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by JimF
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: still have buzz issues?
Replies: 66
Views: 14365

Re: still have buzz issues?

Funny you mentioned the avatar. Mine has not been working for weeks and today it reappeared.
by JimF
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: still have buzz issues?
Replies: 66
Views: 14365

Re: still have buzz issues?

I have a Mac desktop. For a while I was missing many pictures on our website but now they are back. Now I can not search on the hull registry to do my Boat of the Week. I wonder if it is my computer or it is that way for everyone. Would someone try doing a search on the registry and let me know if i...
by JimF
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Natuolex Vinyl flooring
Replies: 5
Views: 2515

Re: Natuolex Vinyl flooring

I think Paul Cundiff at Woodies Restoration in Kentucky was making this. If not he should. He has been making a lot of other materials.
by JimF
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: How to keep Varnish looking shiny when on the water
Replies: 7
Views: 4702

Re: How to keep Varnish looking shiny when on the water

Another important thing is to dry the boat off after every use to avoid build up of water spots. I use a mop with micro fiber threads. That makes it easier to do the sides. I am fortunate that my boat is kept on a lift and I can walk on both sides but any thing you can do will help.
by JimF
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Ceiling screws
Replies: 4
Views: 1718

Re: Ceiling screws

That's what I was wondering. Chrome, brass or that dark bronze color?
by JimF
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Ceiling screws
Replies: 4
Views: 1718

Ceiling screws

I am freshening up my 1930 Model 100. What would be the correct screws to use to install the ceiling planks?
by JimF
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1938 "Chris Craft Utility" decal
Replies: 8
Views: 2797

Re: 1938 "Chris Craft Utility" decal

"Decals" which are now peel and stick are available from Classic Boating magazine and the Classic Boat Connection.
by JimF
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Can you identify the model?
Replies: 2
Views: 1306

Re: Can you identify the model?

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1946 25' Sportsman
by JimF
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Motorfunding
Replies: 1
Views: 1072

Re: Motorfunding

I believe the engine stringers would be the same no matter which engine was installed. The shaft would also be the same although there might be a difference in the propeller. I know nothing about the diesel engine but I don't see why it would not work. Do not worry about the shaft. Just align the ne...
by JimF
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 1938 "Chris Craft Utility" decal
Replies: 8
Views: 2797

Re: 1938 "Chris Craft Utility" decal

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Here is my 1942 Deluxe Utility
by JimF
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Stewardship Award Winner
Replies: 2
Views: 13427

Re: Stewardship Award Winner

We have another Stewardship winner. Steve and Patricia Minor of McCall, Idaho took their 1959 Continental to the Inland Empire show and came home with the prize. Congratulations to them!!
by JimF
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Stewardship Award Winner
Replies: 2
Views: 13427

Stewardship Award Winner

A report from Bob Rice, the Head Judge at Lake Hopatcong; At the Lake Hopatcong Show on June 24, 2017 we were proud to present the award that the CCABC sponsored.....the "Stewardship Award". I have been a proud member of CCABC going back to the late 70's with my earliest Brass Bell dating to 1978. W...
by JimF
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: 1946-48 20' Runabout
Replies: 7
Views: 2564

Re: 1946-48 20' Runabout

Go to the hull registry on the website. Use the search. Select Chris-Craft, then Custom, then the year, then the length. The camera icon indicates that there are pictures. There is usually the owners name.
by JimF
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Boat of the Week
Replies: 0
Views: 15636

Boat of the Week

If you would like to see your boat featured for a week on the website, get your Hull Registry photos and information up to date with good photos. Who knows? Your boat might be the one! Email me at [email protected]
by JimF
Tue May 09, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club Hats!
Replies: 10
Views: 20697

Re: Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club Hats!

