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December 11 2011 1 11 /12 /December /2011 19:59

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Chris-Craft Runabout delux 1949 . Restoration process . Starting Nov 2011 at Long Beach atelier by Philippe d'Aniere .

First step described in following pictures is bottom removal , bedding cloth removal ,frames repairs , new 1/4 " Marine grade bottom underlay , Smith penetrating epoxy on bare wood parts , 3m 5200 original bottom mahogany planks reinstallation , Epoxy primer and Dupont cooper gloss LP .

 

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October 13 2011 5 13 /10 /October /2011 00:26

Bonjour .                   

10 months in process, Complete restoration . Chris craft 23' 1947 Express Cruiser .

I did start talking about this project 4 months ago , she is a 23' Chris Craft build-ed in 1947 .

At my knowledge ( Chris Craft Museum research ) there is only one left except the one in my hand .

I was very surprised and hope this serie of articles will help to learn more about her .

I did restore plenty of vintage Chris Craft , but I  love the preservation quality of this one , for a 1947 , she is amazing .

As the owner does not want to keep the current name ( not original anyway ) i will have to temporary name her , for convenience communication XC47 ....

Donc , ( french expression for OK ) XC47was apparently  for over 10 years in a dry storage and major damages we find were cracks on wood plank due to over dry . My first move was to move her to a friend Shipyard ( Cerritos yacht anchorage ),  open damaged area and let her sit for some time .

The weather condition this month in long Beach are totally perfect ... even too much this week .

As today , when i am revueing my week end article ... Really Too Much rain !

By tradition , i do prefer pictures rather than long descriptions and my written english is far from perfect .

In this first page , we did remove all hardware's , send them for chroming ,open cracks , sand : hull ,transom , and heat gun "varnish and caulking" remove .

 

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Second major operation is wood cracks "West System epoxy" repairs , and loose planks refastening

Watch this short video

Next step ( month # 2 of process ) : new grooving between planks , Epoxy primer , sanding , fairing ,
Epoxy primer ,sanding , fairing ....... 4 times , hull and cockpit .
All wood parts heat gun stripping 80 G sanding / 180 G sanding / bleach cleaning .
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January 31 2011

XC47 is fully prepared and one coat of white LP was applied , wood is ready to be stained as close as possible to original ( dark red ). Deck is done ( i will issue a special paragraph to this specific " Philippe " process )

Finishing process ready to go !

Philippe

Because of weather and quality requested by owner , it took us until March 30 to complete interior , exterior

Awlgrip Lp snow white paint . Over 700 hours as Today .

Result is close to perfection

 

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During this 2 months period , we also repaired and processed bright wood .

This process will be completed after motorisation done in New port Beach .

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Gone a month for motorisation

 

 

May 20 2011 Engine instaled

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Back to us Monday June 20 ..........

July 27

All carpentry done / Varnish one part 14 coats / waiting for awlgrip +

Deck done , missing 10 varnish coats .

Full report this week end

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 Boats . Paint . Varnish .      
 Carpentry . Windows . Fiberglass . Metal . Carpet .    
  

   
     

 

 

     
       
     

  

     
   
 
       





 

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April 25 2010 1 25 /04 /April /2010 03:16

 October . it is raining today .....
 Time for me to update some of our Summer projects.                         

Before you start a restoration project , you should read this interesting article on :
http://www.docksidereports.com/



Nalu IV blog world travel informations
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 Me and the ....
 Summer Crew 

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April 25 2010 1 25 /04 /April /2010 03:12

Recent updates .

 

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We are working on this project development's for the last 6 Months !

 

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October 13 2009 3 13 /10 /October /2009 20:00

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February 01
Ovitz Family Collection " scale boat " restoration this week .
Go next Article for Information's .


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 February 16 2010 :

 Job Done and displayed in Good Company !

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March 2011 Project ? Long Beach California .

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January 29 2009 5 29 /01 /January /2009 02:37
HELLO SEPTEMBER
The following videos are " test " only , I will edited some for 
 work description & fun ....








 Sept 17 2009 .............

Some Memories found in old files .

Before computer design , boat builders used wood " maquettes " , to show customers , carpenters , what the final project will be .
This 1930 piece was given to me by a collector for
restoration & embellishment . 


I did this Choy Lee in 2001
Before she went to Panama .

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January 19 2009 2 19 /01 /January /2009 23:06
August 01 2009 , like every year   it is " classic boat & car show "    in Long Beach .

 
   
   
   
And for sure 
" Baglietto "
We will work on her 
this month ....
More on this to come . 
 
Kevin ( owner ) chasing copter
 
   August 01 2009 
 Hull need to be restored
 I bidded last week ....
 good summer job .
 will see !
 
And Kent ( see news of the month July ) is ready
to GO .....................
   
 We are almost mid august , many of us are in vacation . I am going fishing .....
 Last week we catch nothing , i do not know if it is only an impression , but more and more
 we catch nothing . It is not only a fisherman story , i have pictures of fishing days , 10 years
 ago and there were fish ! Sea bass , mackerel , Bonita's , scalping's , halibuts .....
 We use to fight for avoiding mackerels ...    
( " maquereaux au vin blanc " ) are delicious .
 Let me find the recipe , i will attach it .

For the ones not in vacation , it is the vue from the fishing boat  !
 And more vacations pictures !!!!!



Howard family
         
 Julie , my french niece , on Long Beach peer  
   
August 25
It will be my week ...........
waiting and moving Ramon
up and down the mast .
It is a Choy Lee . 2 wood masts
bad condition . full stripping ,
epoxy primer .....
I have to be there !
 
     
     
 It is borring ... it is why I give you Borring pictures !
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January 19 2009 2 19 /01 /January /2009 22:08
Welcome July 2009

Final on Kent boat ... painting the mast .
Some project like " Kent " did start in May , to understand it , you should scroll down .
Thanks . 
Philippe .                                                                                 

 Ok ! I give you a ..........Short cut

 
 BEFORE                                                            AFTER                             

 I do love mast painting ...

 
 
 
 Just be sure , you have a good friend on the deck safety line !!!!!
 I will test video editing on the site  next week .. up & down  the mast will be a good test

 the " vue " is great ... 80 ' up water



July 08 ... back to earth ..
We are starting a 1959 old Woodie .. leaking . it is normal for a wood boat to leak a little , it is good to have salt water at the bottom of your bilge , but not to much or you will sink . 
Dry Rot came from fresh water infiltrations ( deck corners / windows joints .... )
In this case i will sand the hull & bottom / Smith epoxy , seal bare wood / West system all  cracks /
Epoxy primer / 3M marine filler underwater ,  minor cracks ..... & for the fun: 2 coats of Awllgrip LP.

 
   July 10 .... more work then expected ...
 old woodies
 are dangerous for the business !
   
  Sunday July 19

 Sea Myst ( California marina ) July 06 2009 ........ 
 should be done by Friday
     
     July 10 2009
 Done
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