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by williamjourdan
Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: tell me about your bottom - double plank :)
Replies: 8
Views: 5492

tell me about your bottom - double plank :)

So if there anyone here with a mid 60's or earlier Chris Craft wood cruiser?? If so, is your bottom original? How is it doing? How long do you expect it to last? How often do you haul it? Do you understand how the double planked bottom works? Can you explain it to me? Hard to believe water egress in...
by williamjourdan
Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: WILCOX-CRITTENDEN seacock
Replies: 2
Views: 1473

Re: Wilcox Critterdon Sea Cocks

Thanks. yes, they are very tight in the hull. I am researching them now trying to figure out how old they are.

Seems this forum is ether dead or mostly fast boats :)

but what I find odd is the 7/8 flange and jam nut seem wrong for Wilcox critterdon, they should be 15/16. Confused
by williamjourdan
Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: WILCOX-CRITTENDEN seacock
Replies: 2
Views: 1473

WILCOX-CRITTENDEN seacock

So does anyone still have them installed on a mid 60's cruiser? bronze 1 /14" sea cocks I believe 4 of mine are original, that would make them 50 years old. Is that a problem? I serviced forward sea cocks a few month back on the hard and they seemed good?? Did not have time to finish, had to get bac...
by williamjourdan
Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: new distribution and shore power
Replies: 4
Views: 1579

Re: new distribution and shore power

I'm having lightly tinted Cast Acrylic - Transparent Color cut for sliding doors, should look sweet. its about $400.00
by williamjourdan
Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: new distribution and shore power
Replies: 4
Views: 1579

Re: new distribution and shore power

Thanks much, I am proud of how it turned out. what a big difference in usability now too.
by williamjourdan
Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: new distribution and shore power
Replies: 4
Views: 1579

Re: new distribution and shore power

Out with the bad, in with the new.
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No GFI, no ground wire yet, soon. :)
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by williamjourdan
Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: new distribution and shore power
Replies: 4
Views: 1579

new distribution and shore power

Here my new electrical panel for Panacea
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Here's the old one
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Fuses
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by williamjourdan
Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Cabin sliding door - difficult to open
Replies: 6
Views: 2288

Re: Cabin sliding door - difficult to open

Here are a couple pictures
by williamjourdan
Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Cabin sliding door - difficult to open
Replies: 6
Views: 2288

Re: Cabin sliding door - difficult to open

So... I guess I did not try hard enough to remove the door. If you open it "ALL" the way it does pop right out.

It's a big heavy door, the brass rails are worn out.

So the question is do I have to fabricate new ones or can they be bought and where?
by williamjourdan
Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Cabin sliding door - difficult to open
Replies: 6
Views: 2288

Re: Cabin sliding door - difficult to open

Thank you for your reply. Thankfully my door is still square with things but it's possible the track has tilted in a bit. It has worn down the screw heads that hold the metal rail in place. I'll look at the top trim piece, I think this may be what needs to come loose to remove the door. I'll post up...
by williamjourdan
Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Cabin sliding door - difficult to open
Replies: 6
Views: 2288

Cabin sliding door - difficult to open

Hello, On my 1965 38 Chris Craft Challenger it has a sliding door. The door rests on a brass colored metal strip. I would like to remove the door and clean the slide and inspect door slide. When I lift up on the door it does not clear the door slide, is there a trick? Lubricating this runner will ma...