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by barkleydave
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bottom paint recommendation
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Bottom paint recommendation

Painting an aluminum hull is NOT straight forward. You must follow specific preparation and special primers. If unfamiliar with the process Interlux has detailed application guides on line. Your cost could go as high as 3000k for a proper application. Welcome to boating in a Big M. Improper methods ...
by barkleydave
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Sliding Glass Window Lessons Learned
Replies: 17
Views: 791

Re: Sliding Glass Windows Lessons Learned

Thanks for the update. My Starboard Salon fwd pane cracked this summer. So I need to at least remove it and replace. Do you know what the cost was for a single pane for the starboard forward glass was? I like the look but might have to replace with lexan if too costly.

safe harbors,

dave
by barkleydave
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Fuel Gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Fuel Gauge

This is where I got mine. 12 years ago and still going strong!

http://www.iboats.com/Moeller-Mechanica ... id.1769665

In stock

Safe Harbors
dave
by barkleydave
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Old gas
Replies: 20
Views: 437

Re: Old gas

Leaving a fuel tank 80 percent empty is inviting condensation and accumulation of water in your fuel.
If stored on the hard even worse. Most marinas require full tanks to reduce chance of explosion.

safe boating
dave
by barkleydave
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Packing or Stuffing box
Replies: 12
Views: 1236

Re: Packing or Stuffing box

by barkleydave
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Suggestions for Marina / storage / bottom paint job in Kentucky Lake area
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: Suggestions for Marina / storage / bottom paint job in Kentucky Lake area

Do me a favor and tell Dennis that Dave G. the 29 Marinette owner from Eddyville, Ky sent you his way.
Thanks


safe boating,
dave
by barkleydave
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Suggestions for Marina / storage / bottom paint job in Kentucky Lake area
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: Suggestions for Marina / storage / bottom paint job in Kentucky Lake area

Best marine yard: Sunset Marina and Campground. couple of miles South of Kenlake State Park. (I have my bottom work done there they really know aluminum boats and do it right! Has full service yard and Dennis is great to work with. Nice Marina in water slips and Trans. mooring with restaurant. Kenla...
by barkleydave
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: D/C Wiring
Topic: wire size
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: wire size

No muddy waters here! Good advice. Running a grounding wire to the engine block is more than sufficient. Your engine is grounded to the battery directly or to the stringer. No need to run to grounding lug on bulkhead. (That poor lug has enough to do as it is :) My one wire alternators are both have ...
by barkleydave
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: D/C Wiring
Topic: wire size
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: wire size

#8 should be just fine if run is 4ft or less. Single wire go straight to positive on battery bank. Use a 100 AMP blade fuse which is preferred to a breaker. Locate as close as possible to the positive terminal. Here is a great guide: http://www.tuffstuffperformance.com/files/pdf/1-wire_alternator_in...
by barkleydave
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Value question 32 express bridge
Replies: 8
Views: 396

Re: Value question 32 express bridge

My 29 is for sale and a nice boat. I would like 15K if not I will donate it sometime in the future. No sense dumping on market and lowering the prices for the rest of our Big M owners.

All so sad... Cash talks and banks will not loan on these classic Yachts.

dave

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