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by George Emmanuel
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Distributor cap
Replies: 0
Views: 3

Distributor cap

Anyone have the NAPA (Echlin) part number for the KLC distributor cap and condenser? We haven't been able to match it up yet w/out having to order in samples.

George
by George Emmanuel
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Advice on trailer purchase
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: Advice on trailer purchase

The trailer that was under my '55 17 Sportsman when I bought it was for a Malibu Custom ski boat. The previous owner probably bought the trailer just to get the boat to Florida. It has 6 bunks on it but like all custom trailers. it was designed to fit a particular hull. The boat fit pretty good but ...
by George Emmanuel
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Restoration assistance/mentoring
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Restoration assistance/mentoring

Hi Alan,

I just finished my 1955 17' Sportsman. I'm in Gainesville and am willing to help in any way.

George
by George Emmanuel
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Fender cleat location
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Fender cleat location

Thanks! Funny how the little things can bug you.
by George Emmanuel
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Fender cleat location
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Fender cleat location

Jim, That's what I did...but I was curious if there was any "designated" location...See you at Tavares!

George
by George Emmanuel
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Fender cleat location
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Fender cleat location

Some time ago there was a discussion about how many fender cleats came on the Chris Crafts. My 1955 17' Sportsman's build sheet says mine had 6. When I got the boat, there were only 4 and the boat had undergone a restoration (an incorrect one) a number of years ago. [b]So where, if you had 4, or 6, ...
by George Emmanuel
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bed decks and covering boards?
Replies: 12
Views: 1094

Re: Bed decks and covering boards?

Is there a reason folks don't mention using Sikaflex when bedding deck planks?

George
by George Emmanuel
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Varnish Lifting
Replies: 5
Views: 670

Re: Varnish Lifting

Sometime ago I posted a similar question as I experienced the same thing. I'm currently restoring a 17' Sportsman and prior to beginning the stain/varnish I did some research and found that gell stain and Petit's sealer were popular. So I did exactly as you've done and had the same results. ( I assu...
by George Emmanuel
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Fuel Pipe sealant
Replies: 2
Views: 829

Re: Fuel Pipe sealant

That is the info I was looking for! Thanks. Both mating surfaces of the nut and tank are concave which would allow for a seal to be crushed into place tight. I have a lathe and could make a Delrin seal but it won't crush and make a tight seal into the threads.

George
by George Emmanuel
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Fuel Pipe sealant
Replies: 2
Views: 829

Fuel Pipe sealant

Both the tank fitting and the lock nut on my Sportsman have concave recesses. Obviously there is some sort of packing to prevent leakage. What do you use between the nut and tank to seal the joint? Would the flax packing work?

George
by George Emmanuel
Thu May 03, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 327F oil sender removal
Replies: 2
Views: 839

Re: 327F oil sender removal

Once you remove that sending unit do a temporary install of a mechanical gauge,--and use a good one. Take readings at idle and high idle and then compare to your electrical gauge once you've installed the new sending unit. That helps to determine if something else is going on.
by George Emmanuel
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Removal of a broken engine plate drive screw
Replies: 7
Views: 1757

Re: Removal of a broken engine plate drive screw

There's no doubt on my end that this drive screw is hard. I'm well aware of using LH drills to back out threads, but I've gone through 3 bits so far and even using tapmatic I can't make progress. I'm thinking about using a carbide drill with a drill stop as my next approach and if necessary, tap the...
by George Emmanuel
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Removal of a broken engine plate drive screw
Replies: 7
Views: 1757

Removal of a broken engine plate drive screw

The drive screws that fasten the engine name plate to the manifold are hard. My question is, how do you remove ones that are broken below the surface? I can order a carbide drill but is there another way?

George
by George Emmanuel
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Adhesive for linoleum
Replies: 4
Views: 1411

Re: Adhesive for linoleum

Thanks for the insight. I'm particular about keeping the bilge clean and being able to access it. I never knew the linoleum free floated. I, in anticipation of this sort of thing, ordered some "T" molding from Jamestown for the express purpose of holding the edges along the engine side. It is fasten...
by George Emmanuel
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Adhesive for linoleum
Replies: 4
Views: 1411

Adhesive for linoleum

Hoping Don Dannenberg will chime in:--What is the recommended adhesive to use for new linoleum to wood? The boat is a 1955 17' Sportsman. I cold use standard flammable contact cement but I'm curious to see what the best way is. It is new marine plywood and has been coated with CPES.


