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by Jim Bell
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club Business
Topic: The Brass Bell - Managing Editor Needed
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Re: The Brass Bell - Managing Editor Needed

Still no Brass Bell here in Belleville
Ontario Canada?
.
by Jim Bell
Tue May 09, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club Hats!
Replies: 10
Views: 19884

Re: Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club Hats!

I think it referrers to "Endurance" within the Chris Craft brand.
by Jim Bell
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Can I wax my topside paint?
Replies: 6
Views: 2314

Re: Can I wax my topside paint?

Waxing will help block UV damage, aid in abrasion resistance and keep a good shine. Do not use polish of any kind. I would go with 3M Scotch Guard liquid wax (black bottle) apply and buff by hand. Check with Interlux for full cure time. 8)
by Jim Bell
Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Paint Question
Replies: 26
Views: 3432

Re: Paint Question

It was my understanding Craig that the one part polyurethanes were formulated primarily for wood boats to avoid those problems. I understood it was the two part polyurethanes to avoid....... I'm a beginner here, but I'd like to hear some more feedback from some of the members on this topic. +1 on t...
by Jim Bell
Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Wood as a building material for skyscrapers
Replies: 5
Views: 1498

Re: Wood as a building material for skyscrapers

Doug P wrote:I built this from plans for a cruiser
Nice work Doug,... 8)
by Jim Bell
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: staining and sealing
Replies: 6
Views: 1950

Re: staining and sealing

I use Pettit clear sealer (2 coats) following filler/stain after 2-4 days depending on temp and humidity. 8)
by Jim Bell
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Interlux PreKote Primer.......... Am I doing this right?
Replies: 9
Views: 1905

Re: Interlux PreKote Primer.......... Am I doing this right?

Your call,..Pettit is a good product. Polyurathane I expect. Personally, I like to use the same manufacturer when applying primer and finish coats. Roll and tip?
by Jim Bell
Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Interlux PreKote Primer.......... Am I doing this right?
Replies: 9
Views: 1905

Re: Interlux PreKote Primer.......... Am I doing this right?

What finish paint are you using? Brightside?
by Jim Bell
Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Sea Skiff interior panelling
Replies: 2
Views: 1420

Re: Sea Skiff interior panelling

Hi Bob, They are really just 1/4" fiber hardboard with an embossed pattern. These are mine from my 24' Sea Skiff restoration that I just finished the last coat of paint on. I am sure you can use what they sell at the home centers. Cutting them to fit may be a challenge as each panel is a different s...
by Jim Bell
Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: The Brass Bell - Issue 2016-1
Replies: 31
Views: 41923

Re: The Brass Bell - Issue 2016-1

[quote="Peter M Jardine"]I got one, did not get two. No biggy.[/quote]


Got mine today Peter.
by Jim Bell
Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Painting a 1958 Plywood Cavalier
Replies: 19
Views: 3770

Re: Painting a 1958 Plywood Cavalier

Jim, what color is the mahogany looking paint on the transom??? I don't see that color on their color charts........... On the transom of my 24' CC Sea Skiff project, after plank replacement and sanding, I applied Pettit "Standard Mahogany" filler/ stain followed by 2 coats of Pettit Clear Sealer f...
by Jim Bell
Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Builders/ Rebuilders
Replies: 9
Views: 2516

Re: Engine Builders/ Rebuilders

Good to hear. :D
by Jim Bell
Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Build Coats
Replies: 6
Views: 1730

Re: Build Coats

tkhersom wrote:I, being an armature, LOVE the Pettit Z-Spar 2015, also known as Flagship. It builds well, is workable, and flows smooth.

IMHO the best varnish on the market. :D
+1 on Flagship. Also Pettit Clear Sealer gives a great build head start.
by Jim Bell
Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Builders/ Rebuilders
Replies: 9
Views: 2516

Re: Engine Builders/ Rebuilders

Sorry to hear of your situation. Having been in the Marine repair business for several years and fully understand your pain. I always told my Service Manager that non communication with your customer is why they get angry with our services. Any of us can handle adversity but not knowing what is happ...
by Jim Bell
Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:37 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Wax over Paint?
Replies: 3
Views: 1234

Re: Wax over Paint?

