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by JimF
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Boat shipping
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Re: Boat shipping

Do you have a trailer? There are companies and individuals who can tow it for you. I think it is going to be very difficult if you don't have a trailer.
by JimF
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Rudder Stuffing Box 18Ft Sea Skiff
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Re: Rudder Stuffing Box 18Ft Sea Skiff

I don't know exactly but since no one else has answered I will offer an opinion. The rudder log is pretty much the same as the shaft log. I would guess that it needs three lengths of 3/8" packing with each one cut so that it circles the rudder shaft with the ends butting snugly together. Be sure the...
by JimF
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Bleaching Riviera center section
Replies: 1
Views: 1011

Re: Bleaching Riviera center section

I like Lite-N-Up wood bleach. Available from wood floor supply store. So far I have only found it in gallon jugs so you will have plenty. It is a two part process.
by JimF
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Plank ID
Replies: 17
Views: 1529

Re: Plank ID

Those coaming boards run the entire length of the boat. 20’!!!!
by JimF
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Plank ID
Replies: 17
Views: 1529

Re: Plank ID

I think that would be the coaming but I have been wrong before!
by JimF
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1961 17' Ski Boat configuration questions
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: 1961 17' Ski Boat configuration questions

I don't know anything for sure but I would guess that those three strips got knocked off the first time the driver came in for a hard landing and they were never replaced. I would think they wouldn't be too hard to duplicate. I am pretty sure no Chris-Crafts came from the factory with the bow eye. T...
by JimF
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Stripped out Screws
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: Stripped out Screws

Depending on the application, a few wooden matchsticks inserted in the hole might hold on some trim. Better if you glue in a dowel. For a heavier load like the bent part of rub rails you might drill the hole out to 3/8" and epoxy in a short piece of 3/8" dowel. I am assuming you are talking about #6...
by JimF
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Leaking Fuel Pump
Replies: 12
Views: 1166

Re: Leaking Fuel Pump

I am trying to understand the concept of the oil pressure safety switch. If I lose oil pressure there will be a big noise and the engine will stop. I guess the electric pump could continue to run but doesn't it turn off and on to create pressure, kind of like a thermostat? Also, after the big noise ...
by JimF
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Leaking Fuel Pump
Replies: 12
Views: 1166

Re: Leaking Fuel Pump

I like the idea of just cutting a hole in the bottom of the boat so the gas just drips out. Would be perfect until I lower the boat from the lift. Then could get tricky. I spent a week last winter trying to get the engine aligned to eliminate a pesky low speed vibration. I lifted the engine just eno...
by JimF
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Leaking Fuel Pump
Replies: 12
Views: 1166

Leaking Fuel Pump

I started up my 1930 Model 100 yesterday and thought I smelled gas. I should mention that this a 350 from the 70's. I shut it down and looked at the mechanical fuel pump. It was dripping just a little but I could tell it had been because the bilge was really clean underneath it. Not the typical grea...
by JimF
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Boat Weight
Replies: 2
Views: 1227

Re: Boat Weight

The Essential guide does not show a 1953 33' Sedan Cruiser but there is one for 1947-1950. Weight is listed as 8400-9250. This would be empty weight. Besides your added furniture you should consider on board fuel and water and batteries as well as all the things that naturally accumulate on a boat. ...
by JimF
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Chris-Craft Today
Topic: Where have all the True Experts Gone?
Replies: 8
Views: 1787

Re: Where have all the True Experts Gone?

My guess would be Facebook. There are several sites with Chris-Craft or vintage boat in the name. Boat Buzz used to be the only game in town but now there are a dozen free ones. I respond to this site but have pretty much given up on the others.
by JimF
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Cold running KL
Replies: 3
Views: 695

Re: Cold running KL

These engines have no thermostats so engine temperature depends on the lake temperature. I think I have seen an added thermostat but these engines seem to run just fine and forever without one.
by JimF
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KLC carb (Zenith 11168 / 552M) mix screw adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 1258

Re: KLC carb (Zenith 11168 / 552M) mix screw adjustment

My KLC carb (11849) has no high speed jet on the bottom. Just a large brass nut or plug. I haven't taken it out. Am I in trouble? I am having trouble getting it to run after a total engine rebuild including carb over haul.There are possibly other issues.
by JimF
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: wrong carburetor?
Replies: 6
Views: 1248

Re: wrong carburetor?

I checked compression this morning. All are 115-125. There was gas in the horn so I drained it. Looks rusty. Tried starting with choke full on with no ether and engine fired as long as the starter was turning it but quit immediately when I released the starter button. The horn again had a lot of gas...
by JimF
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: wrong carburetor?
Replies: 6
Views: 1248

Re: wrong carburetor?