I don't have a picture but the geese have always been part of the Chris-Craft emblem. Maybe someone can post a picture of that red, white and blue logo.
by JimF
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: grape leaf 3 gauge panel
Replies: 12
Views: 5769

Re: grape leaf 3 gauge panel

I went with an electric tach. The original tach rotated counter-clockwise so because I was using a more modern V-8 that rotated clockwise, I went with a new electric gauge that Mark created with a spider web face. The switch on the lower left was something a previous owner had added. It now runs the...
by JimF
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Leaky water pump
Replies: 5
Views: 1311

Re: Leaky water pump

This may not work forever but works great today. Will have to observe for long time applications. No paper gasket at all.
by JimF
Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Leaky water pump
Replies: 5
Views: 1311

Leaky water pump

waterpump.JPG I just fired up my "new to me" B engine and it runs fine but leaks from the point where the two flanges screw together. I opened it up and found the paper gasket broken in a few places. I added this Permatex to both flanges and stuck the paper gasket in place the best I could. I put t...
by JimF
Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Looking for a 1940ish 3 spoke steering wheel
Replies: 10
Views: 1977

Re: Looking for a 1940ish 3 spoke steering wheel

I am working on a 1935 utility that someone else started. It came with a brand new wheel from sullivansgarage.com. Looking on their website it appears that it might be the 1935 Ford wheel but it is hard to say. $156! Look at it and give them a call.
by JimF
Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Plywood underlay for hull sides
Replies: 22
Views: 5122

Re: Plywood underlay for hull sides

s-l1600.jpg It is a 1935 Deluxe Utility 18' I found it on ebay last summer. The owner had begun the project but had to give it up. He did a fabulous job of putting on a 5200 bottom, had the "B" engine rebuilt and had sourced many reproduction parts like the steering wheel, the instrument panel with...
by JimF
Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Plywood underlay for hull sides
Replies: 22
Views: 5122

Re: Plywood underlay for hull sides

For those of you who have never seen a top like this (myself included until this came along), here is a factory photo.
by JimF
Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Plywood underlay for hull sides
Replies: 22
Views: 5122

Re: Plywood underlay for hull sides

Just to follow up, I decided to use the old planks in the normal fashion-no plywood. I did replace a few planks that were badly damaged. The problem with 3/8" planks is that they are too shallow to use bungs over the screw heads so all holes are filled with Famowood as was done for this model from t...
by JimF
Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Oil pressure gauge connection
Replies: 10
Views: 3411

Re: Oil pressure gauge connection

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I bought this engine as a fresh rebuild but have not run it yet. The oil line is connected up under the generator.
by JimF
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Info wanted on hull U-22-1052
Replies: 28
Views: 6221

Re: Info wanted on hull U-22-1052

Personally I love the top and would keep it even though it is likely not factory.it looks well done and suits the boat.
by JimF
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Info wanted on hull U-22-1052
Replies: 28
Views: 6221

Re: Info wanted on hull U-22-1052

My 25' Sportsman is powered by a 454 with left hand rotation and I have no issues other than having to remember it backs to the right. Have other people had problems with left hand rotation?
by JimF
Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Plywood underlay for hull sides
Replies: 22
Views: 5122

Re: Plywood underlay for hull sides

To be honest I have no idea how thick the original planks were. However the stem and chines have been replaced and it appears that 1/2" is required. The main reason for using the ply is that I am using the original 80 year old planks and I am sure they are not as strong as they once were. Thank you ...
by JimF
Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Plywood underlay for hull sides
Replies: 22
Views: 5122

Re: Plywood underlay for hull sides

What got me thinking of doing this was that the original planking is only about 3/8" thick from being sanded over the years and that seemed thin to re-use by itself. Combined with 1/8" ply I will get original thickness of 1/2" as well as a much more stable hull side.
by JimF
Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Plywood underlay for hull sides
Replies: 22
Views: 5122

Plywood underlay for hull sides

I know this has been done but I have never done it. I am beginning restoration of an 18' 1935 utility. The side planks are good but a little thin. Here is the method I am considering. Remove all the side planks (hull is braced internally) and clean up the edges. Fill old screw holes in frames.Cut 1/...
by JimF
Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Wood as a building material for skyscrapers
Replies: 5
Views: 1796

Re: Wood as a building material for skyscrapers

I found your coffee table!
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