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by Busia
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Draft of 84 28 w/ twins, 2 or 2.5
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: Draft of 84 28 w/ twins, 2 or 2.5

It will vary boat to boat and day to day. Figure 3 feet and worry when you are in 5 feet of water.
by Busia
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Aft Deck Restoration
Replies: 26
Views: 676

Re: Aft Deck Restoration

The aluminum I have for my deck is 5/32 and is very solid. There is a lot of framing on our boats to support the deck. I think you could use 1/8 and be just fine. I removed some of the support to work, and remove the gas tank, never put it back in as did not need it. If you do use a plastic decking,...
by Busia
Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Aft Deck Restoration
Replies: 26
Views: 676

Re: Aft Deck Restoration

If you use Riv-nuts you will find they will sometimes spin on you. They are thin, but do not sit perfectly flush with the surface, so you get a little bump every place there is one. They will corrode as you can't get them in the correct alloy. Then they will spin on you and make you mad. So the answ...
by Busia
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Aft Deck Restoration
Replies: 26
Views: 676

Re: Aft Deck Restoration

The only way I would weld the deck would be to have the fuel tanks out and at least 100 feet away, or to fill them and all piping full of water. You want to be able to pull the tanks. I think the only way to go is counter sunk screws. Have one drill with the right size sharp drill bit, another drill...
by Busia
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Aft Deck Restoration
Replies: 26
Views: 676

Re: Aft Deck Restoration

Yes on the aluminum, teak over it if you want the authentic look and the maintenance. Just leave it bare aluminum if you want a low maintenance aluminum boat. But do not, do not, do not, weld the deck down! First reason is you would be welding right over the gas tanks, second the deck would probably...
by Busia
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Corrosion
Topic: Propeller Shaft Anodes
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Propeller Shaft Anodes

I used Boat Zinc on mine and they needed replacement every two years (in brackish water). That means they were working, right? Jeff That is why they are called "sacrificial" anodes. Better to have them get eaten up or dissolved than the boat. I put new shaft anodes on every year. It is ha...
by Busia
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Re-power
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: Re-power

These boats really are rather simple. Sometimes hard to reach with limited room. A good mechanic should not have a problem if you can get the parts. If you keep away from complicated electronics and outboards you make things a lot easier. Sometimes we learn the hard way unfortunately. Wish you have ...
by Busia
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Through Hulls
Topic: Understanding the CAPAC
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Re: Understanding the CAPAC

Welded 3/16" new bottom on the whole hull. Holes can be patched too if you find a good welder.
by Busia
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Through Hulls
Topic: Understanding the CAPAC
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Re: Understanding the CAPAC

Wow! $500 for the meter! Yes, this is just a little electrical cell " battery" you are making with the hull and sensor, with the water as the electrolyte. Go to boatzincs.com to read and learn all about this. Best prices and service when you want to buy anodes. They have a test electrode f...
by Busia
Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: SITE STORE / FORUM SUPPORT
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: SITE STORE / FORUM SUPPORT

Can you tell us the secret on how to set up a user name at the site store? I can only find login once it is already set up. Thanks, Ed

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