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by kiitos
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Side plank seam repair
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Side plank seam repair

Check the carriage bolts that fasten the frames to the chines. You can do this from the bilge by trying to tighten the nuts. If the nuts seem to tighten the carriage bolts are okay but if they seem to spin the carriage bolts are broken and need to be replaced. Since most of these bolts are below the...
by kiitos
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: K engine distributor shaft and oil pump
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: K engine distributor shaft and oil pump

Jim. Thanks for the rescue on that misinformation I gave. I'll spend the night in the anchor locker for my penance.
by kiitos
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: K engine distributor shaft and oil pump
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: K engine distributor shaft and oil pump

The lower end of the distributor should have a flat blade that is milled into the round shaft. The top of the oil pump has a slot that accepts the blade. The connection is a slip fit.
by kiitos
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: K Engine 12V Rewire
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: K Engine 12V Rewire

John: I can't help on your ammeter question but for fusing you only need to fuse accessories. Such as bilge pump, blower if you have one, navigation lights, spot light, etc. Don't fuse leads from the generator/regulator or horn. You should have a water temp gauge that starts at 100 degrees unless yo...
by kiitos
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1962 CC Skier - New to Me
Replies: 9
Views: 415

Re: 1962 CC Skier - New to Me

Be very careful on how much water you put in the boat before launching. A little at a time is okay to keep the bottom wet. But too much water could pull the bottom planks away from the frames.
by kiitos
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Scuff sand CPES before varnish?
Replies: 3
Views: 1152

Re: Scuff sand CPES before varnish?

It is my opinion that you should sand between coats but I would start by sanding with a scotch bright pad. I find the burgundy color is best. Use that for at least the first 5 coats. Don't "sand to snow" or "white-out" as some people call it, until you get about 10 coats on or you risk sanding throu...
by kiitos
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Marine plywood
Replies: 4
Views: 1176

Re: Marine plywood

If you are going to paint or upholster the motor box you can buy 1088 marine grade plywood at Public Lumber on Seven Mile Rd. in Detroit. They won't have a mahogany veneer but carry other veneers.
Mike
by kiitos
Mon May 27, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: ZENITH CARB LEAKING
Replies: 4
Views: 1144

Re: ZENITH CARB LEAKING

If I recall correctly there is a hex head nut that holds the packing washer in place. If there is very little resistance when turning the adjusting screw try tightening the nut. It should tighten the packing against the shaft of the adjusting screw and eliminate the leak. If that does not work I ima...
by kiitos
Sun May 06, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: Gas tank question
Replies: 5
Views: 3205

Re: Gas tank question

If I am not mistaken a drain in the bottom of the tank is against Coast Guard Regs.
by kiitos
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Removal of a broken engine plate drive screw
Replies: 7
Views: 2751

Re: Removal of a broken engine plate drive screw

If the broken pin is below the surface you can use a drilling tool made for drilling in the center hatch bindings and hinges. This tool is a "must have" if you are drilling piano hinges for engine covers or hatch bindings. If the broken pin is above the surface you could make a jig plate with a hole...
by kiitos
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Adhesive for linoleum
Replies: 4
Views: 2616

Re: Adhesive for linoleum

My suggestion would be to use the product that the linoleum manufacturer recommends. I used Forbo Marmoleum on two restorations and the company that sold it also sold the adhesive.
Mike
by kiitos
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1947 Blue Tolex
Replies: 1
Views: 1338

Re: 1947 Blue Tolex

A couple year ago I restored a 1948 U22 #1216. The hull card read Blue Tolex and the linoleum was gray marble. When I purchased the boat the interior was red and the flooring was red indoor/outdoor carpeting. I needed to repair a piece of the mahogany in the rear seat back. When I disassembled the s...
by kiitos
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Kapok Cushions & Spring Sets
Replies: 4
Views: 2346

Re: Kapok Cushions & Spring Sets

The "loose" cushions are gone. I stated they were original based on the fact that they still had the US Deptartment of Commerce approved tags for flotation. The base cushions or spring sets still had the cotton covers stamped with Motor City Spring Company and the hull number. I still have the sprin...
by kiitos
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Kapok Cushions & Spring Sets
Replies: 4
Views: 2346

Kapok Cushions & Spring Sets

I have completed the leather interior in my 1949 25' Sportsman with twin engines. I decided to not use the original springs nor the kapok bags that are in the loosee cushions on top of the base cushions. The leather cushions are cracked and torn but the kapok bags seems to be intact. I am wondering ...
by kiitos
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1/2 round and stuffing
Replies: 5
Views: 2607

