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by Club Archivist
Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:07 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: From Archive: Navigation Lights by Joe Shafer
Replies: 3
Views: 3219

From Archive: Navigation Lights by Joe Shafer

The lens in the starboard navigation light on my 1963 57' Constellation broke a while ago and I haven't been able to locate a replacement lens. Does anyone know where I might be able to get one?
 
Thanks,
Joe
M/V Crazy Notion
1963 57' Constellation
by Club Archivist
Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:54 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Posted from Archive: Porpoising by DonJF
Replies: 1
Views: 2570

Posted from Archive: Porpoising by Don Ayers

Don; Porpoising can be a problem with many of these smaller boats for reasons Ray pointed out. It think that two things can make the biggest difference. 1. The center of gravity is to far aft. This is very similar to the CG of aircraft. The CG affects the attitude at which the boat will ride and the...
by Club Archivist
Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:51 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Posted from Archive: Porpoising by DonJF
Replies: 1
Views: 2570

Posted from Archive: Porpoising by DonJF

I apologize for bringing up this topic again as it was discussed back in August 2000. I just need a follow-up on the problem of pospoising of a '63 CC ski boat. I got my boat in the water three times last summer and had a terrible issue of porpoising and must address it now. Comments were made by Do...
by Club Archivist
Thu Nov 17, 2005 9:25 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: From Archive: Chrome by ???
Replies: 3
Views: 3241

From Archive: Chrome by Paul Cooledge

At the risk of a shameless plug, I'll second Tom's nod to Wade. Jim is a nice guy to deal with. All of the thirteen orders that I have sent his way were completed in a timely fashion, sometimes remarkably fast, and it's like Christmas when you unwrap them. He is a professional. He is not only fastid...
by Club Archivist
Thu Nov 17, 2005 9:25 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: From Archive: Chrome by ???
Replies: 3
Views: 3241

From Archive: Chrome by Keith4gea

Graves should be at Mt. Dora and probably, so will New England Plating. In my experience, Graves is 2 times the price of both New England Plating and Wade Technology (Plating) in Philadelphia for what I consider to be the same quality. I have been very pleased with both New England and Wade Technolo...
by Club Archivist
Thu Nov 17, 2005 9:23 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: From Archive: Chrome by ???
Replies: 3
Views: 3241

From Archive: Chrome by ???

Hello group:

How about some discourse on chrome techniques, quality, experiences?
by Club Archivist
Thu Nov 17, 2005 9:17 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: Brightwork - 1940 33' Crusier by Lisa Kost
Replies: 2
Views: 2780

From Archive: Brightwork - 1940 33' Crusier by Randy Winkler

Hi Lisa, Our boat (as previously described) was striped and then painted completely white about 6 to 8 years before we acquired her.  At that time we knew less than you have already forgotten, about old wood boats.   We decided to strip it all off and go back to the CC red stain and high gloss varni...
by Club Archivist
Thu Nov 17, 2005 9:15 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: Brightwork - 1940 33' Crusier by Lisa Kost
Replies: 2
Views: 2780

Restoration of brightwork is something about which I can help, as can many othrs here. The old varnish can be stripped safely in three ways, with a heat-gun-and-scraper, with sanding, or with a paper towel soaked in MEK, covered with 4-mil Poly sheet [Visqueen or similar] or aluminum foil, and left ...
by Club Archivist
Thu Nov 17, 2005 9:09 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: Brightwork - 1940 33' Crusier by Lisa Kost
Replies: 2
Views: 2780

From Archive: Brightwork - 1940 33' Crusier by Lisa Kost

Does anyone know if the brightwork on the 1940 Cabin Cruiser's can be restored (I hoping I'm describing it correctly), or is that wood just not going to look good on that year; do i want to keep her painted?...

