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by farupp
Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: What other forum....
Replies: 13
Views: 3254

Re: What other forum....

This is what I see.....I can come here with ANY and EVERY problem/situation/question that arises that I can describe and get a direction and answer from you guys that will be spot on. I can't come here with stuff that's wrong with the boat that I don't realize is wrong with the boat.....know what I...
by farupp
Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Pics as promised...
Replies: 15
Views: 3819

Re: Pics as promised...

Wow. At least he covered the boat before using it as a storage unit.
by farupp
Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Pics as promised...
Replies: 15
Views: 3819

Re: Pics as promised...

Beautiful boat! As some of us are gear-heads, how about some pictures of the engine when you have a chance?
Thanks.

Frank
by farupp
Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: The Brass Bell, Volume XL, Number 2
Replies: 11
Views: 9495

Re: The Brass Bell, Volume XL, Number 2

Mine arrived yesterday, too. Another fantastic issue!
Frank
by farupp
Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: compression spring left in sediment bowl
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Re: compression spring left in sediment bowl

There may have been a filter in the sediment bowl and the spring would hold it tight against the top of the filter housing. It looks like a nice previous owner took out the filter and left the spring for future use. The NAPA number for the filter has been posted previously on Boat Buzz. I believe it...
by farupp
Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Stern shots
Replies: 42
Views: 12975

Re: Stern shots

boat_art wrote:Owners happy with their restoration....I did NOT suggest the name however!
Which one of them did? Or was it a unanimous decision?
by farupp
Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Canvas Curtain for handrails
Replies: 3
Views: 1547

Re: Canvas Curtain for handrails

There were eylets screwed into the holes in handrail and top side of the bottom hull frame. Then the weather cloths were laced with cording as Greg indicated through the grommets in the cloth and the eyelets. I had this same set up on a 1949 27 foot cruiser. If you enlarge your photograph you can se...
by farupp
Thu May 23, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: 6 volt bilge pump replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 7264

Re: 6 volt bilge pump replacement

Can't wait for the comments!
by farupp
Thu May 23, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Main Site Update to Menu's
Replies: 4
Views: 4653

Re: Main Site Update to Menu's

Matt, I haven't had any trouble but thanks for the extremely quick response to member comments and problems. Great job.

FYI: I use Google Chrome as my main browser and IE 8 as an occasional back up. I have never had problems with the drop downs with either browser.

Frank
by farupp
Tue May 21, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Barn(yard) Find
Replies: 12
Views: 3906

Re: Barn(yard) Find

It looks like the engine stringers are still intact. On single engine boats I believe Chris Craft stamped the hull identification number on the starboard stringer behind the rear engine mount. Here is what mine looks like so you have an idea what it might look like: 1959 Chris Craft Sea Skiff Hull N...
by farupp
Sat May 11, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Oh S**t
Replies: 9
Views: 2731

Re: Oh S**t

Peter M Jardine wrote:For the most part, a little thickened epoxy is fine. That is, if it is indeed a small hole.
This is appropriate. Try it. It may take a few applications to completely fill the hole but it should work.
by farupp
Sat May 11, 2013 8:24 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Oh S**t
Replies: 9
Views: 2731

Re: Oh S**t

Drink a good bottle of wine and use the cork.
by farupp
Thu May 02, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Cooling/water flow issues
Replies: 19
Views: 2497

Re: Cooling/water flow issues

Savannah, take a look at this thread:

http://www.chris-craft.org/discussion/v ... f=6&t=7972

Also, do a search for 283 water pump and you'll find lots of information about these water pumps and how to remove and rebuild them.

