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Old 11-17-2017, 08:05 PM
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Keep it coming, Torchie. I can't imagine any objection to a build thread, but I'll follow no matter where you post.

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Thank you good Dr.
If the moderator wants to move it to the build threads that's cool with me.

At this point I am working on the back half of the bottom. This is where most of the pounding takes place so it is prone to more issues. This is also the area of the hull that the boat rides on once it is up on plane.
As can be seen from the pics I am finding more half fast repairs.
The first pics shows an area where 2 planks are butted together. There is a butt block that was factory installed behind this joint. The white spots indicate the factory fasteners. The other bright ones were installed as a stop gap measure. Plus the heads were filled with some sort of epoxy filler which is a PITA to get out of the screw slots.
The other 2 pics show more of the same type of repair. These screws have to come out before I can get to the factory ones.

Thanks for all the comments and for stopping by.
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Old 11-19-2017, 10:36 AM
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Next time you think that something you are doing to your project is tedious. Just remember these pictures.
And this is only one side of the bottom.
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Old 11-19-2017, 11:20 AM
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Old 11-19-2017, 08:34 PM
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Got all of the screws removed from the starboard side and pulled off the first row of planks.
You can see how deteriorated the factory canvas inner liner is and you can also see the diagonal inner planking. This is what CC touted as their double planked bottom.
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Old 11-19-2017, 10:11 PM
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Nothing like jumping into a BIG project, Torchie. I get tired just looking at the pics.
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Old 11-21-2017, 07:16 PM
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Todays progress...
This is what you will see when you take apart the bottom of an unrestored 67 year old Chris Craft.
Now to do the other side.
Have a Great Thanksgiving every one.
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:51 PM
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Do you have the bow piece Torchie? or do you have to fabricate?
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:26 AM
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Do you have the bow piece Torchie? or do you have to fabricate?
If you are talking about the "Cut water" which is the chrome or stainless piece that fits over the bow. I believe that my Bro-in-law has it smallfoot. The Rivieras had a 2 piece cut water as compared to other models that had a 1 piece. You can see the 2 piece cut water in the pic below.
As I recall, when he took the boat home it had all of the hardware with it. But that was 25 years ago.... LOL
Years ago I did a 24 " CC Holiday and we had to fab a new stainless cut water for that one. It never really did fit quite right but I was probably the only one that noticed.
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Old 11-22-2017, 07:08 AM
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Yessir, that's the piece I was referring to, I just didn't know the proper name.
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:02 AM
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Yessir, that's the piece I was referring to, I just didn't know the proper name.
LOL. Most people don't smallfoot.
When I switch back and forth from boats to cars/trucks I really have to think about the proper terms used to describe things as boat nomenclature is a language all it's own.
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