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by cewplatt
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Dave Jerome's gel stain
Replies: 29
Views: 6667

Re: Dave Jerome's gel stain

I talked with her, she decided to stop providing stains. She was going to forward my information to a boat restoration shop that was going to take over and provide them, but was never contacted. I was unable to get a direct contact number or find out the name of the shop.
by cewplatt
Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Supplier for Red Vinyl
Replies: 3
Views: 2228

Supplier for Red Vinyl

Greetings,

There are a huge number of choices for the red vinyl, I was wondering if there were any strong preferences or recommendations for the interior vinyl such as manufacturer, texture, color.

Thanks,

Clay

1946 CC Custom 20
by cewplatt
Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Riviera Shrunken Deck Planks
Replies: 29
Views: 8599

Re: Riviera Shrunken Deck Planks

Consider how much time and effort is required in putting a nice finish on a boat, I would think seriously about replacing the planks even if it will be a user boat. I think trying to swell the planks will work only for a very short time and the shrinking will start again. All of the varnish work wou...
by cewplatt
Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Boring Riviera 20 Shaft Hole
Replies: 1
Views: 1171

Boring Riviera 20 Shaft Hole

I'm finishing up my boring tool and it's turning out really well...simple, high precision, and inexpensive. I'm moving onto the next steps and was wondering how oversized the hole should be for a 1" shaft because I don't have a reference. My project boat was heavily modified and damaged. My plan is ...
by cewplatt
Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:19 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Riviera 20 Rudder Assembly
Replies: 2
Views: 1452

Riviera 20 Rudder Assembly

Greetings, I'm trying to determine the extent of what is original with the rudder hardware supplied with my boat. The attachment shows most of the components, maybe some can provide some help. The rudder shape doesn't match the plans obtained from the Mariner's Museum. There seems to be a sleeve whi...
by cewplatt
Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Riviera Chine Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 1302

Riviera Chine Questions

Greetings, I'm rebuilding a project boat and have a couple of questions regarding the chine cap (two piece chine). I have the plans and the chine cap in the section views is shown to be flush with the outer planking and this appears to be the case with the existing condition of the project boat, but...
by cewplatt
Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Frames went boing!
Replies: 16
Views: 5604

Re: Frames went boing!

I'm doing a complete rebuild on a 20' Riviera. If you've removed the chine and the hull planking, I wouldn't be surprised by that much movement. Make sure to support the bilge stringers. I've replaced the bilge stringers and am supporting them at both ends and the middle. I built a ladder frame from...
by cewplatt
Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Barn(yard) Find
Replies: 12
Views: 4341

Re: Barn(yard) Find

Found it!!!! Started working on my new project boat and almost gave up on finding the hull number. Then on the back of the dash.... there it is. Definitely, made my day.
by cewplatt
Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Lost Cruiser
Replies: 7
Views: 3050

Lost Cruiser

Greetings, Came across this boat... didn't know what to tell the sad owner...thinking to myself the boat is terminal. I told him I'd check with the Chris Craft brain trust and give him some good advice. The boat is complete. My guess is to part the boat out... It look's worse than the pictures with ...
by cewplatt
Mon May 20, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Barn(yard) Find
Replies: 12
Views: 4341

Re: Barn(yard) Find

Here's some pictures, beware they are not pretty... not much left of any of the structure around the hatch or seats.
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by cewplatt
Mon May 20, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Barn(yard) Find
Replies: 12
Views: 4341

Barn(yard) Find

Greetings, I came across a project that I couldn't pass up. I've always wanted to rebuild a grey boat, especially a larger runabout. I can't really afford a large investment for the premium boats. I tripped upon this boat this weekend, it's been left outside for 20+ years in very rough condition. Th...
by cewplatt
Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1950 U-22 Steering Wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 2907

Thanks for the great replies. It look's like my wheel is very similar and may be original after. Fortunately, it's in great shape. I just need the throttle lever and outer hub. This is good news!

Thanks,

Clay
by cewplatt
Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1950 U-22 Steering Wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 2907

1950 U-22 Steering Wheel

I'd like to replace the non-original steering wheel on my 1950 22' Sportsman. Anybody know what style would be original? I've seen 2-spoke and the 3-spoke banjo type in the registry. Any help would be appreciated.

Regards,

Clay Platt
by cewplatt
Fri May 20, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Low Spots in Finish
Replies: 3
Views: 1640

Thanks for the information. I've decided to take the finish off using a block sanding only to get the hull fair figuring the best things in life are those you work the hardest for.

Clar
by cewplatt
Mon May 16, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Low Spots in Finish
Replies: 3
Views: 1640

Low Spots in Finish

Unfortunately, while refinishing my hull, I put in several low spots while sanding out a few gouges. After eight coats of varnish, I'm overall disappointed with the results thus far. I estimate the deepest low spot is about 1/64". Will these evetually get leveled out or is this a lost cause and I sh...
by cewplatt
Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:15 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1950 Sportsman Deck Seams
Replies: 0
Views: 855

1950 Sportsman Deck Seams

Greetings, I'm putting a new finish on my 1950 U-22. The false deck seams are a bit shallow to hold sealant after fairing and sanding. The deck is in nice shape and doesn't need to be replaced except for one cracked plank. Any tips on reworking the seams in place? I was thinking of getting a small r...
by cewplatt
Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: U-22 Gas Tank Recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 988

U-22 Gas Tank Recommendations

New to club searching for advice... I just purchased a U-22 which has been probably sitting for several years based on the stench of the fuel onboard. To make sure the boat will be reliable, I pulled the gas tank. Inside, the zinc plating looked great with no sign of corrosion, but there was a thin ...