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by truenorth01
Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Finding the original color
Replies: 4
Views: 1852

Re: Finding the original color

It seems like the majority of Skiff I have seen are white. I feel it is important to preserve mine as it was in white. The other colors almost appear to have been a special order because the are so few. My hull is SK - 18 - 414. Nothing on my hull card indicates exterior color. My Father's hull numb...
by truenorth01
Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Salisbury MD factory worker
Replies: 1
Views: 1821

Salisbury MD factory worker

Well, after too long I was able to get back to work on my 18 Sea Skiff. I had my self stuffed into the forward locker tracing the choke cable to the back side of the dash. My flashlight revealed some writing on the underside of the deck plywood. I snapped a picture of it with my phone. When I expand...
by truenorth01
Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: 1956 sea skiff
Replies: 4
Views: 2045

Re: 1956 sea skiff

You could sell it to me since I am doing my fifty six eighteen back to period correct.

Let me know ore about plz.

Mark
by truenorth01
Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Lapstrake plank replacement resources
Replies: 3
Views: 2137

Re: Lapstrake plank replacement resources

I found "How to Restore Your Wooden Runabout" Are you saying that "The Complete Wooden Boat Restoration Guide" will have dedicated chapter (s) on Lapstrake?

Mark
by truenorth01
Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Lapstrake plank replacement resources
Replies: 3
Views: 2137

Lapstrake plank replacement resources

I have recently checked out the Dannenburg book from a public library. In my review I found it to particularly scant on the subject of Lapstrake. To expand my knowledge on the subject I am looking for additional written material. I see some one on Amazon from Peter Spectre. Has anyone seen this book...
by truenorth01
Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Family Connections On the Water
Replies: 8
Views: 2847

Re: Family Connections On the Water

What a great story. Boating, the people you meet and the restoration process is definitely a journey that never ends........its ever evolving.

Mark
truenorth01
by truenorth01
Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Paint colors
Replies: 3
Views: 2351

Re: Paint colors

Hello fellow Skiff Owner, I see your post on being a new member. Congrats! I own Sk-18-414. I have been searching for my fathers 1956 18' skiff Sk-18-398 which was green on the hull color for many years. Do you know your hull number stamping? Lots of great information here to be absorbed. Can't wait...
by truenorth01
Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Garage heat sadness
Replies: 8
Views: 2332

Re: Garage heat sadness

The more you dig into a situation the more you find. Its never as easy as we hope it will be. When it comes to this garage nothing has been easy. The previous owner of this home and garage was never big on keeping things functioning as they could or should. It took me three years to gut the place ou...
by truenorth01
Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Garage heat sadness
Replies: 8
Views: 2332

Re: Garage heat sadness

Thanks All. Thats good news. The Farenheat seems to be getting good reviews. It will just be a more direct and cheaper fix to my heat shortage. Always better to hear from people having similiar experiences. The last two winters have been really tough to get things done in the garage. Mark S truenort...
by truenorth01
Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Garage heat sadness
Replies: 8
Views: 2332

Garage heat sadness

I know this is off topic from restoration work but I can not restore if I can not keep the garage comfortable. So here is my question. Does anyone out there have a Farenheat 5000 garage heater installed in their garage? The Home Depot has all the technical specifications on this unit on their websit...
by truenorth01
Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Nice Kodachromes from the way-back machine!
Replies: 6
Views: 3388

Re: Nice Kodachromes from the way-back machine!

Hey thanks for posting those pix. The first one looks like it should be made into a post card. Wow.

The second shot is unique too. The aluminum beer keg in the smaller boat is a nice touch :)

Do you know if Denny was black as the original color?

Mark S.
truenorth01
Sk-18-414
by truenorth01
Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: 18 Sea skiff 1956 component color schemes
Replies: 3
Views: 2259

Re: 18 Sea skiff 1956 component color schemes

Thanks for the brochure image Grant, it gives me a solid point of reference on those side boxes. I will scrape off some layers on the steering column and see what I get at the bottom layer. I figure stripping the varnish on those lids will give me a good idea as to how hard the rest of the interior ...
by truenorth01
Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Dry storage shrinkage
Replies: 13
Views: 3963

Re: Dry storage shrinkage

Yes my wife and I have been members there for 14 years. Please send me a side picture of the boat and give me the M C number and I will see if I recognize it. We have several Woodies currently inthe club and its a large place with a sizeable membership so if I dont have intel for you maybe one of my...
by truenorth01
Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Dry storage shrinkage
Replies: 13
Views: 3963

Re: Dry storage shrinkage

Question. I see FYC on the transom. Is that Ford Yacht Club in Grosse Ile MI ? Just curious.

