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by JacobErdey
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Boot Stripe Colors
Replies: 9
Views: 2371

Re: Boot Stripe Colors

Looks like a good time to revive this thread also. Anyone know the proper boot stripe width and color for a 1947-54 U18??
by JacobErdey
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1949 sportman boarding/swim platform
Replies: 4
Views: 2233

Re: 1949 sportman boarding/swim platform

Hey guys, just wanted to revive this thread in case anyone has any more info on this subject? I have an 18' Sportsman I'd like to add a removable swim platform to and I'm trying to figure out my options. My first thought was just two main anchor points to bolt through the transom, and eventually if ...
by JacobErdey
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Making new Toe Rails 1949 u22
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: Making new Toe Rails 1949 u22

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by JacobErdey
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Making new Toe Rails 1949 u22
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: Making new Toe Rails 1949 u22

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by JacobErdey
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Making new Toe Rails 1949 u22
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: Making new Toe Rails 1949 u22

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by JacobErdey
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Making new Toe Rails 1949 u22
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: Making new Toe Rails 1949 u22

I had to make new toerails for my 1950 U18. Wasn't any fun and spent more time thinking about it than it took to execute like most of the rest of the boat. But basically all I did was make some very rough shape patterns off the old rotten ones I took off, laminated some thick pieces to cut the flat ...
by JacobErdey
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Different varnishes on same boat?
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Re: Different varnishes on same boat?

I only ended up doing one coat of Epifanes over my previously scuffed base of 6 coats Captains Saturday. The weather was not cooperating with me Sunday to do a second round. But all signs point to the adhesion and cure of the Epifanes do be progressing just fine as you'd expect. Nothing strange pres...
by JacobErdey
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Different varnishes on same boat?
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Different varnishes on same boat?

Hey guys, I'm sure someone has done this before, just curious of any red flags that may make me steer clear. Basically I've done 6 coats of Captains 1015 on my boat, and have ordered more that hasn't come in yet, and I want to do two more coats this weekend. I have some Epifanes in my shop that I've...
by JacobErdey
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Deck Striping
Replies: 17
Views: 4190

Re: Deck Striping

Okay, perfect. Just curious though, any reason not to use white sikaflex? Instead of the mahogany. I just figured the white underneath would serve as somewhat of a fail-safe in the event of some issue with the striping on top. But that’s just pure speculation on my part
by JacobErdey
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Deck Striping
Replies: 17
Views: 4190

Re: Deck Striping

So I’m in the process of varnishing my U18. I plan on doing 20 coats of varnish, with sikaflex in the deck grooves, then pinstriping over them after varnishing. My question is, at what stage in the varnishing is the best time to sikaflex the grooves? Between coats 17-18, or sooner, or later??
by JacobErdey
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1947-54 U18 Rudder
Replies: 3
Views: 1018

1947-54 U18 Rudder

Anyone know if there's another rudder that will work for a 1950 U18? I know the original part number I need is Rudder #849, but haven't had much luck finding one. So I was just checking if there's another model close enough to use in its place? Or if anyone knows where I can find a #849 or a reprodu...
by JacobErdey
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Scuff sand CPES before varnish?
Replies: 3
Views: 889

Scuff sand CPES before varnish?

So I have my boat stained and sealed with CPES, now as I wait on that to cure, I'm trying to clear things up before varnish. 1. Am I supposed to scuff sand the cured CPES before I apply the first coat of varnish? Or just wipe with tack cloth or a rag with some solvent? 2. Once varnish starts going o...
by JacobErdey
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: CPES vs. Interlux 1026 sealer
Replies: 1
Views: 758

CPES vs. Interlux 1026 sealer

I'm sure there will be varying opinions on this, but what is the safest route to take to seal after staining? I had no hesitations in mind about applying CPES onto the stain as a sealer until I heard some stories of it occasionally seeping below the stain and causing somewhat of a bubbling effect. A...
by JacobErdey
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1950 U18 rub rail trim
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Re: 1950 U18 rub rail trim

Okay perfect, thanks guys
by JacobErdey
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1950 U18 rub rail trim
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Re: 1950 U18 rub rail trim

Understandable. The main issue I have at the moment is locating the correct trim in the first place. I also have an industrial supplier locally that I may be able to order the correct stock through to make the trim out of if necessary. I've seen many different shapes/sizes on the different CC models...
by JacobErdey
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1950 U18 rub rail trim
Replies: 6
Views: 941

