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by Hokietown
Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Canvas Deck Restoration
Replies: 16
Views: 9237

Looking good so far. Feels good to be back on here after a few months.
by Hokietown
Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Inspiration
Replies: 14
Views: 5858

thats great to see, yeah I have the same feeling. Getting down at times and unmotivated but I keep reading and looking at pictures of the beautifully completed projects and I try to stay inspired. Have been working on disassembly for 8 months, labeling etc and then recut all frames, transom, stam gr...
by Hokietown
Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Fairing Sides
Replies: 14
Views: 4691

Lookin good....
by Hokietown
Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Stem Gripe Joint
Replies: 6
Views: 2368

Ok, well tackled it and first starting using a chisel and once I got good traction I incorporated a grinder with heavy duty sanding disk via a method I saw on Youtube. Flipped it over and just used the grinder and got a real nice curving motion which seemed much easier. Have to sand the sides and mo...
by Hokietown
Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Stem Gripe Joint
Replies: 6
Views: 2368

Kerry, thanks. Pics look great and really help. Yeah, I've been initimidated by this part for a couple months now and have been hesitant so as not to have to buy more wood but will have to jump in. Will take some pics and post so that others may watch how not to do it. :lol:
by Hokietown
Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Stem Gripe Joint
Replies: 6
Views: 2368

Stem Gripe Joint

Well I'm at the point where I"m a bit frozen. Need to get past it but have read and read about the stam and gripe rabbets and the sophisticated cuts etc and have seen various methods. On Danenbergs site and read and re-read Chptr 8 but its pretty general and goes over my head a bit . Question: Whats...
by Hokietown
Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1939 15.5' Deluxe Runabout - New Project Introduction
Replies: 7
Views: 2992

great history on it. Ya never know what cool little factoids the ol girl has without some sort of detailed history like this. Hope to find out more about mine.

Good luck on getting started. look forward to seeing it develop.
by Hokietown
Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1939 15.5' Deluxe Runabout - New Project Introduction
Replies: 7
Views: 2992

great history on it. Ya never know what cool little factoids the ol girl has without some sort of detailed history like this. Hope to find out more about mine.

Good luck on getting started. look forward to seeing it develop.
by Hokietown
Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Fuel Tank Basics
Replies: 24
Views: 8246

Thanks jim and matt. Jim where did you find that spec or info on the tank? Just curious so i know where to find additional info like that.
by Hokietown
Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Fuel Tank Basics
Replies: 24
Views: 8246

Yep already been with a group from the forum. Purchased a large set of plans but they only had so much on my boat. Talked with archivists etc and purchased the set of plans and line drawings on my Rocket. Just showed a round tank so i will have to try to dig up more info on the specs
by Hokietown
Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Fuel Tank Basics
Replies: 24
Views: 8246

Ah ok great point. My plans show a cylindrical tank so should i likely try to replace with that instead of the rectangular one? I guessed id have to try to locate the specs on the original used. Hm where to begin. Thx
by Hokietown
Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Fuel Tank Basics
Replies: 24
Views: 8246

thanks Matt, good info. See pics here and let me know if you think it might be original
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by Hokietown
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Fuel Tank Basics
Replies: 24
Views: 8246

Fuel Tank Basics

So while my hull is being slowly worked on , I'm looking to tackle some of the other large items with my tank being one of them. I have what I believe is the original fuel tank. While the original boat drawings show a cylindrical tank, the tank in my boat is rectangular. 1. Should I presume the draw...
by Hokietown
Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: This club sucks...bad management
Replies: 31
Views: 10678