Mark S.
by truenorth01
Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Hull card mystery
Replies: 11
Views: 4544

Re: Hull card mystery

Thanks so much to all for the great information. Looks like I need to get the whole information package on both hulls from the CC museum. Please keep your eyes and ears open for SK - 18 - 398. If anyone has some pull with the Michigan Secretary of State and can get some inside intelligence the regis...
by truenorth01
Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: 18 Sea skiff 1956 component color schemes
Replies: 3
Views: 2259

18 Sea skiff 1956 component color schemes

I was hoping for some feed back from fellow Skiff owners. I have a few small projects on my skiff that can be done this winter. First is the steering wheel and column with steering gear box. I can tell from the majority of photos I have seen that the steering wheel is period correct when "almond" or...
by truenorth01
Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1949 sportman boarding/swim platform
Replies: 3
Views: 1739

Re: 1949 sportman boarding/swim platform

Well there is a fantastic ccmpany i have used on my SeaRay Amberjack fiberglass boat on three different occasions when substituting teak. Their name is Plasteak. If i am visualizing what you want to do they are worth a look/contact. They have a good website and you can visit them at the Cleveland Oh...
by truenorth01
Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Hull card mystery
Replies: 11
Views: 4544

Re: Hull card mystery

I went back to the Hull card information and compared the B S O numbers. My Dads old boat was E-7088. My current boat is E-7096. Dads boat hand written date for shipping is 6-1-54 mine is 5-5-56. Based on the B S O numbers I am partial to the theory the guy in the shipping department was having a se...
by truenorth01
Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Hull card mystery
Replies: 11
Views: 4544

Hull card mystery

In the quest for the whereabouts of my Fathers old skiff SK-18-398 I ended up buying Sk-18-414. I recieved Hull cards on both boats. In the corner where it shows where the boat was delivered to there are hand written dates My boat 414 has a 1956 date of delivery. My Dads hull number 398 has a hand w...
by truenorth01
Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Hull card mystery
Replies: 0
Views: 1638

Hull card mystery

In the quest for the whereabouts of my Fathers old skiff SK-18-398 I ended up buying Sk-18-414. I recieved Hull cards on both boats. In the corner where it shows where the boat was delivered to there are hand written dates My boat 414 has a 1956 date of delivery. My Dads hull number 398 has a hand w...
by truenorth01
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Research Related
Topic: Looking for old family Sea Skiff
Replies: 1
Views: 2856

Looking for old family Sea Skiff

I am looking for any potential leads as to whereabouts of my Fatherrs old Sea Skiff. He had restored many Sea Skiffs back in the 70's and 80's but this one held a special place with my Brother and I. The Skiff hull number is SK-18-398. At the time it was sold the hull color was a deep green color an...
by truenorth01
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Research Related
Topic: Looking for old family Sea Skiff
Replies: 0
Views: 1374

Looking for old family Sea Skiff

I am looking for any potential leads as to whereabouts of my Fatherrs old Sea Skiff. He had restored many Sea Skiffs back in the 70's and 80's but this one held a special place with my Brother and I. The Skiff hull number is SK-18-398. At the time it was sold the hull color was a deep green color an...
by truenorth01
Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Open Bow Conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 2290

Re: Open Bow Conversion

Well anything can be done. I hope you have considered the "if it should be done". I am a big fan of leaving old boats and cars Period Correct. If you do push forward you will need to leave the bulk head in place. More specifically replacing it with a step thru type. Think upside down horse shoe. The...
by truenorth01
Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: New Skiff in the neighborhood
Replies: 0
Views: 1562

New Skiff in the neighborhood

Hello all. I just wanted introduce myself here in the Skiff forum. I am Mark Saunders from Michigan and the new Caretaker of SK-18-414. I picked her up at the middle of October in St Clair MI. The Skiff is an older restoration and so far checks out to be very structurally solid. I cut my boating tee...
by truenorth01
Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: New Skiff in the neighborhood
Replies: 2
Views: 2011

New Skiff in the neighborhood

Hello all. I just wanted introduce myself here in the Skiff forum. I am Mark Saunders from Michigan and the new Caretaker of SK-18-414. I picked her up at the middle of October in St Clair MI. The Skiff is an older restoration and so far checks out to be very structurally solid. I cut my boating tee...