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by JesusVilla90
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Cleaning aluminium Glenwood square exhaust logs
Replies: 1
Views: 756

Cleaning aluminium Glenwood square exhaust logs

Pretty much like the title says. Anyone know of what I can use to help clean the inside built up carbon while also nothing hurting the outside aluminium on my square Glenwood exhaust?
by JesusVilla90
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.
Replies: 42
Views: 9126

Re: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.

Thank You! I have never wanted summer to come so fast. I am very excited to take the boat out next summer!
by JesusVilla90
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.
Replies: 42
Views: 9126

Re: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.

Thanks everyone. Pepe was thrilled to see his boat refinished. It exceeded his expectations, he loved it. I was super proud to have his approval. I gave him the honor of the first drive. After all it may be my boat but it will always be his.
by JesusVilla90
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.
Replies: 42
Views: 9126

Re: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.

Well it's done, a lot of long nights. We started mid May. Going to do the big reveal on Wednesday to Meme and Pepe ( my wife's grandma and grandpa who gifted us the boat). Super excited to take it out. Thanks again to all for the encouragement and advice! Here is a few photo's to enjoy.
by JesusVilla90
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Problem varnishing over deck seams
Replies: 4
Views: 1757

Re: Problem varnishing over deck seams

Came do to the root of my problem another novice lesson learned. I ordered the wrong version of boat life life caulk. The tube looks identical. But I ordered boatlife 1170 when I needed to get boatlife 1033. 1170 is polyurethane/silicone caulk. Live and you learn. So I just started to remove the sea...
by JesusVilla90
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Problem varnishing over deck seams
Replies: 4
Views: 1757

Re: Problem varnishing over deck seams

Give the seams themselves a light sanding? I have red scotch bright and some various grits of sand paper. What would you recommend?
by JesusVilla90
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Problem varnishing over deck seams
Replies: 4
Views: 1757

Problem varnishing over deck seams

We are applying the first of three final coats of varnish on the deck. The varnish seems to puddle up in the deck seams. Any advice would be appreciated. Epifanes high gloss clear varnish. Full strength not thinned. Seams are the one part boat life.
by JesusVilla90
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.
Replies: 42
Views: 9126

Re: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.

Thank you, getting ready to apply the seams this weekend. I'll be doing coat number 8 tonight.
by JesusVilla90
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.
Replies: 42
Views: 9126

Re: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.

4th coat of varnish. Slowly getting there.
by JesusVilla90
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.
Replies: 42
Views: 9126

Re: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.

Wife and I stained the Continental yesterday. Took approximately 6 hours. We both are super happy with the color. My wife's grandfather Pepe is really excited, told me that people (his kids and friends have been following my progress via Facebook) are telling him he gave the boat to the right person...
by JesusVilla90
Tue May 30, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.
Replies: 42
Views: 9126

Re: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.

Thank you for your reply. I have been doing a ton of research and reading. What I'm finding with stain, sealer and varnish is what I found when I purchased my welder. Buy quality but everyone likes a different brand. I haven't come across anything that says it isn't compatible. It seems a lot of fol...
by JesusVilla90
Tue May 30, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.
Replies: 42
Views: 9126

Re: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.

Hello everyone, thanks for all the replies. I have since removed the boat off the trailer and onto a dolly. I have already removed all trim pieces as well as stripped the entire boat of its finish. I have also sanded down with 80 grit and have bleached the entire boat once. I will be bleaching once ...
by JesusVilla90
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.
Replies: 42
Views: 9126

Re: Complete & Proper way to refinish 62 Continental Runabou

How do I find out what the hull numbers (CL-18-0885) mean and how to obtain an original build sheet.
by JesusVilla90
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.
Replies: 42
Views: 9126

Re: Complete & Proper way to refinish 62 Continental Runabou

Anyone happen to know where I can look around the boat to find some sort of hull i.d. number ?
by JesusVilla90
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.
Replies: 42
Views: 9126

Re: Complete & Proper way to refinish 62 Continental Runabou

Going back over there tomorrow (Saturday). Hopefully it's not raining out here in Washington. I'll mention what yall have said to him and see if it rings a bell. He was telling me alot of people consider it a no no. I plan on using stain, sealer, varnish. From what I'm finding is I like a little dar...
by JesusVilla90
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.
Replies: 42
Views: 9126

Re: Complete & Proper way to refinish 62 Continental Runabou

So I wasn't able to take photos today. But I was able to talk to Pepe about the boat over dinner. He has owned the boat since 1972-1973. He got the boat from a friend who worked at a century dealership. The first owner traded it into the dealer to buy a new century fiberglass boat. The guy got $1200...
by JesusVilla90
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.
Replies: 42
Views: 9126

Re: Complete & Proper way to refinish 62 Continental Runabou

Will do, I'm excited to start this. Got to get my Jeep out of the garage. Currently on my way to go look at the boat and talk to Pepe. I know it has a crate chevy 350 in it.
by JesusVilla90
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.
Replies: 42
Views: 9126

Re: Complete & Proper way to refinish 62 Continental Runabou

I'll be sure to look into those clubs Kjhoffman. Thanks for the encouragement. I can't wait to start. Hopefully Tuesday I can bring her home and take some more pictures and post them. Got a lot of reading to do.
by JesusVilla90
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.
Replies: 42
Views: 9126

Re: Complete & Proper way to refinish 62 Continental Runabou

I appreciate the encouragement Terry. Thanks for the contacts and info maritimeclassics. I'll be sure to contact them. I found Don Danenberg second book at a local library. Will be checking that out. My father in law has his first book, will be reading both.
by JesusVilla90
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.
Replies: 42
Views: 9126

Re: Complete & Proper way to refinish 62 Continental Runabou

Thanks Mark, I am so excited to become a Chris Craft owner. I haven't been this excited since I started building my Jeep. I've always have loved wood working and wood boats. I am nervous as I want to make the Ole man proud and comftable knowing I have one of his prize possession.
by JesusVilla90
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.
Replies: 42
Views: 9126

Re: Complete & Proper way to refinish 62 Continental Runabou

I'll be storing it in my garage, I have my Jeep on jack stands doing some upgrades. It will be out of the garage this weekend and the boat will takes its place. I enjoy working on things and the reward that comes with it.
by JesusVilla90
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.
Replies: 42
Views: 9126

Re: Complete & Proper way to refinish 62 Continental Runabou

I appreciate the info maritimeclassics. I am located in Graham,was just outside of Joint base Lewis-McCord, wa. Anything I can do to start preparing myself to under take this would be awesome. Last thing I want to do is mess up badly.
by JesusVilla90
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.
Replies: 42
Views: 9126

Re: Complete & Proper way to refinish 62 Continental Runabou

Thanks for thr reply Joanroy. I was in the middle of the grocery store when he called me. It was the last thing I ever expected. Usually he calls and asked if I can do somethings for them around the house. So when he started talking about his boat I figured he just wanted me to store it in my garage...
by JesusVilla90
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.
Replies: 42
Views: 9126

Re: Complete & Proper way to refinish 62 Continental Runabou

Thanks for the reply Tom, I will look into the book. I want to learn how to properly refinish it so I can take care of it right. Get an understanding on the maintenance required. I have always been a DIY type of guy. My wife's grandfather (Pepe) has a great share of knowledge with various styles of ...
by JesusVilla90
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.
Replies: 42
Views: 9126

Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.

How is it going everyone? New member here, I've done a little bit of searching on this subject. I am being gifted a 1962 continental runabout from my wife's grandfather. He has taken very good care of the boat since he's owned it. It has been sitting covered and under a temp storage outside for abou...