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by Oberon01
Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Hull number location '61 C/C 21' Continental
Replies: 5
Views: 1866

I have one of these boats and the hull number is stamped in many places. Try front kick board, behind rear seat back and engine stringers. The number is all over mine, and I have noticed it in multiple locations on my other CC's.
by Oberon01
Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:09 am
Forum: Thomspon Boat - General Discussion
Topic: Big Thompson retrieval
Replies: 21
Views: 11200

Andreas - I don't expect you would have too many problems, though I am not sure how much this boat weighs. I have hauled a number of boats around with a '96 Chev 1/2 ton 4x4 without too much drama. I did burn the transmission out hauling my 24' Skiff which I think is quite a bit bigger than this boa...
by Oberon01
Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Twin Engine Sportsman??
Replies: 18
Views: 5466

Mark - I think CCABC Director Jim Frechette has one of these - there may already be pictures on the site or on some threads, you might want to check.


Paul
by Oberon01
Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Philippine mahogany shortage?
Replies: 20
Views: 6547

My understanding is that it "Phillipine mahohany" has more or less morphed into a colloquial term referencing and applied to several types of water-resistant hardwoods found in the Phillipines, primary but not alone among these being Meranti. From what I have read, these are very close to but are no...
by Oberon01
Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Philippine mahogany shortage?
Replies: 20
Views: 6547

Hi steve - I was advised of the same thing by Dave Jerome out in Portland a month or two back. I think he gets his through Edensaw (not sure of spelling) and he said there was none around. I don't know if this is a permanent shortage or what the story is though.
by Oberon01
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: The Brass Bell, Volume XXXIX, Issue 1
Replies: 23
Views: 37065

it won't be in Canada until next week, I have not got mine yet either.
by Oberon01
Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Original Interior Kit 61' Ski Boat
Replies: 11
Views: 4768

Jack is just fantastic, as good as anybody anywhere. The judges at Tahoe even left a comment on the judging sheet for my Gar with comments about how good they thought the upholstery and interior work was. Jack has done two of my boats and is doing the third right now. The interiors on these early '6...
by Oberon01
Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Tough Assignment - Chris-Craft or Not?
Replies: 11
Views: 3930

I think it is a Grand Craft, but not certain. While I am not the biggest Kid Rock fan to be sure, it is hard to be offended by images of people having fun around boats and water, isn't it? I think this video simply evokes and then illustrates the same emotional resonance and memories that motivate m...
by Oberon01
Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Tango Uniform
Replies: 1923
Views: 314535

There are several very good and trustworthy restorers in the PNW area. The challenge is the size of your boat, and just physically handling it. Of these guys, I am not sure how many have facilities that can handle your boat. You may be limited to boatyards and such that are equipped wtih travelifts ...
by Oberon01
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Tango Uniform
Replies: 1923
Views: 314535

Laclede - I suggest you read this entire thread from WoodyBoater yesterday. It is informative and gives you insights into what groundwork you need to do to get this project off to a good start, and stay within the realms of reason as it proceeds. Any of us commenting on this thread will be pleased t...
by Oberon01
Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: EXTINGHUISHER,,,??
Replies: 6
Views: 1776

Hello Capri - this is a good question, and one I justy wrote my restorer on yesterday. I have had a lot of work done to my 19' BB, and it had a Halon fire extinguishing system in the engine compartment and bilge area. It had been in there for many years but had to be removed to do the work that was ...
by Oberon01
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Barn Find
Replies: 11
Views: 3839

I am no expert, but not much. Parts perhaps, if there are any that are usefull. Does it come with the trailer? This is not an expensive boat when done so it stands to reason that the costs of doing it will exceed the end value. As such, it has to be worth very little. For those inclined and looking ...
by Oberon01
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Trailer Decisions
Replies: 49
Views: 11526

WoodyGal - See Carrpell's picture. His boat is the same as my Sportsman and his trailer was built by Ryan in Portland, not long after Ryan had done the trailer for my SP. You can see the bumperettes on the back of the trailer - they are inserted into the trailer frame. These do not need to be remove...
by Oberon01
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Trailer Decisions
Replies: 49
Views: 11526

WoodyGal - The 3 custom made trailers that I have had built for my boats all have integrated bumpers of one type or another on the back. The boat is then fully protected from low speed rear impacts. I also usually have a couple of inches of bunk extending past the stern. When you have a boat as perf...
by Oberon01
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: Cavalier Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 13
Views: 6170

Welcome to the CCABC, Tangleheart! I am just down the road 40 minutes or so from you in Calgary - there are several club members and classic boat entusiasts in Calgary. You have come to the right place if you have lots of questions, I can assure you. Now, Olds is not exactly proximal to Port Moody -...
by Oberon01
Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Max speed?
Replies: 25
Views: 5775

