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by Rockit
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Vendors
Topic: counter tops
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: counter tops

That is very interesting. On my 28, I took the galley and head counters to a shop where they made new ones for me--from a better grade of laminate. I gave them precise measurements of the tops of the hanging locker and cabinets between the dinette and v-berth and glued the new laminate pieces on top...
by Rockit
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Corrosion
Topic: 1985 Sportsman Restoration Beginning
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: 1985 Sportsman Restoration Beginning

When I did the interior on my 28, I used luan, back-primed it and covered the front with a vinyl-like material. Doing an entire panel at at time can be tough because even though I rolled out the material throughly (using a floor roller designed for vinyl floors) and only got a few air bubbles that a...
by Rockit
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Motor refit
Replies: 13
Views: 797

Re: Motor refit

Nice job on that old boat by the way.
by Rockit
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Motor refit
Replies: 13
Views: 797

Re: Motor refit

But where do you get the struts? That's the problem I had a few years ago. Fortunately John A was still in business and made one for me. By the time I had a shaft made, got the strut from John and the prop re-worked, I could have bought a lower unit and been back in business faster.
by Rockit
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: 1976 28 Express
Replies: 10
Views: 645

Re: 1976 28 Express

So it looks like there's no galley or dinette, but settees port and starboard?

An interesting concept.
by Rockit
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Worth Buying? 76' 37 foot sedan
Replies: 15
Views: 721

Re: Worth Buying? 76' 37 foot sedan

Looks like a big time restoration--keep me away or the Admiral will have me courtmartialed--but I'd want to see the bottom before my money went hard. Give the bow and side railings a good shake. I agree with everything that's been said, but make any offer contingent upon a satisfactory survey, hire ...
by Rockit
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Looking for Windshield adjusters for an Express model
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Looking for Windshield adjusters for an Express model

You mean like this one:

http://www.discountmarinesupplies.com/W ... sters.html

Yes, they are much better than those finger-pinching side mounts.

You might even be able to make some with a little bit of engineering.

Good luck.

Joe
by Rockit
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Marinette purchase advice
Replies: 12
Views: 1167

Re: Marinette purchase advice

Interesting. My uncle told me his 32 sedan came from the factory on a drop axle trailer--that would have been about 600 miles.
by Rockit
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Marinette purchase advice
Replies: 12
Views: 1167

Re: Marinette purchase advice

A 32 wouldn't be all that different to handle than a 28. If you have twin engines (assuming both are operating) it's easy. Take a safe boating course, get a patient teacher, and spend time learning how to operate the boat. I've run boats my whole life and will spend time at the beginning of every se...
by Rockit
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: What year and model is this boat?
Replies: 15
Views: 906

Re: What year and model is this boat?

That kills my guess--a later model 28' fisherman. There was a 26' express on the river a few years ago so it's possible one or more went out the door with a flybridge. I believe they were made in the 1960s. You know the hull number was stamped on the upper starboard corner of the transom--right? The...

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