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by Peter McBratney
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Aft Nav light fitting and light pole
Replies: 0
Views: 376

Aft Nav light fitting and light pole

I am looking for info on the connection between the light pole and light power lead and the hull fitting on my 1961 Capri that is being restored. Attache is a photo of the deck fitting. I have the electrical contact that is fitted into the bottom of the pole socket I also have a damaged insulated pl...
by Peter McBratney
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Screws for rub rail on 1960 Capri
Replies: 5
Views: 1627

Re: Screws for rub rail on 1960 Capri

Many thanks for the replies.
I have fitted SS with No 8 stainless steel CSK head to get them fitted, but will now chase up correct screws.
It was an interesting job fitting all new SS. Attached photo shows the deliberate mistake. Can you spot it?
Regards

Peter
by Peter McBratney
Fri May 29, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Screws for rub rail on 1960 Capri
Replies: 5
Views: 1627

Screws for rub rail on 1960 Capri

I am getting near to the end of a 20 year restoration (rebuild) of a 1960 Capri I bought in New Hampshire and had shipped to Australia. I have new SS 3/4 inch rub rail and new need to source the right screws. I think they were mushroom head with cross recess. They were either SS or chrome steel. Whe...
by Peter McBratney
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Finishing sequence for new wood
Replies: 2
Views: 1532

Re: Finishing sequence for new wood

My apologies for the late reply. I have been travelling and on another long project. Thanks for the varnishing article. It will be very useful when I get to that point. I have the bottom finished so I am now looking to bleach the sides and deck. This is where I need some more guidance. In Aus we can...
by Peter McBratney
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Prop Shaft support strut
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Re: Prop Shaft support strut

Many thanks
by Peter McBratney
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Prop Shaft support strut
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Re: Prop Shaft support strut

Thanks for that. I suspected that 5200 would not be the go. While at it I have another question. The rudder gland and bearing is fitted from inside the hull and two 3/8 brass bolts with rounded heads with square shank (coach bolt?) are inserted from the outside of the hull. It seems to me that it is...
by Peter McBratney
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Prop Shaft support strut
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Prop Shaft support strut

I am finally at the stage of fitting the prop shaft support strut to the rebuilt hull of my Capri. It was held by 4 bronze bolts through the king plank. I want to know if it is best bedded in a resin to evenly distribute the strain across the support flange. What is normally done to seal the flange ...
by Peter McBratney
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Finishing sequence for new wood
Replies: 2
Views: 1532

Finishing sequence for new wood

I am rebuilding my 19ft 1961 Capri with all new wood on bottom, topsides and deck. The new wood is faired and sanded to 180 grit. Deck stripes slots are all cut but not yet filled I am looking for guidance on the best sequence and materials where appropriate for the new wood on sides and deck for bl...
by Peter McBratney
Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:18 am
Forum: Shows, Museums, & Event Locations
Topic: Boat Buzz - Unplugged
Replies: 28
Views: 10577

Al. As you said, so close. My wife says it is an opportunity I should not miss, so.... Tomorrow I am going to see if I can book on the overnight flight out of San Francisco that gets in at 0648. I will either drive down, getting there about 10.30 (ish) or take a commuter flight from Washington to Ri...
by Peter McBratney
Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:50 am
Forum: Shows, Museums, & Event Locations
Topic: Boat Buzz - Unplugged
Replies: 28
Views: 10577

Wouldn't you just know it!!! I fly in to Washington from Adelaide, South Australia on Saturday afternoon. It's a three hour drive from there and anyway, I would be too late. I spent three years as a youngster on the James River and I would have been fantastic to be there on Saturday. It would also h...
by Peter McBratney
Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:58 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1961 Capri 19ft
Replies: 1
Views: 1501

1961 Capri 19ft

I am rebuilding my 19ft Capri, build originally in 1961. I have all the old timber that has been used as a pattern for the new pieces. Where the deck edge nose piece joins the side planking there is a rubbing strip of timber, approx 1 inch x 5/8. I think there was a 1/2 half round stainless steel ro...
by Peter McBratney
Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:29 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Inner planking rot, worth repairing?
Replies: 22
Views: 5078

Just to cheer you up, I started rebuilding my 1961 Capri over ten years ago. The original bits are the engine hatch frames, half the deck frames and the transon framing, Oh, I forgot I reused the keel plank and one side frame. Fortunately I have all the mechanicals, although I did have to get a new ...
by Peter McBratney
Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: White line grooves in deck
Replies: 19
Views: 9097

http://s4.postimage.org/cuosfxlw/DSC_4947.jpg http://s4.postimage.org/cuvelbl0/DSC_4950.jpg http://s4.postimage.org/cv0d7d2c/DSC_4945.jpg Thanks everybody for your assistance. Attached a some pictures of the new wood. Not yet finally fixed, but cut, fitted and grooved, with the exception of the lon...
by Peter McBratney
Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:05 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: White line grooves in deck
Replies: 19
Views: 9097

White line grooves in deck

I am cutting and fitting new planks for the deck of my 19ft Capri and starting to think of the procedure to produce white lines as per the original. I have cut the 1/8 inch grooves as previous. Can anyone advise the best material to use for the white fill plus the sequence of application Thanks Pete...
by Peter McBratney
Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:24 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: 1961 19ft Capri Switches
Replies: 5
Views: 2492

