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by North Woody
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: What's Your Key Chain of Choice?
Replies: 7
Views: 241

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: 241

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: 241

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 ...
by North Woody
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: So I Went to a Vintage European Car Swap Meet and Ended Up with This ...
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: So I Went to a Vintage European Car Swap Meet and Ended Up with This ...

thanks. that's what i call a well stocked office! I am sure steve will do a great job for you. something to look forward to for spring. As you might guess, i am partial to the mid 30's runabouts prior to the barrel- back treatment. more classic in the lines. maybe you can bring it out to coeur d' a...
by North Woody
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: So I Went to a Vintage European Car Swap Meet and Ended Up with This ...
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: So I Went to a Vintage European Car Swap Meet and Ended Up with This ...

Catalyst, Yeah, I kinda figured that there would be some cross-over between the vintage car crowd and the CC crowd but this is the first explicit connection I’ve made so far. I’ve owned my 1968 Porsche 911L since 1992 when I bought it from my uncle (who bought it in 1972 as the second owner), and To...
by North Woody
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: New Issue - Logged out on multi page posts
Replies: 8
Views: 636

Re: New Issue - Logged out on multi page posts

North Woody wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:27 pm
I'm still experiencing these same problems on my PC and two different iPads (the problems are not device-specific). Any fix for this?
OK, I appear to be good to go now as well ... thanks to whoever sorted out the gremlins in the interwebs :)
by North Woody
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: So I Went to a Vintage European Car Swap Meet and Ended Up with This ...
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: So I Went to a Vintage European Car Swap Meet and Ended Up with This ...

Hey Don, yeah the tach was a fun and totally unexpected find, but it’s definitely not for my ‘36. Truth be told, I bought it to sit in my office next to the CC model that makes me smile every time I look at it, especially on the bad, deep-winter days like today 😊. Here’s a shot from my office where ...
by North Woody
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: New Issue - Logged out on multi page posts
Replies: 8
Views: 636

Re: New Issue - Logged out on multi page posts

I'm still experiencing these same problems on my PC and two different iPads (the problems are not device-specific). Any fix for this?
by North Woody
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: So I Went to a Vintage European Car Swap Meet and Ended Up with This ...
Replies: 7
Views: 463

So I Went to a Vintage European Car Swap Meet and Ended Up with This ...

Walking along rows and rows of Porsche, Ferrari, MG and Jaguar stuff at the Fuel Fed swap meet yesterday in North Chicago, I spied this little beauty which was literally the ONLY boat part in the whole meet :). Brought it home to sit on my shelf at work to keep me focused on getting closer to Memori...
by North Woody
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Testing
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: Testing

I’m not sure if others are having any problems over the past few weeks, but I have been having problems seeing attachments and replying to posts on different devices. I have logged out and back in but I’m still struggling.

Anyone else having similar problems?
by North Woody
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Fire extinguisher
Replies: 11
Views: 2250

Re: Fire extinguisher

Fantastic, thanks Jim. I’ve seen a few of these floating around on EBay in different states of finish, but none of the sellers were able to confirm which units were correct for my ‘36 CC. Thanks for confirming what I need and I look forward to finding the right one to add along with the new 5200 bot...
by North Woody
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Fire extinguisher
Replies: 11
Views: 2250

Looking for the correct Fire extinguisher for my ‘36 Runabout

Gents, I’m looking to add a period-correct fire extinguisher to my 1936 19’ Runabout (hull #48099). This is just for display in the boat as I have working units on board in case I have an actual problem. While my hull card notes that my boat came with one from the factory, there’s no mention of the ...
by North Woody
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Looking for a Copy of Don’s “Complete Wooden Runabout Restoration Guide”
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Looking for a Copy of Don’s “Complete Wooden Runabout Restoration Guide”

Super, thanks Jim ..... This is now bought and paid for, with proceeeds going to Good Will of Colorado Springs for a true win-win! Thanks for the help, looking forward to using this and eventually passing it on when we wrap up the restoration of my ‘36! Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
by North Woody
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Looking for a Copy of Don’s “Complete Wooden Runabout Restoration Guide”
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Looking for a Copy of Don’s “Complete Wooden Runabout Restoration Guide”

Hi All, I’m looking for a copy of Don’s book to help me with the restoration work on my new-to-me 1936 19’ CC Runabout. These appear to be priced at unobtainium levels on the internet, so I’m wondering if anyone here would be willing to part with a copy at a reasonable price. I’m not asking for anyo...
by North Woody
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Looking for the best 19' Chris-Craft Custom Availible
Replies: 9
Views: 895

Re: Looking for the best 19' Chris-Craft Custom Availible

Hi Niel, I just went through a similar search for a 19’ pre-war CC runabout and saw a lot of different boats out there with a high degree of variance of restoration quality between them. While I started by looking for the same Bugatti windshield BB that you are looking for, I ended up expanding my s...
by North Woody
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Life span of a 5200 bottom.
Replies: 9
Views: 3244

Resurrecting this Thread Re: Life span of a 5200 bottom.

