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by jralbert
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Shafts
Topic: Wear - Shaft
Replies: 4
Views: 47

Re: Wear - Shaft

Advice from a boat maintenance article I read: double the wear you measure on one side of the shaft. If, for example, there's a 1/8" notch, it's actually 1/4" because the wear, of course, is on both sides of the shaft. This example is extreme - 1/4" is a failure waiting to happen. Hop...
by jralbert
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Hull or vin number...
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Hull or vin number...

30 (btw - it's a better idea to limit threads to the initial topic. In this case, the topic was HIN's. Cramming in another subject like oil and oil changes is confusing and makes searches more difficult. It would have been better had I not responded but since the original poster is new to the site, ...
by jralbert
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Paint
Topic: Bottom paint dilema
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Bottom paint dilema

Good question: mine was done using glass beads as the abrasive. But "soda" (prob a ground up mineral) and sand are also common. Check w/blasting contractor and/or the paint mfr. I don't have the tech expertise to recommend one over the other.
by jralbert
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Hull or vin number...
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Hull or vin number...

The vin/hull number (it's actually called HIN, hull identification number) required to be attached to boats was on or just below the stern rub rail. It was a required tag starting for boats made after Nov 1972. Pretty sure this photo with the location circled is accurate. I believe the number starte...
by jralbert
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Paint
Topic: Bottom paint dilema
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Bottom paint dilema

You asked for a suggestion on negotiation - here 'tis. Since the seller didn't paint it correctly I wouldn't give him the job of trying to get it right now. Instead, acknowledging that it wasn't done properly, he could knock some dollars off the price, dollars you'd use to have the job done yourself...
by jralbert
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Paint
Topic: Bottom paint dilema
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Bottom paint dilema

This MAY be evidence of failure to do the job properly. As you may have read, aluminum must be primed/barrier-coated within a few hours of blasting or sanding down to clear metal or it skins over, unable to hold paint. There are clear procedures for applying coatings to bare surfaces and they may no...
by jralbert
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: D/C Wiring
Topic: re wiring DC
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: re wiring DC

It looks like the geocities link just posted above by John (shade2u2) was created by Doug Rose. Doug used to be very active on the site and was regarded as very informed on electrical matters.
by jralbert
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: reverse rotation engines
Replies: 27
Views: 1264

Re: reverse rotation engines

love the April Fooooools twist to the second paragraph
by jralbert
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: reverse rotation engines
Replies: 27
Views: 1264

Re: reverse rotation engines

OK then, what makes the counter engine run in reverse rotation?
by jralbert
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Puzzling Plaque?
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: Puzzling Plaque? Take a look, I need a little help with this one.

TinLizzy is correct. Rather than rehash here, do the research on "documented yacht" or vessel and you'll see the reason for the number board. It's an old and probably outdated process (for pleasure boats). In MD, it meant I didn't need state numbers (and never, ever got checked or stopped ...

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