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by JacobErdey
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1947-54 U18 Rudder
Replies: 1
Views: 52

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: 1
Views: 132

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: 235

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: 429

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: 429

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: 429

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: 627

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: 537

Re: Graymarine 120 conversion

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/3?ui=2&ik=0543b30340&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-f:1641673239766455080&th=16c8651d158b5328&view=att&disp=safe https://mail.google.com/mail/u/3?ui=2&ik=0543b30340&attid=0.2&permmsgid=msg-f:1641673239766455080&th=16c8651d158b5328&view=att&disp=safe https://mail.google.com/m...
by JacobErdey
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Graymarine 120 conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 537

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: 537

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: 537

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: 537

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: 554

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: 530

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: 1776

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: 1776

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: 1198

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: 1198

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: 957

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: 957

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 ...
by JacobErdey
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Best caulk to use to fill chine trim gap?
Replies: 5
Views: 1017

Re: Best caulk to use to fill chine trim gap?

Good point. I'll let the small gaps drain and dry. Anyone know about how much Pettit 1959 Copper Bronze I need to finish the bottom of an 18' Utility? One quart? Two Quarts? Not trying to be too up tight, but also don't need $70 quart-sized paper weights laying around the shed either :lol:
by JacobErdey
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Best caulk to use to fill chine trim gap?
Replies: 5
Views: 1017

Best caulk to use to fill chine trim gap?

Alright, so i have everything from the water line down bedded in 5200. Good excess squeeze out between all bottom planks. But I stayed slightly conservative when bedding the chine trim, because at the bow the chine trim runs up into the stained/varnished area above the water line and I didn't want t...
by JacobErdey
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Z Spar or Epifanes Varnish?
Replies: 13
Views: 6002

Re: Z Spar or Epifanes Varnish?

Well, here's an old thread for me to revitalize and get the boating community heated about different opinions :lol: So, as I approach the varnishing stage of my project, I can't help but start imagining this beauty once she's all varnished up and ready for the water, but for the life of me I can't d...
by JacobErdey
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: installing new sideplanks
Replies: 15
Views: 3730

Re: installing new sideplanks

Alright, thanks for all the input. Another question I have now (as I have started the fitting process on the side planks), does anyone have any advice on any sort of seam filler or putty to use that will accept stain or blend in right? I think I've got the planks fit about as good as can be expected...
by JacobErdey
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: installing new sideplanks
Replies: 15
Views: 3730

Re: installing new sideplanks

Alright I wont put anything between the seams; being in south Louisiana, I know the humidity will take a toll on this thing. "Wood absolutely has to move and will always expand and contract no matter what" and "fit planking according to moisture content" are nice ways to state a nightmare I've had f...
by JacobErdey
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: installing new sideplanks
Replies: 15
Views: 3730

Re: installing new sideplanks

Alright, so I know I need to apply 5200 or a bedding compound to the vertical frames and horizontal battens to "bed" the side planks on, but what do I put between the actual seams of each plank? Obviously I will fit them as tight as possible to show no gap, but I feel like over time the seam will mo...
by JacobErdey
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Water based varnish, anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 1104

Water based varnish, anyone?

So, I'm approaching the staining and varnishing segment of this restoration project, and have some curiosities. This very well may be a stupid question, but I've heard a lot of great things about these new water based varnishes/spar urethane's, etc. So my question is two-fold. 1. Would any of these ...
by JacobErdey
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 5gallon pail of 5200
Replies: 6
Views: 2193

Re: 5gallon pail of 5200

Great to know. I'll stick to the tubes. Thanks!
by JacobErdey
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 5gallon pail of 5200
Replies: 6
Views: 2193

5gallon pail of 5200

So, I noticed that Jamestown Distributors offers a 5 gallon pail of 5200 for $680. Which, according to my volume calculations, 5gal=65tubes=5.5cases=$990ish, so the discount is quite significant. I know I'll be using at least that much when I do the 5200 bottom. And I know I'll have to keep a plasti...
by JacobErdey
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Fitting Bottom Planks
Replies: 2
Views: 1226

Re: Fitting Bottom Planks

Alrighty, that's exactly the direction I was looking for. Thanks as always, sir.