So what were the screw holes filled with below the water line originally from C…

So what were the screw holes filled with below the water line originally from Chris-craft? #boatwithnoname Albert Bartkus

So what were the screw holes filled with below the water line originally from Chris-craft? #boatwithnoname Albert Bartkus

Posted by Cindy Chebultz on Thursday, March 21, 2019

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  1. Rob Bilbrough
    Rob Bilbrough says:

    How’s the chine?
    I ask as the one support in the right(rearward at the end of the plank replacement) of the picture looks like it’s forcing in on the chine.
    Could just be me and bad eyes though lol

  2. Patrick Bonander
    Patrick Bonander says:

    Famowood wood filler. It dries out quickly while trying to apply it. Use a sandwich baggie and snip the corner off, you can apply it like a cake decorating frosting bag.

  3. Paul Cundiff
    Paul Cundiff says:

    I saw a comment about dowels…..NEVER USE DOWELS! the grain runs the wrong direction
    Original product was famowood. Still available. We use marine two part filler( not epoxy) polyester filler. Mix the two parts and put in cake decorating paper and squeeze the stuff into the holes filling them from the bottom out so you don’t trap air. Cures quickly sands off easily. Available from auto body supply stores ( will have an anchor on it if marine) or available from west marine at some ridiculous high price.

  4. Fred Kist
    Fred Kist says:

    They used white lead mixed with linseed oil which was also used to fill canvas of canvas covered topsides. In 1971 when I started, white lead was already phased out and we spread bond-o everywhere as it was cheap and fast but as products came along we changed with the times. Because C/C were on the lighter side of plank thickness and riddled with screws they used a smaller wire screw and a shallow countersink to maintain planks integrity…thus no plugs and it was faster. Albert will guide you with your choice of filler…some stuff sags before cure which means filling twice

  5. Kevin Buttermore
    Kevin Buttermore says:

    There is absolutely no reason to use the exact filler they used decades ago. Epoxy fillers work fine. Absolutely absurd to use the exact filler used originally considering it will be painted

  6. Ed Dennis
    Ed Dennis says:

    I added screws on my Chris Craft bottom between the factory screws coated and filled with boatlife, fresh from Boatlife(makes it much thinner). 10 years and still unchanged, painted yearly.

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