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by North Woody
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Looking for Help Identifying Distributor Cap & Rotor
Replies: 5
Views: 913

Re: Looking for Help Identifying Distributor Cap & Rotor

Contact Jim at Fine Wood Boats, inc in Three Lakes 815-344-9663 Unless you know the NAPA Echlin part numbers specifically it's a real struggle getting a car parts store to help, which I learned early on. Easier to talk to someone who knows what your looking for and may even have NOS See www.finewoo...
by North Woody
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Unable to Post Pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 915

Re: Unable to Post Pictures

Hoping this works!
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by North Woody
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Looking for Help Identifying Distributor Cap & Rotor
Replies: 5
Views: 913

Re: Looking for Help Identifying Distributor Cap & Rotor

Good news/bad news: While I can again post pics I seem to only be able to post them upside down! Anyway, thanks for an help on identifying the cap & rotor I need.
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by North Woody
Mon May 25, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Unable to Post Pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 915

Unable to Post Pictures

Hey All, At some point over the last few months I have lost the ability to post pictures. When I “add a file”, I am able to add the photo file (I choose to use small or medium), but when I then preview my post, only the name of the file appears, but not the pic! Any suggestions for what I hope is us...
by North Woody
Fri May 22, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Looking for Help Identifying Distributor Cap & Rotor
Replies: 5
Views: 913

Looking for Help Identifying Distributor Cap & Rotor

I ran to Napa this morning to grab an extra cap and rotor for my 1952 ML engine but I came home empty handed. The guy at Napa was unable to identify the right unit, and all I had was a picture of my distributor (Auto-Lite 3W 4149A 6G). I tried to post pics of my distributor and engine plate if you g...
by North Woody
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Inside storage in Michigan
Replies: 37
Views: 14667

Re: Inside storage in Michigan

Well, our first winter with Lake Girl stored in our upper garage at the Lake up in Northern Wisconsin has gone pretty well ..... I kept the garage heated at just 45 degrees and I kept 2 baby pools full of water to keep the humidity levels to at least 55%. It’s up at 60% today, and the wood looks gre...
by North Woody
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: To Flush, or Pull the Plug
Replies: 18
Views: 6734

Re: To Flush, or Pull the Plug

I’m reviving this old thread as I have a newbie question for my first winterization of our 1936 19’ Runabout .... I’ve got a 1952 ML engine in my ‘36, and I pulled the four drain plugs to thoroughly drain everything for Lake Girl’s long winter slumber up in Northern Wisconsin. The drain plugs look a...
by North Woody
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Looking for Copies of Technical Drawings for My Runabout
Replies: 5
Views: 1598

Re: Looking for Copies of Technical Drawings for My Runabout

I got my CC drawings from the Mariner’s Museum today, and they are fabulous! While they didn’t have my exact boat, I got as close as I could with these two: A 19’ Double Cockpit Runabout drawn in Nov 1934 (signed “C Smith”!) and a 19’ Sport Runabout for the 1937 model year. The Double Cockpit drawin...
by North Woody
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Looking for Copies of Technical Drawings for My Runabout
Replies: 5
Views: 1598

Re: Looking for Copies of Technical Drawings for My Runabout

Thanks, it was a gift from one of my sons and is hanging on the wall at the office. I’ll frame the CC drawing and give it some company on my wall when I get it. Here is my ‘68 911L that it’s based on :) 19192F8B-B239-4A02-BE68-60224B875DBB.jpeg 7C486A7E-A65E-4792-B09B-581CA2D75B76.jpeg 240C0418-A499...
by North Woody
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Looking for Copies of Technical Drawings for My Runabout
Replies: 5
Views: 1598

Re: Looking for Copies of Technical Drawings for My Runabout

Thanks Jim. I spoke to them today an I ordered a few of the closest that they had to my '36 19" Runabout since they don't have the drawings for my specific boat. I ended up getting a top/trim drawing for a 1935 19' double cockpit Runabout and a deck arrangement & profile drawing of a 1935 18' single...
by North Woody
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Looking for Copies of Technical Drawings for My Runabout
Replies: 5
Views: 1598

