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by EWRice
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Questions about desire to re power a 32 Sedan with outboards
Replies: 10
Views: 514

Re: Questions about desire to re power a 32 Sedan with outboards

The weight shifting would not be as dramatic as you think. The 1600lbs of engine and trans, plus another 150?lbs for shafts, struts, rudders, propellers is alot more than a couple of modern outboards. Plus you can move all the batteries, fuel tanks and anything else heavy forward to where the engine...
by EWRice
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: exterior flooring suggestions needed
Replies: 16
Views: 1071

Re: exterior flooring suggestions needed

For those that need to use epoxy for coating the plywood, if using west system, make sure you use the "special clear" hardener. The other hardeners are designed for bonding or laying up glass. The special clear is for coating.
by EWRice
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: exterior flooring suggestions needed
Replies: 16
Views: 1071

Re: exterior flooring suggestions needed

The original nautolex vinyl works very good. Probably the best bang for your buck, except they no longer make the original pattern. This is what I am going to use in my Thompson when I finish the interior. They make some pretty nice textured vinyl in various colors. On my 32 express, I replaced the ...
by EWRice
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Starting challenges
Replies: 12
Views: 7014

Re: Starting challenges

The toggle switches used for ignition on Ms, and many other boat, do not hold up as well as a high amp switch (like a key switch, push button or heavy duty toggle). I bet 90% of the starting and running issues I have seen in boats with the plastic switches are because of the switches. Voltage drop t...
by EWRice
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Have to sell one (32' Sedan Project for sale)
Replies: 1
Views: 697

Re: Have to sell one (32' Sedan Project for sale)

If anybody wants to take on this project, I have both left and right hand complete (sans carb) 318s that I would part with very reasonably.
by EWRice
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Looking for Windshield adjusters for an Express model
Replies: 4
Views: 3228

Re: Looking for Windshield adjusters for an Express model

Mine were held to the dash with sheet metal screws and to the windshield frame with machine screws.
by EWRice
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: 32 Express weight
Replies: 5
Views: 2213

Re: 32 Express weight

That all depends on how much water they soak up. ;)
by EWRice
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: 32 Express weight
Replies: 5
Views: 2213

Re: 32 Express weight

My '72 weighs about 9400lbs with full tanks of fuel and flybridge. I am going to say the bridge, seat, railings and stuff weigh about 300lbs.
by EWRice
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Shafts
Topic: shaft alignment
Replies: 8
Views: 2748

Re: shaft alignment

Something interesting, the Marinette is the only boat that I have worked on that has a rubber gasket between the strut and hull. All the wooden boats I work on either have wood shims or have the hull hogged out to get the strut right. All the glass boats have plastic, or cast in place epoxy shims. T...
by EWRice
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Shafts
Topic: shaft alignment
Replies: 8
Views: 2748

Re: shaft alignment

Here is how I do it using the shaft as the alignment tool: Disconnect shaft from engine. Center the shaft in the shaft log. Position the strut in place over the shaft and in place against the hull. Mark and drill holes. Mount the strut. Align the engine. Keep in mind that a new strut will almost nev...

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