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by PaulK
Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Mystery in the Bow
Replies: 15
Views: 4626

Re: Mystery in the Bow

Joanroy,

That is very convincing... I do have an old fresh water tank aft of the head and galley but they may have had two?? or relocated that one?? I am going to look for more clues!

Like:

Do the saddles on the aft tank look newer?
are there any lines running down the walls?


Thanks!
by PaulK
Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Mystery in the Bow
Replies: 15
Views: 4626

Re: Mystery in the Bow

Ok, checked the hull card Says these two things that could be it 18. 260-12V HORNS 21. 12V PITS SEARCHLIGHT I wouldn't think these would require the saddle but maybe the hole is for the searchlight as I do not have one currently (I wish I did and am looking for one) What does PITS mean (keep in mind...
by PaulK
Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Mystery in the Bow
Replies: 15
Views: 4626

Re: Mystery in the Bow

Well.....this makes it even more interesting that no one is quite sure....I am going to check the hull card in regards to air horns or perhaps a forward water tank. It is only 30' so there is only one head....maybe that would have fed it?? Thanks for all the interest....keep the guesses coming and I...
by PaulK
Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Mystery in the Bow
Replies: 15
Views: 4626

Mystery in the Bow

Hello All, So I got back at the boat yesterday stripping her down of hardware etc. I found a mystery in the bow. On the foredeck there is a chrome plate which covers a hole (you can see it by the edge of the anchor. It is not for the rode but the one that is off center. Inside the anchor locker on t...
by PaulK
Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: correct screw head - slotted or phillips
Replies: 23
Views: 6596

Re: correct screw head - slotted or phillips

I have been unable to find an online source for a frearson screwdriver, I was able to get some insert bits but have not found any drivers.

Does anyone have a link to one?

Thanks!
by PaulK
Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Sea Skiff Cruisers
Replies: 15
Views: 7686

Re: Sea Skiff Cruisers

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I am still slowly but surely working on my 30'
by PaulK
Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:51 am
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Stainless Steel Trim Pieces
Replies: 7
Views: 3891

Re: Stainless Steel Trim Pieces

evansjw44 wrote:As I remember the old skiff I had and my father had ( both late 50s 30' cruisers) the plywood ended an 1/8 inch before the planks of the transom emerged. N0 trim. Just finish.
Yup. That is how it is. About an 1/8" shy

Thanks for the great info Jim!
by PaulK
Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Stainless Steel Trim Pieces
Replies: 7
Views: 3891

Re: Stainless Steel Trim Pieces

The 1/2 rub rail on the edge of the plywood is not original. The plwyood was finished with stain and varnish like the transom. Wow! that is surprising. My plywood is not even completely flush with the transom planks. I am going to the show in St. Clair this weekend....I hope there are lots of Sea S...
by PaulK
Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Stainless Steel Trim Pieces
Replies: 7
Views: 3891

Re: Stainless Steel Trim Pieces

On this subject... My 1956 30' sea skiff had two sets of metal bands at the transom and I was wondering if both sets were original?? One band is about 1/2" wide "rub rail" type half round and applied to very ends of the plywood (I would imagine this is needed and original) The other band was about 1...
by PaulK
Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:25 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Lap Strake end grain
Replies: 7
Views: 4477

Re: Lap Strake end grain

Hi Tom,

I am redoing a 1956 30' seaskiff and am almost down to bare wood. What did you do for fairing, filling and filling nail and screw holes? How did it work out for you?

Paul
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by PaulK
Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Famo-Wood Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 4866

Re: Famo-Wood Questions

Oh and while we are on the subject. My boat being a 1956 has copper rivets instead of clinch nails. They are pretty much flush with the surface of the plywood. If I fair them with o-1/32" of epoxy do you think that will be ok or do you suggest driving all of them a bit deeper (1/16") to accept the f...
by PaulK
Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Famo-Wood Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 4866

Re: Famo-Wood Questions

Thanks for all the great replies! I really have wanted to go the epoxy with 407 route as I am using quite a bit of that fair smooth the hull and could just put it in the screw holes as I go. But I have been afraid that if I ever needed to take the screw out I would be, well, um, screwed :shock: Thou...
by PaulK
Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Famo-Wood Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 4866

Famo-Wood Questions

Hello, I am restoring a 1956 30' Sea Skiff and have a question on Famo-Wood. It seems that the original screw holes were filled with Famo-Wood or similar. I am stripping the hull down to bare. Should I dig out the original and replace or just leave it alone if it is solid? Also, should I use Famo-Wo...
by PaulK
Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:14 am
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: 1964 32' Sea Skiff parting out
Replies: 2
Views: 2700

Re: 1964 32' Sea Skiff parting out

Where are you located? Can you post some photos of the boat and what you have?
by PaulK
Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:09 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: 1956 30' Sea Skiff Dash Light Question
Replies: 3
Views: 2129

Re: 1956 30' Sea Skiff Dash Light Question

Good point! I will keep the original setup. Thanks!
by PaulK
Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: 1956 30' Sea Skiff Dash Light Question
Replies: 3
Views: 2129

1956 30' Sea Skiff Dash Light Question

Hi All, So I starting taking apart my dash the other night and have a question about the dash light, the one that illuminates the guages. So what I have is a single bulb for each set of guages that is set into a tin foil lined channel in the back of the dash. then the guage is has a clear red tape a...
by PaulK
Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: 1961,42' NEW OWNER/PROJECT MANAGER NEEDED IN CLEVELAND,OHIO
Replies: 33
Views: 15012

Re: 1961,42' NEW OWNER/PROJECT MANAGER NEEDED IN CLEVELAND,O

Great Suggestions!

