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the proper step to restoration

Post by floating » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:54 pm

i am in the process of restorating a 1948 17' CC Deluxe, so i dont get ahead of my self is there a simple book or list of what to do in step to avoid giong backwards?

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Post by Doug P » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:29 am

Step 1
Acquire Don Danenbergs book
Step 2 Read it
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Post by Jim Bell » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:51 am

Doug P wrote:Step 1
Acquire Don Danenbergs book
Step 2 Read it
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+1 on this advice. Awesome insight that you have not thought of, guaranteed. :shock:

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Post by maritimeclassics » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:28 pm

floating, you are about to start a very exciting journey. I am not sure of your location but we are holding a symposium/workshop that will be held in Traverse City Mi on March 2nd. This is put on by the ACBS Water Wonderland Chapter and my shop Maritime Classics. This will be number 2 out of a 5 part series that will go through the restoration of the whole runabout. This one will look at preparation, rolling the boat over and replacing the bottom and frames. If you are interested and live close to Michigan let me know as we would be happy to have you.
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Post by dreed » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:48 pm

step 3: Talk to the loan officer at your bank!
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Post by Arnie » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:56 pm

Get a digital camera and photograph everything before and during disassembly!!
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Post by jfrprops » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:04 pm

Arnie is absolutely right...take tons of pics....
I swear I can forget how wires go in a matter of weeks...and all project will take lots longer than you think...also be sure to indicate position/location in your pics....put in some white paper cards with info in the foreground to orient yourself. This is crucial.

John in Va.
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Post by Doug P » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:37 pm

but in some white paper cards with info in the foreground to orient yourself. This is crucial.

John in Va.[/quote]
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Post by charlesquimby » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:45 am

Establish the habit of detailing the work in a log book. Every principal activity during the entire process should be entered. I have found it valuable as well to make notes regarding what is upcoming during the next work evolution. This is not very time-consuming. A nine or ten hour day only takes about ten minuits. You will find after a while that you have collected valuable information, especially when it comes time for reassembly several months down the road...CQ

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Post by jfrprops » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:10 am

I take all my disassembly notes on an antique micro cassette recorder....bla bla bla into it...then transcribe the digested notes onto paper later.
KEEP THE TAPES.

John in Va.
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Post by Jim Godlewski » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:05 am

Take detailed measurements and photos of where the waterline boot stripe is. One day you will want that.
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Post by Doug P » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:12 am

jfrprops wrote:I take all my disassembly notes on an antique micro cassette recorder....bla bla bla into it...then transcribe the digested notes onto paper later.
KEEP THE TAPES.

John in Va.
John, How about a flip camera ($30-100)that will take video/audio, still images can be saved and even notes added.

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Post by jfrprops » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:53 am

Doug,

I can't figure that stuff out...I am still on AOL, have an old folks flip phone...and can't figure out a digital recorder.

BUT: I can cut gaskets for chris craft manifold end plates....think I have a future????
!!
John in Va.
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Post by Doug P » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:10 pm

jfrprops wrote:Doug,

I can't figure that stuff out...I am still on AOL, have an old folks flip phone...and can't figure out a digital recorder.

BUT: I can cut gaskets for chris craft manifold end plates....think I have a future????
!!
John in Va.
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Post by evansjw44 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:55 pm

Get Dragon Naturally Speaking. It can take your spoken words and turn them into text. I got it with a hand held recorder. I bought the full version to transcribe a long naration I did into Word. save bunches of time.

Of course, your new IPhone5 will do that too.
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Post by Kerry Price » Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:04 am

It takes more space than you may think to restore a boat. My dedicated shop is roughly 720 sq ft and I have needed every square inch of it to do my 20'boat. An organized shop is half the battle.
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Post by Jim Godlewski » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:35 am

Joel,
Are you planning on a new bottom, topside and deck replanking? And everything else that goes with it?
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Post by mfine » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:32 am

Doug P wrote:
jfrprops wrote:Doug,

I can't figure that stuff out...I am still on AOL, have an old folks flip phone...and can't figure out a digital recorder.

BUT: I can cut gaskets for chris craft manifold end plates....think I have a future????
!!
John in Va.
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A very appropriate quote considering Flip cameras died in 2011. :-)

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Post by jfrprops » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:42 am

You guys don't understand....mine is not even a CAMERA..never was, won't accept texting either, at my request. Has no saved numbers... Takes too much time away from "going boating"!!!!

John in Va.
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Post by Doug P » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:06 am

A very appropriate quote considering Flip cameras died in 2011. :-)[/quote]

The demise of flip cameras is greatly exaggerated! :roll:

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Post by quitchabitchin » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:13 am

I have a Flip cam and I think it's pretty awesome, except for the battery life. It takes good quality 720p HD video and has decent sound. I know they are not very popular since everyone but John has an HD video camera built into their smartphone but I think the Flip takes better video than any I've seen shot with a phone. And the ease of downloading video to your computer can't be much simpler.
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Post by Peter M Jardine » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:20 am

The most important book in boat restoration ever printed:

A bank book.

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Post by Thommyboy » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:52 am

I agree with the log book of your steps. I have done this on all my restorations. Takes a few minutes each time you work on the boat. It is a good record of what you have done and also it helps contemplate of the next steps in your head. Also helps years later if you want to recall what you had done. I have restored four Thompson lapstrake Sea Lancer (all different years) boats and it's sometimes difficult to remember details one boat to the next. The log is a good reference

And yes, take lots of photos.

Andreas

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