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by tkhersom
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Chris-Craft Today
Topic: Where have all the True Experts Gone?
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Where have all the True Experts Gone?

Sounds like the general consensus is the same. FB and the like have ruined many forums. John in VA also points out a reality. Many people got frustrated when the system had glitches and went away without returning. The current leadership and BOD's is doing a fantastic job trying to bring the focus b...
by tkhersom
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 21 Days Off, Now Won't Start
Replies: 10
Views: 1681

Re: 21 Days Off, Now Won't Start

The drop from 12.6 to 9 volts in the start position is most likely due to the starter draw. If you are getting that much drop I suspect you either have a weak battery (load test it at 1/2 the CCA rating of the battery) or you have a worn out starter. (perform a starter draw test) There are other gre...
by tkhersom
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: Connie Refresh
Replies: 158
Views: 47726

Re: Connie Refresh

Thanks Nemo! I will still be lurking around. I continue to have the honor of caring for Yorktown, the Chris-Craft my parents purchased when I was only 2 1/2 years old. She is truly a member of the family. ModME_to_FL_2008_011.JPG I will admit my passion and focus have turned to longer cruising and o...
by tkhersom
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Needing sage advice
Replies: 2
Views: 1009

Re: Needing sage advice

Good luck!

Unfortunately the picture did not come thru.

We will need a LOT more information if we are going to be of any assistance. :D

BTW: It took me about 3 years to get our 38' Connie to her her new steward.
by tkhersom
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: Connie Refresh
Replies: 158
Views: 47726

Re: Connie Refresh

American Beauty has moved on to a new Steward. :) :cry: :)
by tkhersom
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Unable to Post Pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: Unable to Post Pictures

Yahooooo!!!!

It worked! :D :D
by tkhersom
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Unable to Post Pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: Unable to Post Pictures

Another test.


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by tkhersom
Fri May 29, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Unable to Post Pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: Unable to Post Pictures

Nope! Doesn't look like it is working for me either.

I'll contact IT again.
by tkhersom
Fri May 29, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Unable to Post Pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: Unable to Post Pictures

Picture posting test!
by tkhersom
Thu May 28, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Unable to Post Pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: Unable to Post Pictures

I believe this has been fixed. :D

Please try again and let me know if it works!
by tkhersom
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hand turning a Chris Craft K engine
Replies: 7
Views: 753

Re: Hand turning a Chris Craft K engine

If all you are looking to do is turn the engine over, not trying to start it manually, a simple fly wheel turner should work well.

https://shop.snapon.com/product/Clutch- ... rner/A144A
by tkhersom
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Internal marine engine corrosion
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: Internal marine engine corrosion

1911tex: I am not sure what kind of corrosion you are looking for internally. Any surface rust would be meaningless, and any corrosion on the bearings would not be detectable unless you removed the bearing caps, which would require disassembly anyway. Having personally performed annual inspections w...
by tkhersom
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Different varnishes on same boat?
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Re: Different varnishes on same boat?

Since it is now Monday and you were planning on doing this over the weekend I am more curious how / what you did?

The two products "SHOULD" work fine together, however I have always been told that if you are happy with the results that you are getting why change things. :wink:

Keep us posted.
by tkhersom
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Scuff sand CPES before varnish?
Replies: 3
Views: 907

Re: Scuff sand CPES before varnish?

As far as building coats of varnish without sanding in between, I believe that will depend on the product being used. Some varnishes allow for no sanding in between coats while others suggest sanding every coat to help adhere the next coat. It would be a shame to have poor adhesion between boats 9 a...
by tkhersom
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Deck Striping
Replies: 17
Views: 4206

Re: Deck Striping

Hi Jacob: Before I answer I want you to understand that I am an armature "do it yourself-er" who has never used Sikaflex so take anything I say with a grain of salt and with an attitude of "from whence is comes". I would think that one would want to use the Sikaflex prior to any varnishing. I will b...
by tkhersom
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Danenberg Forum
Replies: 4
Views: 1546

Re: Danenberg Forum

Hi Steve:

That would be a good place to start. You could also contact the officers of CCABC at [email protected].

