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by Matt Smith
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Looking for restoration shops in WI area
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Looking for restoration shops in WI area

Ya? I agree. You get what you pay for. I recall doing a story on this topic. https://www.woodyboater.com/blog/2019/0 ... ood-thing/
by Matt Smith
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Clutch problem ?
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: Clutch problem ?

Its normal. Water also keeps it from squeeking. And Drot is right. They will move on ya. And start in gear as well. It will move while up on land. BTW, when running it on land. Make sure you have water in a 5 gallonbucket with a hose running from it to the water pump. Let the waterpump suck in the w...
by Matt Smith
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Soaking
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: Soaking

Hi David, great boat! You are doing it all, but you need to drop in in the drink. On a trailer for a bit. Have a bilge pump. Note that in cold water it takes longer to soak. Also if you fill the boat from the inside it can swell from the inside out vs outside in. Try it in the lake. But it may take ...
by Matt Smith
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: 1941 16' deluxe hatch support
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: 1941 16' deluxe hatch support

And to add to that. Check with Algonac Casting. they may have the cast for it. They made all the original stuff. http://www.algonaccast.com/cast-products/
by Matt Smith
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: 1941 16' deluxe hatch support
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: 1941 16' deluxe hatch support

And to add to that. Check with Algonac Casting. they may have the cast for it. They made all the original stuff. http://www.algonaccast.com/cast-products/
by Matt Smith
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Riviera hirn
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Riviera hirn

A Hirn? LOVE IT. First off, good luck finding one. They are very hard to find. There is a thread on this for a Barrel Back, and I think???????? Its the same Hirn. I went out to my Pals Riv. and looked and he had removed it to repair it. So no luck. Here is the thread https://chris-craft.org/discussi...
by Matt Smith
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 55' Holiday, does this look right?
Replies: 11
Views: 414

Re: 55' Holiday, does this look right?

POP Yachts over prices a lot. Kl is a great engine. Lots of power. West bottom can be tricky depending on who did it and the age. Everything is bonded together forever. No swelling, like 5200 Allows that to happen. This is a 10K boat, not 20. The boat in in Florida, someone in the SUNNYLAND chapter ...
by Matt Smith
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 55' Holiday, does this look right?
Replies: 11
Views: 414

Re: 55' Holiday, does this look right?

They are 100% correct. Comments and boat. I like these without all the fancy stuff. The seats look off? As to cosmetics. THE BOTTOM is where the money is. BOTTOM BOTTOM BOTTOM. Engine is also another deal, but not as costly as a bottom. Easy 20K job. As in an easy 20K. So if the boat has an original...
by Matt Smith
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: 1941 16' deluxe hatch support
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: 1941 16' deluxe hatch support

OH GOD! That is a sign of the apocalypse. 2020 is such a strange year. Here is a list of places I look. Some very obvious, some not. 1. Classic Boat Connection 2. Ebay 3. Here on Boat Buzz. 4. And if you send me photos of the part. [email protected].com And your boat, I will do a story to reach out t...
by Matt Smith
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: 1941 16' deluxe hatch support
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: 1941 16' deluxe hatch support

Jim Staib at FineWoodBoats.com He prob has 100 of them.
by Matt Smith
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Pre war Chris Craft welting/Piping configuration?
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Pre war Chris Craft welting/Piping configuration?

Its Andy Chuddys barn find. Dont have shots of straps. Here is the original story I did https://www.woodyboater.com/blog/2018/0 ... w-winners/
by Matt Smith
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Pre war Chris Craft welting/Piping configuration?
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Pre war Chris Craft welting/Piping configuration?

