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by Fastjeff
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:36 am
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

Remember, that bracket needs solid bracing inside the hull for the transom isn't designed for such loads.

Interesting project!

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Sunken 32`
Replies: 107
Views: 37870

Re: Sunken 32`

I hate to say this, but aluminum corrodes INSTANTLY when sanded (ie: you can't paint it fast enough!) Don't believe it? Then try this little test. It's called the Guedian Brothers Technique. To wit: Mix up some clear epoxy, then "wet sand" some bare aluminum with it using coarse sandpaper....
by Fastjeff
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Questions about desire to re power a 32 Sedan with outboards
Replies: 3
Views: 275

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

A single OB? at first blush I thought "that'll never work," but my 32 footer DID plane off easily on one engine (when it had the props that came with it that were may under pitched). Loosing all that weight (at least 1,800 to 2,000 pounds) while gaining only 500 or so, should allow full pl...
by Fastjeff
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:33 am
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

Let's remember that modern outboards have a power trim. I'm thinking the boat would run bow high with all that weight removed amid ships--plus the OB weight added way back there--but some trim IN should fix that. Neat project. The result would be a really safe, reliable, easy to maintain driveline w...
by Fastjeff
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Sorry Dog
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: Sorry Dog

Hot damn! That's only 50 miles from me. Might go take a look.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: exterior flooring suggestions needed
Replies: 16
Views: 1071

Re: exterior flooring suggestions needed

For those of you who don't do fiber glassing/ epoxy work, the additive he's talking about produces a tack free surface.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: exterior flooring suggestions needed
Replies: 16
Views: 1071

Re: exterior flooring suggestions needed

I replaced the rotting plywood (where necessary) with new wood, then laid down 1/8 " aluminum plate. (Used a large piece of cardboard as a pattern and cut out three pieces.) I used lots of sealer at the joints, and installed an aluminum angle all around the outer edge to seal the water out. The...
by Fastjeff
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 28 on the way to Uruguay
Replies: 11
Views: 10883

Re: 28 on the way to Uruguay

Nice looking river. I wonder how far away it is from the remains of the Graf Spee?

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Starting challenges
Replies: 12
Views: 7014

Re: Starting challenges

I installed a relay to send 12 volts right off the battery to the solenoid, and that seemed to work. (Never completely cured the problem, however.)

Please let me know if you stumble onto what's causing this and I'll happily buy you supper in your favorite restaurant!

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: 32' SFB
Replies: 12
Views: 2458

Re: 32' SFB

..."That being said, over the last 9 years, I have spent almost 1.5 times the purchase price in making her new again," Yikes! Kinda mirrors my big M experience. It's amazing how much work and $$ one can spend on a boat, any boat. Jeff PS: That apparently includes boat trailers. I stupidly ...

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