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    Re: Save a 1958 Century Resorter

    Sweet!
  2. Re: Windshield Material Selection - Polycarbonate "Lexan" or Other?

    Safety Glass, with a slight green color.

    102409

    Once every other year someone will lean on the top edge of the passenger side glass panel and break it while getting into the boat. It's more...
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    Re: Save a 1958 Century Resorter

    Hi oferraz,

    Not sure how I missed your thread when you started it. Great project!! I have a 1958 16' Resorter as well. The hull was restored by the previous owner with solid mahogany planking set...
  4. Re: 1950 Hercules K Winterizing - Can't find plug

    A third for Kevin. That's what I do. I used to use the plunger method. I'd jam it against the water intake under the trailer and feed it from a bucket on a ladder. Start the engine with a garden hose...
  5. Thread: Empire Stern

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    Re: Empire Stern

    Like I said, listen to pcford about varnish. If he says it'll set, it probably will.

    About the wax and oil on schooner masts - not sure how well that solution would hold up getting lapped by the...
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    Re: Lofting Atkin's Handy Andy

    I imagine you probably shouldn't post the table of offsets.
  7. Thread: Empire Stern

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    Re: Empire Stern

    Oh man! Be nice to this guy. He asked for advice and came to learn.

    Downeast, pcford is an expert on varnished boats, and I'd take his advice about it any day. I have a varnished mahogany boat,...
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    Re: RB 14 being built off plans by Bateau.com

    That is a sweet ride!! Congratulations on a beautiful build!

    What are you using for power?

    -Jeff
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    Re: Viareggio regata

    I have probably been living under a stone. What's the thread titled?
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    Re: Viareggio regata

    Is that statement "I restored Patience"?, or "Patience 1"?

    Either way, wow!
  11. Re: Traditional Working Ketches - Practical Modern Recreational Use?

    I spent a summer in my 20s leading sailing trips on the Maine coast in a Mackinaw boat (named "Guillemot") with a gaff-ketch rig. I loved it! She was 27' on deck and did have a double sheeted main as...
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    Re: Somes Sound 12 1/2 Build in Oregon

    My Haven 12 1/2 rows like junk. The little oars that are stowed under the bench seating are enough to get from the dock to the mooring with light wind and no current, but I wouldn't want to rely on...
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    Re: Somes Sound 12 1/2 Build in Oregon

    I see you have the moaning couch installed in the shop already. Proper!
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    Re: restored Haven 12-1/2

    That's great. One of the simplest solutions I've seen for sure. Have you added any kind of shelving or flooring to the forward compartment to protect the planking from the anchor, etc?
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    Re: restored Haven 12-1/2

    That looks wonderful! Congratulations!

    I'd be interested to see some details on the hinged forward hatch. I've been thinking about adding a forward hatch of some kind on my Haven 12 1/2, but I...
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    Re: 1957 century resorter!

    Oh, and no, you shouldn't have to change it unless it's broken!
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    Re: 1957 century resorter!

    Hi Chuck. Welcome to the forum! And congratulations on picking up a beautiful boat! I have a 1958 Resorter with a Chrysler Crown M-47S. Your engine looks very clean in the photos, so I'm wondering if...
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    Re: Cosine Wherry - Major tree damage

    Oof! So sorry to hear about that!!
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    Re: Gartside nr 203

    She's a beauty!!
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    Re: Gartside # 207

    Damn that looks nice!
  21. Thread: Wild Dingo

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    Re: Wild Dingo

    When I first joined the forum in 2001 (username: Jeff Evans, before the forum upgrade), I recall he was fixated on cruising schooners like the Peterson Coasters. I hope he's gotten out on the water...
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    Re: Wild Dingo

    Any word on Dingo's whereabouts? Why'd he drop off the forum? I always enjoyed his colorful commentary.

    -Jeff
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    Re: Happy birthday to guillemot…

    Thank you! I am just back from a long weekend with family on the water and having a great day. Much appreciated!

    Best,
    Jeff
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    Re: What is this?

    Yes, the blower is mounted inline. The fan is mounted down at the bilge end and connected to the bottom of the port-side metal tube with some flexible duct. I'm headed to the boat tonight and will...
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    Re: What is this?

    That's great news!! On my boat there are two circular holes through the transom under the transom vent. I can measure them next time I'm at the boat if you like, but I think they are drilled large to...
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    Re: What is this?

    I have a '58 Century Resorter. There is a bilge vent on either side. A metal air scoop on each side is mounted on the covering board and guides air into a metal tube that's about 3" diameter. The the...
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    Re: Bottom paint for my situation

    If the boat is rarely in the water is it really necessary to use an anti-fouling bottom paint? I'd think probably not.

    What about using Pettit Tie Coat primer...
  28. Dude. That is fantastic! Sent from my...

