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by tkhersom
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Do I need 4 wheel drive?
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Do I need 4 wheel drive?

In most cases you should not need the 4wd, but that one time that you are on a steep slippery ramp and can't pull your boat out without having someone with a tow strap hooking up to your truck to pull you up the ramp it will be worth whatever you have to pay for it. Of course these situations always...
by tkhersom
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Testing
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Testing

More testing! :D
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by tkhersom
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Testing
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Testing

Hi Thomas: Yes and no. The book is still available, but that address will do you no good. Go to the main site (chris-craft.org) and make the appropriate donation. In the comments note that your donation is for a book, dvd, hat, or whatever you are choosing. I would recommend that you also follow up ...
by tkhersom
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Testing
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Testing

Still testing!
by tkhersom
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Passwords
Replies: 0
Views: 148

Passwords

Hi Gang! The CCABC has recently merged Boat Buzz and the Main Site (chris-craft.org). If you had different passwords for the two sites the Main Site password is the one to use now. You can still log in on the Boat Buzz site itself or you can go to the Main Site and link over after signing in there. ...
by tkhersom
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Newest Issue - PC won't remember login
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: Newest Issue - PC won't remember login

Hi Mark: Are you clicking on "Remember Me" when you log in. Also many of the password saves are done on the browser level not the website. You may want to check your browser settings. We have recently linked the main site and the Boat Buzz site so that if you had differnt passwords the main site pas...
by tkhersom
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Shows, Museums, & Event Locations
Topic: 2019 Sunnyland Antique Boat Festival
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: 2019 Sunnyland Antique Boat Festival

Sandi and I have had good luck with AirBNB, VRBO, or HomeAway in the area. Not much in Tavares itself but lots in Mt. Dora and the surrounding area. :D
by tkhersom
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: remove motors
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: remove motors

Hi GB: I agree with Nemo on this. It sounds like you received some bad advice regarding your engines, that being said the 71 series are tough engines. As far as removal goes I think Nemo again has an interesting proposal. I have also heard of many rebuilds taking place in the hull if there is not to...
by tkhersom
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: Connie Refresh
Replies: 154
Views: 38547

Re: Connie Refresh

Gladly! If you look back at the first page of this thread you will find that Peter Jardine referred to this type of building as a Stimson Bow Shed. What we did was create a jig on a full piece of plywood. Using 1X4 green hemlock we bent the boards on the jig and placed 2X4 blocking in between the bo...
by tkhersom
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: Connie Refresh
Replies: 154
Views: 38547

Re: Connie Refresh

Finally built a building for American Beauty!
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by tkhersom
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Testing
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Testing

I am making this post simply to test Boat Buzz after some new upgrades.
:D
by tkhersom
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Appointment of the 2019 President and Vice President
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Appointment of the 2019 President and Vice President

At the January 8th Board of Directors phone conference meeting the acting board officially appointed Dr. J. Lawrence Jamieson as President and Marsha Breen-Smith as the Vice President of the Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club.
Congratulations Larry and Marsha! :D
We are lucky to have your leadership.
by tkhersom
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Trading Dock
Replies: 10
Views: 1382

Re: Trading Dock

Good news! We have found that we can host Trading Dock far more reasonably, so it will be staying up for now. The Board of Directors is still looking into a new classified that will be part of our main site, but we should be able to keep Trading Dock active until that version is up and running. Than...
by tkhersom
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: MCL Dual Carb Fuel Lines
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Re: MCL Dual Carb Fuel Lines

Are you avoiding copper for a reason? :?
by tkhersom
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Recommended KBL Engine Oil
Replies: 12
Views: 1096

Re: Recommended KBL Engine Oil

This subject always makes for a GREAT conversation.

Here are a couple of other threads on the subject from the past.

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by tkhersom
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Printable Ballot for 2018 BOD Election
Replies: 0
Views: 313

Printable Ballot for 2018 BOD Election

Even though the formal election does not start until November 25th. We would like to make this link for our printable ballot available for those who will prefer to print and mail in their vote.

