Search found 490 matches

by jralbert
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Marine Sealant
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Marine Sealant

Jeff is correct, 5200 has a really strong grip - it's referred to as a "permanent" adhesive, hardening like rock or steel. It's 4200 that you want to use - it seals well and is considered removable. Here's how it's described by the mfr: "...3M 4200 Fast Cure is a one-part general purp...
by jralbert
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Marinette History
Topic: Marinette Production History
Replies: 4
Views: 729

Re: Marinette Production History

Marinette, or what was left of it, went on the auction block in 1994. John Althouse bought the name, tools, parts. He hoped to resurrect the brand but was unable to do it.
by jralbert
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: water hose
Replies: 12
Views: 124

Re: water hose

A strong hunch here that you will not enjoy. There is probably no part number for that since water hoses can be in such an infinite range of lengths that they are sold by the foot. I'm afraid you will have to engage a helper to pull this one and replace it with one of the same length that you purcha...
by jralbert
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Shafts
Topic: Wear - Shaft
Replies: 6
Views: 156

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: 180

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: 256

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: 180

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: 256

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: 256

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: 230

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.

Go to advanced search