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by Club Archivist
Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:08 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: From Archive: XL Marine Plywood bottom by Randy Vanoff
Replies: 3
Views: 3785

From Archive: XL Marine Plywood bottom by Steve Smith

I think this is a great way to go, as long as you soak everything in Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer [CPES], naturally. Please tell everyone what supplier you found that provides CCA-treated plywood without the paraffin treatment. That is a valuable resource. CCA treatment makes the plywod really rot...
by Club Archivist
Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:07 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: From Archive: XL Marine Plywood bottom by Randy Vanoff
Replies: 3
Views: 3785

From Archive: XL Marine Plywood bottom by Tom Lang

Ok, here is the story on the XL cca treated fir plywood we are using. We are only using this plywood for the inner layers of the bottom, sides, and top. The outer layers are still real mahogany. The bottom is done exactly like Don Danenberg recommends in his book, but we use 1/4" thick not 1/8" thic...
by Club Archivist
Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:07 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: From Archive: XL Marine Plywood bottom by Randy Vanoff
Replies: 3
Views: 3785

From Archive: XL Marine Plywood bottom by Randy Vanoff

Tom, Fellow CCABC'er here. I'm putting a new bottom on my 1948 18' Utility, so I'm fascinated by your method of using the XL Marine Plywood. I saw the 16' Riv photos on your ebay store. The construction looks nice and tight. I gather you use the plywood for both the inner and outer layers? Is this a...
by Club Archivist
Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:13 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: From Archive: Valve Spring Compressor by Hot2360
Replies: 3
Views: 3462

From Archive: Valve Spring Compressor by FR38878

All good points, Bob. It took me while also to find someone to regrind the valve seats with the engine in the boat. It also takes someone who know what they are doing. If they do it on a badly worn valve guide, the seat may not be true. The best way is to replace all the guides first, regrind the se...
by Club Archivist
Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:13 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: From Archive: Valve Spring Compressor by Hot2360
Replies: 3
Views: 3462

From Archive: Valve Spring Compressor by skiperbob

Removing the head and the manifolds is not a big deal. The biggest feature to removing the fixtures is that you can mill the head and the faces of the manifold, as well as replacing the gaskets. If you are going far enough to do the valves, you are only looking a couple more hours to do a complete "...
by Club Archivist
Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:12 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: From Archive: Valve Spring Compressor by Hot2360
Replies: 3
Views: 3462

From Archive: Valve Spring Compressor by FR38878

I have the type same engine (mine is an M). An old style valve spring compressor is what you need. They are sold at auto parts stores. If you can find one large enough you may be able to get the springs off without removing the manifolds. The compressors are C shaped and of the offset is great enoug...
by Club Archivist
Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:11 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: From Archive: Valve Spring Compressor by Hot2360
Replies: 3
Views: 3462

From Archive: Valve Spring Compressor by Hot2360

Club Archivist Note: It is unclear what the original question posed on this post was...I cannot trace the thread back to the beginning. There may me some useful info here for someone, however. Original Post: I APPRECIATE THE INFO BUT THIS IS A HERCULES ENGINE NOT A SMALL BLOCK CHEVY. THE VAVLE SPRIN...
by Club Archivist
Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:33 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: From Archive: CPES Coverage by John McConnell
Replies: 1
Views: 3319

From Archive: CPES Coverage by Steve Smith

Well......let me say this about that: Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer [CPES]coverage will be on the order of 50-200 square feet per gallon, depending on the condition of the old wood. New mahogany will naturally yield better coverage due to less absorption. You can learn more about absorption on the ...
by Club Archivist
Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:26 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: From Archive: CPES Coverage by John McConnell
Replies: 1
Views: 3319

From Archive: CPES Coverage by John McConnell

I have posted my winter project and looking for advice of the refinishing of the bottom. http://www.chris-craft.org/images/boatbuzz/DSCN2149.JPG As a matter of interest the red stripe is the original color with the boat, unlike most that had the blue stripe.  I will be working with the marina "wood ...
by Club Archivist
Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:23 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: From Archive: Shaft Alignment by Louie Demmer
Replies: 0
Views: 2614

From Archive: Shaft Alignment by Louie Demmer

Hey guru guys & gals! This is Louie, I have finished the new bottom on my 49 CC 26ft cruiser. I have filled all screw holes, sanded, & am ready to make some other holes like temp. mounting the shaft struts, & then drilling the shaft holes. My dilema is, I replaced both of the large logs that the str...
by Club Archivist
Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:20 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: From Archive: Mariners' Museum by Greg
Replies: 1
Views: 2744

From Archive: Mariners' Museum by Tom Auth

Here is the link http://www.mariner.org/  Good luck with your project!!