Thanks so much,

List Kost
by Club Archivist
Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:47 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: From Archive: Fuel Tank 1964 Supersport by Calldamayoz
Replies: 1
Views: 2323

From Archive: Fuel Tank 1964 Supersport by Don Ayers

First, congrats on restoring a really cool boat.  I have a soft spot for the 60’s boats.  What engine is in yours?  I have had good success with the POR-15 product for cleaning, etching, and sealing older galvanized tanks.  Check the website out and read about it.  Wiring articles are out there and ...
by Club Archivist
Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:46 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: From Archive: Fuel Tank 1964 Supersport by Calldamayoz
Replies: 1
Views: 2323

From Archive: Fuel Tank 1964 Supersport by Calldamayoz

I am presently restoring a 21' 1964 CC Super Sport and have two areas I need help and/or guidance in: ?1. My galvanized steel gas tank is out of the boatwith sender and filler neck removed. Feeling inside I detect a white powder  coating on the higher sections and what I assume is patches of varnish...
by Club Archivist
Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:20 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: Interior Stain color revised by Bobby Stone
Replies: 2
Views: 2739

From Archive: Interior Stain color revised by Boatwerker

also try asndusky paint- they have some (agast) non chris craft colors that sometimes help when blending stains... I think george kirby also carries stain?? maybe not but his paints are aresum for classic colors and sheen
-caleb
by Club Archivist
Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:20 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: Interior Stain color revised by Bobby Stone
Replies: 2
Views: 2739

From Archive: Interior Stain color revised by John McConnell

Bobby,
 
I used a Interlux filler stain from Classic Boat Connection.  They have several options of the red mahogany stain as well as the darker brown stain.  Try classicboatconnection.com
 
Good luck
 
John McConnell
'67, 40' Connie
by Club Archivist
Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:19 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: From Archive: Interior Stain color revised by Bobby Stone
Replies: 2
Views: 2739

From Archive: Interior Stain color revised by Bobby Stone

Went by and checked on the boat yesterday.  No PINK PAINT!!!  It looks wonderful, beautiful raw, sanded mahogany.  It's a totally different boat now.  Where can I order some interior stain samples.  As I mentioned before, I'd like to go a bit darker and redder than the original, but not as much as t...
by Club Archivist
Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:57 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: From Archive: Multiple Choke Linkage by Chip DeBoer
Replies: 1
Views: 2655

From Archive: Multiple Choke Linkage by Don Ayers

Chip;   I know just the fella you want to get in touch with.  His name is Rube Goldberg. Ha!  Just kidding.  I'm very familiar with your engine and I will look into it to see what I can envision.  I have a picture of your engine you sent me some time ago.  I'll start there.   Thx Don Ayers Ps.  Van ...
by Club Archivist
Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:56 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: From Archive: Multiple Choke Linkage by Chip DeBoer
Replies: 1
Views: 2655

From Archive: Multiple Choke Linkage by Chip DeBoer

Greetings list, I have a 1938 Gray Fireball 6-160 engine and the carb's have been driving me nuts since we completed the restoration of our boat in 1991. I finally replaced the three old Zenith 228's with modified NOS Zenith 228's that have accelerator pumps that should actually work!   My three new...
by Club Archivist
Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:46 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: From Archive: Heard of anything like this? by Mechanicer
Replies: 10
Views: 6637

From Archive: Heard of anything like this? by Chris Daraska

There is a bill in Illinois house of reps to require all boats to have a 1 inch reflective stripe around the hull,imagine that!!

Chris
by Club Archivist
Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:44 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: From Archive: Heard of anything like this? by Mechanicer
Replies: 10
Views: 6637

From Archive: Heard of anything like this? by Skiperbob

Wilson,
 
Is this not a legislative issue that could effect every member of the Club over time, and therefore be something that the Club membership might be guided into assisting this member and all of the members in Ohio, rather than having them stand alone?

Skiperbob
by Club Archivist
Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:43 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: From Archive: Heard of anything like this? by Mechanicer
Replies: 10
Views: 6637

Bret:   This matter of affixing new numbers to old boats was mentioned at the ACBS quarterly board meeting at Skaneatles, NY last July. As described by Gene Porter, the ACBS point person on governmental affairs, it is part of some federal Coast Guard regulation. He advised that since it is so onerou...
by Club Archivist
Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:42 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: From Archive: Heard of anything like this? by Mechanicer
Replies: 10
Views: 6637

From Archive: Heard of anything like this? by Tom King

Also contacting the Northcoast/Ohio Chapter of the ACBS might be an option.

tom
by Club Archivist
Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:41 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: From Archive: Heard of anything like this? by Mechanicer
Replies: 10
Views: 6637

From Archive: Heard of anything like this? by Mvchriscraft1

My advice would be to try to find someone in the state legislature that has an old boat and do a letter writing campaign explaining how the state will be liable for the decrease in value of a classic, antique, or historical interest vessel due to their actions,,,,, they HATE the idea of upset voters...
by Club Archivist
Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:39 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: From Archive: Heard of anything like this? by Mechanicer
Replies: 10
Views: 6637

From Archive: Heard of anything like this? by George Dvorak

Bret:

Isn't Ohio the same state that told the Wright brothers they weren't interested in having the Wright brothers shop as a museum? Now it's in Michigan!