It would be a shame to lose any of that history.
by tkhersom
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Danenberg Forum
Replies: 4
Views: 1546

Re: Danenberg Forum

Hi Steve: On November 9th I sent Mark a PM explaining that there is a shortage of volunteers offering to help run the club. This would mean that even though bringing Danenberg files into Boat Buzz sounds like a wonderful proposition, The Club would NEED to have someone, like yourselves, who is passi...
by tkhersom
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: To Flush, or Pull the Plug
Replies: 18
Views: 5970

Re: To Flush, or Pull the Plug

I would start at finewoodboats.com. Jim (AKA drrot) has just about everything or knows where to get it. Check for plugs in the intake manifold (above the carb) and disconnect any low hoses (usually the lowest one is at he stern of the engine going into the exhaust manifold). Also, don't forget the p...
by tkhersom
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Bottom Paint on an 18' Sportsman
Replies: 3
Views: 983

Re: Bottom Paint on an 18' Sportsman

One very simple solution can be to crank the trailer down as low as possible in the front, block the stern, and crank the trailer nose up as high as possible. This may get you enough clearance to paint where the bunks are. Be aware this can add a lot of stress to the boat since it is being supported...
by tkhersom
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Final varnish coat?
Replies: 11
Views: 1871

Re: Final varnish coat?

What a GREAT boat!

Thanks for posting some pics. :D
by tkhersom
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Fuel Additive
Replies: 6
Views: 1123

Re: Fuel Additive

Yes, YES, YES!!!!!!!!!! The fuel we are getting at the pumps is not very good and does not have a very long shelf life. (especially if you are using an ethanol blend.) Personally, I am using PRI-G from Power Research Inc. and use it every time I fill up, not just for winter storage. (I use PRI-D in ...
by tkhersom
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Final varnish coat?
Replies: 11
Views: 1871

Re: Final varnish coat?

I have said it before and will again!

Varnish is like a LOVER, you are the only one who sees the flaws. Live with them and DO NOT POINT THEM OUT TO ANYONE ELSE!

:D :mrgreen: :D :mrgreen:
by tkhersom
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Password Reset
Replies: 2
Views: 662

Re: Password Reset

Good to have you back!

It seems that password resets often go to your Spam file. If you are not in the habit of checking Spam you may miss it.

After that if anyone is still having trouble they should send an e-mail to [email protected].
by tkhersom
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Building A Bomb?
Replies: 6
Views: 1111

Re: Building A Bomb?

Costaplenty could turn into Burnaplenty!

Your method sounds reasonable, but wire nuts do not belong on vehicles of any sort.

Keep safe!
by tkhersom
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Final varnish coat?
Replies: 11
Views: 1871

Re: Final varnish coat?

Sounds like you are on the right path to me. I tend to use 320 grit for my last coats so the scotch pad should be fine as long as you are breaking the gloss. Final coats are always touchy. If I recall correctly I like to thin to about a nine drip consistency. (Stir with a paint stirrer and lift out ...
by tkhersom
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Bad coil?
Replies: 20
Views: 2435

Re: Bad coil?

Precisely!

Matt and I spell finetically. Speaking of which why is that word spelled with a ph? Isn't that against the whole concept? :lol:
by tkhersom
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Bad coil?
Replies: 20
Views: 2435

Re: Bad coil?

Glad to hear the problem is solved! FYI: I was always taught that the reason for a coil failing when hot, but working again when cooled is because it is just what it says it is. A coil of wire inside. If the wire has an open in it the flow of electrons will jump the gap when cold and close together ...
by tkhersom
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Mast lights for 57' 1968 Constellaion
Replies: 2
Views: 573

Re: Mast lights for 57' 1968 Constellaion

I would think there should be a white mast light at the top. I don't know what would be in the middle unless it was equipped with Port and Starboard lights on the mast. Don't recall seeing that before, but stranger things have happened. Have you checked with Jim Staib (DrRot) at finewoodboats.com?
by tkhersom
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Fiberglass covered bottom
Replies: 3
Views: 889

Re: Fiberglass covered bottom

If you are in the stage of "considering buying" I would recommend a very very deep analysis of your cost to restore this boat before you purchase it. The fewer surprises the better.
by tkhersom
Wed May 22, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Post-War Custom Hull ID Numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 904

Re: Post-War Custom Hull ID Numbers

This does not pertain to your boat, but I find it interesting. :shock: In the Holland plant, where cruisers were built, the parts would be marked and held on the second floor. When the assembly line was ready the part was lowered to the first floor for installation in the appropriate boat. It is not...