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by bjornbakken
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: installing new sideplanks
Replies: 15
Views: 3476

Re: installing new sideplanks

I use epoxy thickened with West 405 (wood flour) in the seams. The color of the mix is brown like and it sands flat. 5200 (or you adhesive of choice) between batten and backside plank.
by bjornbakken
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: MBL length?
Replies: 3
Views: 805

Re: MBL length?

HA! Beat all the others to the answer :lol:
by bjornbakken
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: MBL length?
Replies: 3
Views: 805

Re: MBL length?

Length is 47". Thanks to DrRot, aka Jim Staib!
by bjornbakken
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: MBL length?
Replies: 3
Views: 805

MBL length?

Does anyone have information on the over all length of a CC MBL with 1:1 trans? Missing the engine on a project and thinking of re-powering.

Thanks!

Bjorn B.
by bjornbakken
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1957-58 18' Holiday.
Replies: 6
Views: 2076

1957-58 18' Holiday.

I am working on a 1957-58, 18' Holiday that is throwing me a couple of unknowns. First, the hull number is a little odd. With the Mariners Museum's research dept. still closed, I'm not able to get info from them. The back seat frame is stamped with 18-HY-262. Hull markings on other Holidays seems to...
by bjornbakken
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1/2 round and stuffing
Replies: 5
Views: 1889

Re: 1/2 round and stuffing

Jack Mayeaux may have this for you. http://www.jacksupholstery.com
by bjornbakken
Sun May 08, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Cracks in plank? Acceptable or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 2768

Re: Cracks in plank? Acceptable or not?

Seal the crack with something, a little epoxy with mahogany colored filler and go boating!
by bjornbakken
Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Barrelback dashboard stain
Replies: 28
Views: 4651

Re: Barrelback dashboard stain

Bring it ON Mark!! :D PS: watch that oil pressure..

Bjorn B.
by bjornbakken
Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Barrelback dashboard stain
Replies: 28
Views: 4651

Re: Barrelback dashboard stain

Ohh boy... Bringing some fire and fury back.. :D

Bjorn B.
by bjornbakken
Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Barrelback dashboard stain
Replies: 28
Views: 4651

Re: Barrelback dashboard stain

Don, you are right. Consensus may been a poor word choice. It is however the opinion of the people who are to judge my work later, that walnut was used. Again, right or wrong, I can't call. These are a couple of pictures of the back side of my old dash. You can see the red on top and a darker walnut...
by bjornbakken
Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Barrelback dashboard stain
Replies: 28
Views: 4651

Re: Barrelback dashboard stain

Thanks everyone for inputs, and the PM's. Seems like the consensus among those the pro's and researchers is walnut stain. Right or wrong, that's what I'll go with.

Bjorn B.
by bjornbakken
Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Barrelback dashboard stain
Replies: 28
Views: 4651

Barrelback dashboard stain

Working on staining interior parts on my Barrelback project, and wonder what the consensus is on whenever the dash is Walnut or CC red stain.

Thanks!

Bjorn B.
by bjornbakken
Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1940 17' Deluxe seats
Replies: 2
Views: 1647

Re: 1940 17' Deluxe seats

Thanks Don! I will. This club is just great!
by bjornbakken
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1940 17' Deluxe seats
Replies: 2
Views: 1647

1940 17' Deluxe seats

With the last transom plank now installed on my 1940 17" Deluxe, it's time for the interior parts. It was a gray boat and I have no remains of the seats and the seat backs. I want to recreate as original, and i am asking if anyone have some detailed pictures of these parts. Any and all information i...
by bjornbakken
Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Plywood Bottom
Replies: 18
Views: 5453

Re: Plywood Bottom

Richard, I personally think 5 layers is redundant and more work. Using 3 x 6 mm as described by Dan Nelson will be plenty strong, but I second Brian that 3 layers of 4 mm should be sufficient on a 17' boat. If your not a purist, I think a properly done cold molded bottom is just as good as a planked...
by bjornbakken
Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Plywood Bottom
Replies: 18
Views: 5453

Re: Plywood Bottom

Doug P wrote:3mm .....is that 3M with an echo?

