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by Tuggle
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bimini Top
Replies: 9
Views: 1937

Re: Bimini Top

Oh I need plenty of couching, no my frame has seen its better days, thought I'd just bite the bullet and replace it all. Now on our pontoon boat we did use corrugated plastic sheeting, with H joiners, over the frame which has proven to be very durable as well as cost effective.
by Tuggle
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bimini Top
Replies: 9
Views: 1937

Bimini Top

Are there any standard replacement bimini tops for a 32' express, mines seen its better days. Have looked online and there is a multitude of choices stainless, aluminum, round and square tubing not to mention fabrics, have Sunbrella on my fishing boat which has given great service. The width is a gi...
by Tuggle
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Block Heater
Replies: 9
Views: 1485

Re: Block Heater

Yes we boat year round on Lake Lanier, about 35 miles NE of Atlanta. Although temperatures here are mild for the most part from time to time they fall low enough to burst a block.
by Tuggle
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Block Heater
Replies: 9
Views: 1485

Block Heater

Anyone use a "Block Heater"? Have a bilge heater with a blower that comes on 40 degrees, seems to work fine but if it were to fail things may not be good. Was looking at magnetic block heaters along with a thermo cube, a small thermostat that comes on at 35 degrees. Hopefully if the main h...
by Tuggle
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Air Conditioning
Replies: 27
Views: 6186

Re: Air Conditioning

When we purchased our 32 it had a Dometic 15000 BTU already installed. Since I've added an Air King Floor Fan under the steps, had to cut the handle off, and a small oscillating fan on top of the cabinet between the table and bath. With the A/C set on 7-8 and the fans on low you can almost hang meat...
by Tuggle
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Hull Rub Rail M39
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

Re: Hull Rub Rail M39

Marinette had rub rail about a year ago. If I remember correctly the shipping was high, considered oversized. I'm missing about 4' too.
by Tuggle
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: 318 to 350 swap
Replies: 6
Views: 2026

Re: 318 to 350 swap

Your a glutton for punishment, the fitment issues you discussed was what turned me back to the 318's. Are you running 71C's with 1" shafts?
by Tuggle
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Motor refit
Replies: 13
Views: 4085

Re: Motor refit

Got them directly from Marinette with new bearings, did take about a month and was a bit pricey but original equipment. Kept the old set for future reference.
by Tuggle
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Motor refit
Replies: 13
Views: 4085

Re: Motor refit

Unless there is a specific reason for wanting outboards, I'd be willing to bet you could put rebuilt engines, transmissions, new struts and cutless bearings in cheaper with a lot less headaches. With close to the same reliability.
by Tuggle
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Gauges
Replies: 4
Views: 2043

Re: Gauges

Replacing my gauges is on the agenda too. In keeping with the vintage look I've considered the Moal Bomber Series, even called Classic Instruments with my non marine concerns. They told me when I was ready to pull the trigger call them and they would epoxy coat the circuits making them "marine&...

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