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by tkhersom
Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Where do I stop with the varnish at the water line
Replies: 33
Views: 11565

Re: Where do I stop with the varnish at the water line

Almost hate to tell you this, but the best way to determine the water line is to float it. :D
by tkhersom
Mon May 24, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Wood rot
Replies: 13
Views: 4040

Re: Wood rot

Water will accumulate in my 17 as well. Its dry storage, but I will dry as much as I can so that only a few small puddles remain. It being florida and warm the water evaporates within about 6-7 hours. Is this ok? It "should" be ok, your problem may actually be that your boat dries out too much in t...
by tkhersom
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: What to put between planks?
Replies: 4
Views: 1356

Re: What to put between planks?

Yes!

Davis Slick Seam. Like drrot said it has been discontinued, but you may be able to find some out there. If not send me a PM.

Interlux seam compound is the next best thing. IMHO.
by tkhersom
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: CCACB Document Archive Update
Replies: 8
Views: 11617

Re: CCACB Document Archive Update

by tkhersom
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Plank ID
Replies: 17
Views: 3006

Re: Plank ID

And to think this all started by just trying to figure out the correct nomenclature for a board.

Nice to see some constructive activity on The Buzz!! :D
by tkhersom
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Chris-Craft Today
Topic: Where have all the True Experts Gone?
Replies: 8
Views: 3762

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: 3148

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: 61991

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: 5
Views: 2440

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: 61991

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: 9
Views: 2219

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: 9
Views: 2219

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: 9
Views: 2219

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: 9
Views: 2219

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: 9
Views: 2219

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: 1821

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: 1361

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: 1827

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: 2081

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: 7362

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: 2859

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: 2859

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: 8627

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: 1928

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: 4029

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: 2538

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: 4029

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: 1466

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: 2431

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: 4029

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 ...