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by BrokenRule2
Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Manuals of various years and items
Replies: 0
Views: 1971

Manuals of various years and items

I bought a package called Ships Papers that came in a white Chris Craft zipper pack for a 1959 40' Connie. I don't think most of it covers this boat based I what I found: The only date found in the blue owners manual refers to the 1971 safe boat act. The date of the pink operators manual is 7/83 rep...
by BrokenRule2
Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: 5" port holes?
Replies: 1
Views: 1843

5" port holes?

I found three of these on the boat, uninstalled, and have no idea what they would be for. Any ideas?Image
https://picasaweb.google.com/1136153585 ... 2250409346
by BrokenRule2
Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: 1959 40' Connie Mast Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1835

Re: 1959 40' Connie Mast Questions

Surfing the web and eBay I found what was original and missing. Found the missing anchor light mast extension on the boat. The jetson light is missing so I'll have to make do else ways. Repainted the mast and cross arms brown, removed the paint from the anchor light. Here is the finished product. ht...
by BrokenRule2
Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: I'm Back with a new old boat
Replies: 38
Views: 11753

Re: I'm Back with a new old boat

Holland
by BrokenRule2
Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: I'm Back with a new old boat
Replies: 38
Views: 11753

Re: I'm Back with a new old boat

tkhersom wrote:Just a year, and a month, after AB. Same engines. :D
HullCard 001.jpg
Interesting Lucky Girl was built in Algonac while American Beauty was built in Holland.
Our last Connie was exactly one year after this one.
by BrokenRule2
Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: I'm Back with a new old boat
Replies: 38
Views: 11753

Re: I'm Back with a new old boat

Hull Card for X-40-503: https://picasaweb.google.com/113615358580311562427/MiscPhotosOf40CC#6226706102626906274 https://plus.google.com/photos/113615358580311562427/albums/6226706096451245025/6226706102626906274?pid=6226706102626906274&oid=113615358580311562427 Shipped one year, to the day, before o...
by BrokenRule2
Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: 1959 40' Connie Mast Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1835

1959 40' Connie Mast Questions

Hello All. Working on my mast and it has been modified from what I can tell; metal tube: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-169q4-zDFWI/VmkKXf_-sMI/AAAAAAAAKcQ/qm5T78u57nM/s720-Ic42/image.jpeg https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-a-t8WvjH9c4/VmkKXe0qYpI/AAAAAAAAKcU/0qQoDZaBrFg/s720-Ic42/image.jpeg The...
by BrokenRule2
Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Fuel line size 3/8" to 5/16" for electric fuel pump
Replies: 2
Views: 1113

Fuel line size 3/8" to 5/16" for electric fuel pump

Need some advice. On our last Connie I install electric fuel pumps to prime the carb's. Not a problem as the lines were 5/16". The new to use Connie has 3/8" fuel lines. It has 454 but I'll never open up the four barrels and cruise around 2500 rpm. Any problem with using the electric fuel pump that ...
by BrokenRule2
Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: I'm Back with a new old boat
Replies: 38
Views: 11753

Re: I'm Back with a new old boat

one-line.png Plan for the electrical, all comments welcome. I know it could be completed other than shown but I'm using the existing switches, panels and most of the cables. I need the 4/0's and have a lot of smaller sizes left over. I think I'll need a fuse at the house battery. I'll have some lef...
by BrokenRule2
Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: I'm Back with a new old boat
Replies: 38
Views: 11753

Re: I'm Back with a new old boat

Some video updates uploaded to You Tube:

Interior and topsides - much cleaner now!
https://youtu.be/rz5MEs9R1as

Hull before any work
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imGn5VoZSTU

Mike
by BrokenRule2
Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: Restoration?
Replies: 52
Views: 18159

Re: Restoration?

I can relate as I did the same with our previous 1961 32' Connie. However, the previous owner twice back re-stained the interior the darker 1958-60 color and I was not going to try to go back to the lighter stain. It's plywood so not much sanding room. I do love the period look and options. Go with ...
by BrokenRule2
Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: I'm Back with a new old boat
Replies: 38
Views: 11753

Re: I'm Back with a new old boat

You have some interesting plant species growing in your bilge. Just out of curiosity was Lucky Girl a fresh or salt water boat? That kind of rot looks like a case of water sitting in those bad areas for to long. Standing fresh water will do the damage much quicker than salt. Gotta get her on the ha...
by BrokenRule2
Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: I'm Back with a new old boat
Replies: 38
Views: 11753

Re: I'm Back with a new old boat

My wife (not me) is into dog shows ($$$$$) and she was not using it. I figured I could not afford both. I also had this "thing" about having something and spending money for it to sit and not be used for months on end... so I sold it. That is the very same reason I passed on this boat until she begg...
by BrokenRule2
Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: I'm Back with a new old boat
Replies: 38
Views: 11753

Re: I'm Back with a new old boat

Photos of what I can see the hull needs from the inside are posted to my picasa web album: https://picasaweb.google.com/113615358580311562427/195940ChrisCraftHullIssues https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YCpU98xsHsI/VkVbBLA_lDI/AAAAAAAAKWc/8M_zcA0q984/s640-Ic42/IMG_2029.jpg https://lh3.googleusercon...
by BrokenRule2
Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1959 cruiser deck framing question
Replies: 5
Views: 2295

