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by debiby
Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Seam Compound Question
Replies: 18
Views: 10782

I am going to follow his advise, this is why I am on this forum is so I can find out from the people that know what they are doing. I started soaking her down today with sprinklers so we will see what happens.
by debiby
Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Seam Compound Question
Replies: 18
Views: 10782

Also Bret I have also done as you have and been over pretty much every inch of this boat, I am just new to wood boats so I can't help but worry about her taking on too much water on first launch. This old girl has been dry since 1982. Thanks for sharing all your experiance with us here and keeping u...
by debiby
Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Seam Compound Question
Replies: 18
Views: 10782

The reason I am thinking 101 is one of the other members used it on his bottom, he stated that as the bottom swelled it oozed out and he trimmed it, I don't have the luxery of having in a travel lift and I don't expect the rangers are going to let me tie up the boat ramp for several days while she s...
by debiby
Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:04 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Paragon trans.
Replies: 5
Views: 2588

I sent two manuals to Bill so he can put them into the archives, not sure if either one has what you want but maybe they will help.
by debiby
Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Seam Compound Question
Replies: 18
Views: 10782

I am planning on using 3M 101 along my keel and the chines on my cruiser, I think all my planks will swell up fine but I want caulking in some of the other places. I am thinking I should be able to pull her in the water on the trailer and just leave it there if I do it on a weekday the ramp wont be ...
by debiby
Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Paragon trans.
Replies: 5
Views: 2588

I have them on disk in PDF format. I'll try to upload them to the archive in the next day or 2.
by debiby
Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 help needed
Replies: 6
Views: 3494

I found my problem, when I installed the cam bearings I set the back bearing even with the inside of the journal and it should have been even with the outside edge, this let the oil just gush at the back of the engine instead of going into the bearing like it is supposed to. I put it back together t...
by debiby
Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 help needed
Replies: 6
Views: 3494

I am using a pre-oiler, once I saw the top end was still dry I haven't started her up since. I am thinking I must have a bolt missing or maybe a plug like the commander says. I see all kinds of oil going into the first lifter holes but when I put the lifters in nothing comes out nor does it make it ...
by debiby
Sat Mar 22, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 help needed
Replies: 6
Views: 3494

283 help needed

I rebuilt the 283 I am planning on putting in my cruiser and we started it up the other day, sounds great but the darn thing only runs if the choke is closed so I am guesssing the carb still has issues. The problem that has me stumped is the oil pressure, I am getting about 30 lbs of pressure but no...
by debiby
Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hoses for Chris Craft 283
Replies: 3
Views: 2488

Thanks guys, I thought I might go to Napa and see what they have and find some that I can use part of, if not then the coils are the next option.
by debiby
Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: How do I make my engine run at Tahoe
Replies: 12
Views: 4832

I live in Colorado and when I take my fishing boat to high lakes I advance the timing 1 degree for every 1000 feet of elevation difference and it runs like a champ, I would think the old Chris Craft engines would be the same.
by debiby
Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Help with using archive/search
Replies: 8
Views: 4457

Try just typing in "wiring". I found this one for you it is for a sea skiff 30' and under maybe these will help.
http://www.chris-craft.org/discussion/v ... ght=wiring

There are many more posts you can go thru, maybe some that would be better suited for your boat.
by debiby
Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hoses for Chris Craft 283
Replies: 3
Views: 2488

Hoses for Chris Craft 283

Anyone have any idea where to find the formed hoses for the flywheel forward 283? The straight ones are no problem but the ones with curves are the ones I need, I hate to put a rebuilt engine in my boat with old hoses.
by debiby
Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:05 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: 1960 283 generator dsassembly
Replies: 7
Views: 5853

Believe it or not there are 2 283's on e-bay right now that have these generator/water pumps on them. I'm not sure where you live but if these are close you might `consider looking at one of them for parts.Right now the price is only $150 each. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewIte...
by debiby
Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: I have a new Transum and Windshield!
Replies: 2
Views: 2544

Thanks Al, on the windshield I got lucky and found the 4 windows on e-bay so all I had to do was build a new frame, we had one bottom piece, one side and part of the middle piece to use for patterns. After only 4 tries and 2 weeks of work we got everything to fit right, We are getting pretty excited...
by debiby
Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:28 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: I have a new Transum and Windshield!
Replies: 2
Views: 2544

I have a new Transum and Windshield!

