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by Jim Godlewski
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Sparton Vintage Horn In Search Of
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Sparton Vintage Horn In Search Of

Hello All! If anyone knows where I could find a vintage Sparton horn for my 1930 model 100 I would appreciate any leads. I've been watching ebay. Thanks.
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Unable to Post Pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 1282

Re: Unable to Post Pictures

I can post photo's on my posts and reply's but cannot in a private message. What am I doing wrong. These are the photos... small in size already. I've tried by the normal add files and get an error, also tried copy and past and error again. Thanks.
by Jim Godlewski
Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: WI area - wood source
Replies: 16
Views: 932

Re: WI area - wood source

I guess the other thing i'm trying to figure out is how much wood and what lengths to order. In terms of what makes the most sense. I don't think i need anything over 12 feet and all are under 7" wide except for that top strake. I should check the drawings i got from Mariners, can't remember if the...
by Jim Godlewski
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1930 Gemmer Steering Box
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: 1930 Gemmer Steering Box

I'm on the same page as if it aint broke, do I dare just leave it alone? It does turn freely.
by Jim Godlewski
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1930 Gemmer Steering Box
Replies: 3
Views: 282

1930 Gemmer Steering Box

Should I split this gearbox here and clean out the old lube so I can add the new lube? I'm not sure if it will simply come apart at that joint. Or should I just remove the fill plug and see if it will drain and then refill? What is the bolt and jamb nut closest to the column for?
Thanks!
by Jim Godlewski
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: WI area - wood source
Replies: 16
Views: 932

Re: WI area - wood source

I don't think so. Tell the lumber sales person what your doing and your finish thickness, they'll tell you what you need. I would let them resaw the boards and thickness plane myself but that's your call.
by Jim Godlewski
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: WI area - wood source
Replies: 16
Views: 932

Re: WI area - wood source

Hey all, looking for recommendations on where people have gotten their wood from around the WI area. I will need to pick up some wood to replace old side planks probably in the next month. Also what is the recommended mahogany? According to Dan's book, looks like 6/4 resawn to 1/2" is appropriate. ...
by Jim Godlewski
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Side plank seam repair
Replies: 12
Views: 1324

Re: Side plank seam repair

I plan to route the edge of the 1st strake (from chine) to clean up the 5200 and make a new clean surface. I'm routing the seams on the transom in order to remove those planks to replace. I just finished building the router jig last night. I routed a couple seams, but the route wiggled a little bit,...
by Jim Godlewski
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Side plank seam repair
Replies: 12
Views: 1324

Re: Side plank seam repair

OK, From one garage restorer to another. From what I'm gathering the bottom topside plank is bedded to the newer bottom (which it should be)and hopefully a new plank like the bottom wood. Please tell me yes... I highly recommend replacing all the topside planks since your right there. You can also g...
by Jim Godlewski
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Looking for restoration shops in WI area
Replies: 8
Views: 1231

Re: Looking for restoration shops in WI area

I'm still learning. [/quote] Have you had any luck with anyone looking over the boat for what it should need? Oh yeah, It's a learning curve that's for sure and takes a whole lot of time if your not in the business of restoring boats like me. I've been in the hobby since 1999 with one restoration do...
by Jim Godlewski
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Swim/boarding ladder
Replies: 9
Views: 943

Re: Swim/boarding ladder

I'm not sure if this is any interest to you but I just recently picked one of these up. It was a used one on ebay. I haven't used it yet but this was pretty much my only option for my sportsman. I can put this under the bow when not in use.
https://www.freedomboatservice.com/ladder
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: ClassicBoatHardware still in business?
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: ClassicBoatHardware still in business?

