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by Club Archivist
Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:27 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: From Archive: Porpoising by DonJF
Replies: 4
Views: 4654

From Archive: Porpoising by DonJF

Don; Porpoising can be a problem with many of these smaller boats for reasons Ray pointed out. It think that two things can make the biggest difference. 1. The center of gravity is to far aft. This is very similar to the CG of aircraft. The CG affects the attitude at which the boat will ride and the...
by Club Archivist
Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:26 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: From Archive: Porpoising by DonJF
Replies: 4
Views: 4654

From Archive: Porpoising by DonJF

Don; Porpoising can be a problem with many of these smaller boats for reasons Ray pointed out. It think that two things can make the biggest difference. 1. The center of gravity is to far aft. This is very similar to the CG of aircraft. The CG affects the attitude at which the boat will ride and the...
by Club Archivist
Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:26 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: From Archive: Porpoising by DonJF
Replies: 4
Views: 4654

From Archive: Porpoising by DonJF

Don; Porpoising can be a problem with many of these smaller boats for reasons Ray pointed out. It think that two things can make the biggest difference. 1. The center of gravity is to far aft. This is very similar to the CG of aircraft. The CG affects the attitude at which the boat will ride and the...
by Club Archivist
Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:21 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: From Archive: Porpoising by DonJF
Replies: 4
Views: 4654

From Archive: Porpoising by DonJF

I apologize for bringing up this topic again as it was discussed back in August 2000 I just need a follow-up on the problem of pospoising of a '63 CC ski boat. I got my boat in the water three times last summer and had a terrible issue of porpoising and must address it now. Comments were made by Don...
by Club Archivist
Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:18 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: From Archive: Chris-Craft Models Overview by Don Ayers
Replies: 0
Views: 2818

From Archive: Chris-Craft Models Overview by Don Ayers

Roger; Glad to help you find that special boat. Here are your choices of the production boats both pre-war and post-war. I have listed them in numerical order as to the perceived value and collectability. These are just my observations from years of watching the wooden boat market. Pre-war 18'-20' R...
by Club Archivist
Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:14 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: From Archive: Hercules Engine Overview by Mechanicer
Replies: 0
Views: 3739

From Archive: Hercules Engine Overview by Mechanicer

Quite often the Chris Craft designation for a series of the Hercules engines had a "base" designation. Like "B", "K", "M", and "W". Then there would be more variations. Quite often when an L follows the base letter, it means a long stroke variation of that base engine with, of course, more horsepowe...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:25 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Posted from Archive, Message by M Byrne: Geneva Lakes Sho
Replies: 0
Views: 2886

Posted from Archive, Message by M Byrne: Geneva Lakes Sho

I've posted some pictures of the Geneva Lakes Boat Show hosted by the Blackhawk chapter of the ACBS on our web site. Take a look at: http://www.blackhawkacbs.com/Default.aspx?tabid=47 It was a great show this year. If you ever get a chance to attend you won't be disappointed. The show is held the la...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:23 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Posted from Archive, Message by Bill: Bottom Paint
Replies: 2
Views: 3238

posted from Archive, Message by Tom Lang: Bottom Paint

Jamestown distributors has it listed still on their
website.

Tom
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:22 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Posted from Archive, Message by Bill: Bottom Paint
Replies: 2
Views: 3238

Posted from Archive, Message by Don Ayers: Bottom Paint

West marine
 
http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/st ... ctId=26406
 
James Town
 
Southern Crown
 
And many other marine supply stores
 
Thx
 
Don Ayers
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:21 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Posted from Archive, Message by Bill: Bottom Paint
Replies: 2
Views: 3238

Posted from Archive, Message by Bill: Bottom Paint

I am having a difficult time locating a source for Interlux anti fouling bottom paint. The color I need is 999-Q or 999-G, copper/bronze. Any body know where I can get it?

