Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

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Wow Jim, that is absolutely beautiful. As so many others have mentioned, the colors & staining on your boat are just stunning. I like the replicated Chris-Craft decals, too!
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Thanks Mike!
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Jim Neeley
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Looks great!!

What are you going to tell everyone that asks what year is that ‘Chris-craft’?
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Thanks!
It will be a replica of a 1939 Chris Craft Custom Runabout. It is what they call a "pre-war" boat.
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Today, I caulked the seams on the bow deck. I really like the caulk I used. (boatlife polysulfide Life-Caulk) It went on smoothly with the cordless caulk gun Bill showed to me. To spread the caulk, I tried a plastic spoon, finger in sandwich bag, and nitrate gloves. What I found was that my finger worked better than anything. Cleanup was a breeze with mineral spirits. The masking tape was removed immediately after the caulk was spread. Being impatient, I really liked removing the masking tape immediately to see the results. Tomorrow I will mask the back of the boat. Need to get more caulk. I used 3 1/2 tubes for the work done today.
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The finished job.
The finished job.
The practice piece and cordless caulk gun
The practice piece and cordless caulk gun
Masking took more time than anything
Masking took more time than anything
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The deck is gorgeous. Coming along great!!!
Keep your lines tight!

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Wow, that looks amazing!
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Thanks guys!
I was able to caulk 1/2 of the rear deck before I ran out of caulk. More caulk was ordered today. I figure it will take 9 tubes of caulk altogether. I still need to caulk the other side and the hatch covers. Everything is masked, so I am ready to go when I get the caulk.
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I guess this could be called a half-ass job!
I guess this could be called a half-ass job!
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That is awesome!!!!! That looks so great!!!! I bet you excited about that!!!!
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Thanks Will!
Yep, I'm pretty excited. It's all starting to come together.
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Picked up my upholstered seats and the kick panel that goes in front of the back seat yesterday. I am very pleased with the workmanship. I gave the guy pictures of classic boats, and he replicated what those pictures showed. I ordered extra material and matching hidem for the crash pads that will be done later. I still need to finish varnishing the decks before the seats and everything goes back into the boat. I'm spraying, so I don't want to get over spray on my new stuff. Once I get my trailer, I will take the boat back to the upholstery shop to install the crash pads.
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The seats in my dining room auxiliary storage area.
The seats in my dining room auxiliary storage area.
This is the kick panel that is in front of the back seat.
This is the kick panel that is in front of the back seat.
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Jim your boat is coming along great! Good workmanship on the upholstery. Hard to find someone to do those eased seatback edges anymore. Have you sourced your crashpad rubber yet? Can give you a few places if you can't find it.
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Thanks Billy!
I got my crashpad rubber at Classic Boat Connection some time ago. I got it early so I could measure as to where it would end up above the seat backs. The height of the seat backs were determined accordingly. I also used it to measure the thickness of the overhang over my dash. Even with all the planning and measuring, I am still fearful. :lol:
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Those look comfy!
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Jim, I have gone through your entire build. What a pleasure and a beautiful boat! I may have missed it but what engine are you planning on? I see the duel exhaust, surprised you are not looking for an old flat head 6 or something...
Jim Kinsella

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