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by island time
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: engine noise
Replies: 10
Views: 3050

Re: engine noise

The sound you describe doesn't say head gasket to me. You mentioned that the engine only has about 100 hours on it since rebuild but it hasn't made the noise until now? Is it a light "tick tick " kind of sound or is it a heavy knocking sound and is it just sound or do you feel it in the frame of the...
by island time
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: engine noise
Replies: 10
Views: 3050

Re: engine noise

I know you mentioned a time interval but I have to ask; does the noise speed up or slow down with engine speed?

Craig Wilson
by island time
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 2 1/2" copper exhaust
Replies: 32
Views: 18234

Re: 2 1/2" copper exhaust

Hi everyone. This post never goes away and nobody has posted to it in 4 years. In fact this subject dates back to when I was looking for pipe for my SeaSkiff about 5-6 years ago. Am I missing something here? As I read this thread it appears that sourcing copper pipe is something of a problem. Unless...
by island time
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Lifting rings for 23 Lancer/Commander
Replies: 8
Views: 3150

Re: Lifting rings for 23 Lancer/Commander

You hit the nail on the head Brian, I guess I should have been more specific. I'm looking for the original Chris Craft bracketry. I have a spare set of rings and rod is easy to come by but the brackets I'm sure are unique to certain boats.

Craig Wilson
by island time
Tue May 30, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Lifting rings for 23 Lancer/Commander
Replies: 8
Views: 3150

Re: Lifting rings for 23 Lancer/Commander

Thanks for the reply Jim,
I don't have any hardware yet. The boat was never equipped with lifting rings I just want to add them. I'm not sure if they were even offered on these boats but I thought I would start asking around.

Craig Wilson
by island time
Mon May 29, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Lifting rings for 23 Lancer/Commander
Replies: 8
Views: 3150

Lifting rings for 23 Lancer/Commander

Hi all, I'm working on my current project-A 1968 23 Commander and want to add the original lifting eyes/rings.
Is there anyone out there that has a set they would be willing to part with?

Craig Wilson
by island time
Mon May 29, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1940 K Engine prop shaft
Replies: 2
Views: 1752

Re: 1940 K Engine prop shaft

Hi Roger,
I just measured a spare 1" shaft that I have and that shaft has a 3/4-10 nut.

Craig Wilson
by island time
Sat May 27, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Hull Construction
Topic: New shaft tube
Replies: 3
Views: 1615

Re: New shaft tube

I found a couple of sources so far: Max-Gain Systems mgs4u.com 2',4' and 8' lengths up to 2-1/2" O.D. with 1/8" and 1/4" wall thickness. K-Mac Plastics k-mac-plastics.net 5' lengths up to 3" O.D. with 1/4" and 1/2" wall thickness. I can find what I need at either of these sources but I'm still looki...
by island time
Sat May 27, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Outboard advice
Replies: 8
Views: 2046

Re: Outboard advice

Hi John, Congrats on your new toy. I have to agree not just for the sake of agreement, I don't like outboards either but... this is the opinion program right? With what I know of outboards through real life experience if it were me in this situation I would re-power with new technology. Backing up m...
by island time
Thu May 25, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Balast Resistors in 1931 Model 199
Replies: 7
Views: 2446

Re: Balast Resistors in 1931 Model 199

Exactly right John, The only purpose a ballast resistor serves is to reduce the voltage through the contact points. With your Pertronics ignition system they serve no purpose, in fact if they are still connected they may be reducing the voltage to the pertronics system which you don't want. Not sure...
by island time
Wed May 24, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: proper front lift ring removal
Replies: 2
Views: 1358

Re: proper front lift ring removal

Make sure to loosen the lock nut under the ring and/or above the hull bracket. once the nut/s are loosened the ring/rod will spin right off counterclockwise.

Craig
by island time
Sun May 21, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Hull Construction
Topic: New shaft tube
Replies: 3
Views: 1615

New shaft tube

Hi all, As work continues on the 23 Commander I ran into a headscratcher. In preparation to paint the bottom I have been stripping old paint and patching minor scratches and repairing one good sized hole in the keel near the bow. Since all the backing blocks for the through hulls, rudder packing box...
by island time
Sat May 20, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Fakebook hurting Boat Buzz?
Replies: 27
Views: 7925

Re: Fakebook hurting Boat Buzz?

Troy, You are spot on about the identity issue. That is one thing I remember from earlier days, it feels very impersonal trying to carry on a conversation with a screen name. Through all the years I knew the real name of just one member, we formed a great friendship with wood boating being our commo...
by island time
Fri May 19, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Finishing a new, bare wood stern pole.
Replies: 15
Views: 3973

Re: Finishing a new, bare wood stern pole.

Lots of good information here, good to see member interaction!
But I have a question about something in one of the replies. What is a varnish based tack cloth? I've never heard of this.

Craig
by island time
Fri May 19, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: copper exhaust pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 2277

Re: copper exhaust pipe

Don I would agree that tig is best and probably better looking too depending on who does it but to answer the question directly, regular old lead solder works just fine.
by island time
Sun May 14, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Fakebook hurting Boat Buzz?
Replies: 27
Views: 7925

Re: Fakebook hurting Boat Buzz?

