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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: 127

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...
by Don Vogt
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: New Owner 1963 17' Chris-Craft Ski Boat
Replies: 14
Views: 984

Re: New Owner 1963 17' Chris-Craft Ski Boat

can you email a picture to me and let me work on it. i will send pm.
by Don Vogt
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: K, KFL, Runabout, Costum Runabout, Runabout deluxe..?
Replies: 17
Views: 478

Re: K, KFL, Runabout, Costum Runabout, Runabout deluxe..?

Unfortunately, that has been a problem here on and off for a while. i am not encountering it anymore, but when i did, i had to keep relogging in, and after several attempts, the attachments would show up. ?
by Don Vogt
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: K, KFL, Runabout, Costum Runabout, Runabout deluxe..?
Replies: 17
Views: 478

Re: K, KFL, Runabout, Costum Runabout, Runabout deluxe..?

thanks, i am glad this has been helpful. You are asking questions that are getting outside of my limited expertise, so perhaps there are others who can be helpful here. Off the top of my head, i am not sure where exactly the engine number is but i think it was part of the casting. somewhere on the t...
by Don Vogt
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: K, KFL, Runabout, Costum Runabout, Runabout deluxe..?
Replies: 17
Views: 478

Re: K, KFL, Runabout, Costum Runabout, Runabout deluxe..?

one more point of clarification. the boat serial number had 2 components, the model designation, and then the second part was the particular boat made in that series. for example. the D17 part designated the model ( in this case the 1956-58 17' runabout.)The second part, in your case the 1083, meant...
by Don Vogt
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: K, KFL, Runabout, Costum Runabout, Runabout deluxe..?
Replies: 17
Views: 478

Re: K, KFL, Runabout, Costum Runabout, Runabout deluxe..?

right. you can also search the archive here in the club website to see what materials might be available that specifically relate to this particular model. the thought also occurs to me that I believe the motor number was on the hull card and stamped on the engine block when made. If that is the sam...
by Don Vogt
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: K, KFL, Runabout, Costum Runabout, Runabout deluxe..?
Replies: 17
Views: 478

Re: K, KFL, Runabout, Costum Runabout, Runabout deluxe..?

this is an interesting story, Laurits. According to the conrad book (he formerly worked at the mariners' museum where the cc records are kept and has written a fairly definitive account of the various models), Hulls D-17-1001 to D-17-1094 were for the 1956 model year 17' "runabout." It was not chara...
by Don Vogt
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: New Owner 1963 17' Chris-Craft Ski Boat
Replies: 14
Views: 984

Re: New Owner 1963 17' Chris-Craft Ski Boat

we'll get there!
by Don Vogt
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: New Owner 1963 17' Chris-Craft Ski Boat
Replies: 14
Views: 984

Re: New Owner 1963 17' Chris-Craft Ski Boat

sorry that didnt work. I am probably the last guy you would want to get computer advice from. But try the box at the bottom that says "attachments." at least for me that goes directly to my picture files. good luck!
by Don Vogt
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: New Owner 1963 17' Chris-Craft Ski Boat
Replies: 14
Views: 984

Re: New Owner 1963 17' Chris-Craft Ski Boat

Great. when you hit reply and type a response, there is a bar above the space for typing. the 9th box over has a icon that looks like a mountain and the sun. click on that and then upload the picture. we would love to see what you have. in the late 50's and early 60's cc was a little slow in trying ...
by Don Vogt
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: New Owner 1963 17' Chris-Craft Ski Boat
Replies: 14
Views: 984

Re: New Owner 1963 17' Chris-Craft Ski Boat

welcome, cool boat. Just to expand on mike's comments a bit. Here is my understanding. boats with those serial numbers, according to the Conrad book, were the 1962 model year (not necessarily construction year) 16ft. ski boat. CC followed the auto custom. In this case for example, building the 62 mo...
by Don Vogt
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: Connie Refresh
Replies: 154
Views: 38560

Re: Connie Refresh

great job!
by Don Vogt
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: So I Went to a Vintage European Car Swap Meet and Ended Up with This ...
Replies: 7
Views: 402

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' al...
by Don Vogt
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: So I Went to a Vintage European Car Swap Meet and Ended Up with This ...
Replies: 7
Views: 402

