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by Bob B
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Fuel Additive
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Re: Fuel Additive

YES. Sta-Bil marine grade all season to keep the internal stuff safe and additional per instructions on bottle for winter. Fresh gas in Spring because I'm told octane degrades over time. Our mechanic has kept our original K purring for years.
by Bob B
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: So I Went to a Vintage European Car Swap Meet and Ended Up with This ...
Replies: 7
Views: 922

Re: So I Went to a Vintage European Car Swap Meet and Ended Up with This ...

Wow. I recently replaced our identical gauge that had a cracked back case and and stuck mechanism with 2 junk tachs, getting one perfectly good one as a result, but it wasn't easy. At the time, I couldn't find what you found. Our grand-daughter used white nail polish to "finish off the pointer needl...
by Bob B
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera
Replies: 19
Views: 2703

Re: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera

Sorry. How do I post photo?
Bob B
by Bob B
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera
Replies: 19
Views: 2703

Re: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera

8 cleats. Enlarge photo to see 4 on a side. (one on the port side is visible just above sticker on windshield.) I have cord on both ends of fender, hang fender with top cord and run bottom cord to adjacent cleat, fore or aft as required, to prevent "fender creep.)
by Bob B
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera
Replies: 19
Views: 2703

Re: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera

We're 2nd owner our CC Deluxe. First owner was next door and as a kid I remember it had a tan canvas cover with trimmed slits and cords for the cleats just as Greg W. described. Cover is long gone but cleats are still perfect for fenders. Sorry, no pictures but I remember it was not a tight fit, jus...
by Bob B
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Inside storage in Michigan
Replies: 36
Views: 11604

Re: Inside storage in Michigan

Here's what I did with my '68 Porsche 40+ years ago. I got married, bought a house, with a mortgage, had a baby (now 43) and sold the Porsche. Ah, what a life! I'm older; no regrets. Enjoying our '48 CC Deluxe and waterfront cottage.
by Bob B
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: New Site!
Replies: 11
Views: 20468

Re: New Site!

Hi again.

My login issue is now resolved. Today I can stay logged-in while clicking around the site, same as before the upgrade, easy navigating. (Yesterday's trouble was every time I clicked I needed to login again)

Thank you again for all you guys do.
Bob B
by Bob B
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: New Site!
Replies: 11
Views: 20468

Re: New Site!

Hi.
I too have to login each time starting today.

And my browser (Windows 10, Firefox, Webroot anti-virus) warns me that the login is "not secure." Did not happen in the past.

Thanks for all your work.
Bob B
by Bob B
Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: annual lay-up
Replies: 18
Views: 3716

Re: annual lay-up

I can't get non-ethanol gasoline but per our mechanic's instructions have used Sta-Bil Marine additive for years and so far so good. 1948 CC original K.
by Bob B
Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club Election of 2017 Directors – P
Replies: 5
Views: 18711

Re: Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club Election of 2017 Directors

In many states it's "Vote early and often" and it doesn't matter if you're already expired.
by Bob B
Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Zebra Mussels
Replies: 12
Views: 3099

Re: Zebra Mussels

Lake George NY is fighting Zebra Mussels, Asian Clams, Milfoil, and other invasive species very aggressively. We now have mandatory boat inspections at all launch ramps (Lake George is 32 miles long.) I'm not sure whether we are winning or postponing, but it has been a very pro-active program. Unfor...
by Bob B
Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Wood as a building material for skyscrapers
Replies: 5
Views: 1603

Re: Wood as a building material for skyscrapers

I always wondered what happen to our old family coffee table.
by Bob B
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Shows, Museums, & Event Locations
Topic: Algonac Brunch Cruise
Replies: 8
Views: 24716

Re: Algonac Brunch Cruise

MFine..."buy another boat for that trip."

