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by mbigpops
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: bottom paint finishing
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: bottom paint finishing

Hopefully you have figured out why you got orange peel in first place otherwise you may just repeat it again.
by mbigpops
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: '59 Ski Ytiity Wiring Support
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: '59 Ski Ytiity Wiring Support

What do you keep that on ? A paper towel holder ?
by mbigpops
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull Construction
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: Hull Construction

Another tell tale sign of a 5200 bottom (if done properly) is that you will see a small gap in between each of the bottom planks which is filled with 5200. An original bottom will just have the planks right up against each other.

Mark
by mbigpops
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull Construction
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: Hull Construction

My 1953 Rocket has inner plywood under the planking. It came this way from the factory with canvas in between the plywood and planking and now that I have re-done the bottom it has 5200 between the new plywood and planking. To answer your question it depends. Seeing the plywood layer alone does not ...
by mbigpops
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: MBL length?
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: MBL length?

Who answers there own post ?

Oh it's Bjorn. That explains it !
by mbigpops
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 5200 paintable?
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: 5200 paintable?

Yes. It is.

Make sure that you seal your new wood with CPES, the several coats of barrier coat primer before bottom paint.

Mark
by mbigpops
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Steering gearbox adjustment
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Steering gearbox adjustment

No adjustment that I know of. Can you post a photo of the steering box ?

Can you describe what is happening in more detail ?

Mark
by mbigpops
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Looking for Help Deciphering My Hull Card...
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: Looking for Help Deciphering My Hull Card...

Ditto for the knife switch. Probably not the modern no arc types that are fully enclosed.

Mark
by mbigpops
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Looking for Help Deciphering My Hull Card...
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: Looking for Help Deciphering My Hull Card...

Looks like "extra shaft nut and key" to me which would make sense as they could get lost off of the prop shaft.

Mark
by mbigpops
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: General Error
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: General Error

It happened again this morning - before 8 AM consistently which may be when they do maintenance or backups.

Mark
by mbigpops
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Howard feed and wax wood polish and conditioner
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Re: Howard feed and wax wood polish and conditioner

Some peddler came to my house once and claimed that he could wax my hardwood floors so they would be shinier than ever.

After throwing him out we got the insurance check from his company and had the floors professionally stripped and refinished.

No wax on as everyone is saying.

Mark
by mbigpops
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: General Error
Replies: 5
Views: 350

General Error

For the past week or so I have been getting a "General Error" when trying to log into Boat Buzz. There is more information after the error that makes it sound like too many users are either logged in or trying to log in. I am not a General so I am confused as to why I am getting this error. Anyone e...
by mbigpops
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Setting Up Bunks On a New Trailer
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: Setting Up Bunks On a New Trailer

Your best bet is to lift the boat with an overhead hoist structure and then lower it close to the trailer and adjust the bunks with the hull right there. After that lower onto the trailer and see if you have any gaps between the hull and bunks and make some final adjustments to eliminate them. You s...
by mbigpops
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Inside storage in Michigan
Replies: 36
Views: 8557

Re: Inside storage in Michigan

Don,

The heater that I am referring to goes into the pool of water (submersed) so the worst that you are going to end up with is warm water.

Mark
by mbigpops
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Inside storage in Michigan
Replies: 36
Views: 8557

Re: Inside storage in Michigan

I tried a new tact last winter that worked out really well since we had some very cold dry spells. I am outside in an unheated portable garage with a recycled asphalt floor. I built a trough out of 2 x 6 lumber and plastic sheeting and filled it with water and put it under the boat. I went to Tracto...
by mbigpops
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Regulators
Replies: 14
Views: 821

Re: Regulators

Hi I don’t like to advertise here but I can help you with that there really is only one regulator that works properly why don’t you give me a call and I’ll be happy to steer you to the correct regulator 201-445-8685 thanks very much I don't understand this reply at all. Instead of posting the corre...
by mbigpops
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 1939 cc barrelback minor dock damage to wood
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: 1939 cc barrelback minor dock damage to wood

Also you can purchase an accelerant spray for the super glue that will dry it almost instantly and help prevent running.

Mark
by mbigpops
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Related to my regulator post - how far...
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Related to my regulator post - how far...

If you don't stop and re-start a lot and your bilge pump doesn't run too long you should be okay.
by mbigpops
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Regulators
Replies: 14
Views: 821

Re: Regulators

How does the battery take a charge outside of the boat on a charger ?

Mark
by mbigpops
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS
Replies: 23
Views: 1301

Re: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS

Timing is everything
by mbigpops
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS
Replies: 23
Views: 1301

Re: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS

In this unrestored engine photo it is the white vertical item to the right of the coil. No longer needed with Pertronix.

Mark
by mbigpops
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS
Replies: 23
Views: 1301

Re: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS

Timing. I have the same issue with my KL.

Mark
by mbigpops
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Mystery Aliment bedevils my KLC
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: Mystery Aliment bedevils my KLC

Did you happen to see the ammeter when you were running ?
by mbigpops
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Mounts Ski Utility (another attempt)
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: Engine Mounts Ski Utility (another attempt)

I have only installed my KL and it has 4 identical wedges.

I was hoping someone with your engine type would comment on the pieces and where they go.

Mark
by mbigpops
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Mounts Ski Utility (another attempt)
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: Engine Mounts Ski Utility (another attempt)

The motor mounts don't get their final position until the engine is in the boat and you check the alignment between the shaft and transmission couplings.

You make your final angle ajustments by moving the mounts back and forth.

You may even have to shim one or more mounts if you are way off.

Mark
by mbigpops
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Mounts Ski Utility
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: Engine Mounts Ski Utility

" the temporary configuration I have pictured here appears to be correct"

Not seeing a photograph here
by mbigpops
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: The Mariners' Museum
Topic: The Mariners' Museum is open
Replies: 4
Views: 655

Re: The Mariners' Museum is open

I wish I got my parts that fast 8)
by mbigpops
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Overcharging
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Re: Overcharging

What do you have for engines ?

I am pretty sure that I remember being able to adjust the voltage internally in the generator by taking the cover off on my KL.

Mark
by mbigpops
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1965 283 Chevy engine: Generator vs. alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: 1965 283 Chevy engine: Generator vs. alternator

Mark, I had a similar issue even after having my generator checked and it turned out to be the cutoff relay. If you have the one with the metal cover take the cover off and look at the internals. Mine was so corroded that the plates would not make contact any more. After a good cleaning it works gre...
by mbigpops
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: interlux 2000e epoxy primer
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: interlux 2000e epoxy primer

There is way more information needed about your process to form an opinion.

Did you use CPES ? If so how and when did you apply it ? What were the humidity conditions then versus when you applied the barrier coat primer ?

Without information some people get FRUSTRATED .

Mark