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by Don Vogt
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Need pattern for 38 CC deluxe runabout windshield
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Need pattern for 38 CC deluxe runabout windshield

I made new ones for mine based on the originals that came with my boat. if you dont resolve it before then, i can furnish a pattern in the spring. my boat is currently in winter storage at our summer place. Do you have the original deck and know the places for the windshield brackets? if not that is...
by Don Vogt
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Spark plug wires
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: Spark plug wires

restoration supply should have the brass nuts. brian robinson can give the latest thinking on the preferred wire to be used. the prongs or loops (latter of which i think he prefers) would need to be attached to the wires as well as the fittings on the other end that go into the distributor. I think ...
by Don Vogt
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Fire extinguisher bracket fasteners
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: Fire extinguisher bracket fasteners

earlier on there was this fellow dan sarkas, who restored and sold these. there was an article on him and all the correct fire extinguishers in a given year either in the brass bell or acbs rudder a few years ago. not sure if he is still around? my '38 bracket had slotted round head brass screws. No...
by Don Vogt
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Fuel Additive
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: Fuel Additive

yes, and it helps to stay away from ethanol in the gas. the theory of the full tank is it limits water condensation inside the tank during storage. Not sure if anyone has actually studied that?
by Don Vogt
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Rubber flooring
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Rubber flooring

well that may be. cc got sort of goofy there for a while with odd deck stripe colors, etc. Look for example at the lapkin foto in this last sunday's (aug. 10, '19 )woody boater main shot. it shows the cracked ice instrument panel, 5 spoke steering wheel, and the traditional "packard" flooring. not s...
by Don Vogt
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Rubber flooring
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Rubber flooring

I believe it is the so-called "packard" rubber. there are flat areas and then a repetitive pattern of ribs followed by another flat area, etc. Restoration Supply Co., among others, carries it. called wide rib rubber. held down by a few screws with finishing washers. One of the restorers should be ab...
by Don Vogt
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Proper seat cushion supports for my '42, 17' Special Runabout?
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: Proper seat cushion supports for my '42, 17' Special Runabout?

glad all that worked out for you. please post some pictures as you make progress on restoration!
by Don Vogt
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Proper seat cushion supports for my '42, 17' Special Runabout?
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: Proper seat cushion supports for my '42, 17' Special Runabout?

did you check with the mariner's museum for drawings? generally the runabouts during this period had a box spring with cushions on top. however, i believe the special was an economy model so perhaps they didnt use that arrangement? if it originally came with a box spring arrangement it would not hav...
by Don Vogt
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Looking for a Key Blank for my ‘36 Runabout
Replies: 8
Views: 584

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

I believe the number is on the hull card, as well, if memory serves me correctly.
by Don Vogt
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1937 17' Deluxe strut
Replies: 8
Views: 1153

Re: 1937 17' Deluxe strut

How are you posting pictures? many of us are having no luck in that regard. they look great btw. thks.

what are the extra holes on the rear deck for?
by Don Vogt
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: starboard engine bay tray 41' 17 deluxe
Replies: 15
Views: 3507

Re: starboard engine bay tray 41' 17 deluxe

North woody, the battery box measures about 8 7/8 x 12, and 5 and 1/2 deep. wood is 3/4. the bottom board covers the whole box. the sides run the full length and the narrow ends nest inside the sides. in the middle of the sides there should be about a 1 and 1/2 inch folded over strip of upholstery t...
by Don Vogt
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1937 17' Deluxe strut
Replies: 8
Views: 1153

Re: 1937 17' Deluxe strut

Hi it looks like mine is 1645. a bit hard to read. I got mine from classic boat connection. you can call them and they will know which one has the 45 degree to port layout. also when i had mine restored, we had to get a new exhaust nut. unfortunately only the post war ones were available. the origin...
by Don Vogt
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1937 17' Deluxe strut
Replies: 8
Views: 1153

Re: 1937 17' Deluxe strut

If you dont get an answer sooner, i will be pulling my boat out of the lake in aug. to take to a show and can give you the info then. all my gear is original. I will check the exhaust number shortly and pass that on to you.
by Don Vogt
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Front and rear deck re varnishing.
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: Front and rear deck re varnishing.

lifting rings are threaded onto the rods. should just unwind.
by Don Vogt
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: starboard engine bay tray 41' 17 deluxe
Replies: 15
Views: 3507

