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by jralbert
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Reverse rotation?
Replies: 9
Views: 76

Re: Reverse rotation?

(pls don't rely on this answer because it's just a guess and I'm willing to be wrong in public) There doesn't seem to be the need for reverse rotation in a single screw. But it's def required for twins. If you're impatient for an answer you can google it
by jralbert
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: fridge removal?
Replies: 15
Views: 1270

Re: fridge removal?

If I recall more correctly, it was two holes, not one. One hole low, allowing cooler fresh air to enter and the other hole high to allow warm air to escape, setting up a small but useful air current. Batteries not needed
by jralbert
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: fridge removal?
Replies: 15
Views: 1270

Re: fridge removal?

In my '32 FBS, the fridge compartment in the galley adjoined the wall to the head. I cut a hole in that wall and covered it with a piece of stock louvre with screening behind it. That allowed somewhat more air to circulate in that closed space
by jralbert
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Hull Preparation & Painting
Replies: 16
Views: 448

Re: Hull Preparation & Painting

Good series of pix. They make a good case for power washing on haulout and not letting the stuff dry
by jralbert
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Number of Boats' built ?
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: Number of Boats' built ?

I call your attention to this authoritative article by Jack Hornor for Boats US: http://www.boatus.com/boatreviews/power/marinette32.asp In it, you will see reference to the introduction of the 32" sedan in 1976. He says 1,800 were made in the course of its run until the company foundered 14 ye...
by jralbert
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Hull Preparation & Painting
Replies: 16
Views: 448

Re: Hull Preparation & Painting

I coated everything coatable with the proper primer including tabs and rudder. Also, the reason to use alternating colors is so you can spot places where the paint has worn thru. I never thought it mattered which color to use on the bottom since you see so little of it from above the water except if...
by jralbert
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Propeller purchasing - comments on...
Replies: 16
Views: 430

Re: Propeller purchasing - comments on...

Don't sweat corrosion worries using bronze props--just keep good anodes on the shafts. Jeff I'd revise that a bit to say making sure your shafts are isolated is key here. I used the shaft zincs and they never wore, a sign that there was no shaft corrosion going on (and there never was) because the ...
by jralbert
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Through Hulls
Topic: Understanding the CAPAC
Replies: 26
Views: 1038

Re: Understanding the CAPAC

keep it in range,, don't overzinc
by jralbert
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Propeller purchasing - comments on...
Replies: 16
Views: 430

Re: Propeller purchasing - comments on...

Bill, I had Nibral, 16x15 and they were cupped. Had them reconditioned once but don't remember condition of blade edges. I think it was just some pitch adjusting and balancing. I'd be sure Nibral can't be touched up before investing $1800. Lots of prop shops to choose from
by jralbert
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Good Galvanic Corrosion Article
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Good Galvanic Corrosion Article

Here's a piece that has been in a random pile of paper on my desk. It's an old Popular Science piece using the Quicksilver current isolation box as its main source. It's well written in plain English and all of the info is valid today. Having scanned and shared it, the paper is going into the recycl...

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