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

Great find. I assume this is planned for your '36 runabout? I think however, that this particular gauge with the cc facing was used after cc went to the individual gauge arrangement starting with the '40 custom. (someone can correct me if this is not completely the case.) With the gauges in a gauge ...
by Don Vogt
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: Trying to acquire a 1957 46 foot constellation
Replies: 6
Views: 613

Re: Trying to acquire a 1957 46 foot constellation

I think it would be a wonderful thing to help preserve such a great classic. Obviously it is a large endeavor, and one needs to enter into a project like this with one's eyes wide open. I am glad there are those out there doing this so we have at least some of these neat cruisers still around. Also ...
by Don Vogt
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bed decks and covering boards?
Replies: 12
Views: 1039

Re: Bed decks and covering boards?

dry
by Don Vogt
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams
Replies: 44
Views: 2103

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

hadn't heard that part of the story. I can relate to that.
by Don Vogt
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams
Replies: 44
Views: 2103

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

thanks, Mike, that was a fun int'l acbs show at coeur d alene. I havent seen those pictures before, thanks. i was pleased with my award but really the credit goes to nw classic boats who did the work, along with jim mcneilly on the engine. SportNWood couldnt do better than to have you or dave lobb r...
by Don Vogt
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams
Replies: 44
Views: 2103

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

that would have been a fun project. so i guess when it was "restored" the second time they did the deck seams orange and changed the upholstery from red to pigskin?
by Don Vogt
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams
Replies: 44
Views: 2103

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

no i dont think so. I think matt was referring to paul harrison's 1940 Satin Doll, originally restored for Dick Werner. I am not sure if that one needed more work. only in the water overnight i guess. It had been originally restored with white deck seams, if i recall correctly, so not sure if there ...
by Don Vogt
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams
Replies: 44
Views: 2103

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

You contribute a lot too! thx.
by Don Vogt
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams
Replies: 44
Views: 2103

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

Thanks, Mike, excellent information and photos. do you know when cc went from the 5 spoke to 4 spoke banjo steering wheel on the custom? I believe at least in '39 it was still a 5 spoke?
by Don Vogt
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams
Replies: 44
Views: 2103

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

can't seem to find it immediately. also a topic under "research related." pre war dash and gauge research. some discussion about the different gauges. seems to suggest the 19 went to separate gauges sometime in the later 1939 model year? also seems to suggest maybe blue was before tan or silver gaug...
by Don Vogt
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams
Replies: 44
Views: 2103

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

No it was for real. but i gather there was some marketing resistance and it may have been discontinued at some pt? I was just looking in the archive. there is a color picture of one taken at a midwest lake in national geographic around 1940. If i can find it i will post.
by Don Vogt
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams
Replies: 44
Views: 2103

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

thanks, I certainly understand why the 39 /40 is to be preferred over the 41/42 because of windshield and bow treatment. I do believe the 39 had individual gauges, mainly silver, (but not sure when blue background came in).( edit: I think this is true only later. I gather now that the 39 started out...
by Don Vogt
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1940 19' Chris-Craft Custom: Orange Deck Seams
Replies: 44
Views: 2103

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

Is there some reason you are focused on 1940. My impression is that the orange striping, etc. was not limited to 1940 if that is the reason, but perhaps someone can give us a definitive answer on that score?
by Don Vogt
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Trading Dock
Replies: 11
Views: 1407

Re: Trading Dock

As usual, Paul's cogent analysis is right on the money. Solutions are not entirely clear but ccabc, and acbs for that matter, have relied on magazines as a principal format for communication. we know this is not sustainable for a variety of reasons, including the substantial percentage of dues going...
by Don Vogt
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera
Replies: 19
Views: 1937

Re: Cleats (small) on '52 Riviera

Mike, it appears the screw heads are aligned in an X rather than a +. Since i have slotted screws on my boat, i hadnt noticed what people do with frearson type screws. Is the X position more or less standard?
by Don Vogt
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Laundering Sunbrella fabric
Replies: 5
Views: 829

Re: Laundering Sunbrella fabric

im sure it can be arranged. I think oxi clean may have hydrogen peroxide like clorox 2? I would be afraid that chlorine bleach would attack the fibers of the threads but if that is what they recommend, i guess they know.
by Don Vogt
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 224
Views: 39866

Re: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser

You have taken on an incredibly impressive project!