Ah, the thought process of a Master at work!
by Bob B
Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Model A/B engine generator replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 2193

Re: Model A/B engine generator replacement

1948 K, cold start: some throttle, full choke, crank 'til fires which usually is fairly quick and on firing immediately no choke and adjust throttle. Works for me with very rare exception.
by Bob B
Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Bow Chocks for 1948 Deluxe Runabout
Replies: 7
Views: 2165

Re: Bow Chocks for 1948 Deluxe Runabout

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by Bob B
Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Bow Chocks for 1948 Deluxe Runabout
Replies: 7
Views: 2165

Re: Bow Chocks for 1948 Deluxe Runabout

My 1948 Deluxe, R-17-1539, has original closed chocks.
by Bob B
Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:40 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Fasteners?
Replies: 8
Views: 2028

Re: Fasteners?

Somebody here has a screw loose.
by Bob B
Sat May 14, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Website Photo Contest
Replies: 24
Views: 6094

Re: Website Photo Contest

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Heading out to lead 4th of July parade, rainy day on Lake George NY.
by Bob B
Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:48 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Deluxe correct rubber floor?
Replies: 5
Views: 1719

Re: Deluxe correct rubber floor?

My 1948 Deluxe hull card is not marked. In my memory ours has always been black ribbed floor with red seats and cushions.
by Bob B
Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Year or Date CC Switched from 6 volt to 12 volt?
Replies: 10
Views: 2154

Re: Year or Date CC Switched from 6 volt to 12 volt?

To Hersom family: Chris Craft also built many fine boats before and after 1957.
Sincerely,
Someone
by Bob B
Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Planning Surface 1941 17' Barrel Back
Replies: 10
Views: 2554

Re: Planning Surface 1941 17' Barrel Back

1948 17' Deluxe with 95K engine, at speed same as above, about the front seat-back.
by Bob B
Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Distraction
Replies: 4
Views: 1845

Re: Distraction

There's writing under that picture?
by Bob B
Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Transmission Question
Replies: 16
Views: 2315

Re: Transmission Question

My 1948 (95 HP K) trans definitely takes a push-nudge to "lock" into Forward; Reverse has always been a gentle hand pressure backwards on the shift lever, not locking. When starting the engine in neutral (hatch always open) I can see the prop shaft not turning. It is a feel with the shift lever you ...
by Bob B
Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Where does the Blonde go?
Replies: 20
Views: 5861

Re: Where does the Blonde go?

There's a boat in here somewhere! (I married a redhead.)
by Bob B
Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: What is this???
Replies: 37
Views: 5471

Re: What is this???

On my CC 1948 17' deluxe runabout the hull card is checked "self bailer cleaned". That inverted V pipe in the back of my boat has always worked perfectly. Whenever water was in the bilge it would disappear soon after gaining planing speed. We do have an after market electric 6V pump but since new bo...
by Bob B
Mon May 18, 2015 5:11 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Where to buy a starter
Replies: 7
Views: 2138

Re: Where to buy a starter

Does third bolt unscrew from flywheel side?
by Bob B
Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:29 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 48 Deluxe Runabout Interior
Replies: 4
Views: 2462

Re: 48 Deluxe Runabout Interior

On the hull card for our 1948 Deluxe, under upholstery, there are checkmarks for: "fwd. cockpit, 3, stern cockpit, 3". Thus 6 cushions came with our boat in addition to the one-piece seat backs and bottoms. Don't know if that was special order or standard.
Bob B
by Bob B
Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Badger Hair Brushes
Replies: 16
Views: 4419

Re: Badger Hair Brushes

Not to be picky, but it's nearly nude for interior work and fully nude for exterior work.
by Bob B
Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Self bailing device
Replies: 37
Views: 17904

Re: Self bailing device

Re: Insurance company wants a sea-cock; get opinion from Hagerty.

Our 1948 17' CC Deluxe has self bailer and it works perfectly when needed to drain splash and rain water and really worked well years ago when the previous bottom did indeed leak.
by Bob B
Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Stern shots
Replies: 42
Views: 11533

Re: Stern shots

Literally hangin' with fibreglass friends.
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