Greetings all, Last fall I finished (finally) painting Mistress, my 1965 Connie. I used Pettit Ship -N- Dec Alkyd enamel and am generally pleased with the results. Still a year away from launch but wanted to protect my handi-work. I can't yet wash her with a hose and soap (no water in the shed) so ...
by Jim Bell
Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: The Brass Bell - Issue 2016-1
Replies: 31
Views: 41923

Re: The Brass Bell - Issue 2016-1

Still no Brass Bell in Belleville Ontario. Jim.
by Jim Bell
Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: The Brass Bell - Issue 2016-1
Replies: 31
Views: 41923

Re: The Brass Bell - Issue 2016-1

Will you be in Belleville Doug?
by Jim Bell
Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: The Brass Bell - Issue 2016-1
Replies: 31
Views: 41923

Re: The Brass Bell - Issue 2016-1

[quote="tkhersom"][quote="Jim Bell"]Al, still no sign of my Brass Bell here in Belleville Ontario Canada. Jim.[/quote]

Jim have you not received any Brass Bell's in 2016? You should have received or about to receive Issue 2016-2.[/quote]

I received 2016-1. Jim.
by Jim Bell
Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: The Brass Bell - Issue 2016-1
Replies: 31
Views: 41923

Re: The Brass Bell - Issue 2016-1

Al, still no sign of my Brass Bell here in Belleville Ontario Canada. Jim.
by Jim Bell
Fri May 27, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Fiberglass Covered Hull Leak
Replies: 30
Views: 5478

Re: Fiberglass Covered Hull Leak

boat_art wrote:Beautiful boat! Thats a candidate for a proper bottom repair job!
Thanks for showing it! Waiting for your updates!
Tom

+1 8)
by Jim Bell
Tue May 24, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Fiberglass Covered Hull Leak
Replies: 30
Views: 5478

Re: Fiberglass Covered Hull Leak

AH HECK.....not to be totally downers.......you could dig out the bad stuff....scarf/sister in some new...and glass it all over again.....I would dare say it would then be a good as some glass mess made in the 70's was the day it popped out of the mold. Get a few years of service and safe as some o...
by Jim Bell
Mon May 23, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Fiberglass Covered Hull Leak
Replies: 30
Views: 5478

Re: Fiberglass Covered Hull Leak

Glassing a wood hull is a big mistake. What you are seeing is likely only part of the issues with the hull. Good luck.
by Jim Bell
Tue May 03, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: re-installing copper exhaust pipes through the transom
Replies: 1
Views: 808

re-installing copper exhaust pipes through the transom

I am about to install the copper exhaust pipes through the transom openings. Looks like packing was in place when I removed them. Any suggestions on what to use to seal them?
by Jim Bell
Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Painting a 1958 Plywood Cavalier
Replies: 19
Views: 3770

Re: Painting a 1958 Plywood Cavalier

I have used Brightside on several projects. On my current Sea Skiff project I stripped/sanded down to bare wood, replaced several planks, 2 coats of CPES, faired with fill-it, primed with 2 coats of Inter Protect (4 on the bottom) and 2 coats of pre-coat. 2 coats of Brightside with a final coat to c...
by Jim Bell
Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Where to buy a 1962 Paragon manual transmision O-ring seal
Replies: 5
Views: 1481

Re: Where to buy a 1962 Paragon manual transmision O-ring se

Anthony-Keats, Wheatley, Ontario, Canada. Been around a long time.
by Jim Bell
Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Petitt filler\stain
Replies: 5
Views: 1637

Re: Petitt filler\stain

1095 Standard Mahogany. The other 3 colours are still available. Go figure.
by Jim Bell
Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Petitt filler\stain
Replies: 5
Views: 1637

Re: Petitt filler\stain

Looks like they are discontinued also. Out of the 4 colours they had to drop the one I am using. :(
by Jim Bell
Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Petitt filler\stain
Replies: 5
Views: 1637

Re: Petitt filler\stain

Thanks Jim.
by Jim Bell
Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Petitt filler\stain
Replies: 5
Views: 1637

Petitt filler\stain

My marine supplier just infirmed me that Petitt is no longer manufacturing their "standard Mahogany" filler/stain. I contacted Petitt and they confirmed this. I am looking for a pint to complete my Sea skiff project. Anyone have any extra? thanks.
by Jim Bell
Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: Correct blue stripe color
Replies: 6
Views: 2335

Re: Correct blue stripe color

I have used Interlux Brightside "flag blue" on a few projects. Not sure if it is perfect but it looks great. :)