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by Don Vogt
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: New Owner 1963 17' Chris-Craft Ski Boat
Replies: 5
Views: 101

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: 5
Views: 101

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: 153
Views: 38006

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: 4
Views: 191

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: 4
Views: 191

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: 480

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: 901

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: 43
Views: 1871

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: 43
Views: 1871

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: 43
Views: 1871

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: 43
Views: 1871

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: 43
Views: 1871

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: 43
Views: 1871

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: 43
Views: 1871

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: 43
Views: 1871

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: 43
Views: 1871

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: 43
Views: 1871

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: 10
Views: 1288

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: 1828

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: 780

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: 38731

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

You have taken on an incredibly impressive project!
by Don Vogt
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Laundering Sunbrella fabric
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: Laundering Sunbrella fabric

not sure bleach is a good idea. what about clorox 2? in any event, worth a call to sunbrella to see what they suggest. they advertise in the ccabc brass bell so good to thank them while you are at it!
by Don Vogt
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Hull Year vs year on boat title
Replies: 7
Views: 1075

Re: Hull Year vs year on boat title

Jim G is right. remember we are focusing on model year, not production date, for the purpose of accurately identifying the boat. Even within a series that runs for several years, there are often changes (generally somewhat subtle, but not always) from one model year to the next within the same series.
by Don Vogt
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: thumb screw hose clamps for a k engine
Replies: 10
Views: 1293

Re: thumb screw hose clamps for a k engine

right. my '38 KA used that "flip barrel" too.
by Don Vogt
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: K Series model differences
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Re: K Series model differences

here is what i know based on research on the 1937-39 cc deluxe runabout. in 1937 they offered the K series engine, and it was billed as 85 hp. in '38 they did a KA (aluminium head) at 95 h.p. . For 1939 the standard K was available at a stated hp of 95. So it appears that from at least '39 on it is ...
by Don Vogt
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: What Shape is the Fuel Dip Stick
Replies: 24
Views: 4157

Re: What Shape is the Fuel Dip Stick

cool!
by Don Vogt
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Newbie Looking for Chris Craft Services in Northern Wisconsin
Replies: 15
Views: 2741

Re: Newbie Looking for Chris Craft Services in Northern Wisconsin

you're welcome. glad you found things of interest. worth the dues just there! this is good wintertime activity.
by Don Vogt
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Newbie Looking for Chris Craft Services in Northern Wisconsin
Replies: 15
Views: 2741

Re: Newbie Looking for Chris Craft Services in Northern Wisconsin

North Woody, this is great. Please don't forget the club archive that has a wealth of material like old sales brochures, engine manuals, etc. that also contain useful information.
by Don Vogt
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Inside storage in Michigan
Replies: 36
Views: 10009

Re: Inside storage in Michigan

i know of a situation where a guy had a thermostatically heated garage (bad enough) for his boat storage. during the winter the
thermostat malfunctioned and the boat baked all winter and ruined the wood. so it can happen.
by Don Vogt
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Newbie Looking for Chris Craft Services in Northern Wisconsin
Replies: 15
Views: 2741

Re: Newbie Looking for Chris Craft Services in Northern Wisconsin

thanks. However, one needs to understand that although the fellow who wrote that book, jerry conrad, formerly worked at the museum, it is not a "bible" and there are a number of errors in it. Yes, many generally refer to this series as the "custom"; however, if one looks at the sales materials here ...