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by ice nine
Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Classic Chris on Mackinac Island
Replies: 7
Views: 2285

Re: Classic Chris on Mackinac Island

The Marion Leigh belongs to the Musser family from the Grand Hotel fame. It is a 1955 53' Constellation. The "Essential Guide" has a picture of the 53' Constellation without a hard top, but 42 of this model were built so I would guess that it must have been an option on this large of a boat. The 54'...
by ice nine
Wed May 04, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Trailer
Replies: 15
Views: 3864

Re: Trailer

I would give Ryan Trailers a call in Portland. Little bit of a hike, but worth the trip. They are well versed in wood boat trailer construction.
by ice nine
Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Research Related
Topic: 1988 Chris-Craft Amerosport 320
Replies: 2
Views: 2319

Re: 1988 Chris-Craft Amerosport 320

there is a small forum on www.iboats.com. Maybe one of the owners on the forum would make a copy for you?? You may also try to discuss with a broker if you see one for sale on yachtworld. I would suspect a broker may help you out, for a small fee of course??? The only other option you would have is ...
by ice nine
Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Barrel Back DOT COM is back up!
Replies: 1
Views: 1894

Re: Barrel Back DOT COM is back up!

Don,

It will not allow me to add my hull #. It gives me an server error message when I try to submit my information. Also, you need to add model 104 and 105 to the 17ft. series. They are missing.

Once you fix that, I will add my #71769 to the site.

Thanks,

David De Horn
by ice nine
Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Correct deck vents for 1940 17' Deluxe?
Replies: 23
Views: 8436

Re: Correct deck vents for 1940 17' Deluxe?

In addition to the 4 deck vents, and the fuel tank vent line terminating on the starboard side, starting with my hull #71769, the hole cut under the stern flag pole for ventilation was eliminated in lieu of the 4 deck vents. So, boats after 71769, will not have a deck hole vent cut under the stern p...
by ice nine
Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Michigan Upolstery restoration co. recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 2084

Re: Michigan Upolstery restoration co. recommendations

Steve,

Where did you get your Aquamarine interior material? I have a 1941, 17 deluxe as well, and I am searching for the proper materials. Thanks, David
by ice nine
Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Trailer Decisions
Replies: 49
Views: 9977

I would offer this advice. If your boat is under 20ft. you should NOT get a tandem trailer. The maximum load capacity for a single axle trailer is well above the loaded weight of a small runabout. It is critical that the weight of the boat "use" the springs and let the springs cushion the ride. If y...
by ice nine
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Chris-Craft Today
Topic: New Chris-Craft 20ft. Vertical Bow for 2013 - NEEDS A NAME
Replies: 62
Views: 30018

Well, I think the Silver Arrow name would compliment the Silver Bullet name. Yes, they are close, and that is why they should use it.

David
by ice nine
Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Chris-Craft Today
Topic: New Chris-Craft 20ft. Vertical Bow for 2013 - NEEDS A NAME
Replies: 62
Views: 30018

I think it looks like a "Silver Arrow"

Let's bring that one back!!!

David
by ice nine
Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club Business
Topic: Fall 2011 Brass Bell
Replies: 41
Views: 1770

Al,

Thanks much!! The empty trips back from the mailbox are very depressing!

Thanks!!

David
by ice nine
Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club Business
Topic: Fall 2011 Brass Bell
Replies: 41
Views: 1770

I have yet to receive mine. How do I sign up to have another one sent? I checked my account and all of the information is correct.

Thanks, David
by ice nine
Sun May 08, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Interior for 1940-42 17' Deluxe Barrel!! Who wants original?
Replies: 14
Views: 10596

Aqua Marine

Don,

I am in as well with the 1941 Aqua Marine. My hull is #71769.

Let me know how things are progressing.

David
by ice nine
Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Looking for leaks
Replies: 19
Views: 6171

Please use caution if you are using a wet-dry vac in the bilge of a gasoline powered vessel. Most if not all vac's are not ignition protected, and you may introduce the possibility of a spark. This could cause an explosion.

Keep this in mind for any tool you may use in the bilge or engine space.
by ice nine
Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Shows, Museums, & Event Locations
Topic: Port City Boat Show Muskegon, MI
Replies: 0
Views: 1419

Port City Boat Show Muskegon, MI

Just a quick note to let everyone that did not attend the Muskegon Port City Vintage Boat Show this past weekend, it was a great success. Jeff Rogers did a great job coordinating this show, so hats off to Jeff. We had very COLD weather 55-65 degress, and a NW wind blowing at 20-25, but that did not ...
by ice nine
Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Exhaust Smell In Pre War Cockpit
Replies: 50
Views: 11324

Al, Sorry for the late reply, as i have been trying to use my boat over the last week. My boat 71769, does have the rear seat barriers in the bilge to enclose the engine room. From my research and discussions with previous owners, I believe this to be original. since everything else on the boat (UGH...
by ice nine
Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Exhaust Smell In Pre War Cockpit
Replies: 50
Views: 11324

Matt, I have asked this exact question in the past. My boat has exactly the same thing. So, I guess it is good to know that it is "normal????" My 1941 17, is hull number 71769, the first one with the 4 vents, and the copper fuel line vent tube to the gas tank. The 4 vents don't help a bit. I just sa...
by ice nine
Wed May 20, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Deck Seam Painting Technique
Replies: 21
Views: 8823

Bill,

AHHHH, thanks for creating the poll, and thanks for the explanation on the reults. I never cease to embarrass myself.

