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by mbigpops
Fri May 18, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Changing ampmeter to a voltmeter
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Changing ampmeter to a voltmeter

Well if you are expecting someone to reply and say "oh a 2.2V drop is definitely the ......" you may not get it. In the mean time I would suggest that you either remove the possible offending items that you mentioned or jumper them out one at a time and see when and if the voltage goes back up to 12...
by mbigpops
Tue May 01, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: IPad: uploading Video
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: IPad: uploading Video

Oh yeah like youtube.

Great idea.

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by mbigpops
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: IPad: uploading Video
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: IPad: uploading Video

There is a limit on upload file size that probably will preclude just about any video.

Either post individual photos or maybe put your video on YouTube and share the link in a post.

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by mbigpops
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Changing ampmeter to a voltmeter
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Changing ampmeter to a voltmeter

Okay so what are trying to read on the voltmeter - battery voltage or running voltage from the alternator ? If you want to read the battery voltage then you can connect to the ignition switch as that derives from the battery. If you want to read the alternator running voltage then you cannot connect...
by mbigpops
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Converting Ampmeter to Voltmeter
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: Converting Ampmeter to Voltmeter

Your ground should be fine.

Measure the voltage on your hot side of the ignition switch and if it matches the battery then jumper that to the voltmeter. If that reads 8 volts then you have a problem.

Mark
by mbigpops
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 5gallon pail of 5200
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Re: 5gallon pail of 5200

Several tool manufacturers sell battery powered and pneumatic caulking guns now which speed up the dispensing process.

If you are lucky you may find one that matches your current battery stock.

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by mbigpops
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 5gallon pail of 5200
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Re: 5gallon pail of 5200

I have not tried this but Don Danenberg has and it was not positive. I would think it would be nearly impossible to keep what is left in the pail from hardening.

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by mbigpops
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??
Replies: 44
Views: 3150

Re: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??

I'm about to retire from the labor part
Don,

What's up with this ? I don't see Staib retiring and leaving us hanging.

Who will answer all of our "read between the lines" questions ?

Mark
by mbigpops
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 5200 Bottom & CPES clarification
Replies: 9
Views: 645

Re: 5200 Bottom & CPES clarification

5200 adheres just fine to CPES covered wood.

Don't forget that the "Bed of 5200" actually gets applied to both the inner planking exterior and outer planking interior before they get sandwiched together.

Mark
by mbigpops
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Replacement Fuel Tank
Replies: 17
Views: 1458

Re: Replacement Fuel Tank

I have a new Rayco aluminum tank in my boat so I am interested in this discussion. I have been running standard fuel from my local gas station for two years now. I will have to check but for now I am assuming that it is E10 or 10 percent ethanol. From what I have read so far on the internet most opi...
by mbigpops
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??
Replies: 44
Views: 3150

Re: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??

Just a thin application of 5200 in between topside and transom planks but no gaps above the waterline.

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by mbigpops
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Replacement Fuel Tank
Replies: 17
Views: 1458

Re: Replacement Fuel Tank

Here is a good article on brass and aluminum:

http://www.boats.com/reviews/keep-alumi ... pI5KHNOnZE

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by mbigpops
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Silicon Bronze Screws Snapping
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: Silicon Bronze Screws Snapping

What number screw is that ?

You need to be using the recommended countersink for hardwood (not softwood) for your screw size.

I have a chart if you post the screw size.

Mark
by mbigpops
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Antique Auto Battery
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Antique Auto Battery

Wow. Their website was still up on Friday.

Too bad - they made a great battery.
by mbigpops
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Antique Auto Battery
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Antique Auto Battery

Anyone heard any information on Antique Auto Battery ? I ordered a cable from them by phone a couple weeks ago and they still have not charged me nor delivered the item. Every time I call them (for the past week or so) I cannot get through to a person. Nothing out of the ordinary on their web site e...
by mbigpops
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: still have buzz issues?
Replies: 66
Views: 5158

Re: still have buzz issues?

