1961 42' Matthews Stock Cruiser advice needed

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  1. Classicpower
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    And hoping John can help me out on this one...
     
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    Also if anyone knows of a very good chrome plater that is in the area of Marblehead that would be great.. I have a boat that I need rechroming done.
     
  3. John Riddle
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    Classicpower:


    The plater I use whenever my customer's budget permits is Custom Chrome in Grafton, Oh. Here's their link: http://www.customchromeplating.com/ They offer three levels of quality (and cost) relative to the degree of perfection you require. Their "high quality" is very nearly flawless and the "show quality" is perfection. As in much finish work, it's the last 5% on the perfection scale that costs the most. And they stand behind their work.

    I put a call through to the hauler I wanted to hook you up with and am waiting to hear back from him. I'll PM you with his info when he calls.
     
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    Thanks John appreciate it very much... will be in your area next weekend will you be there?
     
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    Classic:

    I PM'd you
     
  6. Classicpower
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    I also sent you a note...
     
  7. ncsailor
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    Matthews

    I owned a '62 model 42' stock cruiser. The transom and leaks from above decks were the only "troublesome" areas. I had some rot in the aft stateroom that got into the stbd. bunk pretty bad. It took me forever to find the source of the leak. (A tiny seam crack in the helm floor). I ended up coating the bottom with a viscous eposy from "rot doctor" in Washington state. This stuff was great and have used it above and below decks as well as in the restoration of older homes. My Matthews was fast, comfortable, and admired wherever we went. As with most older designs, she did not have the beam enjoyed with some newer boats, but she was great.
     
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    Matthews

    I owned a 42' stock cruiser for a number of years. The marina where she was docked allowed her to sink after the battery charger went out. When I bought her, she was on the dry. I applied a viscous epoxy resin from a fellow called the rot doctor on the west coast. I applied this to the hull and used some to stop and repair dry rot on the superstructure. It worked very well. Mine had ford v-8's and drank a lot of gas, but she could move. My boat was sold to someone whom I do not know in SC, I believe. They are a great boat and with a bit of maintenance she will last a long time. Good luck with her and enjoy the work and the sailing.
     
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    I owned a '62 stock cruiser in NC. I bought her out of the water. The hull and frame were solid, but there was an A/C unit on the cabin topside that was not properly draining and caused rot in that area. I used a viscous epoxy from "The Rot Doctor" for repair. I also shaved the 60 years of bottom paint from the hull and coated it with the same material after recaulking a few areas. I moved out of state and the marina let her sink because a circuit breaker (GFCI) tripped so the batteries went down. These are fantastic boats and beautiful. After much research, I found that the product from Rot Doctor is a must for preservation of wooden boats. Mine was wonderful, except for the huge Ford gasoline engines.
     

  10. rangebowdrie
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    I remember working on a 42ft Matthews sport fisherman, it was a late '50s model with the Chrysler 392 hemi engines.
    They were a popular engine in the day.
    On another note, maybe some of you old-timers will remember a TV show from that time period;
    CRUNCH AND DES opening credits - YouTube
     
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