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by Strong 1
Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Chris-Craft Plant Inspector Mystery
Replies: 35
Views: 13106

Al, Very interesting. I don't know how effective this forward vent may have been but personally I like the thought of moving potentially stagnant air from the bow towards the stern with air pressure (albeit it slight) from this vent. I suppose an engineer could tell us how effective this might have ...
by Strong 1
Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Chris-Craft Plant Inspector Mystery
Replies: 35
Views: 13106

Al, Good sleuthing! So, this forward vent tube was not a onetime add-on. This still doesn't answer "what for"? I wonder if the running light itself on these boats is configured the same as the later models? Mine is stowed in a box, packed in excelsior for future chroming. When I get time I’ll take s...
by Strong 1
Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Chris-Craft Plant Inspector Mystery
Replies: 35
Views: 13106

Wow, very impressive Al, you must have been doing this for quite a while.

My surveyor was Joe Hodges from Boat Works LLC at Portage Lakes. Very helpful guy.
by Strong 1
Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Chris-Craft Plant Inspector Mystery
Replies: 35
Views: 13106

Upholstery

Al, Looking at my hull card: Upholstery Type: Russ. Color: Red No. Fwd. Cockpit: 3 No. Stern Cockpit: 3 I'm not sure what this means but perhaps the Russ. designation was a standard configuration put together for the Schuler Marine Sales in Russell Point Ohio? I'm open to ideas/suggestions. By the w...
by Strong 1
Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Chris-Craft Plant Inspector Mystery
Replies: 35
Views: 13106

Good morning Al, The vent tube at the bow is the same as the others on the boat. Yes, it did have a tab down at the hull and attached to a frame with a "large headed" nail. As with the other vents on the boat there were also two opposing large headed nails driven through the tube into the deck frame...
by Strong 1
Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Chris-Craft Plant Inspector Mystery
Replies: 35
Views: 13106

Dashboard

Al, Here is an older photo of the dash. It appears to be two tone but I'll take a closer look tomorrow and let you know what I find. This photo is at least a few years old, was provided by the previous owner and shows the boat in better shape than when I got it. I'll have to do some more investigati...
by Strong 1
Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Chris-Craft Plant Inspector Mystery
Replies: 35
Views: 13106

Al, I just took a photo of my boat to show you the configuration of the bow light/vent. The vent tube comes up under the light. Is this not normal? As for the ceiling panels/boards, they actually are planks although I don't know what type of wood yet. They appear to be mahogany but I'll have to conf...
by Strong 1
Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Chris-Craft Plant Inspector Mystery
Replies: 35
Views: 13106

Al, My Deluxe now occupies my bay in our garage and has yet to be brought into my workshop. I recently removed the gas tank, steering wheel and column, dashboard and am now down to some deck hardware and the cockpit ceiling. I've been dragging my feet a little while I gather information about the re...
by Strong 1
Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Chris-Craft Plant Inspector Mystery
Replies: 35
Views: 13106

Forrest G Boerma

I just got my hull card for my 1946 De Luxe (R-17-119). I thought you would be interested to know that Mr. Boerma's signature was also on this record. While doing some research on Boerma I came across his name at "findagrave" (see link below). My boat was originally delivered to Schuler Marine sales...
by Strong 1
Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:44 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Power tool recommendation(s) please...
Replies: 5
Views: 1698

Laminate Trimmer

Thank you for the advice gentlemen. Hey Jim are you using Model #7310 laminate trimmer? see photo...
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by Strong 1
Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Power tool recommendation(s) please...
Replies: 5
Views: 1698

Power tool recommendation(s) please...

I wonder if someone could make specific recommendations as to the make, HP and model of the best routers to buy for plank replacement and cutting rabbets in the chines and keel? Also reading Dannenber, volume 2 page 10, can someone tell me what model 2" grinder he "uses almost constantly" in his shop?
by Strong 1
Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Horn(s)
Replies: 4
Views: 2342

Horn(s) and more

Thanks for the feedback guys, I think I'm going to really enjoy this hobby. Anyway I'm too invested to turn back now. I bought a 1950 Special Runabout earlier this year (At least that's what the title says)and got so excited when attending a wooden boat show in Huron, Ohio that I bought the Deluxe f...
by Strong 1
Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Horn(s)
Replies: 4
Views: 2342

Horn(s)

I'm new to this hobby and I recently bought a 1950 CC Deluxe (R-17-119). While documenting deconstruction I discovered three horns (see photo). There are two trumpet horns that I was told are "non-standard" even though they appear to be period correct. I was wondering if someone can shed any light o...