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by jralbert
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Bottom Paint and Preparation
Topic: Help with bottom paint prep
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Help with bottom paint prep

Heard brass brush is OK. If you recall that aluminum skins over quickly - within a few hours - and the coating it forms will not allow paint to stick, make sure that if you do abrade to bare aluminum you allow the first (etch coat) quickly. You'd have to check mfr advice on application temperature. ...
by jralbert
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Paint
Topic: What is special paint, what does special paint have
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: What is special paint, what does special paint have

"dteamxpaint" appears to be a Chinese paint mfr. The writing style of the post is pretty consistent with Chinese attempts at English.
by jralbert
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Stress cracks ???
Replies: 14
Views: 361

Re: Stress cracks ???

Thinking hard about past notes on forums going back + 20 yrs, can't recall any references to stress cracks. Agree, keep moving on
by jralbert
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Question to owners about your 32' FB Sedan
Replies: 25
Views: 740

Re: Question to owners about your 32' FB Sedan

" My plan is to also install additional under deck fuel tanks probably totaling in the 75-100 gallon range."

For peace of mind that is good idea if you can find the room. Remember, though, there's a fuel penalty for trudging along with up to 800 extra pounds.
by jralbert
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Question to owners about your 32' FB Sedan
Replies: 25
Views: 740

Re: Question to owners about your 32' FB Sedan

From what I've read, M's are considered relatively economical boats because they're lighter than the fiberglass equivalent. I cruised at between 2100 and 3000 rpm, as I recall, with a speed of 16-20 mph (depending on the bottom condition). I usually got about 1 mile per gal. With the boat trimmed pr...
by jralbert
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: About My Boat Brags
Topic: New Boater, Made offer on first Marinette
Replies: 8
Views: 1063

Re: New Boater, Made offer on first Marinette

Your state should have an agency that deals with boat titles. You can probably locate it via google it (as in "Tennessee boat title"). Or start with a query to the Motor Vehicle people who can then direct you. It's not uniform state to state. I also think that in your agreement of sale you...
by jralbert
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: About My Boat Brags
Topic: New Boater, Made offer on first Marinette
Replies: 8
Views: 1063

Re: New Boater, Made offer on first Marinette

welcome and good luck with the purchase, Stu. I deleted your second post on this topic which, as a new forum denizen, you probably did accidentally.
by jralbert
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Fresh water pump & accumulator
Replies: 3
Views: 1147

Re: Fresh water pump & accumulator

Not sure whether an accumulator will reduce pump running time. But it certainly ended awful knocking of the cold water line as it absorbed and smoothed out pressure changes.
by jralbert
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Marinette Admin Notices
Topic: Who's in CHarge Here?
Replies: 6
Views: 1623

Re: Who's in CHarge Here?

Among the things I don't understand about site admin, Jeff, is how Forrest got to post a note asking for help if he weren't already an authorized site user?
by jralbert
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: Calcium Chloride, Will it eat my M?
Replies: 11
Views: 2255

Re: Calcium Chloride, Will it eat my M?

Follow on to bpboater's reply: Good thinking and analysis. The moisture things do work, but as bpboater points out, they only pull out a tiny fraction of the moisture inside the cabin over time. Like trying to propel the boat upstream with a paddle. So, while they "work", they don't resolv...

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