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Post by WoodenRookie » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:36 am

I found this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chris-Cr ... 3efbebf4ea

Is that wood insert original, interestingly I have found the exact same board material on my 4 step pads. Mine were recovered with marine carpet but the wood is exactly like the ebay listing. Was there wood used under the "logo"ed CC pads? I always assumed this wood was just used after the original wore out. Is this what was under the CC rubberized logo piece?
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Post by Brian Robinson » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:51 am

The wood (teak) step pads are correct for your boat. C-C started using these sometime in 1957.
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Post by Bill Basler » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:06 pm

I looked at the eBay listing and it shows the teak pads. Not to be confused with the mahogany wedges that are used under the rubber step pads. These were basically a shim, to compensate for the angle/curvature of the covering board, and to bring the rubber pad up to the correct height to fill the frame.

At first I thought you were referring to these wedges, then realized you needed actual wooden pads.
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Post by WoodenRookie » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:38 pm

makes sense, so were these stained to match and varnished? I havent seen a 59 brochure but on the 60 brochure they sure look whiteish. Probably just colored for photo effect? tried to upload the brochure but "No decode delegate for this image format" its an adobe file extension
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Post by Brian Robinson » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:09 pm

No, just bare teak as far as I know.
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Post by Bill Basler » Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:25 pm

Bill, try your upload with a jpg, png, gif, bmp, psd, or tif. There is a 5mb file size limit on the uploads. PDFs and .ai (Illustrator) will not work, nor will .eps.
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Post by WoodenRookie » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:40 pm

Bill can we post a file/pdf from the archive? that is where i saw the .pdf file with my info.
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Post by Al Benton » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:56 pm

Bill,

unless you have conversion software it can't be done. It could be printed, scanned in as jpg and then posted. A lot of work and loss of clarity.

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Post by Bill Basler » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:58 pm

Give me a brochure and page number and I will convert and post.
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Post by tom king » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:19 pm

This is from a 1957 Equipment Catalog.

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as a technical footnote, if you have to do this from a pdf it's pretty easy. Just bring up the PDF and use the Vista "snipping tool" to cut the image you want and save it as a jpg. took me about 15 seconds to do this.

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Post by Al Benton » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:03 am

Here's the Continental from the 1960 catalog in the archive. I used Tom King's cool tool to nab it from the archive pdf file.

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That was quick.

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Post by Brian Robinson » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:51 am

They're teak. The sunlight is right on them, look at the shadows. Also, every other color photo shows them plain as day.

Here is an untouched photo from 1958. Look at the ensign!
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Post by maritimeclassics » Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:56 am

Here is a shot of a very original 1959 Capri, the wood was unfinished and teak if left un-treated and bare is a natural non-skid surface when wet, this is why most decks on large boats are teak. This boat had two small oval head screws in the step to keep the wood from moving.
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Post by Don Vogt » Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:36 am

Brian, you have been doing this too long. You are supposed to be looking at the girl, not the flag!

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Post by WoodenRookie » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:33 am

Thanks Mike, My holes (In teak) align up with the chrome outside screw holes so they hold both the teak and chrome in place. I would love to see additional pics of that interior.
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Post by maritimeclassics » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:52 am

Here you go. Let me know if you need anything eles.
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Post by Brian Robinson » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:32 am

Don, she's too old for me, she must be at least 70 by now. :wink:
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Post by Don Vogt » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:43 am

Brian, you have a good point there. Probably harder to restore her to "as new" condition than the boat! :P

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Post by Al Benton » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:58 pm

I shouldn't admit this but I went to the photo, looked at the step pads, noticed the cute girl and forgot to look at the flag.

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Post by WoodenRookie » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:08 pm

I think the flag is a signal, I am not sitting between those two, get me off this boat!!!!!
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Post by Don Vogt » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:22 pm

Funny sometimes, isn't it, when different people look at the same thing, what they see and what they don't see. BTW, Al, a very nice article on you in the latest brass bell. I think the positive energy you put into the buzz is one of the most significant factors in its success!

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Post by Al Benton » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:34 pm

Wow, Don,

Thank you very much for the great complement. I have enjoyed Boat Buzz from it's first day and hope to be around for a while longer.

Brian, that girl is probably only a year or two my senior and might still be an eye-catcher at my age. I just finished registering for our 50 year reunion, Class of 1960, East St. Louis Senior High School.

Bill, Don and I are harmless, you can feel safe sitting with us any time. Just wear ear plugs.

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