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by Jim Godlewski
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: New Owner 1963 17' Chris-Craft Ski Boat
Replies: 14
Views: 1064

Re: New Owner 1963 17' Chris-Craft Ski Boat

Your image is probably over the limit size. Reduce the size a lot(under 1MB) and try again.
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: New Issue - Logged out on multi page posts
Replies: 8
Views: 624

Re: New Issue - Logged out on multi page posts

Me too. I have had trouble logging in within the last week or so. I also get logged out when I jump pages. Windows 10.
by Jim Godlewski
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 engine ID plates
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: 283 engine ID plates

Thanks guys, I'll have to decide if I want to keep the patina or go with NOS plates and stainless fasteners.
by Jim Godlewski
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 engine ID plates
Replies: 4
Views: 428

283 engine ID plates

How should I go about restoring the engine ID plates? Removing and replacing the rivets seems to be the challenge. Should/can I reuse the current plates? Thanks.
by Jim Godlewski
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Casters for boat cradle
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Re: Casters for boat cradle

WOW! Thanks guys for the wonderful offers! I'm checking into what Steve has. Great club to be in :D
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Casters for boat cradle
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Casters for boat cradle

I'm in search a caster recommendation for my 20 foot model 100 which sits on a wooden cradle. This will be rolled on concrete during the restoration.
Thanks.
by Jim Godlewski
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 95 K Oil Leak
Replies: 23
Views: 3220

Re: 95 K Oil Leak

Captain Nemo wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:02 pm
Jim, you say the cover on the oil pump is leaking? Make sure the gasket is installed with the little drain hole towards the bottom. Otherwise the oil accumulates in that area and seeps out around the bail.
The hole is at the bottom although I did not enlarge it.
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 95 K Oil Leak
Replies: 23
Views: 3220

Re: 95 K Oil Leak

I've seemed to make some headway. Rebuilt the fuel pump and tightened up everything. So far except for the fuel pump cover still seeping like it always has I feel good about the progress. Not sure if the smell O meter is accurate or not. Maybe one more oil change...
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Continental bottom
Replies: 2
Views: 779

Re: Continental bottom

That's how the factory did my 56 Sportsman. Does the inner plywood bottom have the screws in it? If it does its more than likely original.
by Jim Godlewski
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 95 K Oil Leak
Replies: 23
Views: 3220

Re: 95 K Oil Leak

Thank you! Credit goes out to my late brother John who was my partner throughout this entire restoration. This was our first restoration so credit to Don Danenberg as well for putting out the book. That's mostly how we got the job done. Right before my brother passed we bought the model 100 so that ...
by Jim Godlewski
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 95 K Oil Leak
Replies: 23
Views: 3220

Re: 95 K Oil Leak

I had to go back and check and yes, I do smell a hint of gas in the oil.
by Jim Godlewski
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 95 K Oil Leak
Replies: 23
Views: 3220

Re: 95 K Oil Leak

Bilge Rat wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:19 am
So to clarify; the dripping is on the front under the flywheel area?
Yes,here's photo of the mounting plate and a photo of the oil on the dipstick. Its about 1/4 inch above the third mark.
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 95 K Oil Leak
Replies: 23
Views: 3220

95 K Oil Leak

She's dripping off the front mounting plate enough to where I see a few drops on the keel. The engine was rebuilt two seasons ago, runs great and very few hours. Any ideas on how I should proceed? I'm not an engine rebuilder although if it's something not to involved I could replace some gaskets as ...
by Jim Godlewski
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Password for members not recognized
Replies: 2
Views: 950

Password for members not recognized

The CCABS member site does not recognize my password and the reset password page is not working. Can someone help?
Thanks.
by Jim Godlewski
Thu May 24, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Deck Maintenance Varnish
Replies: 7
Views: 1644

Re: Deck Maintenance Varnish

Yes of course. I will be using Interlux Schooner 96.
by Jim Godlewski
Wed May 23, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Deck Maintenance Varnish
Replies: 7
Views: 1644

Re: Deck Maintenance Varnish

My thought here is since I'm only doing the deck, I do not want to take a chance on any varnish drips on the interior or the sides while I'm rolling. Maybe it's overkill but I would rather just cover it and not have to worry. This is my first maintenance coat so I'm definitely not an expert at the p...
by Jim Godlewski
Tue May 22, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Deck Maintenance Varnish
Replies: 7
Views: 1644

Re: Deck Maintenance Varnish

Thanks Jim, I'll give it a try.
by Jim Godlewski
Sat May 12, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Deck Maintenance Varnish
Replies: 7
Views: 1644

Deck Maintenance Varnish

I'm finally ready for a first maintenance varnish coat on the entire deck. The topsides,interior and transom still look fine. I have seen the interiors taped off and covered with plastic visqueen. What tape and visqueen do you recommend? Should the visqueen be precut to the cockpit shape prior to ta...
by Jim Godlewski
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: oil sending unit
Replies: 2
Views: 1309

Re: oil sending unit

Thanks Jim,
Mark Clawson is rebuilding my gauges and has new sending units. He will supply a new unit and calibrate to the new gauge.
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Types of material for custom cover
Replies: 6
Views: 1962

Re: Types of material for custom cover

Anyone in SE Michigan supply a good cover like this?
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Replacement Fuel Tank
Replies: 17
Views: 4455

Re: Replacement Fuel Tank

The one show in the picture still looks to be in perfect condition and no fuel issues at all. I just feel I'm on borrowed time.
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Replacement Fuel Tank
Replies: 17
Views: 4455

Re: Replacement Fuel Tank

I'm in research mode and seeking guidance from the experts here for what should or shouldn't be used.
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Replacement Fuel Tank
Replies: 17
Views: 4455

Replacement Fuel Tank

We may have broken some rules on fuel tank guidelines. When we purchased our Sportsman in 99 we were kinda green on the whole restoration process and made a couple of decisions that were probably not the best at the time. For example, recoating the inside of the fuel tank in 2000. We thought the tan...
by Jim Godlewski
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: oil sending unit
Replies: 2
Views: 1309

oil sending unit

Is it standard procedure to replace the electric oil sending unit during a rebuild?
by Jim Godlewski
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: grape leaf 3 gauge panel
Replies: 12
Views: 4722

Re: grape leaf 3 gauge panel

Mark now has my panel. His bezels fit the holes pretty well. I'm going to leave the panel as is for now.
by Jim Godlewski
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: still have buzz issues?
Replies: 66
Views: 10243

Re: still have buzz issues?

Testing adding a photo. This one is 757kb
by Jim Godlewski
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: still have buzz issues?
Replies: 66
Views: 10243

Re: still have buzz issues?

Here's a try from my phone. Any photo?
by Jim Godlewski
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: still have buzz issues?
Replies: 66
Views: 10243

Re: still have buzz issues?

Here's my test. 1.8MB
by Jim Godlewski
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: still have buzz issues?
Replies: 66
Views: 10243

Re: still have buzz issues?

I cant seem to upload a 1.8 mb photo. The status bar shows green but no photo...
by Jim Godlewski
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Bronze castings
Replies: 2
Views: 1077

Re: Bronze castings