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by jralbert
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Marinette Admin Notices
Topic: Who's in CHarge Here?
Replies: 6
Views: 781

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: 1078

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...
by jralbert
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: Calcium Chloride, Will it eat my M?
Replies: 11
Views: 1078

Re: Calcium Chloride, Will it eat my M?

By the way, those calcium chloride things do work so well they collect a lot of moisture - use a container that's large enough to accomodate it. Finally, one thing you can do to create air flow if you don't have a fan going is to crack a window or two but make sure they are covered well enough on th...
by jralbert
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: Calcium Chloride, Will it eat my M?
Replies: 11
Views: 1078

Re: Calcium Chloride, Will it eat my M?

I assume it's in a plastic container, sitting on a counter, not in contact with the hull. If so, it shouldn't be a problem. I used moisture absorbing stuff for years with no visible effect. There's another product - I apologize, I cannot recall the name -- that was good at reducing mold. It released...
by jralbert
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Marinette Admin Notices
Topic: Who's in CHarge Here?
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Re: Who's in CHarge Here?

Also willing to pitch in. Need admin to admin info on how to bring on new site members. PM or Email
by jralbert
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Paint scheme
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Re: Paint scheme

That is startling contrast. Since you asked, it doesn't appear to fit well. If it were me - it isn't - I'd stick with the main hull trim color or search for "what goes well with blue?" The colors that come up include gray and purple. Also a difference shade of blue. But not red. Orange als...
by jralbert
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Aft Deck... Diamond plate aluminum?
Replies: 11
Views: 1092

Re: Aft Deck... Diamond plate aluminum?

A thought on timing: if your wooden rear deck has never been replaced that means it's at least about 25 yrs old. Consider doing the job while the existing wood is firm enough to use as a template. Crumbs of rotted wood won't serve that purpose.
by jralbert
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Gas fillup, dilemma over
Replies: 18
Views: 1761

Re: Gas fillup, dilemma over

Concurring with the previous two posts and adding a note about why the tanks should be kept full (probably even during the summer months). The empty space of a partially filled tank is not actually empty - it's full of air, moist air, and that is where condensation takes place. Drop by drop. If it w...
by jralbert
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: Under deck wood floor and "pegboard" type?
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: Under deck wood floor and "pegboard" type?

marine grade is a must for certain engine parts such as carbs that don't backfire -- it's the law and equally important, your life. But "marine grade" for other items such as decking is also a term of art that most often doesn't have an specs so buyer beware. Rotted decking happens to M's ...
by jralbert
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Props
Topic: Prop size and operating RPM for 318 Chrysler engines
Replies: 15
Views: 1767

Re: Prop size and operating RPM for 318 Chrysler engines

I will hold back using the same adjective as above, but will enthusiastically agree the advice you're receiving isn't sound. I am not an expert by any means in boat propellers but have examined the question for years as an owner of an M dating back to the 1980's and now a casual observer as a former...

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