Frank
by farupp
Thu May 02, 2013 5:43 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Battery replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 2395

Re: Battery replacement

Do you have a deep cycle marine battery or an automotive battery? When you store it do you keep it hooked up to a float charger? Has your mechanic tried to charge the battery, and if not, why does he conclude that it won't take a charge?
by farupp
Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Carburetor Flame Arrestor Gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 1333

Re: Carburetor Flame Arrestor Gasket

CQ, both Summit and Jegs had the adaptor. $9 including shipping. A new one is on the way.
Thanks again for the idea.
Frank
by farupp
Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Carburetor Flame Arrestor Gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 1333

Re: Carburetor Flame Arrestor Gasket

Thanks, Jim.
Frank
by farupp
Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:41 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Carburetor Flame Arrestor Gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 1333

Re: Carburetor Flame Arrestor Gasket

Great idea, CQ. It is an hard rubber large to small adapter. I'll check those places and some others.
I wonder what others with the Rochester 4G carburetor use for a flame arrestor?
Frank
by farupp
Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Carburetor Flame Arrestor Gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 1333

Carburetor Flame Arrestor Gasket

My Sea Skiff has a 283 engine with a Rochester 4GC four barrel carburetor. The hard rubber gasket that sits on the carburetor flange between the carburetor air intake and the flame arrestor has cracked and broken. See picture #2. I need a replacement or a flame arrestor with a 4.25" base to mount on...
by farupp
Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Tango Uniform
Replies: 1923
Views: 314386

Re: Tango Uniform

"I hope we can get back to having some good learning going on, but also some spirited discussions- off on tangents."

Some of the most educational, interesting and fun discussions on Boat Buzz have been the result of going off on tangents.

Frank
by farupp
Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1948 cruiser, throttle way too sticky
Replies: 13
Views: 3280

Re: 1948 cruiser, throttle way too sticky

My Sea Skiff has a throttle cable which works great. Very smooth. Much different animal with its 283 V-8. It does accelerate!
Frank
by farupp
Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1948 cruiser, throttle way too sticky
Replies: 13
Views: 3280

Re: 1948 cruiser, throttle way too sticky

Doug, the old cruisers had about 20 pounds of brass rods with numerous 90 degree turning points that have to be checked periodically and cleaned and lubricated. The butterfly valve shaft where it goes through the carburetor housing also would stick causing smooth 'acceleration" problem. (My big old ...
by farupp
Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1948 cruiser, throttle way too sticky
Replies: 13
Views: 3280

Re: 1948 cruiser, throttle way too sticky

Bobby, if your linkage is like the one on my 1949 cruiser it is all connected by brass rods, not a cable. It isn't complicated, and I am assuming that it did work properly before. I would start by disconnecting the linkage at the carburetor. Then move the butterfly valve on the carburetor to be sure...
by farupp
Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: state registration versus USCG documentation
Replies: 10
Views: 2866

Re: state registration versus USCG documentation

Time to either register or document my 32' Connie--pros or cons either way?!? In South Carolina, registration is $30/yr, and ya hafta put those ugly numbers and stickers on the sides--USCG documentation is $133 one time, no fee for yearly renewal, and official number is stenciled INSIDE the hull. I...
by farupp
Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: ford flathead running..Argentine rundabout
Replies: 43
Views: 11375

Re: ford flathead running..Argentine rundabout

Al, if you have called ID on your phone you might be able to go back and find the number.
by farupp
Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: thermostat 283
Replies: 4
Views: 840

I don't have anything like that on my engine. Sorry, can't help.

Frank
by farupp
Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: thermostat 283
Replies: 4
Views: 840

What year and model 283? Mine doesn't have a thermostat.
by farupp
Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: keel not centered
Replies: 24
Views: 5336

I did not know that. I have noticed on my Sea Skiff, however, that while the shaft is centered the rudder is offset to the port by about an inch. Would that be for the same reason or just a production error?

What a great forum.

Frank
by farupp
Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: The Brass Bell, Volume XXXIX, Issue 1
Replies: 23
Views: 37058

Mine arrived yesterday. Another fantastic issue! Thanks.
by farupp
Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:16 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Popping shaft bearing
Replies: 11
Views: 2493

While you are removing the props it might be a good idea to have them checked for balance and have the blades trued. That will insure that the props are not causing any vibrations.
by farupp
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 questions (distributor in front vs back)
Replies: 30
Views: 10052

It should be the seven digit number that is under the battery cable.