33' Coho: the teardown continues

33' Coho: the teardown continues

Philip Croff
Philip Croff

August 3rd, 2012, 9:51 pm #1

For the story up to now:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/t ... ject+and+I

Last time you saw the interior I had everything ranging from shore power cords to windshield wiper arms to half rotten mahogany. I've thrown out the beyond salvage stuff and saved everything else, including plywood panels to serve as templates for the new stuff



My failed tarp structure has been removed (don't bother they never work...that's why shrink wrapping costs so much)



Everything disconnected



The boat's number is glassed over on the port side in the engine compartment which seems to be normal







But why does it say "NET: 12 TON"? These weigh like 11-12k lbs

I've given the request to have the flybridge lifted off, so the next photo set will likely show a bald Coho








For lots of information about this particular Chris Craft model Phillip has brought to The Forum, check out the following links for brochures, photos and lots of specifications.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/m ... d+Offshore











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John kloka
John kloka

August 4th, 2012, 1:09 am #2

At some point, your boat was Federally documented (like reg. #'s, but federal instead of state) That set of #'s and tonnage displayed is a requirement of the documentation.
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Rich Duane
Rich Duane

August 4th, 2012, 1:11 am #3

For the story up to now:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/t ... ject+and+I

Last time you saw the interior I had everything ranging from shore power cords to windshield wiper arms to half rotten mahogany. I've thrown out the beyond salvage stuff and saved everything else, including plywood panels to serve as templates for the new stuff



My failed tarp structure has been removed (don't bother they never work...that's why shrink wrapping costs so much)



Everything disconnected



The boat's number is glassed over on the port side in the engine compartment which seems to be normal







But why does it say "NET: 12 TON"? These weigh like 11-12k lbs

I've given the request to have the flybridge lifted off, so the next photo set will likely show a bald Coho








For lots of information about this particular Chris Craft model Phillip has brought to The Forum, check out the following links for brochures, photos and lots of specifications.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/m ... d+Offshore










Phil,
The number you have is a Documentation Number and the 12 tons is figured that the Coast Gaurd gave the boat after measuring the hull and figuring the center of gravity,displacement and stability.
It's a way around paying state sales tax. Also if you plan on operating out side the States it is a lot easier at other ports of entry.
Regards,
Rich
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Philip Croff
Philip Croff

August 4th, 2012, 1:00 pm #4

For the story up to now:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/t ... ject+and+I

Last time you saw the interior I had everything ranging from shore power cords to windshield wiper arms to half rotten mahogany. I've thrown out the beyond salvage stuff and saved everything else, including plywood panels to serve as templates for the new stuff



My failed tarp structure has been removed (don't bother they never work...that's why shrink wrapping costs so much)



Everything disconnected



The boat's number is glassed over on the port side in the engine compartment which seems to be normal







But why does it say "NET: 12 TON"? These weigh like 11-12k lbs

I've given the request to have the flybridge lifted off, so the next photo set will likely show a bald Coho








For lots of information about this particular Chris Craft model Phillip has brought to The Forum, check out the following links for brochures, photos and lots of specifications.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/m ... d+Offshore










Heh I mistook it for being the CC factory hull number. Keep in mind I haven't really paid attention to where to find it but I've heard it was glassed inside the hull somewhere. I've seen it on a few wooden parts though.

I found a site where you can look up info on a vessel by the Coast Guard documentation number but found you can't access records that have been expired for more than 180 days, and I'm quite certain its been expired for a rather long time

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Philip Croff
Philip Croff

September 9th, 2012, 7:10 pm #5

For the story up to now:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/t ... ject+and+I

Last time you saw the interior I had everything ranging from shore power cords to windshield wiper arms to half rotten mahogany. I've thrown out the beyond salvage stuff and saved everything else, including plywood panels to serve as templates for the new stuff



My failed tarp structure has been removed (don't bother they never work...that's why shrink wrapping costs so much)



Everything disconnected



The boat's number is glassed over on the port side in the engine compartment which seems to be normal







But why does it say "NET: 12 TON"? These weigh like 11-12k lbs

I've given the request to have the flybridge lifted off, so the next photo set will likely show a bald Coho








For lots of information about this particular Chris Craft model Phillip has brought to The Forum, check out the following links for brochures, photos and lots of specifications.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/m ... d+Offshore










