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by debiby
Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:11 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: New Transom Boards, help!
Replies: 14
Views: 9446

I haven't pulled the old ones off yet so there may be battens. If there are why did the old boards seperate so much? There is about a 1/8"+ gap between them.
by debiby
Sat Apr 28, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: New Transom Boards, help!
Replies: 14
Views: 9446

That makes sense. So I should just plain the edges for a tight fit and put them on that way? I just want to do this right and have it look and work good. The old planks have a huge gap between them but I am sure this is from being dry for 25+ years.
by debiby
Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: New Transom Boards, help!
Replies: 14
Views: 9446

New Transom Boards, help!

I need to replace my transom boards and have a question for you experts. Do I just butt them together or should I glue the seams together? I was thinking about joining them together with biscuts and gluing them, would that be a good idea or a bad one?
by debiby
Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Deck hatch gasket material for 1960 Constellation.
Replies: 5
Views: 4694

I found some for mine on e-bay. Sounds like the same stuff.
by debiby
Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:52 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull # on my kit boat?
Replies: 12
Views: 7706

I think it is just a part number after all. We took the plywood up on the bow this weekend and every board up there had numbers on them, the bow boards had different numbers than the window trim but all bow pieces had the same number on them. Must have been how they id'ed the pieces in the kit for `...
by debiby
Fri Mar 16, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull # on my kit boat?
Replies: 12
Views: 7706

The trouble with finding the number elsewhere is that someone has painted almost every inch of this boat. I found this on the piece of wood that is between the two cabin windows. Like I said I have seen ink on other boards but there was so much paint or rot that I couldn't read it. Most pieces I hav...
by debiby
Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull # on my kit boat?
Replies: 12
Views: 7706

It looks like an 8 to me and yes it is spaced, I kind of thought it might be a number to tell what piece it was but if that were the case then all the pieces would have numbers on them and they don't. I also meant to tell you guys I got my hands on a kit boat brochure from 1952, it has all the kit b...
by debiby
Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Splash Rail Trim for 1948 17" Dlxe Runabout
Replies: 2
Views: 3053

Have you tried watching for them on e-bay? I have found many part there and made some great deals.
by debiby
Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull # on my kit boat?
Replies: 12
Views: 7706

Also there is a space between the 31 and 64 then the 8. Here is a picture of what I found.

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by debiby
Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull # on my kit boat?
Replies: 12
Views: 7706

The place where the number is will be hidden but I did photograph the number on it. I will do the same with any others I find from now on.
by debiby
Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull # on my kit boat?
Replies: 12
Views: 7706

Hull # on my kit boat?

I found a number stamped in one of the pieces of trim in my boat yesterday, it was 31 64 8. Could this be their number for this boat or do you think it was just a part number? I have seen numbers on some other parts but they were not in good enough shape to read them so I don't know if they had the ...
by debiby
Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: How to set up the plumbing
Replies: 2
Views: 3022

How to set up the plumbing

All the plumbing on this old boat has the drains going straight out the side of the boat, even the head. I am sure this is wrong now adays and need to know how to set it up. I am sure I need a holding tank for the head but do I also need a gray water tank as well? Also where do you locate the hookup...
by debiby
Sat Feb 10, 2007 4:47 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Fiberglass Removal From Wood Hull
Replies: 6
Views: 4394

Al was part right, we scraped the loose stuff off and then used a heat gun to soften the other. It actually came off easier than I thought it was going to, once it gets hot it just peels right off. Still it was a lot of work, left us with sore necks from working upside down for days on end. Good luc...
by debiby
Fri Dec 15, 2006 11:32 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: To caulk or not to caulk
Replies: 20
Views: 12697

I am planning on leaving her in the water from say April thru October at least. The lake here does get iced over parts of the winter which scares me with a wooden hull so I think she would be safer spending the winter trailered. I'm not so worried about how the hull looks as far as seams showing, he...
by debiby
Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:45 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: To caulk or not to caulk
Replies: 20
Views: 12697

What you are saying makes sense. Keep in mind my hull is old in years but remember it had fiberglass on it so it realy hasn't seen any water yet. My planks are all new looking to tell the truth and the gaps are minimal and look to me like when the wood swells they should close up. I wouldn't dream o...
by debiby
Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:36 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Differnces in 283's
Replies: 3
Views: 3303