Interesting, much lower than in automotive applications. I suspect it has to do with the high loads on them in marine environments, and associated stresses. I have had the 327F in my Skiff up to 4000 rpm briefly in order to see what speed the boat would do, but it is not worth the wear, noise or fue...
by Oberon01
Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Max speed?
Replies: 25
Views: 5775

Peter - at what RPM's do those 283's hit peak HP? I would have htought higher than 3200?
by Oberon01
Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Max speed?
Replies: 25
Views: 5775

Ask me in a few weeks, when I am cruising around Lake Dora, St. Johns River and Lake Harris in FL with it! Actually, I think I usually cruise around 2500 rpm or so, more for economy and comfort than anything. The engine will run effortlessly at much higher rpm's than that all day long but it just su...
by Oberon01
Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Max speed?
Replies: 25
Views: 5775

somewhere around 30 mph at around 4000 - 4200 or so, I think. I have GPS'd it but did not write it all down. Being a displacement hull, these Skiff's are a bit of a different animal. I don't think it matters terribly much how much power you put in them, they will only go so fast. I do not know what ...
by Oberon01
Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Max speed?
Replies: 25
Views: 5775

Gaddow is right, my little 19' BB with the same engine might hit about 37 - 38mph at best. Your boat will be MUCH slower than that. Most of these flathead Hercules/CC engines developed maximum power at about 3000 rpm or so, and at 1500 they are barely even breathing. I would think a cruising rpm in ...
by Oberon01
Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Max speed?
Replies: 25
Views: 5775

Can't advise on the right prop size for the craft, but the boat should be propped to allow that engine to run about 3000rpm at WOT (wide open throttle)- either you have a prop that is way off or the engine has a mechanical issue that is preventing it from running at proper rpm's. You may find a plat...
by Oberon01
Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Fiberglass for wood boat bottoms
Replies: 12
Views: 3919

You will get many opinions on this topic, and most of them will be better informed than mine. However, I think that the majority of folks would suggest that current preferences for bottom replacement or repair have moved beyond glassing them. Most new bottoms are insalled with either a WEST system o...
by Oberon01
Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: NOT A TECHNICAL QUESTION
Replies: 4
Views: 1924

I noticed this when looking at pictures on the 45' Cuirser thread but did not realize these images originated within our site or indeed our control. We'll look into it and address what we find.
by Oberon01
Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:58 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Tango Uniform
Replies: 1923
Views: 314535

You couldn't be in a better place anywhere to get the best possible advice on how to manage and prioritze this project. You will have everything you need in the way of talent, experience, and passion in the PNW-you are never going to be alone or making decisions in a vacuum. If there is nothing cata...
by Oberon01
Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Chris-Craft Today
Topic: New Chris-Craft 20ft. Vertical Bow for 2013 - NEEDS A NAME
Replies: 62
Views: 34622

here you go - it is a constellation and is apparently latin for the keel of a ship. Is this the name of the bow rider and the closed bow? Are they the same boats? Carina is also the name of a ridge of cartilege in the trachea but my guess is that they did not name it after that structure! http://en....
by Oberon01
Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Ask Hagerty
Topic: Public Service Petition to the wake board manufacturers ??
Replies: 24
Views: 16294

I have no problem with people using these boats anymore than I have problems with sea doo's, cigarette boats, cars with open headers or any such things. We have no right to force our standards on them any more than they do us. Classic boaters are not the arbiters of this issue, and I am sure the the...
by Oberon01
Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Tango Uniform
Replies: 1923
Views: 314535

I would suggest verifying the inspection-noted hull number by comparing it with the stamped numbers that you will encounter in areas within the boat that other memebers have suggested. I don't have my CC guide here to compare but that HIN doesn't sound fimiliar to the possibilities I noted in the gu...
by Oberon01
Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:18 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Tango Uniform
Replies: 1923
Views: 314535

can't help much on the flooring, but man is that boat in Ontario hurting. Sad to see it in such a state.
by Oberon01
Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club Business
Topic: Chris-Craft Club Articles of Incorp and By-laws for viewing
Replies: 5
Views: 1011

Hello Frank - Thanks for your observations. To the best of my knowledge, the club did not ever have by-laws in the past. The articles were last updated in approximately 1993 and were not on the website. Sometimes things take a bit longer when the club is managed by volunteers, but we are moving in t...
by Oberon01
Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Tango Uniform
Replies: 1923
Views: 314535

Are you absolutely sure of the 45' length? The HIN number will remove any doubt about which model it is. Also, the package you get from the Mariners Museum (for which you need to hull number) will likely provide you with much of the desired information. The first step in figuring out the original in...