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by javalin390
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Aft Deck Restoration
Replies: 26
Views: 670

Re: Aft Deck Restoration

It will be spring before I get a chance to get up to mine (on Lake Erie). Not sure how thick it is, but it's pretty heavy duty. My hatch, in the center, has an Al angle iron frame tig welded to it. It's so heavy that it has a set of those little gas charged struts, like on a hatchback, to hold it up.
by javalin390
Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Aft Deck Restoration
Replies: 26
Views: 670

Re: Aft Deck Restoration

Going with Al for the rear deck is the only way to go. The previous owner of mine made the investment, and I'm so glad they did. It was then covered in indoor/outdoor carpet. Have to replace the carpet every few years, but not the deck itself !
by javalin390
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Sunken 32`
Replies: 67
Views: 2339

Re: Sunken 32`

That's a wonderful sound to hear a new engine come to life, and a great feeling too. Love following this thread.
by javalin390
Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Hull Plugs
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Hull Plugs

I say YES ! Pull them, clean them up, re-seal them. On my 37' there is one in between the engines and one in the forward birth, both on the starboard side of the keel. I leave them out the entire winter when in dry dock to drain out any condensation that may accumulate during the spring. I bought a ...
by javalin390
Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: What's in a Boat's Name?
Replies: 20
Views: 856

Re: What's in a Boat's Name?

Carl,
Wonderful story. Having spent a year living in Iwakuni, Japan, I can attest to the friendly people there. Our great boats provide us with our own individual IKOI. Thank you for sharing your story.
by javalin390
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: keel fin
Replies: 30
Views: 1171

Re: keel fin

The following information I downloaded & printed before John Althouse suffered his stroke, when the M web site was still running. Use of the correct anode is crucial, and Marinette specified anodes developed for our boats, that being KA90 or "SEALLOY". These are what Marinette used fro...
by javalin390
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2017 Rendezvous - Kelley's Island
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: 2017 Rendezvous - Kelley's Island

Calendar marked, looking forward to it ! During our stay last summer, the marina was making improvements/expanding, should be even better than last year!
by javalin390
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Rescue Tape
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Rescue Tape

Was thumbing through the December 2016 issue of BoatUS magazine and saw an article for this stuff called Rescue Tape. Sounds like it would survive a nuclear war. Anybody ever try this stuff?
by javalin390
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: ultrasonic antifouling system
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: ultrasonic antifouling system

Read some articles online about these devices. One, published in Sail Magazine (sailmagazine.com) covers one that was installed on an aluminum sail boat with promising results. Neat idea, but wow...very expensive, $1500-2000.
by javalin390
Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Sunken 32`
Replies: 67
Views: 2339

Re: Sunken 32`

Glad to see you making progress, AND saving her. A big Ooh-RAH goes out to your Marine helping you on her. I know it sounds crazy, but I have actually saved an engine that looked like the crusty one you have there. It was a Buick V6 that sat for two years with water in the cylinders (not antifreeze,...

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