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by Club Archivist
Fri Dec 09, 2005 12:20 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: From Archive: Gluing Teak by SkiperBob
Replies: 1
Views: 2792

From Archive: Gluing Teak by SkiperBob

Greeting from The Flamingo! Ladies and Gentlemen, Can someone give me some advice on gluing teak. I was gifted some t&g teak that I want to convert into some steps and cabinet faces. To do so, I need to glue the boards. Is there some special technique to gluing this oily wood? Thanks.. SkiperBob & C...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:28 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: From Archive: CC Bottom frames by ASC56
Replies: 1
Views: 2754

From Archive: CC Bottom Frames by Tom Lang

Where in the south are you? Here in Augusta, GA two of the USA's biggest hardwoods importers are within 60 miles of us, "Ackerson and Stephens" and "East Teak". They will not let you "pick thru it" but are very accomodating. I think African mahogany is about $3.60 per board ft. What they call "genui...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:26 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: From Archive: CC Bottom frames by ASC56
Replies: 1
Views: 2754

From Archive: CC Bottom frames by ASC56

I have a 1947 Chris Craft utility that needs a new bottom and several frame replacements.It occured to me that since cypress is more available than mahogany in the South could you plank the bottom with cypress up to the waterline and mahogany above?Has anyone had any experience with using cypress fo...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:23 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: From Archive: Mufflers for Cavalier by Edwin Smith
Replies: 1
Views: 2801

From Archive: Mufflers for Cavalier by Tom Lang

I have utilized mufflers on V8 engines before. This was on a Gar Wood speedster we built. We sit on the rear (only) seat and it is fairly loud with the tips maybe 3 feet from your ears. We put mufflers on the boat. It did not change the way it sounded but it was quieter for sure. Still had a great r...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:21 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: From Archive: Mufflers for Cavalier by Edwin Smith
Replies: 1
Views: 2801

From Archive: Mufflers for Cavalier by Edwin Smith

Hey gang, I love our little Cavalier 18' . Great power, etc, etc. It would really be nice to hear a little better. Overton's has inline mufflers for this beast. I haven't checked West Marine yet. Here's the question . . . At ~$100 x (2) for muffler system, is it efficient ? Does it cause havoc with ...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:02 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: From Archive: Water Pump Chrysler Ace by MSadlon
Replies: 2
Views: 3647

From Archive: Water Pump Chrysler Ace by MSadlon

Does anyone have a source for the pump gears for either a Chrysler Ace or Crown Marine engine from the forties or early fifties? The pumps appear to be the same for both engines from that period.
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:57 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: Refinishing King Plank by Larry
Replies: 3
Views: 3111

From Archive: Refinishing King Plank by Steve Smith

Dry powder pigments made from mineral oxides will not affect the chemistry, but getting them dispersed so they won't plug up wood pores is a bit difficult. You need a mortar and pestle, and wet the pigment with a bit of part A of the CPES, and grind it into a smooth paste. Then you can mix it in.......
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:55 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: Refinishing King Plank by Larry
Replies: 3
Views: 3111

From Archive: Refinishing King Plank by Larry

Steve,

I'm actually a long time user of CPES but hadn't thought about it for this situation.

Out of curiosity, has anyone ever added a little pigment to CPES or is this ill advised since it might foul up its ability to soak into wood or its chemistry?

Thanks

Larry
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:53 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: Refinishing King Plank by Larry
Replies: 3
Views: 3111

From Archive: Refinishing King Plank by Steve Smith

Hi, Larry The color of a finish on the wood is affected by how well the finish wets the wood. Just as wet concrete looks darker than dry concrete, wet wood looks darker than dry wood. You can see this with a bit of soapy water on wood, compared to plain water and to dry wood. Actually, the wood look...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: Refinishing King Plank by Larry
Replies: 3
Views: 3111

