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Still wondering if that is CC construction or someone elses work

April 9 2012 at 7:02 PM
Paul  (no login)

Response to Corsair floorboard demo--with photos

With the proper structure underneath, 3/4" flooring is not necessary, and I actually wonder if it was installed by CC because they know better than that. In addition, I wonder about the glass flairing out onto? the nautolex like that as well, as that seems to be counter what CC was doing.

There are a lot of very clever and talented boatsmen out there, both in ownership and in repair shops, but I guess you are the best to be able to tell because you have the boat and can look over things very very carefully in a forensic way.

Boat builders in general ALWAYS try to use the least amount of wood and structure they can get away with. The Ventnor 225 for instance, Guy Lombardo tail dragger, was built strong enough to finish one race (and win) but not much more.

Personally based on what I have seen on several wood Chris Craft runabouts and the Corsair Division Sea Skiff, 3/4" tells me that was someone else and not CC. Look for any pencil marks, some of those pieces may have the serial number on them if they were on the CC shop floor, and of course it would have been mahogany plywood too, but again, other people would know to use mahogany p-wood. My 1/2" floor is stiff enough for any size guy because the structure underneath is there and limits the span.

Interesting stuff Cliff, more power to ya.



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