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It took two weeks for the repair crew to fix all of the Nor-easter damage to the hardtop. I took advantage of the opportunity to fix a problem caused by what I believe is a quality control failure at Chris Craft 50 years ago. Both the shiny Awlcraft 2000 and nonskid on the hardtop have now been restored to their pre-storm condition.

1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Fixing the Nor'easter Damage

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Q

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Love the big CC boats, get it in the water already! ;)
Keep at it I know you can't wait to get her wet too.

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I know! I know! I'm trying!!! lol

The crew wrapped up repairs from the Nor'easter damage and we took advantage of the boat being taped off to put the final coats of clear on the mahogany toe rail. It turned out nice. Hopefully, this is the last time I'll have to do paint repairs. Gotta get this thing splashed!

1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Fixing the Nor'easter Damage II

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With the paint repairs done and hurricane season on the way, I peeled off the shrink wrap tent skin (it was covered with abrasive overspray), adjusted the roof frames down as low as possible, then reskinned the tent. I'm getting too old for this stuff. That's hard work!

1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Re-skinning Tent Model XXX (for the last time?)

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Q

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Re: Using a Shop Smith Mark V on a Chris Craft Roamer refit

#250725 by Hobbyman2 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:16 pm

The wood work looks very good , how do you protect it from the salt? is there a gel coat or some thing or just varnish /polly coat /wax .

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Re: Using a Shop Smith Mark V on a Chris Craft Roamer refit

#250731 by rcplaneguy » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:49 pm

You mention two more years in the tent ...🙁

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Thanks, Hobbyman2!. In the blog article linked from the post with the pix of the wood, I explained that the toe rail is coated with 10 coats of DuPont MS1 topped by 3 coats of Awlcraft 2000 clear. But upon further reflection, I believe it was 12 coats of MS1 and 4 of Awlcraft.

rcplaneguy...I know. I'm trying to be realistic. It could be sooner, but...

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I'm back at work inside the boat, finishing up the inside of the salon cabinet. It's brutally hot and humid though, so there's a limit to how much I can do since I'm working with wood. Dripping sweat makes it hard to get the job done. But I'm making progress and should be able to wrap this up soon.

1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Back Into the Starboard Salon Cabinetry

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Q

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I spent more time than I wanted to inside the cabinetry again, cleaning up the engine room blower outlet. Water had gotten under the barrier coat, so there was a lot of aluminum oxide to clean up before I coated the whole thing with epoxy. Once that was done, I was able to install another insulated plywood panel inside the cabinet. I've only got one more to go, and this part of the project will be done. Boo

1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Still Inside the Starboard Salon Cabinetry

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I continue to follow this project and must say that I am impressed with your work and even more so your determination to see this project to its conclusion!

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Gale's Law: The bigger the woodworking project, the less the mistakes show in any photo taken far enough away to show the entire project!

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