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by Matt Smith
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams
Replies: 44
Views: 2114

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

It sank because the bilge didn't work after a massive rain storm. That's what I recall, not a boat issue and was restored in a wonderful way. The Harrison's don't cut corners any were. So, sorry no orange seamed boat sitting in a lake. Although, I bet someplace that may be the case. Ya never know. B...
by Matt Smith
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams
Replies: 44
Views: 2114

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

Ohhhh that’s Harrison’s boat! We did a story on that one
by Matt Smith
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams
Replies: 44
Views: 2114

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

Not to be picky, but what the hell. In that stunning boat Mike showed, the seams seem a little fat. The correct width of the seams is important as well. For many reasons they are widened over time. But if you are going to do this in a restoration, the seams are very thin. I think???? 1/16 thick. I g...
by Matt Smith
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams
Replies: 44
Views: 2114

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

Not only did they come with Orange Seams, but an apple green boot stripe, pigskin interior and many have a stunning marble banjo sterring wheel. I am pretty sure its pre 1940. But smarter folks than I know all this. I think Katzs Marina is in the process of restoring one. Seth has a passion for this...
by Matt Smith
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Water pump
Replies: 8
Views: 1006

Re: Water pump

According to some folks out there, a pre war water pump should weep. Like your shaft. Post war water pumps do not leak. Rust or no rust
by Matt Smith
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Recommended KBL Engine Oil
Replies: 12
Views: 1116

Re: Recommended KBL Engine Oil

This turned out to be a fun story.. Thanks guys ! http://www.woodyboater.com/blog/2018/11 ... ry-simple/
by Matt Smith
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Recommended KBL Engine Oil
Replies: 12
Views: 1116

Re: Recommended KBL Engine Oil

So, here is a question then. Was it because of better oil, or a change in engine design? Its fair to say that a pre war engine would have been a tad more loose? I ask this because is todays 30 wt the same as 1945's 30 Weight? I smell a story here.
by Matt Smith
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Recommended KBL Engine Oil
Replies: 12
Views: 1116

Re: Recommended KBL Engine Oil

I have some engines that call for 40 and then some 30. Its on the tag on your manafold. Factory tells you! I use Rotiel by Shell. Its great. But since there are no Oil filters, I change twice a year regardless.
by Matt Smith
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Water pump
Replies: 8
Views: 1006

Re: Water pump

My old pal Rusty!
by Matt Smith
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Trading Dock
Replies: 11
Views: 1417

Re: Trading Dock

The trading dock for some bizar reason costs a crap load of money to host. And no traffic to it, or uses it. We have the same issue on Woody Boater Classified. Its there, and doesnt cost much for us. But useless. I agree to take it down. Clean up all the loose ends. As to facebook, I also agree, but...
by Matt Smith
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Water pump
Replies: 8
Views: 1006

Re: Water pump

Ha! No one was more shocked than me! Great advice bilge rat
by Matt Smith
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Z Spar or Epifanes Varnish?
Replies: 13
Views: 5292

Re: Z Spar or Epifanes Varnish?

This is a personal preferance thing. The katzs Marina finish which is amazing, is Pettit. I have used all of them, and Captains fits me best. But thats me. You need to try them all. You will know when its right. Like running shoes. They wont make you faster or run farther.
by Matt Smith
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Water pump
Replies: 8
Views: 1006

Re: Water pump

Hi Jake, mine leak a tad. but a rebuild aint no big thing, and worth doing over the winter. Not worth the risk. You can get kits and do it yourself. Or send to get rebuilt.
by Matt Smith
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Recommendations for Critical Tools in your Onboard Tool Kit?
Replies: 4
Views: 923

Re: Recommendations for Critical Tools in your Onboard Tool Kit?