Nope. I just get the standard windows menu.
by mbigpops
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: still have buzz issues?
Replies: 66
Views: 5158

Re: still have buzz issues?

Wow !

New avatar - works

Visual indication of new posts - works

Ability to see posts from blocked senders - works

Very nice

Mark
by mbigpops
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Ask Hagerty
Topic: What Insurance is Required?
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Re: What Insurance is Required?

Call you auto insurance company and find out what they cover first.

Mine added my trailer to the policy at no cost.

Mark
by mbigpops
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Best way to secure transome to trailer?
Replies: 22
Views: 2205

Re: Best way to secure transome to trailer?

I have been trailering for 2 years now with the strap inside the lifting ring with no chrome damage.
by mbigpops
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Best way to secure transome to trailer?
Replies: 22
Views: 2205

Re: Best way to secure transome to trailer?

Jim, Pretty sure this where I got mine : http://customtiedowns.com/tie-downs/loop-straps/ You can pick the width of the strap that you want and the length. You want a loop strap with loops on both ends so that you can feed it through the lifting ring and then hook it to the winch. I added a turnbuck...
by mbigpops
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Best way to secure transome to trailer?
Replies: 22
Views: 2205

Re: Best way to secure transome to trailer?

Jim,

I have one. Let me try and find where I got it from.

Trying to post a photo ... frustrating .....

Mark
by mbigpops
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: still have buzz issues?
Replies: 66
Views: 5158

Re: still have buzz issues?

He is referring to the visual indicator that we used to get telling us that there was a new post that had not been read yet. Gone. Now the only way to tell is to scroll through all the topics on the right and check the date / time for new posts. Total PIA on a small mobile device screen for those of...
by mbigpops
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Best way to secure transome to trailer?
Replies: 22
Views: 2205

Re: Best way to secure transome to trailer?

It is not advised as you described. You do not want a strap anywhere near the varnished wood on your boat as it will act just like sandpaper if it contacts the hull. You may think the strap is tight and away from the hull but once you start moving and the wind and twisting occur it could contact the...
by mbigpops
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: still have buzz issues?
Replies: 66
Views: 5158

Re: still have buzz issues?

Down to one device now. My laptop and mobile phone have been locked out again and if I try and email someone it doesn't work either.

Why is this continuing ?

Nothing is getting resolved that I can tell.

Mark
by mbigpops
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: White Oak Chines?
Replies: 9
Views: 1133

Re: White Oak Chines?

Well for some reason I never took a photo of the broken chine. Here is a shot of the plank at that location right after I stripped the varnish off and my "preservation" turned into a "restoration". Looks harmless enough and was not visible through the stain and varnish but behind it was the cracked ...
by mbigpops
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: White Oak Chines?
Replies: 9
Views: 1133

Re: White Oak Chines?

When I disassembled my runabout both chines were broken at the 3rd frame from the bow. It was after that discovery that I decided to replace them with white oak.

I obtained full length pieces from a local sawmill that had access to white oak.

Mark
by mbigpops
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: zenith Carb #8963
Replies: 1
Views: 347

Re: zenith Carb #8963

Jim Grant did mine after someone else butchered it.

No issues 2 years later.

Email him at grantsboats@comcast.net.

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by mbigpops
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Is Boat Buzz messed up?
Replies: 18
Views: 2215

Re: Is Boat Buzz messed up?

Yes.
by mbigpops
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Is Boat Buzz messed up?
Replies: 18
Views: 2215

Re: Is Boat Buzz messed up?

No more option to see posts by blocked senders.

Posts by blocked senders are not blocked when I use my Android phone but are blocked when I use a PC.

Mark
by mbigpops
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1939 Barrelback 19 ft CC with West System Bottom
Replies: 8
Views: 794

Re: 1939 Barrelback 19 ft CC with West System Bottom

Sounds like a conflict of interest to me. You should get an independent survey from someone that did not work on the boat. Also get in process photos from the restoration shop. They should have them.

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