We extend to you a cordial "WELCOME ABOARD !" Come on in, make yourself at home, we are a friendly group of enthusiasts, and we also appreciate the classic Chris Craft Roamer, Corsair, and Lancer boats too , as they are all on the same family tree and share much in common !
I did some general cleaning, including working on getting the rotten convertible couch out of the salon. I threw the cushions in the marina dumpster and broke the rest of it in half and will be "dosing" it to the dumpster in the next few weekends.
Put power to number 2 but it seems the starter is bad...even when putting power via a big orange screwdriver and jumper cable from a battery to the motor (not the solenoid) it won't spin. Bendix engages but not helping obviously. Motor turns with pliers on the crank pulley and I pulled the plugs out...no signs of water in there thankfully. Will deal with this bad starter next...this is rather inconvenient since I'm still wanting to circulate oil in the thing to get the remains of the milkshake out. With working overtime and school I haven't had the time to really mess with it. Tried beating on it with a hammer but to no avail.
Plenty of rot in the salon's sole, at least in the back. woo hoo, what fun. These cabin soles weren't glassed from the factory were they?