From Archive: Refinishing King Plank by Larry

Hello to all, I am currently in the process of refinishing the king plank on my 1961 CC Ski. The last time I wooded the boat I bleached the planks and was able to obtain a varnish mixture that eventually turned the planks into the rich golden color that we expect. Since that time the restorer (Nicho...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:44 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: From Archive: Fin for Ski Boats by Don Katterhenry
Replies: 1
Views: 2525

From Archive: Fin for Ski Boats by Tom Lang

We added a ski boat type fin to a 16' CC Riviera we restored last spring that was repowered with a Mercruiser 4.3L V6. We put the fin about even with the front of the engine. Of course this is a twin cockpit forward boat yours probably would go more mid-engine location. It helped on the turns from s...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:43 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: From Archive: Fin for Ski Boats by Don Katterhenry
Replies: 1
Views: 2525

From Archive: Fin for Ski Boats by Don Katterhenry

I just put my 17' CC Sportsman in the water for the second time the first I had a problem I fixed that. The second time I had no problems but don't like the way it steers. In automotive terms it pushes at cruising speed some what, but at idle speed it is really slow to respond and in reverse it wont...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:39 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: From Archive: Prop Shaft Angle by Larry Stroup
Replies: 1
Views: 2656

From Archive: Prop Shaft Angle by Tom Lang

Was the keel replaced, i.e. do you still have the original hole thru the keel? Do you still have the original strut? The strut determines the angle. That and the original shaft log. Normally these angles vary from 16 to 12 degrees. It is also not unusual to have to change angles slightly (i.e. great...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:37 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: From Archive: Prop Shaft Angle by Larry Stroup
Replies: 1
Views: 2656

From Archive: Prop Shaft Angle by Larry Stroup

Hi guys, I'm new to the list, so forgive me if this subject has been covered. I have a 1947 Chris Craft 20' Custom. I have just had the bottom redone, and need to know the correct angle for the prop shaft from the hull. Also, how far forward should the prop be from the rudder? The boat has been repo...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:33 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: Cleaning of Varnish by Rob C
Replies: 1
Views: 2604

From Archive: Cleaning of Varnish by James Patrick

Rob,

Try a mixture of one part white vinegar to 3-4 parts water, then wipe dry with a damp chamois cloth. This will remove the water spots and leave the chrome, stainless steel and varnish looking like new.

Jim
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:31 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: Cleaning of Varnish by Rob C
Replies: 1
Views: 2604

From Archive: Cleaning of Varnish by Rob C

What does the group say is best for cleaning varnished surfaces? Nothing too difficult, just day-to-day water spots/dirt, etc. Almost every cleaner I've seen says "do not use on plastic or varnished surfaces." I currently am using Murphy's Oil soap. Anyother suggestions?

Thanks!

Rob
by Club Archivist
Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:32 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: CPES Over Filler Stain by Mo Sherill
Replies: 5
Views: 3814

From Archive: CPES Over Filler Stain by Steve Johnson

I have had very good luck with the GREEN 3M Scotchbrite pads. They last a long time vs. sandpaper and can be cleaned frequently. If your painting the bottom of your boat and are not familiar with the type of paint your sanding, it's best to wear rubber gloves (roll up the ends) and a respirator. I'm...
by Club Archivist
Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:02 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: CPES Over Filler Stain by Mo Sherill
Replies: 5
Views: 3814

From Archive: CPES Over Filler Stain by Steve Smith

As far as I know abrasive pads [Scotchbrite and the no-name knockoffs] come in ultrafine, fine, medium and coarse, or something like that. The coarse ones are red or grey, I think, the medium green, the fine white, or something like that. I obviously don't know exactly what I am talking about...but ...
by Club Archivist
Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:00 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: CPES Over Filler Stain by Mo Sherill
Replies: 5
Views: 3814

From Archive: CPES Over Filler Stain by Randy Winkler

Hi Steve, In your recent response, you said, "Second step is to sand, with a medium abrasive pad, to remove the thin film of CPES resins on the surface, making it bare wood. the stain pigments will disperse better over this microscopically rough surface." What grade are you recommending? 120, 150 18...
by Club Archivist
Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:57 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: CPES Over Filler Stain by Mo Sherill
Replies: 5
Views: 3814