George
by Club Archivist
Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:38 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: From Archive: Heard of anything like this? by Mechanicer
Replies: 10
Views: 6637

From Archive: Heard of anything like this? by Lee Sharp

Texas "used" to allow documented vessels to forgo numbering, and avoid state tax and licensing. Now they will have all boats pay for licensing, but they will forgo numbers for documented vessels. (Thank God) However, they will be collecting tax on all documented vessels purchased after 1982 (I think...
by Club Archivist
Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:37 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: From Archive: Heard of anything like this? by Mechanicer
Replies: 10
Views: 6637

From Archive: Heard of anything like this? by Mechanicer

Wilson and list, have you heard of any other states doing what Ohio is doing?  My goofy state lawmakers have deemed that all watercraft title registrations must now have a 12 digit hull number for the vessel.  And therefore the vessel must physically bear a 12 digit number.  I believe that the law n...
by Club Archivist
Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:29 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: From Archive: Rudder 1976 CC 25 ft. by Carol Ann
Replies: 3
Views: 3682

From Archive: Rudder 1976 CC 25 ft. by Bill Large

Let me add some things to Scott's reply to your question about the rudder stuffing box.    You are going to need a very large wrench to loosen the nut on the stuffing box.  Borrow a large adjustable pipe wrench.  Once the nut breaks free, it will be easy to unscrew and slide up the rudder post.  Don...
by Club Archivist
Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:20 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: From Archive: Rudder 1976 CC 25 ft. by Carol Ann
Replies: 3
Views: 3682

From Archive: Rudder 1976 CC 25 ft. by Scott Jacobson

Carol Ann,   Both the shaft and the rudder each have a "stuffing" box where they enter the boat and each is filled with what is called "flax packing".  This looks like a small piece of rope impregnated with wax.  The first and most simple thing to try to stop them from leaking, if they are the probl...
by Club Archivist
Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:18 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: From Archive: Rudder 1976 CC 25 ft. by Carol Ann
Replies: 3
Views: 3682

From Archive: Rudder 1976 CC 25 ft. by Carol Ann

hope everybody,had a good thanksgiving. i'm having a problem with water coming thru the hull. i replaced,the thru hull bolts on the strut,replaced the drain plug fitting. all that is left is the rudder. is there  packing in the shaft..what keeps,the shaft,water tight?? thank you for any help. carol ...
by Club Archivist
Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:13 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: From Archive: K Engine Generator Rewind by Keith4gea
Replies: 1
Views: 2729

From Archive: K Engine Generator Rewind by SkiperBob

Keith,     It is a sure bet to re-work the 6 volt system.  First, be sure that the rewinder rewires the generator to be 'spark resistant,' per code.  You will also have to change the coils... no big deal, and the lamps on your control station(s).  You MAY have other 6 volt equipment, but I doubt it....
by Club Archivist
Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:12 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: From Archive: K Engine Generator Rewind by Keith4gea
Replies: 1
Views: 2729

From Archive: K Engine Generator Rewind by Keith4gea

I am repowering with two K engines in my 34 DCFB cruiser 1952 and wanted use a 12 volt system.   The Toledo Auto Electric company (800-283-2839 responded to me that they could rewind and convert my original 6 volt generators to 12 volt.   I haven't done it yet but I though others might like to know ...
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: 3459

From Archive: XL Marine Plywood bottom by Tom Lang

Steve, I'm glad we rehearsed this <NOT>. Your check is in the mail Actually, I have started to supply it. I buy the the more common sizes (1/4", 1/2") in pallets, other sizes by the sheet and sell on ebay at http://www.stores.ebay.com/vintageboathardwareandsupply as well as using it for restorations...