1950 U18 rub rail trim

Anyone have a source for the stainless/chrome rub rail trim for an 18' Sportsman? Or at least a picture reference that I could try to get some to match? Also, if there is some known supplier, I will also need the chrome spray rail trim and the thin wide pieces that run from the rub rail down to the ...
by JacobErdey
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1950 U18 front seat framing
Replies: 0
Views: 1224

1950 U18 front seat framing

Hi there, anyone have the measurement between the top and bottom width of the step-through of the front seat of a 1947-54 U18? Or at least a picture reference? I cut out new frames to match the old rotten ones I’ve taken out, but it appears that they angle inward toward the top and wider at the base...
by JacobErdey
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Graymarine 120 conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 1018

Re: Graymarine 120 conversion

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by JacobErdey
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Graymarine 120 conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 1018

Re: Graymarine 120 conversion

No I'm not sure. I haven't contacted the Mariners Museum since they opened back up to get the hull card. It is hull number V-18-815 though according to the paperwork I got. Which the V seemed odd to me, but I guess I need to get in touch with the museum V means its a Caviler. They were Chris Crafts...
by JacobErdey
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Graymarine 120 conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 1018

Re: Graymarine 120 conversion

Plate on top of the transmission says it is Engine #H10573
Different stamped markings on the engine block : A600. 11-12-56. 75001. 75039
Stamped tag on the carburetor shows 12055B
by JacobErdey
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Graymarine 120 conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 1018

Re: Graymarine 120 conversion

No I'm not sure. I haven't contacted the Mariners Museum since they opened back up to get the hull card. It is hull number V-18-815 though according to the paperwork I got. Which the V seemed odd to me, but I guess I need to get in touch with the museum
by JacobErdey
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Graymarine 120 conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 1018

Graymarine 120 conversion

So, turns out the 1950 18 Chris-Craft Utility project I bought came with a 1956 Graymarine 120 sitting in the engine hole but no attempt had ever been made to hook it up. Currently working on getting the engine to run, which has proven to be pretty difficult because I cant seem to find any info at a...
by JacobErdey
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Stain color opinion?
Replies: 2
Views: 907

Stain color opinion?

Hello there, being an opinion question, I'm sure there will be a hundred different answers...but here goes. So from what I've gathered, the correct stain color for my 1950 18' Sportsman would be Interlux 573 Chris-Craft Mahogany. But as original as it may look, that color comes out a bit too bright ...
by JacobErdey
Wed May 01, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Paint inner hull sides?
Replies: 1
Views: 771

Paint inner hull sides?

I am about to paint my bilge with Sandusky mahogany bilge paint, and was wondering if there's any reason I shouldn't just go ahead and paint all of the interior (everything that will be covered with the ceilings and seats, etc) all the way up to the under sides of the gunnels? I can't imagine it wou...
by JacobErdey
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bed decks and covering boards?
Replies: 12
Views: 2453

Re: Bed decks and covering boards?

Yes I agree that it is fortunate we are able to restore these boats given they weren't all glued together originally. I did do a 5200 bottom on mine and bedded the sides (all new wood on almost every piece because I was completely green when starting this project and didn't realize that I was about ...
by JacobErdey
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bed decks and covering boards?
Replies: 12
Views: 2453

Bed decks and covering boards?

Haven't thought of it much up to this point, but I am about to start fitting the fore and aft decks and all covering boards (on my 1950 18' Utility) and was wondering if those just go on dry, or do those need to be bedded in 5200 just like everything else has been? Seems like something that could be...
by JacobErdey
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Cold weather varnishing
Replies: 7
Views: 1682

Re: Cold weather varnishing

Well I have no problem warming the building to 50-55 degrees for a few hours to apply the varnish, but over night the ambient temps will be dropping into the 30's, so I was wondering if those lows would damage the varnish before it cures in some way?
by JacobErdey
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Cold weather varnishing
Replies: 7
Views: 1682

Cold weather varnishing

As I approach the varnishing stage of my project, I am growing slightly concerned about the climate in which I will have for varnishing. I know Pettit says "Temps 50 degrees Fahrenheit and below will extend drying times considerably" which is obviously understandable, but just wanting to make sure t...
by JacobErdey
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Bottom paint dry time
Replies: 3
Views: 1331

Re: Bottom paint dry time

Temp will be 50-65. Humidity 80-85%
by JacobErdey
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Bottom paint dry time
Replies: 3
Views: 1331

Bottom paint dry time

I'm soon to be finishing the bottom of my boat with Pettit 1959 Hard Racing Copper Bronze. And I see the "to launch" curing times on the can (2-8 days) in regards to temperature and all. But I will be rolling it to put on stands or a dolly to work on all the brightwork, and was wondering how long I ...