay since the engines were pickled. Apparently, ...
by chrisfpdx
Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Twin 283s wanted for my 1960 36-foot CC Constellation
Replies: 33
Views: 8140

Engine

Okay. Thanks. I'll keep pursuing all avenues. Thanks again.
by chrisfpdx
Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Twin 283s wanted for my 1960 36-foot CC Constellation
Replies: 33
Views: 8140

Engine

Hi. Thanks for the reply! I'm In the Portland, Oregon area. Where is the boat? As far as what I would pay, would depend upon the condition of the engines, what they are (hopefully 283s) and whether they have been properly laid up (winterized) and their condition. Admittedly, this is a bit of unchart...
by chrisfpdx
Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Twin 283s wanted for my 1960 36-foot CC Constellation
Replies: 33
Views: 8140

Twin 283s wanted for my 1960 36-foot CC Constellation

After a friend piloted my boat into a barely sunken piling (a longer sad story) and the the boat was a third under water and my engines were over watered, I was just informed that although they were pickled, they are "toast." Via a professional, we've done all the hull repairs to correct and beautif...
by chrisfpdx
Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Peg board for 1960 36-feet Constellation Cabin
Replies: 0
Views: 998

Peg board for 1960 36-feet Constellation Cabin

I am trying to find a source for the peg board panel (at dinette) which looks like masonite with holes drilled. On the face of it, it seems like a "Home Depot" run would solve the issue, but I'm told the holes in current materials are of different diameter. Thanks!
by chrisfpdx
Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: "Peg board" source for 1960 36' Constellation
Replies: 1
Views: 1257

"Peg board" source for 1960 36' Constellation

I am trying to find a source for the peg board panel (at dinette) which looks like masonite with holes drilled. On the face of it, it seems like a "Home Depot" run would solve the issue, but I'm told the holes now are of different diameter. Any ideas?
by chrisfpdx
Sun May 20, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Researching Ownership History for My 1947 Sportsman
Replies: 0
Views: 1849

Researching Ownership History for My 1947 Sportsman

have had the hull card for my 1947 Chris Craft Sportsman for more than a year now, but have become increasingly interested in knowing more about the boat's ownership history. It would be wonderful to have a sense of its past and the families that have enjoyed her. The hull number is U-18-139 and I k...
by chrisfpdx
Sun May 20, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Researching Ownership History for My 1947 Sportsman
Replies: 3
Views: 3086

Researching Ownership History for My 1947 Sportsman

have had the hull card for my 1947 Chris Craft Sportsman for more than a year now, but have become increasingly interested in knowing more about the boat's ownership history. It would be wonderful to have a sense of its past and the families that have enjoyed her. The hull number is U-18-139 and I k...