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by carl
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Bow Rail Splice Insert
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: Bow Rail Splice Insert

FINALLY! I like to think of myself as a resourceful individual and I certainly did not ever quit looking, but these bow rail splices took me only eleven short months to find, I searched high and low and called them everything under the sun, made countless phone calls to no avail, never considered si...
by carl
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Overhead 12 Volt DC Accessory Panel Restoration
Replies: 24
Views: 1744

Re: Overhead 12 Volt DC Accessory Panel Restoration

Mark, I recommend a local electrician help you trace it all out as I may confuse things for you remotely without actually seeing what you have. I am reluctant to advise you without seeing your wiring, circuits and components for myself. I apologize, but I don't want to set you up for a failure, just...
by carl
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Capac component replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: Capac component replacement

Bill, I have purchased a new Capac transducer for my boat, it is on a shelf waiting for me to haul my boat. When I get around to hauling it I will remove and inspect the transducer currently installed in my boat, I have no idea as to what condition it is in but it still works. If it is sound enough ...
by carl
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Just bought my 1st "M" and need some help..
Replies: 14
Views: 725

Re: Just bought my 1st "M" and need some help..

Take a tape measure with you into the bilge, measure the fuel tanks and fresh water tank (height, width and depth). Plug those numbers into a "Tank Volume Calculator" you can find for free on Google. Then you will have your gallon capacities for all of your tanks. I went a couple of steps ...
by carl
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Corrosion
Topic: Bow Rail Restoration
Replies: 24
Views: 701

Re: Bow Rail Restoration

Here is a photo of one of my six cleats installed using the 1/4" Starboard isolator spacers I had CNC machined to match the footprint of my cleats. I'm using 18-8 stainless steel 1 1/4" long allen flat head machine screws and stainless steel washer faced lock nuts (with ridges). These wash...
by carl
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Corrosion
Topic: Bow Rail Restoration
Replies: 24
Views: 701

Re: Bow Rail Restoration

Sorry to disappoint you Gentlemen but I am not going with the nylon washer fix. I am blowing out all of the "Pit Corrosion" with glass bead, etching, priming, filling, priming and then painting these areas before installing my 1/4" white Starboard insulators with all new fine thread r...
by carl
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Overhead 12 Volt DC Accessory Panel Restoration
Replies: 24
Views: 1744

Re: Overhead 12 Volt DC Accessory Panel Restoration

ukester, Yes I do have three thick green wires in my overhead accessory panel. One green wire is a stand alone circuit from the water pump circuit breaker (feed side) in the overhead to my "Fresh Water" pump. The other two green wires are in my "Blower" circuit, these two green w...
by carl
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Corrosion
Topic: Bow Rail Restoration
Replies: 24
Views: 701

Re: Bow Rail Restoration

Coat every stainless steel machine screw with Ultra Tef-Gel at reassembly. This is an anti seize compound and corrosion inhibitor all in one, a very good product for our Marinettes.
by carl
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Corrosion
Topic: Bow Rail Restoration
Replies: 24
Views: 701

Re: Bow Rail Restoration

The 10-32 aluminum inserts require a 9/32" hole, I used the original screw hole as a guide. Here is a picture with one of the three holes drilled and two of the original screw holes still in place to show you the contrast between them.
by carl
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Corrosion
Topic: Bow Rail Restoration
Replies: 24
Views: 701

Re: Bow Rail Restoration

Additionally, I drilled out all of the holes in all of the bow rail bases with a 13/64" drill bit to better accommodate the 10-32 machine screws.

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