Tom Auth
by Club Archivist
Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:17 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: From Archive: Mariners' Museum by Greg
Replies: 1
Views: 2744

From Archive: Mariners' Museum by Greg

What is the location of the maritime museum that can give me a history on a boat?

Thanks,
Greg
by Club Archivist
Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:16 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: Seams on Teak Deck by Bobby Stone
Replies: 3
Views: 3556

From Archive: Seams on Teak Deck by Steve Smith

My 2-part polysulfide rubber is ordinarily used. call the factory store at 1-800-234-0330 for information and help in estimating the quantity needed.
by Club Archivist
Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:13 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: Caulking decks by Bobby Stone
Replies: 2
Views: 3079

From Archive: Caulking Decks by Boatwerker

if u have alot to do, purchase a reefing iorn (heated) i think jamestown still caries them for less than 200 bucks

-caleb
by Club Archivist
Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:11 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: Caulking decks by Bobby Stone
Replies: 2
Views: 3079

From Archive: Caulking Decks by Boatwerker

That is the short of it yes, take great care in reefing to not gouge the sides badly, if u dont use a heated iorn, bend a screwdrive or file with a torch, temper it and grind it to fir your grooves. It needs to be relatively sharp at the bottom and the sides are sharp by being square. Sometimes a he...
by Club Archivist
Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:08 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: Caulking decks by Bobby Stone
Replies: 2
Views: 3079

From Archive: Caulking decks by Bobby Stone

What's the process involved in cauylking the decks? I imagine you have to ream out the old caulk, lay in the new, and then cut or sand it down? Is this a "do-it-yourself" type of job?

Bobby Stone
Atomic Films, Inc.
423-267-3456
www.atomicfilms.com
by Club Archivist
Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:06 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: From Archive: Coolant Drain Plugs by Jeff
Replies: 1
Views: 2832

From Archive: Coolant Drain Plugs by Paul Cooledge

Hello, Jeff,   I had the same situation with that darned drain port on my K.  The petcock was snapped off, and some kind of plastic plug was jammed in it.  Once I got the broken-off valve stem extracted, absolutely no coolant came out.   I started with a small piece of wire and lots of patience, pok...
by Club Archivist
Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:05 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: From Archive: Coolant Drain Plugs by Jeff
Replies: 1
Views: 2832

From Archive: Coolant Drain Plugs by Jeff

Here's my problem. My engine has 5 drain points, one of which is clogged.  All the others are clear and air (and coolant) pass through them. You (and other owners) can probably guess which is the bad one:  the little (3/8" I think) plug on the stb. side aft, where the sadistic engineers put it just ...
by Club Archivist
Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:53 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: Seams on Teak Deck by Bobby Stone
Replies: 3
Views: 3556

From Archive: Seams on Teak Deck by Bob White

Bobby, I just did mine on my DCFB and used a tool made by "Fein" It uses oscilating motion to vibrate the work head on which the caulk removing blade is installed. It works like the old medical cast cutters. Anyway it will cut the old stuff out without cutting the wood. Have to be careful not to cat...
by Club Archivist
Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:38 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: Seams on Teak Deck by Bobby Stone
Replies: 3
Views: 3556

From Archive: Seams on Teak Deck by Steve Smith

The process involved is pretty-much as follows, and it is easily a DIY job, although not trivial. Two errors are made often in the process. One is using sealants that, with age, shrink, get hard and come loose. The one-part polysulfide rubber [Boatlife] commonly available is a good example of that. ...
by Club Archivist
Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:34 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: Seams on Teak Deck by Bobby Stone
Replies: 3
Views: 3556

From Archive: Seams on Teak Deck by Bobby Stone

So what's involved in replacing the bedding compound on my teak decks? And what is the stuff that's used? My seams are coming up in pieces and I'm worried about water damage.