Thanks
Bill
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:20 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Posted from Archive, Message by Unknown: Gauge Restoration
Replies: 2
Views: 3351

Posted from Archive, Message by Randy M: Gauge Restoration

I had Mark restore/rebuild the guages for my Matthews Martinique restoration and he did an incredible job.  Plus, he was able to install electrical 'guts', greatly improving the old mechanical operation of these original units.  For what I received I felt it was a very reasonable cost. Randy Mueller...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:18 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Posted from Archive, Message by Unknown: Gauge Restoration
Replies: 2
Views: 3351

Posted from Archive, Message by Garry G: Gauge Restoration

There is an add in the Brass Bell Summer 2004 about classic instruments Clawson Classic Instruments The add reads The professional restorers' choice for the finest quality, craftmanship, and service. Complete repair ans restoration. Retrain your original design with modern internal components. Repro...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:17 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Posted from Archive, Message by Unknown: Gauge Restoration
Replies: 2
Views: 3351

Posted from Archive, Message by Unknown: Gauge Restoration

Can anyone recommend a gauge restorer in my part of the country (CA)?
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:13 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Posted from Archive, Message by Kipboats: Blonde Decking
Replies: 2
Views: 3064

Posted from Archive, Message by Steve Smith: Blonde Decking

Speaking of Avodire....I had a customer who made a deck of avodire and Honduras mahogany glued together to get contrasting colors in one wood structure. It turns out the coefficients of expansion of those two woods with temperature and humidity are different [and he may have cut one wood more plains...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:10 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Posted from Archive, Message by Kipboats: Blonde Decking
Replies: 2
Views: 3064

Posted from Archive, Message by Tom Lang: Blonde Decking

It is a natural stain (i.e. no real color in it), simply a nearly colorless filler stain. As you probably know the mahogany is bleached before applying this stain. I'm not sure it is made anymore, I used to have a can of it lying around, possibly can find it if you need it. We recently restored two ...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:09 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Posted from Archive, Message by Kipboats: Blonde Decking
Replies: 2
Views: 3064

Posted from Archive, Message by Kipboats: Blonde Decking

Can anyone tell me what they use for stain on the blond decking on a Riviera.

Thanks

Kip
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:07 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Posted from Archive, Message by Bobby Stone: Porthole Trim
Replies: 2
Views: 2973

Posted from Archive, Message by Steve Smith: Porthole Trim

I don't know of a source for this trim, but for those who do go with aluminum, there are two ways to make it durable. Polish the outside to a nice gloss, just as chrome would be shiny. It won't look the same as chrome plating, but will be close. Have it hard anodized [this grows a layer of transpare...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:05 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Posted from Archive, Message by Bobby Stone: Porthole Trim
Replies: 2
Views: 2973

Posted from Archive, Message by Randy Winkler: Porthole Trim

Hi All, I also have a need for the trim you mention here. The original trim was chrome plated copper or brass. I have been looking for a source for this for some time now without success. I did find aluminum J-Trim awhile back, but decided to wait in hopes of finding a supplier for the original mate...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:04 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Posted from Archive, Message by Bobby Stone: Porthole Trim
Replies: 2
Views: 2973

Posted from Archive, Message by Bobby Stone: Porthole Trim

Where can I get a replacement piece of the trip that goes around the oval portholes on my 58 connie? I thought it was one piece, but actually there's a seperate straight piece of trim that fell off while I was trying to repair it!

Bobby Stone
ATOMIC FILMS
423.267.3456
www.atomicfilms.com
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:58 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Posted from Archive, Message by Alain Coulombe: Sea Skiff
Replies: 2
Views: 3071

Posted from Archive, Message by Alain Coulombe: Sea Skiff

If my Sea Skiff is not going to go in water for 2-3 years it is recommended to Soak Water by the inside during the summer time for many weeks to get it wet ??? Tk's Alain   Alain Coulombe Norampac Directeur général des ventes, Est du Canada Sales General Manager, Eastern Canada Cell.:819-475-7099 Te...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:57 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Posted from Archive, Message by Alain Coulombe: Sea Skiff
Replies: 2
Views: 3071

