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Re: I'm Back with a new old boat

Post by joanroy » Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:32 am

Mike,
Thanks for the video. It shows a good overview of what your up against. I could lie and say it's not that bad, but I have to say, that is a major undertaking. That's an awful frame repair that was done on the bow. Only way to fix that is to tear it off and start over. You might be able to reinforce the sides and cockpit from under, but it won't be easy without taking the whole deck off. If it was my boat I'd want to get her on the hard and see what's going on with the bottom before anything else. Keeping her safely floating is the priority. Everything else is optional after that. Good Luck! Keep us posted.

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Re: I'm Back with a new old boat

Post by tkhersom » Sat Nov 28, 2015 8:16 am

Wow Mike you are a true inspiration!

It is GREAT to see the progress you have made already. :D

She is a Lucky Girl to have found you.
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Re: I'm Back with a new old boat

Post by BrokenRule2 » Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:28 pm

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Plan for the electrical, all comments welcome. I know it could be completed other than shown but I'm using the existing switches, panels and most of the cables. I need the 4/0's and have a lot of smaller sizes left over. I think I'll need a fuse at the house battery. I'll have some left over switches and perhaps one panel....

Thanks

Mike
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Re: I'm Back with a new old boat

Post by BrokenRule2 » Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:33 pm

Hull Card for X-40-503:
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Shipped one year, to the day, before our previous Chris Craft!
I also purchased from eBay the ship's papers (manuals and stuff) for X-40-506, lots of good information. Two little booklets look to be from pre-war for runabouts. Will scan and post later under a separate topic to find out.

I finally got around to replacing the last bilge pump. When I went to take it out it came on. I replaced it any how since they don't have rebuild kits for the lovett pumps any more. Perhaps I'll keep it for looks with the raritan crown converter charger that does not work. I gutted it out and plan to install a modern charger in the old case and remount it.

Things are moving along. the fungus is now dead thanks to a mixture of borite and borax. I put a bunch of herny's wet patch in the hole under the rudder support and slowed down the leak. Moved the battery next to the lectrasan as a test and it cured the low voltage issue so now I have a working san system! I'm looking at the idea of two house battery banks :idea: . One under the vee birth and one aft to deal with voltage drop; two batteries in each bank. The calculations for the lectrasan and windless cables show the are two size too small :( .

I'll take all the small wins I can :D !

Went O.C.D. and put everything on a microsoft project gantt schedule and it helped me get it out of my mind and then start focusing in on the important and low hanging fruit as to cost. Still plan for the one hour trip to the haul out in Feb so I got to get motivated :roll: .
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Re: I'm Back with a new old boat

Post by tkhersom » Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:52 pm

Just a year, and a month, after AB. Same engines. :D
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Interesting Lucky Girl was built in Algonac while American Beauty was built in Holland.
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1957 CC 21' Continental "Yorktown" (Mom's boat)
https://www.chris-craft.org/boats/22625/
1958 CC 38' Connie "American Beauty"
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1985 Formula 242LS "Gottago"
1991 Formula 36PC "Band Aids"

Life Is Too Short To Own An Ugly Boat

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Re: I'm Back with a new old boat

Post by BrokenRule2 » Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:48 am

tkhersom wrote:Just a year, and a month, after AB. Same engines. :D
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Interesting Lucky Girl was built in Algonac while American Beauty was built in Holland.
Our last Connie was exactly one year after this one.
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Re: I'm Back with a new old boat

Post by tkhersom » Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:58 am

BrokenRule2 wrote:
Our last Connie was exactly one year after this one.
Where was that one built?
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1957 CC 21' Continental "Yorktown" (Mom's boat)
https://www.chris-craft.org/boats/22625/
1958 CC 38' Connie "American Beauty"
https://www.chris-craft.org/boats/22607/
1985 Formula 242LS "Gottago"
1991 Formula 36PC "Band Aids"

Life Is Too Short To Own An Ugly Boat

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Re: I'm Back with a new old boat

Post by BrokenRule2 » Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:07 pm

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Re: I'm Back with a new old boat

Post by jahearne » Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:56 pm

Good to see you back at it again, Mike!

Been a while, hope to see you out on the Delta or the Bay real soon. I sold my '65 and bought a 1960 Connie. I still have a lot of work to go before my gal is worthy. Soon...
John & Wendy

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