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Discussion in 'Chris Craft Roamer Yacht' started by wrecktreker, Jan 19, 2006.

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  1. wrecktreker

    wrecktreker New Member

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    Hello,
    I am replacing the back deck and some of the framing on my 27' 1962 custom comet, are the frames Quartersawn Red Oak, and does anyone see anything wrong with using the (new) coated deck screws instead of bronze or S.S., I am planning on sealing it with epoxy and having a thin coat of Rhino lining put on, becauce it will be used part time for Dive and Fishing Charters then a snap in carpet for Pleasure use.

    Thanks in advance
  2. Yana

    Yana New Member

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    Our frames (on a '68 Riveria) were mahogany, I think CC used Philippine mahogany for a long time...and luckily they didn't need replacing. Be sure to make that a THICK coat of rino-liner, we did the exact thing you are planning (see pics under thread "Lake MI rendezvous") and it turned out really great, but we have run into some problems - where it was too thin, it split, and allowed water intrusion, and we all know what that does. We are considering some fixes this winter and will let you know how it goes.
  3. wrecktreker

    wrecktreker New Member

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    Yana,
    Thanks since posting i took a belt sander to a frame member and found out it was mahogony, my century is oak so i was thinking the chris would be the same thanks for the info on the rino-liner.
  4. alloyed2sea

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    IN for a penny,....

    ...., in for a pound?
    Feel your pain.
    Frankly, I just used the best (water-proof) materials I could find.
    Mahogany never hurts - but no need to be a purist when modern materials are just as good if not better. Who is going to see under the decks?
    One point to consider: 30+ year old fuel tanks.
    Now is the time friend.....,
    YIKES!:eek:

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  5. wrecktreker

    wrecktreker New Member

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    YIKES TIMES TWO

    Thanks for the info i just pulled the tanks last night, going to clean them up then inspect them, the outsides are free of rust i thought there maybe a small spot of corrosion in one but it might be just a little crud. we also do eddy current here at my shop so i can check the material thickness also going to put in fuel guages while i have them out. On the deck, i have talked to a couple of boat builders one of them told me any wood is fine and suggested douglas fir and the other one said to use white oak, i think thats the way i am going to go plus i think i will put a couple of coats of epoxy on it plus tape the joints because of the weight of divers and thier gear. What do you think of fastners? Bronze, Stainless or could i use deck srews since it will be incapsulated in epoxy?

    Thanks