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by jralbert
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Hull Anodes
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Hull Anodes

Is it best to apply anodes when the hull is bare, before any paint is applied? If so, what protects the hull surface under the anodes? Is it just natural Al oxidation? What keeps the hull from pitting under the anodes, esp in salt or brackish water? Sandblast the surface beneath the anodes. Then ta...
by jralbert
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bottom paint recommendation
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: Bottom paint recommendation

Just a reminder that when yard finishes sand or soda blasting, they must put first coat of primer on same day... Wait too long (more than a few hrs) and the benefit of sandblasting is lost and the new coatings won't hold long.

Happy love-aboarding
by jralbert
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Aft Deck Restoration
Replies: 45
Views: 4089

Re: Aft Deck Restoration

My plasteak bowsprit held up for years with no maintenance and always looked like new (was still going strong when I sold it). With more energy for a project, I would have covered rear deck with it. Mine was T&G (tongue and groove) - no glue. For the rear deck I would have used some kind of mfr-...
by jralbert
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: 318/392 Stroker Motors
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: 318/392 Stroker Motors

That is very good performance - 29 mph at 4,000 with a lot of wind resistance up top and extra weight below. We had a similar boat with 318's, same props and trans and settled for 24mph at best.
by jralbert
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Worth Buying? 76' 37 foot sedan
Replies: 15
Views: 338

Re: Worth Buying? 76' 37 foot sedan

Concur with Rockit on the surveyor. One hired by you, not the seller. And one who has confirmed experience w/aluminum boats. Most of what you've described about the boat is cosmetics, even the wood finish problems which obviously the result of leaks that can be relatively easily repaired. The survey...
by jralbert
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Marinette Admin Notices
Topic: PM To Metalhead
Replies: 0
Views: 65

PM To Metalhead

please check your PM mail for query from me. thnx
by jralbert
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bottom paint recommendation
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: Bottom paint recommendation

I'd like to offer this suggestion again. Instead of guessing and trading hearsay about which paint performs best why don't some of you undertake an actual side by side comparison put your favored paint alongside another brand and see how they fare again slime and critters after period of time at you...
by jralbert
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bottom paint recommendation
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: Bottom paint recommendation

Just want to restate and emphasize what Mr Cassedy wrote above: After sanding or sandblasting initially, as he noted, first primer coat must go on within a few hours to prevent oxidation. That oxidation process is aluminum's way of putting on a protective skin to keep it from rusting. Once your prim...
by jralbert
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Salon floor upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: Salon floor upgrade

"...I was thinking of trying to cut carpet at the engine hatch seams but not too sure I'm going to like that afterwards...:

I did just that. Put some screws with finishing washers around the hatch on both sides of the seam. Never a problem
by jralbert
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Old gas
Replies: 20
Views: 469

Re: Old gas

Phase separation has been a problem with the introduction of ethanol in gasoline.I can't define it. But I know that "stale" gasoline, where the water separates from the fuel and drops to the bottom of the thank...along with resulting gunk (and that's what it looks like), clogs carbs. From ...

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