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by Captain Nemo
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cabin window leak and seal
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Cabin window leak and seal

You could recaulk but that would be a temporary fix. Removal of the window and rebedding it would, of course, be better.
by Captain Nemo
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Pull switch knobs pre war?
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Pull switch knobs pre war?

Your instrument panel light switch looks correct. The other is modern.
by Captain Nemo
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Opinions needed on how to repair
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Opinions needed on how to repair

The main thing is to make sure your joint doesn’t fall between the same frame members as the next plank below or above. If you can replace to the end either way would be good.
by Captain Nemo
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Opinions needed on how to repair
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Opinions needed on how to repair

Hi Bullitt, I once had a Resorter that had rot in the exact same location. Yeah, buttblocks are the common way to tie together a butt joint. The main thing is to make sure the block is bedded real well with a polysulfide caulk or something like Sikaflex. You will want to make sure it is sealed well ...
by Captain Nemo
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: Connie Refresh
Replies: 158
Views: 47929

Re: Connie Refresh

I forgot about Yorktown. Enjoy!
by Captain Nemo
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: Connie Refresh
Replies: 158
Views: 47929

Re: Connie Refresh

I hope she found a very good home. Troy, as you know, the day you buy a boat and the day you sell are the best days of your life.😆 I hope you’re not going to be a stranger around here now.
by Captain Nemo
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Model A gearbox selector shaft size?
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Model A gearbox selector shaft size?

That’s pretty ugly 😬. I would contact Jim @ www.finewoodboats.com I think he can fix you up with something.
by Captain Nemo
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Need Auto Lite rotor
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: Need Auto Lite rotor

Try www.classicboatconnection.com they have tune up parts.
by Captain Nemo
Mon May 18, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: New trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: New trailer

I agree withe the Bilge Rat, there is a lot of engineering to get the trailer set up. You will need to set it on with a Travel Lift to get things right, at least the first time. Retrieving a boat that size on a ramp is quite a feat in itself. You will need the right ramp to be able to float it onto ...
by Captain Nemo
Mon May 18, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull Swelling
Replies: 1
Views: 334

Re: Hull Swelling

Dan, sounds like you answered your own question. If the bottom is in good condition you should have no worries. When soaking the hull from the inside, make sure you don't let more than a few inches of water accumulate, your boat was designed to hold water out, not in.
by Captain Nemo
Sun May 17, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: INSURANCE
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: INSURANCE

Ditto on Hagerty. Never had to make a claim. Everything I’ve heard is positive though.
by Captain Nemo
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Round brass tag?
Replies: 14
Views: 574

Re: Round brass tag?

I'm not totally sure about the hose, someone may chime in on this. It's quite possible the bottom is original, there are a lot of them out there.
by Captain Nemo
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Round brass tag?
Replies: 14
Views: 574

Re: Round brass tag?

That appears to be the original location for the pickup end. I do believe that it should be a solid copper tube without the hose section. I think we solved your mystery. A lot of times these bailers get removed because if the siphon break hole gets plugged at the top of the tube it may reverse flow ...
by Captain Nemo
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Round brass tag?
Replies: 14
Views: 574

Re: Round brass tag?

Maybe that’s where the pickup for the self-bailer was located?
by Captain Nemo
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL engine clutch adjustment
Replies: 11
Views: 1286

Re: KL engine clutch adjustment

Operators Manual for 4 & 6 Cylinder Engines (dragged).pdf
I don't know if this attachment works or not.
by Captain Nemo
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Finishing the hull CC semi enclosed 1951
Replies: 9
Views: 775

Re: Finishing the hull CC semi enclosed 1951

Looks great! You should get a little swelling, the concave you left in the seams will take up any of that. Nice job. :D Let us know how it holds up after launching.
by Captain Nemo
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Finishing the hull CC semi enclosed 1951
Replies: 9
Views: 775

Re: Finishing the hull CC semi enclosed 1951

I don’t know if I would use the 5200 on the seams. It’s a great product in certain places for it’s tenacious adhesive qualities. It is very much like a tough rubber when cured and not as sandable as they say. It’s kind of messy to work with, very permanent and hard to remove once cured. 3M makes a 4...
by Captain Nemo
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Finishing the hull CC semi enclosed 1951
Replies: 9
Views: 775

Re: Finishing the hull CC semi enclosed 1951

You are welcome. Nice boat there, one of my favorite models. Keep us posted on your progress :) .
by Captain Nemo
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Finishing the hull CC semi enclosed 1951
Replies: 9
Views: 775

Re: Finishing the hull CC semi enclosed 1951

I have used Interlux Y31 seam compound. There is the white for above the waterline and the brown for below. On wider seams you will need to pay in some cotton to back it up (1/8”-1/4”). It stays soft and flexible.
by Captain Nemo
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Prop Shaft support strut
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: Prop Shaft support strut

Yes, that is the way they fastened them. Just don't over tighten them. When the wood swells the bolts will stay tight. Keep up the good work.
by Captain Nemo
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Prop Shaft support strut
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: Prop Shaft support strut

Sika-Flex or a polysulfide caulk of some sort will work fine. Don't use 5200, if you ever have to take it off it will be nearly impossible.
by Captain Nemo
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Mahogany species
Replies: 3
Views: 1145

Re: Mahogany species

Of course I would go with marine grade. I wasn’t about to spring for a full sheet to replace two 10”x12” panels on my small job.
The luan did stain up really well though. :D
by Captain Nemo
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Mahogany species
Replies: 3
Views: 1145

Re: Mahogany species

I think once it’s stained and finished, it should look fine. I have even used luan underlayment for some pieces in the cockpit in my cruiser. It has held up well for years, as it has exterior glue and I finished all sides to seal it completely.
by Captain Nemo
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Painting bottom of Sea Skiff
Replies: 1
Views: 401

Re: Painting bottom of Sea Skiff

I would still use an anti-fouling paint. There are some that are good for multiple seasons b/4 you have to recoat.
If your boat is going to live on the trailer when not in use, topside paint on the bottom will work
by Captain Nemo
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1954 22ft Sea Skiff Displacement weight
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Re: 1954 22ft Sea Skiff Displacement weight

You are welcome. That's a common mistake. :)
by Captain Nemo
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1954 22ft Sea Skiff Displacement weight
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Re: 1954 22ft Sea Skiff Displacement weight

According to my Essential Guide, it weighs between 2487-2687#. That is dry weight from the factory. Add some for fuel, gear and accessories.
The title is asking for displacement, which is a different thing, the amount of water the boat will displace. You want the boat’s weight for trailering, right?
by Captain Nemo
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: how to remove the mast on a 32'constalaton
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Re: how to remove the mast on a 32'constalaton

Hi, welcome to the Boat Buzz. Removing the mast from the mount is usually pretty straightforward, I’m going to assume that you are going to want to take the mount off from the cabin top. The mount has some machine screws up from the bottom through the cabin top, meaning you will have to deal with th...
by Captain Nemo
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 16' special race boats
Replies: 7
Views: 1094

Re: 16' special race boats

Greg Wallace wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:57 am
BIG mistake! Boat taken away and sold immediately after performance demonstration.
:lol:
by Captain Nemo
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Stencils for post war painted on CC logo?
Replies: 7
Views: 1306

Re: Stencils for post war painted on CC logo?

Hi, welcome to the Boat Buzz. There are decals available for the hullside script. Usually in gold or silver. The white sided hulls the script were painted in red I believe. The red decals must be out there somewhere. Hopefully someone will chime in here with a source. The other option would be to fi...