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by Busia
Fri May 26, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Engine Swap
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Engine Swap

I did it in a 32, and it is tight.--Ed
by Busia
Tue May 23, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Steering
Topic: Steering Stuck
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: Steering Stuck

Different year boats had different makes of steering. I think I had Steermaster, made in Detroit. Most makes are out of business, a few parts are available from Glen-L boat company if you check with them. Found it to be cheaper and faster and better to just replace it all. Went with Teleflex (?) ste...
by Busia
Sun May 14, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Custom rear top fabrication
Replies: 17
Views: 638

Re: Custom rear top fabrication

Any good welding shop can make that for you. I would start with 1/8 plate, but roll the bottom edge up to a "J" shape so it is not sharp (or weld a separate channel to the bottom edge) You will bump into it so you don't want it sharp, and a J shape will give you a gutter. You could also ma...
by Busia
Tue May 09, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Aluminum in Salt water
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: Aluminum in Salt water

Yes, I agree it works well (the Trilux 33) and they sell it for aluminum boats. But I am not going to rely on a barrier coat for separation. I sand blasted to bare metal and used a two part epoxy primer. Then two or three coats of zinc based E-Pro bottom paint. Not real happy with it but I feel it i...
by Busia
Tue May 09, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Aluminum in Salt water
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: Aluminum in Salt water

The Trilux 33 works good, but I won't use it because it has copper in it. They say no tin, but do admit it is copper based.
by Busia
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: Front windows on cabin
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: Front windows on cabin

Get the glass and info from a good glass shop. Silicone caulk is good, but you can't paint it.--Ed
by Busia
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Exhaust hose advice
Replies: 24
Views: 651

Re: Exhaust hose advice

Lots, and lots of soap. More soap you use, the easier it is, and easier to wash your hands when you are done. In some places you can start the hose and then put a 2x4 across the end and smack it with a hammer. Watch out for that wire! If the hose was cut with a saw the wire will be extra sharp. Do y...
by Busia
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Water in my front compartment
Replies: 12
Views: 840

Re: Water in my front compartment

My front and rear compartments are separated by the firewall in the engine area in my boat so I do not see any flow back and forth. On mine there are notches in the ribs and stringers to allow water to drain down to the keel. Keep dirt out of these notches so the water is not dammed up. Water will ...
by Busia
Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Exhaust hose advice
Replies: 24
Views: 651

Re: Exhaust hose advice

Make sure you get marine grade hose rated for exhaust. Use dish or hand soap for lube. Use lots of it. You can get plumbers test plugs to block the exhaust from outside the hull. Stuff it in and tighten the wingnut and they expand to seal the pipe. You can weigh the bow down to bring the stern up. U...
by Busia
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Perko 299 separator disassembly
Replies: 20
Views: 521

Re: Perko 299 separator disassembly

Huh! I'd always heard that you use white bread to filter your hooch. I guess the professionals use a Perko.

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