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by James
Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: The History of My Boat
Replies: 11
Views: 4060

Re: The History of My Boat

Trick414 wrote:….. if it was ever reported stolen …..
How much information is too much…..? :lol:
by James
Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Chris-O-Matic
Replies: 9
Views: 3158

Re: Chris-O-Matic

tkhersom wrote: He also said he got new cylinders from Hydra Electric in Fla. I did a google search and only came up with a listing in CA.
Hydro-E-Lectric
http://www.hydroe.com
by James
Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: "Raybelle" colored linoleum
Replies: 41
Views: 19632

Re: "Raybelle" colored linoleum

that's the stuff. Very cool!!! So……Don :lol: , who is going to convince Seth Katz to give up a nice 12x12 sample (from under the seat, maybe, hmmm…) so there is a "real" sample for 'the club' to provide as a resource to 'the group' that gets the material remanufactured? I want to be a member of tha...
by James
Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: clamps!
Replies: 11
Views: 4014

Re: clamps!

This is what I mean by moar!.......and it's still not enough; this is only the stbd. side...... :)
by James
Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: clamps!
Replies: 11
Views: 4014

Re: clamps!

moar!

JMHO: you can never be too rich, or too famous, or have too many clamps!

Tritone

otoh; skip the famous part......
by James
Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Trailer Decisions
Replies: 49
Views: 11091

Why stop with 2 axles? 8)


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by James
Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: NOT A TECHNICAL QUESTION
Replies: 4
Views: 1847

mattbyrne wrote:We are in the process of updating our version of the BoatBuzz Software so we can eliminate the need for this 3rd party image hosting.
That's a good move!

BTW: I've already found an alternate site to learn how to pick up hot/hawt chicks....
by James
Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: NOT A TECHNICAL QUESTION
Replies: 4
Views: 1847

NOT A TECHNICAL QUESTION

(this is in the wrong forum, but I'm not allowed to post in the correct one) Whose decision was it to give us access to all those 'hawt' babes at the bottom of the images pages? Seems somewhat unnecessary to me; I've always been able to find my own, with no help from my 'club'. Not to mention they'r...
by James
Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Tango Uniform
Replies: 1923
Views: 304847

Beautiful boat!

Last pic in the newest group: get used to that position, will become second nature to you ;-) :wink:
by James
Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Boat Handling (stearing a single engine CC)
Replies: 27
Views: 5278

...But for the beginner the best advice I can offer when docking is DON"T TOUCH THE THROTTLE. Take your time, if you have to do it over, do it over. I really agree with Brians suggestion, especially if your prop has lots of pitch, remember how far the boat will move per prop revolution. In theory m...
by James
Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Kit Boat Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 6
Views: 4496

Great story Ollon! Good family memories. Unfortunately, all of the logistics are against you. Still, I would say that you should restore it (how hard could it be, right? ;-) Don is right; you should expect that Everything will have to be done.... Maybe you could arrange a relay-tow cross country to ...
by James
Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Capri Research
Replies: 23
Views: 7465

Maybe another one?

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by James
Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Alternative Wood Sealers?
Replies: 8
Views: 3544

Several wood boat restorers in our area perfer www.systemthree.com S1 wood sealer, as it is less volatile odour wise. Not sure if it would suit you better however, the website includes a full spec sheet regarding health issues. I am trying to decide what to use on my project this winter as well. :w...
by James
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: flathead manifold in the Argentine boat
Replies: 13
Views: 3055

Re: flathead manifold in the Argentine boat

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John - just go over to HAMB, they'll love it and know something about it!
by James
Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Reconditioning Name Plate
Replies: 11
Views: 3188

John -
I really like your method! The complexity appeals to my OCD side. Thanks!
Heading off to find an old plate & give it a try.....
by James
Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Cal Connell Lifting Eyes
Replies: 3
Views: 1425

Re: Lifting eyes

Thanks, Jim. Saw that a few days ago and made some notes. Not sure about thickness. If I'd had some spare geetus I probably would be unloading it here at the shop. Someone got a good buy....looked complete.Charley Q Charles- I have one removed years ago from a Cobra (it is damaged). If I can find i...
by James
Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Old Side Planking
Replies: 18
Views: 4695

Or you could send it to Diederick......

