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by Brian Robinson
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams
Replies: 44
Views: 3568

Re: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams

113 1940 model 19-foot Customs were produced, all but six had the orange deck seams/orange boot top combo. The other six were special ordered with white. Apparently its feast or famine when these are for sale. But if you find any 1940 model there is a good chance it was orange originally even if it ...
by Brian Robinson
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: thumb screw hose clamps for a k engine
Replies: 10
Views: 2098

Re: thumb screw hose clamps for a k engine

Flip barrel - good term. Thumb screws were postwar. The closest to Flip Barrel available now that I know of are made by Ideal, they call them Snap-Lock. I buy them from Grainger.
by Brian Robinson
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: REAR DECK VENTS
Replies: 19
Views: 3699

Re: REAR DECK VENTS

This particular model did not have aft deck vents at all until 1959. They should face forward, opposite the forward hull side vents, like the museum photo
by Brian Robinson
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Continental wiring diagram
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

Re: Continental wiring diagram

Most likely all plastic in 1956. 1955 was the transition year for most CC factories
by Brian Robinson
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: The Mariners' Museum
Topic: The Mariners' Museum is open
Replies: 4
Views: 1760

Re: The Mariners' Museum is open

Got some hull cards from Patti yesterday. Good to have them back on line.
by Brian Robinson
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Engine ID Plate Brass Hammer Screws
Replies: 4
Views: 1753

Re: Engine ID Plate Brass Hammer Screws

Kerry,

I don't think they exist. Stainless steel from McMaster-Carr is all I know of
by Brian Robinson
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1950 Riviera 20 interior pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 1405

Re: 1950 Riviera 20 interior pictures

The correct Riviera/Racing Runabout red Tolex is available from Woodies Restorations in Kentucky.
by Brian Robinson
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Deck toe rail on 16' Garwood
Replies: 12
Views: 3284

Re: Deck toe rail on 16' Garwood

Boat life makes Life Caulk which comes in a mahogany color which is a much better color than 3M5200's "mahogany" color. I rarely use it but for removable stuff it works well and very closely matches red stained mahogany.
by Brian Robinson
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Deck toe rail on 16' Garwood
Replies: 12
Views: 3284

Re: Deck toe rail on 16' Garwood

John,

I would use mahogany color Life Caulk or nothing at all.
by Brian Robinson
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Refinishing Old Varnish Surface
Replies: 6
Views: 2989

Re: Refinishing Old Varnish Surface

It will be fine, anything rougher than 320 will show through a final coat anyway.
by Brian Robinson
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Stain color
Replies: 2
Views: 1075

Re: Stain color

Transom is Cordova on that model
by Brian Robinson
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1938 "Chris Craft Utility" decal
Replies: 8
Views: 2394

Re: 1938 "Chris Craft Utility" decal

Yes, originally was aluminum leaf though, not a decal. A stencil can be made from these if you choose the original method.
by Brian Robinson
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1938 "Chris Craft Utility" decal
Replies: 8
Views: 2394

Re: 1938 "Chris Craft Utility" decal

Scale so Chris-Craft script is 21" long overall.
by Brian Robinson
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Spar Varnish versus gasoline
Replies: 21
Views: 12250

Re: Spar Varnish versus gasoline

Drill a hole in the side of the cap (valley of one of the scallops) and problem solved. Your cap may have come from a newer boat, or was filled by a chromer over the years. Double check that it vents when screwed down by sticking a wire in it.
by Brian Robinson
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Spar Varnish versus gasoline
Replies: 21
Views: 12250

Re: Spar Varnish versus gasoline

Doug, I wouldn't. Just make sure you have a 1/16" breather hole in your gas cap.
by Brian Robinson
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KLC Carburetor
Replies: 2
Views: 818

Re: KLC Carburetor

by Brian Robinson
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Prewar mats
Replies: 6
Views: 1854

Re: Prewar mats

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by Brian Robinson
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1931 Model 199 - Step Pad Fasteners
Replies: 7
Views: 2231

Re: 1931 Model 199 - Step Pad Fasteners

Later in the 30s they went to nickel escutcheon pins when no chrome frame on utilities and such.
by Brian Robinson
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Prewar mats
Replies: 6
Views: 1854

Re: Prewar mats

Top one Steve, Wide Ribbed Rubber. Awesome stuff.

