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by carl
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: A sad day
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Re: A sad day

If it helps to write then write...If it helps to talk then talk...If it helps to pray then pray...personally I understand this, all three helped me in a time of sorrow, sadness and pain. Some of us know true heartbreak while others look in from the outside. Not a day has gone by that I'm not thinkin...
by carl
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Fly Bridge Ladder Restoration
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Fly Bridge Ladder Restoration

It took me all of eighteen hours non stop to restore my fly bridge ladder today, this was more than a full days work, it was more than twice a full days work but the end result is one my family and I can climb up and down with a peace of mind all day now. I got lucky too, the powder coat shop let me...
by carl
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Swim Ladder Question
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Swim Ladder Question

Thank You Gentlemen for your input and information. Today I pulled everything apart for my refurbishment and headed to the blast booth with all of the aluminum pieces in hand to clean them up for the powder coater tomorrow when I realized the two aluminum bottom tubes bent at 90 degrees are actually...
by carl
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Swim Ladder Question
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Swim Ladder Question

I'm in the process of rebuilding my Swim Platform Swing Down Ladder and I have some questions. I've attached three pictures of the swing down section of the ladder off of my 1990 32' FB Sedan. I need some help. I'm not sure if it is all original or if it has been modified or repaired by a previous o...
by carl
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Corrosion
Topic: Bow Rail Restoration
Replies: 25
Views: 3257

Re: Bow Rail Restoration

Today I installed my flag staff socket in the gunwale center transom with a 1/4' Starboard insulator. I also started drilling and installing the aluminum Rivnuts for the Aft deck rail stations. More details to come...
by carl
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Bilge Blower Restoration
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Bilge Blower Restoration

Vents, Collector Boxes and new Blower Motors installed...
by carl
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Bilge Blower Restoration
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Bilge Blower Restoration

More pictures...
by carl
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Bilge Blower Restoration
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Bilge Blower Restoration

I've been hard at restoring my bilge blower system. Sharing some pictures along my way. I was able to find exact replacements of my Plastic Louvered Vents and Collector boxes, both manufactured by Attwood. More to come...
by carl
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Fuel System Restoration: Tanks to Carbs...
Replies: 13
Views: 374

Re: Fuel System Restoration: Tanks to Carbs...

The capacity of a fuel tank, whether it is square or round is easily calculated using a "Tank Volume Calculator" link found online through a Google search. I measured my rectangular tanks length, width and height and input those measurements into one of these programs and it spit out 75 ga...
by carl
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Aft Deck Restoration
Replies: 58
Views: 11351

Re: Aft Deck Restoration

Joe, I haven't touched the rudders or their packing boxes at this time. When my boat gets pulled I will be dropping both rudders, inspecting them and replacing the packing boxes at that time. I don't even want to touch them while she's afloat as these original nylon packing boxes are prone to cracki...

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