Thanks for the info guys. Mine had a hemi in it before but the guy I got her from took it out wanting to put it into a car, now he wants to sell it back to me but he still wants way to much for it so I decided to go with the 283. Same HP and tork, less weight so I think it will be better. Pauls moto...
by debiby
Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:18 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: To caulk or not to caulk
Replies: 20
Views: 12697

That sounds like what the manual states, it says after the hull soaks up the seam compund will push out of the cracks or at least some of it, then it will need trimmed or sanded when you re-finish the bottom. Does 5200 dry to a hard form or does it stay soft enough to be able to push out of the seams?
by debiby
Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:27 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Differnces in 283's
Replies: 3
Views: 3303

Differnces in 283's

I have found a 283H Cris Craft motor for my boat and I azm seeing a lot of info on 283f and 283m motors. Can anyone tell me what the differences are and if there is a difference in my (H) from the others? Thanks in advaznce.
Dan
by debiby
Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: To caulk or not to caulk
Replies: 20
Views: 12697

I agree that it would have to be something that could move, my point was that they did put something in the grooves from the factory. I wouldn't think of caulking anything without soaking it up first.
by debiby
Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:45 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: To caulk or not to caulk
Replies: 20
Views: 12697

To caulk or not to caulk

I have read posts on this board that state that there should never be any caulking between the planks on the hull. I have a cd that has a bunch of chris craft manuals on it including the CC Boat Owners manual first edition. Here is what it says about the hull... The planks are tapered at the seams, ...
by debiby
Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:16 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Finishing Technique
Replies: 13
Views: 9345

By the way the leaves and such on top are not imbedded in the varnish, the wind came up the next day when I took the pictures. I have very minor dust or anything else in the varnish.
by debiby
Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:11 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Finishing Technique
Replies: 13
Views: 9345

As I have told you all I decided to do mahogany planks on my cabin roof rather than canvas and plywood. I have them on and have put on 2 coats of varnish with a roller. The bubbles dissapear within minutes and I am very impressed with the results so far. I am thinking one or two more coats is all it...
by debiby
Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:54 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Timing for my 1955 Cavalier
Replies: 11
Views: 9472

You also have to remember that one stroke is compression and one is exsaust. You need tdc on the compression stroke. Marking it on the exsaust stroke wont do you any good.
by debiby
Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:31 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: What is the best varnish/urethane to use on wood boats
Replies: 45
Views: 31359

I posted some pictures of my progress in another thread and there are old and new boards together but you realy can't tell the difference, you must sand the old boards good to get all the old finish off and clean them up nice. Mine all blended well or at least I think they did.
by debiby
Sat Oct 28, 2006 8:09 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: What is the best varnish/urethane to use on wood boats
Replies: 45
Views: 31359

I have done it both ways and can tell little difference. I am treating some of the old weathered wood that I am trying to save with CPES before I stain it as I want max penitration on this wood but on the new wood I am staining first. My line of thinking is I am taking this whole boat down to bare w...
by debiby
Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:47 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Making progress on my kit boat restoration
Replies: 2
Views: 2459

I live in Colorado and our winters here can be warm and cold both in the same day. It was over 70 today and a blizzerd is forcast for tonight and in the morning then back to 70 by Saturday. They say if you don't like the weather here just wait an hour and it will change.LOL. Anyway I think we are go...
by debiby
Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:55 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Making progress on my kit boat restoration
Replies: 2
Views: 2459

Making progress on my kit boat restoration

I thought you guys might want to see pics of the progress I am making on my express cruiser kit boat. I have taken the front of the cabin off and rebuilt it, instead of the 2 small windows that were there I went with larger windows to give the cabin more light and even though the pieces that were th...
by debiby
Sun Oct 08, 2006 9:20 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Nice 283
Replies: 0
Views: 3328

Nice 283

I almost bought this motor and trani for my boat but have decided to stick with a hemi and keep it original but thought maybe some one here could use a nice 283 for their boat. here is the link to it. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chris-Craft-factory-rebuilt-283-V8-w-Paragon-reverse_W0QQitemZ230036...
by debiby
Sun Oct 08, 2006 9:18 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Good deal on a nice 283
Replies: 0
Views: 1766

Good deal on a nice 283

I almost bought this motor and trani for my boat but have decided to stick with a hemi and keep it original but thought maybe some one here could use a nice 283 for their boat. here is the link to it. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chris-Craft-factory-rebuilt-283-V8-w-Paragon-reverse_W0QQitemZ230036...
by debiby
Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Kit Boats
Replies: 5
Views: 3626

I stll haven't heard from Jerry, maybe I will resend the picture, could be lost in cyberspace.