George
by George Emmanuel
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Tie rod to pitman arm adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Re: Tie rod to pitman arm adjustment

Thanks!--That's what I did based on how I felt it should be,---just needed confirmation. I did grease everything using OMC's Triple Guard and had cleaned all the threads to the adjusting nut and coated that area liberally with anti-seize.
by George Emmanuel
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Tie rod to pitman arm adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Tie rod to pitman arm adjustment

It has been 10years since I disassembled the 17' Sportsman for the restoration and am now finishing it up. I've reinstalled the steering gear and connected the linkage. But the question is "How tight do you adjust the adjustment screw in the tie rod end? Just enough pressure to remove slop or more?
by George Emmanuel
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Hull decal installation
Replies: 2
Views: 955

Hull decal installation

Getting closer to finishing this 17' Sportsman and have searched the site for info on installing the CC decal on the hull sides. I plan on a finish sanding, placing the decal, letting it cure and varnishing over followed by another light sanding and a second coat.

Is this recommended?

George
by George Emmanuel
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: What the heck happened here?
Replies: 7
Views: 1674

Re: What the heck happened here?

Out of curiosity, did you stain using a gel stain? The reason I ask is because I've experienced the same thing but only where a gel stain was used.

George
by George Emmanuel
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Glass thickness
Replies: 3
Views: 788

Re: Glass thickness

Hi Mark,

I've been off this site for a few months due to other distractions. When I saw your post's subject I immediately thought it dealt with fiberglass. Consider changing the wording to something like window glass thickness and see what sort of response you get.

George
by George Emmanuel
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Dual exhaust for 283 in a 55' Sportsman
Replies: 16
Views: 2988

Re: Dual exhaust for 283 in a 55' Sportsman

Just curious.....Why do you want to go to dual exhausts? The reason I ask is years ago my dad repowered our 30' Sea Skiff with 283's after removing our old K's. The CC dealer did the installation and they, instead of using what I would think is a more expensive installation of a "Y" to single pipe, ...
by George Emmanuel
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Outboard advice
Replies: 8
Views: 1306

Re: Outboard advice

I own a 1948 13' Lyman powered by a 1948 Evinrude Speedifour 33.4hp. The engine is a rope start, direct drive engine. You have to handle the boat as if it were still the year 1948. You plan your exit from the dock and you plan your arrival. I have done the Mt. Dora to Silver Springs run twice. It is...
by George Emmanuel
Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Dave Jerome's gel stain
Replies: 29
Views: 3986

Re: Dave Jerome's gel stain

Interesting thread.... I used Dave's gel stain and coated it with Pettit's 2018 penetrating sealer as recommended by Dave. I then started my varnish coats and when I pulled the tape, it pulled up everything down to the stain! In previous restorations I've used filler stains with the first seal coat ...
by George Emmanuel
Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Gas tank restorayion
Replies: 15
Views: 1976

Re: Gas tank restorayion

The tank in my 17' Sportsman was dry when I got it and I let it sit during the restoration. I made a wand out of 1/4" pipe and used a high volume compressor and blew the tank out through both the fill pipe and the suction pipe while having it in the upside down position. That was all that dried whit...
by George Emmanuel
Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Bronze Bowden Cable
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

Bronze Bowden Cable

Does anyone have any leads on where to get bronze Bowden cable?

George
by George Emmanuel
Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Penetrol and Epiphanes
Replies: 10
Views: 2772

Re: Penetrol and Epiphanes

Doug, Years ago I used Valspar and added Penetrol. I only go a max of about 10%. Here in Florida it really helps when it is hot. Periodically I'd add a little more if the vanish seemed to start tacking a little faster. I learned about Penetrol back in the early 1960's. Freddie Richmond owned a Trump...
by George Emmanuel
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Penetrol and Epiphanes
Replies: 10
Views: 2772

Penetrol and Epiphanes

Has anyone ever mixed Penetrol with Epiphanes?---Results? I've used it with other varnishes and liked the results. Just curious about Epiphanes.

George
by George Emmanuel
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: 6 V Horn relay using 12 Volts
Replies: 6
Views: 1379

6 V Horn relay using 12 Volts

Will the original 6 volt horn relay work using 12 volts? I'm upgrading my '55 Sportsman to 12 volts.

George
by George Emmanuel
Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:16 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Oil Pressure Gage Fitting Dilema
Replies: 30
Views: 5140

Re: Oil Pressure Gage Fitting Dilema

Wow, I"ve never seen a compression nut like that. Is it a special nut designed for certain installations to counteract vibration?

George
by George Emmanuel
Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1955 17' Sportsman floor pictures
Replies: 3
Views: 1761

Re: 1955 17' Sportsman floor pictures

Thanks!! Do you by chance have pictures of the entire floor in your boat?

George