THis may sound nuts. But I have found that I use the tool kit that the boat came with. The folks at Chris Craft knew what would happen. HAMMER and a screw driver have been the number one tools used. in your case dont need a philips head. I do carry a set of sockets, but never used them, maybe pullin...
by Matt Smith
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: bottom paint finishing
Replies: 4
Views: 725

Re: bottom paint finishing

Its common on a mirror finish to sand between coats. One way to go to to sand like said in previous comments, and then roll and tip. Sand again with like 2000 grit. And then buff with finess by 3M. It will get the shine back after the sanding. Its simple if you think of it in grits. 220 is for set u...
by Matt Smith
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull Construction
Replies: 7
Views: 998

Re: Hull Construction

Another way to tell is sometimes there is a little resedue under the frames that squeezes out. I would say that if the bottom had been done it would have been a huge selling point
by Matt Smith
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull Construction
Replies: 7
Views: 998

Re: Hull Construction

At some point, and others can chime in, Chris Craft did Plywood inner hulls. My 1960 was that way. And I have seen others. I would assume it was earlier. I will add its better than the plank system and less soaking
by Matt Smith
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Interior color
Replies: 1
Views: 480

Re: Interior color

Can you post a photo of your Hull Card? I think FLAME is Flame red.
by Matt Smith
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: thumb screw hose clamps for a k engine
Replies: 10
Views: 1389

Re: thumb screw hose clamps for a k engine

The most fun is when they are true original. patina and all.
by Matt Smith
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: thumb screw hose clamps for a k engine
Replies: 10
Views: 1389

Re: thumb screw hose clamps for a k engine

And too get Super GEEKY, I would find out who made them. The screw part my be unique to the period, and some have a small stamp in them. Details make a difference.
by Matt Smith
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: thumb screw hose clamps for a k engine
Replies: 10
Views: 1389

Re: thumb screw hose clamps for a k engine

From what I recall, yes. Also are easier to use. The big question is. Are you doing a show boat? Part of the fun for sure is making sure its the way it was delivered. Sounds like you have a 17, I think there are some unique details about the interior, and other cool stuff.
by Matt Smith
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 95 K Oil Leak
Replies: 23
Views: 3096

Re: 95 K Oil Leak

HAHHAHA Ya, I do it ll the time. Has saved me big time, Your eyes, nose and ears are all guages I suppose. I can tell if my carb is off by the way it sounds. I dont know how to fix it. but boy do I know.. HA
by Matt Smith
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 95 K Oil Leak
Replies: 23
Views: 3096

Re: 95 K Oil Leak

Oh! Thats a good point as well. Smell the oil. Stuff happens. This has been the summer of head gaskets..
by Matt Smith
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 95 K Oil Leak
Replies: 23
Views: 3096

Re: 95 K Oil Leak

Yup, I stand corrected. no Seal, and overfill could be the issue. Simple
by Matt Smith
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 95 K Oil Leak
Replies: 23
Views: 3096

Re: 95 K Oil Leak

I am no mechanic. Just a designer, so take with that in mind. I would say a couple drops is kinda normal. But sounds like a seal. I have found that over time these engines kinda get loose nuts. Might be a good idea to just go around and check those. Oil comes out of all sorts of places. I would call...
by Matt Smith
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Zenith carb
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Re: Zenith carb

I would post a photo, also with carb numbers. Even if it says the KL comes with a certain carb, yours could be others. Stuff like this was changed all the time. Call Dave VanNess and VanNess Engeneering, he sells the kits and will help you diagnose which kit you need.
by Matt Smith
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Repower or rebuild
Replies: 8
Views: 1221

Re: Repower or rebuild

Brian is a great guy and you are doing the right thing. Although I understand the debate for sure
by Matt Smith
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: HULL CARD - BILGE PUMP
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Re: HULL CARD - BILGE PUMP

by Matt Smith
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Repower or rebuild
Replies: 8
Views: 1221

Re: Repower or rebuild

This is one of those questions that like a loop. There is no right answer for all. Just for you. I assume the real question is MORE POWER. A K is a very reliable engine. Also, the paragon transmission is really the hero. Makes driving a pleasure and docking. You will miss that big time. But the extr...