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by Reginald Down
Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Shows, Museums, & Event Locations
Topic: Algonac boat show
Replies: 3
Views: 24521

Re: Algonac boat show

June 21 to 23 - This weekend.
Check www.michacbs.com
by Reginald Down
Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Chris-Craft Today
Topic: New Carina Coming to Tavares, March 20-24
Replies: 1
Views: 3002

Are boat rides going to be available? or is it a land display only?
by Reginald Down
Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Original Interior Kit 61' Ski Boat
Replies: 11
Views: 5305

Jack Mayeaux in Portland, Oregon can make you a factory correct upholstery kit and you can install it or have Jack install it for you.

http://jacksupholstery.com/

That top photo was shot during the South Lake Tahoe boat show in 2011 and I can send you the higher res original if you like.
by Reginald Down
Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Getting my KBL to USA
Replies: 17
Views: 5267

Carroll - That KLB131 was completely rebuilt in 2005 by Jim McNeilly in Seattle, WA. When the 1952 Riviera 18' restoration was successfully completed by Mike Mayer (at Lake Oswego Boat Co.) in 2012, before Mike installed the KBL back in the Riviera (for judging purposes at Lake Tahoe) Mike repainted...
by Reginald Down
Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Getting my KBL to USA
Replies: 17
Views: 5267

Carroll - If you want to simply send the KBL out and get it back as a complete turn-key engine, ready to re-install in your boat, I say you are on the right track. There are a number of qualified engine shops in the USA (like VanNess, etc) that can do this, including testing it and running it in for...
by Reginald Down
Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Getting my KBL to USA
Replies: 17
Views: 5267

If you are planning to ship the engine on a crate via a transport company to the USA and back most of the cross border transport companies offer customs brokerage as part of their service. You may have to do some basic paperwork to ID the engine serial number, etc. If you are delivering it yourself,...
by Reginald Down
Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: The Brass Bell, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 2
Replies: 56
Views: 64827

Keep an eye on your mailbox Stovebolt - yesterday I received 4 Brass Bells in the mail. Two of the issues from the September mailing and two copies of the most recent issue.

(Nice work Jim)
by Reginald Down
Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Steering wheel color?
Replies: 22
Views: 6189

A reproduction of the semi-translucent version from a 1952 Riviera.

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by Reginald Down
Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Woody Boater 10: 45 Eastern or Central time?
Replies: 1
Views: 1305

EST But it's still live now.
by Reginald Down
Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: The Brass Bell, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 2
Replies: 56
Views: 64827

Is a digital version of the new Brass Bell available or are we once again at the mercy of USPS?
by Reginald Down
Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Shows, Museums, & Event Locations
Topic: 1937 Gar Wood Sells At RM Arizona Auction
Replies: 0
Views: 19181

1937 Gar Wood Sells At RM Arizona Auction

Today a rare 1937 Gar Wood 25' Triple Cockpit Runabout powered by a Scripps V-12 sold at the RM Arizona Auction for 280,000.00. http://s7.postimage.org/vyrrl7vvr/RM_Gar_Wood_1.jpg Photo by Wayne Davis / RM Auctions For more information, you can find the story on Woody Boater.com http://www.woodyboat...
by Reginald Down
Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: The Brass Bell, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 2
Replies: 56
Views: 64827

Before the management change, I recall that the Brass Bells always came to Canada via Sweden.
by Reginald Down
Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: The Brass Bell, Volume XXXVIII, Number 1
Replies: 62
Views: 110810

Based on the comments in this thread - It's now approximately three months since most club members in the USA received their Brass Bell Volume XXXVIII, Number 1 in the mail. Have the other Canadian club members received their copies yet? I have not. My most recent version of The Rodder's Journal mag...
by Reginald Down
Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Instruments - Restoration
Replies: 15
Views: 6153

I agree with Pete, having some experience with this, shipping via FedEx is a good way to go in terms of making sure the guages arrive safely in the US and in terms of dealing with US / Canadian Customs both directions. Just be prepared to do some minor / additional paperwork at the local FedEx shipp...
by Reginald Down
Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Shows, Museums, & Event Locations
Topic: ACBS International Show
Replies: 10
Views: 5865

Congratulations Matt & Lisa! Nice work.
by Reginald Down
Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: The Brass Bell, Volume XXXVIII, Number 1
Replies: 62
Views: 110810

Was Volume XXXVIII, Number 1 also published in a PDF digital version and linked on the Chris-Craft web site somewhere?
by Reginald Down
Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 1930 Chris Craft - 26 Foot Upswept Triple Cockpit
Replies: 3
Views: 2708

That was a great story Bill. Thanks for posting it here for everyone to see and enjoy.

Ya gotta love those big triple cockpit runabouts.
by Reginald Down
Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Argentine runabout project
Replies: 65
Views: 25237

Even today, although less dramatic, methods for replacing bottoms can still vary from shop to shop, and by area - and of course by the type of boat, restoration objectives and restoration philosophy the restorer / owner have in mind. I have noticed over the last few years that some restorers still a...
by Reginald Down
Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Argentine runabout project
Replies: 65
Views: 25237

Interesting discussion. When referring to old wooden boats that were glassed over many years ago, you have to ask the question "What motivated the owners (at the time) to use this method?" Was it cost? (vs complete bottom replacement) Was it the best technology at the time? Was 3M 5200 or West Syste...
by Reginald Down
Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Fender Clips
Replies: 6
Views: 4012

If in fact it is a Taylor Made product, could you go directly to Taylor Made to buy the parts on-line?

http://www.taylormadeproducts.com/
by Reginald Down
Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Shows, Museums, & Event Locations
Topic: 2012 Best Chris-Craft Awards
Replies: 31
Views: 29263

"NAMELESS"

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by Reginald Down
Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Shows, Museums, & Event Locations
Topic: 2012 Best Chris-Craft Awards
Replies: 31
Views: 29263

The Lake Tahoe Concours specifically has a category / award for Best Non-Professional Restoration.
by Reginald Down
Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Chris Craft Project Boats
Replies: 15
Views: 4817

Steve - Close the door before some dust blows in on the floor!

But seriously, that old Chris-Craft triple looks very nice indeed.
by Reginald Down
Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Electrical Systems
Topic: Wanted Stern Light Plastic Globe
Replies: 11
Views: 7427

Jim - Don't get him started or the Zipper thing will resurface...
by Reginald Down
Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: New Header
Replies: 9
Views: 4224

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by Reginald Down
Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: 1949 CC 17' Deluxe Runabout pictures
Replies: 15
Views: 6992

Man I just love seeing those old original photos from back in the day.

"As Delivered"

Probably enhanced by the fact that I just spent 5 days touring around Algonac...
by Reginald Down
Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KBL carb pics
Replies: 6
Views: 2532

Any help? If you need more detail I can get some additional photos if required.

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by Reginald Down
Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Shows, Museums, & Event Locations
Topic: Algonac boat show
Replies: 3
Views: 24521

Pure Michigan - Courtesy of Woody Boater!

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by Reginald Down
Mon May 28, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Prop shaft for '52 Riviera
Replies: 8
Views: 3920

I know, I know...

Still trying to come to grips with having to paint those beautiful KBL carbs blue.

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Sorry Scott - didn't mean to hijack your post.
by Reginald Down
Sun May 27, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Prop shaft for '52 Riviera
Replies: 8
Views: 3920

Scott - Welcome to the Boat Buzz Forum. A new stainless steel prop shaft for my 1952 18' Riviera was around 375.00.