Bobby Stone
ATOMIC FILMS
423.267.3456
www.atomicfilms.com
by Club Archivist
Sat Nov 12, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: From Archive: ML Engine Knock by Dale Harris
Replies: 4
Views: 4167

From Archive: ML Engine Knock by Tom Lang

Actually 740 hours is significant. That with 50 years service in a damp environment that is conducive to corrosion, even internally. Normally gasoline piston marine engines are considered ready for rebuild at about a 1000 hours.

Tom Lang
by Club Archivist
Sat Nov 12, 2005 5:34 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: From Archive: ML Engine Knock by Dale Harris
Replies: 4
Views: 4167

From Archive: ML Engine Knock by Dale Harris

Also, the thing that makes me think that it's not an engine or transmission problem is that the engines only have about 740 original hours on them. That's not to say it isn't possible, of course. Anyone else with any nuggets of knowledge?

Dale Harris
1955 29' Semi-Enclosed Cruiser
by Club Archivist
Sat Nov 12, 2005 5:32 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: From Archive: ML Engine Knock by Dale Harris
Replies: 4
Views: 4167

From Archive: ML Engine Knock by Dale Harris

Here's a question for anyone that's interested. My starboard engine (ML) knocks a little when started for about 5 seconds when first started(cold) then is quiet. At about 1600 RPM (under load, in gear) knocking(sounds like a rod knock) starts and gets louder as rpm's are increased. If I put it in ne...
by Club Archivist
Sat Nov 12, 2005 5:30 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: From Archive: Holland, MI built CC's-1940 by Geoff Reynold
Replies: 0
Views: 2477

From Archive: Holland, MI built CC's-1940 by Geoff Reynold

I would like to verify what 1940 runabouts made in Holland, MI are still out there for a book I am writing on the plant's history and craftsman (including many women).  I believe for the 1940-1942 model years they made the 15.5 foot runabout since they were not up and running until late 1939. Many t...
by Club Archivist
Sat Nov 12, 2005 5:22 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: From Archive: Salt Water Flush by Matt Smith
Replies: 5
Views: 4345

From Archive: Salt Water Flush by Lee Sharp

Just buy a universal kit from Boatman's Inet Marine. Then do a bit of custom plumbing to separate the engine water from the exhaust water, and you may need a second water pump. (I can't remember if the K had a circulation pump. It should, as that block is also used in industrial generators, and fork...
by Club Archivist
Sat Nov 12, 2005 5:19 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: From Archive: Salt Water Flush by Matt Smith
Replies: 5
Views: 4345

From Archive: Salt Water Flush by Primospal

Tom: Do you run the engine while flushing out?
by Club Archivist
Sat Nov 12, 2005 5:18 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: From Archive: Salt Water Flush by Matt Smith
Replies: 5
Views: 4345

From Archive: Salt Water Flush by Tom King

Matt, I flush the engine after running in salt water (West River on the Chesapeake). The boat itself is also thoroughly cleaned with murphy's oil soap and wiped down.

Tom
Shady Side, MD
by Club Archivist
Sat Nov 12, 2005 5:12 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: From Archive: Salt Water Flush by Matt Smith
Replies: 5
Views: 4345

From Archive: Salt Water Flush by Primospal

Matt: I cut the rubber hose from the discharge end of the water pump to the exhaust manifold and inserted bronze quick connects. When I am done with the boat, I break the disconnect and run a garden hose with a quick connect to the manifold side of the hose and run fresh water slowly through the man...
by Club Archivist
Sat Nov 12, 2005 5:11 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: From Archive: Salt Water Flush by Matt Smith
Replies: 5
Views: 4345

From Archive: Salt Water Flush by Matt Smith

Hello all. I've just joined the ccabc and own a very nicely done 1949 Deluxe runabout. I am planning on using it on the Northern Neck of Virginia. Is there anyone else there in the club? Have I lost my mind? Advice on Saltwater preservation tips. Yes I know don't put in the water. Ha. Tricks. And su...