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by mbigpops
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Android Issues
Replies: 0
Views: 49

Android Issues

I have been having trouble accessing the Boat Buzz from my Android phone. Occasionally I have been able to access new posts but after they are read I cannot get in. I click on the topic at the board index level and nothing happens. These posts normally go unanswered by the moderators so I guess that...
by mbigpops
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Battery cables
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: Battery cables

Jake, Before you purchase your battery cables you need to figure out the length, color and gauge of the wire. If you have a 6V system then you will probably need 0 gauge cables where 12V could use 1 or 2 gauge. A period correct wiring diagram should tell you what color for the positive and negative ...
by mbigpops
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Casters for boat cradle
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Casters for boat cradle

I used the inflatable ones from Harbor Freight. I went over grass too and they worked great.

I used four for a 17 footer. Maybe use six for yours. I second the chocks.

Mark
by mbigpops
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Propeller
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Propeller

I went the ACME route and they recommended a prop based on my boat size and engine type and horsepower. I was also pre-warned to order a stock prop so that it could be returned if there were any issues (custom ones are not returnable). That was some great advice as despite the pitch and diameter bei...
by mbigpops
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Laundering Sunbrella fabric
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: Laundering Sunbrella fabric

I googled sunbrella and found this link:

https://www.sunbrella.com/en-us/how-to- ... upholstery

If you read down there a paragraph on mold / mildew that recommends a bleach and soap mix.

Mark
by mbigpops
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Recommendations for Critical Tools in your Onboard Tool Kit?
Replies: 4
Views: 670

Re: Recommendations for Critical Tools in your Onboard Tool Kit?

I haven't had an emergency yet … but here is what I carry anyway. Torque Wrench Head torque sequence (on paper) Socket set (inch not metric) Open end wrench set Screwdriver (6 in one) Electrical (pliers, strippers) Prop puller DMM (with clip leads) Quart of oil Custom stuffing box wrenches Pliers I ...
by mbigpops
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: 3 Starter Solnoid Posts
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Re: 3 Starter Solnoid Posts

I don't have the markings with me.

Here is a pic of my setup. The terminal in the back goes to the starter (hard copper connection), the one on top goes to the starter button (green wire) and the one in front goes to the battery (black wire). The red wire runs power to the dash.

Mark
by mbigpops
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL Tuneup Specs
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: KL Tuneup Specs

Sounds so simple. Right ? Well it is until you decide that knocking at 2500 RPMs under load is not acceptable and you want more and start messing around with prop sizes, distributors and carburetors. Let us know how you make out. I am still fighting performance issues but I can tell you that these e...
by mbigpops
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: bottom paint finishing
Replies: 4
Views: 506

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: 458

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: 767

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: 767

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: 473

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: 508

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: 480

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: 900

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: 900

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: 820

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: 789

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: 820

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: 441

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: 9453

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: 9453

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: 1250

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: 566

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: 413

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: 1250

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: 1981

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: 1981

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: 1981

Re: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS

Timing. I have the same issue with my KL.

Mark