I am just trying to save my lines the same embarrassment. Thanks again.
by ice nine
Wed May 20, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Deck Seam Painting Technique
Replies: 21
Views: 8823

95 views and no answers?? Am I sensing that this is to be a well kept secret amongst our members and no one is willing to divulge the answer, or hasn't anyone ever done this before??

Anyone? Anyone? ha ha
by ice nine
Mon May 18, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Deck Seam Painting Technique
Replies: 21
Views: 8823

Deck Seam Painting Technique

Getting ready to paint the deck seams. Can I get a poll on what people do? How many of you have taped the seams, and how did that look?? Did you have nice crisp lines? Or how many of you use a Buegler line painter?
I know they are expensive, but are they worth it?

Thanks!
by ice nine
Sun May 17, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Soaking and Leaking
Replies: 3
Views: 2079

Thanks Steve, I would love to have access to a boat house. I don't. I live in Chicago, and the boat is used in Michigan on the weekends, so it is soaked in the spring very well, then it is used on the weekends. So, the problem does lie in the fact that it is in and out. Tough conditions. I am planni...
by ice nine
Sat May 16, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Soaking and Leaking
Replies: 3
Views: 2079

Soaking and Leaking

I have a 17ft. barrelback, and it needs a new bottom. I am planning a new bottom next winter. However, in the meantime, I am trying to squeak a couple more summers out of the bottom. My bottom leaks when fully soaked. I have it timed down to about 30 seconds of bilge pump running every 30-45 minutes...
by ice nine
Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Topside Finish Repair
Replies: 3
Views: 2185

Thanks I'll give a little coarser paper a try.
by ice nine
Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Topside Finish Repair
Replies: 3
Views: 2185

Topside Finish Repair

I am hoping to get some suggestion on how to best repair a small spot on the top side of my boat. While docked last year at a show, a bolt sticking out of a dock, scraped the varnish of a small area of the side of my boat down to the bare wood. I sanded this area, but am having a terrible time tryin...
by ice nine
Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Research Related
Topic: Does any body know about a Wellcraft 196-XP
Replies: 8
Views: 11049

Genmar Michigan

The production for Wellcraft has officially moved to Cadillac, Michigan. The plant is now referred to as Genmar Michigan since there are more than Four Winns built there now. As for a few particulars, the Stinger series was a boat that Wellcraft built in 1980 and 1981 but it was a 165. The Stingers ...
by ice nine
Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Correct deck vents for 1940 17' Deluxe?
Replies: 23
Views: 8436

Confirmation on the deck vents on 71769

Just as an aside, I own hull number 71769. Coincidentally, I did see the actual engineering change notices while at Russ Arrand's shop two days ago. Brian is correct, as are the engineering change notices starting with 71769. My boat has four deck vents along with the fuel tank vent from the top of ...
by ice nine
Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:47 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Woody in Kid Rock Video
Replies: 5
Views: 4889

Looks like a Grand Craft to me, so I went on their website and it looks to be the 20ft. Grand Sport Runabout.

Very nice boat.
by ice nine
Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1940's Chris Craft Dealer in Miami?
Replies: 9
Views: 3433

Thanks for all of the leads. The 1939 GBOE brochure lists Miami Chris-Craft Co., Inc. as the dealer in Miami Beach. I did get an address of 1710 Purdy Avenue, Miami Beach, FL.

So, no names, nothing else. Maybe a dead end.

David
by ice nine
Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1940's Chris Craft Dealer in Miami?
Replies: 9
Views: 3433

It just says, Destination, Miami FL
by ice nine
Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1940's Chris Craft Dealer in Miami?
Replies: 9
Views: 3433

1940's Chris Craft Dealer in Miami?

My boat was delivered to Miami in 1941, and I am trying to research the history of my boat. I have the paperwork from the Mariners Museum also. I know this is a longshot, but is there any documentation out there that would tell me who the dealer in Miami was at that time? Or any possbile leads? At t...
by ice nine
Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Gauge Panel Trim Pieces
Replies: 5
Views: 2536

Gauge Panel Trim Pieces

Here's a question for the experts. I have a 1941 17ft. Deluxe Runabout, and I have the gray faced gauges. In addition, I have two gold trim strips that run horizontally across the gauge panel (dashboard). My question is are these gold strips correct? I have seen silver strips, and gold, so which is ...