White pyramid was 1941-42 19'/23'/27' only.
by Brian Robinson
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: white stripe width for 1956 21"capri
Replies: 4
Views: 1361

Re: white stripe width for 1956 21"capri

...and speaking of white lines, keep in mind that model had an unusual 5/8" white waterline.
by Brian Robinson
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: white stripe width for 1956 21"capri
Replies: 4
Views: 1361

Re: white stripe width for 1956 21"capri

Factory was somewhere between 1/16" and 3/32". I say no wider than 3/32" but it really depends on what you are working with if your seams are old. If putting new seams in new wood I use a .065" kerf blade on my table saw and use a #57 (1/16") Beugler striping wheel (I have a set of custom convex whe...
by Brian Robinson
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Awful Discovery, a Crappy 90's Restoration Job
Replies: 7
Views: 2401

Re: Awful Discovery, a Crappy 90's Restoration Job

Pretty much everything you can think of has been tried on these boats in the past 80+ years of restoring them. Motor oil poured in the bilge to "preserve" the wood. Original bottoms skim coated in 5200 for a "5200 bottom". A friend in Minnesota removed a bottom on a 26' Hacker where a blue tarp was ...
by Brian Robinson
Mon May 29, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1940 K Engine prop shaft
Replies: 2
Views: 1497

Re: 1940 K Engine prop shaft

The thread varies depending on who made the shaft. Some fine, some course, some odd. Better to check with a thread gauge.
by Brian Robinson
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: 1941 17' Barrel Back Wiring
Replies: 16
Views: 4105

Re: 1941 17' Barrel Back Wiring

Spot on, Greg. I recently pressed an original bronze bearing out of a lightly used '57 Capri. Pretty rare to see those anymore.
by Brian Robinson
Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: 1941 17' Barrel Back Wiring
Replies: 16
Views: 4105

Re: 1941 17' Barrel Back Wiring

Yes, it is a good match for prewar. Just shake the cans well with a sawzall
by Brian Robinson
Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: 1941 17' Barrel Back Wiring
Replies: 16
Views: 4105

Re: 1941 17' Barrel Back Wiring

It's true. And I can tell you that the mineral content of Lake Tahoe does not support its function
by Brian Robinson
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: 1941 17' Barrel Back Wiring
Replies: 16
Views: 4105

Re: 1941 17' Barrel Back Wiring

In most models such as yours prewar, the stern lite was grounded to one of the strut bolts, not the engine block. This can be problematic however depending on how your bolts are bedded in the strut, and even then it is still not a great ground. Postwar they wised up and went to the aft of the engine...
by Brian Robinson
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: How to repaint the deck stripes
Replies: 16
Views: 3945

Re: How to repaint the deck stripes

Hire a pinstriper for a couple hours.
by Brian Robinson
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Dave Jerome's gel stain
Replies: 29
Views: 4508

Re: Dave Jerome's gel stain

Troy, yes that has been formulated, but you will have to get hold of Mike. I was just thinking about Vermilion looking at the original cabinetry under the dash of this '58 21' Continental in the shop. A weird color - similar to regular 'red mahogany' yet somehow pinker/orange-er. BTW- got the engine...
by Brian Robinson
Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Dave Jerome's gel stain
Replies: 29
Views: 4508

Re: Dave Jerome's gel stain

Trust me, it's the same. Dave was funny about the formulas. He didn't mix them, Wood Kote did down the street. Call Mike Mayer, he is carrying the stain now.