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by Stunoodle
Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: '62 Chris Craft 18' Holiday
Replies: 8
Views: 2467

Re: '62 Chris Craft 18' Holiday

Finally got the new prop from Acme Props, holy cow, what an immense difference! We went out wake boarding over the July 4th holiday weekend, and had 8 people on the boat, and no issue at all pulling up a rider. In the past, we couldn't have more than 4 people, and it took quite awhile to get the rid...
by Stunoodle
Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: '62 Chris Craft 18' Holiday
Replies: 8
Views: 2467

Re: '62 Chris Craft 18' Holiday

Mfine, you nailed it exactly. I called Acme Props in Michigan and spoke to an older guy who REALLY knows his stuff. He figured it out that it's a 1:1 gear just by my description of the performance, the year of the boat, the make, etc. And he recommended exactly what you said, a 12 X 17 prop, if it w...
by Stunoodle
Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: '62 Chris Craft 18' Holiday
Replies: 8
Views: 2467

Re: '62 Chris Craft 18' Holiday

Thanks for responding so quickly to my post. The 283 had a 12", 13 pitch, 3 blade prop. The new engine completely overpowers it, I can only go half throttle before I hit 4500 rpm. My engine builder said 5000 rpm is the most I want to run the engine at. I'm trying to size the prop so I have lots of l...
by Stunoodle
Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: '62 Chris Craft 18' Holiday
Replies: 8
Views: 2467

'62 Chris Craft 18' Holiday

I've got a '62 Chris 18' Holiday that had a 283 in it. The beast finally kicked the bucket after over 50 years, and I replaced it with a 350 generating at least 100 more HP, so of course, I have to size a new prop. One of the critical questions is the gear ratio on the reverse gear. I can't for the ...
by Stunoodle
Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Holiday Vinyl Deck Material
Replies: 8
Views: 6526

Holiday deck vinyl

I'm happy to report that the deck vinyl sold by SMS Auto Fabrics is indeed very, very close to the original. Basically you call them, tell them you want a pettiflute boat vinyl, and they know exactly what you want. Have them send you a sample to be sure, you can do that online. http://s1.postimage.o...
by Stunoodle
Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1962 holiday 18 ft embarking on bottom repair!
Replies: 11
Views: 3203

Duh!

Thank you, Dons website is the ticket!
by Stunoodle
Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1962 holiday 18 ft embarking on bottom repair!
Replies: 11
Views: 3203

More pictures!

Thought I would post some picstures, anyone know of a good degreaser I could use on the frame?
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by Stunoodle
Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1962 holiday 18 ft embarking on bottom repair!
Replies: 11
Views: 3203

Don Danenbergs book

I have THE COMPLETE WOODEN RUNABOUT RESTORATION GUIDE. BY DON DANENBERG. It is a great book, really a wealth of knowledge. My hat goes off to him, newbie hater or not. Does anyone have advice on whether I should automatically remove the first topside plank next to the chine? Every bottoom rebuild I ...
by Stunoodle
Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1962 holiday 18 ft embarking on bottom repair!
Replies: 11
Views: 3203

1962 holiday 18 ft embarking on bottom repair!

Wire brush was great, tedious work for sure. I was planning for down the road because I kept hearing the amount of screws it was going to take to rebuild. I didnt think about it is the same amount coming off. Im glad the issue of the water line came up, am I crazy to think that I dont have to remove...
by Stunoodle
Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1962 holiday 18 ft embarking on bottom repair!
Replies: 11
Views: 3203

1962 holiday 18 ft embarking on bottom repair!

I have flipped the boat, and I am in the process of descrewing. Does anyone have advice or tips? Things I should be on the look out for?
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