Posted from Archive, Message by Wilson Wright: Sea Skiff

Mr. Coulombe:   I was out of town when this one came and am not sure if those at the office answered it. Regrettably Chris Craft plans are one of the few items we don't have here. Plans are available from:   The Mariners Museum 100 Museum Dr. NewPort News, Va 23606 Web site www.Mariner.org.   You ma...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:54 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Posted from Archive, Message by Alain Coulombe: Sea Skiff
Replies: 2
Views: 3071

Posted from Archive, Message by Alain Coulombe: Sea Skiff

Where do you think I can find detail on original construction of the deck, or the best solution to make it with Mahogany planking, spec of planking and mainly detail on the configuration of side top pice of wood to be used for non whater trapping ?? Tk's Alain   Alain Coulombe Norampac Directeur gén...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:52 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Posted from Archive, Message by Alain Coulome: Paragon
Replies: 1
Views: 2944

Posted from Archive, Message by Don Ayers: Paragon

Alain:

Try these people.
 
Thx
 
Don Ayers
 
http://www.marinegears.com/  
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:51 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Posted from Archive, Message by Alain Coulome: Paragon
Replies: 1
Views: 2944

Posted from Archive, Message by Alain Coulome: Paragon

I kneed your help for: Paragon Hydraulic Reverse gear box. Is this Company  still exist? where can I get hold of them ? I am locking for the 2 Metal ring located near the rear drum beside the cluth outside around dia. 2 7/8 inches........for:?Model no:HF-7B-25-L Serial:5E7853 3 time I order those ar...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:46 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Posted from Archive, Original Message by Mjvchippy: Gas tank
Replies: 4
Views: 3637

Posted from Archive, Original Message by Don Kliesh Gas tank

Mike,
 
Take the tank to a local radiator repair shop.  The can boil it clean to remove all of the sludge. They can also pressure test. I did that here in NJ. they also certified it.  Worked out great, $65 is all it cost.
 
Don K
'58 Sportsman
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:43 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Posted from Archive, Original Message by Mjvchippy: Gas tank
Replies: 4
Views: 3637

Posted from Archive, Original Message by Don Ayers: Gas tank

IMHO, Save the original if you can and use a product called POR-15 to coat the inside.  Works very well.
 
Thx
 
Don
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:42 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Posted from Archive, Original Message by Mjvchippy: Gas tank
Replies: 4
Views: 3637

Posted from Archive, Original Message by Tom Lang: Gas tank

Rayco Manufacturing (they advertise in the Rudder) in Bradenton, FL will make you a new aluminum one for $300 or so. Keep the old one under your bed on a silk pillow in case the future owner wants to go back "original". Rayco is at 941-751-3177. Jeff is very fair. He is presently fabricating two tan...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:41 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Posted from Archive, Original Message by Mjvchippy: Gas tank
Replies: 4
Views: 3637

Posted from Archive, Original Message by Mjvchippy: Gas tank

HELLO ALL,   I HAVE A 1951 18FT. RIVIERA. THE GAS TANK IS ORIGINAL AND SEEMS TO BE SOLID,BUT IN THE INTEREST OF SAFETY AT WHAT POINT SHOULD ONE CONSIDER INSTALLING A NEW TANK? THE SAD POINT IS THAT BEFORE ONE COULD NOTICE A PROBLEM WITH A LEAK  THERE COULD BE A DISASTER.   ALL COMMENTS WELCOME.   TH...
by Club Archivist
Fri Dec 09, 2005 12:23 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: From Archive: Gluing Teak by SkiperBob
Replies: 1
Views: 2632

From Archive: Gluing Teak by Steve Smith

Bob, With the right glue there's no problems at all. Just sand or saw-cut to clean wood. No solvent-cleaning is needed, and actually interferes with getting a good bond. Cut and fit everything so all the wood pieces fit without bending or clamps to "pull it into shape", and use my Tropical Hardwood ...