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by yooper
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Replace your cockpit floor
Replies: 11
Views: 2213

Re: Replace your cockpit floor

Cut new 5/8" plywood using old wood or 1/4" luan as a pattern. Take the pieces to a Rhinoliner and coat them overlapping edges by six or eight inches. This is a lifetime fix.
by yooper
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Salon floor upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: Salon floor upgrade

I sanded and stained the plywood minwax gunstock followed by floor grade poly. I just finished the perimeter not the hatches. I then got a nice persian style rug to cover the hatches and most of the floor area. To get to the engine hatch you just pull the rug aside. If it gets old or stained buy ano...
by yooper
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Climate Control
Topic: Mermaid AC problem solved
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Mermaid AC problem solved

I got a Mermaid AC with my 1988 32' project boat. I needed to have it serviced. The AC tech weighed about 350 lbs and didn't want to crawl into the "wine cellar" under the salon deck to get at the unit. I had to take it out and bring it to his shop. Hire a skinny tech for boat work. The un...
by yooper
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Distributor rebuild
Replies: 5
Views: 892

Re: Distributor rebuild

I fixed my old distributors at very low cost. I wrote a big article on it which is gone to old postings heaven. I fixed it by replacing the rusted out lightweight throw out timing weight springs. I used a fish scale so I could measure the retracted tension (1.5 lbs) and the extended tension (3lbs). ...
by yooper
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Fuel Gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Fuel Gauge

I replaced my "button gauge" on top of my 1980 tank. It has been so long ago I can't remember all the details. I do remember that the tank opening was not the new standard and was closed by a plate with four heavy bolts that were tough to remove. I can't remember if I found and replaced th...
by yooper
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Old gas
Replies: 20
Views: 521

Re: Old gas

There should not be an ethanol problem because it should not be used in your boat, small engines or collector cars. My marina supplies ethanol free mid range gasoline which works well in the Marinette. I will top it off with High Test before I store it. My Ford sedan gets a lot of use with regular e...
by yooper
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Old gas
Replies: 20
Views: 521

Re: Old gas

My 1988 project boat is was full of years old gas. I started a siphon from the fuel pump cutoff to the bottom drain plug.The tanks were quickly emptied and a guy who used waste oil and gas for heating was happy to haul it away. Before I took the boat out I wanted to see what was going to go into my ...
by yooper
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Prepping for Topside Restoration and Paint.
Replies: 10
Views: 952

Re: Prepping for Topside Restoration and Paint.

Your yard mechanic will use any old screw he dug out of the bottom of his tool box. You should keep a supply of new #8 and #10 stainless screews and only move up when you have to. Also use Tef-gel.
by yooper
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Aft Deck Restoration
Replies: 48
Views: 4558

Re: Aft Deck Restoration

Cut new plywood decking from 5/8" exterior plywood. Had a pickup bed sprayer spray and underlap the bottom side by 6". Replaced the big washer on the cockpit drains with a big 1/4" aluminium flage that fits under the corner side walls. Tighten the cockpit drain nut and the deck is tig...
by yooper
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Marinette purchase advice
Replies: 12
Views: 834

Re: Marinette purchase advice

Are any of the windows cracked? Are all the cushions and V=berth there? Are all the screens in place. Do any high dollar extras like radar and autopilot come with the boat? How about splash guards. bimini, bumper baskets. anchor winch. What does the capac say? A very big deal is paint. A professonal...

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