Happy Boating! :D

https://chris-craft.org/wp-content/uplo ... Ballot.pdf
by tkhersom
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: 2018 Board of Directors Election - Biographies of Nominees
Replies: 2
Views: 807

Re: 2018 Board of Directors Election - Biographies of Nominees

DrRot: Scott has now found his voice.
by tkhersom
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: 2018 Board of Directors Election - Biographies of Nominees
Replies: 2
Views: 807

2018 Board of Directors Election - Biographies of Nominees

The 2018 Election of Directors begins November 25th, 2018 and ends on December 10th, 2018. Our Nominating Committee submitted the following names to be considered by our members for serving 2-year terms as Directors of the Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club. - Greg Nieberding (New) - Richard "Scott" Ocke...
by tkhersom
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Z Spar or Epifanes Varnish?
Replies: 13
Views: 5270

Re: Z Spar or Epifanes Varnish?

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. :D
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by tkhersom
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Trading Dock
Replies: 10
Views: 1382

Trading Dock

As of January 1st 2019 Trading Dock will be taken down. The Board of Directors of The Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club have made the decision to shut down Trading Dock due to it's expense vs benefit ratio. The board members and IT are looking into another option to add a classified section to our main ...
by tkhersom
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Laundering Sunbrella fabric
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Re: Laundering Sunbrella fabric

I was told by a canvas maker to use Oxi-Clean. It didn't seem to do much, so this spring I used Oxi-Clean and Bleach and it seemed to work better. Oddly enough the cleanest spot was where a cat peed on it. Anyone know where you can buy a gallon of Cat Pee? Don't think that would smell too good though.
by tkhersom
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Serving out my term as President, resigning BOD
Replies: 3
Views: 838

Serving out my term as President, resigning BOD

Dear Friends and fellow Chris-Craft Enthusiasts: I am reaching out to all of our members here at the Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club to thank you for allowing me to serve such a great group of people over the last number of years. I am taking this opportunity to inform you that I will be serving out m...
by tkhersom
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Most interesting breakdowns
Replies: 6
Views: 1137

Re: Most interesting breakdowns

I REFUSE to use polyprop line! Can't stand the stuff. The first year that we launched American Beauty we were going to have her pulled on the Tuesday after Columbus Day in Damariscotta, Maine. If you know anything about Columbus Day in Damariscotta there is a HUGE event that weekend called "Pumpkin ...
by tkhersom
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Inside storage in Michigan
Replies: 36
Views: 10177

Re: Inside storage in Michigan

IMHO an unheated gravel floor garage is the best option. That being said an unheated cement floor garage is not a bad option either. I kept Yorktown in an unheated cement floor garage for many years. After drying our the bilge for winter storage I would on occasion spread some water under the boat j...
by tkhersom
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS
Replies: 23
Views: 2595

Re: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS

I'm surprised it ran at all timed to #6.
by tkhersom
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS
Replies: 23
Views: 2595

Re: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS

Thanks guys!

I will look next time I run Yorktown.
by tkhersom
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS
Replies: 23
Views: 2595

Re: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS

Interesting thread!
I am having a similar problem with an MCL and I have changed to Pertronix ignition. I have been expecting fuel delivery was my problem.
John where do I look for this coil resistor? Should it be removed or replaced?
Thanks guys! :D
by tkhersom
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Starting issues
Replies: 10
Views: 2024

Re: Starting issues

I was reminded today of another potential problem that can occur. (it happened with one of my WBR's today) :( Sometimes, especially if you have had your carbs rebuilt and have rubber tipped float needle valves, when your carbs dry out your float needle valve can get stuck in the seat and not allow g...
by tkhersom
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Starting issues
Replies: 10
Views: 2024

Re: Starting issues

After having a great deal of trouble with modern condensers I have converted a 6V MCL and two 12V WBR's to Pertronix ignition with GREAT success and am very pleased with the starting and running performance. That being said I think I have the larger distributors. If my memory serves me I think they ...
by tkhersom
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Lil' Plastic Thingy I Found In My Bilge
Replies: 5
Views: 1123

Re: Lil' Plastic Thingy I Found In My Bilge

If it really is something of importance Dr. Rot will probably know what it is, be able to give you a part number, and have a new old stock version to sell you. :D