No, it's 3 more money :)
by bjornbakken
Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Plywood Bottom
Replies: 18
Views: 5453

Re: Plywood Bottom

Here is a little report on my first attempt on a cold molded bottom. Using 3 layers of 3 mm BS1088 plywood on a 18' Riva. This boat originally had a 8 mm single piece molded plywood bottom.
http://www.rivaflorida319.blogspot.com

Bjorn B.
by bjornbakken
Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Plywood Bottom
Replies: 18
Views: 5453

Re: Plywood Bottom

Just playing devil's advocate here, as I would put a planked bottom on myself. Using 5 layers of proper 1/8" BS-1088 Marine plywood should not be any different than 3 layers of 1/4", for a 'West-System" (aka cold molded) bottom? Other than more work maybe? 1/8" would be much easier to shape to the c...
by bjornbakken
Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: 6 Volt Bilge Blower
Replies: 61
Views: 24502

Re: 6 Volt Bilge Blower

Since 6V blowers are harder to get than a kidney transplant, I am trying to find a repair shop for small electric motors to restore mine. I have a 6V Italian made bilge blower for a Riva Florida that took a dive, and the motor is seized up. Can anyone offer a recommendation?
by bjornbakken
Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Upper Steering Column Bushing
Replies: 18
Views: 3843

Look up this old tread, should be correct for your prewar steering.

http://www.chris-craft.org/discussion/v ... highlight=

Bjorn B.
by bjornbakken
Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Drawing terminology
Replies: 20
Views: 4633

Matt: Al and I don't need 183 reply's to agreed that CC are THE best boat :D
by bjornbakken
Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Drawing terminology
Replies: 20
Views: 4633

Drawing terminology

On the drawing I have for my 17' Deluxe, the wording "saddle" is used, 41" from the outside transom corner forward, and 6' 7 1/2" apart. Is this the same as the placement for the original shipping cradle?

Thanks.

Bjorn B.


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by bjornbakken
Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 17' Barrelback Engine Replacement
Replies: 20
Views: 4140

You could also go with a 121hp KB engine. That was an option for the 17' BB in 1940-42. You will not remove any value or get dinged at a boat show either. Dave Van Ness (Van Ness Engineering) or Peter Henkel (Chris-Craft-Parts)can build you one. Bjorn. http://s10.postimage.org/ld1jv7c9x/KB_flyer.jpg...
by bjornbakken
Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Repairs - Expert needed in New Jersey!
Replies: 3
Views: 1089

One of the best ones are in NJ. Call David Van Ness at 201 445 8685.


Bjorn
by bjornbakken
Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: How much steam?
Replies: 9
Views: 2457

I would love to see that video. Bottom planking is next on my project.

Bjorn B.
by bjornbakken
Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: How much steam?
Replies: 9
Views: 2457

I've found that using aluminum "bubble wrap" insulation works very well. Not much dead air to heat up. I used the 12" wide, folded over and staple together. And I did the steaming in two passes on the chines for my 17' Deluxe. I placed the chine on the boat, clamped to the two center frame knees, an...
by bjornbakken
Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Prewar bilge color
Replies: 1
Views: 1225

Prewar bilge color

I have gathered three, considered known, paints of Chris Craft bilge color. No. 1 is a mix from a classic boat parts/accessory supplier. No. 2 is Sherwin Williams #2301 Farmhouse considered a match to prewar red. No. 3 is a mix that's considered to be correct postwar. My hull is 70+ years old and th...
by bjornbakken
Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Interior for 1940-42 17' Deluxe Barrel!! Who wants original?
Replies: 14
Views: 10622

I'm in on the Pigskin. It has to be as original though.

Bjorn B.
by bjornbakken
Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Interior for 1940-42 17' Deluxe Barrel!! Who wants original?
Replies: 14
Views: 10622

I would be interested in the Pigskin, if it's closer to original than what I have found. Hull 71648.

Bjorn B.


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by bjornbakken
Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Replacement blades for Fein
Replies: 1
Views: 916

Replacement blades for Fein

For those of us who use the Fein Multimasters, we love the tool and hate the cost of replacement blades. However, since Fein's patent expired, the the blades cost about 1/2 of what they used to. Also, gray market blades have become available. Imperialblades.com have them for just under $10 each, and...