Thanks for the replies. Of course now I have a couple more questions. To start the boat will be used on Lake Charlevoix in Northern Lower Michigan so our season is Memorial Day to the first of October. I plan on storing the boat on a covered hydraulic lift in the summer and a heated [50 to 55 degre...
by North Woody
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Looking for Engine History on the ML in my 1936 19’ Runabout
Replies: 4
Views: 712

Re: Looking for Engine History on the ML in my 1936 19’ Runabout

According to the Master Engine Log that I have, ML-79198 was originally installed in Hull# U-22-1747, a 22ft Sportsman with a recorded date of 3-19-51 Dang, that was a quick and THOROUGH answer to my search! Thanks so much for digging into your files to look that up for me... The help and support o...
by North Woody
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Looking for Engine History on the ML in my 1936 19’ Runabout
Replies: 4
Views: 712

Re: Looking for Engine History on the ML in my 1936 19’ Runabout

Super, thanks Jim. I shoulda figured the answer was always gonna be the Mariner’s Museum 8)
by North Woody
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Recommendations for Critical Tools in your Onboard Tool Kit?
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Recommendations for Critical Tools in your Onboard Tool Kit?

I’m wondering what you guys suggest as the MUST HAVE items in your onboard tool kit. I have a sneaking suspicion that the kit I keep in my 2014 ski & wakeboard boat is gonna be significantly different from what I’ll need for my 1936 Runabout, so I’m looking for the sage advice of the pros here on wh...
by North Woody
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Looking for Engine History on the ML in my 1936 19’ Runabout
Replies: 4
Views: 712

Looking for Engine History on the ML in my 1936 19’ Runabout

I’m trying to source the history on the ML engine that is installed in my 1936 19’ Runabout Double Cockpit Forward. The original M1 engine that my boat was delivered with was siezed up when the previous owner bought it in 1992 so he installed an ML. Here is the engine tag: A92D0B1E-5C25-47FC-818A-8E...
by North Woody
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Looking for the Photo Archive ...
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Re: Looking for the Photo Archive ...

Go to the Home page of the CCABC, in the nav bar you will see RESEARCH, That will open a tab, ARCHIVE. Or just click here. Its a little wonky so sometimes you may want to seach a two word term with "Quotes" https://chris-craft.org/historic-archive/ Thanks Matt, that pointed me in the right directio...
by North Woody
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Looking for Help Deciphering My Hull Card...
Replies: 12
Views: 1288

Re: Looking for Help Deciphering My Hull Card...

Early boats from Chris Craft had them. The 1930 20' that I restored had one in the engine compartment. The 1929 we are restoring now has 2 in the engine compartment and the 2 1929 28' had 2 in the engine compartment as well. They all came with the same style switch and light bulb socket. It said no...
by North Woody
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Looking for Help Deciphering My Hull Card...
Replies: 12
Views: 1288

Re: Looking for Help Deciphering My Hull Card...

Early boats from Chris Craft had them. The 1930 20' that I restored had one in the engine compartment. The 1929 we are restoring now has 2 in the engine compartment and the 2 1929 28' had 2 in the engine compartment as well. They all came with the same style switch and light bulb socket. It said no...
by North Woody
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Looking for Help Deciphering My Hull Card...
Replies: 12
Views: 1288

Re: Looking for Help Deciphering My Hull Card...

More common than you might think. Seen them spec'd on a number of hull cards. Most boat houses were dark even during the day. Cool, thanks Greg .... I was hoping to have somebody confirm whether or not this appeared on other hull cards so thanks for jumping in on this. It seems like an interesting ...
by North Woody
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Looking for Help Deciphering My Hull Card...
Replies: 12
Views: 1288

Re: Looking for Help Deciphering My Hull Card...

mbigpops wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:06 pm
Looks like "extra shaft nut and key" to me which would make sense as they could get lost off of the prop shaft.

Mark
Thanks Mark, that makes sense ... I thought it may have been "Shaft, strut and key", but nut makes more sense!
by North Woody
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Looking for Help Deciphering My Hull Card...
Replies: 12
Views: 1288

Looking for Help Deciphering My Hull Card...

Having gotten my hull card from Patti at the Maritime Museum, I’ve updated everything in the Hull Registry to reflect the original specs of my 1936 19’ Runabout. However, I’m having a hard time deciphering the “Extra Equipment” section that was hastily scribbled down back in April of 1936, so I’m ho...
by North Woody
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Newbie Looking for Chris Craft Services in Northern Wisconsin
Replies: 15
Views: 3028

Re: Newbie Looking for Chris Craft Services in Northern Wisconsin

I would recomend that you come to the Port Huron Show in a couple weeks. Not a plug for the show, wait yes it is. But if you really want to get OCD on it, and I get that big time. Including finding the original zipper manufature for my cover.. Anyway, you will get a true feeling and understanding o...
by North Woody
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Looking for the Photo Archive ...
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Looking for the Photo Archive ...

Making good on my promise to ask dumb questions as I dig deeper into the new-to-me world of wooden boat ownership, I have what I think is a pretty straightforward question for you guys: Where can I find the photo archive that I've been told we can access? I understand that there is an extremely well...
by North Woody
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: What Shape is the Fuel Dip Stick
Replies: 24
Views: 4384

Re: What Shape is the Fuel Dip Stick

After searching the forum here and reading through the Woody Boater blogs, consensus is that Northwood Boatworks is THE place for faithful reproductions of pre-war CC fuel dipsticks. So having just spoken to Dave who very kindly looked up the tank size from my hull number, I am now the proud owner o...
by North Woody
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: How to Best Add an an Avatar from Photos
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: How to Best Add an an Avatar from Photos

Matt Smith wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:41 am
HAHA its a slippery slope. Wait til they get you the Chris Craft slippers for christmas, then you have jumped the shark.
Must .... buy .... slippers ....
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