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by Busia
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Help identifying switches at helm
Replies: 9
Views: 107

Re: Help identifying switches at helm

Picture 4 with the purple circle is the spot light control. You can see and hear the trim tabs work if you look, even in the water. Underway you will feel the trim change. Good luck, Ed
by Busia
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: About My Boat Brags
Topic: Marinette saves garage.
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: Marinette saves garage.

Just bang out the dents in the boat, it will be fine. To put pics here you need to shrink them. So go to shrinkpictures.com and you can make a little pic for your avatar too.--Ed
by Busia
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: hull repair
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: hull repair

If you can't find an auto body shop, try an aircraft repair shop or a good welding shop. ----Ed from Hamtramack
by Busia
Fri May 26, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Engine Swap
Replies: 3
Views: 208

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: 231

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: 706

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: 291

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: 291

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: 309

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: 722

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...

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