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by Club Archivist
Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:27 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: From Archive: Canvas Cabin Tops by Dale Harris
Replies: 7
Views: 4845

From Archive: Canvas Cabin Tops by John Callahan

This list is great!!! Am currently working on a 23' Cruisers Inc., replacing original Naut-O-Lex with canvas. You guys have answered all my questions.

Thanks,
John Callahan
by Club Archivist
Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:26 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: From Archive: Canvas Cabin Tops by Dale Harris
Replies: 7
Views: 4845

From Archive: Canvas Cabin Tops by Boatwerker

all i know is what i have seen and the traditional systems (bonding with one part oil paint cut with linseed oil) works well on convex surfaces. dont try it on flat ones, it doesnt stay down well. white lead paste works rather similarly. Modern Two part urethane and traditional canvas dont seem to m...
by Club Archivist
Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:25 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: From Archive: Canvas Cabin Tops by Dale Harris
Replies: 7
Views: 4845

From Archive: Canvas Cabin Tops by Shuntoon

What do you think about this - using the pait as the adhesive? The Rot Doctor has a two part urethane product that might serve as the paint. They say that its best if applied over CEPS which works into my plans - since much of the deckhoiuse is being dismantled to replace some of the visible mahogan...
by Club Archivist
Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:24 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: From Archive: Canvas Cabin Tops by Dale Harris
Replies: 7
Views: 4845

From Archive: Canvas Cabin Tops by Steve Smith

Tim-Bor is a trade name of U. S. Borax for disodium octaborate, and should be readily available. Pest Control Operators spray a water solution of it on wood routinely. Look in a Target store, for instance, in the garden section...... Borate is an excellent fungicide for wood or canvas. The finished ...
by Club Archivist
Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:22 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: From Archive: Canvas Cabin Tops by Dale Harris
Replies: 7
Views: 4845

From Archive: Caulking Decks by Boatwerker

white lead can be ordered form goe kirby paint co. The borate i am reffering is disodium octoborate, used to be sold under the brand ship-bor. No longer available but i think i have a new source. it is water soluable and i mix it in the warm water i use to shrink the canvas after it is applied. i wi...
by Club Archivist
Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:20 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: From Archive: Canvas Cabin Tops by Dale Harris
Replies: 7
Views: 4845

From Archive: Canvas Cabin Tops by John Callahan

Caleb, In one of your posts , you mention borate in applying canvas to decks. Would you mind telling us what it is and how it helps. I have used wet canvas over wet oil based paint and it works fine with oil based (porch & deck enamel) on the canvas after it dries. Leaves the weave of the canvas app...
by Club Archivist
Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:13 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: Slick Decks by Boatwerker
Replies: 5
Views: 3560

From Archive: Slick Decks by Lee Sharp

Your 5 year clear is neat stuff, but due to the problems applying it in a humid bug filled environment (Houston) I have stuck with varnish. However, this non-skid sounds appealing. If it would also work well in Schooner, I would be interested in it. How many others have to say the same to make it wo...
by Club Archivist
Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:12 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: Slick Decks by Boatwerker
Replies: 5
Views: 3560

From Archive: Slick Decks by Steve Smith

I have made, on an experimental basis, for a few people over the last few years, a grit chemically treated to bond to polyurethane [my Five Year Clear] and engineered to go invisible against a wood background. It lasts a long time because it is chemically bonded into the polymer. It works very well,...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:00 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: Slick Decks by Boatwerker
Replies: 5
Views: 3560

From Archive: Slick Decks by Steve Smith

Caleb, That sounds like a really great way to do it. It would be important to squeegee the glue into a thin film...thinner than the size of the shell grains, so they don't get buried in glue. Naturally, anyone who uses this process commercially [meaning on other than their own boat, as a paid contra...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:58 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: Slick Decks by Boatwerker
Replies: 5
Views: 3560

From Archive: Slick Decks by Boatwerker

steve, i spread a layer of epoxy out, sprinkle the walnut shells into the epoxy, then put 6 mil poly over it and roll with a soft rubber roller (spngy soft texture) ......and leave the poly sheet in place until the epoxy cures, whereupon it will release from new clean poly, and stick to poly sheet t...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:55 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: Slick Decks by Boatwerker
Replies: 5
Views: 3560

From Archive: Slick Decks by Steve Smith

How exactly do you do that, Caleb? Make a paste and trowel it around, or smear a layer of Tropical Hardwood Epoxy on the surface and then rub handfuls of ground walnut shells in it, or what?

That glue should stick fine to walnut shells, no need for CPES but thanks for the thought.....

Steve
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:53 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: Slick Decks by Boatwerker
Replies: 5
Views: 3560

From Archive: Slick Decks by Boatwerker

anyone else but me use walnut shells and tropical epoxy to do non skid? while not clear, they are a nondiscript brown that blends in well. they seem to wear well and the epoxy sticks tham down like crazy. I have wondered about saturating them with cpes first but am daunted by the curing process. (ie...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:14 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: From Archive: Sherwood Impeller by Chris Daraska
Replies: 6
Views: 5307

Chris, try the attached web site hypropumps.com. they have the pump you are looking for. The specific impeller is item #224 on page #23. Check out distributor nearest you. Good luck.

http://www.hypropumps.com/Products/listPRD.cfm

John McConnnell
'67, 40' Connie
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:10 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: From Archive: Sherwood Impeller by Chris Daraska
Replies: 6
Views: 5307