Hi Joe, since no expert has replied, I will try. Sorry. The question is kinda confusing. The welting on the cushions? Or the seat backs? Cushions are all the same with welting all around. The seats, SOME, had welting dividing the sea backs. The photos attached are a 1939 17 Utility. UNTOUCHED. ORIGI...
by Matt Smith
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hercules KFL engine noise, help appreciated
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: Hercules KFL engine noise, help appreciated

Put the video on youtube and post a link.
As to the sound and issue. It's the internet, so it will most likely be one of 4000 things. HA.
by Matt Smith
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Interior for '50 Special Runabout
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Re: Interior for '50 Special Runabout

Okay, got some info. Two cushions. Piping wasn't until later. I am seeing in the book, it may have been two colors yellow and black tolex, or just red, or black. Your Hull card says red, so red it is. So.. THere yago. Also they came with B, K, and KL engines. Your hull card should indicate that as w...
by Matt Smith
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Stripped out Screws
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: Stripped out Screws

DAMMMMMM! That is genus.. I am so doing that, doing a story on it. maybe make Woody Boater tee's! Oh hell ya!
by Matt Smith
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Interior for '50 Special Runabout
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Re: Interior for '50 Special Runabout

I also saw this in a 1950 ad. Looks like three cushions the rear seat.
by Matt Smith
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Interior for '50 Special Runabout
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Re: Interior for '50 Special Runabout

Gotta say, finding an original photo of your boat is not been easy. Too bad the orig owner doesnt have any. Attached is an image from katzs marina of a Rocket with the white piping. Looks very cool. I think..??? thats red Naugahyde. So sorry to be dragging this out.
by Matt Smith
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Interior for '50 Special Runabout
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Re: Interior for '50 Special Runabout

It's all personal taste at some point. If you wanted your seats made out of pink leather chris craft would have done it. The story of the original owner saving up by mowing lawns is amazing and wonderful. Thats passion and love and that love is in your boat. You kinda are at a crossroads of sorts. G...
by Matt Smith
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Stripped out Screws
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: Stripped out Screws

hi Steve, don't feel bad, we all have a screw loose... Oh come on, how many times in your life do you get to use that line and it makes sense.. I carry on board small peices of wood for this vary reason.
by Matt Smith
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1930 Badge Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Re: 1930 Badge Restoration

Yes! I have found being in salt water that the semi gloss clear helps. It slows down the dulling. The fun part is the restoration of it.
by Matt Smith
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1930 Badge Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Re: 1930 Badge Restoration

Here is a story I did on it, the pics show. I used like a 400 -600 grit sandpaper. https://www.woodyboater.com/blog/2020/0 ... rk-method/
by Matt Smith
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1930 Badge Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Re: 1930 Badge Restoration

Here is a better match on Dave Bortners amazing 26 Triple
by Matt Smith
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1930 Badge Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Re: 1930 Badge Restoration

I would assume black. Easy to do. Back then color would not have been all that used. If you notice the type is smooth and the texture holds paint. Looks fantastic all cleaned up. YES, this is a different one pictured. But all of them are like this.
by Matt Smith
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Is this a Yale jr. ignition switch
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: Is this a Yale jr. ignition switch

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Whats the old joke, Man who loose key to girlfriends apartment, no get new key? Thankyou, try the chicken.
by Matt Smith
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Missing Horn
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Re: Missing Horn

FOUND IT. Bjorn has an incredible website about his restoration of a barrel back http://1940barrelback.blogspot.com/sear ... date=false. This is the horn.
by Matt Smith
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Missing Horn
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Re: Missing Horn

Okay, found this https://woodiesrestorations0.homestead. ... about.html
Attached is the horn from the boat. I recall mine being longer.
by Matt Smith
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Missing Horn
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Re: Missing Horn

I had a 1941 Custom 19 - Horn was a single black horn. I cant find a photo. But I know Jim Staib will have boxes of them http://www.finewoodboats.com/ That is a special boat and attention to detail is important. It was a transition year. Very cool bow.
by Matt Smith
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Is this a Yale jr. ignition switch
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: Is this a Yale jr. ignition switch

Great, just great, now I have to restore the dame thing. I dont even have a key to that thing..
by Matt Smith
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Is this a Yale jr. ignition switch
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: Is this a Yale jr. ignition switch

Don is correct. Your Hull card will tell you what brand you have. I went out and looked at my 1937 which on the hull card says [email protected]%.. HA, so I assume its Clum Clumbe. Very simple and round. The original is below the newer one installed 60 years ago.