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by jralbert
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bottom paint recommendation
Replies: 6
Views: 122

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: 6
Views: 122

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: 159

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: 415

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 ...
by jralbert
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Old gas
Replies: 20
Views: 415

Re: Old gas

If you didn't have crud-in-gasoline issues this summer and you check filters you are probably doing as well as can be expected in that department. This winter, leave tanks full, BoatUS urges. Taping won't help much in my humble opinion because the air already in tanks is moisture laden and that mois...
by jralbert
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Old gas
Replies: 20
Views: 415

Re: Old gas

Not addressing the explosion question (which I agree is a valid concern), let's go to an expert source. Here's a quote from a lengthy Boat US piece on the subject: With a full tank, there's no room for condensation to form so there should be no water for the ethanol to absorb. The more room there is...
by jralbert
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Old gas
Replies: 20
Views: 415

Re: Old gas

Note that most marinas' insurance companies forbid empty fuel tanks for safety reasons (a tank full of fumes is a bomb). Not sure where you're doing this, but it can be hazardous. Be careful and good luck.Jeff Weighing in to support what JP just wrote. It's the fumes, not just the liquid you should...
by jralbert
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Old gas
Replies: 20
Views: 415

Re: Old gas

Drain plug...usually a little aft of midships, near the keel
by jralbert
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: auto pilot
Replies: 12
Views: 470

Re: auto pilot

The "Admiral" was my autopilot. Worked at any speed.Jeff I had the other model. I once gave the mate the wheel while I peed and directed that the boat be kept headed toward point x (probably a bright buoy). On returning, we were headed toward point y, 180 degrees off course. Relieved of d...
by jralbert
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Prepping for Topside Restoration and Paint.
Replies: 10
Views: 853

Re: Prepping for Topside Restoration and Paint.

Screwed in. When we repainted, my effort to save money was to remove the bow rails and all other external h'ware and replace them. I worked carefully to get out screw by screw. When done, I was told by yard mechanic I didn't have to be so careful. Muscling them out didn't matter. enlarged holes coul...

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