1961 19ft Capri Switches

I am rebuilding my 1961 19ft Capri from the keel up and while I have most of the kit, there are a few bits missing or destroyed and I have a question or two Below you will see the instrument panel and the three switches shown. Two are of one style and the one nearest to the camera is different. The ...
by Peter McBratney
Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:04 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 19ft Capri Seat Construction
Replies: 2
Views: 1628

19ft Capri Seat Construction

I am rebuilding my 1961 19ft Capri, almost from the keel up as it was totally rotted. The hull is done and I am about to start the decks. However, I wanted to get the seat supports and cushion and back framing sorted before the decking. I have what info I could get from the museum, but that is not s...
by Peter McBratney
Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:37 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1956 Capri Interior
Replies: 25
Views: 9651

Thanks, it is interesting to see the difference in boats. Mine is 1960, the dash is aluminium, theside panels are black hide vynal and the throttle is on the side of the cockpit. I just have to work out how to get some Gordova to Australia. I know about the 12 coats etc, I rebuilt a 26ft riverboat w...
by Peter McBratney
Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:44 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1956 Capri Interior
Replies: 25
Views: 9651

Hello Clay I would really like to see the photo. I am about at the stage where I need to arrange what finish for the deck on my 1960 19ft Capri, I was planning to get hold of some Cordiva and do much as you had. I still have some of the original wood and stain that we under cover, so am interested t...
by Peter McBratney
Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:23 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 running rough
Replies: 17
Views: 4894

My Dad taught me there were three things that stopped a motor running. Firstly a mechanical beakage, second, no fuel dn third no spark. It seems you have an OK mechanical and there is adequate fuel. Spark sounds probable. I had a problem with a car I bought that when it got hot the engine would miss...
by Peter McBratney
Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Chime landings - Runabout
Replies: 7
Views: 2496

I have replaced all the bottom frames and 95% of side frames in rebuilding my 1960 Capri. They were all rotted, along with most everything else. However, your situation could be a combination of what you suggest, CC build is not perfect and since age is a factor natural shrinkage of the timbers. I f...
by Peter McBratney
Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:53 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Interior bilge paint
Replies: 4
Views: 2771

Thank you Jim
by Peter McBratney
Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:10 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Refastening the transom, Im so confused!
Replies: 4
Views: 2682

having taken all the screws out of my Capri hull I have worn out two Makita screw drivers! Many of the screws strip the cross recess and then you are unable to remove them. I drill the head off using a SHARP drill bit a tad larger than the screw shank. The head will come off and you can either pull ...
by Peter McBratney
Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Interior bilge paint
Replies: 4
Views: 2771

Interior bilge paint

Can anyone tell me the type of paint used to coat all the unseen bits inside on my 1961 Capri 19ft. I have the hull card and this says Mahogany Bilge Paint. What do you use these days, enamel, lacquer or acrylic based paints The boat is currently being rebuilt (quite a long project) in Adelaide, Sou...
by Peter McBratney
Mon May 31, 2010 7:23 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Original Drawings
Replies: 0
Views: 1118

Original Drawings

I am rebuilding a 1961 Capri 19ft with V8. Hull number is CRB-19-0056. The seats and seat structure were completely gone when I got the boat sent out to Australia. I sent to the Mariner's Museum for their info pack and that was pretty useful but there are no details of the seat structure or construc...
by Peter McBratney
Mon May 31, 2010 7:10 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Capri Seatback Supports
Replies: 4
Views: 2192

Cap Bob

We have correspomded before. I too would appreciate photos of the seat structure. My Capri was totally rotted and I have nothing to use as a model.

Do you know if it is possible to get drawings of the seat structure and supports?

Regards

Peter
by Peter McBratney
Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:29 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: patterns for 19' Capri
Replies: 2
Views: 1626

Hi Capt Bob

Just interest to know what year is your Capri. I live in South Australia and I am rebuilding a 1961 hull number CRB 19 0056C.
I have recntly found the owners of 0060 and 0051.

I have a way to go to complete. Been at it for 10 years, but work keeps getting in the way.

Regards

Peter
by Peter McBratney
Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:50 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: HELP FOR MY CAPRI 19" 1961
Replies: 10
Views: 4013

I am about to embark on the same problem. However, I live in South Australia. I have theoriginal build sheets and colours. My boat is 1961 Capri 19ft. I have yet to make the seats and work out the quantity of material, but I know the colours. I will try to add the sheet http://s1.postimage.org/HLBWA...
by Peter McBratney
Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:45 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Windscreen molding
Replies: 1
Views: 1314

Windscreen molding

Does anyone know where I can get new moldings for the glass windscreen on my 1961 19ft Capri. There are two pieces, a round and slotted piece and the larger molding that is screwed to the deck and holds the round section. I have the original but they are hard and cracked.

Thanks
by Peter McBratney
Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:55 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Uphostery
Replies: 1
Views: 1833

Uphostery

Can anuone direct me to a source for upholstery for my 1961 19ft Capri that I am rebuilding.

Being down under (South Australia) it is a bit difficult to fine materials that are the same (or replica) as the original.

A kit would be nice so I can get the local guy to sew and fit it.

Thanks

peter
by Peter McBratney
Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:43 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: cambera philippine mahogany
Replies: 10
Views: 5714

I am rebuilding a 19ft Capri down in Australia and while we know Meranti pretty well, most of the stuff we get is very light. Density is low and grain is not particularly good. I trawled the lumber yards and forund a cooperative manger who pointed me in the direction of stacks of Mayaysian Mahognay....