Do you use the Sandusky Paint Filler Stain? I like that it is formulated to match the original.
by PaulK
Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: 1961,42' NEW OWNER/PROJECT MANAGER NEEDED IN CLEVELAND,OHIO
Replies: 33
Views: 15012

Re: 1961,42' NEW OWNER/PROJECT MANAGER NEEDED IN CLEVELAND,O

So what brand of paint do you all recommend for the Low Gloss look?
by PaulK
Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Hull card received!
Replies: 7
Views: 2996

Re: Hull card received!

Grant, That is a great idea to try and track down the family! I am going to do that. I am thinking more and more about doing this boat back to "original" now that I realize how special she was from the factory and with the black hull. I LOVE dark hull boats and was going to do it dark blue but now t...
by PaulK
Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Hull card received!
Replies: 7
Views: 2996

Re: Hull card received!

Jim,

That makes a lot more sense than house! Thanks!

Anybody know what #20 refers to?
by PaulK
Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:10 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Hull card received!
Replies: 7
Views: 2996

Re: Hull card received!

Thanks Brian! That helps quite a bit.
by PaulK
Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Hull card received!
Replies: 7
Views: 2996

Re: Hull card received!

Pic of my boat for reference
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by PaulK
Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Hull card received!
Replies: 7
Views: 2996

Hull card received!

Hi All, I received my package from the mariners museum today. VERY INTERESTING! There were a couple of very custom things on my boat according to hull card. These included Teak decks and black hull paint. However, my hull number sk-30-207 indicates a semi enclosed and mine is an express cruiser this...
by PaulK
Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:44 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Early Sea Skiff Transom Plank Replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 1205

Early Sea Skiff Transom Plank Replacement

Hi All, So I am getting into my ?1956? 30' skiff. One thing that I knew was that one of the planks on the transom was rotted because of a lousy swim platform install. So I started removing the plank last night. Now, I am a professional woodworker so fitting a nice new plank of mahogany to go where t...
by PaulK
Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: 1956 30' Sea Skiff Cabin Cruiser Restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 5626

Re: 1956 30' Sea Skiff Cabin Cruiser Restoration

Thanks for the info Frank....I cannot wait to get the hull card!
by PaulK
Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:58 am
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: 1956 30' Sea Skiff Cabin Cruiser Restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 5626

Re: 1956 30' Sea Skiff Cabin Cruiser Restoration

I found my Hull Number (i think)!

It was on the starboard engine stringer aft of the engine just like it is supposed to be....I just never looked that far back. Right there plain as day.

SK 30 207

I am going to send away for my Hull Card.

Does this tell any of you guys anything?

Thanks

Paul
by PaulK
Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: 1956 30' Sea Skiff Cabin Cruiser Restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 5626

Re: 1956 30' Sea Skiff Cabin Cruiser Restoration

Jim, That is really interesting.....so maybe someone raised the deck or it is not a '55 or '56 (I am going to scour around that area for the hull number!) That also explains a bit of another thing I have been thinking about...I am 6'2" and standing at the helm look directly at the wiper motor and to...
by PaulK
Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:17 am
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: 1956 30' Sea Skiff Cabin Cruiser Restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 5626

Re: 1956 30' Sea Skiff Cabin Cruiser Restoration

Grant and Jim, Thank you for the detailed replies and the compliments! As soon as I saw her I had to buy her! Just about everyone thinks I am crazy for buying and restoring a wood boat so it is nice to hear from people who have the same disorder! It is interesting because the paperwork I have some s...
by PaulK
Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1956 30' Sea Skiff Boarding Ladder
Replies: 7
Views: 3039

Re: 1956 30' Sea Skiff Boarding Ladder

Thank you to everyone who posted for the info and compliments. Much appreciated. I will keep the forum update as to my progress with lots of pictures!
by PaulK
Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1956 30' Sea Skiff Boarding Ladder
Replies: 7
Views: 3039

1956 30' Sea Skiff Boarding Ladder

Below is my first post that I posted in the Sea Skiff Enthusiast section. No response and that section seems a bit dead.....so I thought I would repost it here. Hi All, This is my first post as I am just starting a complete restoration of a 1956 30' Sea Skff Cabin Cruiser. Now that I have started I ...