From Archive: Sherwood Impeller by Tom Lang

One of my distributors told me the other day that they bought the entire last stock of these from Sherwood. Let me double check and get back to you to make sure the distributor and I are on the same wavelength. This is for the K engine. If I have all this correct, and you want one, the price will be...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: From Archive: Sherwood Impeller by Chris Daraska
Replies: 6
Views: 5307

From Archive: Sherwood Impeller by Chris Daraska

Hello, I am looking for a replacement rubber impeller for my Sherwood brass water pump, the number off the pump is M10262g  875. Does anyone have a good source?

thanks chris
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: From Archive: Water Pump by Barry Borne
Replies: 0
Views: 2576

From Archive: Water Pump by Barry Borne

While trying to enjoy some of this warm Louisiana weather my water pump seized up ten minutes from the marina.  I've got a 1963 283M in a 24' Sea Skiff.  Went to my local West Marine today but they couldn't help me, but I'm sure you guys can steer me in the right direction.  Can these pumps be re bu...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:59 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: From Archive: Deckhouse and Cabin Decking by Shuntoon
Replies: 6
Views: 4390

From Archive: Deckhouse and Cabin Decking by Caleb

They originally installed the vinyl before the cabin was built (don't ask me how they kept from messing it up) and the vinyl tucked down between the deck and the cabinside. Neat installation but i have yet to find a customer willing to let me remove the cabin to keep it original.... I usually use (a...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:58 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: From Archive: Deckhouse and Cabin Decking by Shuntoon
Replies: 6
Views: 4390

From Archive: Deckhouse and Cabin Decking by Shuntoon

Caleb, thanks for taking the time. Any suggestion on the hip areas next to the deckhouse?  Its a smooth extension from the fabric on the deck, but rounds the corner over a rounded surface?  My current idea is to treat the fabric like wall paper - oveerlapping it and cutting it with a sharp knife so ...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:57 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: From Archive: Deckhouse and Cabin Decking by Shuntoon
Replies: 6
Views: 4390

From Archive: Deckhouse and Cabin Decking by Wilson Wright

And then if the hull card refers to a BSO (Boat Shipping Order) you want to follow up and get that too. There  is a charge for copies from the Museum so you might want to ask before ordering.
 
Wilson
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:55 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: From Archive: Deckhouse and Cabin Decking by Shuntoon
Replies: 6
Views: 4390

From Archive: Deckhouse and Cabin Decking by Caleb

The mariners museum is the repository for all of the Chris-Craft archives including hull cards for nearly every boat built. www.mariner.org You need to give them your hull number and they will mail it to you with info on what else is avail. usually you can get blueprints and all. Looking in my book,...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:54 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: From Archive: Deckhouse and Cabin Decking by Shuntoon
Replies: 6
Views: 4390

From Archive: Deckhouse and Cabin Decking by Dave Dillon

Hi Caleb,
I'm not familiar with this "Mariners Museum Hull Card" that you refer to...   Can you tell me where I can get one?   What information will it provide me?
Thanks,
Dave Dillon
1963 42' Conqueror 
Boston, MA
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:53 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: From Archive: Deckhouse and Cabin Decking by Shuntoon
Replies: 6
Views: 4390

From Archive: Deckhouse and Cabin Decking by Caleb

I think a 1960 connie had Nautolex vinyl on as a covering altho some cruisers had canvas into the 60s. your mariners museum hull card will tell you that- good 20 dollar investment

I use nautolux 88 adhesive to hold it down, works well and sticks like the dickens -caleb
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:52 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: From Archive: Deckhouse and Cabin Decking by Shuntoon
Replies: 6
Views: 4390

From Archive: Deckhouse and Cabin Decking by Shuntoon

Over the past two years, the decking fabric of our 1960 Constellation has begun to delaminate and develop large unsightly "bubbles".  No leaks, but very unattractive.  I presume the construction is cotton duck glued on with some sort of adhesive.  I want to replace it.  I am not sure if the boat has...
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:45 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: From Archive: Canvas Cabin Tops by Dale Harris
Replies: 7
Views: 4845

From Archive: Canvas Cabin Tops by Boatwerker

#10 natural duck and no, i lay plenty canavss down still. dynell and fg are great for their intended application. they are the 10 yr kiss of death for the cabintop. A customer is now facing the daunting task of removing their dynell job that they did four yrs ago because it will not stop cracking......
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:44 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: From Archive: Canvas Cabin Tops by Dale Harris
Replies: 7
Views: 4845

From Archive: Canvas Cabin Tops by Dale Harris

What is the normal canvas weight that Chris-Craft used on cabin tops and are most people (except purists) turning to (gasp!) Dynel or FG to replace canvas?

Dale Harris
1955 29' Semi-Enclosed Cruiser "Mon Ami"
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:10 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: From Archive: Navigation Lights by Joe Shafer
Replies: 3
Views: 3504

From Archive: Navigation Lights by Steve Johnson

John et al,
 
Hundley changed his web address to http://www.hundleychriscraft.com/
 
Steve
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:08 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: From Archive: Navigation Lights by Joe Shafer
Replies: 3
Views: 3504

From Archive: Navigation Lights by John McConnell

Steve,
 
I just gave Joe the same contact information on Byron Hundley; however as a matter in info, his web site is not operational.  Here is his phone number:
 
HUNDLEY BOAT CO
708 E HUNDLEY DR, LAKE DALLAS, TX 75065
Phone: (940) 497-6024
by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:07 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: From Archive: Navigation Lights by Joe Shafer
Replies: 3
Views: 3504

From Archive: Navigation Lights by Steve Johnson

Joe,
Try Byron Hundley at www.hundleyboats.com
 
Steve