Re: 1959 cruiser deck framing question

Bottom work is schedule for Feb. 2016. Looking at doing this before hand as I would like to get the decks sealed up before it starts to rain. We all know it has stopped raining in California. However, now that I've got a boat with decks that are like screen doors... we should get a wet winter! Mater...
by BrokenRule2
Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1959 cruiser deck framing question
Replies: 5
Views: 2295

Re: 1959 cruiser deck framing question

Here is a view from outside:
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by BrokenRule2
Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1959 cruiser deck framing question
Replies: 5
Views: 2295

1959 cruiser deck framing question

Hello all. Got a question on framing. Looking for answer or photo. While redoing the shore power connection I discovered why the side decks are soft. The framing is bad and looks to have been "fixed" (incorrectly) at one time. The area is on a 40' Connie where the upper fore deck drops down for the ...
by BrokenRule2
Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: I'm Back with a new old boat
Replies: 38
Views: 11753

Re: I'm Back with a new old boat

Progress, slow but steady. As some may recall the AC and some DC was together in the saloon. The locker was modified with who knows what so I took advantage of it and R&R the 120V in that location. before in starboard locker.png Screen Shot 2015-10-09 at 1.14.27 PM.png Screen Shot 2015-10-09 at 1.14...
by BrokenRule2
Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: I'm Back with a new old boat
Replies: 38
Views: 11753

Re: I'm Back with a new old boat

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removed more wire going nowhere. also found this little 120v wire compressed under the clamp for the fire system. :shock:
by BrokenRule2
Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: I'm Back with a new old boat
Replies: 38
Views: 11753

Re: I'm Back with a new old boat

I'm ripping most of the wiring out. Wire is coming out of the connectors (where they are used) and finding the wrong wire type/size plus no overcorrect protection. I'm glad I had all the breakers off except what was absolutely needed to move the boat. the 120V only powers the original plugs and a te...
by BrokenRule2
Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: I'm Back with a new old boat
Replies: 38
Views: 11753

Re: I'm Back with a new old boat

We made the move. https://youtu.be/nRZUn3gSoNU Some leaks when plowing up river - it think from opened planks that dried out above the water line sitting exposed for two years. When we slowed down to 5 MPH it went away. Did 1200-1400RPM and got about 8 MPH We did go up to 1800 for a little but speed...
by BrokenRule2
Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Sold my Connie
Replies: 15
Views: 3658

Re: Sold my Connie

I'll have to pass, one free boat per month is my limit :?
by BrokenRule2
Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Sold my Connie
Replies: 15
Views: 3658

Re: Sold my Connie

The talk of giving the boat away and being too old is not helpful to the hobby... Make up a story that some one offer you more than you thought is was worth and you could not pass it up.

In most cases, like mine, it would only take a six pack of good Belgium beer! :P
by BrokenRule2
Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Cabin Lamps
Replies: 2
Views: 1782

Re: Cabin Lamps

http://www.12vmonster.com/products/dc-6-volt-3-watt-led-light-bulb-lamp-6v-edison-screw-e26-e27-3w-lionel-6volt-battery?variant=597266669 DC 6 volt 3 watt LED light bulb lamp 6V edison screw e26 e27 3W lionel 6volt battery Found on the web but I never ordered from them. The also have a cool range of...
by BrokenRule2
Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: I'm Back with a new old boat
Replies: 38
Views: 11753

Re: I'm Back with a new old boat

Did not move her over Labor Day Weekend. The yard was to change the impellers and starboard fuel pump. When changing the fuel pump they hit the raw water cooling intake and cracked it. Gal not bronze... I knew it had gate valves and figured that would be changed at the winter haul out. Well the gate...
by BrokenRule2
Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Sold my Connie
Replies: 15
Views: 3658

Re: Sold my Connie

I felt the same way when I sold mine only to feel the tug to get anther one. Weeks after I would think of what was needed to remember it was gone. Perhaps he will be back with something manageable???
by BrokenRule2
Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: I'm Back with a new old boat
Replies: 38
Views: 11753

Re: I'm Back with a new old boat

She is 40'... so there is plenty of varnishing to do even if I R&R the fore deck with painted ply. For the remaining varnishing... I'm willing to share :D
by BrokenRule2
Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: I'm Back with a new old boat
Replies: 38
Views: 11753

Re: I'm Back with a new old boat

I'm thinking about pulling up the teak on the fore deck and going with Plywood painted white with anti-slip like my last boat (below). I would then have matching teak to make repairs to the side and rear decks. Unless I can find a supply of matching teak to save the fore deck. Has anyone undertaken ...
by BrokenRule2
Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:05 am
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: I'm Back with a new old boat
Replies: 38
Views: 11753

Re: I'm Back with a new old boat

Looks much better in the video than in person :shock: I watch the video and think it is not too bad... then I go out to see her. I think once I get her to marina and spend a month cleaning it will feel better. When I question the accepting a free boat, the Admiral reminds me she got it for free and ...
by BrokenRule2
Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: I'm Back with a new old boat
Replies: 38
Views: 11753

I'm Back with a new old boat

After I sold Broken Rule, 1961 32' Connie, last year I though I was done. However, after a hot summer and no boat on the water to escape to I felt the need. But I'm a cheap skate so I started looking at single engine 25 - 29 foot Chris Crafts from 1978-1980. They would not do. I put in an offer on a...