Since I have become somewhat infamous for not knowing when to stop; I'm sending a bundle of old Perlita Too planks to Diederick to create something akin to this "GMC" piece he did of his own truck..... And check out his other works @ oudhout.com http://s14.postimage.org/p4kcqvfkd/GMC.jpg Every piece...
by James
Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Flat Head V8
Replies: 16
Views: 6366

John, if you're looking for flattie dressup parts used, check the classified section of the HAMB. Lots of flattie hotrod guys around. +1 on the HAMB recommendation, and while you're there check out the monster Cadillac flattie built for Bonneville! Radical sounds! Wish my Scripps sounded like that....
by James
Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Anyone ever seen a Philbrick?
Replies: 10
Views: 4755

There's tons of them in Northern California. Define "tons"........! Only 17 listed in the ACBS directory, probably fewer than 2x that remaining. The only boat the Furth family retained, out of 80+ in the collection, a 27' triple-cockpit. James if each boat weighed 2,000 lbs....would not that be ton...
by James
Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Anyone ever seen a Philbrick?
Replies: 10
Views: 4755

Classic Boating did a story with photos on Don Philbrick many years ago. He was from California. If I remember, he claimed to have the found the formula for spraying poly clear coat finishes - several coats per day. Correct; Oakland CA. And yes, he did have a "secret" method of spraying LP clear; w...
by James
Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Anyone ever seen a Philbrick?
Replies: 10
Views: 4755

Brian Robinson wrote:There's tons of them in Northern California.
Define "tons"........!
Only 17 listed in the ACBS directory, probably fewer than 2x that remaining.

The only boat the Furth family retained, out of 80+ in the collection, a 27' triple-cockpit.
by James
Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Love the smell of a new trailer
Replies: 10
Views: 4077

I designed this for my Riva Tritone. Boat on cradle on trailer. Can also put my vintage racers on it!
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by James
Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Removing Capri Steering wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 3411

Geoff - Put down the sledge!.....how about removing the remaining 3-arm shiny bit from the black plastic portion, via the rusted hex-head screws visible on the arms? It's all one-piece right? Then IIRC the large nut on the shaft will be visible underneath...? :lol:
by James
Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: This club sucks...bad management
Replies: 31
Views: 10157

Casey, sorry about your dilemma. Shoot an email to the head guy, Joe Martell. He will mail you a Constellation Club patch and a tube of silicon caulk for the gaps in your bottom planks. [email protected].com Hell, I could never even get an "I Don't Care How They Do It at Tahoe" t-shirt from the guy!
by James
Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Decent mechanic in Seattle area?
Replies: 7
Views: 1985

I second the suggestion for McNeilly....but: you want someone to come out to your boat, and then use your parts, and then pay them as little as possible....I'm not seeing much incentive for a skilled experienced technician here.....
by James
Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Trading Dock update
Replies: 14
Views: 13208

Don, just as a healthy suggestion for Trading Dock as well, I would increase the font size. I have perfect vision thanks to Lasik and I still have to squint to read the ads. Either that or the color scheme could also be improved for better contrast. It is just very hard to read. Jeff + 1000 on font...
by James
Sat May 26, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Chris-Craft Today
Topic: Chris Craft Shoot Out!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 6703

gbraker wrote:I think a shoot out would be great fun, but I think it should include more than shear speed. similar horsepower, & compare efficiency, top speed, turning radius, MPG, things like that.
You do realize the classic would be killed in every category........
'just sayin..'
by James
Tue May 22, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: A little disappointed!
Replies: 6
Views: 3038

Likely too late now......but; maybe you could ask the seller to send you copies of the receipts from the shop where the bottom work was done.....or at least the name of the shop so you could chat with them......?

(I know, slim chance....)
by James
Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: CC 283 for Riva Ariston
Replies: 72
Views: 14484

Thanks!

Good article Matt....thanks for posting!

James


Humorous side note: Wonder how many unknowing boat owners tried to use 'Mopar' tune-up parts on their 'Ford-ler' 460 motor?
by James
Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: CC 283 for Riva Ariston
Replies: 72
Views: 14484

Black Magic?

I have to chuckle about the "camshaft thing".... Don's post got me started surfing a variety of "motor head" forums; the amount of conflicting information on cam selection is truly breathtaking! On some sites every post has a different and often opposite suggestion on timing, duration, separation et...