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by Al Benton
Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:36 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Shipping and Transport - need measurements
Replies: 39
Views: 26827

Flicka and Mike, Congrat's on getting her settled at your home. Sounds like eventually things went well. Blocking a US highway at rush hour is something you don't get to do every day. That should add to the good memories for you later. I spent all day Friday cleaning the bilge on mine (have a small ...
by Al Benton
Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:39 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Shipping and Transport - need measurements
Replies: 39
Views: 26827

That is great, Flicka and Mike. The unloading should be a lot easier using Bill's hydrolic system on your end.

Now the fun begins!
Happy Unloading and Restoration,

Al
by Al Benton
Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:11 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: What is the best varnish/urethane to use on wood boats
Replies: 45
Views: 31964

I'm curious, do the urethane products you used have UV blockers or is it the CPES that took UV out of the equation and protected the stain and wood? I put a single application of CPES over stain/filler on a small area of my boat (toe rail) three years ago, however, I used varnish (thus, not urethane...
by Al Benton
Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:36 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Shipping and Transport - need measurements
Replies: 39
Views: 26827

Flicka, sorry for the short version earlier. Had some things to catch uo on. She's a beauty. I think you are going to be very happy with her. The boat is very solid and complete. It's been well taken care of over the years. The loading went well. Chuck (previous owner) had it up on his own jacks bef...
by Al Benton
Wed Aug 02, 2006 12:47 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Shipping and Transport - need measurements
Replies: 39
Views: 26827

Flicka, she's on the road.Image

She should be on your neighborhood tomorrow.

Al
by Al Benton
Mon Jul 31, 2006 6:23 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Shipping and Transport - need measurements
Replies: 39
Views: 26827

Felicia, Good to hear from you. I replied to your pm but not confident it actually sent. Thus: I called the hauller and the previous owner to confirm time and location. We're all set at this end for Wednesday, 6:00am. I'll make sure they batten down the loose items including the search light, gen se...
by Al Benton
Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:01 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Soft Spot on 1962 Constellation Hull
Replies: 1
Views: 2982

I discovered a similar place on my '60, 27' connie about 4 years ago. This was on the first plank under the rub rail, well above the water line. It was in a place that I could investigate from inside the cabin. I found a large area of rot on the bottom of the gunwale where it meets the foward deck. ...
by Al Benton
Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:05 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Wood Filler for screw holes
Replies: 14
Views: 11994

I've got to back up a little. We talked about treating these rails with CPES before my son in law finished them. If he did, we need to stay with an epoxy product in those screw holes. The polyester may not stick too well.

Al
by Al Benton
Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:03 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 1957 Chris Craft Cavalier 17ft Runabout
Replies: 4
Views: 6506

Doesn't the Cavilier transom get stained (CC Red Mahogany) before varnishing?.

Al
by Al Benton
Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:30 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Wood Filler for screw holes
Replies: 14
Views: 11994

It appears to be their #407 Low Density Filler, blended microballoon-based filler. A 12g package comes with their #101-6 Maxi Repair Kit along with a few tools and a syringe. The other product, #101 Handy Repair Pack comes with 3.5g of #404 High Density Filler, which they recommend for hardware bond...
by Al Benton
Sun Jul 23, 2006 10:13 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Ignition key positions?
Replies: 13
Views: 10724

Truth is, I don't need to know what "DIM" does on an ignition switch. But Bill Mellman asked the question and just thought someone would answer him. I admit, I'm still curious.
by Al Benton
Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:53 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Wood Filler for screw holes
Replies: 14
Views: 11994

Jerry, I wonder if a high density filler would work better for this. West System Epoxy sells repair kits with either high or low density fillers included. Maybe I'll pick up one of each and try both out. I also wonder if some kind of filler would work in polyester resin. I've got some left over from...
by Al Benton
Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:58 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Ignition key positions?
Replies: 13
Views: 10724

What is the "DIM" position for on these switches? Got my curiosity going.

