The CV SkillsUSA boat project appeared in this Feb. 4, 2019 article in the Spokesman-Review. Central Valley High School students will restore 1959 ski boat to raise money for club
The CV Skills USA chapter was invited to display our 1959 Chris Craft project at the 2019 Boat Show! Stop by our display to say hello! More info on the show is available here: www.spokaneboatshow.com
Phase 3 – Remove Upper Decks Stage 3: Aiden and Gunner pressure washed the boat to rid it of 60 years of oil soaked white oak and mahogany.
Phase 3 – Remove Upper Decks Stage 2: We got word that we will display the boat at the 2019 Spokane Boat show so they would like the boat to be in its current state. We finished removing the interior loose parts and a few panel parts so we could pressure wash which will be […]
Phase 3 – Remove Upper Decks Stage 1: Speedo was removed, mixture control was also removed and the last componets were removed and stored. We made strides to removing the orignal wiring harness without damaging it and to keep it mostly intact so if we cannot find a replacement we can build our own. So […]
Phase 2 – Engine Repair Stage 7: Work continued removing the deck which was labeled and put in storage. The we started on the dash labeling and removing the wires. It became clear we will need a new wiring harness because the existing wires are brittle and corroded. Gauges will be packed and sent out […]
Phase 2 – Engine Repair Work continued on the interior planking with some success removing boards. We quickly realized the Decking For’D would have to be removed to access interior planking and dash wiring. It seems much easier take pictures of the back of the dash and remove the wiring. We will also remove the […]
Phase 2 – Engine Repair Stage 6: We moved the boat indoors just before the snow fell today. Our article was posted on the ACBS WEEKLY WEB WATCH and have a new supporter Karl, who is a former community college auto instructor and has restored many classic boats.
Phase 2 – Engine Repair Stage 5: We continued to build back the engine for testing. Also, took the exhaust manifolds apart and removed as much rust as possible. Probably will need to hot tank the exhaust manifolds so they don’t restrict water flow even though they seems like they have plenty of cast iron […]
Phase 2 – Engine Repair Stage 4: We decided to put the engine back together since the bottom end looks good so that we can test some of the components and the compression of the engine plus we will be able to see if oil is traveling to needed areas. Continued disassembly that found bass […]