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by mcisaac inc
Thu May 24, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: HOUSE PAINT?
Replies: 30
Views: 10279

why not use osb. Here is Miss OSB 65' loa made entirely of oriented strand board ..............mark
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by mcisaac inc
Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 19' Racing Runabout Hull #'s
Replies: 14
Views: 5278

:D my guess is that it is a shipping dept. received stamp. left the plant on the 4th and went shipping on the 5th.all done in 1953.................mark
by mcisaac inc
Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 19' Racing Runabout Hull #'s
Replies: 14
Views: 5278

just curious , who put the round stamp on that hull card that says received march 5 1953 chris craft corporation. The plant, or the dealer?...............................markmcisaacinc.com
by mcisaac inc
Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: If ignition switch is on, am I drawing power?
Replies: 3
Views: 2030

:D how about a 3 position ignition switch .....acc,ignition, start....................markmcisaacinc.com
by mcisaac inc
Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Anyone recognize this boat?
Replies: 14
Views: 4818

:D He took down some of the greatest boat icons in the USA, including Four Winns,Larson,Well Craft, Carver, Glastron, and Ranger boat and more. Glad to see he owns an epoxy de-laminated nightmare ..............markmcisaacinc.com
by mcisaac inc
Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Plywood advice
Replies: 16
Views: 4821

:D sorry, i meant 3/8" from the factory...........my mistake
by mcisaac inc
Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Plywood advice
Replies: 16
Views: 4821

:D fyi,a 15'cavalier is a plywood boat with one layer of 3/8" inch ply as the bottom. They were scarfed at the factory mid ship, and some were then fiberglassed as a factory option.....................markmcisaacinc.com
by mcisaac inc
Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Marine Plywood Prices
Replies: 6
Views: 5379

FYI,anything used below water line wood need to be bs 1088 standard,which sounds like what Mark was quoted. As i said, marine fur apa rated (no voids)is more then adequate for flooring.....3/4 " is around $60.00 a sheet.Regular apa cdx or exterior grade AC plywood has voids everywhere and is not rat...
by mcisaac inc
Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Marine Plywood Prices
Replies: 6
Views: 5379

:D Mark, If you are planning on painting the flooring, you need marine fur grade plywood.AB grade is good both sides, and can be used above water line............markmcisaacinc.com
by mcisaac inc
Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Keel Replacement
Replies: 98
Views: 24518

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: 3M5200 is not an adhesive! since when....................markmcisaacinc.com
by mcisaac inc
Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Membership Poll, Part II. Dues Increase Related
Replies: 100
Views: 44049

:D Bill, thanks , I know you have a basketball team of kids at home. By the way, for what it's worth, I'm with Matt, the club will be fine. Truth,honesty, and most of all,hard work always prevail......thanks mark ps, I'm not kidding about the c.o.d. if it will help
by mcisaac inc
Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Membership Poll, Part II. Dues Increase Related
Replies: 100
Views: 44049

:D Good deal Matt. It has been a long day. I Started out on the air file for around four hours on the Garwood this morning and my five year old lost his first tooth today. Anybody know what the going rate for a tooth is from the tooth Fairy ...........mark
by mcisaac inc
Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Membership Poll, Part II. Dues Increase Related
Replies: 100
Views: 44049

:D That's the ole' Christmas spirit Matt...Now how about a rendition of "SILVER BRASS BELLS"..It's Christmas time in the city.........mark
by mcisaac inc
Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Membership Poll, Part II. Dues Increase Related
Replies: 100
Views: 44049

:shock: wow !!!!!!!!!!!!! as Paul Harvey says, "and that is the rest of the story:thanks for coming clean and letting us really know what is going on................markmcisaacinc.com p.s. ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS MY TWO BRASS BELLS , MY TWO BRASS BELLS ,MY TWO BRASS BELLS . ALL I WANT FOR CHRIST...
by mcisaac inc
Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:24 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Please read: All about the Brass Bell, all in one place!
Replies: 147
Views: 67310

:D there are 3 things we need to change in our club. the first is raise dues, secondly ,mail the BB. and third a a a a owe,owe well oops ,well um , well i'm not , well i guess, never mind....................markmcisaacinc
by mcisaac inc
Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Any other 1940 Double Staterooms out there?
Replies: 16
Views: 6768