Re: starboard engine bay tray 41' 17 deluxe

I believe they had them then and i can get you the dimensions of my '38, which are the originals. However, i think if you search the archives you can find factory drawings for them? dont think anyone is making them commercially but they are simple in construction as the drawing shows, iirc. there a ...
by Don Vogt
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Self bailer vent hole
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: Self bailer vent hole

self bailers can be dangerous. I had mine reinstalled for the look ( I tried to include a photo but the system still isnt working to upload pictures). it was made inoperable. Too many horror stories of boats sinking via the bailer. looked it over this morning but couldnt find the hole. perhaps it wa...
by Don Vogt
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: SCREWS
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: SCREWS

if i recall correctly, cc switched over from slotted screws to the reed&prince brand of frearson screws sometime around 1940-41. your boat may have been built around that time. perhaps someone like mike green would know for sure. In any event, if you dont have any original deck hardware screws, the ...
by Don Vogt
Fri May 31, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Fiberglass covered bottom
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: Fiberglass covered bottom

sounds like you may need a whole new bottom including all chines, frames, keel. etc. once the rot starts who knows where the spores are? often fiberglassing is a band aid that only promotes further rot. Should have it inspected by a seriously qualified restorer, alas.
by Don Vogt
Sun May 26, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Maiden Voyage-ish of Lake Girl
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: Maiden Voyage-ish of Lake Girl

:D
by Don Vogt
Sat May 25, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Looking for a Key Blank for my ‘36 Runabout
Replies: 8
Views: 584

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

Is the lock a clum switch? I wrote a blog on all this several years ago here on research related. your best bet is probably old car shows as the clum was used in autos of the period, as well. al schinnerer of calif. classic boats makes clum switch reproductions and maybe his key blanks might work? i...
by Don Vogt
Sat May 25, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Maiden Voyage-ish of Lake Girl
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: Maiden Voyage-ish of Lake Girl

very cool. Lots of enjoyment ahead but from time to time there will be hiccups, too. Yes, getting it started for the first time of the season can be a challenge. after that i do the following that always works. Choke out, no throttle until it fires. then push in choke and give it a bit of gas and it...
by Don Vogt
Mon May 20, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Newbie Looking for Chris Craft Services in Northern Wisconsin
Replies: 18
Views: 3917

Re: Newbie Looking for Chris Craft Services in Northern Wisconsin

thanks much for the photos. please keep them coming. great looking boat! the 2020 acbs international is in coeur d' alene. Why not plan to attend. we have one '36 19' here but they are pretty uncommon out this way.
by Don Vogt
Sat May 18, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Original paint colours for 1955 Capitan
Replies: 6
Views: 677

Re: Original paint colours for 1955 Capitan

yes, congratulations on a wonderful acquisition. how about posting some pictures? best wishes.
by Don Vogt
Sat May 18, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Casting number for 1930 model 100 strut
Replies: 15
Views: 990

Re: Casting number for 1930 model 100 strut

Can someone help direct him to the casting company in algonac that cc used that still has a number of the old molds? I believe there was an earlier article on it in the brass bell?
by Don Vogt
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Another boat that needs ID help!!
Replies: 6
Views: 631

Re: Another boat that needs ID help!!

Your best chance for capturing some of your labor and other expenses of restoration when it comes time to sell the boat, is when you start with a production boat rather than a home made one.
by Don Vogt
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Best Chris Craft- Barrel back or racing runabout?
Replies: 6
Views: 677

Re: Best Chris Craft- Barrel back or racing runabout?

John, i will send you a private message. a bottom up concours level restoration by a top restorer could easily get into 6 figures. It would be unusual if you could ever recover restoration costs in a subsequent sale. Barrel backs are higher priced in the market than racing runabouts. my suggestion i...
by Don Vogt
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Best Chris Craft- Barrel back or racing runabout?
Replies: 6
Views: 677

Re: Best Chris Craft- Barrel back or racing runabout?

Hi John, actually the plywood sheets are placed on the frames and then the planks are epoxied to the plywood. You can check the acbs and tahoe scorecards to see the actual point deductions if you are shooting for a concours level restoration. I had my decks done that way for exactly that reason and ...
by Don Vogt
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Best Chris Craft- Barrel back or racing runabout?
Replies: 6
Views: 677

Re: Best Chris Craft- Barrel back or racing runabout?

epoxy-ing will definitely avoid the inevitable opening of seams that would otherwise occur in hot dry weather in the summer. Those properly done that way have a thin sheet of plywood underneath the planking. For reasons that escape me, the barrelback has a devoted following and the prices have been ...
by Don Vogt
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Adding An Avatar, Posting Pictures!
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Re: Adding An Avatar, Posting Pictures!

craig, thanks for sending me the pictures of your boat. great looking. I tried posting using the woody boater display of the blogs. that didnt work. then i went directly to the club site and was able to supposedly get a picture uploaded onto the reply. however, when i submitted it, the picture did n...