    Dude. That is fantastic!

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  29. Re: Chrysler Crown M47 --- Trying to get it running better...

    Hey Mike,

    Glad to hear you're up and running for real. Let's see some photo/video evidence!!

    Cheers,
    Jeff
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    My plywood centerboard stuck as well. I pulled it...

    My plywood centerboard stuck as well. I pulled it out and found it had warped a bit. Points of contact where was sticking were obvious because the paint was worn off there. Rather than making whole...
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    Re: Pros and Cons of 6V vs. 12v

    My boat is still 6V and I haven't changed it yet. It needs a total re-wire, and half the gauges don't work, but it starts consistently, and my 6V bilge pumps are fine. If something goes bad or when I...
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    My 1958 Century Resorter has two bilge pumps, one...

    My 1958 Century Resorter has two bilge pumps, one fore and one aft. Each has its own three position push/ pull switch (off, auto, on) with chrome knob. Maybe the Raven is similar?

    Sent from my...
  33. Re: Solvent (CPES) resistance of resorcinol glue?

    Thanks for your replies. I will try to get in touch with Hexion before I move forward. The door is going to be painted and covered by a small canopy roof with a 2 foot projection. My plan is CPES,...
  34. Solvent (CPES) resistance of resorcinol glue?

    I am converting an existing screen porch to a four season living space at my house. Really, I'm building an addition. My exterior doors arrived, and I was thinking of priming them with CPES first,...
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    That would work too. In my boat the sheet is only...

    That would work too. In my boat the sheet is only operable from the port side.

    Other Jeff

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    Re: Haven 12 1/2 Jib Sheet

    That's a very exciting stage to be at!

    I'll offer a divergent opinion on the jib cleat. While my boat does have larger cleats (Herreshoff style) mounted to the covering boards outside the combing,...
  37. Re: 1947 Chris Craft U-22 - Need impellers for Flathead 6 Chrysler Marine

    The guy who rebuilt the water pump on my Chrysler Crown is Bob Ward at Portland Automotive Machine in Hollis, Maine. You might try calling him. He is totally analog (i.e. can't receive digital...
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    Re: Chrysler Crown M-47S engine noise

    Garret,


    I thought about both of those issues. I torqued the mounting bolts to 53 lbs based on the chart Jake shared and my assumption that the bolts are not SAE 8. Also threw some Locktite on...
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    Re: Chrysler Crown M-47S engine noise

    And finally a test drive. It ran beautifully!


    https://youtu.be/5zXYHArXOtU

    Thank you to all who chimed in with great advice.

    Best,
    Jeff
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    Re: Chrysler Crown M-47S engine noise

    It looked like the flywheel was maybe either not spinning in an perfectly flat plane ore maybe off center? I'm assuming the whole assemble was balanced when it was rebuilt, so I decided not to worry...
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    Re: Chrysler Crown M-47S engine noise

    I think I have all worked out now! She's running well. Here's a test run.


    https://youtu.be/y6DTUxeh1zE
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    Re: Chrysler Crown M-47S engine noise

    I couldn't agree more. The input I get here is invaluable. Jake (Canoeyawl) was very helpful on the phone explaining what's what. And it was nice to hear the actual voice of one of you all.

    As to...
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    Re: Chrysler Crown M-47S engine noise

    Canoeyawl,

    I just send you my phone number in a private message. Maybe give me a call after all.

    Jeff
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    So does that paint that you see on the mating...

    So does that paint that you see on the mating surfaces appear problematic? I could give them a scrub with a wire brush before I put them back together. And I guess I can try and figure out what that...
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    Re: Chrysler Crown M-47S engine noise

    Thank you all. I just spoke with Bob Ward from Portland Automotive Machine. He rebuilt the engine for me a couple years ago and has worked on these beasts since they were practically new. He helped...
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    I got the front seat out and found that three of...

    I got the front seat out and found that three of four nuts holding the flywheel on we're only fingertight. The fourth took the smallest pressure with a ratchet. I remove the center plate, the thing...
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    I think we might have a winner! I can reach...

    I think we might have a winner! I can reach around the front of the engine and feel the flywheel. Some of the nuts that hold it on are not even hand tight! I could back them off with two fingers!
    ...
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    I was hoping you might chime in, Ned, since I...

    I was hoping you might chime in, Ned, since I knew you have the same engines. I will be back up at the boat tonight I can try and document some more in the morning tomorrow.

    Sent from my SM-G970U...
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    Is the transmission coupler the plate where the...

    Is the transmission coupler the plate where the prop shaft connects with the drive shaft coming out of the transmission?

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    Re: Chrysler Crown M-47S engine noise

    The idea of the flywheel coming loose while driving is pretty terrifying! That would be like releasing a 20-something-inch sawblade spinning at 3000 RPM in the back of my seat!!
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