1962 Chris Craft Holiday 20’ bucket list resto

sphelps

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Super busy lately guys and a week long visit from my 1 year old grandson … Still chipping away though . I got new plywood backer for the fiberglass fins installed and started installing new battons . Just finished up steam bending the port side into the bow .. That was actually not the easiest job ! LOL !
Just gotta finish fasting the ends to the bow chine rails then on to the starboard side .
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rxl650

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I consider myself a nervy ol' guy that likes to be tinkering all the time, but WOW. I takes the bow to you sir.
 

sphelps

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Small update .. Just nipping away at it . Had the boat show in Tavares a few weeks back . Somehow Miss Lily managed to bring this home . 🙂
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That makes 2 from the Dora show .
Don’t know how that happened but it’s pretty cool !
Meanwhile been fabricating the side planks and temporarily fastening in place .. Next step , pull them back off and CPES the backsides and new battons . The permanently install ..
 

Scott Danforth

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Careful in this heat/humidity until those sea breezes bring in dryer air

My deodorant stopped working about 4 hours ago
 

tpenfield

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Nice work . . . reminds me of my Dad fixing our wooden Beetle Cat sailboat back in the 1960's.
 

sphelps

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So both port and starboard planks installed except for the last plank at the gunnel top or cover plank .
Working on the transom battons and planks now ..I’m leaving the top planks off till after we flip back over . I don’t want to cut those planks in if I’m going to replace the the top cover planks . I have my Interlux barrier coat and bottom paint now . Gunna go back with original black bottom paint and White boot stripe .
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So both port and starboard planks installed except for the last plank at the gunnel top or cover plank .
Working on the transom battons and planks now ..I’m leaving the top planks off till after we flip back over . I don’t want to cut those planks in if I’m going to replace the the top cover planks . I have my Interlux barrier coat and bottom paint now . Gunna go back with original black bottom paint and White boot stripe .
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Sam looks great. How bout more pics :}
 

sphelps

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Ok KC, so the transom had the grooves cut into the planks . Took me a few minutes to figure out how to re-create them . Opted for an 1/8” router bit and my elcheapo plastic router table . I think I achieved the look ok .. 3C37E662-3020-48EE-8239-1C4D700DEE4B.jpeg7E235D13-4350-4DF0-BF8A-CF1FA9BAC85B.jpeg3F12643C-0C3E-41D8-879D-8CCD01CEF664.jpeg26D0F5C4-BF1C-4588-83FC-0C12A1E421F9.jpeg
 

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So both port and starboard planks installed except for the last plank at the gunnel top or cover plank .
Working on the transom battons and planks now ..I’m leaving the top planks off till after we flip back over . I don’t want to cut those planks in if I’m going to replace the the top cover planks . I have my Interlux barrier coat and bottom paint now . Gunna go back with original black bottom paint and White boot stripe .
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