Looking for Copies of Technical Drawings for My Runabout

Gents,

Is there a source for technical drawings for my 1936 Runabout? I’m just looking for a copy of the drawings to frame up and hang on my wall, similar to what I have for my 1968 Porsche 911.
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Anyone know of a good source for these for our CC’s?
by North Woody
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Boat Hoist Options for a 1936 19’ Runabout
Replies: 4
Views: 1657

Re: Boat Hoist Options for a 1936 19’ Runabout

here's a place to take it :D Thanks Jim, I wish I could get back up there this weekend but we just got back from 10 days in Eagle River and sadly I've had to return to reality and be at work here in Chicago :(. We're back up for Labor Day, though, so boating season isn't over yet! PS - Pine Isle is...
by North Woody
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Boat Hoist Options for a 1936 19’ Runabout
Replies: 4
Views: 1657

Re: Boat Hoist Options for a 1936 19’ Runabout

Closing out this thread, here are a few pics of the set up that we ended up with to accommodate both Lake Girl as well as our ski boat. I opted for the extended canopy to keep her out of harm’s way when we’re not up here and we crank both boats up when we leave (I dropped them both down just for the...
by North Woody
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1940 Deluxe stern pole length.
Replies: 31
Views: 10135

Re: 1940 Deluxe stern pole length.

OK, this weekend yielded both good news and bad news on this .... First, the GOOD News: The #4 x 3/8” round head brass screw is 100% the right screw for the job, and I was able to grab a a pack of 6 at Home Depot. While the screw didn’t seat perfectly all the way in (I suspected that the wood was a ...
by North Woody
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Looking for a Key Blank for my ‘36 Runabout
Replies: 8
Views: 1921

Re: Looking for a Key Blank for my ‘36 Runabout

Well, I finally remembered to take a picture of my key switch :). To my eye it looks like “98”, but it’s a bit hard to totally make it out. Here are a few pics to see if I’ve got the number right: B0C52065-7609-4A3D-935B-260216D10CAC.jpeg D8728DA4-A34F-45B1-A588-74D47446F918.jpeg E2A12B3C-C4F0-4CFB-...
by North Woody
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: starboard engine bay tray 41' 17 deluxe
Replies: 15
Views: 5191

Re: starboard engine bay tray 41' 17 deluxe

Fantastic, thanks Don. This gives me a project for the next few weeks :mrgreen:
by North Woody
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1940 Deluxe stern pole length.
Replies: 31
Views: 10135

Re: 1940 Deluxe stern pole length.

Yup, that makes a lot of sense. It is so close to fitting in that I kind of figured I may have to file it down a bit to get it to slide in easily. We're not back up until July 4th weekend so I'll pick up a few of the (correct) brass screws this week and a nice file to get this all sorted out that we...
by North Woody
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1940 Deluxe stern pole length.
Replies: 31
Views: 10135

Reviving this Pre-War Stern Flag Pole Thread ...

I’m trying to use search as my friend on this question, but I came up empty and this seemed the best starting place for my specific question: The stern flag pole on my 1936 19’ Runabout is missing the single “set screw” at the bottom of the pole that slides into the base. I understand that the corre...
by North Woody
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: starboard engine bay tray 41' 17 deluxe
Replies: 15
Views: 5191

Re: starboard engine bay tray 41' 17 deluxe

Super, thanks Don. I'll poke around the archives but if you don't mind shooting over the dimensions as well that would be great. Thanks again for the expert help :)
by North Woody
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: starboard engine bay tray 41' 17 deluxe
Replies: 15
Views: 5191

Reviving this 11-Year Old Thread ...