Well stated Peter and I for one have found tremendous value for such a small price. Not pointing fingers in any particular direction but I've always found it odd to read posts of folks complaining about membership dues and the price going up etc when most of the members own hugely expensive boats wi...
by Hokietown
Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: bottom frames transom to bow
Replies: 3
Views: 2012

thanks john. I get what you're saying about the battens across and touching all frames but want to make sure the correcsponding SB sides match the Port sides in terms of angle, depth etc. I was thinking about building a 2 x 4 beam across the top of flipped boat, port to SB across, level of course wi...
by Hokietown
Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: bottom frames transom to bow
Replies: 3
Views: 2012

bottom frames transom to bow

So let me see if i can state this clearly as it may come out sounding confused. I purchased $250 worth of line drawings from CC archives but may not have gotten ALL of the correct drawings i needed. I have my bottom frames redone (cut from original templates) which were not all that well even and al...
by Hokietown
Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Needed: Brass casting for #6 tie in a R-16-XXX
Replies: 14
Views: 4545

or that.
by Hokietown
Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Needed: Brass casting for #6 tie in a R-16-XXX
Replies: 14
Views: 4545

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by Hokietown
Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Needed: Brass casting for #6 tie in a R-16-XXX
Replies: 14
Views: 4545

i'll get you measurements and trace the angle on paper, scan and email to you. Send me your email and I'll get the stuff over to you by Sunday.
by Hokietown
Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Frame and Bilge Paint Question
Replies: 1
Views: 1630

Frame and Bilge Paint Question

I see a lot of pictures of folks rebuilding frame members and lining up the keel and stem/gripe etc and assembling the entire thing or what looks like an entire assembly with screws etc before paint??? Is the preferred method to build and then paint the frames and bilge after its all together? How d...
by Hokietown
Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:35 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Needed: Brass casting for #6 tie in a R-16-XXX
Replies: 14
Views: 4545

YEs its also brass.
by Hokietown
Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:33 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Needed: Brass casting for #6 tie in a R-16-XXX
Replies: 14
Views: 4545

No mine has not been reinstalled yet as im cutting and replacing frames. I can take some good pics or send it your way but would need it right back as im getting ready to put the bottom on and need to secure those number 6 ties together with it.
by Hokietown
Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:44 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: My new purchase and my first Antique boat
Replies: 37
Views: 10371

Wow, looks great.. Makes me really feel like crap though because i thought I was making good progress til I saw yours about done. I did however have to re-do every frame, bottom and top-side , chines and all but nowhere near close but keep it going. Looks incredible. Using as motivation.
by Hokietown
Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:32 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: ...after 1 1/2 years of restoration.
Replies: 7
Views: 2682

Ryan, love to go out on that beautiful thing! You mentioned the ICW and I was just talking to a friend about wanting to find a sedan and restore her and take down the ICW to FL. I lived in Jacksonville a few years ago and had a 24' deck boat I used to put in at St. Augustine...... ahhhh, miss those ...
by Hokietown
Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:22 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Picking up my1953-56 CC KLC Sportsman, after sitting for 30+
Replies: 1
Views: 1114

can only speak on my experience but my 16' runabout was in bad shape. I wedged it up on blocks and pulled an old trailer (modified with carpet covered bunks) underneath and fastened it down. Nothing special as long as its secure. If its in bad shape, then whatever gets it there in one piece. More im...
by Hokietown
Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:14 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: CPES questions
Replies: 13
Views: 4265

agreed, i don't see much penetration to new wood but have been slapping on two coats nonetheless. I'm assuming I get good penetration but have been waiting several days but now that I know I likely don't have to, it should speed up the process somewhat. Using the bilge paint right on top of the CPES...
by Hokietown
Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: CPES questions
Replies: 13
Views: 4265

Yeah, i hear ya but they didn't have the 5200 either but seems to be the way to go for some flexibility and adhesion. Guess they were using the cloth or linen soaked middle layer but thats all rotted out like my frames.
by Hokietown
Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Needed: Brass casting for #6 tie in a R-16-XXX
Replies: 14
Views: 4545

did you ever resolve? I have this piece
by Hokietown
Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Steering wheel hardware
Replies: 7
Views: 2780

sorry, typo. Mine fits ON the shaft
by Hokietown
Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Steering wheel hardware
Replies: 7
Views: 2780

I have the same wheel on my 1947 16' runabout . Mine fits not the shaft with the key like you said but theres a circular spring clip that fits in the wheel. I'll see if I can dig up my old pics and see if there's a closeup. I'll see if i can post something soon.