Al
by Al Benton
Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:10 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Wood Filler for screw holes
Replies: 14
Views: 11994

Jerry, that sounds like a lot less work than the method I use. My son-in law's boat needs some work on it. I think that would be a good place to try it fist and get good at it before I do mine. He has a 1955, 41' Richardson.

Al
by Al Benton
Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:10 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Shipping and Transport - need measurements
Replies: 39
Views: 26827

Flicka, I would be glad to represent you and your partner if it's ok with all parties when she's loaded up. I'm particularly interested in how they support the keel while moving the trailer under her. I've seen it done with a travel lift but not at a remote site. Send a pm with contacts and I could ...
by Al Benton
Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: varnish malfunction
Replies: 6
Views: 5863

Could the tack cloth leave a residue that causes the varnish to do that in cool weather? I don't know much about tack cloths, except they feel stickey. I use them on wood projects to remove dust before and durring finishing in my shop. I havn't used a tack cloth when applying varnish over old varnis...
by Al Benton
Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:09 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Shipping and Transport - need measurements
Replies: 39
Views: 26827

Filcka, It sounds like things are comming together nicely. Keep us posted on the progress. I'm only about an hour drive from Gellispie. Let me know when the big move is scheduled and I may drive over to give you moral support, if not a helping hand if necessary. It would be fun to see the boat first...
by Al Benton
Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:24 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Newbie Hull Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 4155

I'm in the Cruiser family of CC Boating so she stays in the water year-round. She gets pulled once every two years for a quick inspection, sanding, calk touch-up, bottom paint (antifouling, ablative) and back in (if there's no appearant repairs to be done). The bottom is all original wood (re-fasten...
by Al Benton
Tue Jul 11, 2006 12:58 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Boat Insurance - Advice?
Replies: 10
Views: 7523

Ivan, try calling 1-800-225-6560 and talk to one of their agents. Could it be that you are located on the Golf Coast? My policy lists "Navagation Limits - Inland waters of US & Canada".

Al
by Al Benton
Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:46 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Boat Insurance - Advice?
Replies: 10
Views: 7523

Ski- Safe has insured my boat for the last 4 years or so. I Think that qualifies me as an actual user??????????
by Al Benton
Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:49 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Boat Insurance - Advice?
Replies: 10
Views: 7523

You might try Ski-Safe. Some members use Hagerty. The CCABC web site has links to others as well.
by Al Benton
Sat Jul 08, 2006 11:10 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Shipping and Transport - need measurements
Replies: 39
Views: 26827

Flicka, continue your persuit to save this treasure. Too many boats of this ventage are disapearing. I witnessed one being burned last fall and another was bulldozed under this spring in a mearby marina. Here's a wild thought. Have her shipped to a marina on the Mississippi above Lock 26 near St. Lo...
by Al Benton
Wed Jun 28, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: New wires
Replies: 1
Views: 3210

Paul, this is a fairly open ended question for anyone to reply to. From past posts, you have a '51 Riveriera which will have a hull number. Contact The Mariners' Museum and request research on your boat. I think there's a good chance they will have wiring diagrams for it. There's a link to the Museu...
by Al Benton
Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:35 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Wood Filler for screw holes
Replies: 14
Views: 11994

Wood Filler for screw holes

I've heard of using match sticks and tooth picks. I tried this with not much success. I went back and drilled them out, cut 3/8" mahogany plugs and glued them in with Gorella glue, then re-drilled the screw holes in the plugs. They are holding up so far.
by Al Benton
Fri Jun 16, 2006 5:04 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 9645

Insurance

I've been with Ski Safe for the past 4 years or so for a 1960 28' CCC that's in fresh water all year(except when pulled for bottom paint once a year).
by Al Benton
Wed Nov 30, 2005 10:28 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Boat Buzz
Replies: 21
Views: 21960

Boat Buzz

It may be a good thing to have visitors review all posts without logging in. Would they also be free to post replies? Maybe (if there's a way) replies could be limited to members only. This could encourage visitors to join CCABC and have full privileges.