Gents, I’m looking for info on the battery and tool storage boxes on the pre-war Runabouts and I found this thread that I’m hoping I can revive for some help. I have neither a battery box nor a storage box in my 1936 19’ Runabout, but I’m also not sure if either of them were originally installed on ...
by North Woody
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Advice on trailer purchase
Replies: 9
Views: 2070

Re: Advice on trailer purchase

We have been working with Phoenix Trailers for many years and they custom build to order. I am putting a spring order in now and can quote you a new 4 bunk trailer if you PM me. see phoenixtrail.com for pictures. my email is [email protected].com thanks, steve +1 for Phoenix Trailers. I’ve got ...
by North Woody
Tue May 28, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Looking for a Key Blank for my ‘36 Runabout
Replies: 8
Views: 1921

Re: Looking for a Key Blank for my ‘36 Runabout

Super, thanks Jim. I missed this before we left the lake yesterday morning, so I'll have to take a look when we're back up there in 3 weeks. Thanks for the help and hopefully it matches something you've got!
by North Woody
Sun May 26, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Maiden Voyage-ish of Lake Girl
Replies: 7
Views: 1645

Re: Maiden Voyage-ish of Lake Girl

Thanks all, it’s certainly been an education, an exercise in humility and a complete kick in the pants all rolled into one! Since getting her on the water Thursday afternoon we’ve had her out a number of times, especially since it was absolutely beautiful yesterday up here in the North Woods. The da...
by North Woody
Sat May 25, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Looking for a Key Blank for my ‘36 Runabout
Replies: 8
Views: 1921

Looking for a Key Blank for my ‘36 Runabout

I’m hoping you guys can point me in the right direction on this one, as I’ve struck out finding a source on my own. I’m looking for additional keys for my 1936 CC 19’ Runabout as I only have a single key at the moment. The current key is stamped “ilco”, “Made in Canada”, with what looks like a refer...
by North Woody
Fri May 24, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Maiden Voyage-ish of Lake Girl
Replies: 7
Views: 1645

Maiden Voyage-ish of Lake Girl

Well, the day FINALLY arrived to pick up Lake Girl from Steve Bunda and bring her to her new home on Anvil Lake up in Northern Wisconsin. Steve and Laurie had owned and loved her for the last ~20 years and taken fabulous care of her, and after seeing her last August we agreed to take over stewardshi...
by North Woody
Mon May 20, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Newbie Looking for Chris Craft Services in Northern Wisconsin
Replies: 18
Views: 6289

Re: Newbie Looking for Chris Craft Services in Northern Wisconsin

Thanks Don, I’m going to try as we missed last year’s Boat the Blue. In the meantime, here are a few photos now that we’ve reinstalled everything, put on the new CC decals on the side, and finally getting Lake Girl her transom updated :). Steve is gonna fire her up today to make sure we’re all ready...
by North Woody
Mon May 20, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Newbie Looking for Chris Craft Services in Northern Wisconsin
Replies: 18
Views: 6289

Quick Update Re: Newbie Looking for Chris Craft Services in Northern Wisconsin

Since buying Lake Girl from Steve Bunda back in August, and after delving into every forum and book that I could find on the history, maintenance, and restoration of this beautiful boat, we are finally ready to actually take Lake Girl home as the newest member of our family. Steve has done an absolu...
by North Woody
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: What's Your Key Chain of Choice?
Replies: 7
Views: 1855

Re: What's Your Key Chain of Choice?

I got my monkey fist key chain this week, can’t wait to get it where it belongs - in the boat on the water! 4750104E-B67C-4AF3-801D-2555BF9863A0.jpeg I did buy a back up key chain that I actually use for my car, but it just doesn’t feel right for the boat :) 0AA66B06-DEA6-492B-816F-EF526AACDD41.jpeg
by North Woody
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: What's Your Key Chain of Choice?
Replies: 7
Views: 1855

Re: What's Your Key Chain of Choice?

A monkey fist, it's soft and won't scratch the varnish. I also keep a key hidden by screwing it to an out-of-the-way location just in case I do lose the ignition key. Not that its all that difficult to hot wire the key switch. Thanks all for the great suggestions. And thanks to the glorious interne...
by North Woody
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: What's Your Key Chain of Choice?
Replies: 7
Views: 1855

What's Your Key Chain of Choice?

Now that we're getting closer to Spring here in the Upper Midwest with temps approaching the 50's expected for this weekend, my thoughts are inching closer towards finally getting our soon-to-be-fully-restored 1936 19' Runabout on the water over Memorial Day. With the new 5200 bottom and paint work ...