Re: 1/2 round and stuffing

I think you will need to be more specific with the items you are looking for. Give the year, model and length of your boat.
by kiitos
Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Coast Guard Tag
Replies: 0
Views: 1415

Coast Guard Tag

Does anyone have a source for "Approved Flotation Device" cushion tags such as the one in the photo. I have searched the archives and found discussions on the subject but have been unable to come up with a source. Jack Mayeaux no longer can supply them. I wrote to Stanley Marshall but did not receiv...
by kiitos
Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Shipping a cruiser overseas
Replies: 6
Views: 2423

Re: Shipping a cruiser overseas

If the beam is under 8' you can probably fit the boat in a 40' container. That Would be the safest and least expensive way to transport it. Dockwise would be very expensive. Deck cargo may require a steel cradle so they can weld the cradle to the deck.
Mike
by kiitos
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Statutory Plated Screws
Replies: 0
Views: 1282

Statutory Plated Screws

Other than Classic Boat Connection and Top Notch Fastnings does anyone know of other suppliers of statutory plated screws? Specifically I am looking for a source for #6 x 1"statutory plated stainless steel self tapping screws or wood screws.

Thanks.
Mike
by kiitos
Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:24 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Fuel Gauge Reads Half Full
Replies: 10
Views: 3823

Re: Fuel Gauge Reads Half Full

Sending Unit was not the culprit afterall. Mark Clawson sent me a new sending unit that I fortunately tested before going through the headache of installing in the tank. The gauge then read 3/8 at empty to full. The opposite of the original problem. Mark offered to let me return the sender for credi...
by kiitos
Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:18 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: U22 Sounds Like A Fog Horn
Replies: 6
Views: 1409

Re: U22 Sounds Like A Fog Horn

Gentlemen:

Thanks you for the suggestions. I will post the solution once I get it resolved.

Mike
by kiitos
Tue May 31, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: U22 Sounds Like A Fog Horn
Replies: 6
Views: 1409

U22 Sounds Like A Fog Horn

I have a '48 U22 with a 1" prop shaft and a K engine. At idle and through about 1100 RPMs running in gear the boat runs very smooth and normal. Any higher RPMs in gear there is a sound coming out of the bilge reminiscent of a fog horn. The prop has been reworked and the engine is in perfect alignmen...
by kiitos
Fri May 27, 2016 5:43 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Help staighten cast brass windsheid
Replies: 9
Views: 2606

Re: Help staighten cast brass windsheid

I suggest you consult a company that specializes in straightening. They have experience in straightening the various metals as well as the jigs required to hold the parts during the straightening process. I would ask them how much experience they have with brass castings. Good Luck!
Mike
by kiitos
Wed May 25, 2016 5:59 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Fuel Gauge Reads Half Full
Replies: 10
Views: 3823

Re: Fuel Gauge Reads Half Full

Sending Unit is the culprit. It was Mark Clawson to the rescue. I was very impressed with his response. He answered my inquiry in just a couple hours with a very indepth analysis on how the system works and what it takes to resolve the problem. The sending unit that my Chris Craft gauges use require...
by kiitos
Mon May 23, 2016 5:43 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Fuel Gauge Reads Half Full
Replies: 10
Views: 3823

Re: Fuel Gauge Reads Half Full

Ward, Mark & Jim: Thanks for your input. The first new sender I purchased was from Rayco Tanks. Under the former ownership of Rayco I had a tank built for the '47 17' Deluxe Runabout that I was restoring. The fuel gauge had been rebuilt by Dale K. Everything worked perfectly. This boat is a '48 22' ...
by kiitos
Sun May 22, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Fuel Gauge Reads Half Full
Replies: 10
Views: 3823

Fuel Gauge Reads Half Full

The boat is a 1948 U22. The fuel gauge reads only half full with the tank filled. The fuel tank sending unit is new. Actually I have tried two new senders made by two manufacturers. The senders are 33 ohm - 240 ohm, 12 volt. The sender has full motion in the tank. The fuel gauge was restored two yea...
by kiitos
Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Registration numbers under varnish need changing
Replies: 29
Views: 6187

Re: Registration numbers under varnish need changing

I am the previous owner of the17' Deluxe Runabout. The registration numbers are under approximately 6-8 coats of varnish. The numbers were produced by a vinyl graphics company. They are only a couple years old and would not have any UV "shadow" as the boat was seldom in the sun for prolonged periods...
by kiitos
Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:42 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Deluxe correct rubber floor?
Replies: 5
Views: 2082

Re: Deluxe correct rubber floor?

Black, ribbed rubber floor was in my '47 Dluxe Runabout.