We finished the transom and even named our old girl. Also we had just enough pieces of the old windshield that we were able to build a new one. I am now shooting for a wet date sometime in March 08. 8) http://www.postimage.org/aV1iGpRi.jpg http://www.postimage.org/aV1iGEP9.jpg http://www.postimage.o...
by debiby
Sun Sep 16, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Pics from the Southern Colorado Boat show in Pueblo
Replies: 1
Views: 1931

Pics from the Southern Colorado Boat show in Pueblo

I took what I could, my darn batteries went dead and of course I didn't have one of the 3 extras I have with me, what a putz I am. Anyway we had a nice turn out for the first one and I got to take pics of most of the boats, if your boat was there and I didn't get a pic I am sorry. http://upload3.pos...
by debiby
Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:03 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Got my 1959 Continental in the water!!! (pics & videos)
Replies: 10
Views: 5770

:D Nice Chris!! Makes me want mine done even worse!
by debiby
Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Leaky Cabins, How about you?
Replies: 9
Views: 5360

I am glad to hear they leak, I thought maybe I was doing something wrong because my cabin has been rebuild all the way around and yet everytime it rains I am finding water inside. I am going to caulk everything once I am done with all the varnish and trim.
by debiby
Sun Aug 19, 2007 3:43 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Southern Colorado Clasic Wood Boat Show
Replies: 1
Views: 1848

Southern Colorado Clasic Wood Boat Show

Today a fellow dropped by the house while I was away and gave my wife a flyer about the Souther Colorado Wooden Boat show, It is going to be on Sept. 15th and 16th and the North Marina at lake Pueblo. I am so excited about this I didn't think we had any of these shows here even though there are some...
by debiby
Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:14 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Fellow Kit Boat Owners
Replies: 4
Views: 3606

I am currently restoring a 1952 31' express cruiser kit boat. I have found some old kit boat adds on e-bay and I also found part of the plans for my kit boat on e-bay. I don't know that my boat will ever be worth even what I have in it but I plan on enjoying it with my family when I get her in the w...
by debiby
Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 rebuild info
Replies: 7
Views: 4004

I have the two gears and a chain. I am proof that sometimes you can out think yourself. as it sat the right cylinder on the timing end was at TDC, I moved the engine until the mark on the flywheel came up to the pointer and the cylinder at the opposite corner came up at TDC compression stroke. Now w...
by debiby
Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:08 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 rebuild info
Replies: 7
Views: 4004

I know how to do what you are saying but the marks I was refering to are the ones on he timing gears themselves. The flywheel isn't lining up either it is about a quarter turn away maybe a little less. There is 2 sets of marks on the flywheel but they are right next to each other, you have the dot o...
by debiby
Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:55 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 rebuild info
Replies: 7
Views: 4004

I have the cd it only has parts lists for the 283's. There is a lot of good info on the cd but not the info I need. I checked at both boat shops here in town and even talked to a marine mechanic I have known for years and no one knows about the flywheel forward engines. I guess there isn't much call...
by debiby
Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 rebuild info
Replies: 7
Views: 4004

283 rebuild info

I am rebuilding a flywheel forward 283 to put into the boat I am restoring. I set up the timing gears with the dots together and then put the trani on. I then installed the lifters and went to put on the rocker arms and this is when I realized a couple of things, first of all the valves on what woul...
by debiby
Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:24 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 1960 Consellation cabin roof surface replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 18671

Glad I could help. Mine is getting there slow but sure. I am hoping to get her wet before summer is over I just had a big honey dew list this spring that kept me from the boat. We are doing the transum now then paint the sides and bottom then get the motor in and do the interier then maybe we can go...
by debiby
Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 1960 Consellation cabin roof surface replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 18671

by debiby
Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:54 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Pre-soaking prior to launching
Replies: 9
Views: 9827

One more thing no one has mentioned is that it is a bad idea to put water inside the hull to soak it, the hull is built to keep water out not hold it in so the weight and pressure is bad for it, put sprinklers under the boat and let it soak from the outside.
by debiby
Wed May 02, 2007 11:18 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: New Transom Boards, help!
Replies: 14
Views: 9446

I would sure love to see the info you have on it Al. You can e-mail me at [email protected]
by debiby
Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:28 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: New Transom Boards, help!
Replies: 14
Views: 9446

I pulled the bottom board and there are battens under them. As far as re-using the old ones I don't see that happening. The frame and battens all look solid except the vertical board in the corner on the left side has a soft spot in it about 2" long and about halfway thru it so I will for sure chang...