Yesterday I signed and gave my deposit on indoor storage for the Coho. The marina owner admitted that he's been slacking off on removing the flybridge and it'll be off before it goes in (which should be soon). I've spent a few hours exposing more screw heads on the cabin exterior in the meantime.
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Paul
Paul

September 10th, 2012, 1:05 pm #6

Steady working toward the end goal will get you there.........been there, done that: hauled, installed, finished, every sheet of drywall that went into the house we built years ago (among other things too many to mention) and now I look back and wonder "how the heck did I manage to do that".

best,

Paul
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Philip Croff
Philip Croff

September 28th, 2012, 1:13 am #7

For the story up to now:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/t ... ject+and+I

Last time you saw the interior I had everything ranging from shore power cords to windshield wiper arms to half rotten mahogany. I've thrown out the beyond salvage stuff and saved everything else, including plywood panels to serve as templates for the new stuff



My failed tarp structure has been removed (don't bother they never work...that's why shrink wrapping costs so much)



Everything disconnected



The boat's number is glassed over on the port side in the engine compartment which seems to be normal







But why does it say "NET: 12 TON"? These weigh like 11-12k lbs

I've given the request to have the flybridge lifted off, so the next photo set will likely show a bald Coho








For lots of information about this particular Chris Craft model Phillip has brought to The Forum, check out the following links for brochures, photos and lots of specifications.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/m ... d+Offshore










It's pretty weird to see it without the bridge, and see only plywood up there.

But finally, the teardown can get intense. It's sharing barn space with a bullnose 28' or so Constellation, like a 30' Constellation, and what I think is a 30' Commander Sport Fisherman (the Ray Hunt one).

It'll get good in the next few weeks

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Paul
Paul

September 29th, 2012, 4:41 pm #8

Hey good documentation, lots of potential here!

Getting ready for some fun during the winter season!

Regards

Paul
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Philip Croff
Philip Croff

October 6th, 2012, 11:53 pm #9

For the story up to now:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/t ... ject+and+I

Last time you saw the interior I had everything ranging from shore power cords to windshield wiper arms to half rotten mahogany. I've thrown out the beyond salvage stuff and saved everything else, including plywood panels to serve as templates for the new stuff



My failed tarp structure has been removed (don't bother they never work...that's why shrink wrapping costs so much)



Everything disconnected



The boat's number is glassed over on the port side in the engine compartment which seems to be normal







But why does it say "NET: 12 TON"? These weigh like 11-12k lbs

I've given the request to have the flybridge lifted off, so the next photo set will likely show a bald Coho








For lots of information about this particular Chris Craft model Phillip has brought to The Forum, check out the following links for brochures, photos and lots of specifications.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/m ... d+Offshore










I put in at honest 6 hours at the marina today and got the flybridge deck plywood off.



Using my new HF multipurpose oscillating tool with a plunge blade I found that rather than using a knife to get the bungs out to expose the screw heads it's quicker and easier to just cut little squares and pry out with a screwdriver to expose the screw. I kept the pieces up front underneath the helm to reproduce the curve but the rest of the plywood went to the dumpster.

Most of the screws were stainless with various heads along with some that seemed to be plain drywall of framing screws, with many heads rusty enough to not want to turn with my drill. I saved all the stainless ones and stainless screws will be going back when the time comes.



The flybridge plywood has definitely been replaced...this is a shot of where the pipe for the flybridge controls passes through, and it would seem like CC would have had hole saws somewhere. The bigger concern is the piece of cardboard that was glassed in place.



Deck off exposing all those mahogany beams. I looked them over quick and don't see any sag. Despite the leaks through the deck the beams look good. I saw a little staining here and there but no rot. I think the flex while standing on the deck was because of the plywood being bad and not the beams. They're less than 4'' high and pretty long...I'm about 150 lbs and could stand in the center without feeling like I was going to fall through. Obviously there was some flex but less than what I would expect from a 2x4 spruce/pine/fir stud.

Till next weekend...

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Paul
Paul

October 8th, 2012, 1:08 pm #10

I am wondering if that plywood you are removing is marine grade. If it is and its' not damaged, it may well be perfectly reusable. From the looks of things, however with the cardboard glassed in, it sure appears someone was taking the easy and cheap way out. Those drywall screws are a real clue too. I would not be caught dead using drywall screws on board any boat.

Looks like you have a very nice structure exposed there, and it would be the perfect opportunity to view areas that may need some reinforcement.

Good luck, thanks for sharing those photos.

regards,

Paul
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