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by jstolte
Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Shows, Museums, & Event Locations
Topic: Chris-Craft Gathering at Walt Disney World
Replies: 22
Views: 33769

Re: Chris-Craft Gathering at Walt Disney World

I'm with Ryan and John. I couldn't take my cruiser to Florida. I see that option is gone, so look to Virgina, Chesapeake Bay would be great, The Mariner's Museum is on the James River, not too bad a choice. There is a mariner's museum in Deltaville too!
by jstolte
Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Parting out a '53 double cabin fly bridge.
Replies: 21
Views: 6661

You are right Garret, your windshield opener is different than mine. The one you have is more like a runabout. Thanks anyway.

I am still interested in pursuing the possibility of the spotlight though...
by jstolte
Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Parting out a '53 double cabin fly bridge.
Replies: 21
Views: 6661

I am looking for a windshield "opener" for my 36' Crusader. You know, the sliding rod unit you use to push the windshield open and hold it there? I need the starboard side one.

Original Spotlight might also be of interest to me.

Thanks
by jstolte
Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: This club sucks...bad management
Replies: 31
Views: 9279

Re: some more shots and link to videos

That is a Gorgeous boat!

Please come work on mine :-)
by jstolte
Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Parting out
Replies: 13
Views: 10181

John Stolte....have we met yet? Both in same area... John in Va. ??? nice boat..... but sorry that Cavalier is going to the pile.....can't save em all.. Yes John, we have met years ago when I lived in Powhatan and was involved with the rescue squad there. We have not met surrounding anything Chris-...
by jstolte
Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Parting out
Replies: 13
Views: 10181

Re: Parting out

My friend is also looking for shower fixtures for the head in his 67 Sea Strake 36'
by jstolte
Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Parting out
Replies: 13
Views: 10181

Re: Parting out

I am looking for the starboard windshield opener gadget that you push and lock to open and hold open the windshield. I'm not sure if your boat even has that and if it does I might need measurements because the boat I want it for is a 36ft boat, so they may be different. I also have a friend who is i...
by jstolte
Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Bought a Chris Craft ! but which type ? pls help..
Replies: 35
Views: 12951

Any idea what the number he posted might be Jim?
by jstolte
Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Bought a Chris Craft ! but which type ? pls help..
Replies: 35
Views: 12951

Well, I don't think it is a Connie, unless they built a plywood one that I couldn't find any info on. I think that bulging Blue area amidships on the topside might be a clue also. I don't think I have seen anything quite like that either. The number you posted... Where exactly was that found? Here's...
by jstolte
Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Bought a Chris Craft ! but which type ? pls help..
Replies: 35
Views: 12951

Please, I beg of you, call the museum! :lol: They have your answer. :wink: I agree, but does he have the answers to the questions they will ask? When I got my boat and called them, the only thing they wanted to know was my Hull Number and my credit card number I was however VERY please with what I ...
by jstolte
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club Business
Topic: Fall 2011 Brass Bell
Replies: 32
Views: 1839

Anybody that could suggest that Don Ayers is not a Chris-Craft guy, hasn't been paying attention...

I want one of those shirts Chris Smith is wearing :roll:
by jstolte
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Bought a Chris Craft ! but which type ? pls help..
Replies: 35
Views: 12951

Found the Hull nr. but its barely readible. http://s14.postimage.org/swksujc4d/IMG_20120607_201604.jpg What i make out of it is: GX8-7899 or OX8-7897 :shock: Or Maybe CX9 or ??? Whatever it is, it does NOT appear to be the hull number. Wrong format. I searched the Chris-Craft Essential Guide Hull n...
by jstolte
Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Bought a Chris Craft ! but which type ? pls help..
Replies: 35
Views: 12951

OK, I give up. I've searched my book and I don't see it. I too agree that I think it is a Cavalier Division hull, but can't figure which one. I'm getting cross-eyed.. The closest I found was a 1969 33' Futura. Could be... Blue hull color is accurate for that boat. That boat had two 327Q engines. Hul...
by jstolte
Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Bought a Chris Craft ! but which type ? pls help..
Replies: 35
Views: 12951

This boat looks similar to my 67 36' Crusader, but its not a Crusader or a Connie as both have Planked hulls, not Plywood. Further the Crusader's helm is to port. I've got my trusty "Chris-Craft The Essential Guide" by Jerry Conrad out and I'm going to investigate some more. I'll report back what I ...
by jstolte
Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Looking For Thermostat Housings
Replies: 11
Views: 2609

Thanks. I might be interested in scavenging for other parts from that too.

