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by Jim Godlewski
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 95 K Oil Leak
Replies: 16
Views: 312

Re: 95 K Oil Leak

Thank you! Credit goes out to my late brother John who was my partner throughout this entire restoration. This was our first restoration so credit to Don Danenberg as well for putting out the book. That's mostly how we got the job done. Right before my brother passed we bought the model 100 so that ...
by Jim Godlewski
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 95 K Oil Leak
Replies: 16
Views: 312

Re: 95 K Oil Leak

I had to go back and check and yes, I do smell a hint of gas in the oil.
by Jim Godlewski
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 95 K Oil Leak
Replies: 16
Views: 312

Re: 95 K Oil Leak

Bilge Rat wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:19 am
So to clarify; the dripping is on the front under the flywheel area?
Yes,here's photo of the mounting plate and a photo of the oil on the dipstick. Its about 1/4 inch above the third mark.
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 95 K Oil Leak
Replies: 16
Views: 312

95 K Oil Leak

She's dripping off the front mounting plate enough to where I see a few drops on the keel. The engine was rebuilt two seasons ago, runs great and very few hours. Any ideas on how I should proceed? I'm not an engine rebuilder although if it's something not to involved I could replace some gaskets as ...
by Jim Godlewski
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Password for members not recognized
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Password for members not recognized

The CCABS member site does not recognize my password and the reset password page is not working. Can someone help?
Thanks.
by Jim Godlewski
Thu May 24, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Deck Maintenance Varnish
Replies: 7
Views: 868

Re: Deck Maintenance Varnish

Yes of course. I will be using Interlux Schooner 96.
by Jim Godlewski
Wed May 23, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Deck Maintenance Varnish
Replies: 7
Views: 868

Re: Deck Maintenance Varnish

My thought here is since I'm only doing the deck, I do not want to take a chance on any varnish drips on the interior or the sides while I'm rolling. Maybe it's overkill but I would rather just cover it and not have to worry. This is my first maintenance coat so I'm definitely not an expert at the p...
by Jim Godlewski
Tue May 22, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Deck Maintenance Varnish
Replies: 7
Views: 868

Re: Deck Maintenance Varnish

Thanks Jim, I'll give it a try.
by Jim Godlewski
Sat May 12, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Deck Maintenance Varnish
Replies: 7
Views: 868

Deck Maintenance Varnish

I'm finally ready for a first maintenance varnish coat on the entire deck. The topsides,interior and transom still look fine. I have seen the interiors taped off and covered with plastic visqueen. What tape and visqueen do you recommend? Should the visqueen be precut to the cockpit shape prior to ta...
by Jim Godlewski
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: oil sending unit
Replies: 2
Views: 920

Re: oil sending unit

Thanks Jim,
Mark Clawson is rebuilding my gauges and has new sending units. He will supply a new unit and calibrate to the new gauge.
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Types of material for custom cover
Replies: 6
Views: 1323

Re: Types of material for custom cover

Anyone in SE Michigan supply a good cover like this?
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Replacement Fuel Tank
Replies: 17
Views: 2284

Re: Replacement Fuel Tank

The one show in the picture still looks to be in perfect condition and no fuel issues at all. I just feel I'm on borrowed time.
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Replacement Fuel Tank
Replies: 17
Views: 2284

Re: Replacement Fuel Tank

I'm in research mode and seeking guidance from the experts here for what should or shouldn't be used.
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Replacement Fuel Tank
Replies: 17
Views: 2284

Replacement Fuel Tank

We may have broken some rules on fuel tank guidelines. When we purchased our Sportsman in 99 we were kinda green on the whole restoration process and made a couple of decisions that were probably not the best at the time. For example, recoating the inside of the fuel tank in 2000. We thought the tan...
by Jim Godlewski
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: oil sending unit
Replies: 2
Views: 920

oil sending unit

Is it standard procedure to replace the electric oil sending unit during a rebuild?
by Jim Godlewski
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: grape leaf 3 gauge panel
Replies: 12
Views: 3662

Re: grape leaf 3 gauge panel

Mark now has my panel. His bezels fit the holes pretty well. I'm going to leave the panel as is for now.
by Jim Godlewski
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: still have buzz issues?
Replies: 66
Views: 6487

Re: still have buzz issues?

Testing adding a photo. This one is 757kb
by Jim Godlewski
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: still have buzz issues?
Replies: 66
Views: 6487

Re: still have buzz issues?

Here's a try from my phone. Any photo?
by Jim Godlewski
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: still have buzz issues?
Replies: 66
Views: 6487

Re: still have buzz issues?

Here's my test. 1.8MB
by Jim Godlewski
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: still have buzz issues?
Replies: 66
Views: 6487

Re: still have buzz issues?

I cant seem to upload a 1.8 mb photo. The status bar shows green but no photo...
by Jim Godlewski
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Bronze castings
Replies: 2
Views: 611

Re: Bronze castings

by Jim Godlewski
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: NEW boat 50foot constellation
Replies: 4
Views: 1330

Re: NEW boat 50foot constellation

Is this the hull number?
CAB-50-0004A
by Jim Godlewski
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 1956 Sportsman stain
Replies: 6
Views: 1777

Re: 1956 Sportsman stain

Scott,
Just read your article in the BB. Good for you. I hope very much everything comes together for you and the reveal. How exciting that will be. Amazing!
by Jim Godlewski
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 1956 Sportsman stain
Replies: 6
Views: 1777

Re: 1956 Sportsman stain

Take a look at my photos under the signature link. 573 stain with 333 brushing thinner. No bleach. Other than the ceiling boards and the engine cover, all wood was new african mahogany.
by Jim Godlewski
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Carport for Boat
Replies: 11
Views: 1259

Re: Carport for Boat

I now have plan C http://www.shelterlogic.com/shop/garage ... heavy-duty
This may be a good solution for my needs. This is considered temporary so no city involvement with this...
by Jim Godlewski
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Carport for Boat
Replies: 11
Views: 1259

Re: Carport for Boat

I could but I'm not sure that will help. I'm also advised the size is over the allowed 144 square feet. My son said it's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. I have two options that I'm working with at this point. 1. go in front of the zoning committee and see if I can somehow get a varian...
by Jim Godlewski
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Carport for Boat
Replies: 11
Views: 1259

Re: Carport for Boat

Well... the city denied my permit for the carport. They said I can have only 2 outbuildings on my property. My shed and my garage and that's it..
by Jim Godlewski
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Keel Condition 70 Connie
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Keel Condition 70 Connie

I'm posting for the owner Jack Jensen in regards to his 1970 Connie keel splitting. He's unsure if something needs to be done to address the splitting. Do these photos help at all?
by Jim Godlewski
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Carport for Boat
Replies: 11
Views: 1259

Re: Carport for Boat

They have a frame upgrade from 14 to 12 gauge that would help and you can get the roof ribs orientated vertical to help with the snow.
A 23x12x7 with half walls and a back gable wall is 3k.
by Jim Godlewski
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Carport for Boat
Replies: 11
Views: 1259

Carport for Boat

I'm thinking about a carport to cover my overflow boat parking area. Halfway down on the sides for light and air flow. Probably 23X13X7. I don't want to stick build. I will be able to roll the boat into the garage when I'm working on it. Any pro's or con's on this? http://www.carport.com/?gclid=Cj0K...