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by Fastjeff
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Bilge Blower Restoration
Replies: 20
Views: 664

Re: Bilge Blower Restoration

Good man! I added a few sheet metal screws for good measure.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Splash Curtains
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: Splash Curtains

After I 'retired' mine, I found the wind didn't push the boat around so much--or maybe it was my imagination.... Lots of sail area back there with those things.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Swim Ladder Question/Restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 575

Re: Swim Ladder Question/Restoration

Not being a purist, and having back problems, I added an additional step to my ladder (and never regretted it). Did the same thing on my present boat.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Gaskets for San Juan Bellingham strainer
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Re: Gaskets for San Juan Bellingham strainer

An O-ring works just as well as that square gasket and tends NOT to fall in on you. On my homemade, I rubber cemented the wire that I stuck inside the tube ends and pushed the pieces together. Piece of cake and they worked perfectly for years. Jeff PS: My homemade O-ring was a bit thicker so, being ...
by Fastjeff
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Bilge Blower Restoration
Replies: 20
Views: 664

Re: Bilge Blower Restoration

Can't see how the hoses are CLAMPED to the vents. That's the critical area, so they don't rattle off on you.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Fuel System Restoration: Tanks to Carbs...
Replies: 15
Views: 583

Re: Fuel System Restoration: Tanks to Carbs...

They have gotta make them run even better!

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: First Post, First Boat, 32' Sedan
Replies: 19
Views: 667

Re: First Post, First Boat, 32' Sedan

The anchor line was in the center of the bow, in its usual location. Weird.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Gaskets for San Juan Bellingham strainer
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Re: Gaskets for San Juan Bellingham strainer

I made my on (very successful) gaskets from rubber tubing. After cutting it to the right length (a few times), I inserted a wire into both ends and glued the ends together with rubber cement. It was vacuum hose, as I recall, of about 1/16 inch size.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: About My Boat Brags
Topic: MY 1966 26 ft 327 fireball
Replies: 42
Views: 5927

Re: MY 1966 26 ft 327 fireball

Now, there's an honest person!

Jeff

PS: I retract my negative comments on him.
by Fastjeff
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: First Post, First Boat, 32' Sedan
Replies: 19
Views: 667

Re: First Post, First Boat, 32' Sedan

Just remembered this: Oft times, when overnighting on the hook, I noticed how the other boats were all pointed one way, where my 32 footer was pointed another way. Why? Darned if I know, but I've seen this happen many times.

Jeff

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