Hi all. I just read this entire thread start to finish and I can agree with most all of the comments here. Although it appears that I am a new member I am not. Some of the long standing members might remember when I was "57chris" back around 2007 or so. At that time I was restoring my first boat-a 1...
by island time
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: WTB wood door for 23ft Lancer
Replies: 2
Views: 4094

Re: WTB wood door for 23ft Lancer

Hi Guys,
I have a 23 Commander which has the door similar to what you are searching for. I see you haven't gotten any replies so I thought I would offer pictures of my door and if you're lacking any other sources I would build one for you.

Craig
by island time
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: Waterproof Paint?
Replies: 6
Views: 2509

Waterproof Paint?

Ok guys I'm repairing a couple of dings in the bottom of the 23 Commander and getting ready to paint the whole exterior. I've been researching paints to refinish the entire boat and I think Awlgrip looks like a good choice but I found out that it is not made for use below the waterline. I contacted ...
by island time
Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Paint Question
Replies: 26
Views: 4383

Re: Paint Question

As I read the input from others I may have just found a potential source of my troubles with Brightside, :idea: it's entirely possible that I applied too many coats to build mil thickness to hide imperfections. Also, my experience with brightside showed me that the white did not cover well so I may ...
by island time
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Paint Question
Replies: 26
Views: 4383

Re: Paint Question

Yes Jim, After much research I was under the impression that I had purchased the correct product for the application. That's why I was so disappointed when I had to start over and use a different product. I'm not a professional painter by any stretch, I followed the rules to the letter and still lea...
by island time
Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Paint Question
Replies: 26
Views: 4383

Re: Paint Question

I have been down the road you are going. I don't mean to be negative but your choice of paint will come back to haunt you. The first time I painted the SeaSkiff I used a monourethane which gave excellent results in terms of gloss and abrasion resistance but I quickly learned that this product like m...
by island time
Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:14 am
Forum: The Mariners' Museum
Topic: Reopening timeline
Replies: 5
Views: 5456

Reopening timeline

Is there any information out there that indicates when the museum will reopen to information orders?
by island time
Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: bent skeg
Replies: 10
Views: 3620

Re: bent skeg

This should be obvious but don't forget to take into consideration that any forging (hammering) will lengthen the metal which depending on how much work was done to the strut could have changed the length it to the point where it will not line up with original holes.
by island time
Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Replacing Exhaust Manifolds - 350FLV Thru Hull XK19
Replies: 5
Views: 3808

Re: Replacing Exhaust Manifolds - 350FLV Thru Hull XK19

Send me A PM, I have a complete Osco exhaust system that has one good manifold.

Craig
by island time
Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Winterizing K motor with Holley thermostat.
Replies: 4
Views: 1940

Re: Winterizing K motor with Holley thermostat.

If your thermostat is installed like mine (short piece of rubber hose on either side-one going into the head and the other going to the exhaust manifold) I remove the entire thermostat housing, open all engine drains then close them and fill the engine block with antifreeze through the opening in th...
by island time
Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Fuel pump output pressure
Replies: 2
Views: 1218

Re: Fuel pump output pressure

Just got back, the pump performed flawlessly even at sustained speeds of 3000 rpm. I will assume that it's fine! Thanks for the reply.

Craig
by island time
Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Fuel pump output pressure
Replies: 2
Views: 1218

Fuel pump output pressure

Hi all. I was at the show last weekend in Clayton. I had to come home a day early with a bad fuel pump. I just rebuilt the pump with a kit from Classic Boat Connection and we are up and running again. I checked the pressure and the rebuilt pump is running at 2-3 pounds no change at any engine speed....
by island time
Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Exhaust manifolds, Risers, Elbows, Adaptors, End Caps
Replies: 7
Views: 2258

Re: Exhaust manifolds, Risers, Elbows, Adaptors, End Caps

Thanks for your reply Jim, It seems as though you are quite familiar with the different cooling systems. Can you elaborate on what I can get rid of? I don't have the benefit of seeing what an F setup should look like. Also having not seen the proper original setup I don't know what parts and pieces ...
by island time
Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Exhaust manifolds, Risers, Elbows, Adaptors, End Caps
Replies: 7
Views: 2258

Re: Exhaust manifolds, Risers, Elbows, Adaptors, End Caps

I guess I'm not enough of a purest to convert it back to a Q series, lots of problems getting parts and all. If I understand what I've read this is an F series which is a lot like an automotive engine making it very easy to obtain parts. The only stumbling block that I have right now is I purchased ...
by island time
Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Exhaust manifolds, Risers, Elbows, Adaptors, End Caps
Replies: 7
Views: 2258

Exhaust manifolds, Risers, Elbows, Adaptors, End Caps

Ok so I'm pulling my hair out trying to figure out what manifolds and related parts I need for my 1968 23 Commander. Let's start with it most likely came from the factory with a 327QA but the engine has been changed to an automotive style most likely 327 or 350 according to the casting numbers from ...