I would be reaching out to other suppliers. You may want to post what your looking for and certainly some folks will recommend where to look.
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Plank ID
Replies: 17
Views: 1715

Re: Plank ID

Yeah, this topic has picked up some steam since it started. 8)
by Jim Godlewski
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Plank ID
Replies: 17
Views: 1715

Re: Plank ID

Excellent point John! Thanks for taking the time to remind us to keep safety a priority.
by Jim Godlewski
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Plank ID
Replies: 17
Views: 1715

Re: Plank ID

Tom Gruenauer wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:48 am
Don't be surprised if you have to steam bend the forward part of the sheer batten to get it to lay right. I had to on my 24' Chris.
Compound bend and twist.
Now I see what you mean. I think I'll try the insulated sleeve method and see if I can just do the forward third of the batten.
by Jim Godlewski
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Plank ID
Replies: 17
Views: 1715

Re: Plank ID

Tom, I have been concerned with that. I don't have a steam generator on hand. What did you use to steam your batten? Did you steam the front half only? Would like to see some photos of a steam generator.
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Plank ID
Replies: 17
Views: 1715

Re: Plank ID

Of course! My late brother and I bought this in 2015, he past that year. I started this project in 2019 after I retired by myself in memory of my brother John. When we bought the boat it had a new cold molded bottom. I removed everything else that I could including the stringers and now working on g...
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Plank ID
Replies: 17
Views: 1715

Re: Plank ID

Excellent! Thank you.
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Plank ID
Replies: 17
Views: 1715

Plank ID

Not sure how important this is but what is the terminology for this vertical plank that runs fore/aft. See white arrow. I'll be working on these for a while so I want to call them something that sounds correct.
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hercules KFL engine noise, help appreciated
Replies: 16
Views: 1300

Re: Hercules KFL engine noise, help appreciated

A couple of questions... why do I not see the generator? I would have guessed the generator pulley broke and rubbing but I don't see it. What is the red piece at the 8 second point in the video?
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Missing Horn
Replies: 10
Views: 1055

Re: Missing Horn

tparsons56 wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:03 am
I'm not sure why the pictures are not posting - I tried attaching as a JPG file.
The photo size is too large, reduce it to a KB size.
by Jim Godlewski
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1930 Badge Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 1044

Re: 1930 Badge Restoration

Thanks all for the help, I appreciate it.
by Jim Godlewski
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1930 Badge Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 1044

1930 Badge Restoration

When new, what did this dash panel badge look like? What is the procedure for it's restoration? Thanks.
by Jim Godlewski
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1962 CC Skier - New to Me
Replies: 9
Views: 892

Re: 1962 CC Skier - New to Me

Welcome aboard Eddy! I'm not experienced with original bottoms but have been around long enough to have heard all about them. Like Kiitos said, we've heard bad things happen when folks add water inside an old wood boat. Get it to the lake and let it soak, if you don't have the means to do it yoursel...
by Jim Godlewski
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Rebuild or Repower
Replies: 7
Views: 1696

Re: Rebuild or Repower

I'm rebuilding a 430 right now. They are a very expensive motor to rebuild. Most of the internal parts are no longer available so you have to track down new old stock parts. Also the combustion chamber is in the block so you have to find a machine shop that has the jigs to bore the cylinders. Think...
by Jim Godlewski
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Opinions needed on how to repair
Replies: 8
Views: 1457

Re: Opinions needed on how to repair

Reduce the size of your photo to be in the KB range. It should go.
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Generator on Model K
Replies: 7
Views: 1298

Re: Generator on Model K

A couple of years ago my generator on my K got so hot you could fry an egg on it. Smoked and smelled nasty too. I was grateful nothing caught on fire. I took the generator in for a complete rebuild and has been fine since. Mike Murley in Fair Haven Mi. rebuilt it.
by Jim Godlewski
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: K engine - no spark (1954 Sea Skiff)
Replies: 12
Views: 1796

Re: K engine - no spark (1954 Sea Skiff)

Is it possible the new points condenser is bad. I often hear new condenser are defective.
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Crate 350 engine in a '56 Continental 18'
Replies: 31
Views: 8380

Re: Crate 350 engine in a '56 Continental 18'

Steve,
I see a boat that's close to finished but no engine. Did your boat get finished yet?