Thanks for the quick reply. I looked at the rebuild receipt and the work was done in July 2015 so the engine has just been sitting since then. It was never installed in the boat and is on a stand in my shop.The previous owner never saw it run but assured me the shop had run it. It is 12 volts and cr...
by JimF
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: wrong carburetor?
Replies: 6
Views: 1248

wrong carburetor?

I took over a 1956 Capri project from a man who lost interest. The engine ( KL-QXLDML stamped on the block) was rebuilt and according to the receipts so was the carburetor. I am trying to start it but it will only fire if I give it a little spray ether and then it quits. I t seems clear that it is n...
by JimF
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: 1958 Continental white paint
Replies: 4
Views: 1432

Re: 1958 Continental white paint

I would be very careful about using 5200 for those side seams. It expands when it dries and will end up proud of the hull and be difficult to smooth out. Sikaflex or Boatlife might be a better choice.
by JimF
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1956 Capri Windshield
Replies: 4
Views: 1276

Re: 1956 Capri Windshield

I spoke with Al yesterday and he is going to make the parts for me. Not cheap but he does great work. And he is actually only 94 years young!!
by JimF
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1956 Capri Windshield
Replies: 4
Views: 1276

1956 Capri Windshield

I am part way through a restoration on a 1956 19' Capri. I was fitting the windshield and realized that I am missing the top chrome trim on both sides. This runs from the center support across the curved plexiglas to the corner fitting. Each piece would be about 38" long. Can anyone help me out? 201...
by JimF
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Casting number for 1930 model 100 strut
Replies: 15
Views: 2996

Re: Casting number for 1930 model 100 strut

Interesting. This is the strut that was on the boat when I bought it 30 years ago and it had the original Chrysler engine. Now it has the 350 and seems to be just fine. Except for that broken shaft thing at Tavares this year. That’s all I’ve got.
by JimF
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Casting number for 1930 model 100 strut
Replies: 15
Views: 2996

Re: Casting number for 1930 model 100 strut

At no little risk to my life and limb, I braved entered my lake and was immediately beset by small fish, probably piranha. I was able to read the casting number on the strut of Moxie. 6005WF. I will try to post a photo.
by JimF
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Insulated Staples
Replies: 2
Views: 1290

Re: Insulated Staples

https://www.gordonelectricsupply.com/in ... gJ2DfD_BwE

I found these but they are copper. May not be what you need.
by JimF
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Arizona storage
Replies: 4
Views: 1343

Re: Arizona storage

I like the water troughs idea and maybe I would have some sort of tent over the boat reaching to the floor. If it still tried to dry out add a humidifier.
by JimF
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Exhaust hole location
Replies: 3
Views: 1457

Re: Exhaust hole location

Thanks Mike! That Is exactly what I need.
by JimF
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Exhaust hole location
Replies: 3
Views: 1457

Exhaust hole location

I took over a project that a previous owner had abandoned. It is a 1956 19' Capri. The transom planks were missing so I have no pattern planks. That is not a problem except that I need to locate the exhaust hole. I have replaced the planks and I can locate the spray rail. The exhaust flange has the ...
by JimF
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Shaft Log Hose
Replies: 4
Views: 1413

Re: Shaft Log Hose

Thanks everyone. I had tried the soap and heat but the hose is just too heavy. It is like exhaust hose. I have ordered the Dayco hose. It looks a little more flexible.
by JimF
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Shaft Log Hose
Replies: 4
Views: 1413

Shaft Log Hose

I need to replace the hose on my 19' Capri shaft log. I thought it was 1.5" so I bought a section that size. It turns out that the metal parts are actually 1.6" and I cannot squeeze them into the hose. Anyone know of a supplier or have any other suggestions?
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by JimF
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Casters for boat cradle
Replies: 5
Views: 2154

Re: Casters for boat cradle

I have four 6" inch swivel casters that you can have for shipping expenses. The only downside is that none of the wheels has a brake so if you lean aggressively on the boat the cradle might move. I am sure you could rig up some tiny wheel chocks. These are not steel wheels but are some sort of hard ...
by JimF
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: slow leak at transom and hull join
Replies: 3
Views: 1562

Re: slow leak at transom and hull join

One method I have had some success with is very old school for boats in the water. Place a handful of fine sawdust in the area of the leak on the outside. The theory is that incoming water will bring in the sawdust and clog up the leak. This actually works!