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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...
- Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:04 pm
- Forum: Climate Control
- Topic: Mermaid AC problem solved
- Replies: 3
- Views: 241
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...
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). ...
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...
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...
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 ...
- Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:44 am
- Forum: Boat and Hull
- Topic: Prepping for Topside Restoration and Paint.
- Replies: 10
- Views: 891
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.
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...
- Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:39 am
- Forum: General Topics
- Topic: Marinette purchase advice
- Replies: 12
- Views: 741
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...
- Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:28 pm
- Forum: For Sale or Wanted
- Topic: Wanted Trailer for 28 Sportsman Twin
- Replies: 2
- Views: 134
I got two used trailers both needed a lot of work which meant a big hassle for me. I still will need 10 new tires in the next couple of years. Check out new if you need a trailer to manage your boat. My best trailer is a slideon which was worth restoring. The other was a cheap but a piece of crap. h...