:D I wonder if Don Danenberg still has is? That was the biggest silver tarp I or we ever put over a boat. It covered 1/2 of Manistee County. ............marmcisaacinc.com
by mcisaac inc
Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Please read: All about the Brass Bell, all in one place!
Replies: 147
Views: 67310

Spring and summer were so busy,and flew buy so fast that ,they will hardly seem late.Now that it is dark at 5:30 and the kids are in bed at 8:00pm, I can sit down with the BB and a vodka and tonic and enjoy some peace and quiet.............markmcisaacinc.com
by mcisaac inc
Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Please read: All about the Brass Bell, all in one place!
Replies: 147
Views: 67310

What happens if the poll is split 50/50 :shock: ? We could call in Joe Martell to cast the final vote.I just picked up a old issue of the BB in my hands and sniffed the ink :? Maybe some scratch and sniff pages could be a hit...ie cpes,petit 1015,epifanes,2000e barrior coat.Can't do that online. My ...
by mcisaac inc
Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1955 Continental Restoration
Replies: 3
Views: 1631

:D Nice boat ...... I restored and owned one for 10 years. luved it. here some inspiration... I would highly recommend sticking with the gold and white and black gator , it was very special in 55'.I repowered mine with a 283 , it did close to 50 mph.............markmcisaacinc.com http://s1.postimage...
by mcisaac inc
Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Please read: All about the Brass Bell, all in one place!
Replies: 147
Views: 67310

:D Maybe someone should ask Wilson.....He might have some sound advice.Possibly simplifying or going back to basics.He did run this club for a very long time with much success and no tardiness with the Brass Bell.Having the online brass bell seems to woody boater like to me.It is nice to get a Hard ...
by mcisaac inc
Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Please read: All about the Brass Bell, all in one place!
Replies: 147
Views: 67310

:D The aging population of classic boating owners and supporters is a well known problem. Even in other clubs , ie the Lions Club , most of our members are in their 70's and 80's and they just can't do all the duties required any more.Sadly, We have been losing members every year do deaths, The youn...
by mcisaac inc
Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: New Traditional Bottom
Replies: 18
Views: 6182

:D just remember that roofing materials are designed to shed water , not sit in it 24-7. Even flat roofs need to dry out,and are wet on one side only.I would think mold or mildew would collect in between the wood surfaces and cause problems down the line. 3m5200 is a better choice......................
by mcisaac inc
Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: Gar Wood - General Discussion
Topic: garwood quality control
Replies: 2
Views: 3491

garwood quality control

:D I am restoring a 1938 19' runabout.For the record, this hull appears to have the green-grey bilge paint as well. The top sides were in very good untouched shape. During the restacking process I noticed the port side to have three screws per frame station ,and the std. side to have four screws per...
by mcisaac inc
Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:28 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Stain & Varnish - how we do it ???!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 3382

:D nice ride!!!!!!who needs motor boxes anyway.............markmcisaacinc.com
by mcisaac inc
Tue May 24, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: "Q" engine and velvet drive question
Replies: 4
Views: 1505

:D not sure about paragon p trans or bell housing, only the hf7..........mark
by mcisaac inc
Tue May 24, 2011 7:06 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: "Q" engine and velvet drive question
Replies: 4
Views: 1505

:D deny, velvet drives attach to a pressure plate that is bolted to the fly wheel in side the bell housing. Totally dry set up.HF7 set up is the typical chris craft backwards engineered nightmare .They work nice, but do not swap with modern marine power.............markmcisaacinc.com
by mcisaac inc
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: New Barrel Back Owner
Replies: 36
Views: 9981

:D be careful , a heated shop is not the best place for and original boat . It will dry out and you may begin to see a lot of plank separation . Cool moist air is the best. ..............markmcisaacinc.com
by mcisaac inc
Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: New Barrel Back Owner
Replies: 36
Views: 9981

:D I scanned a original factory photo of a 1940 . the 1941 has large vents and hardware placement spec sheet , Not sure how good the quality is.........mark
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by mcisaac inc
Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: New Barrel Back Owner
Replies: 36
Views: 9981

:D here is a pic of the correct locale on a boat i just completed.........mark
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by mcisaac inc
Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: New Barrel Back Owner
Replies: 36
Views: 9981

:D Interesting that the chocks normally on the cover board at the transom are mounted on the bow. Does the hull card say anything?............markmcisaacinc.com