From Archive: CPES Over Filler Stain by Steve Smith

CPES glues the varnish to the wood, better than stain or varnish can stick by themselves. If it was me, I would put CPES on the bare wood first, to soak in to the old wood as deeply as it might. Second step is to sand, with a medium abrasive pad, to remove the thin film of CPES resins on the surface...
by Club Archivist
Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:55 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: CPES Over Filler Stain by Mo Sherill
Replies: 5
Views: 3814

From Archive: CPES Over Filler Stain by Bobby Stone

Re-doing the toe-rail on my Connie. Using CC Mahogany filler-stain and varnish. How do I and should I, use CPES in this application.

Bobby Stone
by Club Archivist
Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:53 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: CPES Over Filler Stain by Mo Sherill
Replies: 5
Views: 3814

From Archive: CPES Over Filler Stain by Mo Sherill

To me all this discussion makes varnishing over CPES sound like a complicated process!    What I did was recommended directly to me by Don Danenberg.    1 - I stained with a custom mix using Pettit and Interlux colors to achieve the color I wanted.   2 - I let the stain dry about a week and then put...
by Club Archivist
Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:49 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: From Archive: Correct Pre-War Stencil
Replies: 0
Views: 2984

From Archive: Correct Pre-War Stencil

I now have the correct Pre-war logo graphic done.  The original artwork was scrutinized from Hi Res photos and the digital reconstruction was done by Bill Basler...the best there is at this. This is not a decal. It is a self-adhesive stencil that can be applied to your boat that will enable you to g...
by Club Archivist
Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:42 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: Finesse-It by Larry Myer
Replies: 2
Views: 3239

From Archive: Finesse-It by Boatwerker

I use finesse-it to put show finishes on boats. it requires 15 or so coats of varnish, 1500x wetsanding and some vigorous workout but leaves a liquid looking surface. well worth the effort im my opinion. i used a powerbuffer, cant imagine doing it by hand.
-caleb
by Club Archivist
Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:41 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: Finesse-It by Larry Myer
Replies: 2
Views: 3239

From Archive: Finesse-It by Larry Myer

Has anyone had any experience using 3M Finesse-It ?

Larry
by Club Archivist
Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:38 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: Painting Stanchions by Bobby Stone
Replies: 1
Views: 2309

From Archive: Painting Stanchions by Steve Smith

If you can remove the stanchions [they seem to be metal] MEK [the solvent, methyl ethyl ketone] strips just about any paint and leaves no residue. just soak, or wrap with a paper towel wetted with MEK and cover with aluminum foil for an hour or less and it will wrinkle and shrivel and come off, whet...
by Club Archivist
Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:36 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: From Archive: Sherwood Impeller by Chris Daraska
Replies: 6
Views: 5180

From Archive: Sherwood Impeller by Chip Byrne

Here is yet another source for the impeller to your Sherwood:
 
http://www.depcopump.com
 
Chip 
by Club Archivist
Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:33 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: Painting Stanchions by Bobby Stone
Replies: 1
Views: 2309

From Archive: Painting Stanchions by Bobby Stone

The winter has really taken a toll on my boat. This is it's first winter out of a boat house in a long time. I don't think the previous owners had to really keep up with paint and brightwork maintenance, and all of the above is failing quickly! Can you wizards provide me with advice on repainting th...
by Club Archivist
Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:30 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: From Archive: Historic Photos of 71938 by Bill Basler
Replies: 10
Views: 7353

From Archive: Historic Photos of 71938 by Bill Basler

All: I thought you might enjoy the most recent addition I have made to my site. I was able to get a handful of photos from the family that owned my hull for most of its life. My boat was originally purchased by William Nicholas, former Lt. Governor of Iowa in 1942. He owned it for approximately 3 ye...