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by drrot
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: 6V to 12V Generator conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: 6V to 12V Generator conversion

It will run all day on a fully charged battery as long as you don't turn it off. It's the starting and other accessories that really suck the juice.
by drrot
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Water pump change
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Water pump change

Yup, have them in stock.
by drrot
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Water pump change
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Water pump change

No one makes a pump for the K series engines anymore. When they did both pumps for the K and M series engines took the same impeller. My logic says they would pump similar amounts of water. If water ends up in the crankcase there is probably another issue. We sell lots of the 5850 pumps that get put...
by drrot
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1940 KB triple carb 131 HP
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: 1940 KB triple carb 131 HP

The quick way to test the fuel pump is remove the line from the tank. Put your thumb over the fitting on the pump. Actuate the lever on the pump and it should suck you thumb in.
Proper way is to insert a vacuum gauge in the pump.
by drrot
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Generator on Model K
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Generator on Model K

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Here it is
by drrot
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Generator on Model K
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Generator on Model K

It's called a Cut-Out. Post a photo of it. Some are known to have a short life.
by drrot
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1940 KB triple carb 131 HP
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: 1940 KB triple carb 131 HP

12 1/2X13 propeller. You should get way more RPM with either propeller you have. I'd start with synchronizing them by hand and make sure all carbs Fully close and fully open evenly. (not running) then adjust the idle mixtures then idle speed. Finally take it out with two people and adjust the high s...
by drrot
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Screws for rub rail on 1960 Capri
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: Screws for rub rail on 1960 Capri

Peter,
You can have them shipped here and I can ship them with the rest of your order. Will get you a photo Monday of what I have gathered.
JIM
by drrot
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Looking for Help Identifying Distributor Cap & Rotor
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: Looking for Help Identifying Distributor Cap & Rotor

Contact Jim at Fine Wood Boats, inc in Three Lakes 815-344-9663 Unless you know the NAPA Echlin part numbers specifically it's a real struggle getting a car parts store to help, which I learned early on. Easier to talk to someone who knows what your looking for and may even have NOS See www.finewoo...
by drrot
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: I Bought a 1961 CC Constellation
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: I Bought a 1961 CC Constellation

Congratulations on your stewardship. May you treat each other well :D
by drrot
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: MORE PHOTOS from The French Connection Article, Vol 1 2018, Brass Bell
Replies: 7
Views: 2745

Re: MORE PHOTOS from The French Connection Article, Vol 1 2018, Brass Bell

French triple2.jpg
Paul,
See if they ever found a hull number. This was sent to me last month.
by drrot
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: I Bought a 1961 CC Constellation
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: I Bought a 1961 CC Constellation

Post photos. We love photos :D
by drrot
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Chris craft club burgee repo still for sale?
Replies: 1
Views: 426

Re: Chris craft club burgee repo still for sale?

Pretty sure they sold out quick. I went to Detroit and visited the company that made them originally. They seemed interested while I was there but would not take my calls once I left. I let it lie.
by drrot
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Correct bunk placement U-22 Sportsman
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Correct bunk placement U-22 Sportsman

The engine stringers are 22 1/2" apart. You want a lot under them. Some under the chine too.
by drrot
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Blowby
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: Blowby

This is one way https://www.jbtools.com/channellock-463 ... -v-jaw-16/
A strap or chain wrench is another.
by drrot
Fri May 29, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Unable to Post Pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 398

Re: Unable to Post Pictures

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Worked for me
by drrot
Wed May 27, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Dry Weight of a Sportsman and Barrel Back
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: Dry Weight of a Sportsman and Barrel Back

About 2300 on the barrel and 3000 on the Sportsman but go heavier for when the next boat follows you home :D
by drrot
Wed May 20, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Bow light stamping? Can’t make out the letters
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: Bow light stamping? Can’t make out the letters

Patent applied for.
by drrot
Sun May 17, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: INSURANCE
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: INSURANCE

I've had Hagerty for about 30 years. One issue with a submerged something and they took care of it with no issues. You get to pick the delectable and value. Besides they support the hobby :D
by drrot
Mon May 04, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Trailered hull bottom paint
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: Trailered hull bottom paint

What kind of bottom paint are you using? If it is soft Anti-Fouling that is part of the problem. The other issue would be how you load it. You want the boat all the way forward and touching the bow stop while floating. If you are dragging it on the bunks back the trailer in a bit deeper.
by drrot
Sun May 03, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Polished Stainless Steel Flat Stock
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: Polished Stainless Steel Flat Stock

I think what you mean is called "Transom Bands" or "Quarter Brass"
Check raw stock here https://www.mcmaster.com/metals/stainle ... ess-steel/
by drrot
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: A few more “what is it?”
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Re: A few more “what is it?”

The top piece is a throttle brake. It holds pressure on the throttle linkage so it maintains same speed. there is supposed to be a screw through it. Probably in the bilge.
by drrot
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Round brass tag?
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: Round brass tag?

NORTHJOE wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:39 am
So the rubber tube should be metal?

Could this lend to the possibility of the bottom being original?
It should be replaced if there are any signs of cracks but totally original.
by drrot
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Likelihood in trading an A for B & K value?
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Re: Likelihood in trading an A for B & K value?

Actually the A is a newer and better engine. If the K will fit I would use that.
by drrot
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: K engine - no spark (1954 Sea Skiff)
Replies: 12
Views: 930

Re: K engine - no spark (1954 Sea Skiff)

Remove the cap and rotor. Turn the ignition on. Use the point on a test light to open the points arm. Light should be off with points closed and on with points open.
by drrot
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Mahogany species
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

Re: Mahogany species

I'd go with "Marine grade" Only want to do it once :D
by drrot
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1955 Model A Hercules. Van Ness engineering
Replies: 10
Views: 1079

Re: 1955 Model A Hercules. Van Ness engineering

Actually they started with the "C" and moved to the "B" and ended with the "A". Have never figured out the difference between the A & B except there were 4 series of B engines. A is similar to the last series.
AnB.jpg
by drrot
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hand turning a Chris Craft K engine
Replies: 7
Views: 746

Re: Hand turning a Chris Craft K engine

Won't work. Front mount covers the teeth.
by drrot
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1949 Chris Craft Custom
Replies: 8
Views: 1559

Re: 1949 Chris Craft Custom

Ditto what Greg said. Also has nicer hardware and leather interior compared to the Riv.
by drrot
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1950 U18 rub rail trim
Replies: 6
Views: 953

Re: 1950 U18 rub rail trim

Here are the options. My guess would be "B" style
Rubrail profile.jpg