topic requests -my projects on a 42 Tournament Fisherman 1978

Hi all.  I am new to the site but not new to Chris Crafts.   Current boat and will be for the foreseeable future, A 42 Tournament Fisherman 1978. I have done a lot of work to her.  Maybe my hands on can help someone out there keep these old girls running.  I love boats. I bring 30 years of carpentry experience to boating.  I have owned boats since 14 years old .  You tend to learn a lot in 35 years of practical experience. I have completed the following ( mostly) on this boat.

Helm re design and modernization,

new electronics, bilge cameras, satellite  tv,

new fuel tanks,

new engines (mains)

Re wiring and panel boxes ( not for the faint of heart)

bow pulpit

swim platform

Painting,

non skid

head liner ( not what you think)

Galley re design and built in cabinetry.

custom booth

blister job

patching holes in hulls ( from old through hulls)

fix soft spots in balsa core decks.

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Think about moving to the mid-west?  Could use your help and know others that would be excited.

Help me with head liner, (not what you think) just gave up on too close to perfect to work.

Tim

 Tim.

The one question I don't have a photo for yet ! 

I have had the same problem everyone else has with headliners, its impossible. I can do a lot of stuff but really that stuff is impossible.  So I went out on a limb here.  I discussed it with many people and everyone said no. Remember I am a carpenter, so keep in in what I know.   I tore it all out. insulated the ceiling, re wired for 12volt led lighting, some additional ribbing , and installed A plank ceiling.   Not any plank ceiling a product called Azek.  A white pvc exterior product.  It comes in a bead board style.  Tung and groove  .  That's not all it was too busy for me so I installed it upside down,  leaving a 6" v groove ceiling.  It comes in 18' lengths so I have a seamless ceiling.  And to my pleasant surprise it came out awesome. This was this springs project and I still need some edge molding work done.  But wow it works. Pre finished, never chip or rot. Glued and screwed in place and glued together.

In the end the product is more $ than the headliner.  But I did not have to hire anyone ,  done in 2 days, seamless, wipe-able , and the lights clip in . And I guarantee the fishing rods will not poke through!

Greg

Pictures?  I had luan cut to fit then when fit came to final position two areas were come to jesus don't fits.  The alterations were going to make serious problems and I am glad I kept the removed headliner.  I still don't have a final plan and all pieces are stored but...!  The reason for the mod was the beautiful supporting mahogany, why not show it off rather than cover it with the original headliner?  My final decision was that working in more than 3 spacial dimensions at any one time was more than my advanced age could contemplate.  Okay maybe only 3 dimensions but they kept altering as I remeasured.  Measure 5 times cut once and then try to decide if the edge moulding would fill.

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