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by ballardMike
Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: newbie
Replies: 29
Views: 8352

Re: newbie

Hi Jim! I would highly recommend the electronic ignition conversion! We have 350s in our '66 Futura (reengined sometime in the late 80s - early 90s) - sounds awesome. Problem i had was at low revs shifting into reverse the lugging would often kill port engine. After rebuilding carbs ($45 per for kit...
by ballardMike
Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: windshield parts
Replies: 6
Views: 2659

Re: windshield parts

We have a '67 Futura 33'... all same but for hull. A problem we have is corroded hinge at top of port window... frame opens a bit only because the top has some bend. Cracked the glass trying to go past that bend. =\ You guys had that problem w/ hinges? ..and do you know of a good remedy other than c...
by ballardMike
Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Forward hatch cover for CC Futura
Replies: 3
Views: 2559

Re: Forward hatch cover for CC Futura

We have an after-market hatch that was installed sometime in the 90s (maybe). It fits pretty well as non-original equipment.
by ballardMike
Thu May 29, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Sailboat Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: S/V "Gypsy" moving to Seattle
Replies: 6
Views: 3099

Re: S/V "Gypsy" moving to Seattle

July 10th-13th > http://www.chriscraftrendezvous.com/

That would be cool. Never seen a CC sailboat!
by ballardMike
Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Mid-60s Helm Parts Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 1494

Re: Mid-60s Helm Parts Wanted

I am investigating possibly getting castings made for reproduction. If so i'll see how big a production run could be made and offer some up for sale to help defray the cost.
by ballardMike
Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Mid-60s Helm Parts Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 1494

Mid-60s Helm Parts Wanted

I have a '67 Cavalier and want to clean up the helm. The chrome on the controls covers is a bit rough so i am looking for replacement parts since the guys i was taking parts in for re-chroming said they may end up having to much pitting to make restoration wothwhile. Anybody have spare New Old Stock...
by ballardMike
Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: 68 cavalier 17 ski boat
Replies: 8
Views: 5787

Re: 68 cavalier 17 ski boat

Very nice. Would be a great companion boat for our 33' cruiser! :)
by ballardMike
Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: jonesing for NOS Nautolux
Replies: 17
Views: 5217

Re: jonesing for NOS Nautolux

This appears to be the parent company that produces NAUTOLEX.
http://www.omnova.com/products/marineUp ... y/buy.aspx

If enough people bug them to roll out a limited production run of OEM product they may come through. Shouldn't be all that hard for them.
by ballardMike
Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1978 30' Sportsman
Replies: 2
Views: 5406

Re: 1978 30' Sportsman

Mike... you might be able to get something from these guys: http://www.perfectfit.com/

They didn't have what I needed but were very helpful when I brought sample in to see if anything could be matched.

Good luck!
by ballardMike
Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: jonesing for NOS Nautolux
Replies: 17
Views: 5217

Re: jonesing for NOS Nautolux

I would LOVE to get hold of white "planked" vinyl for my '67 Cavalier deck as well. They old stuff was painted over several times and even slapped w/ some fiberglass in couple spots.

All i need is enough for 14 x 11 ft. Sigh....
by ballardMike
Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: reed and prince screws vs. frearson
Replies: 10
Views: 3681

Re: reed and prince screws vs. frearson

I'm guessing CC didn't fret too much over which screws they were using at the time as long as they fit and looked good. :)

Now go outside and play!! ;)
by ballardMike
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1978 30' Sportsman
Replies: 2
Views: 5406

Re: 1978 30' Sportsman

I am looking for same thing but for '67 Cavalier! Please... if anybody knows something dont be shy.
by ballardMike
Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Deck rails/hardware for '67 Cavalier
Replies: 2
Views: 2412

Re: Deck rails/hardware for '67 Cavalier

ah well... nobody eh? i ended up making three new pieces.
by ballardMike
Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Dimension/Drawing Enginebay 30' Cavaliers
Replies: 1
Views: 551

Re: Dimension/Drawing Enginebay 30' Cavaliers

I've got a '67 Cavalier Futura 33' and it has twin 350s in it. I believe it was re-engined in the early 90s... have only had it since Jan this year.

The MarinerMuseum may have said drawings... i've been meaning to order some myself for my boat.
by ballardMike
Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Deck rails/hardware for '67 Cavalier
Replies: 2
Views: 2412

Deck rails/hardware for '67 Cavalier

:?:
Other than buying some stock and milling it myself to repair/replace a couple of rear deck rails - anybody have an option or resource or done this already??

I have two router bits that approximate the top/lower radius but it's not quite right.

Thanks!
by ballardMike
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1963 Constellation flooring
Replies: 29
Views: 11011

'67 Cavalier Futura

Sooo... i recently got this awesome boat which is overall in great shape but the helm/aft decking has been painted over many times a piano hinges probably replaced. I would love to recover with the aformentioned Nautotec but want to finish it with nice hardware. Where could i find some great stuff??...