My boat is in Callao, off the Potomac River. We have several old Chris-Crafts at our marina.

Give me a call some time.. 804-370-5541
by jstolte
Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Looking For Thermostat Housings
Replies: 11
Views: 2609

As recommended, I contacted Robert Henkel and he was indeed very helpful. You've got to like a guy who tells you that you don't really need what you're trying to buy from him :-) I learned that the parts I was worried about are Bronze, so therefore nothing to be concerned about. I had been concerned...
by jstolte
Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Looking For Thermostat Housings
Replies: 11
Views: 2609

Thank you Gary.
by jstolte
Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Looking For Thermostat Housings
Replies: 11
Views: 2609

Attached are engine pics from my pre-purchase survey. I hope that helps shed more light on the issue...
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by jstolte
Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Looking For Thermostat Housings
Replies: 11
Views: 2609

Re: Add ON T-Stat

The engines are fresh water cooled. There is a water pump that I assume circulates the FRESH water. The exhaust is raw water cooled. I guess they that has a pump too. I'll look to see if I have better picture of more of the engine. Maybe in my survey... If I find something that I think might be help...
by jstolte
Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Looking For Thermostat Housings
Replies: 11
Views: 2609

Thanks John. We have looked through all the catalogs, and even at Mercruiser. So far no luck in finding one.
by jstolte
Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Looking For Thermostat Housings
Replies: 11
Views: 2609

Looking For Thermostat Housings

The attached photos are the thermostat housings off my boat, which is a 1967 Chris-Craft Crusader 36'. The engines are Chevy 350 cid. Both are re-manufactured engines, one from Jasper the other from Blue Star (I think). The original engines in the boat were Chris-Craft (Chevy) 327s. These re-powers ...
by jstolte
Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Fuel Fill Tube - Steel or Aluminum
Replies: 5
Views: 2060

Thanks for the info on the copper strap. I'll have to look for one of those.

Currently, there is indeed a stripped regular copper (insulated) wire, connecting the two pipes. I'll look for some copper strap.
by jstolte
Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Fuel Fill Tube - Steel or Aluminum
Replies: 5
Views: 2060

Actually, the filler tubes connect to the tank via a rubber hose, which I also intend to replace despite the fact that it looks pretty good. Just better to be safe I guess. I took the original CC Gas caps with me today, and we did test the threads, and they are standard threads and will fit the new ...
by jstolte
Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Fuel Fill Tube - Steel or Aluminum
Replies: 5
Views: 2060

Re: Fuel Fill Tube - Steel or Aluminum

I left my office and stopped at the gas station, where I had one of those Homer Simpson "Doh" moments. Of course, they need to be aluminum.... Steel can spark, aluminum can't. Found a source and will have two new aluminum fill tubes on Monday. My question about chrome plating them remains however. I...
by jstolte
Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Fuel Fill Tube - Steel or Aluminum
Replies: 5
Views: 2060

Fuel Fill Tube - Steel or Aluminum

I am replacing the badly corroded fuel filler tubes on my '67 Crusader. I took the two 2' threaded ALUMINUM filler tubes to the local pluming supply and asked them to duplicate what I had. I got back two 2" STEEL threaded nipples of the same length. I had planned to have the new ones chromed. Can I ...
by jstolte
Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Accident Repair
Replies: 24
Views: 7548

Gentleman,

Thank you for your sage advice....

John
by jstolte
Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Accident Repair
Replies: 24
Views: 7548

Thank you sir! That is what I needed to hear. While I can see how the Dutchman might be a better choice, I don't think it is right for me, due to not possessing the tools nor talent. But just out of curiosity, how would the Dutchman deal with the seam? I'm pretty sure there is a seam involved in the...
by jstolte
Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Accident Repair
Replies: 24
Views: 7548

I have a similar situation. Whilst having transmission problems, in a strong wind, we got blown into a bulkhead that had large protruding bolts. Couldn't get her off of it... These pictures show the resultant damage. I'm pretty sure that none of this is through and through... Do these planks need to...
by jstolte
Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Old Fuel Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 2269

So, Jeremy, what did you with your guk'ed up tank?

Can these tanks be "repaired" or rejuvenated, or should they simply be replaced with modern plastic tanks that don't have these kinds of issues?
by jstolte
Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Old Fuel Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 2269

I was rather hoping to see some discussion on this topic. My 36' 1967 Crusader has 2 87 1/2 gallon galvanized tanks. Apparently the galvanization is flaking off. I get a lot of sandy looking gunk in my fuel filters. I have been considering what I'm going to do about it, and would appreciate others f...